South Africa, Nigeria and Egypt remain largest smartphone markets in Africa

by Ikokwu Ikembaon August 29, 2019
The Africa mobile phone market declined 1.8% quarter on quarter, QoQ, in Q2 2019, according to the latest figures announced by International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research and consulting firm’s newly released Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows overall shipments for the quarter totaled 52.2 million units, down from 53.1 million units in Q1 […]

Ten African startups taking part in the CcHUB’s PitchdriveAsia Tour [See Photo]

by Ikokwu Ikembaon August 21, 2019
The second edition of Co-Creation Hub’s Pitchdrive tech tour, PitchdriveAsia has kicked off today. Ten selected African startups utilising hardware and deep technology tools in their businesses will journey across five Asian cities during the two-week tech tour which will run until September 8, 2019. The startups will be interacting with deep tech and hardware […]

Google Files: Learn how to clean up space on your phone

by Ikokwu Ikembaon August 18, 2019
Files was built for people with low phone storage, many of whom live in places like India, Nigeria and Brazil and often run out of space on a daily basis. Do you know that every month, 100 million people around the world use the Google Files app to free up space and manage the content […]

WhatsApp played a major role in the 2019 general election – See Impact

by Ikokwu Ikembaon August 15, 2019
There is growing concern about the potential for the message and media sharing platform WhatsApp to undermine democracy in a number of countries across the world including Brazil and India. Because WhatsApp is encrypted – and so offers users far greater protection from prosecution than Twitter or Facebook – it has become particularly notorious for […]

Huawei Harmony: why the Chinese firm is launching an Android rival

by Ikokwu Ikembaon August 9, 2019
Huawei has confirmed that it is developing its own smartphone operating system as the company begins to distance itself from Google’s Android software. Announced at its developer conference in Dongguan, China, the new operating system will be used not only to power Huawei’s broad range of smartphones, but also other connected devices such as wearable […]

Facebook sets to develop ‘brain-reading’ technology

by Ikokwu Ikembaon August 1, 2019
Tech company Facebook says it is stepping towards delivering its brain-reading technology – brain-computer interface, BCI – which would allow people’s thoughts to be transferred onto the computer screen directly. Facebook hinted at the development on Tuesday in a post on its website as its provided updates on the collaboration between its Reality Labs, the […]