Science & Technology
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
Instagram is going to show users older photos they might have missed before new ones in a major change to its feed.
According to the east African side of Rwanda, the weather updates in the area looks like 280c / 170c Kigali-Rwanda and we expect the weather conditions to be around that range through this week.
While in other areas around the world, weather is like;
Europe and Russia have launched a joint mission to the Red Planet. The satellite, called the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO), lifted off from Baikonur in Kazakhstan at 09:31 GMT.
Japanese researchers have discovered a new plastic-eating bacteria, that is able to eat up plastic and could tackle the growing plastic waste problems in the world.
Samsung Electronics’ mobile chief on Thursday showed confidence in sales of the company’s latest flagship smartphone Galaxy S7 and its Edge variant, saying the phones will exceed their predecessors.
The East African Community (EAC) has launched a new platform for disseminating information that will ensure prompt information outreach to all citizens within the region and the rest of the world through smartphones.
The rumor of an eruption of the Nyiragongo volcano has created panic Monday, March 7 in the town of Goma in North Kivu.
Pushed out of the limelight by cuddly koalas and kangaroos, Australia’s less glamorous native bats and rodents have failed to catch the eyes of scientific researchers, a new study shows.
Instant messaging service WhatsApp, which earlier this year surpassed the one billion user mark, has bolted on more features for its users.
Patacamaya, Bolivia, Seventeen-year-old Esteban Quispe is busy at his computer. Seated in the room his parents have turned into a workshop, Quispe is surrounded by different materials electrical wires, metal sheets, and bulbs of different sizes and colours - all of which he has collected from a local rubbish dump to make into robots.
Google has celebrated the 29 February by giving the date that only comes around once every four years its own doodle.
Omnipresent on the chaotic streets of Mumbai, Jakarta and Bangkok, Asia’s three-wheeled "tuk-tuk" has now come to Africa and with a two-fold bonus: providing much-needed jobs and slashing accidents.
Mars is likely the next extraterrestrial target for humans to visit in the coming decades, but such a journey would take around nine months to arrive using standard chemical rockets. Now, a NASA physicist has proposed a revolutionary laser propulsion system that would complete the trip in just 30 days.
The future of electric vehicle (EV) could be brighter than governments and oil companies have anticipated.
Passenger airplanes are mainly for transporting passengers, but they also take on cargo shipments regularly. Lithium-ion batteries likely won’t be among those shipments for the time being. A UN panel has recommended that airlines ban all lithium-ion shipments from commercial flights. Why? Because batteries catch fire sometimes.
The row between Apple and the FBI over access to a dead murderer’s phone should start a debate about government requests for data, says Bill Gates.
The FBI wants Apple to unlock the iPhone of Syed Rizwan Farook who killed 14 people in December last year.
With an aim of making the Rwanda environment a ‘dot com’ ground, the ministry of ICT decided to bring free internet in all Rwandan buses especially those belonging to the government so that the nationals can access fast internet freely and quickly. This is what they termed as ‘Smart Kigali initiative’
Huawei has announced its first Windows 10 tablet, a day before Mobile World Congress in Barcelona begins.
The federal government, Rwanda and Guinea have commenced a collaborative framework on the application of science, technology and innovation to diversify the economic base of countries in the continent.
It was very simple to do and it was all Ugandans Vs UCC but at the end of the day, social media users got it right and they all finally used the internet after it was blocked by Uganda Communication Commission due to voting fever.
Uganda Communications Commission Blocks Social Media for ’Security Reasons’, Polls Delayed Over Late Voting Material Delivery
Uganda has shut down Internet services and mobile money transfer citing security reasons as voters cast their ballots in the ongoing general elections.
Apple will contest a court order to help FBI investigators access data on the phone belonging to San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook.
Rice-growing techniques learned through thousands of years of trial and error are about to be turbocharged with DNA technology in a breakthrough hailed by scientists as a potential second "green revolution".
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have unveiled a free Android app that harnesses a smartphone’s ability to detect whether its movement is likely caused by an earthquake or by human activities.
President Barack Obama’s plans to regulate emissions of carbon dioxide from US power plants have been stalled by the US Supreme Court. The court ruled that the president’s Clean Power Plan could not go forward until all legal challenges were heard.
The chief executive of Google, Sundar Pichai, has been awarded $199m (£138m) in shares, a regulatory filing has revealed, It makes him the highest-paid chief executive in the US.
Africa Internet Group is set to become the continent’s first “unicorn” after securing an investment valuing the eCommerce group at more than $1bn.
US astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who was the sixth man to walk on the Moon, has died aged 85,
Captain Mitchell passed away at a hospice in West Palm Beach, Florida, one day before the 45th anniversary of his moon landing, his family said.
(The Apollo 14 crew: Edgar Mitchell (left) with Alan Shepard (centre) and Stuart Roosa)
Cameroonian youths living close to the border with Nigeria are benefitting from the efforts of a man who left his administrative duties in a well-established company and created an information technology training center to empower youths and reduce the chances of them joining the Boko Haram terrorist group.