Emerging Technologies

Crypto platform VALR promises 'negative fees'

New local digital asset trading platform gives South Africans access to crypto-currencies, and the option to buy and sell more than 50 crypto-currencies.


Time running out to nominate candidates for 4th Industrial Revolution Commission

South Africans only have until Monday 10 December to nominate candidates for the Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution.


5G to boost mobile subs, revenue potential

5G mobile subscriptions will peak to reach 1.5 billion by 2024, surpassing 4G technology adoption, says Ericsson.


Taxing robots is a bad idea

Imposing a tax on robots will not offset the social costs implied by automation, says the Department of Science and Technology's Rasigan Maharajh.


Who is responsible for the ethics of AI?

Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy weighs in on who should be policing machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies.


Samsung to release 5G smartphones in US in 2019

Verizon and Samsung will seek to steal a march on Apple by launching US 5G smartphones in the first half of 2019.

3 Dec

Google, UNAIDS tackle HIV through VR films

Google, in partnership with local NGOs, commits R800 000 towards the development of virtual reality educational films, to combat the scourge of HIV/AIDS.


Boon for SA's blockchain community

Local blockchain initiatives are set to receive funding following government's support of the South African National Blockchain Alliance.


Smartwatch prices to drop by 2022

The cost of smartwatches will slowly decline, due to lower-priced competitors and as higher volumes lead to reductions in manufacturing and component costs.

30 Nov

Machine learning still key focus for AWS

Machine learning remains a major growth area for Amazon Web Services, with 13 new services and capabilities announced in Las Vegas this week.


2019 trends will power intelligent transformation

Artificial intelligence, virtual reality, smart IOT and 5G are among the trends expected to drive the intelligence revolution in business, says Lenovo.