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Lauren Kate Rawlins

Lauren Rawlins is ITWeb news journalist.

Samsung shows off new tech in Cape Town

24 Feb 2017The Samsung Africa Forum 2017 in Cape Town.

This week's Samsung Africa Forum plays host to a windless air-conditioner and an app that replaces the TV remote.

Samsung Africa Forum comes home

23 Feb 2017The Samsung Africa Forum takes place this week in Cape Town.

After years in Europe, the event takes place in Cape Town this year, showcasing the latest products with an African focus.

What to expect from Mobile World Congress

23 Feb 2017The LG G6 will be unveiled at MWC 2017.

The event will host premium smartphone launches and showcase apps, wearables, virtual reality headsets, robots and drones.

Ford wants cars to be empathetic personal assistants

22 Feb 2017Ford plans to use artificial intelligence to understand drivers better.

The company tests voice recognition tech and in-car cameras that will monitor drivers' moods and adjust the in-car environment accordingly.

WhatsApp gets status update

21 Feb 2017The first version of WhatsApp and the latest, both with the status feature.

The Facebook-owned messaging app now lets users place ephemeral pictures and videos as a ‘status', similar to Instagram and Snapchat Stories.

EndeavorSA shows entrepreneurs counter unemployment

20 Feb 2017Catherine Townshend

Research shows high-impact entrepreneurs have a direct effect on job creation in the areas in which they operate.

Tinder-like app helps moms meet other moms

20 Feb 2017A new app helps moms meet other moms.

A new app lets busy mothers seek friendship with other like-minded mothers through a platform similar to popular dating app, Tinder.

.africa domain will be available mid-year

16 Feb 2017Companies can apply for .africa domains from July.

Companies can apply for domain names with the affixture .africa from July, following ICANN delegating the domain to ZACR.

Licensed drone pilots ensure safer skies

15 Feb 2017Official training is recommended for recreational drone users.

Insurance companies may be unwilling to fully insure drone owners if they do not possess a certified operation licence.

Facebook moves on transparency promises

13 Feb 2017Video adverts on Facebook fetch a much higher price than text or picture adverts.

The social network will provide more impression-level data and allow advertisers to only pay for video ads viewed in their entirety.

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