Following on from the success of the first two programmes, run in 2011 and 2012, this month Orange is launching the third Orange African Social Venture Prize. The project promotes social innovations in support of development that use Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Orange, which is present in 18 African...
Eesha Khare, who is only 18 years old, just created the device of our dreams. It's a tiny a gadget that fits inside cell phone batteries, and allows them to fully charge within 20- to 30 seconds. Typically, it takes several hours to get a full charge. Khare demoed her "super-capacitor"...
Yahoo is developing for Google Glass in an attempt to touch people's lives every day. This was revealed by Marissa Mayer as she laid out the company’s identity and future at the Wired Business Conference. Mayer explained that the company wants to help you do all the core mobile activities you do each...
Makerere University is in advanced stages of procuring components for their second electronic vehicle, Kayoola bus, ahead of its launch in October. This follows the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology students having successfully tested their first electronic car, Kiira EV, manufactured two years ago. The key principal investigator and...
Microsoft is putting Skype to work in your inbox after the company announced the rollout of a preview version of Skype for Outlook.com which brings the voice and messaging service to its email service. The service is being introduced to users in the UK, with the US and Germany following “in the coming...
The Buddy Cup is a pretty cool real world meets social campaign from American brewing giant Budweiser’s Brazilian arm. It is a pretty standard beer drinking vessel, except it contains “high-tech chip technology integrated with Facebook”. People connect to Facebook with the device by scanning a QR code and...
Well, that came sooner than expected. Two weeks after LG's announcements it will launch a curved OLED TV "later this year," the first such 55-inch device here, available for pre-order in South Korea. The 55EA9800, as it's called, brings what LG calls an "IMAX-like" experience of the home, with the entire screen...
CNN uncovered an Australian innovation, Durex Fundawear, a long-distance app-controlled underwear stimulator that could change the future of some relationships. 'Fundawear' contain vibrating sensors that can be controlled wirelessly. The underwear comes with a smartphone app for remote-controlled, um, fun. Well, below you can watch the video produced by CNN Ideas. Here's the...
The most obvious question is how does a smartphone work for people who are blind? The answer in layman terms is its innovative "touchscreen" which converts text and pictures into Braille and raised patterns. The smartphone uses Shape Memory Alloy technology, based on the concept that metals remember their original shape--that...
Poke London is relaunching the Global Rich List, a site which compares your wealth with that of the rest of the world. The Global Rich List was built to challenge the “perceptions promoted by Forbes and Times rich lists that western readers are comparatively poor.” You might be surprised to find how...