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Don’t expect to see Huawei’s Mate X folding smartphone before November

It's not the first but hopefully it's the last. Huawei's Mate X folding smartphone has suffered yet another delay, according to a report from TechRadar. Though it was slated for a September release this year, the Mate X has been pushed back even further

Gather your pocket change, Samsung has launched its 98in 8K Q900RB TV

Samsung's got something that will make you lament the fact that there's no real 8K content anywhere yet -- its shiny new 98in Q900RB television, launched this evening in Johannesburg. 

Calling all Datsun fans: check out the now-open-to-the-public Datsun Heritage Museum

A mint-condition Datsun 160Z will net you a substantial amount of cash from the right person. Heck, even a rusted-to-crap 160Z will find an interested buyer. It's folks like those who should check out the newly open-to-the-public Datsun Heritage Museum in Bothaville, Free State. 

How does Discovery Bank measure up against other South African banks?

Discovery, the guys who reward you according to healthy habits with Vitality, now wants to reward your financial habits with its new bank. 

The mid-range Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) lands in SA from 1 August

Huawei may be in a spot of bother at the moment but that doesn't mean the company's just going to fold up shop and go home. The pending launch of a new mid-range smartphone, the Huawei Y9 Prime (2019), is a testament to that. Stuff was present at a media event where the Chinese company showed off its first pop-up selfie camera smartphone to land in SA and it sure looks like Huawei's here to stay.

Ramaphosa’s big picture dream is what SA needs to participate in the new tech ecosystems

I think it's a good thing that President Cyril Ramaphosa is dreaming of a high-tech future. We need someone to dream big about the way our country will operate, not in some distant sci-fi future, but in the next few years. We need to start embracing the technologies that can make us a better place to live, find work for our youngsters in the new growth industries, and make us more attractive to in...[Read More]

How technology could help rural South Africa turn sunshine into income

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.

South Africans don’t trust companies to protect their data privacy

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.

Finding that “SA prices are high”, “lack transparency” latest salvo in war on costly data

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 internet speeds you’ll need for Google’s Stadia, and how SA weighs up

In March, we saw Google make an unexpected announcement - the company is entering the gaming industry. The search engine giant announced its cloud-gaming platform, Google Stadia, that’ll run exclusively online. Basically it's Netflix, but for games. And now we know what internet speeds you’ll need. The news... isn't good. For South Africans, that is. 

Nokia 9 PureView launched and priced for South Africa

It's turning into a decent week for Nokia fans. We've already taken a look at the Nokia X71 (not a spy-plane) and now we've got local details for the Nokia 9 PureView. Specifically its availability and how much it's going to cost. And it's surprisingly inexpensive. 

Huawei’s P30 range is now available at MTN – Here are your contract options

The highly anticipated Huawei P30 Pro and its buddies are now available in South Africa. MTN South Africa details its contract offers available.

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