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$45,000 SUV with smartphone's ease shows China ambitions

JOHANNESBURG - A $45,000 electric SUV using facial recognition to unlock doors, Amazon’s Alexa to entertain and a 49-inch screen across the dashboard may be a harbinger of driving’s future. It also shows what China’s doing to grab that business now as the government pushes gas guzzlers off its roads. Show More Summary

How the Amazon-Google feud is hurting customers

INTERNATIONAL - Last fall, I uploaded some family videos to YouTube. Then I bought my mother an Amazon Fire TV so she could access them on her living room television. Well, so much for being a good son. At the end of the year, as you may have heard, Google cut off access to YouTube from Amazon's popular line of connected TV devices. Show More Summary

Richemont’s third-quarter revenue up 7%

DURBAN - Swiss luxury group Richemont yesterday reported that its revenue increased 7percent, excluding currency shifts, in the quarter to the end of December, beating market expectations of growth of 5.9percent. Richemont owns international...Show More Summary

More posts from friends and family will appear on your Facebook newsfeed

INTERNATIONAL - Facebook users will soon see a shift in their news feeds, moving away from business related posts and displaying more posts from your friends and family. Also read: Mark Zuckerberg vows to fix Facebook This was announced...Show More Summary

Security flaw in WhatsApp discovered

DURBAN - Cryptographers form Germany have found a way to penetrate WhatsApp group chats despite the app's end-to-end encryption. Researchers reported that they had found flaws in the security of the social networking app at the Real World Crypto security conference in Switzerland, according to Wired.com. Show More Summary

Zuma and President Kenyatta meet to discuss politics and business

DURBAN - President Jacob Zuma and President of Kenya, President Kenyatta met in Durban. The meeting was held at the John Dube Residence. "This is a working visit for President Kenyatta, he has just come to have some consultations, of...Show More Summary

WATCH: Listen to music through your sunglasses with Echo Music

INTERNATIONAL -Music software company, Echo Music presented an audio wearable called the MusicLens at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2018 in Las Vegas. Also read: Tech trends that will make your life easier (Video by: Digit @ the...Show More Summary

Apple investors shrug off concerns over 'iPhone addiction'

WASHINGTON - Apple Inc investors are shrugging off concerns raised by two shareholders about kids getting hooked on iPhones, saying that for now a little addiction might not be a bad thing for profits. Hedge fund JANA Partners LLC and...Show More Summary

SanDisk shows off world's smallest 1TB USB flash drive

CAPE TOWN - Flash memory manufacturer SanDisk, unveiled he world’s smallest 1TB ( 1 000 1GB USB disks) USB flash drive. Also read: 5 hacks to get the most out of your USB flash drive The new flash memory stick was unveiled at the Consumer...Show More Summary

Google makes little noise buying U.K. sound tech startup Redux

INTERNATIONAL - Alphabet Inc.’s Google has quietly acquired a U.K. startup focused on technology that turns surfaces such as phone displays into speakers. Redux developed technology that eliminates the need for small speakers in mobile...Show More Summary

WATCH: Black Panther breaks box-office records prior to release

JOHANNESBURG - The highly anticipated Black Panther film hits theaters next month and has already set a record for the best first-day advance ticket sales for any Marvel movie. Black Panther ticket sales surpassed those of previous fasted-selling Marvel movie, Captain America: Civil War in the first 24 hours. Show More Summary

GALLERY: Empty shelves in Venezuela

JOHANNESBURG - Finding basic items in crisis-torn Venezuela has just gotten a lot harder, according to Bloomberg. Hordes of desperate shoppers emptied supermarkets and bodegas last week after President Nicolas Maduro ordered hundreds of grocery stores slash their prices in the latest attempt to put a lid on hyperinflation. Show More Summary

WATCH: Xbox One’s latest update includes a do not disturb feature

INTERNATIONAL - Microsoft's new update for Xbox One testers has been reported to include a new do not disturb mode. The new option lets Xbox gamers mute notifications and other distractions when they’re playing a game or watching a movie. Show More Summary

Warren Buffett predicts a bad end for cryptocurrencies

JOHANNESBURG - Warren Buffett, the chairperson and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway, said yesterday that he would never invest in cryptocurrencies. “I can say almost with certainty that cryptocurrencies will come to a bad end,”Show More Summary

Africa tops all regions on air freight demand

CAPE TOWN - Africa saw its biggest ever year-on-year increase with a 17.5% in air freight demand during November 2017. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently released data shows that the global air freight...Show More Summary

WATCH: Tech trends that will make your life easier

CAPE TOWN - The International Consumer Electronics Show 2018 (CES) which began on Monday in Las Vegas is disrupting the technology world at a rapid rate. Take a look at some of the tech that was revealed at the CES which will not only personalise your life, but make it easier too. 1. Show More Summary

Weather disasters cost US a record R3 trillion

WASHINGTON - With three strong hurricanes, wildfires, hail, flooding, tornadoes and drought, the US tallied a record high bill last year for weather disasters, $306billion (R3.776 trillion) - it had 16. Costs are adjusted for inflation...Show More Summary

GM's pledge on electric cars a Bolt from the blue

INTERNATIONAL - General Motors chief executive Mary Barra has made a bold promise to investors that the Detroit car maker will make money selling electric cars by 2021. What Barra has not explained in detail is how GM intends to do what,...Show More Summary

Oil extends gains as US stockpiles decline

JOHANNESBURG - Oil extended gains above $62 (R766.95) a barrel before US government data forecast to show crude stockpiles declined for an eighth week and as political tensions kept on simmering in Iran, Opec’s third-biggest producer. Futures...Show More Summary

Samsung unveils autonomous driving, infotainment solutions

INTERNATIONAL - Samsung Electronics unveiled its first set of components for autonomous driving and infotainment solutions developed with Harman International, which it bought about a year ago in a major push into the car electronics...Show More Summary

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