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10 Things In Technology News Today

1. Year of the deepfake in SA with 1,200% growth in frequency in 2023: A report by Deeptrace, a company that tracks and detects deepfakes, found that South Africa experienced a 1 200% increase in the number of deepfake videos online in 2023. The report also revealed that South Africans struggle to spot deepfakes, with only 38% of respondents correctly identifying them.

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2. Scientists Develop New Dirt-Powered Fuel Cell That Runs Forever: Researchers from the University of Bath and the University of the West of England have created a new type of fuel cell that uses bacteria to convert organic matter into electricity. The fuel cell can run indefinitely as long as it is fed with soil or compost.

3. Police IT network down for two days after botched maintenance: The IT network of the South African Police Service was down on Tuesday and Wednesday after changes to the configuration of its firewall. This affected the access to the criminal record database, the eNatis system, and the firearm license system.

4. Light-Speed Leap in Nano Printing: Faster, Cheaper Metal Structures: A team of engineers from the University of California, Berkeley, has developed a new technique for printing nanoscale metal structures at unprecedented speed and resolution. The technique uses a laser to create tiny bubbles of vapor that deposit metal onto a surface.

5. Photonic Chips Blaze New Trails in Light Dynamics: Researchers from the University of Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney have demonstrated a new type of photonic chip that can manipulate light in novel ways. The chip can generate complex patterns of light, such as spirals, vortices, and knots, that could enable new applications in imaging, sensing, and quantum information.

6. Datadaquiris, codacolodas and ChatGPTinis: Are AI cocktails set to become a trend in SA?: A new project by the University of Cape Town and the University of Edinburgh aims to explore the potential of using artificial intelligence to create cocktails. The project uses ChatGPT, a natural language processing model, to generate cocktail recipes based on user preferences and ingredients.

7. The Unexpected Key to Future Terahertz Technologies: **Aerogel**. Scientists from the National University of Singapore and the University of California, Los Angeles, have discovered that aerogel, a lightweight and porous material, can enhance the performance of terahertz devices. Terahertz waves are electromagnetic waves that can penetrate materials and reveal hidden information, such as fingerprints, explosives, and drugs.

8. Xiaomi 14 series may soon launch in India; company teases Leica partnership. Xiaomi has teased that it will soon launch its flagship Xiaomi 14 series in India, which includes the Xiaomi 14, Xiaomi 14 Pro, and Xiaomi 14 Ultra. The company has also hinted at a partnership with Leica, the renowned camera brand, for the Xiaomi 14 series. The phones are expected to offer premium specifications, such as 120Hz OLED displays, Snapdragon 898 processors, and 108MP cameras with Leica lenses.

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9. MTN partners with Starlink for trials in Rwanda and Nigeria, but looks elsewhere for SA.

10. Starlink launches in Eswatini before coming to SA, starting at R1 070 per month.
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