The African Innovation Foundation (AIF)  has announced the finalists of the prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2014 . Ten African innovators have created practical solutions to some of the continent’s most intractable problems, from a domestic waste biogas system to a wafer matrix for paediatric antiretroviral (ARV) drug treatment. Chosen...
If you can blush easily, then wearing this dress may make you reveal far more than you planned. It is the Intimacy 2.0 dress, created by Netherlands-based Studio Roosegarde, and it turns transparent when the wearer is aroused. The dress comes in an option of white cloth or black fake leather...
Information coming  in is that Samsung has been working on a new, stand-alone Gear smartwatch that would come with SIM card slot to allow a user to make calls from the smartwatch itself, without needing to sync or connect it with a phone. This was revealed through Samsung’s patent application...
Kenyan startup incubator iHub has been voted Africa’s most innovative company by Fast Company. The other nine companies in Africa’s top ten are Sanergy, One Acre Fund, Rocket Internet, Konga, Sterio.me, UpEnergy, Daptio, PrepClass and Aweza. Reports earlier this year showed that iHub had made it into the media company’s Top...
LG Electronics over the weekend announced its first Smart Bulb — a pair of lightbulbs. The smart bulbs will connect to Android and iOS devices. LG says the low-wattage bulbs will run for more than 10 years, if it is used for only five hours a day. "LG Smart Lighting" will work...
Katie Hall was shocked the second she saw it: a light-bulb glowing in the middle of a room with no wires attached. Looking back, it was a crude experiment, she remembers: a tiny room filled with gigantic copper refrigerator coils -- the kind you'd see if you cracked open the...
One of the most prestigious mobile start-up competitions and conferences, PIVOT East is back in Nairobi after a successful event at Sheraton Hotel in Kampala, Uganda in 2013. This years conference will  be held on 24th – 25th June in Nairobi, Kenya. PIVOT East aims to catalyze the growth of mobile...
Wine experts in California have developed a machine can even make different types and styles of wine, including cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay in just three days! Users can track the progress of their wine using a free smartphone app, and its makers claim the wine produced is as good as...
The Medical Concierge Group has been selected among the top ten Africa connected success stories. Africa connected is an initiative by Google aimed at discovering and promoting amazing successes achieved on the web across Africa with an ultimate goal to educate and inspire many more people to get connected on the web to...
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...