SA spending ticks up ahead of festive season

SA spending ticks up ahead of festive season

Consumers are ringing in the holiday season with a solid start to retail sales, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which looks at overall retail spending trends across all payment types.  October – South Africa’s third biggest month for retail spending after...
Global economic slowdown expected in 2019

Global economic slowdown expected in 2019

Global economic growth will edge down to 3% in 2019, from a rate of 3,2% in 2018, according to the annual Top 10 Economic Predictions released today by business information provider IHS Markit. While global growth will continue to decelerate, the economy will also...
Blockchain brings trust to how companies, consumers and cars connect

Blockchain brings trust to how companies, consumers and cars connect

A new IBM study estimates that 62% of automotive executives believe blockchain will be a disruptive force in the auto industry by 2021. However, the research also finds that only a small percentage of OEMs and suppliers are currently ready for blockchain or have a...
NASA’s InSight takes its first selfie

NASA’s InSight takes its first selfie

NASA’s InSight lander isn’t camera-shy. The spacecraft has used a camera on its robotic arm to take its first selfie — a mosaic made up of 11 images. This is the same imaging process used by NASA’s Curiosity rover mission, in which many...
More Antarctic glaciers are losing ice

More Antarctic glaciers are losing ice

East Antarctica has the potential to reshape coastlines around the world through sea level rise, but scientists have long considered it more stable than its neighbor, West Antarctica. Now, new detailed NASA maps of ice velocity and elevation show that a group of...
Despite knowledge gap, most people are keen on 5G

Despite knowledge gap, most people are keen on 5G

People are excited about the future of 5G-enabled entertainment and are willing to pay more – but there is still much the industry needs to do to create anticipation and close the 5G knowledge gap. This is one of the findings from a new Intel study, “5G...