What’s behind the global surge in cryptocurrency?

What’s behind the global surge in cryptocurrency?

The past week’s bull run in the global cryptocurrency market saw the total market capitalisation of digital currencies increase by $63-million (nearly R1-trillion). The price of bitcoin broke the $8 100 market, levels last seen in August 2018, and an equivalent...
Trump moves to block Huawei 5G in the US

Trump moves to block Huawei 5G in the US

US president Donald Trump has issued an executive order declaring a national emergency and effectively blocking Chinese manufacturers like Huawei and ZTE from selling their networking equipment in the US. The executive order invokes the International Emergency...
Emerging economies should embrace, not shun, digital transformation

Emerging economies should embrace, not shun, digital transformation

Mark Davison is at Lenovo Accelerate in Orlando – New technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are often viewed with suspicion by people in emerging economies who believe that they...
Lenovo heralds new era with foldable PC

Lenovo heralds new era with foldable PC

Mark Davison is at Lenovo Accelerate in Orlando – Lenovo says it has ushered in a new era of personalised computing with the announcement today of the world’s first foldable PC – the ThinkPad X1. Three years in the making, Luis Hernandez, VP of Commercial Product...
Meet the women driving science at NASA

Meet the women driving science at NASA

For the first time in NASA’s history, women are in charge of three out of four science divisions at the agency. The Earth Science, Heliophysics and Planetary Science divisions now all have women at the helm. Each hails from a different country and brings unique...
Countering the risks on SA’s road to renewables

Countering the risks on SA’s road to renewables

On the African continent, there is appetite for major infrastructure developments that are only hampered by challenges of capacity, whereas the picture is almost inverse in South Africa at present. “We are sitting on a GDP growth rate of 1,5% at present that...