Don't Blink

Don't Blink

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

It’s Legal To Record US Police Using Your Camera But Scary Still!

SOME time in the last couple of weeks, at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, I was making my way from one convention hall to another when I heard loud sirens going...

Who’s Printing Stuff Anymore, and Why?

I DON’T know about the rest of you but I have been around long enough to wonder what, exactly, people are still printing in 2015 and why. About twenty years ago when...

Drop VAT On Computers In Uganda

LAST week I buttoned up my Chairman of the ICT Association of Uganda shirt and went before the Parliamentary Committee on Finance, Planning and Economic Development to tell them what I...

Social Media Terrorism – We Have To Get In On The Fight

IN a way, some of us are working for the terrorists but we don’t realise it. Terror is generally defined as “extreme fear”; terrorism “the use of violence and intimidation in the...

Let’s Build Our Own Local Weather Apps

YOU would think that for a country that has declared itself to be agricultural for the last hundred or so years, Uganda would put much, much more by weather forecasts and...

The Implausibility of Some Wearables

I experience deja vu quite often, as most others might, but conjure up explanations for it that I believe are logical. Last week I was hit heavily by a bout of the...

Can’t Find Traffic Jam? Blame ICTs

LAST Thursday the United States Embassy in Kampala (not Uganda, for some reason that is not relevant right now) hosted a chat on ICT in Uganda and invited a number of...

Ranting & Activism: Feeding The Beast

A COUPLE of weeks ago I engaged someone on Twitter following a hashtag whose popularity erupted beyond the necessary bounds, and at one point the person took exception to my stating...

The USP of the USB

Marketing people talk casually about the USP most especially when they want to sink themselves into jargon that excludes you and I ordinary mortals from their professional conversation. USP, not the courier...

Something About The Electric Fan

THE thought has occurred to me before, but only in passing. The other night, though, when a heavy rain storm cut the power supply right off in the thick of the night,...
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INNOVATION

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,...