10 African experts came together to attend the inauguration ceremony  of the COMESA innovation council that took place at the UCC headquarters in Kampala. The ceremony was officiated by The Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda Rt. Hon Amama Mbabazi and Minister of ICT Ruhakana Rugunda The creation of the COMESA Innovation...
Two researchers Wilbrord Turimaso and Ali Chemisto Satya under the Mobile Telephones for Improved Access to Safe Water (M4W) project, which was launched in October 2011, have offered a solution to a common problem in Uganda’s rural areas, were there is a wide information gap between water service providers and the public. According to...
Peace Corps volunteers, working closely with Zambian software developers, have developed a mobile application "Bantu Babel" that will translate English words and phrases into any of seven languages spoken in Zambia. The app is now available for Android-compatible devices in the Google Play store, and is intended to help Peace Corps...
A solar-powered plane "the Solar Impulse" that has wowed aviation fans in Europe is preparing to fly across North America. This was made public by the Swiss creators of the plane through an announcement on Thursday deciding on the U.S. cities the experimental plane will visit during its "Across...
A cellphone charger claiming to be the "world's smallest" aims to save users in a pinch when their battery is dying. Comparable to a quarter in size, the Fuel Micro Charger is designed to provide 20 to 30 minutes of extra talk time, or up to a few hours more while on standby. Massachusetts-based...
The Android unit of Google has revealed that it is working on  a wearable smartphone to rival Apple's iWatch. Wearable technology has become an increasingly hot topic, with Apple ’s iWatch and the smart spectacles Google Glass dominating the headlines. Whilst Google Glass has been tested in public and is due for launch towards the end of this...
With the high costs of staff training and education, forward looking companies are taking to innovative electronic solutions to improve their competitiveness and employee skills. Centenary Bank, Uganda’s leading indigenous commercial bank is one of the few ingenious institutions that are moving to tame this challenge in innovative ways. Last...
Breathometer is the world's first smartphone breathalyzer. The device plugs into your smartphone and measures your blood alcohol concentration when you breathe into it. Unlike other breathalyzers,  Breathometer fits easily into your pocket or pocket or on your keyring. The device works with iPhones and Android devices. And the app makes it easy...
A smartphone app that uses a phone's camera to analyse urine and check for a range of medical conditions has been shown off at the TED (Technology, Education and Design) conference in Los Angeles. Uchek tests for 25 different health issues and could help diagnose and treat diseases in the...
PC Tech Magazine, a leading technology magazine, this week launched a new portal, dedicated for reviews of gadgets and software applications. The portal, dubbed PC Tech Reviews is the latest addition to PC Tech's growing online empire that already includes a jobs board, a directory, a blog aggregation portal called Apparently...