Festo Application Centre

Festo opens new application centre in South Africa

August 6, 2015 • Hardware, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Festo unveiled its brand new applications centre at its Johannesburg headquarters in July, 2015. According to the company, the applications centre is the first of its kind in South Africa and boasts a state-of-the-art Electric Drive Handling and Vision System. The company revealed at the launch that its customers will be able to physically test [&hellip...

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Nigeria: Drone Club wins Tech+ 2015 award

July 31, 2015 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Drone Club has won the MTN/Mahindra Comviva Most Innovative Exhibitor Award at the Tech+ conference. The conference was held at Eko Hotels and Suites in Lagos. The award was received by DJ Tee and James Amuta, whose companies are pioneer members of the...

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How to tell if your Smartphone is the real deal

July 2, 2015 • Hardware, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Counterfeit goods have become an increasingly worrying problem in Africa. Not only is the clothing industry suffering from the scourge of counterfeit goods, but the Electronics industry has also been under fire. Consumers who purchase a smartphone device...

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Microsoft, Paycorp enter mPOS partnership

June 29, 2015 • Hardware, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

ZipZap, the mobile POS (mPOS) solution from Paycorp, has partnered with Microsoft Mobile to offer businesses and retailers a mobile solution that enables them to accept payments from customers wherever they are, transacting anywhere, anytime. “Microsoft is...

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IDC- Currency Volatility Hits African Hardcopy Peripherals Markets

June 29, 2015 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments (0)

Shipments of hardcopy peripherals (HCP) to Africa suffered a substantial year-on-year decline in both volume and value during Q1 2015, according to the latest insights announced today by global technology consulting firm International Data Corporation (IDC)....

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Nigerian-born scientist wins award for cancer-seeing glasses

June 25, 2015 • Hardware, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigerian-born scientist, Samuel Achilefu, has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Louis Award for creating cancer-seeing glasses. This is according to According to the report, Dr. Achilefu, a professor of radiology and biomedical...

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Brand VS Price: What to consider when buying a Tablet

June 3, 2015 • Hardware, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mobility and always-on connectivity have become a big part of our everyday lives and as such, tablets are now regarded as essential, not only within the consumer space, but also in the business market. Tablets are small, convenient and connected, and allow...

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Global cellular embedded mobile device sales to rise in 2015

June 2, 2015 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments (0)

More than 112 million non-smartphone connected devices (mobile PCs, tablets and mobile hot spot devices) will be sold worldwide in 2015, up 5.6 per cent from last year, as demand for ubiquitous internet access for mobile, social and information drives greater...


Zimbabwe: GTel to manufacture devices for Safaricom

May 21, 2015 • HardwareComments (0)

G-Telecoms (GTel), a Zimbabwean mobile handset manufacturer, has inked an agreement with Kenyan operator Safaricom to offer devices on contract. The agreement is expected to give Safaricom customers flexible repayment plans. According to a report by Business...

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ISS 2015: Intel Compute Stick has great potential in Africa

April 28, 2015 • Gadgets and Gaming, Hardware, Top StoriesComments (0)

Smartphones and tablets have boomed in Africa; however, the standard desktop PC has been left behind. At the Intel Solutions Summit 2015, Intel unveiled its latest innovation – the Intel Compute Stick. Laura Crone, Intel’s VP of the Client...

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South Africa: Asus hosts first Power User Gathering event

April 7, 2015 • Gadgets and Gaming, HardwareComments (0)

Asus South Africa held its first Power User Gathering for gaming enthusiasts and media on Tuesday, 31 March 2015. Hosted at the eminent Focus Rooms in Sunninghill Johannesburg, the event gave attendees a chance to experience some of the company’s...

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Google develops Ebola-proof tablet device

March 23, 2015 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments (1)

Google and a group of technology volunteers have developed a tablet device that could help doctors in the fight against Ebola. According to the developers, the tablet has been designed in such a way that it can survive being doused in chlorine; be used while...


DJI Phantom Drone showcases the beauty of Africa

March 19, 2015 • Gadgets and Gaming, Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on DJI Phantom Drone showcases the beauty of Africa

Technology is fast becoming an essential part of life. While some use technology to keep in contact, do business, or share the latest news on social media – Relais & Châteaux Africa has used it in order to showcase the true beauty of Africa. By...

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Nigerian Government sets up ICT content development office

December 1, 2014 • Hardware, Software, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian Government sets up ICT content development office

The Nigerian Government has revealed that it has concluded plans to establish the Office of Nigerian Content Development in ICT. According to the Government, the office is expected to promote local IT products and services in Nigeria as well as across the...


Acer Extensa 15 series revealed

August 1, 2014 • HardwareComments Off on Acer Extensa 15 series revealed

Acer has revealed the Acer Extensa 15 notebook series, which according to the company, has been designed to meet the essential needs of professional users, SMB and SOHO users looking for portability, productivity, and efficiency. The Extensa series is...

Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, Kwaku Sakyi-Addo, said that data still needs to be tapped in the sector. (Image source: File)

Electronic voting system launched in Ghana

July 14, 2014 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on Electronic voting system launched in Ghana

ICT software development group, Splash Technology, has launched an automatic electronic voting system in Ghana. The system has been dubbed “eVoteMinder”. The voting system is said to come with a full complement of technical and user support...