The end of Moore’s Law

Billions of people now carry around more computing power in their pockets than was used to land a man on the moon, writes Alistair Fairweather.

Moore’s law of shrinking circuits has its limits

Even for its author, Moore's law – a predictor of progress in the electronics industry – has been around a lot longer than expected.

Intel aims to reinvent desktop computing

Intel unveiled developments at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco that it says will help drive the reinvention of desktop computing.

CES 2014: Intel to speed up wearables, slow conflict minerals

At the CES, Intel's Brian Krzanich has announced its plans to accelerate innovation across devices while addressing the issue of conflict minerals.

Yolo! Intel smartphone launched in Kenya

Kenya's Safaricom has announced the release of the Yolo smartphone, the first smartphone for Africa using the Intel smartphone platform.

Google chief to face competition chief in antitrust inquiry

Google's Eric Schmidt is to meet the European Commission's antitrust chief amid signs that the search giant will be accused of abusing its position.

Will Intel’s Ultrabook take on the iPad?

Intel has said computer makers Lenovo, Asustek and Acer will launch its new lightweight notebook PCs -- known as Ultrabooks -- at the end of May.

PC doubts lead as Microsoft profit looks set to rise

Microsoft is expected to post a 9% increase in fiscal fourth-quarter profit, but investors may be distracted by evidence of flickering PC sales.

Hardware? Software? Who cares?

Right now a tectonic shift is under way in one of the world's most important industries: information technology.

Intel sets bright tone for earnings, tech rises

Resilient demand for PCs and servers helped Intel's margin and revenue forecasts blast past Wall Street expectations.


From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it