Technobyte: Apple plans to unveil three new phones

Aki Anastasiou brings you the latest in the world of tech:

This week I have been putting one of Dell’s high-end notebooks to the test and I have been impressed.

The Dell XPS 13 2 in 1 is the world’s smallest device to feature both a touch screen and normal screen. It has InfinityEdge display for virtually borderless viewing and gorgeous detail.

The notebook itself is very light, weighing in at 1.24kg, and has a beautiful solid feel.

If you are looking for a device that can double up as a tablet then the Dell XPS 13 2 in 1 could be for you. They are not cheap coming in at just under R30 000!

www.dell.com

An algorithm deduced the sexuality of people on a dating site with up to 91% accuracy, raising tricky ethical questions.

The study from Stanford University – which found that a computer algorithm could correctly distinguish between gay and straight men 81% of the time, and 74% for women – has raised questions about the biological origins of sexual orientation, the ethics of facial-detection technology, and the potential for this kind of software to violate people’s privacy or be abused for anti-LGBT purposes.

The machine intelligence tested in the research, which was published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and first reported in the Economist, was based on a sample of more than 35 000 facial images that men and women publicly posted on a US dating website.

www.theguardian.com

On Tuesday, Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook will take the stage for the first time in the Steve Jobs Theater at its new campus.

The location represents a new chapter for the world’s most valuable technology company, and the event will usher in a new era for the iPhone.

For the first time, Apple plans to unveil three phones, including a premium model that will cast a halo over the rest of the line, and perhaps over the rest of the smartphone industry.

The devices will not only be exciting for customers but for investors as well. The iPhone represents about two-thirds of Apple’s sales, making it critical to the bottom line.

www.bloomberg.com

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Naked scientist: Gene immunotherapy could reverse multiple sclerosis

Naked scientist: Gene immunotherapy could reverse multiple sclerosis

The Naked Scientist Chris Smith explains how the new technique may suppress destructive immune cells that create MS.

[LISTEN] Makhosi Khoza spills the beans on why she quit the ANC

[LISTEN] Makhosi Khoza spills the beans on why she quit the ANC

She says President Zuma was uncomfortable with her and her decisions which saw changes to the ANC and Motsoeneng ousted.

'KPMG must fall, it's as simple as that' - caller

'KPMG must fall, it's as simple as that' - caller

In the wake of recent allegations, Eusebius McKaiser asks listeners what should happen to KPMG in South Africa.

Technobyte: Bionic lenses could make glasses and contact lenses obsolete

Technobyte: Bionic lenses could make glasses and contact lenses obsolete

Paying using facial recognition at Chinese KFC, Doogee smartphones reviewed, and bionic lenses may be coming soon to your eyes.

Technobyte: A robot priest makes a debut in Japan

Technobyte: A robot priest makes a debut in Japan

The latest from Samsung’s Note 8 launch, how technology is helping doctors' decision-making and a robot priest debuts in Japan.

Technobyte: Find out how your Insta pics may show you are depressed

Technobyte: Find out how your Insta pics may show you are depressed

A look at Huawei Smart Watch 2, a “smoke detector for noise” and whether your Instagram photos reveal you suffer from depression

Popular articles
KPMG SA’s new CEO opens up about the future of the disgraced auditing firm

KPMG SA’s new CEO opens up about the future of the disgraced auditing firm

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews KPMG South Africa CEO Nhlamu Dlomu.

Ocean View activist speaks: We have had 20 murders in 2017 alone

Ocean View activist speaks: We have had 20 murders in 2017 alone

Sharone Daniels, a community activist in Cape Town's Ocean View says they need police intervention to end gang violence.

Civil engineer devises plan to use stormwater in Cape Town

Civil engineer devises plan to use stormwater in Cape Town

Civil engineer and Ph.D. researcher John Okedi speaks to CapeTalk host John Maytham about his plans.

Zuma is the ANC. The ANC is Zuma, the two inseparable - Kgalema Motlanthe

Zuma is the ANC. The ANC is Zuma, the two inseparable - Kgalema Motlanthe

Former President Kgalema Motlanthe sat down for a lengthy and candid interview with 702 and CapeTalk anchor, Eusebius McKaiser.

[WATCH] Day-Zero for water running out fast approaching?

[WATCH] Day-Zero for water running out fast approaching?

A government employee emailed John Maytham about what he or she believes is the real state of play with the Cape water crisis.

Sasfin CEO opens up about dumping KPMG

Sasfin CEO opens up about dumping KPMG

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Sasfin CEO Roland Sassoon.