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Smartphone makers bring us virtual reality headsets

Virtual reality headsets led the charge in the maelstrom of new gadgets to expand phones’ capabilities at the Mobile World Congress 2016.

Gadgets of the year: touching deep

Gadgetry is synonymous with bells and whistles, but sometimes it’s the personal approach that stands out.

CES 2015: Now for a smart bed for kids

A company calling itself “a sleep innovation leader” has launched the SleepIQ Kids, a “smart bed” for kids, boasting a range of features.

Best of 2014: Fun gadgets of the year

Some gadgets are a necessity; some are hard to justify, no matter how cool. Arthur Goldstuck selects the most unnecessary yet most compelling of 2014.

Tablets: Samsung, Sony in hot pursuit of iPad Air

The iPad might be the benchmark for tablet design and efficiency but Samsung and Sony have released tablets that redefine the idea of a "benchmark".

Top four gadgets of the week

Sean Bacher tries out the Apple Wireless Keyboard, the JawBone Mini Jambox, Leap Motion and the Sphero remote controlled ball.

Gadgets: Keep steps in check with JawBone

Sean Bacher highlights the JawBone UP24 fitness bracelet, the Adesso iMouse E10 and the GoPro Dual-Battery charger, and more.

Israel’s lesson in free wi-fi

In Tel Aviv, free access to wi-fi goes hand-in-hand with a competitive spirit, writes Arthur Goldstuck.

Something on the Side: Kindle puts paper into e-books

Sean Bacher gives four gadgets you want to get your hands on.

Appdate: Speak 42 languages with iTranslate

From iTranslate Voice 2 to Search for BBM and Checkers Eezi Coupons, here are five apps that you should check out.

Your top four portable gadgets

From the Garmin Vivofit to the GoPro Lang-Arm and speakers from Philips, here are some nifty portable gadgets to making waves this week.

Something on the side: TVs and gadgets

Sean Bacher rounds up this month's most desirable gadgets, including the smart TV by Hisense and a golfing must-have from Garmin.

New year gadget must-haves

From a Livescribe 3 Pro Smartpen to the miniature USB 3.0 flash drive from Atom, Sean Bacher reviews some of his favourite latest gadgets.

The most desirable gadgets in 2014

The buzz around wearable device at this year’s CES in Las Vegas almost overshadowed a flood of groundbreaking new gadgets, but not quite.

Consumer technology: The next ‘big’ cellphone shape

The watchwords for consumer mobile phone technology in 2013 will be "thinner" and "bigger," writes Arthur Goldstuck.

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Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

Johannesburg cannot police its future

South Africa’s biggest city is ground zero for debates about the long-term effectiveness and constitutionality of militarised urban policing and how we imagine the post-Covid city

Press Releases

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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