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Meet Transition, the SA-made fixed-wing drone

Meet Transition, the SA-made fixed-wing drone

It’s been just over four years since since a small media production company in Knysna, started by Duran de Villiers, decided to explore the world of aerial photography. That idea turned into a multimillion-dollar drone business two

TalkCentral: Ep 147 – ‘Decrypted’

TalkCentral: Ep 147 – ‘Decrypted’

On TalkCentral this week, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about the court judgment against Faith Muthambi over set-top boxes. Also this week, there’s a fire at Icasa’s offices, thieves are

The future arrives in 2045

The future arrives in 2045

For years, the development of full artificial intelligence has been the brass ring of computer science. So many of our machines already “think” for themselves in terms of repetitive duties based on human programming, of course. But when the day comes when computers can actually interpret

IS, MWeb deal greenlighted

IS, MWeb deal greenlighted

The Competition Commission has recommended to the Competition Tribunal that the proposed merger between Dimension Data’s Internet Solutions (IS) and three divisions of MWeb be approved, with conditions. The recommendation was made by the commission in a meeting on Tuesday. The commission has imposed the condition that no more than 35 employees of the merged […]

International Newsmakers of 2014

International Newsmakers of 2014

As is customary at this time of the year, TechCentral is pleased to present its lists of who it considers are the biggest technology newsmakers over the past 12 months, both internationally and in South Africa. We kick it off, as always

Review: Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard

Review: Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard

For those who have a PC connected to their flat-screen TV as the main entertainment hub in their home will appreciate the frustration that is often caused by having a computer mouse in a living room environment. There is never a good place to use a mouse – thighs and couch cushions don’t

Assange: who should own the Internet?

Assange: who should own the Internet?

It is now a journalistic cliché to remark that George Orwell’s 1984 was prophetic. The novel was so prophetic that its prophecies have become modern-day prosaisms. Reading it now is a tedious experience. Against the omniscient marvels of today’s surveillance state, Big Brother’s fixtures – the watchful

TechCentral’s hi-tech holiday gift guide

TechCentral’s hi-tech holiday gift guide

Finding the right gift for the geek in your life is always tricky, so TechCentral’s editors have compiled a list of their favourite gadgets of the moment that they believe will also make great stocking fillers. It’s not easy being a fan of technology

Bsavi: Google Now of personal finance

Bsavi: Google Now of personal finance

Bsavi, a Cape Town start-up with roots in the financial technology industry, has launched a tool it hopes will become the Google Now of personal finance. The app will not only help people save money, but it will also help them spend it more efficiently. Bsavi – pronounced “be savvy” – is currently

Want Netflix? There’s a VPN for that

Want Netflix? There’s a VPN for that

The Internet is a worldwide network, but not everything on it is available to everyone. That’s particularly true for services that are locked to regions – music streaming services such as Spotify and Google Play Music All Access as well as video-on-demand platforms such as Netflix and Hulu

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