Thanks to the inexorable progress of chip design, any smartphone built today is "obsolete" tomorrow, as Moore's Law marks its 50th anniversary.
A simple tool could give meteorologists access to the world's information deserts, enabling data collection from large areas of the developing world.
Watson, the technology company's cognitive showpiece, is bringing artificial intelligence into the kitchen by conjuring up recipes.
Technology and social media provide great opportunities for human rights advocates – and for laziness too. We chat to Amnesty's leader Salil Shetty.
The Passport is one of the most unusual new shapes in smartphones since Motorola’s FlipOut way back in 2010.
Adept Airmotive says it is being stripped for parts by the same state agency that left it high and dry.
Why do children catch on to new technology faster than adults do? Arthur Goldstuck and Nikki Bush have a few answers for parents.
A trip to the Lenovo factory in Wuhan, China, was a stark reminder of the impact of scale in the high-tech industry.
Build mountain bike technology into a wheelchair and suddenly the hills open up to the handicapped, writes Arthur Goldstuck.
South Africa has a very high rate of cellphone usage, even among the poor. Could such technology help people keep government accountable?
The Mail & Guardian has launched a free elections app, to keep the public informed in the run-up to May 7.
CSIR's Charl Petzer discusses impressive technology being developed to combat rhino poaching in SANParks: from mechanical drones to motion sensors.
Girls Invent Tomorrow's nationwide roadshow aims to educate high school girls about jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
If the new Dr Harry Surtie Hospital has all the latest tech, why are patients complaining?
Technology has exacerbated inequality. But we should prepare ourselves for an increasingly tech-driven world, an act that could eradicate the problem.
Trained or not, humans are still better than the best machines at processing complex data.
As technology makes book-reading a specialist activity, more should be done to keep literature at the heart of life.
After a lull in new devices, 2014 promises happy geeks plugging into radical technology.