Empowering Women through Technology

Affordable satellite communication technology is elevating access to in-demand skills and the latest learning resources for young girls in the Kajiado Central Constituency in Kenya. Less than 20% of girls from the Maasai community enroll in school and even fewer proceed to secondary school. With large tracts of land used for cattle rearing, schools are few and far between. In the past, such remote communities were disconnected from technological progress with no telecom infrastructure to support access to knowledge-sharing resources. IEC Telecom Group and OstaTech Limited joined efforts to change…

Liquid launches Cyber Security Fusion Centre for Kenyan businesses

Liquid C2, a business of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African technology group, opened the doors of its first Cyber Security Fusion Centre (CSFC) in Nairobi, Kenya, making this the second centre of its kind in Africa. “Kenyan businesses have seen increased digital adoption, and the country’s connected population in early 2021 was nearly 22 million. The increased number of digitally transformed businesses and individuals means that the target pool for malicious entities is also becoming wider. As a result, we have witnessed immense interest from customers wanting to partner with us…

HMD Global unveils new C-series hero Nokia C31 in Kenya, delivering on durability and a three-day battery life

High-definition display, triple rear and selfie cameras and a long-lasting battery life all rolled into a tough, durable design at an ultra-affordable price point Love it: Android 12, improved 6.7” HD display and triple rear and selfie cameras powered by Camera by Google Trust it: AI-powered three-day battery life1 and two years of quarterly security updates2 for maximum security Keep it: Superior durability with IP52 protection from the elements from one of the toughest manufacturing standards in the world Giant mobile maker HMD Global has unveiled Nokia C31, in Kenya making it the latest smartphone to be…

Huawei steps up drive for local talent

Huawei Kenya today upped the tempo of absorbing more Kenyan technology professionals by kicking off its national recruitment drive as its business continues to grow requiring additional local talent. The firm announced that it had 35 positions on offer and a further 15 positions with its partners that will involve placing both interns and permanent staff. Speaking during this year’s edition of the annual Huawei Kenya Job Fair in Nairobi, Fiona Pan, the Huawei Eastern Africa Deputy CEO Public Affairs said that the ICT sector continues to register remarkable growth…

OPPO RENO 7’S CAMERA MICROLENS IS OUT OF THIS WORLD

Human curiosity knows no limits, and now, with the Microlens on Reno7, users can fully explore their desires for the unknown with up to 30x zoom.  OPPO brings to mind the micro lens attached to the rear camera on its newest flagship, The OPPO Reno 7. At the microscopic level, texture, colour, shape, and size all appear entirely distinct to their macroscopic selves. Looking under a microscope gives us a new perspective on the world around us. With the addition of a 2-megapixel Microlens on OPPO Reno7 and support for…

Tech Leaders Root for Public -Private Cooperation to Beat Cyber Crime

A strong collaborative framework and adhering to global quality standards is the future way of managing Kenya’s cyber-criminal threats. This is the position taken by technology leaders and regulators meeting at this year’s edition of the annual ISACA Conference where a rigorous assessment of the country’s preparedness against cybercrime is taking place. In order to get there, Communications Authority Director, General Ezra Chiloba told the 300 delegates drawn from across government, regulators and various economic sectors that protecting Kenya’s cyberspace demands increased investment in qualified staffing and quality infrastructure. “The…

LG Rolls Out Powerful Bluetooth Speakers Ideal for All Kinds of Settings

LG Electronics (LG) has unveiled all-in-one solutions and ultra-convenient Bluetooth speakers ideal for all kinds of settings, from outdoor parties to dinner parties, to pulsating clubs. Dubbed the LG XBOOM Go PL, the portable speaker is part of the Latest XBOOM lineup of Bluetooth speakers first introduced in the market in 2015. Aimed at delivering powerful sounds and ultimate ease-of-use, the LG XBOOM Go PL comes in three models –PL7, PL5 and PL2. Speaking during the product unveil, LG East Africa Managing Director Sa Nyoung Kim said, “LG’s mission is to continuously leverage on latest…

Samsung Unveils Micro LED, NEO QLED and Lifestyle TVS AT CES 2022

Samsung Electronics today unveiled its newest MICRO LED, Neo QLED and Lifestyle TVs ahead of Consumer Electronics Show 2022. With advancements in picture and sound quality, more screen size options, customizable accessories and an upgraded interface, the 2022 screens bring the vision of ‘Screens Everywhere, Screens for All’ closer to reality with life-like images, immersive sound and hyper-personalized experiences MICRO LED offers a best-in-class picture quality thanks to 25 million micrometer-sized LEDs that individually produce light and color, creating an incredibly immersive experience through impressive depth, vibrant colors and a…

Smartphone Global Shipment Report Places realme Among Top 5 In 15 Regions

World-fastest growing smartphone maker, realme is among the Top 5 brands in 15 regions according to Q4 2020 Canalys global smartphone shipment report. The brand that has been making inroads in the Kenyan market by launching 6 phones as well as AIot products last year in just 4 months, has also been making global news becoming the first in the world to ship over 50 million units with Kenya being one of the major markets. According to the shipment report, realme ranked fourth and holds its position as the fastest-growing…

Kenyans to create African Inspired stickers for Hype

Two Kenyan artists, Brian Omolo and Lulu Kitololo were selected to collaborate with Opera, the Norwegian browser developer, in creating original sticker packs that reflect everyday expressions unique to Kenyans for Hype, its new dedicated chat service. Hype, the first African inspired chat service which is built into mobile browser Opera Mini offers its users a series of stickers created by the two Kenyan artists and as such, Opera has become the first major browser developer to collaborate with African artists. “We are extremely happy to celebrate African culture with Hype and we are very…