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The businesses hit hardest by liquidations in South Africa right now – with jobs not coming back

Statistics South Africa has published its latest report on liquidations and insolvencies, showing how South African businesses fared in 2021. Liquidation refers to the winding-up of the affairs of a company or close corporation when liabilities exceed assets and it can be resolved by voluntary action or by an order of the court. The data […]

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Smartphone

Open source, privacy-focused smartphone coming soon from Android app maker Simple Mobile Tools

Android app maker Simple Mobile Tools has been cranking out a suite of open source apps that live up to the company’s name for years, offering simple apps that offer many of the functions you’d expect from a modern smartphone including calendar, contacts, keyboard, launcher, music player, phone dialer, SMS, and note-taking apps, among other […]

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Internet

Faster cable internet speeds are coming, even if you don’t really need them

Houstonians are lucky that there is competition for home internet service in most parts of the city. It has long been a battle between traditional providers such as Comcast and AT&T, but now there are newcomers offering wireless residential internet, including Verizon and T-Mobile. Cable companies, which for some time have been the top dog […]

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Technology

New Diabetes Technology Coming in 2022

As we look to what’s ahead in new diabetes technology for 2022, many may experience a sense of déjà vu. After all, much of what we’d anticipated for 2021 was delayed because of the continuing global pandemic (much like the year before). That means a lot of the forecast for the year ahead resembles what […]

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Internet

Internet blimps are coming to Zanzibar. But can World Mobile succeed where Google failed?

UK company World Mobile is launching a hybrid network using aerostats — blimp-like tethered balloons that it says will provide near-blanket coverage across the islands. Two solar-powered, helium-filled balloons will float 300 meters (984 feet) above land and have a broadcast range of around 70 kilometers (44 miles) apiece, using 3G and 4G frequencies to […]

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Business Tech

Read this before coming back to the office in South Africa

Since the pandemic began, work-from-home has been lauded as the new working model for many occupations. Now, with vaccination efforts ramping up, some employers are eager to get their staff back to the office. “Organisations need to plan and execute that migration sensibly and with sensitivity to keep productivity high,” says Muhammed Goolab, exco member […]

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Laptop

GPD P2 Max 2022 mini-laptop with Pentium N6000 coming soon

The GPD P2 Max is a 1.4 pound mini-laptop with an 8.9 inch display that was released in 2019 with an Intel Core m3-8100Y Amber Lake processor, 16GB of RAM and 256GB of NVMe storage. Now GPD has announced a new model is on the way with an updated processor, improved wireless and more storage. […]

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Smartphone

These smartphones are coming in 2022, and they already look exciting

We’re looking forward to what Apple and Samsung have in store for 2022.  Sarah Tew/CNET We are only a few weeks away from the new year, and many of the smartphones that debuted this fall easily made CNET’s list of best smartphones. 2021 brought the Google Pixel 6 and Apple iPhone 13 (here’s how the […]

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