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    8 Crypto debit cards you can use in Africa

    8 Crypto debit cards you can use in Africa

    But, due to risks associated with crypto assets, most African countries are yet to dip their legs into the crypto world. First, cryptocurrencies are highly volatile. And this is the biggest turn-off for most businesses. Secondly, adopting crypto as a legal tender comes with some legal ramifications. And these ramifications can be too much work and tedious to work around.   Crypto adoption has been facing a hard time in Africa for some time now. And yet, some crypto debit cards have made it e

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    TransUnion SA hacked: Credit bureau confirms ‘extortion demand’

    TransUnion SA hacked: Credit bureau confirms ‘extortion demand’

    TransUnion South Africa confirmed that a “criminal third party” gained access to one of its servers. A hacker group has reportedly claimed responsibility for the hack and the company said it will not meet their ransom demands. TRANSUNION CONFIRMS HACK TransUnion, which is one of the country’s largest credit bureaus, said the hackers gained access to its server through misuse of an authorised client’s credentials. The American company has a presence in more than 30 countries around th

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    Nifty new WhatsApp features rolling out soon

    Nifty new WhatsApp features rolling out soon

    Facebook (now, Meta) bosom buddies WABetaInfo highlighted a bunch of new changes expected to hit the Android version of WhatsApp, over the last week. None of the features is groundbreaking but they should make the chat app’s experience more convenient (for some). WHATSAPP BLUR TOOL COMES TO ANDROID The blurring feature, which has been available on iOS for quite some time, is expected to roll out in a beta version of WhatsApp for Android imminently. The feature will be located within

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    HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Runner: Why it’s a must-have for serious runners

    HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Runner: Why it’s a must-have for serious runners

    The HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Series is here and is set to impress anyone who has high expectations of their wearable technology. The series comprises the HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 46mm, the HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 42mm, and, perhaps most impressively of all, the HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Runner. This is the first smartwatch Huawei has ever designed that specifically caters to the needs of runners. Many of the high-tech specs in the HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Series have been adjusted in the new model to better monitor your runni

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    Computer hacker ordered to pay victim R3500 per month until R350k he stole is ‘paid in full’

    Computer hacker ordered to pay victim R3500 per month until R350k he stole is ‘paid in full’

    Raydson Lehlogonolo Ntsala was sentenced to three years of correctional supervision by the Gqeberha Regional Court for the fraud he committed in 2017. The computer hacker tricked a woman into paying him R350 000. COMPUTER HACKER MUST PAY BACK VICTIM The court ordered the 35-year-old to repay the victim as part of his sentence. He must immediately pay R10 000 and thereafter he must pay the victim R3500 per month until the balance is settled. It should take about eight years. The v

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    Tygerberg becomes first public hospital to perform robotic surgery [PICS]

    Tygerberg becomes first public hospital to perform robotic surgery [PICS]

    Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town, Western Cape became the first government institution to perform robotic surgery in South Africa on Tuesday, 22 February. TYGERBERG PERFORMS FIRST ROBOTIC SURGERY The hospital launched its da Vinci surgical robotic programme on Tuesday. The two da Vinci Xi systems are the most advanced surgical robots available today. The Tygerberg system will be used by specialist surgeons in colorectal surgery, urology, gynaecology and hepatobiliary surgery. The

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    The best Bitcoin robot 2022

    The best Bitcoin robot 2022

    If you’re a new trader in the crypto world, you may be wondering which best bitcoin robot is the best to use. There are several factors to consider, including price volatility and market risk. Some Bitcoin Robots can be used to make profits without the need for a large initial investment. A free demo mode is available to give the robot a test run before you fully commit to using it. How to Find the Best Bitcoin Robot  The best Bitcoin robot will give you a high payout rate. This type of

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    Musk ‘confident’ of Starship orbital launch this year

    Musk ‘confident’ of Starship orbital launch this year

    Addressing an audience at the company’s Starbase facility near Boca Chica, south Texas, the tycoon merely said: “I feel at this point highly confident that we’ll get to orbit this year,” while hinting at a potential pivot to launching from Florida if the company encounters regulatory hurdles. Musk was speaking against the impressive backdrop of the spacecraft in its fully-stacked configuration, standing 394 feet (120 meters) tall, with a matte black upper-stage placed on a shimmering silver

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    HUAWEI nova Y9a: Five reasons why it’s the perfect Valentine’s Day gift

    HUAWEI nova Y9a: Five reasons why it’s the perfect Valentine’s Day gift

    Roses, chocolates and a mixed tape of your favourite ’90s love songs aren’t going to cut it this Valentine’s Day. The world has moved on. You know it and your soon-to-be Valentine knows it too. Fortunately, with the new HUAWEI nova Y9a smartphone now available in South Africa, you have the opportunity to make this the best Valentine’s Day yet for your special someone.  Here are the top five things we love about this incredible device: Its sleek and sexy design Every corner of the HUA

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    5 Best new cryptocurrencies to buy

    5 Best new cryptocurrencies to buy

    The gold standard in cryptocurrencies has long been Bitcoin, while several other players have entered the blockchain arena, including such popular option as Ethereum.  However, new cryptocurrencies have recently been created that promise to provide strong growth potential going forward. In this article, we list the 5 best new cryptocurrencies to consider adding to your portfolio in 2022.  1. SolanaPrime It is safe to say that Solana is one of the world’s most rapidly expanding blockc

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    US Mazda drivers stuck listening to public news radio

    US Mazda drivers stuck listening to public news radio

    Dozens of owners of the vehicles in the Seattle area are unable to change the channel from 94.9 FM, while others are doomed to watch their multimedia screens endlessly – and fruitlessly – reboot. The bug only affects drivers of cars made between 2014 and 2017, who happened to drop in on KUOW, the local National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate, the Seattle Times reported. NPR, a non-profit radio station much loved by listeners but mocked by critics for its staid image, made no immedi

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    Everything you need to know about cloud mining

    Everything you need to know about cloud mining

    Digital money is gaining more and more popularity in the modern world. Scattered single miners no longer surprise anyone, since today it is quite common to find entire farms or mining centers in which powerful equipment performs continuous calculations of mathematical algorithms based on cryptographic elements. Also, such a kind of electronic currency mining as bitcoin cloud mining is actively spreading. With a good combination of circumstances, with some diligence, such an enterprise can become

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    Grand Theft Auto 6? Rockstar FINALLY confirms new GTA game

    Grand Theft Auto 6? Rockstar FINALLY confirms new GTA game

    Grand Theft Auto is a game that is not just synonymous with people all over the world. It’s HUGELY loved by the South African video gaming community. From standing in line at Musica stores trying to get your hands on GTA: San Andreas for PS2, to playing GTA online with your friends. Driving around the various in game-cities has been loved by even the most casual South African gamer. Now, we finally have an official word about the new (not new version of GTA V) GTA game. When will Grand Theft

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    Is ETH going to overtake BTC?

    Is ETH going to overtake BTC?

    The price of Ethereum, also called Ether, skyrocketed 6.8 times since Dec 2020, while BTC only clocked a 2.3 times gain. Next, we delve deep into Ether and Bitcoin’s technical and fundamental analysis from an investor’s perspective to settle the debate.  Bitcoin Maximalism VS the Flippening Narrative  A portion of Bitcoin’s market cap is held by Bitcoin maximalists who think that BTC is the only viable crypto coin for the future. Most of these people are invested in Bitcoin for a long ti

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    Apple hits revenue record despite chip shortage

    Apple hits revenue record despite chip shortage

    The expectations-beating results offered signals that the coronavirus-era tech boom may not be quite over yet, even as diminishing growth shadows firms like lockdown lifestyle champ Netflix. Smartphone sales topped $71 billion, buoyed by strong demand for the iPhone 13 line, especially in China. Overall, the tech giant posted a net profit of $34.6 billion in its first quarter, compared with $28.7 billion in the same quarter the prior year, according to the earnings report. The su

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    The Digitalisation of South Africa: Growing eCommerce trend

    The Digitalisation of South Africa: Growing eCommerce trend

    Businesses all around the world are adopting new technology to better serve their customers, and South Africa is no different. As the availability of smartphones and the internet has increased, the number of people getting online has too. In modern countries, there’s a growing demand for businesses that understand the needs of the modern consumer. This means providing easy-to-use online services and applications. As more businesses get online, competitors need to follow in order to not get l

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    WATCH LIVE: SA nanosatellites launched by Elon Musk’s SpaceX Transporter-3

    WATCH LIVE: SA nanosatellites launched by Elon Musk’s SpaceX Transporter-3

    Three locally produced nanosatellites will be launched into space on Thursday, 13 January. It is a first for the country’s space industry, as well as the continent, as it is the first launch of such a constellation developed entirely on the African continent. FIRST FOR SA AS LOCAL SATELLITE CONSTELLATION HEADS TO SPACE The South African nanosatellites will be launched aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, from Cape Canaveral in the United States, as a “rideshare payload” as part of the Elon

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    California warns of possible oversight of Tesla tests

    California warns of possible oversight of Tesla tests

    Several clips on YouTube and Twitter show drivers testing Full Self-Driving beta and suddenly having to regain control of their vehicles to prevent their Tesla from hitting a pole or veering into the oncoming lane. Tesla has noted the tools require active driver supervision, but the California Department of Motor Vehicles said in a letter to the firm on January 5 it is reviewing whether the features meet the definition of an autonomous vehicle. Elon Musk’s car company has recruited some

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    Goldfish can drive fish tank on wheels, Israel study finds

    Goldfish can drive fish tank on wheels, Israel study finds

    Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev found that a goldfish’s innate navigational abilities allowed it to steer a robotic vehicle towards a terrestrial target if given a food reward. To conduct their unusual experiment, the team placed a fish tank on a set of motorised wheels. A camera system then recorded the fish’s movements in the water and translated it into navigational directions – effectively moving the contraption in the direction where the fish bumped up against the

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    Cajee brothers crypto saga: Burnt investors want retribution, will pursue criminal case

    Cajee brothers crypto saga: Burnt investors want retribution, will pursue criminal case

    A group of investors in the South African cryptocurrency exchange, which went bust in 2021, Africrypt, are pushing for brothers Raees and Ameer Cajee to be charged despite recent deal that saw some investors reimbursed. CAJEE BROTHERS COULD STILL FACE CHARGES According to Bloomberg, a group of about 35 investors are seeking the arrest of the Cajee brothers – aged 21 and 18 – who disappeared along with a reported $3.6 billion in Bitcoin in April 2021. The Cajee brothers told investors

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    CES show highlights: Robo-dogs, self-sailing boat, brain tech

    CES show highlights: Robo-dogs, self-sailing boat, brain tech

    Industry behemoths like Amazon and Google stayed away over the virus risk, but the more than 2,200 firms big and small in attendance still pitched their hopes for the next big thing. Here are some parting highlights from the show:  MIND CONTROL?  French startup Wisear is working on technology that detects the signals that zip between the brain and certain muscles, in order to use them to operate connected devices. At this stage, his team has paired the system with earphon

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    Self-driving race cars zip into history at CES

    Self-driving race cars zip into history at CES

    Members of Italian-American team PoliMOVE cheered as their Formula 1 race car, nicknamed “Minerva,” repeatedly passed a rival entered by South Korean team Kaist. Minerva was doing nearly 115 miles per hour (185 kilometers per hour) when it blew past the Kaist car, easily beating  the top speed hoped for by race organizers. But every racer was deemed a winner by organizers who saw the real victory as the fact that self-driving algorithms could handle the high-speed competition. “IT’S

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    Robot tractors may be heading to a farm near you

    Robot tractors may be heading to a farm near you

    Venerable American farm equipment manufacturer John Deere and French agricultural robot start-up Naio debuted their latest innovations at the Consumer Electronics Show, which began Wednesday in Las Vegas.  Touted as a means to feed the world, John Deere combined its popular 8R tractor, a plow, GPS and 360-degree cameras to create a machine a farmer can control from a smartphone. Once the tractor is driven into the field, the farmer can simply swipe right to send it on its way, with no ne

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    Came in the black BMW, left in a white one: Manufacturer shows off colour-changing car

    Came in the black BMW, left in a white one: Manufacturer shows off colour-changing car

    German vehicle manufacturer BMW unveiled a concept version of its iX SUV at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The vehicle uses “E Ink” – the same technology used by e-readers like the Kindle – which allows it to change colour at the touch of a button. BMW UNVEILS COLOUR CHANGING VEHICLE AT CES BMW says its concept is bringing the car body to life, adding that digital experiences will not be limited to just displays in the future as the real and virtual world melds. The

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    Trading Bitcoin for South Africans in 2022

    Trading Bitcoin for South Africans in 2022

    The digital currency was first introduced in 2009 by an unknown developer named Satoshi Nakamoto. Due to the various advantages, it soon became a hot topic for many and rose in value. Many altcoins came after Bitcoin, the most famous ones being Ethereum, Litecoin, Cardano, etc. We will list the critical benefits and characteristics of trading Bitcoin so that traders in South Africa can make better investment decisions. Benefits of Bitcoin Trading Let us list some of the vital benefits of

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