Samsung halts production of S21 Fan Edition on chip woes

Samsung’s Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Electronics has suspended production of one of its midrange phones because of a chip shortage, South Korea’s Electronic Times reported, in the latest sign of global semiconductor supply problems.

The suspension of the Galaxy Read more

Spectrum ‘settlement breakthrough’ is near, Icasa says

Communications regulator Icasa said late on Friday that it is nearing a “settlement breakthrough” with telecommunications operators that will allow a planned spectrum auction to proceed.

“The ongoing settlement negotiations on spectrum litigation are unfolding well, with a very Read more

Mr Price sees e-commerce boom after hard lockdown

Despite overall trade taking a hit due to the Covid-19 fallout and lockdown, Durban-based national apparel and home retail giant Mr Price Group has seen a surge in online sales and has increased its market share post the “hard” Read more

Nikola Tesla: The extraordinary life of a modern Prometheus

Nikola Tesla, circa 1893

Match the following figures – Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Guglielmo Marconi, Alfred Nobel and Nikola Tesla – with these biographical facts:

  • Spoke eight languages;
  • Produced the first motor that ran on AC current;
  • Developed the Read more

Patel urges changes to controversial copyright bill

Ebrahim Patel

Trade, industry & competition minister Ebrahim Patel has briefed parliament on matters related to the Copyright Amendment Bill and Performers’ Protection Amendment Bill.

This as parliament on Tuesday began the process of considering certain constitutional concerns relating Read more

Xerox Remote Services part 1: Advantages of connectivity

Xerox Remote Services is a set of features that simplify printer ownership and administration. It provides free services to enable administration of metered billing and supplies replenishment plans for printers on a network. Connectivity to the Xerox servers is Read more

China will take ‘all necessary measures’ to protect its companies

Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

China will take “all necessary measures” to protect its firms’ legitimate interests, the commerce ministry said on Thursday, in response to the US move this week to further tighten restrictions on Huawei Technologies.

The Trump administration on Read more

Get guaranteed access to your personal data, even if you lose your phone

Mistakes happen all the time, even when it comes to expensive items like your smartphone. Even those people who are usually careful with keeping their prized possessions safe can fall victim to loss, theft or damage. It happens to Read more

Airbnb files for IPO with listing likely this year

Short-term home rental company Airbnb said on Wednesday it filed confidentially for an initial public offering with US regulators, setting the stage for one of 2020’s marquee stock market debuts.

The move underscores a rebound in parts of the Read more

SpaceX raises $1.9 billion at $46-billion valuation

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Image: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX has raised US$1.9-billion in new funding, according to a regulatory filing on Tuesday. This would be the largest single fundraising round to date by SpaceX, according to PitchBook Read more