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South Africa’s Smart City – Not such a smart idea?

At his recent State of the Nation Address, President Ramaphosa outlined plans for the new Lanseria smart city in Gauteng, which will be developed over the next 10 years. This is what we know so far : ...

Bioprinting living cells

Imagine being able to go to a hospital and get spare parts for your body, as you would go to a spares shop to buy parts for your car. Do you need a new nose, ear, kidney or heart? Or maybe you need a ...

IBM’s AI Suitcase to help visually impaired people

A group of Japanese companies is developing a suitcase-shaped robot that uses AI to help visually-impaired people to travel independently. Tech giant IBM, in partnership with four other companies, is ...

Facebook to pay for user’s voice recordings

Late last year, Facebook was caught listening to and transcribing private Messenger chats to improve it’s speech recognition software. The platform now says it will pay up to $5, via Paypal, for...

Arm yourself with know-how to win against cybercrime

“Dear Sir. A long-lost relative of yours has died and has left an inheritance of $150 000 to you. Kindly forward your banking details for transfer of funds.” Nearly everyone who has a mobile phone or ...

Google Station Shutdown

Sadly, just as soon as it started, it is ending. The internet giant’s global free public Wi-Fi initiative is coming to a close, four years after it started its operations in 2016. In November last yea...

AI in the medical space

With the outbreak of the coronavirus in China, the world’s attention has been drawn towards the future of health care, specifically disease prevention. Since its outbreak in December the virus has bee...

First Lab Grown Heart Muscle Transplant

Last week, Medical researchers at Osaka University in Japan have for the first time successfully transplanted lab-grown heart cells into a human heart, in what may be a major breakthrough for cardiova...

Rise of DNA Storage

Now, I don’t mean this in a creepy, conspiratory way like in the Matrix movies, where we are all living in a computer simulation controlled by an evil AI system. We are definitely living in a real, ph...

How Blockchain can revolutionize the vehicle industry

Imagine if there was a database that collected and stored information about every vehicle on the road, from the time of it’s manufacture to the present moment. This database would track every tr...