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South Africa’s first computers

South Africa received its first computing device in 1921, with the country’s first real computer delivered to a brokerage firm in 1959. Here is a look at the country’s early computing history.

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Here is what happens to old hosting server hard drives

Hard drives used in hosting servers in data centres often contain sensitive information. Here is what happens to these hard drives when they become redundant.

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BBC micro:bit will change the way we learn about computing

The way computing is taught in schools is going through its greatest upheaval since the subject was first introduced at the turn of the century.

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OCZ

New affordable OCZ SSD series unveiled

OCZ releases value-oriented Trion 100 SSD series with Toshiba TLC NAND Flash, offering an affordable and reliable performance upgrade for mainstream notebooks and desktops

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Samsung launches 2TB SSD for home PCs

Samsung has launched 2TB versions of its 850 Pro and 850 Evo SSDs.

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PCB

The R110 computer that could change the world

What can you buy for R110 these days? Lunch for two, a cheap T-shirt? How about a fully functional computer?

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Cloud Computing

Top computing brands among South African techies

The latest MyBroadband Technology Survey reveals the favourite computer, monitor, CPU, printer, and hard drive brands of South African IT professionals and techies.

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AMD R9 Fury X, R9 390X – gaming performance vs price tag

We take a look at the price and gaming performance of AMD’s latest flagship graphics cards: the R9 Fury X and R9 390X.

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Best and worst hard drives revealed

Backblaze has released its latest hard drive reliability statistics, which reveal the most and least reliable hard drive brands.

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AMD Radeon

AMD Radeon R9 Fury X gets South African pricing

AMD’s latest flagship gaming graphics card has received local pricing – it’s not cheap.

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