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Lenovo launches new Moto Z smartphone in Kenyan market

Lenovo launches new Moto Z smartphone in Kenyan market

Mobile, Technology
Motorolla has been going through a transition from being bought by Google and later being sold to Lenovo. Lenovo, through its Motorola Mobility subsidiary, has launched the Moto Z smartphone along with the new innovation Moto Mods in Kenya. The Moto Mods allows users a wide range of functionalities on their Moto Z smartphone. Moto Z is an aluminium phone that has stainless steel frame outline cramped into one of the thinnest bodies on a phone so far, 5.19mm to be precise. Despite the super slim dimensions, Moto Z comes with cutting edge features which includes a 5.5 inch Quad HD AMOLED screen which shares the same resolution and display technology as the Samsung Galaxy S7. Powering the beautiful screen is the Snapdragon 820 coupled with 4GB RAM and a choice of between 32GB and 64GB i...
Facebook’s Express Wifi is Now Live in Nairobi

Facebook’s Express Wifi is Now Live in Nairobi

Internet, social media
Surf, an Internet Service Provider that allows users in Kenya to access and subscribe to affordable internet services has partnered with Facebook to launch Express Wi-Fi in Kenya. Surf is a product of Boelist Investments in partnership with Access Kenya to offer affordable, high-speed internet available for purchase where Surfspot hotspots have been installed. Express Wi-Fi by Facebook is now available majorly in Nairobi. "Express Wifi empowers local entrepreneurs to help provide quality internet access to their neighbors and make a steady income. Working with local internet service providers or mobile operators, they’re able to use software provided by Facebook to connect their communities," the Facebook website said. Express Wifi, also part of Facebook's Internet.org

A startup in Africa to use AI Robots for News

Technology
Controvert media, a tech startup in Africa  has implemented the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) robots to automatically write and post news articles on the internet. AI robots also known as bots, as they are also known by,  are created by software developers in order to take on repetitive tasks that would ordinarily be carried out by people. Speaking about the introduction of the artificial intelligence bot, Controvert Media CEO William Chui highlighted that contrary to the belief that that artificial intelligence apps will push people out of jobs – an opinion held by many – the AI apps will actually create job opportunities. “Yes, other jobs will disappear in the future, but new jobs will be created as well,” Mr. Chui emphasised. Think about it; in 1999, all the jobs brou
AI fights cybercrime as IBM Watson learns the language of cyber security

AI fights cybercrime as IBM Watson learns the language of cyber security

Cyber Security, Technology
As technology advances, we have more detailed data and analytics at our fingertips than ever before. It can potentially offer new insights for cybercrime prevention. IBM Watson, Big Blue’s artificial intelligence (AI) platform, keeps on learning with the smart platform now well versed in cyber security. The company said that for the past year, Watson has been trained on the language of cyber security and has studied more than one million security documents. Watson for Cyber Security will be integrated into IBM’s new Cognitive SOC platform, which puts cognitive technologies into the hands of security analysts, improving their ability to fill gaps in intelligence. Accoeding to NetworkWorld, By 2020, 60 percent of digital businesses will suffer a major service failure due to the inability

Google Assistant is expanding to Android

Technology
Google is bringing their virtual  Google assistant, An artificial intelligence (AI)-powered helping hand , to more Android phones this week. Already offered on Google’s Pixel phones, Home personal assistant, Allo messaging app, and Android wear devices, Google Assistant will be available on all smartphones running Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow starting this week, the company has announced. This marks yet another expansion into the mobile environment for Google, which is predicting that Assistant could reach “hundreds of millions” of devices. However, just under 31 per cent and slightly over one per cent of Android devices are currently using Marshmallow and Nougat respectively, the company says. Whether a user needs to know how to say “nice to meet you” in Korean