Global coral bleaching event is happening now

The world is currently experiencing its fourth global coral bleaching event, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists and the network of global coral reef scientists aligned to the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI). This...

Hubble spots a galaxy hidden in a dark cloud

The spiral galaxy IC 4633, snapped here by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, is located 100-million light-years away from us in the constellation Apus. IC 4633 is a galaxy rich in star-forming activity and also hosts an active galactic nucleus at its core. From our...

Software engineers set to make full use of AI code assistants

By 2028, 75% of enterprise software engineers will use AI code assistants, up from less than 10% in early 2023, according to Gartner. Sixty-three percent of organisations are currently piloting, deploying, or have already deployed AI code assistants, according to a...

Intel takes up challenge in enterprise GenAI

At its annual Intel Vision 2024 conference, the chipmaker introduced the Intel Gaudi 3 accelerator to bring performance, openness and choice to enterprise generative AI (GenAI) – along with a suite of new open scalable systems, next-gen products, and strategic...

Starlink will cut off SA users

South African users of Elon Musk's Starlink satellite service will be cut off from the end of this month. The service is not registered in this country and the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) in November 2023 warned that it is illegal to...

ISPA cries foul on fixed call termination rates

The Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has questioned recently-announced aggressive reductions in fixed call termination rates. The industry representative body is also calling for implementation of the planned convergence of mobile and fixed call...

Microsoft pumps up AI investments with $1,5bn into G42

Microsoft has announced a $1,5-billion strategic investment in UAE-based artificial intelligence (AI) technology holding company G42. As part of the partnership, Brad Smith, vice-chair and president of Microsoft, will join the G42 Board of Directors. Building on the...

Tesla decimates global workforce

Elon Musk's Tesla is shedding 14 000 jobs, about 10% of its global workforce. The news comes amid a flagging market and increased competition from China. Hours after Musk made the announcement in a mail to employees, two senior executives resigned from the company....

Inkjet, colour lasers drive regional printer growth

The overall Middle East and Africa (MEA) hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market posted growth in both units and value in FY2023, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC). The technology research and consulting firm's Worldwide Quarterly...

WiFi 7 market hits $1bn before launch

The WiFi 7 market has already reached $1-billion, well ahead of its May 2024 launch. Projected to reach $24,2-billion by 2030, WiFi 7 represents a transformative shift in wireless technology, demanding exploration by IT professionals. These are among the findings of...

Intel, Ubisoft collaborate on 2024 Star Wars Outlaws

Intel is the exclusive CPU launch partner for the much-anticipated game Star Wars Outlaws, releasing in 2024. Both Intel and Massive Entertainment - a Ubisoft Studio - have been hard at work behind the scenes to ensure PC gamers get the best possible experience at...

Crypto exchange VALR gets regulatory CASP license

VALR, the Pantera-backed crypto exchange headquartered in Johannesburg, announced that it has been granted both a Category I and Category II license by the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) of South Africa as a Crypto Asset Service Provider (CASP). The FSCA...

How Meta is preparing for SA elections

Over many years, Meta has developed a comprehensive approach to elections on our platforms, writes Balkissa Ide Siddo, public policy director: sub-Saharan Africa at Meta. But we know that no two elections are the same. That's why our team is developing a tailored...

Hubble spots a galaxy hidden in a dark cloud

The spiral galaxy IC 4633, snapped here by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, is located 100-million light-years away from us in the constellation Apus. IC 4633 is a galaxy rich in star-forming activity and also hosts an active galactic nucleus at its core. From our...

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How GenAI could shape the future of work in SA

It's no secret that generative AI has the potential to revolutionise life as we know it. From being adopted by people to automate mundane tasks, to solving complex problems in a fraction of the time, it could make a big difference to how people interact with the...

Paratus Express Route from Johannesburg to Europe goes live

Paratus Group has launched what it believes to be the fastest fibre express route from Johannesburg to Europe. Using Infinera FlexILS and GX Series DWDM equipment, latency on the new route is just 123 milliseconds and the Infinera equipment can support wavelengths of...

MTN MoMo expands remittance services to 25 new wallet corridors

MTN MoMo, MTN's mobile money app, has significantly expanded its international remittances capabilities with the launch of 25 new wallet corridors across 10 new countries . With this expansion, MoMo users can now send money to over 200-million wallets operated by 39...

Seacom launches LEO satellite service for enterprise clients

Seacom has launched its new low earth orbit (LEO) satellite service for enterprise clients, complementing existing terrestrial broadband infrastructure and technologies. The launch comes after a two-year process of consultation with industry partners. During that...

Collboration redefines the ICT landscape

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Metrofile Kenya adds cloud offering

Metrofile has launched its new cloud services, designed to address the challenges of data volume growth, security threats, and the increasing demand for compliance with Kenya's Data Protection Act. "Our cloud services are not just about storage; they're about...

Load shedding versus load curtailment

As of 1 March 2024, Eskom has taken over control of load shedding in the City of Ekurhuleni. This, after the city reportedly failed to execute power outages when required. However, the metro has negotiated with the power utility for load curtailment to be implemented...

Darktrace and BDO Cyber Lab reaffirm partnership

BDO Cyber Lab and Darktrace have today their strategic partnership, collaborating to combat the evolving threat landscape with AI technology and expert risk mitigation strategies. "Partnerships are key to solving many of the cyber-security threats we face today. Our...

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From sunrise to sunset, you could be living a new smart life.As tech enthusiasts it is easy to miss out on another launch of new phones, but the Redmi Note 13 Series is not just another everyday launch as these new devices bring with them a lot of interesting features...

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