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Ava from Ex Machina now PA on LinkedIn

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 1 April 2015

A cleverly planned publicity stunt or perhaps a glimpse into the future? The alluring humanoid AI, Ava from Ex Machina, has popped up on LinkedIn as a Personal Assistant. FULL STORY >

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Geek News Highlights - The Artificial Intelligence Edition

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 5 November 2014

This week's Geek News Highlights sees Hollywood's obsession with Artificial Intelligence result in two new trailers, most notably being local director Neill Blomkamp's latest project Chappie. Also Attack on Titan's universe is set to... FULL STORY >

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Down but not out, Jade Rabbit rover comes back to life

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 13 February 2014

The fate of the Chinese lunar rover seemed sealed ever since it went into a hibernation mode on 25 January, but communication has been re-established and there is hope of salvaging Jade Rabbit. FULL STORY >

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Apple taken to task over suppliers labour violations

By Ryan Noik 29 July 2013

A human rights group, China Labor Watch, has accused Apple of standing by while one of its suppliers violates workers’ rights. FULL STORY >

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Samsung top smartphone vendor in China and Finland

By Hanleigh Daniels 28 May 2013

Samsung overtakes Nokia as the top selling mobile phone vendor in Finland for the first time and also assumes top spot in China. FULL STORY >

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IDC - smartphones expected to outship feature phones during 2013

By Hanleigh Daniels 5 March 2013

IDC expects that during the course of this year smartphones will outship feature phones for the first time. FULL STORY >

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Huawei considers making own mobile OS

By Hanleigh Daniels 26 September 2012

Huawei is considering working on its own mobile platform, to lessen its dependence on software firms such as Microsoft and Google. FULL STORY >

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IDC - China to overtake US in smartphone shipments in 2012

By Hanleigh Daniels 3 September 2012

IDC has stated that China will overtake the US as the number one smartphone market this year. FULL STORY >

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Cellphone subscriptions cross billion milestone in China

By Hanleigh Daniels 2 April 2012

China passes the billion mark for mobile phone subscribers as more Chinese users opt for cellphones instead of landlines. FULL STORY >

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China overtakes US as largest smartphone market in Q3 2011

By Hanleigh Daniels 23 November 2011

Market research firm Strategy Analytics has revealed that China has overtaken the US as the biggest smartphone market in terms of volume. FULL STORY >

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Tech News Round-up - Smartphone game of thrones edition

By Hanleigh Daniels 29 July 2011

This week in the Tech News Round-up: Samsung eyeballs Apple's place as king of the smartphone OEMs, whilst Qualcomm makes gesture recognition part and partial of its chips. FULL STORY >

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Gmail account hacks blamed on China

By Johan Keyter 2 June 2011

Google announces that hackers originating from China was behind the latest attacks on its Gmail email service. FULL STORY >

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Chinese prisoners forced to farm online gold

By Johan Keyter 26 May 2011

A shocking report arises around Chinese prisons forcing inmates to earn virtual goods online. FULL STORY >

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Explosion rocks Foxconn plant

By Johan Keyter 23 May 2011

This Friday an explosion at a Foxconn plant in China caused the death of at least three workers while injuring some 15 others. FULL STORY >

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China Unicom launching new smartphone OS

By Johan Keyter 1 March 2011

China Unicom announces the launch of a new mobile OS to take on Android and iOS. FULL STORY >

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