TECH NEWS

Windows 10 Has Been Installed On More Than 50 Million Devices

Microsoft has made an achievement this year. After Windows 10 launch many people downloaded it because of the amazing features the operating system comes with. I believe Microsoft is now…

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TECH NEWS

Advertising Billboards Can Now Read Your Emotions

Technology advancements are making headlines especially in the mobile phone sector as each manufacturer is trying to out compete the other. Billboards and banners are also shifting from still pictures…

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OTHERS

World’s Oldest Fossilized Sperm Found In Antarctica

Have you ever seen a sperm? Well with a microscope you can see them swimming. Researchers have discovered the world’s oldest fossilized sperm entrapped in the wall of a fossilized…

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GLOBAL

Patients will be able to use Artificial Blood, says researchers

Blood availability is a great challenge in many hospitals around the world. Many suffer because getting the right blood that is compatible with their body is sometimes hard. Researchers from…

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GLOBAL

The first Head Transplant proposed to take place in 2017

Sergio Canavero of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group in Italy says it’s possible to carry out a head transplant and the proposal was presented at the annual conference of the…

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GLOBAL

A Russian Hacker Defeated In a Bargain Scam

A security software firm has warned about a new strain of “ransomware.” Ransomware is software which locks you out of your files until a fee is paid to the criminals…

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GLOBAL

Enrique Iglesias hand sliced by a drone worsens

The 40-year-old singer sliced his fingers open when he tried to grab a drone camera, which was taking pictures of the audience at a concert on Saturday. Following reconstructive surgery…

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GADGETS AND DEVICES

Samsung Galaxy S6 is better than iPhone 6 in at least 10 different ways

How long before Samsung Galaxy S6 is here? Two weeks? Are you planning to buy one? Probably you would love to buy the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge instead of the…

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Why Online is better than TVs for Kenyan Advertisers

The third quarter statistics for the financial year 2013/2014 covering the months of January to March 2014 for the telecommunication and broadcast sectors were released by CA (Communication Authority of…

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TECH NEWS

#BanktoAvoid: The issues you raised

Dear Banks, Yesterday in this post we highlighted some of the issues and challenges bank customers face at various top banks in Kenya and the post generated a discussion on…

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Great startup lesson from Twitter IPO

On Thursday 7th 2013 Twitter went public, collecting over $1.8 billion from the 70 million shares it had on offer. When the shares went to the stock market, the shares…

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APP REVIEWS

Security features on NationHela

NationHela is one of easiest platforms for remitting money to Kenya. Now that I think of it I should have had my card as soon as yesterday. A colleague from…

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OPINION

Comprehensive guide on Digital Migration

In this article you will learn: Basics of digital broadcasts Need to buy converter boxes even if already on Pay TV and Pros of Digital Broadcast over Analogue Broadcast Digital…

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TECHNOLOGY

NationHela – Money Transfer Service Made Easy

NationHela is a money transfer service that was introduced by the Nation Media Group back in 2012 in partnership with Diamond Trust Bank. The service incorporates the use of credit…

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TECH NEWS

Digital Migration- Nairobi Analog signal to be turned off on December 13th

The Government has officially announced December 13th as the date that the analogue signal will be turned off in Nairobi and its’ environs, commencing the first phase of the switch…

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TECH NEWS

Top players in Kenya’s Online Businesses (Part 2)

Last week we introduced the two part series of Top players in Kenya’s Online Businesses and differentiated between Online Market Places and E-Commerce. The distinction we made between Online Market…

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TECH NEWS

Top players in Kenya’s Online Businesses (Part 1)

This is the first of a two part article that focus on the “Kenya’s Online Businesses”. The articles have been inspired by numerous responses we received in regards our article…

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OPINION

MyMARKET: OLX should fight to remain relevant

For a related post read: Is Safaricom Being Greedy By Launching Services to Compete With Start-ups Since the liberation of Internet access in Kenya a number of classified businesses have been…

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STARTUPS

Lessons from Nokia and Blackberry that startups should learn

The list of market leading companies that simply disappear into oblivion is quite disturbing. From Kodak, Research in Motion, Friendster, Netscape, Motorola, Newsweek and latest and most disturbing is the…

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STARTUPS

Should counties support local SMEs?

Following an article by Macharia Kamau in The Standard about Small ICT firms fearing that they may lose out in county contracts for providing ICT services for management of revenue…

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TECH NEWS

Pay TV should charge per channel

I’m not a sports fan so I’m not into Premium Bouquet from Dstv; but there was this time I thought I was missing out on other cool stuff available only…

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TECH NEWS

OPINION: It should be illegal to be hacked

On Friday 27th September The Standard carried a story on the Judiciary. According to The Standard, the Chief Justice is the Commander in Chief of a four member group codenamed…

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TECH NEWS

Westgate Attack: what if sleeping gas was used

(For a related post please read: Westgate attack; Kenya must up technology adoption). We have discussed the Westgate Attack in relation to the need of Kenya’s security agencies upping the…

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TECH NEWS

Westgate attack; Kenya must up technology adoption

After the recent Westgate attack, it is prudent for all of us to reflect and learn lessons to be learnt, ask the hard questions, and proactively prepare to thwart similar…

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TECH NEWS

Smart gadgets fueling DRC war?

Wars are fought many a times on the basis of differing ideologies; but not the war in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The war that is estimated to have had…

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STARTUPS

Mombasa Hackathon By Nailab- Incubation without borders

The Nailab for the first time this weekend will host Mombasa Hackathon with the aim of building a new strong tech community in the coastal region. The event dubbed “Incubation…

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TECH NEWS

Airtel Kenya missed the point with price wars

On 31st August 2013 Airtel made a very silent announcement that they are to increase their products prices by 11%. The increase will see Airtel become the most expensive service…

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APP REVIEWS

What it takes to get better deals Part 2: – Valuation of a Start up

This is the second part of the series “What it takes to get better deals”  Read part 1 here Once upon a past life, when launching a tech based product,…

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STARTUPS

Uwezo Fund Is a Bad Idea, Create Investment Wing For Proper Funding

The challenges of getting Funding on the Tech Scene in Kenya has been discussed at length and we are still doing series on the whole process. The likes of 88mph,…

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TECH NEWS

Facebook should use IDs to register users

Reliable and secure Facebook has many useful applications that could make life easier. For example, an individual could register for a degree course, open up a bank account, or even apply for job simply by using Facebook credentials.

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