Face it: We’ve gotten too used to our familiar search results. The simple lists, the basic titles, the easy tags and categories; they’ve all been with us since the dawn of the search engine age. 2013 saw a few changes in search engine results page (SERP) format, but...
Ghanaian startup Retail Tower and Nigerian startup SimplePay have been selected as two of the top five global startups at the recent Seedstars World competition, although losing out on the number one spot to Korean initiative Flitto. Previous reports in January indicated five African startups progressed into the 20 startups to...
Have you ever wondered or even thought about how things around you are made or designed? Well, my case, i used to just use the things without any bother until i got to know about the 3D printers and realised that starting from simple things like cups, pens, shoes...
Spam is Internet slang for the use of electronic messaging systems to send unsolicited bulk messages, especially advertising, indiscriminately. It is an unwanted intrusion in the mailbox. Spam has also been linked with fraudulent business schemes, chain letters, and offensive sexual and political messages. Not all bulk email is spam. Some is permission-based, meaning...
Today's cybercriminal  has an expansive network of partners and technology geeks. He's contracted out research and development to write his software and middle managers to make sure everyone in his organization is doing their part to rake in the dough. He's a smart businessman who is able to leverage...
Technological advances are having a significant effect on the production, purchase and sale of illegal drugs. The individual efforts of each country are not enough to deal with a vast range of new substances and activities. Controlling illegal activities on the Internet is regarded as extremely difficult and the communication...
What do technologist turned philanthropist Bill Gates and South Korean rap sensation Psy have in common? Both have achieved major accomplishments in the tech world: Psy's is the first video to hit 1 billion YouTube views and Gates was one of the leaders of the personal computer revolution. They're also both taking...
Nature Photonics brought public attention to a report in Lab Chip that claims a regular old DVD player, with a few basic modifications, could provide quick and accurate tests for HIV — and for many other diseases, as well. The technology requires three major modifications. The first is the addition of a new photodiode,...
Entering its 7th year, e-Gov Africa is a series of events created by the CTO to assist African stakeholders in identifying ways to improve efficiency, effectiveness and transparency of governance through e-enabling. The Forum is acknowledged by all parties, including NEPAD and ITU, as the foremost platform in Sub-Saharan...
Ever wondered how much you can do in 60 seconds? For most people, that is such a short time that the results of work done within that timeframe are negligible. But online, such is enough time fore over 6 million pageviews on Facebook, 1.3 million video views on YouTube, over...