Bloodhound LSR car finally in SA

20 October 2019, 9:13 PM
The Bloodhound Landspeed record car is finally in South Africa.
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Small toy figures are seen on representations of virtual currency in front of the Libra logo in this illustration picture.
PayPal becomes first member to exit Facebook’s Libra Association 6 October 2019, 1:36 PM

US payments processor PayPal Holdings Inc said on Friday it was leaving Libra Association, the entity managing the Facebook-led effort to build global digital currency Libra, making it the first member to exit the group.

Vattenfall wins electric vehicle charging stations order from Norway’s Tine SA 6 October 2019, 10:15 AM

Swedish power group, Vattenfall, has won an order from Norway’s biggest dairy group Tine SA to run 200 charging stations for employees’ and customers’ electric vehicles.

Philip W. Schiller, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Marketing of Apple, speaks about the new Apple iPhone XR at an Apple Inc product launch event at the Steve Jobs Theater.
Amazon’s Prime Video back on Apple’s app stores 6 October 2019, 7:10 AM

Amazon Inc’s streaming service, Prime Video, is once again available on Apple Inc’s app stores after briefly disappearing on Friday due to a technical glitch.

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Elephants die after falling into waterfall 5 October 2019, 4:05 PM

Six wild elephants have died after falling into a waterfall at the Khao Yai National Park in Thailand.

Medical data breach puts details of a million New Zealanders at risk 5 October 2019, 10:18 AM

Nearly a million New Zealanders face the risk that their medical data has been accessed illegally after a cyber-attack on the website of Tū Ora Compass Health, the company said on Saturday.

Paralyzed man walks again with brain-controlled exoskeleton 4 October 2019, 8:46 PM

A man paralyzed from the shoulders down has been able to walk using a pioneering four-limb robotic system, or exoskeleton, that is commanded and controlled by signals from his brain.

Govt donates tablets and digital televisions to schools in Vhembe district 4 October 2019, 4:47 PM

The Communication and Digital Technology Department has rolled out tablets and digital television set to schools in the Vhembe district.

Philippines polio cases a warning for vulnerable Ukraine 4 October 2019, 1:36 PM

The first cases of the child-crippling polio virus in the Philippines for 19 years area warning for countries such as Ukraine, where low immunity offers fertile ground for viral epidemics, disease experts say.

Facebook removed multiple accounts from Indonesia, UAE, Nigeria and Egypt 4 October 2019, 9:30 AM

Facebook Inc has announced it removed hundreds of pages, groups and accounts on its platforms for “coordinated inauthentic behaviour” linked to three operations in Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, and Nigeria.

Tanzania denies hiding information on suspected Ebola cases 4 October 2019, 6:12 AM

Tanzania denied on Thursday it was withholding information from the World Health Organisation (WHO) on suspected cases of Ebola, saying it was not hiding any outbreak of the deadly disease in the country.

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Facebook’s Instagram launches Snapchat-like “Threads” app 4 October 2019, 5:48 AM

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it was launching a separate camera-first messaging app, "Threads", for its photo-sharing platform Instagram, stepping up the company’s social media war with smaller rival Snapchat.

US seeks advertising, sales data on e-cigarette companies 3 October 2019, 9:45 PM

The US Federal Trade Commission has ordered a half-dozen e-cigarette companies to turn over sales and advertising data, the federal regulator said on Thursday, in the first sign of a likely probe into their marketing practices.

University of Venda teams up with Microsoft to improve safety 3 October 2019, 6:23 PM

The University of Venda and Microsoft South Africa are piloting a facial recognition computer system for students in an effort to improve safety on campus .

Hospital
SAHRC points out Northern Cape Health woes 3 October 2019, 3:49 PM

Weak management, unequal access to healthcare and staff shortages remain the biggest hurdle facing some hospitals in the Northern Cape.

The Netflix logo is seen on their office in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.
Italy prosecutors open Netflix tax evasion investigation 3 October 2019, 11:27 AM

The probe had been triggered by checks conducted by Italy’s tax police. Given the size of the alleged tax evasion prosecutors were obligated to open an investigation.

Blockchain set to change business 3 October 2019, 11:18 AM

Blockchain is viewed as a technology that is going to change how businesses and economies work.

North Korea says it successfully tested new submarine-launched ballistic missile 3 October 2019, 9:04 AM

North Korea said on Thursday it had successfully test-fired a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from the sea to contain external threats and bolster self-defense, ahead of fresh nuclear talks with the United States.

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Man arrested with lion bones 3 October 2019, 8:41 AM

During an intelligence driven operation at OR Tambo International Airport, a man 34, was arrested for the illegal possession of lion bones.

A sign is pictured outs a Google office near the company's headquarters in Mountain View.
Privacy group says tech giants not delivering on political ads pledges 3 October 2019, 6:00 AM

London-based charity Privacy International called Google “especially deficient” in disclosure of information about targeting, which enables advertisers to deliver tailored messages to different groups of users.

SAIRR says some South Africans are against NHI 2 October 2019, 4:09 PM

The Institute for Race Relations has submitted a petition to Parliament signed by about 40 000 South Africans who are opposed to the government's National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill.

Huawei phones lose access to install Google’s apps: Bloomberg 2 October 2019, 12:21 PM

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s newly launched Mate 30 devices have lost their access to manually install Google’s Android apps, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.

Citing ‘unhealthy air’, Vietnam tells people to limit outdoor activities 2 October 2019, 12:20 PM

Vietnam has warned its people to limit outdoor activities because the air quality in the Southeast Asian country has persistently been at "unhealthy"levels for days.

Gauteng, Free State residents urged to cut down water usage 2 October 2019, 12:15 PM

Gauteng and Free State residents are urged to significantly cut down on their water usage.

Twitter, TweetDeck suffer global outage, thousands hit 2 October 2019, 9:03 AM

Twitter Inc said late on Tuesday that the social media website and its dashboard management platform TweetDeck was hit with an outage, with thousands of global users left in the dark.

FEATURE: Possible tech solutions to acid mine drainage 2 October 2019, 6:26 AM

The University of South Africa’s Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability Research Unit is looking at technologies that will absorb heavy metals found in acid mine drainage polluted water.

Shadow of a 3D-printed Facebook Libra cryptocurrency logo is seen near cryptocurrency representation.
Visa, Mastercard reconsider backing Facebook’s Libra 2 October 2019, 5:32 AM

The financial backers to Libra did not want to attract regulatory scrutiny and declined Facebook’s requests to publicly support the project, according to WSJ.

African swine fever hits Northern Cape 1 October 2019, 3:00 PM

There's an outbreak of African swine fever in the Campbell area outside Kimberley. This is the fifth outbreak of the fever since the first reported epidemic in the province in 2017.

India monsoon to withdraw from October 10, marking most delayed retreat 1 October 2019, 7:51 AM

India’s June-September monsoon rains are likely to start withdrawing from the north-west region from October 10, marking the most delayed retreat of the seasonal rainfall, the Indian Meteorological Department said on Tuesday.

Drought
Drought conditions remain serious in Central Karoo 30 September 2019, 6:32 PM

Authorities say the drought conditions in the Central Karoo remains serious, despite recent rainfall in the area.

Hospital
Kimberley Mental Health Hospital is a statue of corruption: Premier 30 September 2019, 4:05 PM

Northern Cape Premier Dr Zamani Saul has labelled the new Kimberley Mental Health Hospital as the statue of corruption.