Technology

Users to Secure routers from Internet of Things (IoT) takedowns

Users to Secure routers from Internet of Things (IoT) takedowns

Cyber Security, Internet, Technology
Many people have little to no understanding of how many devices in their house are now interconnected. This leaves us surrounded by things that are effectively web-enabled computers, which most people don’t even know need to be secured. The Internet of Things is rapidly becoming a reality, thanks to the machine-to-machine communication (M2M) technology, as the number of connected devices is forecast to reach 50 billion units worldwide by 2020. The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) fourth quarter report for 2015-2016, notes that Kenya has about 10.8 million broadband internet subscriptions.  As technology advances, Kenyans are now adopting and buying vastly interconnected devices for the home, enticed by the prospects of IoT. This calls for internet security measures to
Digital Technology: Cooperative Bank Kenya Opens the door to CoopVisaCard

Digital Technology: Cooperative Bank Kenya Opens the door to CoopVisaCard

Business, Technology
As technology develops, financial institutions as well improve their services to well cater for the ever-increasing customer demands. The Corporate Visa Card assists management of costs and cash flow more efficiently in anorganization. The new technology card can be given to Senior Management staff to carter for allowances, corporate travel expenses, entertainment, etc. It simplifies book-keeping procedures and reducing dependency on petty cash. The Visa technology facilitates electronic funds transfers throughout the world, most commonly through Visa-branded credit cards and debit cards. It makes work easier for human as transaction work is reduced. Additionally, much has already been said about the opportunity for technology to disrupt the traditional banking system. The next ge
Holiday Festivities come with an Extra Coin for Uber Users

Holiday Festivities come with an Extra Coin for Uber Users

Internet, Mobile, Technology
The holiday season is one the most enjoyable times of the year. From parties with family and friends to shopping some of the best sales, there is so much to celebrate and so much places to go. However, Uber users will pay an extra coin for each ride they get during this holiday season.  In a statement released by Uber, the ride sharing App wrote that the increase in fares prices is to encourage more drivers to come onto the platform to cater for the high demand in the festive season.. The statement wrote that, Over festive periods, there is often a fear that there won’t be enough drivers to go around. As an ever-growing and evolving platform, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Uber runs a successful model called dynamic pricing, which allows users to get a ride when they ne
Microsoft launches the “Hour of Code” a campaign to equip kids with basic coding skills

Microsoft launches the “Hour of Code” a campaign to equip kids with basic coding skills

Domains, Internet, Technology
The fact that technology has permeated almost every facet of our lives goes without question. Almost every individual now has access to the least technological nuggets required to operate the simplest devices. In accordance to this, Microsoft and Code.org jointly organised a global campaign, 'Hour of Code', to equip kids with basic coding skills across Africa and India. The Hour of Code is a global movement that aimed at inspiring millions of young people to try an hour of code so that they can learn basic computer science skills. To do this, Microsoft and Code.org have released a new tutorial “Minecraft Hour of Code Designer” to enable students build their own simple Minecraft game. According to statistics, Computer science drives innovation throughout the US economy, but
Samsung Galaxy S7 to Miss out the Android 7.0 Nougat update

Samsung Galaxy S7 to Miss out the Android 7.0 Nougat update

Mobile, Technology
Verizon's Galaxy S7/S7 edge won't be among the models to receive the update this year if Samsung plans to do that. The carrier confirmed that the Android Nougat update for these two smartphones will be launched early next year. The reason behind Verizon's delay is unknown, but unsurprising since according to Tech times, Samsung and Verizon haven't exactly seen eye to eye numerous times in the past. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are supposed to be among the first Samsung smartphones to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update, and we're hoping that will happen by the end of the year. The South Korean company has already kicked off the Galaxy Beta Program in the UK, U.S. and a few other countries, where select Galaxy S7/S7 edge owners get to test Android Nougat before the up