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...
After taking a big step towards making its Google Glass specs available to the wider public, Google has expanded preorders for the technology, and showed off its potential in a new video.
Microsoft YouthSpark is a global initiative to create economic opportunities for 300 million youth over the next three years JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Unemployment remains rife on the African continent. With almost 200 million people aged between 15 and 24 in Africa today, the youth community represents more than 60 per cent...