Author: Lynn Wandia

Technology is changing the face of luxury real estate

Technology is changing the face of luxury real estate

Technology
Technology is changing the way Realtors and photographers showcase luxury residential real estate properties, with cinematic videos beginning to replace virtual tours. According to a Cytonn Report, Nairobi was ranked the most dynamic city in Africa and 10th  in the world, by JLL City Momentum Index 2017 due to innovation and technology adoption and it has attracted international investors creating demand for office space. Currently, to adapt in the real estate industry as technology modernizes, people have to set mobile as a Priority. The mobile technology is advancing quickly. It has become an essential part of every business and personal communication. Additionally, it’s also expanding beyond communication and a near replacement for the computer. Many brokers and teams are makin
Google to unveil an ad-blocking feature for its Chrome browser

Google to unveil an ad-blocking feature for its Chrome browser

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Google is reportedly planning to add an ad blocker to Chrome, its web browser, and to possibly turn it on by default for all users. That seems counterintuitive for a company that makes the majority of its revenue from advertising, but it could actually be a way to beat blockers by becoming one itself. The ad-blocker, which would be available as a default setting for both mobile and desktop, could spell the end of certain online adverts which many users claim disrupt their browsing experience. Targeted adverts are likely to be those featured in a report released last month by the Coalition for Better Ads, a U.S. and European industry group, the Journal suggests. These include six desktop and twelve mobile web ad experiences which it said fell below the threshold of "consumer acceptability...
Tech Giant to bring robots to your home of the future

Tech Giant to bring robots to your home of the future

Technology
LG has unveiled a handful of robot helpers that clearly go well beyond vacuums. The tech giant is designing robotic gadgets as home automation technology continues to grow and as demand from consumers to apply the power of robotics to meet their daily household needs to minimize the effort and time that goes into daily chores. The Marketing Director says robots, gadgets, and interactive devices will be found throughout homes carrying out a number of tasks from turning lights on and off to feeding and caring for pets and plants in the near future unlike the present where people viewed them merely as machines capable of performing automated work. A number of home appliances have been smartened up in the recent times including refrigerators, microwaves, washing machines, vacuum cleaners amo...
Kenya: solar tech market set to rise

Kenya: solar tech market set to rise

Technology
Energy specialists all agree that solar power is fast becoming a key part of the global energy mix.  sun power can play an important role in powering Kenya’s economic development if the potential for this technology is grasped. Despite rapid deployment of sun power technology there are several misconceptions which stand in the way of more rapid uptake of sun power, principally the idea that solar is expensive and only suitable for small scale off-grid applications.  Kenya’s shift to renewable energy sources presents a lucrative and expanding market for solar equipment. This is according to Shenzhen Power Solution Limited Vice-President Susan Lee, who spoke to Xinhua news at an energy and power expo, held in Nairobi. "Our main focus [is] in household solar solutions that are
Facebook Cracks Down On 30,000 Fake Accounts

Facebook Cracks Down On 30,000 Fake Accounts

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Facebook has taken action against 30,000 fake accounts in France in a bid to promote public awareness campaign aimed at educating people about how to spot fake news. The company said it is trying to "reduce the spread of material generated through inauthentic activity, including spam, misinformation, or other deceptive content that is often shared by creators of fake accounts." According to the social media platform, People come go online to make meaningful connections. From the beginning, they believed that can only be possible if the interactions here are authentic – and if people use the names they're known by. However, the company records that they found that when people represent themselves on Facebook the same way they do in real life, they act responsibly. Fake accounts don’t f