Tech

Portable turbine gives wind power on the go

Although solar energy has been available in portable form for quite some time, wind energy is mostly reserved for the massive wind turbine farms increasingly becoming part...

World’s first multi-aperture camera boasts 52 MP resolution

A desire to make DSLR photography more compact has resulted in the world’s first multi-aperture camera. And it might be a game-changer for mobile cameras...

Generating electricity… just for kicks

Imagine you could generate electricity by playing your favourite sport. Well, US-based Uncharted Play has developed a soccer ball that doubles as a light source...

Teaching 1 500 children to code during Africa Code Week

The inaugural Africa Code Week is fast approaching and the Cape Town Science Centre has set itself an ambitious goal: teaching 1 500 children to...

5 facts about online retail in South Africa

Online shopping in South Africa is all the rage – which is to be expected, given that now nearly half the population uses the Internet – 24,9...

Korean bobsleigh team gets a boost with Hyundai’s N technology

Yes, the company that makes everything from compact runabouts to supertankers really has gone into unpowered transport – well, except for a little human power...

Snap judgements: TomTom Bandit edition

TomTom followed perennial adversary Garmin into the wearables game and quickly carved out a corner of the market with the excellent Cardio series of GPS...

Chinese use 3D printing to produce recycled houses

Chinese construction company WinSun has successfully harnessed 3D printing technology to produce houses in an effort to combat the global housing crisis. The firm has created a...

Pop-up disaster relief shelter is compact and easy to assemble

Following the displacement of 22 million people due to natural disasters in 2013, the Turkish creative consultancy Designnobis has put together a clever design for...

Audiocassette tapes are still alive and well

Do you remember tapes? Those were plastic devices you used to record a “mix tape” with songs from the radio for your dearly beloved. And...

Quantum dots could turn windows into source of solar energy

Although many have become familiar with solar power as an economical way to heat our water in geysers and light our gardens, the potential for solar...

App helps drivers avoid Nairobi potholes

Navigating through the streets of Nairobi can be a challenging and sometimes dangerous chore for drivers. The streets are littered with potholes and ditches due...

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