Is this Facebook’s ‘Big Tobacco’ moment?

Despite the need to be more transparent about the effects of social media on users, Facebook executives defend its actions

Is a giant purple nipple the digital nose of the future?

A new generation of companies is homing in on one of the hardest problems in tech: replicating our sense of smell

Deep, dark secrets of crew aboard wild superyachts

From cannabis buffets to choppered-in caviar, posh charter life can be a rough — albeit rewarding — ride for the crew

KATE THOMPSON DAVY: More than window dressing? Windows 11 launches to mixed reviews

Microsoft’s Windows 11 operating system is somehow simultaneously the saviour of PCs and an  inconsequential non-update

Instagram working on visual search to find products from images

Facebook is testing the capability of searching for products and shopping online with Instagram Shops

BIG READ: Can a R1.5bn helmet unlock the secrets of the mind?

Start-up company Kernel has developed a device that can potentially peer at the human brain

Fulfilling the dreams of five-year-old Jeff Bezos

Bidding for a seat to accompany Amazon CEO on an 11-minute trip to suborbital space has reached $3.5m

KATE THOMPSON DAVY: Kate Moss in a designer slip dress — that is the new iPhones

The box-edge devices are so assured of their design cred that they are not even trying

Changing the shape of the future: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 has arrived

SPONSORED | This premium, yet practical, two-in-one smartphone-tablet exceeds expectations

Machine-learning is a boon, but it still needs a human hand

We should remember that devices only compute what has been programmed by people

How to clean your device properly

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KATE THOMPSON FERREIRA: Choose your own adventure: making deliberate choices about a techie, post-virus world

Many firms have had to scramble, and many more to fundamentally rethink what productivity looks like when you’re judged on output and not proximity

KATE THOMPSON FERREIRA: What to do about protecting SA women from predators lurking on dating apps

Would a public digital database provide safeguards against sexual assault, or spark mayhem?

Norwegian oil rig gives Spot the robot dog a long leash

The robot will be tested for its ability to run inspections, detect leaks, gather data and generate reports

Twitter’s users are worthless — but monetisable

Even Twitter doesn’t use Twitter, but ensuring its users are actual users means it can sell ads to show them, writes Tim Culpan

KATE THOMPSON FERREIRA: Your P@55w0rd is obsolete, time to rethink your personal cyber security

Cyber crime costs the global economy $2.9m every minute and 80% of these attacks are password related, writes Kate Thompson Ferreira

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