Online HR software South Africa

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Online HR software South Africa It is not easy to find the best online HR management software, online payroll or HR and payroll solutions available in South Africa. There are a LOT of choices, and it is difficult to select the one that is the most efficient for your small… Read more »

Design: The Vital Ingredient For Any Business

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Image credit: Steeper The UK’s increasingly diverse range of design skills and specialisms are thriving with new technologies flooding the global market, but with new designs more abundant than ever before, it is important to ascertain how the design team can stay relevant yet enable growth with the creation of… Read more »

Google’s Soul-Searching Reaches An Inevitable Conclusion: Reputation Is King

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Google has learned the hard way that even the shiniest corporates cannot sit on their hands when their reputation is on the line. The search engine giant thought that a boycott by global brands would blow over. Once the tide turned against them, it became clear that inaction was no… Read more »

As Female Scientists, We Cannot Give Up On Leading The World Of Research

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During my undergraduate and my master’s degrees, I always wondered why so many of my lecturers were men and why there were hardly any women in our faculty. Especially when my classes were made up of mostly female students; it just didn’t add up. Now that I am embarking on… Read more »

Wellcome Image Awards 2017: Science Photography That Will Blow You Away

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Wellcome Image Awards, a celebration of the best science photography from around the world. The latest selection of winners are among the most striking yet, presenting cells, eyes and blood vessels in an extraordinary new light.  We’ve rounded up our nine favourites…. Read more »

Driverless Cars: How Safe Is Safe Enough?

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There are over 1.2 million deaths globally each year on our roads. For every fatality, at least 20 other people suffer serious but non-fatal injuries. Some 94% of these incidents are estimated to be the result of driver error, against other factors which include extreme weather or vehicle failure (the… Read more »

The Economist Intelligence Unit Says IoT Is On Business Leaders' Agendas

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This week the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Internet of Things (IoT) Business Index 2017 announced its findings. Co-sponsored by ARM and IBM, the independent report shows the IoT has matured steadily over the past three years, since the inaugural Index was published, with companies moving from research and planning into… Read more »

The UK Could Start Launching Spaceflights In Just Three Years

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Spaceflights could be launched from British soil in just three years under government plans announced today (9 Feb). Science minister Jo Johnson has unveiled a series of grants worth £10m aimed at consortia capable of launching missions from 2020. The funding will be complimented by a dedicated Spaceflight Bill to… Read more »

How to Get MORE Clients!

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How to Get MORE Clients! So, what is the best way to establish that message, to brand yourself as the expert in your field, to promote your purpose and to get more clients? Experts across a variety of fields all agree. YOUR OWN PROMOTIONAL BOOK, which tells your own story,… Read more »

Facebook Ordered To Pay $500m In Virtual Reality Case

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A US court has ordered Facebook to pay $500 million after a jury found that it had unlawfully used another company’s virtual reality technology. The jury found that Oculus had used technology that was owned by the video game developer ZeniMax. According to Polygon the $500m is split as follows: Oculus… Read more »

Stunning YouTube Video Shows Weather Balloon Soaring Into The Stratosphere

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This incredible YouTube video follows the journey of a weather balloon as it soars to the borders of space. Over three hours, the camera climbs to a staggering 35,000 metres, propelled only by helium. Astrophotographer Julian Weßel uploaded an edited version of the video last autumn, but today (31 Jan)… Read more »

'Alexa, What Are The Four Biggest Challenges To Voice Control Technology Hitting The Mainstream?'

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The rise of ‘voice-first’ interfaces featured prominently in Gartner’s list of 10 predictions about the strategic use of technology in 2017 — the analysis firm anticipates that 10 million households will be using room-based screenless devices by the end of the year. It’s not hard to understand why when you… Read more »

Malicious Android Virus Has Been Caught Making Record Ransom Demands

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It’s a weekday evening. You’re on the bus home, catching up on WhatsApps and texts from friends as the dreaded “low battery” warning pops up on screen – yet again. You remember the app your colleague mentioned – he said it boosts phones’ battery lives – so you download it.  It… Read more »

Digital Health Solutions From Hype To Impact

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In a world where digital and genomic revolutions meet to transform the healthcare sector, digital health is developing at unprecedented speed. Every day, we hear about new solutions holding promises to empower patients, reduce healthcare costs, increase physicians’ efficiency, and improve accessibility, safety, and personalisation. The use of health apps… Read more »

Technology Is Creating Jobs, Not Just Stealing Them…

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Technology has been “stealing our jobs” since at least the Bronze Age, so it’s surprising after all these years that any of us have a job to go to in the mornings. The tired old trope of machines stealing the bread from our children’s mouths has been trotted out at… Read more »

If You Think Your Pupils Are Googling Their Way To Success, Think Again

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One of the more tiresome aspects of classroom teaching over the past decade has been the mandatory insertion of ICT (Information Communications Technology) into every lesson, regardless of any educational rationale. For the gradually disempowered teacher the option of saying: ‘I’m not’, to the question: ‘How are you incorporating ICT… Read more »

Engineering Skills Are The Key To Achieving Sustainable Development And Reducing Foreign Aid Dependency

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Craster International, the largest foundry and machine shop in Zimbabwe. Copyright; Dr Wilson Nyemba Nearly half of the world’s population, or more than 3 billion people, live on less than $2.50 a day and more than 1.3 billion live in extreme poverty — less than $1.25 a day. This problem… Read more »

Why I Gave Up My Debit Card And Haven’t Looked Back

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Nearly a year ago, the FT ran a feature about the financial woes of the millennial generation. It was pushed out to Twitter in a now infamous tweet: “OMG! 25-year-olds should be saving £800 a month into their pension. CBA with that.” The tweet went viral, drawing the ire of… Read more »

Fake News Probe Could See Facebook, Twitter And Google Chiefs Face Questions From Government

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Social media bosses could be questioned over whether they are doing enough to stop fake news. The Commons Culture Committee is said to be on the verge of summoning the chiefs of Facebook, Twitter and Google to Parliament for an inquiry into the phenomenon, the Sunday Telegraph said. It is… Read more »

SpaceX Launch Video Shows Falcon 9 Rocket Ascend Into Space

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function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){‘undefined’!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if(‘object’==typeof commercial_video){var a=”,o=’m.fwsitesection=’+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video[‘package’]){var c=’&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D’+commercial_video[‘package’];a+=c}e.setAttribute(‘vdb_params’,a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById(‘vidible_1’),onPlayerReadyVidible); SpaceX has launched its first rocket into space since an explosion rocked its operations last year. The Elon Musk-backed firm’s Falcon 9 rocket ascended into the sky from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the California coast. In September, a mishap saw the firm’s… Read more »

Wind Power Overtakes Coal For The First Time Ever In The UK

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It is not often we hear good news about the environment, but 2017 is starting on a high as renewable energy has already had its first win of the year. For the first time ever, wind farms in the UK are now providing more energy than burning coal, and not… Read more »

People Who’ve Deleted Facebook Reveal What Finally Made Them Do It

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Christmas is usually the time that tips most Facebook users over the edge, whether it’s pictures of your mates’ babies dressed as puddings, Christmas tree one-upmanship or the smug bastard that went to Barbados for the holidays. Either way, if you’re contemplating deleting the social media platform (for the umpteenth… Read more »

Self-Publishing: How to Get Published Without Getting Scammed

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Something I learned early on in this industry is that publishing, like any other industry, is full of scams. Not everyone is unethical; however, there are a certain number of people who prey on someone’s desire for success by offering them pie-in-the-sky promises they can never fulfill. In our series… Read more »

How The Internet of Things Is Transforming Societal Values?

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Internet of Things (IoT) has been predicted to become more popular for many years, especially in various business aspects, as one of them was discussed in the previous blog. However, the emergence of IoT has been held back by many issues – Is it the cost? No it’s the lifestyle,… Read more »

Autism: Scientists May Be Able To Explain A Third Of All Cases

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The scarcity of a single protein in the brain could explain as many as a third of all cases of autism, according to a new study. Researchers in Canada are hopeful that the discovery could help them develop a treatment for the disorder, which affects more than one in 100… Read more »

Can Social Media Data Save The Polls?

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The first known example of an opinion poll was in 1824, which was a local straw poll in Pennsylvania on the US presidential election. In 1916, The Literary Digest embarked on a national survey (partly as a circulation-raising exercise) and correctly predicted Woodrow Wilson’s election as president. Mailing out millions… Read more »

I’m Dreaming Of A Wifi Free Christmas

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During the Christmas and New Year period, many people choose to take regular breaks from the indulgences of food and drink popular at this time of year. Similarly, I’m hoping to cut back on another great addiction of our time: technology and the internet. Like much of the UK, I… Read more »

The Five Key Steps To Take After A Security Breach

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There’s much advice given about how to reduce the risk of an attack and the different preventative measures that organisations can put in place. However, with new technologies and routes of entry for attackers, preventive measures alone are not enough. In order to ensure all bases are covered, organisations need… Read more »

NASA’s Cassini Probe Returns Stunning Close-Up Photos Of Saturn

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NASA’s Cassini probe has returned stunning close-ups of Saturn’s atmosphere, after beginning its death defying journey through the gas giant’s iconic rings. Half a day before making its first flyby, Cassini returned the following image, which shows the planet’s hexagonal jet stream and its stormy centre. Over the next nine… Read more »

Google Will Be Powered Entirely By Renewable Energy From 2017

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function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){‘undefined’!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if(‘object’==typeof commercial_video){var a=”,o=’m.fwsitesection=’+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video[‘package’]){var c=’&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D’+commercial_video[‘package’];a+=c}e.setAttribute(‘vdb_params’,a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById(‘vidible_1’),onPlayerReadyVidible); Google has announced its data centres and offices will be powered entirely by renewable energy from 2017, setting the pace for the tech industry. The search giant is now the biggest corporate buyer of renewable energy globally, according to a company blog. Urs Holzle,… Read more »