Royal Philips has reached out to Chinese rivals to gauge their interest in acquiring its home appliance unit, which could fetch as much as $4-billion, people with knowledge of the matter said.
The incandescent light bulb was birthed more than 200 years ago, when the first experiment saw chemist and inventor Humphry Davy pass electrical current through a thin strip of platinum. Seventy-five years later, Thomas Edison
Once upon a time, Sony was Apple. For decades, the Japanese consumer electronics giant was known for its innovation as much as Apple is today. It commercialised the transistor radio with the TR-63 and popularised the console gaming market with the PlayStation. It pioneered
Another year is almost done and 2012 has certainly been a busy one for South Africa’s technology industry. We know what our favourite stories were in 2012, but which articles did TechCentral’s readers click on the most. This are the pieces, in ascending order from 10 to one, that generated the most reads during
How would you like Eskom to replace the lights in your home with expensive but energy-saving light emitting diode (LED) alternatives? The electricity utility is planning to do exactly that and it’s promising to do it at no cost to you. The move – Eskom is planning to kick off the programme within a matter of weeks – forms
The Philips Fidelio dock for Android devices (otherwise known as the AS851) is one of the first docks designed specifically with Android users in mind. This is good news in a market awash with docks intended for Apple products, but the challenge of creating a micro USB connector that will fit every device, coupled with
As electricity prices continue soaring, low-powered LED lighting is fast becoming a hot-button topic in SA. But the subject is highly complex. In a second in a series aimed at helping consumers and businesses understand the technology better, TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod sat down with Osram SA technical manager
As electricity prices continue to spike higher each year and as Eskom continues pleading with residential and business users to cut their consumption to prevent another wave of nationwide rolling blackouts, there is growing interest from South Africans in highly power-efficient LED lighting technology