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Apple edges Samsung in smartphone sales

Apple sold the most number of smartphones globally in the fourth quarter, overtaking Samsung for the first time since 2011.

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Hi-tech protection for ancient plants

Cycads are easy targets for poachers eyeing a quick buck - but Kirstenbosch is trying a hi-tech approach to end the crime.

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Solar PV energy move welcomed

SA’s solar energy industry hailed the Budget announcement that the government plans to make solar photovoltaic energy more viable.

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Can a commute give you time back?
February 19 2015 at 12:46

Time slows down as we speed up, physicists say, meaning train commuters, for example, age less quickly.

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Apple plots radical new stores
February 19 2015 at 11:28

In a rare interview Apple's senior vice-president of design says the tech giant's shops are to be overhauled.

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NASA grapples with spacesuit problem
February 19 2015 at 11:17

NASA is rushing to resolve a spacesuit problem linked to a 2013 emergency when water flooded an astronaut's helmet.

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Divers find 'priceless' coins
February 19 2015 at 11:17

Israeli divers discovered nearly 2,000 gold coins from about 1,000 years ago, the Israel Antiquities Authority has said.

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Samsung buys LoopPay
February 19 2015 at 10:00

Samsung is buying a mobile-payment startup in an apparent effort to challenge Apple Pay.

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5 reasons to get a real camera, now
February 18 2015 at 14:29

No matter the quality of your cellphone pics, nothing beats the real thing, writes Stephen Pulvirent.

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Surrender to the beat
February 18 2015 at 14:04

I long for a pair of wireless headphones that stay wireless. Could these be the answer? asks Rob Waugh

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Small farmers key to diversity
February 19 2015 at 07:17

Some 75 percent of the world’s plant genetic diversity has been lost since the 1990s, say experts.

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‘Dim star’ was extreme flyby
February 18 2015 at 16:40

Scientists say star that zoomed by our solar system 70 000 light years ago was closests ever.

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Online courts modelled on eBay
February 18 2015 at 16:29

UK justice system in for shake up as legal disputes go online

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