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Kenyan University takes lead in innovation, to make Kenya tech hub

Kenyan University takes lead in innovation, to make Kenya tech hub

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In Kenya, innovation and entrepreneurship are intertwined. Nairobi has become the tech hub of Africa, a niche that could be worth more than a billion dollars in the next few years. The ICT sector aswell is set to contribute up to 8% of the country’s GDP by 2017, according to the Kenya ICT Authority’s ICT Masterplan. Daily Nation reports that Kenya will soon be a technological hub following University of Nairobi’s move to support development of new innovations. The chancellor has identified specific projects and programmes that are aligned to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Further, the university has also started the Bicycle Sharing initiative that will transform urban mobility and reduce over-reliance on motorised transport. The university has a 10-years-trategic plan on in

Microsoft’s Slack competitor to launch next week

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Microsoft has plans to make its Slack competitor, Microsoft Teams, available to Office 365 customers next week to make Microsoft Teams live around the world reports the Verge. Microsoft has demonstrated a number of integrations for Teams, including the ability to connect Twitter accounts to chat rooms and integrate Skype for audio and voice calls. As predicted, the app features threaded chats, keeping different conversations grouped together, along with a deep integration with Skype for voice and video calls built into the app. In fact, the company has built a number of its own offerings into the app, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Office 365 Groups forms the basis of the application, allowing users to share information across different apps. Different non-chat function...
Sony Unveils its Newest Flagship Smartphones

Sony Unveils its Newest Flagship Smartphones

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Sony has just unveiled four new smartphones at MWC. Each one of these phones are targeted to a different target market. Apart from the Sony Xperia XZ Premium that we already reported on, the company launched the Sony Xperia XZs, Sony Xperia XA1, and finally the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra. The XZs comes with a 5.2 inch full HD display of the Triluminous variety. The phone is wrapped in a glass back and front while a metallic frame runs in between to form a water and dust resistant body. Being only one of the few smartphones which sport a whopping 4K display, the XZ Premium once again raises the bar in visual prowess. The Xperia XA1 Ultra phone comes with a whopping 6 inch screen with full HD resolution and almost no bezels at all, its quite breath-taking. A Mediatek Helio P20 runs the show rev...

Samsung Ushers in a New Era in Home Entertainment With QLED TV

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Samsung Electronics has launched its new QLED Q9, Q8, and Q7 TV series with the conviction that this latest range of TVs will create an entirely new era in home entertainment. The technology advanced TVs were unveiled during the Samsung Africa Forum held in Cape Town last week, when several other new products were showcased By improving the colour performance further, the DCI-P3 colour space within the QLED TV is able to reproduce 100% color volume. This means the TV can express all colors at any level of brightness with even the subtlest differences visible at the QLED’s peak luminance, between 1500 and 2000 nits. It should be noted that this is a first for Samsung to do so. Colour volume represents colour that can be expressed at varying levels of brightness. For example, a leaf c

Public libraries to become centres of technology in Kenya

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The need to share and transfer information in Kenya is not new. Kenya’s network of 61 public libraries is set to assume an additional role as centres of technology innovation, a concept adopted from Silicon Valley in California. To enable libraries in Kenya to change public perceptions, and to advocate for provision of technology, Libraries and information centers in Kenya have evolved to a level where they are now sharing and transfering information on-line. Serious efforts are being made to get libraries and information centers around the country to sit together and strategize on a cooperative program to accomplish this goal. Kenyan Culture Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario said there has been a massive growth of the world wide web, and mobile telephony greatly eroded Kenya National Libra