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Old dog, new tricks: Sony unleashes ‘intelligent’ robot pet

The 30-centimetre long hound-like machine comes complete with flapping ears and its eyes can show various emotions.

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.

‘The Interview’ released on YouTube, other digital platforms

Sony has debuted the movie online after hackers threatened its release, making it available on YouTube before screenings at 320 independent theatres.

Sony Pictures CEO says Sony had no choice but to pull ‘The Interview’

Sony Pictures Entertainment chief executive, Michael Lynton, said the Hollywood studio did not make a mistake in pulling the film "The Interview."

Hollywood voices outrage over Sony cancelling N Korea movie

Celebrities have criticised the decision made by movie theatres and Sony to cancel "The Interview"'s December 25 release after threats from hackers.

Samsung takes Berlin at tech expo

At the annual IFA consumer technology expo in Berlin, most of the big guns rolled out new weaponry, writes Arthur Goldstuck.

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".

Bigger smartphone screens? It’s all about video

As smartphone screens go ever-larger, some expect a backlash and a return to poky displays. But there is a powerful force behind the trend.

Sony announces release of 100 PS4 games

The PS4 is still the darling console in the gaming industry despite the fact that it has very few games, but games will be released soon, says Sony.

Sony PS4 attracts gamers as rival fails to win them over

As the E3 conference takes place, Sony has insisted that the game console war is far from won despite its PR launch triumph over Microsoft.

Smartphone captures camera’s decline

Not long ago, life's precious moments were captured by someone who had the foresight to carry a camera.

Made in Japan, but it might not be for long

More firms face a tough choice over whether or not to move production in Japan overseas to escape the impact of the relentless rise of the yen.

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Yeoville can police itself, thank you

In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

Worship during lockdown – in a different way

The bishop uses WhatsApp to share scripture readings, and prayers and comments with all his congregants during the lockdown

Slice of life: ‘People have more compassion’

You know, this coronavirus thing, I just feel, if South Africans can stick together, we’ll get through this

Press Releases

Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world