Quantum Computing Technology

Quantum computing prowess could be with us faster than you think

Fully functional quantum computers and a new quantum industry may appear much sooner than many have anticipated—thanks to five new National Quantum Information Science Research

Technology

NAS Airport Services launches e-commerce platform

Nairobi based food and laundry firm NAS Airport Services Limited has launched its own online commerce store which enables the company to provide services directly

Technology

Inventus Power unveils new standard Li-ion battery platform

Inventus Power, a global leader in advanced battery systems, has expanded its offering to include high-performance batteries for emerging motive and stationary applications. The PROformance

4IR Startups Technology

Ericsson Innovation Awards 2020 turn to tackling climate change

Ericsson has officially launched its annual Ericsson Innovation Awards (EIA) 2020, a global competition that offers university students around the world the chance to develop

5G and IoT Technology

Nokia announces new end-to-end 5G certification program

Nokia has announced the launch of the first of a series of professional level certifications to train and certify industry professionals on end-to-end 5G networks,

Technology

Naidoo appointed to help Liquid Telecom navigate its digital transformation journey

Cloud solutions firm Liquid Telecom has appointed Clayton Naidoo as Group Chief Business Officer (GCBO) to drive growth, innovation and strategy in the enterprise market

3D Printing Technology

3D printing turning science fiction into reality in Africa

Techies in the construction, manufacturing and medical fields are almost unanimous in their agreement that 3D printing is one of the innovations that are found

Technology

Why a smartphone is still not affordable in Africa

Today, almost half of the world’s population has remained offline, even in the pandemic period when the need to access health information and basic education

Big Data Future of Work Technology

Understanding Africa’s sense of urgency in digital race

Africa is now banking on smart solutions to resume cross-border trade and kick-start economies badly ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic. With health experts warning that

5G and IoT Future of Work Technology

How 5G will transform the global air travel industry

SITA, the leading IT provider for the air transport industry, has made six predictions about how ultra-fast 5G networks will bring major change for airports,

Big Data Technology

Use Big Data to achieve food security, Africa urged

African countries have been urged to create a collaborative ecosystem of sharing all agricultural data to unlock their hidden potential, an effort that could boost

Future of Work Technology VR & AR

How AI, VR, 5G and cloud computing will create the Internet of Bodies (IoB)

The term ‘Intelligent Connectivity’ is gaining popularity across the early adopters of Industry 4.0 technologies, as the future of human living gets reconstructed each day.

5G and IoT Technology

5G could help Latin America generate USD 3.3 trillion by 2035 – Report

Omdia and Nokia’s Why 5G in Latin America report finds that 5G network capabilities will come to Latin America, sooner rather than later. The region lags its

Big Data Technology

Covid-19 has drained Kenyans’ financial resources – BRCK Report

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Kenyan accessible internet provider BRCK has partnered with a number of organizations to publish coronavirus information through its public

Big Data Technology

Kenya’s latest data centre takes shape in Nairobi

PAIX Data Centres, a Pan-African provider of cloud-and carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, has announced the construction of its Nairobi data centre for opening in November this year. The

Blockchain Technology

US election and a weak dollar will be ‘high-octane drivers’ for Bitcoin – Expert

The upcoming United States presidential election and the weakness of the dollar will be high-octane drivers for the Bitcoin price for the rest of 2020,

4IR Startups Big Data Technology

Covid-19 apps show Africa can overcome healthcare hurdles

 Most developing countries, most of which are found in Africa, are faced with numerous challenges in provision of quality health to its people.  The capacity

Future of Work Technology

Gene editing: All questions answered

This year, scientists in the United States used a gene editing tool inside a human body to try to correct a gene carrying an inherited form of blindness, for the

Cyber Security Technology

How Facebook is curbing Covid-19 misinformation

As global Covid-19 death and infection numbers keep soaring, global social media company Facebook has devised a raft of measures to protect its more than

Big Data Technology

New app to monitor animal health data in Africa

German animal health firm Boehringer Ingelheim has launched a new mobile app that seeks to better monitor day-to-day livestock  health management activities more effectively using Big Data.

Future of Work Technology

How Kenya’s balloon internet can boost telemedicine adoption

Whenever Zenah Chesire falls sick, she travels to Eldama Ravine Sub County Referral Hospital, located 43 kilometres from her home village in Radat, Baringo County.

4IR Startups Technology

Innovator moves to eliminate Kenya’s e-learning snags

The quest for access to inclusive education in developing economies is becoming a key debate in Africa, with the 2020 Global Education Monitoring Report released

4IR Startups Technology

Kenyan upstart recruited into Y-Combinator

Kenyan tech company MarketForce 360 is among a list of startups that got accepted into American startup accelerator, Y-Combinator – Summer 2020 batch as the only one from sub-Saharan Africa. The startup is

Future of Work Technology

The internet is getting 11 new users every second – Report

When global populations went into lockdown in a bid to control the Covid-19 pandemic, internet  and social media traffic rose to an all time high, moving millions of users online every

Future of Work Technology

How digital identity will revolutionise airport experience

The use of biometrics to speed up and enhance the passenger journey through airports has been a key area of discussion in the past few

Cyber Security Technology

Working from home makes firms easy target for cyber-attacks

Working from home is now a new normal in the face of a pandemic that is relentlessly giving the world sleepless nights. However, as companies

Technology

Free Wi-Fi internet for Africa, at last!

Pan African firm Cassava Fintech International (CFI) and Liquid Telecom Group (LTG) have announced the launch of Sasai Wi-Fi Finder, a potential game-changer in driving

Blockchain Technology

Why digital currencies in Africa are mixed bag of fortunes

Africa is evidently still ambivalent on the use of digital currencies and Blockchain technology. While some countries appear open to allowing these innovations to take

Technology

Tech-savvy Kenya shows Africa can be world’s food granary

Africa is certainly the most improbable place to be talking about being the food granary of the globe as the continent continues to face some

Big Data Technology

Data for Good project: 17 questions for Facebook

Researchers and health organisations around the world are stressing the importance of accessing aggregated and anonymised mobility data tools to help them better track and