Radio transmissions stopped around 50 seconds before the planned touchdown on Mars
In just one week during the elections the app attracted more than 200,000 readers
'The risk of fatality will be high. There's no way around it'
Europa is considered one of the most promising candidates for life in the solar system
'I found last year that there were crowds of people, but this year almost no one'
Analyst says that compared with countries in the Middle East‚ Europe‚ Asia and the Americas‚ data in South Africa is the most expensive
'If Uber scores a home run with this it's going to be wonderful for the planet'
It has been named the Madala boson, derived from the word for 'old' in Zulu
How did a South African engineer stumble upon one of the great treasures of the computer age?
The Swedish city offers a grand example of what can be done not only with an abundance of talent but also with the will from local government
The Ministry of Funny Walks continues battling the Ministry of Hlaudi-protection
Internet telephony was outlawed in SA, as the Department of Communications upheld a law that gave Telkom a monopoly on all forms of telecommunications, except cellular
Messaging, far from making our lives easier, is now a never-ending treadmill
Last week the fixed-line behemoth one upped the dominant networks with its own aggressively cheap deals
The plane, Solar Impulse 2, touched down in the United Arab Emirates capital at 0005 GMT
The map could assist in the study of brain maladies such as autism, schizophrenia, dementia and epilepsy
Under construction in the Karoo and operating at only a quarter of its capacity‚ the telescope is already producing powerful images
Because of Pokémon Go, Nintendo's shares surged 24.5% on Monday alone, the stock's best day since 1983 — adding $7.5-billion to its value
US commission voted to open nearly 11 gigahertz of high-frequency spectrum for mobile
The game sees players roam real neighbourhoods to hunt down virtual cartoon characters
Fossils of Gualicho, named after an evil spirit, were discovered in Argentina
Armscor attack is 'up there with some of the world's biggest hacks'
'We have been in contact with our pilots & can confirm that no hijacking has taken place'
The sale of Neotel is an indictment of the incompetence of successive communications ministers, whose bungling has cost the country untold billions
The findings challenge current notions about what makes a planetary system viable
The US Air Force will soon field unmanned F-16s as front line combat drones
Juno will fly in egg-shaped orbits, each one lasting 14 days, to peer through the planet's thick clouds
The accident killed 40-year-old Joshua Brown on a clear, dry roadway
The latest patent feud between Oracle and Google is about as exciting as watching a cricket test match end in a draw
'EFF troll army are trolling us with their racist drivel, guess they don't like their website'
Telkom is now worth R34-billion, after its shares climbed 8.3% to R65, as it released its results on Monday
It is time to demand the 'positive right' of affordable access if we want internet freedom for all
Google is trying to catch up with Amazon with a voice assistant in the latest round of home automation attempts
Links currently take up to 23 characters of a tweet, limiting the commentary that users can offer
Facebook's trending bias scandal reveals how powerful the 1.66 billion-strong social network's influence has become
Unrealistic expectations by Wall Street of what the technology giants' growth should be are affecting the firms’ performance
In the past quarter its revenue fell 13% year-on-year to $50.6-billion; while iPhone sales fell 16% to 51.2 million
He touched several generations with his abundance of musical genius. He produced an album a year and left 48 collections of epoch-defining songs behind
These software robots, ironically, are used to conquer the bold new frontiers of human interaction
In the era of big data, people would be ill-informed to assume that their digital activity is not being stored by service providers
It's a vote of confidence that organisations such as Techstars and SU have opened up shop in SA and are opening doors for African startups to get access to US funding and expertise
The compact luxury Tesla Model 3 received 276 000 pre-orders in two days, ushering in a new era
As of Tuesday the entirety of WhatsApp messages will be supported by end-to-end encryption
Andy Grove’s rags-to-riches life story is the stuff of legend
Chatbot that uses artificial intelligence to engage with millennials on Twitter, lasted less than a day before it was hobbled
It is used not only for e-mail, but on Twitter to identify and tag other users — and now on a plethora of other social media and communication networks
The new device , called the iPhone SE, has a 4-inch (10-cm) screen and starts at $399
Barack Obama is the first sitting US president to speak at the South by Southwest conference, and his wife Michelle was also in the lineup
SA has not experienced the scale of identity theft that has ravaged the US for the past decade. But it won't escape for long
Apps like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Gmail drain mobile data at an alarming rate
The erosion of any personal liberties by any state is always cause for concern, even if the reasons may seem benign
The unlikely scenario of BlackBerry making an Android phone might just be the tonic for the struggling smartphone maker
The obsession of Wall Street and Silicon Valley with growth of its user base is misplaced. Twitter remains the most important social media network
Apple’s iPhone, particularly the newer models, has sophisticated encryption technology, triggered by a PIN
Health experts say the outbreak has been exacerbated by a breakdown in sanitation services and rubbish collection
On the cards is a new 4-inch iPhone 5se and a new iPad Air
Apple earned $234-billion in 2015, compared with Google's $74-billion. Compare that to other behemoths, it doesn't seem possible that Google should have top dog status
The researchers said they identified gravitational waves coming from two distant black holes
Mobile ad revenue hit $4.5-billion, a staggering 81% increase. Mobile now accounts for 80% of total ad revenue, Facebook says
The move lends official urgency to research funding and other steps to stem the spread of the virus
Most of us are active on some form of social media. We use WhatsApp or messaging apps and check our e-mail to relieve our FOMO (fear of missing out)
Pregnant women who travelled to South America and Caribbean are terrified, with some justification
'Climate change is real, human-caused and no longer subtle - we're seeing it play out before our eyes'
Universities and independent research organisations should seek ways for optimising the economic, social, political and ethical effects of the digital revolution
Central to the Internet of Things is the expanded role of artificial intelligence, which seeks to reduce the need for human intervention
SMSes are the most effective communication mechanism in the world, and the most expensive. For the networks, they are by far the most profitable
'With 650 million sports fans, Facebook is the world's largest stadium,' said the social network giant
Nearly half of those questioned by the WEF expect an artificial intelligence machine to be sitting on a board of directors within the next decade
Fossils of a band of people massacred by arrows, clubs and stone blades were found on the shores of a lagoon
'It's a pretty substantial chunk of our solar system that's still out there to be found'
One doesn't think of social media as a game but to do so is an interesting exercise. Take Twitter, for example
As we strive to make machines complete more complex tasks, it's time to ask again: will they ever be able to think? But what is thinking anyway?
From #JeSuisCharlie to #FeesMustFall, 2015 has been a year of online revolutions, unicorns and donations to charity
In the first half of 2016, HTC’s Vive, Facebook’s Oculus Rift, and Sony’s PS VR headsets go on sale
A new window of opportunity has opened to discover new particles and interactions in nature
Binge-watching has transformed our viewing habits while making online-only broadcasters a new force in the TV business
The Betamax recorder ushered in this new world of on-demand viewing. By recording live TV, it started the transformation of how we consume TV
From the time of BlackBerry's peak in 2010 until 2013, the share price lost 87% of its value
Cloud computing now accounts for a large amount of business for the big players, especially Amazon, Google and Microsoft
'The agency will accept applications from Dec. 14 through mid-February and expects to announce candidates selected in mid-2017'
Move appears to be an attempt to imitate Facebook's like button
Twitter is living up to its hype as "the front page of news"
Einstein was deeply unhappy with quantum theory and described its implications as akin to God playing dice
In a typical experiment, scientists alter a single gene. But in recent work they have altered 62 genes at once
Ignore the Facebook Reactions hype. The company's new satellite initiative with Eutelsat and the rise of Whatsapp are the real story
'We're being especially cautious at this stage so we're advising drivers to keep their hands on the wheel just in case'
The 'ad-block apocalypse' has reveled the scope of advertising and intrusive tracking on websites
A cartoon image that went viral on Facebook depicted South Africa as the third best solar location globally. How on earth do you measure and rank that?
A tech start-up from the bustling entrepreneurial hub that is Nairobi has achieved what is an inspiring solution to Africa's education problem
Streaming services offer older content and what the industry calls the “back catalogue”
The project has been code-named Titan and its leaders have been given permission to triple the 600-person team
The deadline for switching over to digital terrestrial television (DTT) has already passed and SA is years away from meeting it
He provides a powerful case study of how brands can leverage social networks through quality content
Zuckerberg said the new button would probably be more nuanced than a simple thumbs-down option
'I don't think it's controversial to say they've closed the gap in capability,' says US Air Force General
SA is an island in Internet terms. If we make it any harder for people to publish online, they’ll just skip us
Driverless cars, the Internet of things, intelligent homes, migrants organising on social media ... what does it all mean?
The new 6S and 6S Plus versions of the iPhone come with a better camera, faster chips, new colors and "3D Touch"
Force Touch allows users to interact more intuitively with their devices via a pressure-sensitive screen
If you don’t foresee the coming disruptions in your own industry, someone else will, as demonstrated so emphatically by Airbnb and Uber