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Basic hybrid, analogue boost smartwatch market

The smartwatch market will grow to $21bn, boosted by basic hybrid and analogue watches, says Juniper Research.


Online second-hand goods market booming

Second-hand goods account for as much as 40% of all items recently sold on bidorbuy, says the company.


Stanford develops fire-proof battery

A research team at the US university makes a lithium-ion battery that releases a flame-retardant when there is an increase in temperature.


Vuwani learners receive educational resources

The Department of Communications, and the MTN and SABC foundations partner to help learners in Vuwani, Limpopo.


Airbus 'flying car' prototype ready by year-end

The aerospace group plans to test a prototype of a self-piloted flying car as a way of avoiding gridlock on city roads by the end of the year.


More mobile devices to feature AI

Over 300 million smartphone units sold will have built-in machine learning capabilities in 2017, says a Deloitte Africa report.


EMMS buys into mobile and IOT start-up

The Stellenbosch-based antenna engineering company invests in Polymorph, as it identifies new revenue streams.


Battery was main cause of Note 7 fires

A Samsung investigation into what caused Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to catch fire concludes the battery was the main reason.


INFINIDAT makes third software release

The big iron array vendor has added compression, baked-in iSCSI support and enhanced array analytics.


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