Consumers set to spend more on tech

Consumer spending on technology is forecast to reach $1,69-trillion in 2019, an increase of 5,3% over 2018. According to the latest Worldwide Semiannual Connected Consumer Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC), consumer purchases of traditional and...

How to optimise logistics costs

Given that logistics leaders face pressure from their stakeholders to optimize logistics costs while maintaining service and performance levels, Gartner has identified five actions to achieve cost optimisation from within the organisation. “Logistics costs are on the...

Robot teaches kids how to wash their hands

A robot which encourages kids to wash their hands has helped pupils at a remote Indian primary school take a fresh approach to hygiene. The hand-shaped robot, dubbed “Pepe”, is the product of a collaboration between researchers from the University of Glasgow in...

SA fintech scoops award for SME funding

Fintech company Retail Capital has won a silver award at the Global SME Finance Awards for its innovation in funding SMMEs. The funding is aimed at both formal and informal customers with a trading track record of three months or more. Customers receive same-day...

Awards aim to stomp out plastic waste

The Commonwealth Litter Programme (Clip), the international science and outreach programme working in partnership with governments, universities, NGOs and communities in countries across the Commonwealth to take action on plastics entering the oceans, has introduced...

Spy platform with GSM fingerprinting uncovered

ESET researchers have uncovered several high-profile espionage attacks aimed at government and diplomatic entities in Eastern Europe. Analysis shows that these attacks were conducted using a previously unreported cyberespionage platform. The platform is notable for...