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China set to ban fossil fuel cars

By Staff Writer 11 September 2017

The Chinese government is looking to ban both the production and sale of fossil fuel cars in order to promote electric vehicles. FULL STORY >

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HTC's standalone Vive VR headset launches exclusively in China

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 27 July 2017

HTC's new standalone VR headset sees the light of day, but remains an exclusive for China at the moment. FULL STORY >

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TechSmart's Mike Joubert on Pretoria FM talking about Huawei

By Press Release 27 June 2016

Catch this interview with TechSmart's Mike Joubert talking about his recent trip to Huawei's head office in Shenzhen, China. FULL STORY >

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Huawei: The move to premium, aiming for the top

By Mike Joubert 23 June 2016

On a recent trip to Huawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China, TechSmart’s Mike Joubert found a company ready for a fight to the top. FULL STORY >

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New Chinese supercomputer is world's fastest and built from homegrown parts

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 21 June 2016

Christened the world's fastest supercomputer by Top500, the Sunway TaihuLight is also constructed solely from computers produced in its native China. FULL STORY >

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Volvo set to experiment with autonomous vehicles in China's major cities

By Staff Writer 7 April 2016

Volvo plans to launch China's most advanced autonomous driving experiment in which local drivers will test autonomous driving cars on public roads in everyday driving conditions. FULL STORY >

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Chinese smartphone sales shrink for first time in six years says IDC

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 11 May 2015

Having shown a steady increase for the past six years, IDC reports that smartphone sales in China have declined during Q1 2015. FULL STORY >

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HTC unveils One M9+ destined for China alone

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 8 April 2015

Following the unveiling of the M9 flagship and growing rumours in recent weeks, HTC has debuted the new 5.2" One M9+ which features a touch-enabled fingerprint sensor up front. FULL STORY >

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Ava from Ex Machina now PA on LinkedIn

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 1 April 2015

A cleverly planned publicity stunt or perhaps a glimpse into the future? The alluring humanoid AI, Ava from Ex Machina, has popped up on LinkedIn as a Personal Assistant. FULL STORY >

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Geek News Highlights - The Artificial Intelligence Edition

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 5 November 2014

This week's Geek News Highlights sees Hollywood's obsession with Artificial Intelligence result in two new trailers, most notably being local director Neill Blomkamp's latest project Chappie. Also Attack on Titan's universe is set to... FULL STORY >

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Down but not out, Jade Rabbit rover comes back to life

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 13 February 2014

The fate of the Chinese lunar rover seemed sealed ever since it went into a hibernation mode on 25 January, but communication has been re-established and there is hope of salvaging Jade Rabbit. FULL STORY >

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Apple taken to task over suppliers labour violations

By Ryan Noik 29 July 2013

A human rights group, China Labor Watch, has accused Apple of standing by while one of its suppliers violates workers’ rights. FULL STORY >

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Samsung top smartphone vendor in China and Finland

By Hanleigh Daniels 28 May 2013

Samsung overtakes Nokia as the top selling mobile phone vendor in Finland for the first time and also assumes top spot in China. FULL STORY >

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IDC - smartphones expected to outship feature phones during 2013

By Hanleigh Daniels 5 March 2013

IDC expects that during the course of this year smartphones will outship feature phones for the first time. FULL STORY >

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Huawei considers making own mobile OS

By Hanleigh Daniels 26 September 2012

Huawei is considering working on its own mobile platform, to lessen its dependence on software firms such as Microsoft and Google. FULL STORY >

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