Where to set up your Wi-Fi router at home

Having a high-speed fibre connection doesn’t matter if your Wi-Fi connection is terrible. Sub-optimal Wi-Fi connections can be due to low-powerful hardware or bad placement of your wireless router. This problem can also have a major effect on users with ADSL connections, further lowering their maximum bandwidth and introducing additional latency to their connection. Proper placement of your Wi-Fi router is therefore important, especially if you aim to support a

Amazon working on live TV recorder – Sources

Amazon.com Inc. is developing a new device that records live TV, working around cable providers and encroaching on TiVo Corp.’s market, according to a person familiar with the plans. The device, dubbed “Frank” inside Amazon, is a new type of digital video recorder for the streaming era. It would include physical storage and connect to Amazon’s existing Fire TV boxes, the living room hub for the company’s online video efforts,

Google executives confirm plan to bring search engine to China

Google executives admitted for the first time this week that they’re looking to get their search engine up and running in China after a hiatus of almost a decade. At the company’s weekly all-staff meeting, the project was discussed by co-founder Sergey Brin — the very executive most closely associated with the decision in 2010 to pull out of China. It was a widely lauded move by Google managers, led

Tesla board torn between shareholders and CEO

Tesla Inc.’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 percent Friday, the largest drop in nearly two years. The references to Ambien use and driving while

Most-watched TV shows in South Africa

The Broadcast Research Council of South Africa (BRCSA) has released its television audience measurements for July 2018. The data includes a list of the most-watched shows on DStv, SABC 1, 2, 3, and Etv. The BRCSA said the report does not give the total viewership of DStv commercial channels, and the figures reflect viewership on the platform at the top tier. For instances where the same show appeared across multiple

These are the highest-paying jobs in the US right now

For the fourth consecutive year, the technology sector boasted the highest-paying jobs in the US, according to an annual report from Glassdoor. Thirteen of the 25 highest-paying jobs this year were in tech, up from 11 in 2017, according to the report, which was released on Wednesday. Within the industry, enterprise architects, software development managers, software engineering managers and software architects received the highest pay, with the lowest average base salary well over $100

Is Uber still a viable business?

In March, Uber will turn ten years old. On paper, it’s one of the world’s most highly valued companies. Uber has become a verb for rides on demand, changed the transportation habits of millions and pushed changes in city planning around the world. But after a decade of operation and perhaps a year or so away from its initial public offering, an essential unanswered question remains: is Uber viable? Put aside

Google working on screen with built-in voice assistant – Report

Google has developed a “smart display,” a screen and speaker equipped with its AI voice assistant, Nikkei Asian Review reported. The search giant aims to release the device before the December holiday shopping season, and will compete against Amazon’s Echo Show. Citing an industry source, the report stated that Google plans to ship three million units in the first batch of its new device. Canalys estimated that Amazon shipped 315,000

We are confident about South Africa’s future – Adapt IT CEO

Adapt IT recently published its financial results for the year ended 30 June 2018. The ICT company showed impressive growth, including a 36% increase in turnover and a headline earnings per share increase of 14%. Adapt IT’s EBITDA increased by 39% to R270 million, and the company’s profit increased 45% to R128 million. Speaking to MyBroadband, Adapt IT chief financial officer Nombali Mbambo said the company had seen a large

The cruel practice of selling trinkets containing live animals continues in China

In 2011, CNN brought the public’s attention to a deeply disturbing trend that was observed in Beijing, China. Among the usual trinkets and key chains sold at vendors’ stalls, were live animals, like small fish, young Chinese soft-shell turtles (that are classified as a vulnerable species) and other tiny amphibians enclosed in plastic pouches filled with coloured water. One of the vendors told CNN the bags contained crystallized oxygen and nutrients which allowed the animals