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Coding without computers reaches thousands of learners

“It was the opportunity of a lifetime for some of our kids … allowing them to explore a world of programming and the creative use of technology.”

The computer-human relationship is evolving

Many of us already talk to our computers and soon they may suggest better ways for us to work

No human producer? No problem

A computer has, for the first time, been used to produce an album, but people are still needed for the creative side

Building a new generation of local data scientists

Projects include monitoring the effects of climate change on South Africa's coastline

Sharpest PC decline yet

Year-on-year PC shipments drastically fell in Q2 of this year, particularly in Africa and the Middle East.

Software piracy opens doors for hackers

A study has shown that cybercriminals are employing malware embedded in PCs running pirated software and sold to unsuspecting consumers or companies.

10 Things about Alan Turing

Alan Mathison Turing:Renowned British mathematician and computer scientist.

Computers donated in Heideveld

The department of communications donated computers to launch a computer-resource centre in Heideveld, Cape Town, last week.

Rural community gets computer lab

Two schools in rural KwaZulu-Natal received iPads and computers for more advanced math and science learning

Screens risky for toddlers

A new study says televisions, computers, cellphones and console games are causing untold harm to children under three.

‘No textbooks? I’ll print them for you …’

Canny entrepreneur Zakes Ncanywa has offered study guides and cheap computers to a resource-starved town. Nick Mulgrew spent some time with him.

Financing a computer now easier

Tertiary students will benefit from a new finance package aimed at giving them access to personal computers and Notebooks.

Just how fast do you want your computer to be?

The end of the ever-faster computer has been announced many times in the past decade, amd fllmakers will always need more poke from their machines.

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