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The Records Company Welcomes New Era of Record Retrieval in the US

Imagine a company inundated with tasks yet making no progress because it needs to secure and verify information from specific documents. Instead of dedicating the day to fulfilling these tasks, the staff experience sluggish turnaround […]

Enjoy Barrier-free Communication with the Revolutionary Samsung Galaxy S24

With their latest flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S24, the technology giant has once again raised the bar in terms of what consumers can do with their mobile phones. In essence, the Samsung Galaxy S24 […]

Inside the Battle against Smartphones

There’s a movement against smartphones. Initially it focused on how smartphones are killing productivity, now it’s turning its focus on the impact on kids. The movement is gathering momentum to an extent that one media […]

Dove just created an Award deserving AI related Ad

When Dove launched its “Evolution” commercial in 2006, it went viral almost immediately. The spot showed a time-lapsed inside look at how an image goes from photograph to beauty ad—and all the digital manipulation in […]

The Ultimate Review of the AI Pin is here

Reviews for Humane’s wearable Ai Pin are finally in—and they are, to put it lightly, very bad. Not that we’re surprised. Before the pin officially debuted last November, Fast Company’s global design editor, Mark Wilson, […]

Huawei Fusionsolar launches Luna 2.0 solar solution in South Africa

Leading global digital power and product solution vendor, Huawei has launched its innovative Fusionsolar Residential Luna 2.0 solar solution to the South African market. The product can be utilized in smaller scenarios i.e. residential, Small, […]

Google just launched its own chip (based on ARM) to challenge Amazon and Microsoft

Google has launched its own design of a CPU, based on the ARM architecture. The new chip, called Axion, will reside in the Google Cloud. Companies will pay to run their computing jobs on the […]

How Countries can respond to AI advancements

A lot has been said by the public about what is good and bad about Artificial Intelligence (AI). Now, the South African government has spoken out about AI during the AI National Government Summit held […]

The meaning of being an African Youtuber: Big audiences, no Big money

In April 2018, 31-year-old Nigerian content creator Tayo Aina’s video about rapper J. Cole’s performance in Nigeria went viral, amassing 1.1 million views. Despite that success, because his audience was largely based in Africa Aina […]

Apple will no longer support this iPhone

Time marches quickly for just about anyone. But in the technology world, it can positively gallop. Apple has declared the iPhone 6 Plus to be “obsolete” technology, meaning it will no longer repair or service […]

Inside the new Zoom Redesign

Zoom is as synonymous with video chat as Kleenex is to tissue paper. With 300 million daily meeting participants (a stat last measured in 2020), Zoom exploded during the pandemic due to its accessible design, […]

Tik Tok ban may not work

American lawmakers took steps that indicated they are serious about banning TikTok if the Chinese parent company, ByteDance, does not sell to a US company. When the ban becomes a reality it will be a […]

Lessons from the Kate Middleton scandal

It’s the scandal that keeps on giving—and has dominated social media discourse in a way few other stories have in years: What the hell is going on with Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales, and wife […]

The Elon Musk legal challenge is good for Tech

Elon Musk has been receiving serious backlash lately for all the right reasons. He has been off the mark a couple of times. He has been vocal about issues that should have been left to […]

Venus Williams just launched an AI interior design platform called Palazzo

Instagram. Pinterest. Augmented reality apps from Ikea and Amazon. There are all sorts of ways we try to reimagine the design of our homes—without actually hiring an interior decorator. And, frankly, none of them are […]

Microsoft adds another AI company beyond OpenAI

Microsoft announced an artificial intelligence partnership Monday with the French startup Mistral AI that could lessen the software giant’s reliance on ChatGPT-maker OpenAI for supplying the next wave of chatbots and other generative AI products. […]

SOVEREIGN AI: An opportunity for uniquely South African powered Artificial Intelligence

ChatGPT got most people excited about Artificial Intelligence (AI). Although AI has been with us for some time, recent developments have increased its adoption. Before then and through this era of AI euphoria, I’ve been […]

Unpacking Gemma: The new Google open source AI model

Google announced recently set of new large language models, collectively called “Gemma,” and a return to the practice of releasing new research into the open-source ecosystem. The new models were developed by Google DeepMind and […]

Why you should not put your iPhone in rice if it gets wet

For over a decade, the home remedy for people who drop their iPhone in the sink, a puddle, or, ahem, the toilet has been the same: Dry it off and stick it in dry rice […]

OpenAI just released a text to video tool, called Sora

With the unveiling of a new text-to-video tool called Sora, OpenAI has joined Runway, Meta, Google, and others in the race toward AI video that nears the quality of traditional live-action video. Announcing Sora — […]

Tinder is trying to get new love and improve your love life

Tinder emerged onto the scene 12 years ago and disrupted online dating forever with the swipe. Now the company’s new CEO says it’s time for another shift—and she wants to make sure Tinder is once […]

Tech Giants are getting serious about Fake Content generated by AI

Recently, disturbing and sexually explicit fake pictures of Taylor Swift appeared online and were circulated swiftly. According to the New York Times, one image shared by a user on X was viewed 47 million times […]

Editorial: Inside the latest issue of FastCompany (SA)

We are entering a very interesting period in the evolution of technology. Some of the innovations we’ve been dreaming about are become a reality; there has never been a better time to witness innovation in […]

Lanny Smoot – the Designer behind the coolest tech from Disney unveils the HoloTile

Disney Imagineer Lanny Smoot is walking through Disneyland, the theme park where many of his inventions pepper rides and experiences. He’s in a plaza, wandering around like he’s trying to decide which ride to go […]

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