Don't Blink

Don't Blink

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

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,...
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...

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...

WhatsApp Phone Calls? The World Ends Here.

I AM enraged right now, and I believe I will be so for quite a while. My thoughts on phone calls are well on the record and available here, and I am...

ICTs in Schools: Deciding Which Gadget your Child Should Take to School

MY HERO of the day is Dr. Yusuf Nsubuga, Director of Basic and Secondary Education a the Ministry of Education in Uganda, for displaying sense and sensibility over the debate of...
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,...

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...

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...

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...
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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,...