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Vertical Farming: IDTechEx asks how big is too big?

By Staff Writer 6 October 2020

An ongoing argument is a question of size – is it better to focus on building a large, highly automated plant factory to minimize production costs, or is a small, more flexible approach the best way to set up a vertical farm? FULL STORY >

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More than quarter of Americans get news on YouTube - PRC

By Staff Writer 29 September 2020

About a quarter of all U.S. adults (26%) say they get news on YouTube. FULL STORY >

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Trends - Citrix reveals a more intelligent future for work 2035

By Staff Writer 21 September 2020

AI-augmented employees will be more engaged, twice as productive, and more innovative. FULL STORY >

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Check Point Research finds vulnerabilities in certain Amazon Alexa subdomains

By Ryan Noik 14 August 2020

Researchers at Check Point have demonstrated how hackers could remove/install skills on a victim’s Alexa account, access voice histories, and personal information, offering a sobering reminder of the vulnerabilities... FULL STORY >

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Reason to hope: Covid-19 testing shortfall tackled by local genomics lab

By Ryan Noik 22 July 2020

How do we stop the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic? Through testing and collaboration, apparently, as Microsoft and the Centre for Proteomic & Genomic Research are demonstrating. FULL STORY >

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Kaspersky kicks off GReAT cybersecurity online talks

By Staff Writer 12 June 2020

Kaspersky's newest series of free online talks on cybersecurity will be kicking off next week. FULL STORY >

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Lockdown gives South Africa’s online consumers an opportunity to prioritise what really matters

By Staff Writer 21 May 2020

52% increased their time on leisure activities and only 47% could work from home according to GfK research. FULL STORY >

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Now your home can be hacked via your lightbulb

By Ryan Noik 7 February 2020

Hackers could exploit vulnerabilities in the popular ZigBee protocol to deliver ransomware or spyware to networks by compromising smart lightbulbs and their controllers, according to Checkpoint Research FULL STORY >

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Top 10 Government Technology Trends for 2019-2020 according to Gartner

By Staff Writer 3 October 2019

If you’re in any type of governmental planning committee, or perhaps looking to score some sweet government contracts, listen up. FULL STORY >

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Half of travellers in South Africa now use voice search to research trips, reveals Travelport

By Press Release 21 November 2018

A new independent global study commissioned by Travelport, the leading travel commerce platform, has revealed travellers in South Africa (SA) are becoming increasingly digitally dependent when it comes... FULL STORY >

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Microsoft and research lab joint venture enable genomics research to take a leap forward

By Ryan Noik 2 November 2018

Microsoft and the Centre for Proteomic and Genomic Research (CPGR) unveiled a joint project at an event in Cape Town this week, detailing how how cloud is being used to advance healthcare in Africa. FULL STORY >

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Artificial Intelligence joins the war on cancer

By Ryan Noik 27 August 2018

Forget for a moment, the doomsday scenario of artificial intelligence (AI) stomping out human life as we know it. Rather, it’s cancerous tumours that should be fearing for their existence. FULL STORY >

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Data Fusion is Now!

By Press Release 27 June 2018

Fusion is no longer the vision in research, but rather the preferred solution. The first fused media and brand data will be available to the media industry as soon as August this year comprising of the PRC’s PAM S and Nielsen’s Consumer Panel. The PRC plans to fuse... FULL STORY >

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BTTC proposes new platform to help solve renewable energy challenges

By Press Release 19 June 2018

Harmful banking regulations are restricting funding desperately needed for renewable energy projects. The BRICS Think Tanks Council believes an Energy Research Platform is the first step to ending the current funding... FULL STORY >

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Carnegie Mellon researchers create self-healing robot alloy

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 29 May 2018

The alloy has successfully repaired holes that have been punched into it. FULL STORY >

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