How to turn a Raspberry Pi into a Wi-Fi access point

A Raspberry Pi is a versatile piece of hardware and can be used in a range of DIY projects, from DIY Amazon Echos to Mars rovers. However, the Raspberry Pi can also be used for more simple projects, including assuming the role of a network device. Therefore, if you aren’t currently using your Raspberry Pi as a smart device, why not turn it into a wireless access point for your

Iran could be a gold mine for MTN

MTN’s 49% shareholding in its Iranian business is a prized asset and could help to boost the company’s earnings and valuation in future, according to an executive. Speaking to the Sunday Times, a senior executive close to MTN said the company would benefit greatly from its decision to remain in the Iranian market. The executive stated that if the situation in Iran stabilises, Iran’s mobile market would “make the South

SARS looking to identify cryptocurrency traders who dodge taxes

Acting South African Revenue Service commissioner Mark Kingon has stated they are investigating how to clearly identify cryptocurrency traders. According to a report by the City Press, Kingon said this was needed so anyone dodging taxes could be tracked. While SARS expects users to pay tax on cryptocurrency trade gains, it was “still trying to find a clear-cut way of identifying the traders”. “The key thing is identifying people who are

Post Office in trouble for taking R200 million from Postbank

SA Post Office CEO Mark Barnes has been ordered to appear before the telecommunications ministry after taking R200 million from Postbank, stated a report in the City Press. The money taken from Postbank, a subsidiary of the Post Office, was used to pay creditors, added the report. “The minister was not informed of the transaction in question. He has summoned the chairpersons, chief executive officers, and chief financial officers to a

Not just the pay gap – women experience ‘punishment gap’ too

Women experience more severe repercussions for misconduct in the financial advisory industry their male counterparts, research published on the Bank of England’s staff blog shows. Women are 20% more likely to lose their jobs, and 30% less likely to find new employment — following an incident of misconduct compared to men, guest writers Mark Egan, Gregor Matvos and Amit Seru said in a blog post Wednesday. The gap is even

Vienna snatches Melbourne’s crown as world’s most liveable city

Vienna has ended Melbourne’s seven-year reign as the world’s most liveable city, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit. The Austrian capital scored a near perfect score of 99.1 out of 100 in the index, whose criteria include stability, healthcare and the environment. Cities in Australia and Canada took six of the top ten spots, with the US again missing out. Source: Economist Intelligence Unit Big financial centres such as London

How to save mobile data on Vodacom, MTN, Cell C, and Telkom

While mobile networks are continually improving their coverage and performance, mobile data is still expensive relative to other broadband options. Reducing data prices has become a high priority for network operators and the government, and ICASA has implemented regulations to reduce out-of-bundle charges. Smartphone owners are using more mobile data than ever before, however. MyBroadband therefore spoke to Vodacom, MTN, Cell C, and Telkom about how customers could get the

New undersea lasers let vehicles talk to each other

Nearly five years ago, NASA and Lincoln Laboratory made history when the Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) used a pulsed laser beam to transmit data from a satellite orbiting the moon to Earth — more than 239,000 miles — at a record-breaking download speed of 622 megabits per second. Now, researchers at Lincoln Laboratory are aiming to once again break new ground by applying the laser beam technology used in

Netflix is showing adverts between episodes – and users are furious

Netflix has confirmed it is showing video adverts for new series between episodes of shows for certain users. Multiple reports have stated that users are furious about the change, which they said is “as bad as commercials”. The video adverts play at the end of an episode a user is watching and suggest new content for them to try out. According to Netflix, only a “small percentage” of users are

Tesla board torn between service to shareholders and CEO

Tesla’s board of directors is at a critical juncture, wedged between a larger-than-life figure to whom many are personally close and their larger responsibility to shareholders. Elon Musk’s astonishing interview with the New York Times has heightened concerns surrounding the health of Tesla’s chairman and chief executive officer, with shares plunging 8.9% Friday, the largest drop in nearly two years. The references to Ambien use and driving while tweeting are