Don't Blink

Don't Blink

Don't Blink is a "Technology for Work and Play" column run by Simon Kaheru

Select All; Move to New Folder

SELECT ALL. MOVE TO NEW FOLDER. That was my cheat move on January 1, 2017 after I failed to implement my regular annual actions within my email boxes. See, unlike most people...

IT’S the New Year yet again!

THIS excitement we feel whenever a year is ending and another is starting is fuelled by talk of resolutions and promises of change - all of which sadly burns out within...

Mr. President, we need a Minister for Entrepreneurship and Skill Development

By Peter Rutaremwa According to recent research conducted by UK-based business-networking group-Approved Index, Uganda ranks first in the world for having the most entrepreneurs per capita. Perhaps surprising to many is that the...

How absence of real democracy could ruin your startup

I SPENT most of yesterday evening thinking about my O'Level History lessons. About the chapters we learnt about various African kingdoms, and a question that was common in most examinations: the factors that lead...
Social media is awash with "Photoshopped" photos of crowds, but with a keen eye you can be able to identify the fakes, like this one.

Photoshop and Politics

ONE of my favourite indigenous jokes from back when the internet was a bit new to Kampalans came from a friend who is now in charge of a big government parastatal. “Man,”...
The social media "smoke machines" yesterday put out a photo of a crowd in two shades, blue and yellow, purportedly of campaign rallies of two respectively colored political camps.

Where There Is Smoke On Social Media

DURING a radio interview with Radio France International today, the issue of ‘mud-slinging’ and disinformation in Uganda’s presidential elections came up, and the question put to me was amusingly timely for...
People no longer go to restaurants and bars to eat and drink only. Infact, they will even select their dinner location basing on which place has sockets and fastest free wi-fi. Image Credit: ChocolatyPrints

We don’t go to restaurants and bars to eat

We’ve talked about this before, and I actually circulated copies of a similar post to actual bar and restaurant owners, about free wi-fi in bars and restaurants. But now, please pay attention,...
Anne Kansiime as a widely popular entertainer may not have to audit her followers like a regular person, it would be too difficult. For the rest of us, we need to often look over our shoulders.

Don’t Blink: Who’s following you?

My mind falls back often these days to that scene in the Julia Roberts movie where a guy was chasing a chick and the chick was chasing another guy and then...

Turning That Switch Off Turns The Savings On!

AS an individual and in business, Internet Access has been essential for many years - so much so that at one point the cost of internet access made my domestic budget...

The Social Media Doorway Into Politics

WE’VE spent months now talking about Social Media and politics in Uganda, with much mirth, debate and - in some quarters - scepticism about the impact of one on the other. In...
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E-Skin is here! Shift From Wearables to Skin-Worn Devices

Have you heard of E-Skin? As a wearable, ultra-thin, flexible device, electronic skin (e-skin) involves the convergence of several technologies such as microelectronics, sensors,...