Technology

Mobile is driving digital payments in Africa

Mobile is driving digital payments in Africa

Internet, Mobile, Technology
The evolution of African markets has improved significantly over the years. With mobile becoming increasingly central to people’s lives, experts have said that the future of payment lies in digital, which will be championed by mobile devices. Different types of  digital payments are beginning to converge on the mobile phones, whether it is Internet payment, which result in the delivery of services or app payment at the super market or solutions such as Uber, all these services from different technology companies are converging on the consumers mobile phones. Additionally, this Increasing convergence and integration between e-commerce and mobile technology have radically changed the shape of the payments marketplace. For instance Mpesa and and mobile banking have rapily gained popularity
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
Africa to Leapfrog Into The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Africa to Leapfrog Into The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Technology
Appropriate deployment of technology in Africa can help solve some of their development challenges. Increasing number of countries within the continent are building manufacturing industries that are on their way to superseding the rest globally. From government to the private sector and academia, it’s agreed that  developing value-added manufacturing sector in the continent is the way for the continent to grow and continue to support a rising population and growing middle class. According to TechMoran, Global challenges such as climate change and ever growing populations are adding pressure to the limited resources, especially because a significant amount of the population live below the poverty line. Even though Africa does not rank first in energy wastefulness worldwide, the amou
LG proves that taller screens are the future of smartphones

LG proves that taller screens are the future of smartphones

Mobile, Technology
Handset screen sizes and user's perceptions of them as large or small have grown throughout the years. In today's smartphone era, Bigger screens don’t cut it anymore.  In real life usage, the taller screen makes a big difference. LG is trying something new with a 2:1 aspect ratio display — essentially a normal 16:9 display that can fit a few extra lines of text at the top and bottom. And it makes a big difference. According to Tech crunch, The G6 is roughly as wide as iPhone 7 with Apple’s case. It’s just a tiny bit taller. But when users turns those phones on, LG’s phone feels much bigger just because the screen takes over the front of the device. While LG is the first one coming up with this new format, LG isn’t an outlier. Samsung’s Galaxy S8 will also have a 2:1 display — essentiall