WhatsApp vows to sue users for ‘abuse’

By Jasper Hamill for The Metro  WhatsApp has promised to take legal action against people or companies who break its rules – even if the ‘abuse’ took place on another platform. The messaging app has strict guidelines governing its own users’ behaviour and anyone who...

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Limpopo clinic’s AI pilot shows promise

A pilot initiative implemented by Microsoft partner Mint Group and the Limpopo Department of Health (DoH) at the Rethabile Clinic, Polokwane, has proved the viability of intelligent healthcare at government clinics through the application of artificial intelligence....

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Why XR will be 2020’s buzzword

Last year was dominated by artificial intelligence – and the year before by big data and IoT. But what about next year? How can local companies predict the next wave to ensure innovation and differentiation? One largely needs to follow the breadcrumbs of...

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Apple kills off iTunes

By Jessica Dolcourt for CNET iTunes is dead. Long live Apple Music. That’s how Apple wants you to view its decision to stop updating the 18-year old iTunes service and channel your listening to Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV instead, across all your...

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Your smartphone can add 41% to your shopping bill

Source: Supermarket & Retailer Are you constantly checking your phone when you’re out and about? Do you have trouble resisting the lure of ever more screen time? If so, be careful when you go grocery shopping – as your phone may be costing you more than you think....

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How Eskom maimed SA’s economy

By Michael Cohen and Paul Vecchiatto for Bloomberg  It isn’t difficult to find the main culprit behind South Africa’s biggest economic contraction in a decade: Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., the state-monopoly power provider. Gross domestic product slumped an annualized...

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Local agri-tech innovation aids global livestock security

More than R1-billion was lost to the South African agricultural economy in 2018 thanks to livestock theft. According to a study released by UNISA, there were more than 29, 000 cases reported over the last financial year, with thousands of animals stolen. These thefts...

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US may be the one hurt by Huawei sanctions

By Frank Bajak And Michael Liedtke for Phys.Org Trump administration sanctions against Huawei have begun to bite even though their dimensions remain unclear. U.S. companies that supply the Chinese tech powerhouse with computer chips face a drop in sales, and...

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Anonymous billboards take direct jabs at banks

A new advertising campaign is challenging the product transparency of South Africa’s financial institutions, and educating consumers in the process. The #NothingToHide hashtag has been popping up all over the media lately, prompting consumers to question just how much...

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Amazon announces plan to double tech workforce

By Stephanie Butzer for The Denver Channel Amazon will expand its Denver Tech Hub, creating 400 new high-tech jobs in fields like software and hardware engineering, cloud computing and advertising, the company announced Tuesday morning. Amazon plans to open a new...

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