Google bars use of its AI tech in weapons

The tech giant sets new business standards prohibiting its artificial intelligence software from being used in weapons or unreasonable surveillance efforts.

Apple to debut phone-to-phone augmented reality

The augmented reality tools will allow two people to share data so they can see the same virtual object in the same space via their individual devices.

Acer extends smart school programme to SA

The initiative is for schools that have embraced Acer technology and encourage digital transformation in the classroom.

Soweto becomes Google Digital Skills Community

The Internet giant invests in Soweto to train the community in digital skills, to either start their own business or get a job in ICT.

Continued concern about Internet privacy, security

28 May

More South Africans feel the government should do more to protect its citizens online, according to an Ipsos study.

Google pledges $6m to start-ups in Africa

The tech giant hosts a competition for African tech-based NGOs to apply for up to $6 million in funding through the Google Impact Challenge.

Microsoft, Google find fresh flaw in chips

22 May

The newest chip problem, known as Speculative Store Bypass, is said to come from the same family as the original flaws.

YouTube Music aims to better appeal to local tastes

The Google unit hires music experts across the world to make its revamped music streaming subscription more locally "authentic".

AWS, GirlCode seek female-headed SMEs

May 18, 2018

Amazon Web Services partners with the local social enterprise to empower 30 local SMEs, and provide them with free cloud computing training.

Google promises its bots will identify themselves

A new Google Assistant feature sparks controversy with a far too realistic human-sounding bot, causing the firm to backtrack.

Google eases tech stress with app controls

May 9, 2018

Google Assistant can now call restaurants and salons to book appointments, as the tech giant finds ways to improve customers' "digital well-being".

Google creates Android Things for appliances

May 8, 2018

Alphabet's Google introduces a spinoff of its Android operating system for home appliances and other machines.