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SA’s math and science education worst in the world

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) and an education researcher dispute the World Economic Forum (WEF) ranking of SA’s maths and science education as the worst in the world. The WEF’s 2015 Global Information Technology report, released yesterday, condemned SA’s education system, and showed the country has again dropped in …

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Michael Jordaan in solar power venture

Michael Jordaan

Former FNB boss Michael Jordaan now has a finger in SA’s energy and telecoms pies. Former First National Bank (FNB) boss Michael Jordaan, who recently opted to leave the banking world to pursue his passion of enabling disruptive business models backed by technology, is now backing a solar power venture. …

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Windows 10 allows big changes for future Xbox

Savvy Xbox One owners and “Metro”/”Modern” design enthusiasts likely already know this: The Xbox One OS is a version of Windows 8. The fact that the Xbox One dashboard looks strikingly similar to Windows 8 on a tablet is no mistake — it’s the same OS, to an extent. In …

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Hacker steals fingerprint from photo

A German computer hacker has demonstrated how easy it is to foil biometric fingerprint security by using nothing but commercial software and a couple of high resolution photos of one’s hand. To prove it, he recreated the German defense minister’s print. German hacker Jan Krissler, aka ‘Starbug,’ claimed that by …

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