Tech Watch

US ‘retail apocalypse’ only just beginning

Mallageddon – The End Times for Malls?    The “retail apocalypse” in the US has claimed more victims in the first quarter of the year than last year combined. By end of last month, almost 6...

Space racer or war hawk?

Space, the Final Frontier? India has made headlines for something other than the situation in Kashmir: the failure of its first planned moon landing. The ambitious Chandrayaan-2 project, which was sup...

Did you know . . .

On September 9, 1947, computer scientist Grace Hopper reported the world’s first computer bug. A bug is a flaw or glitch in a system. Thomas Edison reported “bugs” in his designs as early as the 1800s...

Death of the VCR

Did you know that half of today’s jobs will become obsolete in the next 15 years? According to Kai-fu Lee, one of China’s leading artificial intelligence experts, nearly 50% of all jobs today will be ...

Marvel proves it’s not yet the Endgame for cinemas

This is the fight of our lives . . . Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame movie has made history in more ways than most people realise. By its second weekend, only 11 days after its launch, it had surpassed the...

Elon Musk’s plan for internet in the sky

Is it a plane? Is it a UFO? No, it’s SpaceX! Elon Musk has done it again. Just when we think the South African-born entrepreneur has no more cards up his sleeve, he amazes the world once again w...

Can video games be blamed for shootings?

Guns ‘n Games Which country has the most gamers in the world? Most people might say it’s the US – but that’s incorrect. According to a recent Vox.com article Japan is the country with the ...

Let’s get cracking with IT

“South Africa says it is pushing ahead to grasp the many opportunities presented by the fourth industrial revolution” Dear Mr President It was with great excitement and enthusiasm that I l...

‘The singularity’ is near

  When was the last time you left home without your mobile phone? These days, we have become so attached to our gadgets that life without them is inconceivable. Yet a mere three decades ago, they...

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