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By TECH CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Have you ever been in the middle of a phone call with someone and heard a strange sound, like a click or a static noise, and wondered if your phone was being tapped? If so, you're not alone. Many people are concerned that their personal and business communications...
By JIM KIM President at The World Bank newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Most of us have been bombarded by fantastical visions of the future – where we no longer need roads, machines take care of our every need, and a doctor can replace a human heart with one created by a 3-D printer. That time is...
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is everywhere and it is gradually hitting newsrooms and society as a whole. PHOTO/ MAXRESDEFAULT By TECH CORRESPONDENT Newsdesk@reporter.co.ke To deal with the sheer volume of information and gain competitive advantage, the news industry has started to explore and invest in news automation. In this area, Reuters News Agency is...
The next generation of superbike, the 1,103-cc four-cylinder-powered screamer known as the Panigale V4. PHOTO/COURTESY By TECH CORRESPONDENT newdesk@reporter.co.ke Ducati recently announced the next generation of superbike, the 1,103-cc four-cylinder-powered screamer known as the Panigale V4. The 2018 bike usurps the iconic Panigale 1299 for the throne of Ducati's top superbike, and the...
PHOTO/NASA By TECH CORRESPONDENT newdesk@reporter.co.ke NASA is best known for building rockets and spacecraft, but don't forget that "space" represents only one of the letters in the acronym. NASA also focuses on aeronautics, which means it's continually trying to improve the planes we travel in every day. The most recent idea is called...
Joachim Wuilmet, Head of Customer Marketing and Communications MEA. PHOTO/NOKIA By TECHNOLOGY COPRRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Nokia continues to shape the future by expanding the human possibilities of technology in Africa and connecting the unconnected, pushing the limits of performance to bring services to people instantly and effortlessly. Mr Joachim Wuilmet, Head of Customer Marketing...
By TECH CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke The 196-year-old British newspaper is launching a £42 million (Sh 5.7 billion) investment fund, it announced on Wednesday, with plans to invest in media-tech startups. GMG Ventures, as the new unit will be called, will pour its pot of cash into "early stage businesses focused on developing the...
Dhanya Rajendran, the editor-in-chief of an influential Indian website called The News Minute who was harassed on Twitter. PHOTO/TWITTER By TECH CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Seems like every time Twitter tightens its rules for abuse and harassment, a new problem rears its head. After the #WomenBoycottTwitter action last Friday, CEO Jack Dorsey said rules...
By TECH CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke From hurricanes to earthquakes, natural disaster will always require rescue efforts, and technology can ensure those efforts improve. Robots have tremendous potential for this job, and Honda has just demonstrated the E2-DR, a prototype of a bipedal disaster robot. Shown at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and...
Liquid Telecom's Head of Wholesale Sales, Mr Glenn Maule, receives an award. PHOTO/COURTESY By TECH CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Liquid Telecom picked up awards in three categories at the just concluded Capacity Africa Awards ceremony held during the annual Capacity Africa conference in Kampala, Uganda. The Capacity Africa awards celebrate excellence and innovation within wholesale...