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 potential to generate up to 100 per cent energy savings. The main goal of the project will be to highlight the benefits of sustainable energy sources and alternatives to expensive, less efficient traditional […]
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 team of researchers have managed to develop a technology that they claim can cut the power consumption of 3G phones by […]
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 variety of carriers in those particular regions, such as T-Mobile UK, Vodafone Egypt and Batelco in Bahrain.
08/05/2011, While most of us are fortunate enough to own several gadgets, there are some people out there in the world who do not even own a phone, let alone a tablet or smartphone, and Africa is such a region. Thanks to the efforts of the United Nations and technology firm Movirtu, the majority of the three million poor people in Africa and South Asia will be getting low cost mobile […]
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 getting around in the more rural parts of Africa would require a vehicle that is able to withstand the rugged terrain.
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 and convenience that e-commerce usually brings to the table. However thanks to Slimtrader, Africans can now enjoy a variation of e-commerce and do their shopping via text […]
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 organization, Solafrica, will be doing its bit, harnessing the power of the sun to entertain some 1 million folks over there, and it’ll […]
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 gained from the success of his website to buy the necessary satellite dishes and other equipment to deliver Wi-Fi to villages in countries such as Uganda and Zambia. The […]
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 this headphone, Monster will donate $5 to the Global Fund to help eliminate AIDS in Africa. These headphones sport Monster’s proprietary ControlTalk technology, allowing users […]
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, dubbed the “Communication for Rural Africa”. Unlike your normal cell phones, this one doesn’t even have a battery; rather it is powered directly by a […]
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 $99 net you these days, anyways? For starters, it is back to a 7″ display, chugging along to a 400MHz processor while aided by 256MB […]