A modified traffic lights game that lets those waiting for the green light to pass time playing ping pong with someone on the other side of the road has been approved for use by the city of Hildesheim, Germany. The game called StreetPong offers pedestrians a way to pass time while waiting,...
Airtel and Warid introduced  smart internet plans that will see internet penetration spread deeper in the rural parts of Uganda. They have ensured that all their customers will be able to access internet all over Uganda wherever they are able to make a phone call. Customers to both net works...
Asmelash Zeferu aged 35 has been working on his own project. He is building a plane from Aluminum, wood and metal from his workshop. Asmelash plans to take the plane on Its test flight on June 11, 2015 around Sendafa Town. He says he begun building the plan on October 10, 2013 and...
Two undergraduate students pursuing Information Technology from Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology have developed an innovative solution aimed at streamlining land registration and title deed acquisition process. Robert Ouko developed the biometric land registration system while Jeniffer Mwai marketed it. They seeks to forestall land ownership issues such as land grabbing...
Twende Twende is a mobile application that can send messages to drivers to avoid traffic in the city. It was designed by IBM's Nairobi lab last year. The app send motorists free text messages of where they are and the traffic conditions, including recommending a route to take to avoid a...
Named the fastest growing town in Africa by the United Nations, Nakuru is rivaling Nairobi's development agenda with the speed and aggressiveness at which it is embracing new technology. Recently, Nakuru was the first Kenyan town to offer residents free street Wi-Fi. The town has now seen a surge in demand...
Looks like Smartphones are getting "Smarter" everyday with the increased number of uses that they can be put to. Starwood Hotels has announced that they will host a trial run of a new, mobile check-in option that will allow customers to access their rooms without any hotel-issued keys. The program debut...
Jaguar and Land Rover are working on technologies to enable cars detect potholes. The team is now in the research and development phases of a new Pothole Alert system, which will allow a vehicle to identify and store the location and severity of road imperfections. This data will then be uploaded to the...
Engineers using origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, have developed an inexpensive, bacteria-powered battery made from paper. The engineers say the battery generates power from microbial respiration, delivering enough energy to run a paper-based biosensor. Their researchers was reported in the Nano Energy journal. “Paper is cheap and biodegradable and we...
This is good news for those who visit the Rwanda Capital, Kigali. All a consumer will need is a WiFi enabled device and they will be able to browse and surf using broadband connection. This is one of the ways Rwanda is trying to reinvent itself as a regional high...