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Zuma risks everything on Gordhan fight

Zuma risks everything on Gordhan fight

President Jacob Zuma is taking a gamble as he ups the ante in his battle with his finance minister Pravin Gordhan for control of the nation’s finances. If he fires Gordhan, as he told Communist Party officials

Why a WhatsApp backdoor is a dreadful idea

Why a WhatsApp backdoor is a dreadful idea

A battle between national security and privacy is brewing. Governments and secret services are asking encrypted messaging services such as WhatsApp to allow them access to users’ data. Most recently, in the wake

With Tesla Model 3, Musk aims to crush rivals

With Tesla Model 3, Musk aims to crush rivals

One year ago this week, Elon Musk took to a stage to unveil his most important vehicle yet: the US$35 000 Model 3. The electric five-seater accelerates as fast as the the best-selling luxury sport sedans in America

Elon Musk on brink of ‘Wright Bros moment’

Elon Musk on brink of ‘Wright Bros moment’

If the rocket Elon Musk’s SpaceX expects to launch next week looks familiar, that’s because it is. The Falcon 9 rocket slated to take off from Kennedy Space Centre in Cape Canaveral, Florida

Richemont’s first smartwatch: why it matters

Richemont’s first smartwatch: why it matters

Last week, Montblanc became the first brand in the Richemont family of luxury companies to put out a smartwatch. The Montblanc Summit, based on Google’s Android Wear 2 platform, aims to

Why less tech may soon be more

Why less tech may soon be more

Research on the so-called productivity paradox – declining productivity despite the ongoing technological revolution – abounds in explanations ranging from statistical error to theories

Apple woos developers with concessions

Apple woos developers with concessions

Apple’s App Store has turned countless software developers into millionaires since its launch almost a decade ago. But working with the famously controlling company has often been

Apple’s next big thing: augmented reality

Apple’s next big thing: augmented reality

Tim Cook has talked up a lot of technologies since becoming Apple’s chief executive in 2011. Driverless cars. Artificial intelligence. Streaming television. But no technology has fired up Cook quite like

View of Nigeria as epicentre of cybercrime misplaced

View of Nigeria as epicentre of cybercrime misplaced

The contemptuous label of “cybercriminals” is the figurative sword with which the Nigerian image is generally being hacked and left for dead. According to Prof Biko Agozino of Virginia Tech university

Swiss watchmakers warm to smartwatches

Swiss watchmakers warm to smartwatches

Swiss watchmakers are diving further into the unproven smartwatch market, with Montblanc, TAG Heuer and Tissot seeking to attract younger shoppers with a technology the industry largely snubbed until consumers began turning

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