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Get an awesome deal on the OUKITEL K10 from Gearbest

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Get an awesome deal on the OUKITEL K10 from Gearbest

Gearbest is offering the OUKITEL K10 in their global presale at an incredible discount. It has been marked down from $299.99 to $249.99 until 29 January, with free shipping to South Africa. The main feature on the OUKITEL K10 is its 11,000mAh battery – which it said is one of the largest batteries in a smartphone to date – as well as its intelligent power saving mode, which provides additional endurance. The 64GB device also features a 6-inch high-resolution and AUO brand display anddual cameras on both the rear and the front of the phone....

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Rand hits key strength level as Zuma exit talk heats up

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Rand hits key strength level as Zuma exit talk heats up

The rand broke through the key support level of R12.25 on Tuesday, briefly touching on R12.20, amid talk that the ANC will this week suggest that president Jacob Zuma step down. This was mostly driven by political noise coupled with the weaker dollar and strong commodity prices, according to Bianca Botes, corporate treasury management at Peregrine Treasury Solutions. “The key however still remains in getting this to translate into GDP growth, stimulating the economy,” she said. Botes noted that some recovered confidence in the ANC is...

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How much you should be earning in your 40s

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How much you should be earning in your 40s

Salary research group, PayScale, has updated its South African salary data, showing what South Africans with more than 20 years of working experience can expect to earn in 2018. It is important to note that PayScale’s salary data is determined by years of experience, and not by age specifically. However, it can be assumed that experience and age are closely aligned if most employees leave university at age 21 – thus an individual with over 20 years of work experience should be over 40. The salary data below also carries some caveats –...

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Epic gaming laptops from CES 2018

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Epic gaming laptops from CES 2018

CES 2018 was a hotbed of new tech and computing products, with everything from concept cars to VR headsets displayed at the expo. There was a great selection of gadgets at the show, and notebook manufacturers had a chance to show off their latest devices. Gigabyte, ASUS, MSI, and Acer displayed new and refreshed gaming laptops at CES, with certain devices boasting Ryzen processors and 120Hz displays. Certain product specifications are unconfirmed, and the new devices are expected to launch in 2018. The coolest gaming laptops unveiled at the...

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Cool features planned for Root programmable bank account

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Cool features planned for Root programmable bank account

Root has revealed the first life insurance product on its insurance API, along with plans for several new features for its programmable bank account. One of the features it plans to launch this year is scheduled RootCode. “Think AWS Lambda and cron with your bank account,” said Root. With scheduled code, you can program your bank account to do things like send recurring dynamic payments – such as your electricity bill – or send yourself weekly usage summaries by email. Root said it is also working on tools to prevent users from accidentally...

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The top 10 cryptocurrencies explained

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The top 10 cryptocurrencies explained

With the overall cryptocurrency market steadily growing, Bitcoin has lost market share to newcomers like Ethereum and Ripple. These “altcoins” are also cryptocurrencies, but can be very different to Bitcoin – with many coins based on their own blockchain technology. To provide an overview of these altcoins, we have listed the top 10 cryptocurrencies in the world and detailed their workings. The cryptocurrencies are listed below, ranked by market cap, along with their consensus mechanisms and network centralisation status. Bitcoin Proof of...

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Big debt problems for South African cryptocurrency investors

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Big debt problems for South African cryptocurrency investors

A growing number of South Africans are getting into financial trouble by investing in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. Debt Rescue CEO Neil Roets said many South Africans have been driven to the brink of bankruptcy after buying into cryptocurrency. “We interviewed our first cryptocurrency victims towards the end of last year who wanted to go under debt review because they were no longer able to adequately service their debt,” said Roets. “To my amazement, many of them had been the victims of scams involving cryptocurrencies which...

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Most pirated movies and TV series in South Africa

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Most pirated movies and TV series in South Africa

I Know What You Download has released its list of the most pirated movies and TV shows in 2017. Its statistics are based on data collected from the global BitTorrent network, and it segments results by country based on IP addresses. “Our system collects torrent files in two ways: parsing torrent sites and listening DHT network,” it said. It currently uses over 600,000 torrents to collect information on peer sharing from up to 700 million peers per day. “We don’t guarantee we can show all peer sharing facts,” it added. Based on the data, I...

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Cryptocurrency’s biggest scam just hit rock-bottom

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Cryptocurrency’s biggest scam just hit rock-bottom

BitConnect has shut down its lending and exchange platform, and will reportedly refund investors. The company published the announcement on its website, stating that it will release all active loans in its lending wallets at $363.62 per BCC token. BitConnect will also close down its exchange and will change its website to a wallet and news platform. The company cited “bad press”, DDoS attacks, and its multiple legal troubles as reasons for closing down. Fraud BitConnect was recently issued with multiple Cease and Desist letters from...

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Average salaries of IT jobs in South Africa

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Average salaries of IT jobs in South Africa

PayScale has updated its salary data for South Africa for 2018, with details on what IT positions pay in the country. PayScale hosts a database of job salaries based on data profiles of positions in the market. Job descriptions, job satisfaction, job demographics, common job skills, and information on university degrees is also available on the site. This is in addition to how pay varies over time and between geographic locations. “PayScale’s salary data is based on reported information by over 270,000 South African employees with up to nine...

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