In South Africa 15.6% of the households are not connected to an electricity supply. This is unlikely to change in the near future with centralised power production because it requires major investments to extend power lines to remote communities. For these communities, having their own decentralised grid solutions holds tremendous economic potential.
A survey found that consumers’ were very concerned about the protection of their data. As much as 64% of the participants know someone personally whose personal data has been misused. Unwanted marketing was common, suggesting that contact information which was meant to be kept private, had been shared with others.
The Competition Commission last week confirmed what all South Africans have been telling each other for years: the cost of cellular data is too high. Releasing a provisional report from its data services market inquiry, which has been dragging on since August 2017, the commission’s finding no doubt contributed to the fall of Vodacom and MTN shares. They said the convoluted pricing structured...[Read More]
The highly anticipated Huawei P30 Pro and its buddies are now available in South Africa. MTN South Africa details its contract offers available.
Huawei has officially introduced the final member of its P30 series of smartphones: the Huawei P30 Lite. We've already seen what the P30 Pro can do (except we haven't really seen what it can do, yet -- the low-light camera performance is said to be amazing) and the P30 is no slouch either. The P30 Lite, on the other hand... that's the budget contender and it's looking quite er... contentious.
We've been following the fortunes of the Bloodhound SSC, the rocket-powered car that was supposed to hit South Africa in order to break the land-speed record, almost from the very start. We thought that all was lost when the project was delayed, and then delayed some more, and then ran out of money but it's back. Bloodhound SSC has become Bloodhound LSR (which stands for 'Land Speed Record') and h...[Read More]
So you’re considering a virtual reality headset, are you? Printer and laptop maker HP are hoping to tempt you away from the more established offerings from Facebook-owned Oculus and the HTC/Valve collaboration known as the Vive. Their newest offering is called the Reverb and with it HP hopes that a better pair of screens will make you turn your eyes in its direction. HP’s Reverb headse...[Read More]