Browsing: World Cup

Computers operate better in cold conditions. That’s a good thing, because when TechCentral paid a visit to Fifa’s IT command centre for the 2010 World Cup at Nasrec, outside Soweto, on Wednesday this week, the winter air was arctic. The command centre, located next to the International Broadcast Centre, consists of several dozen engineers and technicians manning computers and keeping a watchful eye on giant images projected onto

Are you stuck at work, sitting behind a desk, when you’d much rather be in the pub or on the couch watching the soccer? Don’t worry. You’re not alone. But with dozens of websites offering live coverage and useful information related the 2010 soccer World Cup, every desk jockey can keep pace with the beautiful game

Avusa-owned cinema chain Nu Metro plans to bring the 2010 soccer World Cup to South Africans in 3D. The company announced in newspaper advertisements on Sunday that it would offer 18 games in 3D between this Friday, 18 June, and the final on 11 July. It will be the only opportunity for South Africans to see the

What happens to the investment that Telkom has made in fibre-optic cables and other hi-tech infrastructure for the 2010 soccer World Cup after the last whistle has been blown in the final game? It’s a question that is worrying a number of executives in SA’s telecommunications industry

It’s almost the end of another year. It has become something of a tradition for me to use this column…