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Since emerging in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019, the coronavirus has spread around the world. As of February 2020, the death toll within mainland China exceeded 1,113, with 44,563 confirmed cases. As the outbreak grew, so did public questions and concerns. To help address those fears and resolve the crisis, public safety officials in China explored how to use new technologies — like drones. Disinfecting Public Spaces with Drones. Together with agricultural technology think tanks, Chinese tech company, DJI has been working to fight the disease. On February 4, the company pledged almost US $1.5 million in aid to help contain the outbreak. It has also adapted a series of agricultural spraying drones to spray disinfectant in potenti.
From series and film streaming to playing video games online to watching wrestling, to getting a delivered to your home every month – the future demands you have a subscription to something. So why not a subscription to a car, or many cars? "Changing up your ride is as easy as binge-watching your favourite show," says Nissan. On Wednesday the Japanese car manufacturer says that it would launch a subscription service that allows drivers to switch to a different car as often as every day, reports . "Nissan Switch", the name of this new service, is scheduled to launch in the Houston area as a test run, says Nissan in a release.
The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is suing Facebook for $9 billion in unpaid taxes, reports . This new lawsuit has gone to trial in a San Francisco court. The social network is under the microscope for a deal it made in 2010 with an Irish subsidiary that it uses to send money about internationally. The IRS alleges that Facebook has undervalued the intellectual property it sold to the subsidiary in question and therefore dodged billions in taxes. Called to testify were Facebook CTO, Mark Schroepfer and AR and VR chief, Andrew Bosworth. Three other Facebook execs are expected to testify, the trial is expected to last three to four weeks. It isn’t uncommon for tech giants to shelter billions from taxes by storing money in Ireland as the co.
Cloud Data Management solutions provider, Veeam announced that Gil Vega has been appointed Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Vega, whose previous experience includes serving as MD and CISO at CME Group, will be responsible for establishing and maintaining Veeam’s vision and strategy to ensure its information assets and solutions are adequately protected. He has held various cybersecurity leadership posts within the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Intelligence Community. Vega will report to Bill Largent, Veeam CEO, and will be part of the company’s executive management team. “Data is the most critical asset in any organization, but protecting it [data] against threats – both external and internal – is becoming more complex,” say.
Google has launched the first developer preview for its new OS, Android 11, revealing many new features that will be included in its future release, according to . "Today, we’re releasing the first Developer Preview of Android 11, and building on a strong feedback cycle last year, we’re making this year’s preview available to you earlier than ever," stated the company. Developers may now a system image for the Pixel 2, 3, 3a, or 4, to try out the operating system.
Imagine if you could use your PC or smartphone without your hands and fingers – send a text by thinking it, work on multiple computers by glancing at Apps and icons on the screen. Close and open tabs and windows write in documents. If you’re thinking that all sounds like something from Ghost in the Shell , you’d be right. But also, it’s a real thing allowed by a device that costs just short of $400. , a French tech start-up and commercial version of a cognitive neuroscience lab, claims that their new kit will allow users to “…control anything in their digital world by using just their thoughts”, writes . The device, which inserts into a cap or headband, rests at the back of the head, there a dry electrode-based receiver reads and interprets.
Digital transformation is no longer a nice-to-have, it’s critical to the survival of your business. When the economy and business landscape is in a period of growth and prosperity, organisations can be forgiven for thinking that digital transformation is a luxury, something they can experiment with that doesn’t need to affect the core of their organisation. Unfortunately, in South Africa, the economy is under extreme pressure, and many businesses are fighting for their lives.
The oft-discussed game-streaming platform Google Stadia will be coming to Samsung, Asus and Razer phones as soon as 20 February, writes . Google announced today that Stadia will be working on some Android phones from Samsung, Asus, and Razer. The Stadia, up until now, has only worked on Google’s Pixel phones. “Stadia is about to play games on WAY more phones,” reads the announcement. “You’ll also soon be able to play on the brand-new Samsung S20 line. More supported phones mean you have even more ways to play games when, where, and how you want with Stadia.”After 20 February, users will be able to stream games from Stadia on 26 different Android phones, including the Pixel device series. Stadia can also be played on tablets, laptops, deskt.
African countries, including Botswana, Kenya, and South Africa, were surveyed in 2019 to determine their preparedness to face threats from cybercrime by KnowBe4, an international security awareness training company. The study found that 53% of all Africans surveyed think that trusting emails from people they know is good enough to preclude them from security threats.
Remote offices/branch offices (ROBOs) require complex infrastructure as they generally involve rural locations and distances, often with patchy connectivity, which can be problematic for the digitally transforming organisation that wants its satellite offices to be cloud-based. Fortunately, though, the evolution of satellite, SD-WAN, 4G, hyper-converged infrastructure and backup technology is allowing the ROBO sites of today become a more seamless extension of the organisation. However, as Risna Steenkamp, ESM Business Unit Manager at value-added distributor Networks Unlimited Africa, clarifies, “Even with the expansion of robust connectivity options for ROBO sites, these locations must still overcome single points of network infrastructure.
Web Partner has a Digital Support team in Web Design, Graphic Design, Email Hosting and Domains, Google Ads, Social Media Marketing and Management and SEO. Trusted by more than 10 000 businesses; with their. and trusted service, they continue to dominate the web design industry in South Africa. “While we offer premium web design with strategic marketing services to SMEs, exceeding our clients’ expectations with service you can trust will always be the foundation on which we continue to build our company,” says Brian le Roux, Founder and CEO. “Mobile and responsive design has become a standard, but with the high pace of ever-changing technology, being up-to-date with the latest trends – not only in design but also in user behaviour – we are s.
reports that four individuals are currently set to take a trip around the Earth sometime at the end of 2021 or the start of 2022 with SpaceX. This new development stems from a deal between upstart spaceflight company and Space Adventures, an established space tourism enterprise that has since been the medium by which seven different private citizens have taken trips to and from the International Space Station aboard the Russian Soyuz rocket and other spacecraft. Space Adventures says that the price of this new mission with SpaceX will not be released. The two companies were also mum on certain details, like what kind of preparation the four space-tourists would have to undergo before lift-off. However, it is confirmed that the tourists will.
The Fix Scholarship and Software AG South Africa have partnered up to launch the Software AG Social Innovation Startup Programme – an initiative aimed at providing assistance to tech-enabled startups to solve their biggest social challenges, including providing networks, best practices and capital to scale in the industry. “With technology advancing globally and the visible rise of tech social enterprises in South Africa, the partnership between Software AG and the Fix Scholarship is an important partnership in providing social innovators with the skills to not only exist but thrive in a rapidly changing digital space,” says Fix Moeti, CEO and Founder of the Fix Scholarship. Moeti adds, “the Fix Scholarship has always remained true to its b.
Despite the various economic and structural challenges that South Africa currently faces, there are many market opportunities and reasons to remain optimistic. An acceleration in cloud services adoption within the local enterprise space and recent investments made by global hyperscalers have served to boost foreign investor confidence, and positions South Africa favourably. The prevailing circumstances also necessitate that organisations innovate in an effort to survive as they currently face tremendous cost pressures and have to do more with less.
A WordPress plugin, the ThemeGrill Importer, which has over 200,000 active installations and can be used to import ThemeGrill official themes, demo content, widgets and theme instantly with a click. In version 1.3.4 and above, as well as versions 1.6.1 and below of ThemeGrill exists a security vulnerability that can allow any unauthenticated user to wipe entire databases of data to its default state after which they are automatically logged in as an administrator. With hundreds of thousands of businesses using WordPress for their websites, any of them that use the plugin can be at risk of having their entire websites wiped, their data deleted and their admin rights stolen. The only thing someone needs to wipe an entire database is that ther.
Chinese tech manufacturer, TCL is reportedly working on a device with a ‘slide-out’ display, according to leaked images shared by. CNET ’s sources claim that the company was set to showoff this phone at the . In stark comparison to foldable smartphones, like the recently unveiled or the Motorolla Razr, the TCL device makes use of an extendable display that slides out from beneath the top screen. While TCL has yet to confirm the validity of the images or the latest form-factor, smartphone aficionados can take it as a sign that tech manufacturers aren’t quite done when it comes to pushing the physical limits of a device. Although, this design does leave viewers asking a number of questions. “For starters, when the device is expanded the scree.
Microsoft has had to issue major warnings to all Windows 10 users, confirming that the latest ‘Patch Tuesday’ update can cause system freezes and crashes across every supported version of Windows 10 – from Windows 10 Home through to Enterprise and even Server, reports . The update designated as ‘ KB4524244 ‘ had been available for four days before Microsoft pulled it, but four days is more than enough time for the bugged patch to be firmly installed in your system. Another Windows 10 update, ‘ KB4532693 ‘, a security fix, released two years ago by Microsoft has just recently begun causing stop errors or Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) crashes.
In 2020, three themes will heavily influence our private and professional lives: employee experience, artificial intelligence (AI), and sustainability. Business success will depend on how well enterprises manage the associated challenges and opportunities. Shining a spotlight on employees. One theme that is bound to shape business success in 2020, and beyond, is the recent rise of the employee experience as a corporate priority. For decades, businesses have been focused solely on the customer experience: strong customer orientation and smooth customer experience have been considered the route to success. However today, enterprises realise that good employee experience is equally important: it improves engagement, which is a major contributin.
we covered the Nedbank client data hack in which 1.7 million Nedbank clients may have had their personal and private data leaked to the public. The leak emanated from a security breach at Computer Services, a third-party service provider that issues SMS and email marketing on behalf of the bank. The breach had seen names, ID numbers, telephone numbers, and even email and physical addresses of Nedbank clients compromised. Once the bank became aware of the security issue after a routine monitoring procedure. New details have emerged that have confirmed that the data breach was first discovered two weeks ago, one week before the story of the leak had broken, amongst other things, via . New Details from Nedbank CEO:. Mike Brown, CEO of Nedbank,
Samsung just recently unveiled it’s latest foldable device – the – only a few months after the due to “technical problems”. What exactly were these technical problems, you might ask? Well, the smartphone giant faced major backlash when users worldwide discovered their Foldable Display’s snapped, cracked and broken. The initial problem was pegged to a removable screen protector that simply wasn’t flexible enough to withstand the daily opening and closing movement. Since then, Samsung developed first-of-its-kind foldable ‘glass’ that can withstand up to 200k folds. This Ultra-Thin Glass (UTG) is standard on all Z Flips. Putting the UTG to the test. Smartphone users around the world were a bit more sceptical during Samsung’s second attempt at a.

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