Brett Venter is the new editor of Stuff magazine, South Africa’s premier consumer technology publication.
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The Collins Word of the year in 2015 was binge-watching, now not only is binging part of the dictionary but it’s part of our lives.
Facebook’s decision to rebrand its Instagram and WhatsApp apps as part of the Facebook empire,…
Telkom’s clever use of its mobile networks demonstrates how the once sluggish monopoly has evolved into a nimble underdog
Telkom, which has battled copper cable theft for decades, has started transitioning its landline users to it mobile network. Instead of my 91-year-old mother’s phone using wires to connect to the network, it now uses Telkom’s mobile network. It’s been a game changer.
The brazen attack on City Power is a sign of the growing confidence of cybercriminals to exploit software weaknesses for financial gain
If you thought last week’s ransomware attack on City Power sounded like a movie script, it’s because that kind of scary possibility has been fictional fodder for years. Films have long proposed the idea of hackers taking over a computer network for their own nefarious ends.
Facebook’s attempts to capture financial services through a cryptocurrency is a step too far, as US lawmakers find their teeth
During hearings into Facebook’s new Libra cryptocurrency, she grilled David Marcus, the head of its Calibra wallet, which is how its users will interact with Libra. “So, we are discussing a currency controlled by an undemocratically selected coalition of largely massive corporations. Do you believe currency is a public good?”
Fifty years ago this week humanity landed on the moon. The moon landing was a pivotal moment in human history that has shaped our self-consciousness about humanity and our place in the universe.
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 investors.
Africa has attracted significant investments this year, most recently from Microsoft with a $100m gift to African engineers
Africa’s burgeoning reputation as a source of programming talent got a major boost last month when Microsoft launched its Africa Development Centre (ADC) that will invest $100-milliion over the next five years.