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From the editor's desk: Where monsters, viruses and technology meet
25 November 2020, News

I clearly remember the moment it really sank in that the world as we know it has become almost unrecognisable from a year ago. It would be hard not to remember really, because it happened only two days ...
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From the editor's desk: Electric and autonomous vehicles driving full-speed ahead
28 October 2020, News

I still can’t stop myself from doing a double-take when I hear that Tesla is rolling out a software update to add some sort of new functionality to its cars. Some of those updates are pointless show-off ...
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Seven tips for securing your home IT
28 October 2020

Paul Ducklin, principal research scientist at IT security company Sophos, offers some tips for keeping IoT devices and other connected computers secure at home.
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From the editor's desk: Enough of 2020 already
31 August 2020, News

Forgive me, but I don’t think I’m alone in being a bit all over the place mentally at the moment. So far, two of my colleagues have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 and have fortunately recovered. ...
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From the guest editor's desk: Augmented reality: a new reality
30 September 2020, News

Augmented reality (AR) in various forms has been around for a while, an example is Pokemon, but its application on the factory floor is only now starting to take off. At the last Electra Mining Expo I ...
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From the editor's desk: This too shall pass
29 July 2020, News

Things were tough enough for the South African electronics manufacturing industry before, but this year has thrown up unprecedented challenges that nobody could have foreseen and which are outside of ...
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From the editor’s desk: Are electromagnetic waves culpable in making us sick?
30 June 2020, News

When I started writing my column for this issue, I was determined to come up with a topic and a way to avoid mentioning the ‘C’ word. I came close – you will only find ‘COVID-19’ mentioned once or twice ...
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From the editor’s desk: Making and sending things to space
29 May 2020, News

In this issue, one of the topics we are featuring is the aerospace and military/defence sector. The feature includes an analysis of what it takes to successfully design and manufacture products in this ...
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Electronics news digest
29 May 2020, News

South Africa • Acting minister of communications and digital technologies, Jackson Mthembu, joined the world in observing World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD). Proclaimed by the ...
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Events
29 April 2020, Events

Unsurprisingly, most electronics industry events around the world have either been postponed, cancelled outright, or changed to a virtual model due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Given the continued ...
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From the editor’s desk: A new era – after mourning comes rebuilding
29 April 2020, News

When I sit down to write these columns once a month, even if the topic I decide to write about is not all sunshine and roses, I always try and look for a silver lining. I’m simply not able to do that ...
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What place is there for electronics in horticulture/agriculture?
29 April 2020, OSRAM Opto Semiconductor SA, Altron Arrow, Editor's Choice

Dataweek takes a look at what place there is for electronics in horticulture and agriculture, what roles they are serving and what their uptake is in the South African market.
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