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Innovative ways in using cellphones can improve learners’ marks

Their behaviour was appalling. I stood in front of the class, trying to teach a difficult but important lesson, desperate for the students to understand it. But no one listened. I addressed a young wo...

Human problems need human solutions

Technology is wildly overrated. As a person who has spent most of his life surrounded by technology and who makes a living through technology, I constantly see people making the mistake of placing too...

Why banning cellphones at school is a bad idea

The first text message may have been sent in 1992, but my friends and I were texting each other way back in 1984. We were not genius child prodigies who invented some futuristic texting device, on the...

A blockchain is not the same thing as Bitcoin

Let me start off by clarifying a huge misconception: a blockchain is not the same thing as Bitcoin. They are two very different technologies, even if they are somewhat connected. Saying that a blockch...

The electric vehicle revolution

Electric vehicles could potentially transform society. Rising petrol prices are making life difficult for many South Africans, with the poor suffering the most, as always. When petrol goes up, so does...

Blazing fast internet

There are about 1 billion devices connected to the internet, and this will increase to 50 billion by 2020. That’s a massive jump in just two years. Where are those extra connections going to come from...

Outsourcing on steroids

You’ve heard of outsourcing, but have you heard of “outsourcing 2.0”? According to some sources, this is the next stage in India’s outsourcing evolution, and is making waves in the global digital econ...

Getting to understand the internet of… cows

Not many people associate a glass of milk with advanced technology, but in reality there is an extraordinary amount of cutting-edge technology at play to get that glass from the farm to our tables. Fo...

What of the future with sci-fi now a reality?

In Star Trek, doctors diagnosed their patients by scanning them with a non-intrusive medical scanner called a “Medical Tricorder”. These amazing devices could diagnose any illness within seconds, and ...

Can we blame technology for people’s job loss?

The Amazon Go concept store in Seattle is one of its kind in the world. The store has no cashiers or cash registers. Customers simply walk in, pick their items and walk out. How exactly does a busines...