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Nigeria's techAboki launches on-demand gadget repair service

Nigerian startup, techAboki, has launched an on-demand gadget repair service aimed at connecting people needing gadget repair services with trusted, reliable and professional technicians in their locality

By Tom Jackson 18 Jul 2017

How wearable tech can improve employee wellness

Technology is transforming employee wellness programmes. Gone are the days that nurses do the physical checkups for many European and US countries

By Steven Howard 10 Jul 2017

Making ‘big ideas' for Africa happen

Planet Earth Institute launches the PEI exChange, the first online matching platform for African development

10 Jul 2017

Innovation hub participants graduate

Third batch of Nigerian entrepreneurs graduate from GE Lagos Garage training programme

6 Jul 2017

Drones could offer multi-faceted support in disaster relief

According to specialist drone firm Airborne Drones South Africa, we can expect to see drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), taking on an increasingly important role in firefighting and disaster management

5 Jul 2017

IoT the top priority in driving digital transformation

Inmarsat research has found that the internet of things has become the leading technology for digital transformation and a priority for 92% of organisations

28 Jun 2017

Zuckerberg on Facebook's new mission statement

CNN interviewed Mark Zuckerberg in an exclusive broadcast interview - his first in nearly five years. They chat about the company's new mission statement [video]

23 Jun 2017

Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge winners announced

Facebook celebrates MENA winners of the first Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge

22 Jun 2017

Longer wait for Kenyans to fly drones

Kenyans will wait longer to fly drones following a delay in issuing a gazette notice guiding the use of aerial unmanned vehicles (AUVs)

22 Jun 2017

10 benefits of using drones for business

With analysts putting the global market opportunities around drones at anywhere between $11bn and $13bn by 2020, organisations across all verticals stand to gain by harnessing the new capabilities

22 Jun 2017

Africa Code Week to train half a million young Africans

Africa Code Week 2017 was officially launched in Mauritius this week. Now in its third year, the event aims to spread coding literacy among African youth, with a target of 500,000 across 35 African countries

21 Jun 2017

10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2017

Innovators from nine African countries shortlisted for their outstanding innovations across the healthcare, engineering, energy and communications sectors

19 Jun 2017

Apple sees autonomous cars as 'core' technology

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Apple views autonomous driving systems as a "core technology" for the future, chief executive Tim Cook said in an interview recently

18 Jun 2017

How biometrics technology can improve voting systems in Africa

Many countries - especially in Africa - are still finding themselves confronted with difficulties in registering and authenticating voters. The usage of biometrics seeks to ensure voter equality

By Nkululeko Nxasana 15 Jun 2017

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International

Utilities including nuclear firms hacked

WASHINGTON, US: Firms operating nuclear power plants and other energy facilities in the US have been hacked in recent months, the New York Times reported Thursday, 6 July.

10 Jul 2017

Microsoft announces 'some' job cuts

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Microsoft said Thursday it was cutting an unspecified number of jobs amid reports the US tech giant was reorganising its global sales operations.

7 Jul 2017

Apple opens first store in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan: Apple opened its first store in Taiwan on Saturday with more than a thousand shoppers flocking to the site located in the island's landmark skyscraper and tallest building, Taipei 101.

4 Jul 2017

Silicon-on-Seine: world's biggest tech incubator opens in Paris

PARIS, France: Paris has taken a step closer to fulfilling its ambition of becoming Europe's technology capital with president Emmanuel Macron having inaugurated Station F, the world's largest startup incubator. on the banks of the Seine.

30 Jun 2017

Samsung to invest $380m in new US plant

NEW YORK, US: Samsung plans to invest $380 million and hire nearly 1,000 workers for a new manufacturing plant for home appliances in South Carolina, the company announced Wednesday.

29 Jun 2017

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