Science & Technology
Do we really need phones that have as much RAM as our computers? Apparently, we do, according to Android device makers.
The Next Einstein Forum launches process for new class of NEF Fellows, Africa’s top scientific talent
The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) – Africa’s global forum for science in Africa – today launches its second call for applications for its NEF Fellows Programme. The new class will join 15 of Africa’s top young scientists, the NEF’s first Fellows Class, and will present their research and innovations at the NEF Global Gathering 2018, to be held in Kigali, Rwanda, in March 2018.
Trust Automation, Inc. Contributes Revolutionary Capture Technology to Robotic Aircraft Delivering Life Saving Medical Supplies
Trust Automation, Inc., known for standard and custom high efficiency motors and controls as well as support system solutions, announced today that they provided critical engineering support in the development of the recovery system for Zipline International’s medical delivery drones.
Following its success in the US and India, Indi.com, an exciting new video platform launches across Africa. It gives users the chance to be discovered through a variety of fun challenges, created by celebrities and brands.
Volkswagen, BMW, Ford and Nissan are among automakers seeking to work with Kenyan authorities to develop an auto-manufacturing industry in the east African country, building on talks with Nigerian lawmakers about their own market.
We spend most of our lives on our phones these days, whether it’s fighting off verbal assaults in the WhatsApp group chat or watching the endless stream of pet videos on Facebook.
Facebook may have the rather lofty goal of wanting to "empower people all over the world to stay connected", but for most people the social network is just about chatting. Facebook Messenger has proved massively popular, and to cater for people with slower internet connection, the company now has Facebook Lite.
Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Sunday it was delaying the start of new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone sales in South Korea by three days to October 1.
Yahoo says hackers stole information from about 500 million users in 2014 in what appears to be the largest publicly disclosed cyber-breach in history.
In 1970, archaeologists excavating the site of an ancient synagogue in Israel dug up a cylindrical lump of charcoal that looked like the remains of a scroll.
Clever new device is saving people hundreds (even thousands) and the big computer companies aren’t happy about it!
In the Always-On enterprise, cyber security is an ongoing concern. More importantly, it has evolved to become not just a threat to desktop computers but the modern data centre as well
The iOS 10 update is just starting to roll out, but this early, adopters are already starting to spot problems such as the iMessage GIFs that depict explicit pornographic content, nudity and even Nazi memes
Digital transformation is sweeping the world and making big inroads in Africa, where 600-million people are expected to be Internet users by 2025, when there will be four-billion connected devices on the continent.
A STAR that many believed could be proof of alien life has been acting very strangely.
Privacy standards at Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp have been called into question by researchers who have discovered that the app routinely retains chats even after they’ve supposedly been deleted.
Management of fraud and fraud-related activities such as corruption are a major concern for businesses in the region. The challenges facing the regulatory and operational environment in the Consumer and Industrial Products and Services (CIPS) sector, particularly in Kenya, have significantly evolved over the years with more players coming into the market.
A brown dwarf star called WISE 0855 that sits just 7.2 light-years away from Earth has been hiding something surprising.
In the middle of southern Israel’s desert, engineers are hard at work building the world’s tallest solar tower, reflecting the country’s high hopes for renewable energy.
Chinese computer titan Lenovo showcased a series of new smartphones Thursday, including a keenly-awaited Tango handset and new Moto Z models that can be transformed into video projectors or powerful speakers.
A market-ready PHAB2 Pro smartphone imbued with Google-created Tango augmented reality technology was given star treatment at a Lenovo Tech World gathering in San Francisco.
With more speed and capacity for academic and private-sector research, the new Dell-built Lengau system offers one petaflop of power.
The US technology giant on Wednesday announced that Windows software already powering a wide range of devices including HoloLens augmented reality headgear is being opened to partners interested in building devices for “mixed reality” experiences.
U.S. doctors have shown for the first time that soft tissue surgery can now be performed entirely by a robot, putting surgery one step closer into the realm of intelligent machines.
Scientists from the University of Cambridge announced that they had discovered three earth-sized planets orbiting a dim and cool star 40 light years from Earth which could be the best place to start searching for extra-terrestrial life.
Who has not heard of the Amazon Kayapo Chief Raoni which advocates for the rights of his people all over the world? Who does not know that behind the jars of Nutella.
When you think about it, kissing is strange and a bit icky. You share saliva with someone, sometimes for a prolonged period of time. One kiss could pass on 80 million bacteria, not all of them good.
Respected scientists from the Science Institute based in the UK have been secretly investigating why Robert Mugabe does not DIE! This came after it was made known to the public back in 1999 that Mugabe does not dye or cut his hair.
This week, Microsoft released an earnings report for the third quarter of its 2016 fiscal year, and the results demonstrate the continued worth of the Surface brand.
The Chinese company Huawei Technologies in conjunction with Namibia’s MTC launched Thursday the 4.5 G demo for the first time ever in Africa.
A team from China plans to challenge Google’s AlphaGo, the artificial intelligence (AI) program that beat a world-class player in the ancient board game Go, the state-owned Shanghai Securities News reported on Thursday.
The Africa-wide Next Einstein Forum is just one way to build capacity for development, says Minister Papias Musafiri.
The FBI has managed to unlock the iPhone of the San Bernardino gunman without Apple’s help, ending a court case, the US justice department says.
Kenyan researchers on Thursday unveiled the remains of one of the earliest human species to inhibit the earth that were discovered at an archaeological site near the capital, Nairobi.
African Technology has Gone Extra Miles: A South African Builds Himself a Homemade Super Car, Says Helicopter is Next!
The 2-litre engine, which was stripped off a BMW he bought specifically for its engine and gearbox, has a maximum speed of 250km/h. The front lights are from an Audi TT coupé he owned.
The Vice Chancellor and founding patron of the Next Einstein Forum (NEF), Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, has named Gambian Professor Tumani Corrah, a research scientist, as one of the top two scientists in Africa.
A Slovenian robot makes paper planes at the European Robotics Forum 2016 at Cankarjev Dom Cultural and Congress Center in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Twitter is marking ten years since its creation, chirping/Tweeting its way on to the social networking scene.
An unprecedented heat wave has hit Kenya, with temperatures rising to over 40 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country.
Chaos in Indonesian Capital as Taxi Drivers Demonstrate Against the Presence of Ride-hailing Apps ‘Uber and Grab’
JAKARTA, Thousands of taxi drivers on Tuesday morning took to the main streets of Indonesian capital rallying in a massive demonstration against the presence of ride-hailing apps such as, Uber and Grab, causing traffic jam and chaos.
In an appearance on the Today show, Jack Dorsey put to bed rumors that the site might extend tweets to a 10,000 character limit