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Zuckerberg asks India to allow free net service

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. After a $19bn takeover by Facebook, mobile messaging service WhatsApp said it will launch free voice calls by mid-year. (Lluis Gene, AFP) Mumbai – Facebook Chairman and founder Mark Zuckerberg made a personal appeal in an op-ed column in …

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Arthur Goldstuck’s top three gadgets of 2015

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THE stand-out gadgets of 2015 each makes its presence felt by touching a chord – although not all in the same way. One speaks to health, one to educational needs and one to sheer entertainment – but in a manner seldom encountered in electronics and gadgetry. It is rare for …

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Traffic fines if you don’t pay e-tolls

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A Department of Transport Gazette published in December could be a veiled attempt by government to fine motorists who are boycotting the e-toll system. That is the concern raised by Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) chairperson Wayne Duvenage, who has been heading up a call for the Gauteng system …

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Free State farmer scammed on OLX

Stefan Weydeman

A Free State farmer has lost R21 000 after he fell victim to an online scam. Stefan Weydeman said he responded to an OLX advert selling animal feed earlier this month. “I wanted to buy cattle feed, so I deposited the money immediately after I verified the seller’s banking details,” …

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The season’s weird and wacky tech gifts

New York – Whether you’re shopping for a Trekkie, a tech-savvy fisherman or a paranoid chef, gadget gifts abound this year. They may be weird or wacky, but they are sure to be memorable as last-minute gifts for the geek who has everything. Foodsniffer ($130) ‘Tis the season for overeating, …

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What did Jesus really look like?

Currently making the news is a report on a reconstruction of what is being called Jesus’s face. The reconstruction, by British anatomical artist Richard Neave, is actually more than a decade old, but it recently has started doing the rounds again – fitting given the time of year. Rather than intending to show precisely what Jesus might have looked like, the project sought to demonstrate what an average Judean in the first century of the Common Era might have looked like.

Currently making the news is a report on a reconstruction of what is being called Jesus’s face. The reconstruction, by British anatomical artist Richard Neave, is actually more than a decade old, but it recently has started doing the rounds again – fitting given the time of year. Rather than …

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Hackers finding soft targets in Africa

African countries are being actively targeted by cyber criminals, a security company has found.

African countries are being actively targeted by cyber criminals, a security company has found. According to data from Check Point, eight countries in Africa are among the top 20 targeted globally out of 140 countries examined in October and November. “We’re seeing an ongoing trend of cyber criminals exploiting weaker …

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