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TECH CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Kevin Systrom, the CEO of Instagram, was at Disneyland last June when he decided the internet was a cesspool that he had to clean up. His company was hosting a private event at the park as part of VidCon 2016, an annual gathering that attracts social media virtuosos,...
Technical University of Kenya (TUK) aviation students to receive hands-on training on a high-tech CF6-80A2 aircraft engines. PHOTO/COURTESY By ABDULHAKIM SHERMAN newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Aerospace and Aviation Engineering programme students at Technical University of Kenya (TUK) can now afford hands-on training on a high-tech CF6-80A2 aircraft engine that powers Airbus A310 and Boeing 767. The...
Hilton Hotel Tower Bridge in London venue of TMT Finance Africa 2017. PHOTO/COURTESY By TECH CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Leaders from Africa's biggest telecom investment companies will meet with investment bankers, investors and advisers in London on May 24 to discuss accelerating new investment opportunities in digital communications and infrastructure. Among the leading telecom giants on...
Facebook's Silicon Valley headquarters. PHOTO | MARTYN WILLIAMS By PATRICK MAYOYO newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Facebook is partnering with public sector agencies and non-governmental organisations from across Africa under the rallying call “Be the change: unite for a better Internet” February 7, 2017 is Safer Internet Day and Facebook has launched a series of initiatives to...
Social media professional at work. PHOTO | PEXELS By SHERRY GRAY newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Social media seems like an easy and appealing career, right? You usually work from home, and all you have to do is be yourself. Not so fast, buckaroo. Before you go charging off on your quest for social media fame, there...
An aerial view of Facebook’s expanded headquarters in Menlo Park, Carlifornia. PHOTO | FACEBOOK By TECH CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Facebook is extending its efforts to combat fake news to Germany. The social network announced in December that it was turning to third-party fact-checking organizations to help combat fake news and hoaxes, as well as making it easier for...
By TECH CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke From the Tesla Model 3 to a possible Apple car, electric cars are all the rage these days. But cars aren't the only electric vehicles people around the world are embracing: Increased fuel prices and growing urbanization have spurred the demand for electric bikes, or e-bikes. Global e-bike sales are...
A mobile phone user with a Galaxy Note 7. Photo courtesy. By AGENCIES newsdesk@reporter.co.ke South Korean tech giant Samsung has permanently ceased production of its high-end Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after reports of devices it had deemed safe catching fire. The firm had already reduced Galaxy Note 7 production volumes. According to BBC, owners...
Computers servers require constant cooling. Photo courtesy of BCC. By TECH CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Researchers at Imperial College London made headlines last year when they claimed that up to 200 litres of water could be involved in the download of a single gigabyte (GB) of data. It's a shocking statistic - especially when...
By TECH CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke According to Smartlaunch.com, with an increase in the number of homes with high speed Internet access, your Internet Café may be seeing a decline in revenue. The good news is, with a couple of simple changes, your business could be booming again! While Internet Cafes are no longer as...