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Broadcom targets smaller deals

The company is likely to pursue smaller acquisitions of chipmakers after its failed hostile takeover bid to acquire rival Qualcomm.

Renting office technology in SA

Office technology has a shelf life, after which its net productivity gains begin to drop off, says United Business Solutions.

Africa's smartphone market sees 6.4% decline QOQ

Despite indicting a strong performance in the region's biggest markets, Africa's smartphone market for 4Q2017 saw an 18% year-on-year decline.

Balancing safety and convenience with biometrics


While biometric technology makes banking more convenient, it can also create a false sense of security.

Refurbished smartphones outpace new phone market

The low growth of the new smartphone market in 2017 can be partially attributed to the growth of the refurbished market.

Slingshot gives attackers full control over infected devices


The threat has been used for cyber espionage in the MEA from at least 2012 until February this year, says Kaspersky Lab.

Down the drain

Darren Oxlee, Chief Technical Officer at Utility Systems, discusses how water leakage affects us and what we can do about it.

Xerox, McAfee, security and you

Xerox and McAfee have teamed up to design a security system to help companies protect against threats to their confidential data.

Apple remains major adopter of 3D sensing

Technical barriers in 3D sensing module production will lead to delayed adoption by Android phones, says TrendForce.

ELO goes Android, launches 'BackPack'

The Android-powered compute engine is capable of transforming Elo touchscreens of varied size into an affordable, scalable, single-architecture media platform.

Amazon's Alexa laughs out loud

8 Mar

Users have reported spontaneous human laughter from the smart home speaker, as Amazon says it is working on a fix.

Decline in PCD shipments to MEA

Personal computing devices shipped to the Middle East and Africa in the fourth quarter of 2017 declined by 6.2%.

Nuvias, Hardware Distribution ink exclusive partnership

6 Mar

Nuvias will operate as a division of Hardware Distribution, with all Nuvias vendors being marketed under the Nuvias brand.