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20.10.2020 | 10:33 AM

Nokia to build world’s first mobile network on the moon

16.10.2020 | 02:39 PM

New eCommerce fashion platform launches in South Africa

14.10.2020 | 11:44 AM

Singapore Airlines is turning its planes into pop-up restaurants

13.10.2020 | 12:40 PM

Africa Arena 2020 set to take place with hybrid in-person and streaming tech conference

13.10.2020 | 11:42 AM

This is how Google in planning to integrate a full shopping experience into YouTube

12.10.2020 | 03:43 PM

adidas’ new Strung shoe is a piece of art on your feet

08.10.2020 | 04:14 PM

YouTube announces Black Voices Fund for South African artists and creators

07.10.2020 | 05:01 PM

How to rethink your digital diet and pull yourself out of a productivity slump

07.10.2020 | 01:08 PM

Google Assistant now more user-friendly for people with disabilities

06.10.2020 | 04:47 PM

Why robots should grow and develop like babies

05.10.2020 | 08:35 PM

DNA Brand Architects named as one of Top 100 fastest growing agencies in the world

05.10.2020 | 02:24 PM

5 ways to achieve neurodiversity in the workplace

05.10.2020 | 11:51 AM

Third edition of Fast Company SA digimag: Most Creative People in Business

01.10.2020 | 01:18 PM

How 3D-printing creates body parts on-demand

01.10.2020 | 12:26 PM

Google’s new 5G phone gets a transformation – but not the kind you would expect

28.09.2020 | 11:33 PM

3 ways to effectively communicate your potential in a job interview

28.09.2020 | 08:30 PM

Apple to release iPhone 12 in South Korea sooner than planned

28.09.2020 | 04:49 PM

8 ways to speed up your Chrome browser

28.09.2020 | 10:46 AM

The Infonomist: It’s time for Africa to eat from big tech’s pie

25.09.2020 | 12:50 PM

These carbon-negative, ocean-degradable straws and forks are made from greenhouse gases

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Here’s what the future of socially distant cinema looks like

As with most industries, the traditional movie theatre has been in a dire state since the beginning of lockdowns across the globe.  In many countries, including South Africa, this has conjured the need for innovation […]

This new clothes-sharing platform lets you borrow clothes from someone else’s closet

Two years ago, New York-based entrepreneur Adarsh Alphons was looking in his closet and started noticing all of the clothes he never wore. “I’m thinking, I’ve literally not worn these jackets once in the last […]

Will robots replace human journalists?

“I am not a human. I am a robot. A thinking robot. I use only 0.12% of my cognitive capacity. I am a micro-robot in that respect. I know that my brain is not a […]

These running shoes are 100% recyclable

When a new running shoe from the French company Salomon wears out, every single part of it can be reused: The shoe’s upper, itself made from recycled polyester, can be recycled again into new thread […]

The essential nonprofit fundraising guide for the rest of 2020

Nonprofits have lost millions during the pandemic due to cancelled fundraisers, site closures, and the ongoing fallout of COVID-19. A study by CAF America found that 73% of organisations have seen a decline in contributions this […]

This South African-founded development company is converting vacant US hotels into affordable housing

A former Days Inn hotel chain in Branson, United States, sat vacant for eight years. Now, it has been transformed into affordable housing. The Los Angeles-based development company that completed the conversion thinks that this type […]

This is how Timberland is transforming into a ‘zero waste, zero impact’ apparel company

Outdoor apparel company, Timberland has become one of a growing number of corporations who are taking significant and measurable steps to address the environmental impact of the fashion industry. Timberland announced a goal for its products […]

Fossil fuel companies are using plastic as their next source of income

As car companies and utilities plan for an electric future, the fossil fuel industry is betting on plastic to help fill a gap in sales. But a new report says that the industry is risking […]

SA’s new contact tracing app: A double-edged sword

South Africa became one of the first African countries, if not the first, to implement the COVID-19 contact tracing app. Globally, Switzerland was the first country to release an app using Google and Apple’s exposure […]

Burger King designs new “touchless” restaurant for Covid-19 era

Ask any fast food company, from KFC to McDonald’s, and they will tell you: COVID-19 accelerated everything. While these restaurants knew that drive-throughs and delivery services had been growing, and that digital apps were essential to […]

Virtual reality art exhibition allows couples to create digital babies

Couples who want children of their own got a brief taste of parenthood by creating their own “digital babies” during a virtual reality art exhibit in the Netherlands. Visitors were able to select the baby’s […]

AI and virtual reality brings new age fashion to life

The fashion industry thrives on physical touch and tangibility – the ability to touch, feel and try on the clothing. Seeing what it looks like in motion and on different body types is a vital […]

Are universities becoming irrelevant? Tech firms take over in new Covid-19 normal

The merits of a university education are currently under the microscope. Covid-19 is forcing us to re-evaluate the relevance of universities as developers of a workforce. Yes, they were not just created to develop a […]

Scientists are trying to discover exactly how much plastic is in our bodies – and what effect it has on us

Plastic is everywhere, and there’s basically no way to avoid it. When broken down into microplastics, which are pieces less than 5 millimeters in length, and nanoplastics—even smaller fragments less than 0.001 millimeter—plastic infiltrates our […]

9 reasons to be optimistic about a Covid-19 vaccine in 2021

As the year-end approaches rapidly, many are wondering if the race for a vaccine will bear fruit as early as January 2021. I am a physician-scientist and infectious diseases specialist at the University of Virginia, where […]

This socially distant music venue could be the future of concerts and festivals

The Virgin Money Unity Arena in Newcastle claims to be the “UK’s first dedicated socially distanced music venue,” and it just held its first live show this week. The outdoor venue has an extensive green space in […]

The science behind why we’re so much more confident online than in person – especially during the pandemic

There’s something about the combination of months-long quarantine, 10+ hours a day staring at screens, massive unemployment numbers, and proliferating misinformation that brings out the best in humanity. Kidding! Our digital worlds are saturated with […]

The end of global internet is coming, thanks to US/China tech war

The Internet was supposed to enable globalisation. It has tried and in the process enabled US tech companies to have a global presence. China on the other hand built its own version of the internet […]

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