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Mobile service provider undergoes a network breakdown that affects millions

Mobile service provider undergoes a network breakdown that affects millions

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Customers of the biggest telecom firm in the region, Safaricom, were unable to make calls on Monday, April 24, after the company experienced a technical fault on its network. The outage on the Mobile service provider services were disrupted countrywide following the glitch that affected all its voice calls, SMS, internet connectivity and the popular mobile money transfer M-Pesa. The technical problem affected subscribers countrywide with the company saying it is working to resolve the issue. “Sorry we are having a slight technical fault with the network services countywide but the issue is being resolved,” the company posted on its Twitter account. Data from Communications Authority of Kenya shows that Mobile service provider has the highest number of mobile
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
Facebook is taking mind reading from sci-fi to reality

Facebook is taking mind reading from sci-fi to reality

social media, Technology
Facebook has unveiled a project from its secretive Building 8 research group that’s working to create a brain-computer interface that lets you type with your thoughts. The social media giant announced during day two of its F8 developer conference that its Building 8 hardware lab is working on technology that will one day allow users to type with your thoughts and hear through your skin. Our brains, along with the cochleas in our ears, possess the power to reconstruct language from components, and Facebook is looking at hardware and software to transmit those components to the body via pressure changes and vibrations. During the day 2 keynote, the company demonstrated a video of one of its engineers repeating words communicated to her through sensors embedded in a sleeve on her arm. Simpl
Google to unveil an ad-blocking feature for its Chrome browser

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

Technology
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...
Kenya’s Tech Hub headed to a whole new level

Kenya’s Tech Hub headed to a whole new level

Technology
Kenya’s “Silicon Savannah” technology hub is retooling to put income before activism with a homegrown African tech community rising in this city. Several bootstrapped but profitable businesses are starting up using technology and the Internet to solve commercial problems connecting the biggest names in technology and finance. Last month, Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google started a strategic alliance with the iHub, an incubator and co-working space at the heart of Kenya’s tech scene, to reach and train app developers there. The Silicon Valley companies will tap local talent for coding and product development; they also will train Kenyans in artificial intelligence, cloud computing and machine learning—reinforcing the region’s role as the center for technology in Africa. Kenya las