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Media reaping profits from internet, says study

18 September 2014, 09:41

The internet is no longer draining profits from media and entertainment companies, which have learned to make online services pay, a new study shows.

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Number of websites explodes to over 1 billion

17 September 2014, 14:24

The number of websites has burst above one billion and is growing apace, according to figures updated in real time.

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Court tosses $368 mn patent case verdict against Apple

17 September 2014, 08:32

A federal appeals court tossed out a $368 million verdict against Apple, ruling that jurors were given evidence that may have skewed the sum.

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Amazon has Netflix in sights with Transparent

16 September 2014, 13:05

Online retail giant Amazon celebrated the launch of a new original show it hopes will help catch up with streaming pioneer Netflix.

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Microsoft buys Minecraft maker for $2.5bn

16 September 2014, 08:56

Despite the buy, Minecraft will continue to be available on all platforms including iOS, Android and PlayStation, as well as Xbox and PCs.

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China's giant online shopping 'crocodile'

15 September 2014, 07:47

Alibaba has become by far the dominant e-commerce company in China, a country with the world's greatest number of Internet users, in only 15 years.

Tech giants bet on 'smart home' revolution

12 September 2014, 07:46

Tech giants hope the "smart home", where gadgets talk to each other and the fridge orders the milk, will soon become reality.

In search of the missing 'i' in Apple's Watch

11 September 2014, 13:55

Apple Inc's Tuesday launch was a marketing extravaganza stuffed full of gadgets, corporate hyperbole and celebrities of every stripe. One thing was missing: the "i" in front of the Watch.

Smartwatch steals show at Apple launch

10 September 2014, 09:28

For the first time in years, Apple's iPhones had play second fiddle as the firm launched its first major new product since the iPad's debut in 2010.

Google hosts meetings across Europe on privacy rights

09 September 2014, 08:00

A panel appointed by search engine Google will hold the first of a series of meetings to debate the balance between privacy and the free flow of information after a May court ruling reinforced Europeans' "right to be forgotten".

University students get free tablets

08 September 2014, 15:29

Kenyatta University issued free tablets to first year students with an aim of increasing access to higher education through cutting-edge technology.

New apps aim to make students more productive in new school year

08 September 2014, 13:09

Students eager to keep on top of classes, assignments and extra-curricular activities can turn to new apps to keep them organized as the new school year ramps up.

Fake links to nude celebrities crash Internet

07 September 2014, 09:02

New Zealanders keen to view hacked photos of naked celebrities are being blamed for a nationwide Internet meltdown involving the country's main provider.

President can wiretap Americans at all times

06 September 2014, 15:03

The US Justice Department has released two memos detailing the Bush administration's legal justification for monitoring the phone calls and emails of Americans without a warrant.

LG executive caught damaging Samsung products

05 September 2014, 13:16

An executive at electronics firm LG has been questioned by police in Germany after damaging products made by rival Samsung in a Berlin mall.

LVMH, Google unite against fake online luxury goods

05 September 2014, 07:34

French luxury products group LVMH and Internet search engine Google have agreed to work together to fight the sale of counterfeit goods online, the two firms said.

Easy passwords key to celeb iCloud hacking

04 September 2014, 11:56

Cyber-security expert Gerome Billois explains how a "targeted attack" on some iCloud accounts -- the Apple online service that stores all types of content - led to the release of nude celebrity photos.

Facebook poke lands man in trouble

04 September 2014, 09:46

A 31-year-old man has been arraigned before a Magistrate’s Court for allegedly poking the Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun on his Facebook wall.

Celebrity hacking clouds Apple's upcoming product launch

04 September 2014, 07:33

Apple Inc has often displayed uncanny timing, with its well-orchestrated end-of-year iPhone releases.

For blind bus riders, a new app boosts independence

03 September 2014, 15:21

A new smartphone app helps blind people navigate public transit in the Seattle area.

3 must have apps for Android

03 September 2014, 13:33

Our tech expert, Duncan Alfreds, joins us in studio and shows us what his top 3 must-have apps are. Watch.

Google starts quantum computing research project

03 September 2014, 10:14

Google Inc said a research team led by physicist John Martinis from the University of California Santa Barbara will join the company to start a project to build new quantum information processors based on superconducting electronics.

How to protect your data in the cloud

03 September 2014, 07:47

How to keep your data secure while backing up to the cloud

Japan space agency unveils asteroid hunting probe

02 September 2014, 10:07

Japanese space scientists have unveiled the asteroid hunting space probe they hope to launch later this year on a mission to mine a celestial body.

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