Safaricom Commits Sh7mn for Appwiz Challenge

Safaricom Commits Sh7mn for Appwiz Challenge

Safaricom has set aside Sh7 million in the 2nd edition of the Appwiz Challenge, a developer competition designed to help identify and develop successful early stage mobile technology companies. The…

Strathmore University ILab set To Collect Government Revenue

Strathmore University ILab set To Collect Government Revenue

The research and innovation arm of Strathmore University, iLab is one of the firms bidding to get a contract to collect the taxes for county governments in Kenya. It has…

National Cybersecurity Strategy:Hopes,holes and way forward

National Cybersecurity Strategy:Hopes,holes and way forward

On June 19 this year, the Ministry of Information ,Communications and Technology in collaboration with the ICT Authority Kenya exclusively released a comprehensive cybersecurity document titled, ‘National Cybersecurity Strategy 2014’….

Samsung has announced it will scrap plasma TVs

Samsung has announced it will scrap plasma TVs

Samsung is to stop producing plasma televisions (PDP TVs) by 30 November. It said falling demand meant it would instead focus on producing curved and ultra-high-definition (UHD) TVs. “We remain…

Africa’s mobile boom powers innovation economy

Africa’s mobile boom powers innovation economy

Innovation is happening all over Africa in all different sectors, from education to energy, banking to agriculture. “It’s the best kind of innovation – the problem-solving innovation born out of…

A new vibrating glove can teach you Braille

A new vibrating glove can teach you Braille

Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the US have developed a computer glove that can teach people to read and write Braille, a tactile writing system used by…

A Look At The Potential Features Of Apple’s iWatch

A Look At The Potential Features Of Apple’s iWatch

Mass production of Apple’s highly-anticipated iWatch will begin in Taiwan this July, with the commercial launch coming just three months later. The company will ship 50 million units during the…

Android and Windows mobile phones set for ‘kill switch’ to make handset useless if stolen

Android and Windows mobile phones set for ‘kill switch’ to make handset useless if stolen

Google and Microsoft are set to include ‘kill switches’ in their operating systems for mobile phones. The feature gives owners the option of ‘killing’ a handset – rendering it useless…

It was smartwatch and smartpen… its now smartcheat?

It was smartwatch and smartpen… its now smartcheat?

It used to be as simple as folding a piece of paper up your sleeve or writing on the inside of your wrist. But now, as students across the world…

HP’s new technology rethinks computer architecture

HP’s new technology rethinks computer architecture

HP has unveiled a new machine that has the potential to revolutionise computing and cope with the massive amounts of data generated by mobile devices and the Internet of things…

A wearable SIM card to rule them all

A wearable SIM card to rule them all

Japanese company DoCoMo announced a concept design that could change the ways in which we access data through our mobile devices. Their Portable SIM device is true out-of-the-box thinking and…

MTS Telecom’s latest internet baby ad goes viral

In a world where younger generations are becoming more tech-savvy and social media crazy, kids are using cell phones and Facebook almost from the time they are born. At least…

CISCO Internet Of Things Innovation Grand  Challenge

CISCO Internet Of Things Innovation Grand Challenge

This global open competition aims to recognize, promote and reward innovators, entrepreneurs and early-stage startup businesses that can help transform the industry by connecting the unconnected. Three winners of the…

Anti-mosquito app wins Kenyan technovation challenge

Anti-mosquito app wins Kenyan technovation challenge

A team of three girls from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) – Team Wabuni – has won the Technovation Challenge award in Kenya. Team Wabuni are…

The Moon is now a Wi-Fi hotspot

The Moon is now a Wi-Fi hotspot

Complimentary Wi-Fi is so commonplace that a business advertising its “hotspot” in the window seems somewhat passé. But a new hotspot location should impress even the most jaded among us:…

BlackBerry making a home for the ‘Internet of Things’

BlackBerry making a home for the ‘Internet of Things’

SAN FRANCISCO, May 22- BlackBerry said Wednesday it was building a system to make sense of the maelstrom of information from the “Internet of Things” ranging from cars to appliances…

GTB Innovation Awards: Two Kenyan companies honoured

GTB Innovation Awards: Two Kenyan companies honoured

The East Africa Data Centre has been feted alongside Liquid Telecom Kenya at this year’s Global Telecoms Business (GTB) Innovation awards. The eighth annual Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards were…

Tech system to connect 47 counties

Tech system to connect 47 counties

NAIROBI,Kenya: International Business Management corporation (IBM) on Tuesday launched an operating system with the capacity to offer virtual business services to all 47 counties country wide from a centralized position….

Samsung unveils ‘Galaxy K Zoom’ camera smartphone

Samsung unveils ‘Galaxy K Zoom’ camera smartphone

Samsung has just announced the Samsung Galaxy K zoom. It features a retracting lens that provides 10x optical zoom and has a 20.7 megapixel sensor. The Galaxy K zoom is…

U.S Tells Users To Stop Using Internet Explorer For Now

U.S Tells Users To Stop Using Internet Explorer For Now

The Department of Homeland Security is warning Americans to stop using the Web browser Internet Explorer because it has a bug that could allow hackers to install malicious software without…