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Samsung Working on its Own Version of “Google Glass” Called Galaxy Glass

By admin | On Wed, Jan 29th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Samsung is working on its own version of “Google Glass” according to a recent patent the firm just registered with the Korea Intellectual Property Office. According to the report by the Korean Times the device will work like the Galaxy Gear and will be linked to a smartphone to display alerts on a transparent or translucent lens so that users can take phone calls and listen to music.. 

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Nairobi now collecting traffic data online

By admin | On Wed, Jan 29th, 2014 - No Comments »
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The Nairobi County government has launched a web portal that will help collect data on traffic flow and congestion in the city, with the aim of helping planners create a better management system. The digital transit map www.digitalmatatus.com was developed by scholars from the University of Nairobi in partnership with Columbia University. Dubbed the Digital Matatu Project, the crowd sourcing. 

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Google making sugar-sensing contact lens for diabetics

By admin | On Fri, Jan 17th, 2014 - No Comments »
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The Google lab known for working on unusual projects like self-driving cars is crafting a contact lens that could help diabetics manage blood sugar levels. “We’re now testing a smart contact lens that’s built to measure glucose levels in tears,” project co-founders Brian Otis and Babak Parviz said Thursday in a blog post. The lens works “using a tiny wireless. 

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Matatus sign to Safaricom’s M-Pesa ahead of cash fare ban

By admin | On Fri, Jan 3rd, 2014 - No Comments »
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Safaricom has moved to lock-in public transport vehicles to its M-Pesa mobile phone payments service ahead of the government’s July deadline for a ban on using cash in paying for bus fare. Safaricom corporate affairs director Nzioka Waita told the Business Daily in an interview on Tuesday that the company has already registered over 1,300 matatus and taxis in its Lipa na M-Pesa platform. The. 

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Tech firm unveils service that transfers money via Facebook targeting kenyans in the Diaspora

By admin | On Thu, Jan 2nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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A Singapore-based tech firm has launched an innovative money transfer service, Fastacash, targeting Kenyans in the diaspora. The service links the user’s debit card to the platform, allowing one to send money through social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp to M-Pesa or bank accounts. Fastacash service targets remittances to Kenya from the United Kingdom and. 

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The technology modernising Kenya’s matatus

By admin | On Tue, Dec 31st, 2013 - No Comments »
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Matatus – the ramshackle public minibuses seating between 14 and 24 people that zip along the streets of Kenya’s capital Nairobi – carry a third of the city’s residents to and from work each day. The journey from the city centre to the working-class suburb of Rongai takes between 45 minutes and two hours, depending on traffic. Yet inside the “Ferguson”. 

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Kiambu farmers reap handsomely from bio-digesters

By admin | On Wed, Dec 18th, 2013 - No Comments »
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At the corner of a well furnished farm house in Kinale, Kiambu County, 51-year-old, Susan Wanjiru comfortably sits caressing her grandson. And it is clear that all is well with Wanjiru. No doubt the farmer, a mother of two is in the moon. It is only a period of one year that she has enjoyed this life and looking to a brighter future. At her disposal following this clean energy project, is. 

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Kenyan Engineer’s entry into innovation world pays off

By admin | On Tue, Dec 17th, 2013 - No Comments »
James Waweru Motonya the director and founder of Kanji Engineering.

James Waweru Motonya the director and founder of Kanji Engineering. He shunned a white collar job even after qualifying as an engineer to start his own workshop and four years down the line, he does not regret his decision. This is because he has invented several machines that have earned him a fortune and also helped in conserving the environment. James Waweru Motonya, the director and founder. 

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US IT firm gears up to cause ripples in Kenya, Rwanda

By admin | On Tue, Dec 17th, 2013 - No Comments »
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Richard Gordon, Jr president and CEO, Richmar & Associates. Inc. Richard Gordon, Jr President and CEO, Richmar & Associates Inc has experience in IT accumulated over the years. Richmar & Associates Inc has over the years specialised in providing three primary services: Being a data centre as well as providing cloud computing services; offering application delivery services—which. 

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Joel Mwale – bringing ‘Facebook’ education to Kenya

By admin | On Mon, Dec 2nd, 2013 - No Comments »

Joel Mwale, a 20-year-old who never completed his own education, has realised the answer is to stop trying to push social media away, and instead embrace it. More than one million people around the world seem to agree with him, because in the five weeks since his website Gigavia.com went live, they have signed up as users. Teachers and schools have always faced the problem of stopping students. 

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Kenya takes second slot in Africa’s online content ranking

By admin | On Mon, Dec 2nd, 2013 - No Comments »

Kenya is among developing economies with rich local content online second only to Morocco in Africa, a new report shows. The Web Index 2013 Report conducted by the World Wide Web Foundation places the UK at the top globally in terms of useful local information online followed by the US, France, Korea and Sweden. “Morocco puts in the strongest performance among developing countries,. 

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Amazon to deliver your online orders using drones

By admin | On Mon, Dec 2nd, 2013 - No Comments »

The world’s largest retailer Amazon is testing unmanned drones to deliver goods to customers. The Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos told CBS television that drones could be used to deliver packages weighing upto 2.3kg to the customer within 30mins. The online retailer may start using the drones within a period of 5 years pending approval by the US authorities. “I know this sounds. 

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New IBM technology lab raises Kenya’s ICT profile

By admin | On Sun, Nov 10th, 2013 - No Comments »
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Kenya’s profile as a technology hub is set to receive a major boost as technology giant IBM yesterday opened its first research lab in Africa in Nairobi. The facility, which is situated at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, is IBM’s twelfth research lab in the world and its first commercial lab. The lab will be a centre of creating IT solutions and taking them to market based. 

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Pope Francis calls for inclusion of gays in society, saying he has no right to ‘judge’

By admin | On Mon, Jul 29th, 2013 - No Comments »
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Pope Francis In another act of the kind of humble outreach that has marked the early months of his papacy, Pope Francis called on Monday for the integration of gays into society, remarking that even as leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, he has no right to “judge” gay people. “If they accept the Lord and have goodwill, who am I to judge them? They shouldn’t be marginalized,”. 

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Don’t pay July salaries, Sarah Serem team warns Teachers Service Commission

By admin | On Wed, Jul 24th, 2013 - No Comments »
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A fresh conflict looms between the giant teachers’ union and the government after a constitutional commission warned strongly against paying tutors this month’s salary. The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) has asked the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) not to pay July salaries to teachers who were on a strike that was called off on July 17. Instructively, SRC chairperson Sarah.