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

‘Do Not Contact’ database launched by Waspa

The Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association (Waspa) has launched a “Do Not Contact” database that consumers can use to prevent them from receiving unwanted SMS spam.

Any cellular user in South Africa can add or remove their mobile number Read more

Trend Micro’s Mannie Tzingakis on IT security in a pandemic

Mannie Tzingakis

In this episode of the podcast, TechCentral is joined by Mannie Tzingakis, technical lead for sub-Saharan Africa at Trend Micro, for a discussion on the trends in the IT security space, especially since the advent of Read more