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Philips blazes Nairobi streets with solar LED lights

08/10/2012, Dutch multinational electronics company, Philips, has partnered with the Kenyan Urban Roads Authority to install solar-powered LED street lighting in Nairobi. Philips says that, if implemented on a wide scale across the country, the project has the...

Researchers manage to shrink 3G phones’ power consumption

11/30/2011, While the battery drain on 3G phones isn’t as severe as it is compared to 4G LTE capable devices, it still consumes a fair amount of power that usually causes heavy users to run out of juice by the end of the day. Funded by the Finnish government, a...

Blackberry services down in Europe, Middle East, Africa

10/10/2011, Heads up Blackberry users in the Europe, Middle East and Africa, it looks like RIM is facing some technical issues which might be able to explain why you are having issues accessing certain features on your phones. This seems to have been confirmed by a...

Mobius One is an inexpensive SUV aimed at rural Africa

07/19/2011, In developing countries such as Africa, roads are expensive to upkeep and the costs are then passed on to the general population. It is said that those costs will cause consumers to pay 75% more for their daily goods in Sub-Saharan Africa, which is why...

Slimtrader Lets Africans Shop Via Text

06/16/2011, It’s good to know that in our fast growing tech world that developing countries are not entirely left out of the equation. There are some countries where the residents are too poor to afford computers and internet access, let alone enjoy the perks...

Solafrica Brings Solar Soccer To Africa

06/16/2010, Despite the fact that the current World Cup is being held in South Africa, there are a great many folks over there who won’t be able to catch the matches, due to the inability to purchase a ticket or maybe even the lack of electricity. A non-profit...

Kayak.com Co-founder Plans To Cover Africa With Free Wi-Fi

05/13/2010, The co-founder of travel search engine Kayak.com, Paul English, has a pretty lofty dream, and that’s to cover Africa with free public Wi-Fi. To make the challenge even harder, he wants it to be self-sustaining. He’ll be using the wealth he...

Special Edition Monster Beats Headphones Support Charity

05/10/2010, You’ve probably checked out the Monster Beats headphones by Dr. Dre before, and now Dr. Dre, Lady Gaga and Product RED have come up with a special edition of the Beats Solo HD Headphones. Aside from its obvious red color scheme, for every sale of...

Communication For Rural Africa Concept Phone Design

04/23/2010, Getting a cell phone to work long term in a rural area is never an easy task, especially if your closest source of electricity is miles away. Industrial designer Andrew Williams is looking to try and tackle this issue with his concept cell phone design,...

CherryPal Africa netbook

12/15/2009, CherryPal’s latest netbook would be the Africa, and what’s most startling about this model would be its price tag of a mere $99. Yes, you read that right – hand over a Benjamin and you will still get a dollar back in return. What does...