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Samsung First 360-Degree Camera in South Africa

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Samsung Electronics South Africa has announced its first 360-degree camera. Users can now preserve their memories in a whole new way. The Gear 360 will give people a much more vivid and expanded viewing experience, as everything is recorded in 3840×1920 high resolution video and 25.9MP photos. How 360-Degree Camera works In order to create a seamless and complete 360-degree …

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Thomas Mensah – Mississippi To Become Silicon Valley Of The South

Dr. Thomas O. Mensah is spearheading an effort with leading entrepreneurs to make Mississippi (MS); the Magnolia State, the silicon valley of the South. Dr. Mensah, a Fellow of the American National Academy of Inventors  and President of Georgia Aerospace, (an Atlanta based company) says “even though my Atlanta base is home to major Fortune 500 business headquarters, I am personally now branching …

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Is Banning Data Calls The Way To Save Ghanaian Telcos?

The ecology of the tech space mimics with apt accuracy that of the wild; for example, lions preying on deers. I guess that’s exactly what happened when telephones and mobile phones drove the telegraph into extinction. The tech evolution continues unabated and guess whose turn it is to suffer: the Telcos. Recently, there has been a cry in the wild …

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4G LTE blessing to African economies

The current Long-Term Evolution (LTE) base in Africa is low; the continent accounts for less than 1 per cent of the global 4G base at the end of 2015. Around half of the African subscription base actively uses data – but only around 2 per cent of those use 4G devices. By available estimates, Africa is sitting on around 5bn …

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Bitcoin And Other Virtual Currency Security Risk In Ghana

The usage of Bitcoin and kitiwa among other virtual currencies and markets pose severe risks to Ghana’s security says the country’s Financial Intelligence Centre. The assessment is based on available international records that show insurgencies have been funded from Ghana. Saddled with combating money laundering and terrorist financing, the centre is now working to make Ghana the first country in West Africa to publish its national risk …

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Howard University hosts USA’s first STEM Best Practices Forum

Dr. Anthony K. Wutoh, Provost of Howard University in Washington DC kicked off the first ‘Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Best Practices’ Forum of the USA on March 11, 2016 at the new Howard University Interdisciplinary Research Building in Washington DC in conjunction with the National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation (NNPA) of the U.S.A. Dr. Wutoh made remarks in place …

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Facebook Global Women’s Safety highlight in Kenya

On February 10, 2016 in Nairobi Kenya, Facebook hosted a Women’s Safety roundtable with participants from NGOs, academia, women’s rights groups, and safety organisations from Kenya and across Sub-Saharan Africa to highlight how the community can work together to create a harassment-free online environment where everyone can feel safe to share and interact. The roundtable coincided with Safer Internet Day …

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Africa is Mobile – Is that a Good thing?

Africa boasts of some 700 million people on the having at least one mobile device (smart or feature phone). Africa has taken not only the prime position as the leading mobile continent, but is also a mobile first region. We hear many analysts throw this fact around as though it is an accolade worthy of celebration. The fact that only about 7% of …

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Technology start-ups to boost African tourism

Technology start-ups are flourishing across Africa which is helping to boost the economy and offer a fresh image to international tourists, reveals the World Travel Market (WTM) Global Trends Report 2015, in association with Euromonitor International, released in London early November. According to the World Bank, over half of the countries in Africa now have at least one tech hub with investments …

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South African team solving solar puzzle Google couldn’t crack

It is a problem that has so far stumped even Google’s brainy engineers – how to generate cheap solar electricity using a small-scale array of mirrors to concentrate the sun’s energy. Now a team at a South African university – led by a former Intel strategic planner – believes they have cracked it. Once they have completed a prototype system …

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