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App a ‘game changer for commuters’

Cape Town is the first city in Africa to offer commuters a free mobile application that gives them real-time information on public transport.

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Microsoft to provide tools for tackling Ebola

Microsoft will provide free cloud-computing and research applications to qualified medical researchers working on the Ebola virus.

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China 'directly attacking Apple users’

Apple's iCloud storage and backup service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials, a web monitoring group said.

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Top secret space drone returns to Earth
October 20 2014 at 09:16

After a mission in space that lasted nearly two years, the US Air Force top secret drone returned safely to Earth.

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Farmer convicted of killing vultures
October 20 2014 at 09:16

An Eastern Cape farmer has been convicted of killing 46 endangered vultures after the birds feasted on a poison-laced sheep's carcass.

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Comet makes rare close pass by Mars
October 20 2014 at 09:16

A comet from the outer reaches of the solar system made a rare, close pass by Mars where a fleet of robotic probes were poised for studies.

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Interest in rhino horn drops in Vietnam
October 20 2014 at 09:16

The findings of a study commissioned by international wildlife bodies has been hailed as a step in the right direction by local environmental groups.

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If this is a scam, how does it work?
October 17 2014 at 14:19

Ever wonder what happens if you reply to those improbable scam emails? Read on...

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Indiana Jones and the prince of Arabia
October 17 2014 at 14:19

Wendell Phillips was still in his mid-20s when he spearheaded his own expedition searching for relics in southern Arabia.

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Strangest wifi hotspots in the world
October 17 2014 at 14:15

Pretty soon, we won't be talking about the strange places that do offer wifi, but rather the strangest places that don't.

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Life without water in a California town
October 17 2014 at 14:14

Pete Rodriquez is one of hundreds of residents Porterville who are having to re-think how they live.

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Venezuela’s battle against fever outbreaks
October 17 2014 at 14:10

Shortages have complicated Venezuela's efforts to treat severe outbreaks of mosquito-borne fevers this year.

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Take a break and concentrate
October 17 2014 at 14:10

New apps aim to make users aware of how much time they spend on their smartphones and to help them limit it.

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