Digital Intellectual property protection

World Intellectual Property Day (26 April) raises awareness on how intellectual property (IP) impacts daily life. But while much attention is placed around the legal aspects, companies and individuals need to consider the security ramifications as well. “Intellectual property runs the gamut of trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, and patents. Protecting these in an ultra-competitive digital…

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April 23, 2019

Meditations Series: Progressive relaxation

Progressive relaxation, sometimes called body scan meditation, is meditation that encourages people to scan their bodies for areas of tension. The goal is to notice tension and to allow it to release. During a progressive relaxation session, practitioners start at one end of their body, usually their feet, and work through the whole. Some forms…

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April 16, 2019

DHL launches eShop

DHL Express has launched Africa eShop, a new mobile and desktop platform enabling customers to shop directly from more than 200 US- and UK-based online retailers, with all shipments delivered by the logistics company, to the shopper’s door. Developed in partnership with Link Commerce, a division of Mall for Africa, the app is aimed at…

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April 16, 2019

Divoom Tivoo Max 

Divoom’s flagship model, the Tivoo Max has been designed to instigate a spectacle of entertainment and functionality. With a 256 programmable LED, the Tivoo Max features acoustic qualities that deliver on pure sonic output. Have the ability to play music, create pixel art, check the weather, receive social media notifications and edit LED specifications. Its…

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April 16, 2019

Specialisation schools in SA

four months into the 2019 calendar school year, the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) has already opened two specialisation schools focused on creating a skilled labour force. It is well known that SA faces a digital skills gap, with government, organisations and industry veterans all calling for an increased focus on skills development in key…

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April 15, 2019

Bondic Liquid Plastic Welder

Repair anything. Better than glue! How many times has glue let us down? Fingers stuck together, broken toys that we just can’t fix, having to throw out our stuff because gluing it only made it worse. Not to mention just when we need glue most we discover our 3-month-old bottle is as dry as the…

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April 12, 2019

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder

Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD) is a childhood condition of extreme irritability, anger, and frequent, intense temper outbursts. DMDD symptoms go beyond a being a “moody” child—children with DMDD experience severe impairment that requires clinical attention. DMDD is a fairly new diagnosis, appearing for the first time in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders…

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April 11, 2019

Quickfass Cass Nasty C challenge

Rapper and Tall Racks label boss Nasty C has announced that his stable has partnered with Red Bull Music to pursue a project called Lift As You Rise aimed at helping other artists across SA to rise higher. Lift As You Rise project will be promoted by musicians Nasty C, Tellaman, Gemini Major, Rowlene, Lastee…

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April 8, 2019

The best mobile networks in South Africa

MyBroadband Insights has released its Q1 2019 Mobile Network Quality Report, which shows that MTN has the best mobile network in South Africa. The report is based on 345,700 speed tests which were performed by thousands of MyBroadband Android Speed Test App users across South Africa between 1 January and 31 March 2019. The research…

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April 8, 2019

WhatsApp lets you decide who can add you into groups

WhatsApp is giving users more control over who can add them into group chats in a bid to prevent unwanted invitations. Until today, group chats on the messaging app could become a nuisance for some, as anyone could be added into conversations without their permission simply by adding their phone number. The Facebook-owned platform is rolling…

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April 5, 2019