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Earlier this year, the Ugandan Police announced it was seeking 7 billion UGX (roughly USD$ 2 million) in the 2017/2018 financial year to develop a mobile phone app that will track down motorists who commit traffic offences and defaulters on paying fines under the express penalty scheme. For one...
Scientists have developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) system that can accurately detect and alert drivers when they are texting or engaged in other distracting activities, and possibly help avoid accidents. The system uses cameras to detect hand movements that deviate from normal driving behaviour and grades or classifies them...
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is now offering its customers around the world booking confirmation, check-in notification, boarding pass, flight status updates, and asking questions in 10 different languages on WhatsApp via now their official WhatsApp Business application -  becoming one of the first companies and the very first airline...
WhatsApp has rolled out two new features - support for picture-in-picture and ability to have text as status message - on its Android and iPhone clients as the Facebook-owned instant messaging app continues to improve its functionality for its over one billion customers. The first feature, called picture-in-picture, allows users to resize the video calling...
Internet penetration is growing in Africa and more people use the internet for various reasons - work, school, socializing, downloading, streaming video content such as YouTube, Netflix, Showmax, to mention a few reasons. New streaming video services are making strides in the African market but with slow internet speeds, streaming...
Uganda will on October 24th to 26th host the fourth annual African Summit on Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ASENTI); a forum that brings SMEs, startups and different stakeholders for an insensitive interaction and training on entrepreneurship and Innovation from across Africa. The last three annual editions were held in Kenya, with the...
Washington D.C based Development finance institution; International Finance Corporation on Thursday announced it is investing up to 619 million Kenyan Shillings (roughly USD$6 million , 21.6 billion UGX) in Kenyan-based mobile technology firm; Africa’s Talking, with the funds earmarked for the company’s expansion in Africa. IFC said it would also use its relationships...
Chrome 61 has begun rolling out to desktop and Android users bringing a host of new security fixes and new features. For desktop users, there are a lot of developer-friendly introductions like the WebUSB API support, and for Android users there's the addition of Web Share API, and more...
Uganda scored a 78 per cent score, coming hot after South Africa and Columbia who also scored same percentage from the study. Kenya received 86 per cent of the total possible points across all four dimensions, ranking first out of all countries surveyed, for the third time in a row...
AfriLabs has now announced the 2017 Annual Gathering will join forces with Hivos’ CoWorking Summit – an annual event which encourages founders and managers of coworking spaces to share experiences and create new partnerships. The joint event will take the theme “Future of Cities: Innovation, Spaces and Collaboration”, and aims...