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Blockchain technology is one of the most notable developments of our age. So it's no surprise that Women across Africa are actively making a difference and carving the pathway for other females. Here's a look at 10 African Women to watch in Blockchain and Bitcoin: 1. Ojuedeire Doris (Nigeria)  As a professional...
New guidebooks are being released this year that profile some of Africa's most innovative and impactful startups. Covering start-ups in Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, South Africa, Egypt, and Kenya. These startup guide books shine a spotlight on companies tackling overarching socio-economic issues, the people behind them and the communities backing...
With the tough economic climate, businesses need to consider ways to optimise operations and cut costs in order to survive and thrive in a highly competitive market environment. For most companies, regardless of size, computer programmes and software are central to business operations. And depending on a company’s industry...
An update for WhatsApp's "Delete Messages" feature is inbound, reports WABetaInfo. And while the feature is not yet available, it could allow users to automatically delete messages after a set amount of time in both private and group chats. First discovered in October 2019, previous reports suggested that this function would...
Just recently Kenya suffered the worst locust outbreak in 70 years. With fears of a second wave of the winged scourge blotting the sky over farmer’s crops, scientists are turning to a new tracking programme in the hopes of preventing another surge, reports The Guardian. The UN has described the...
Folding@Home, a computing project that uses distributed processing power to find cures for dangerous diseases has announced that it is now working towards finding the answer to defeat the coronavirus. This information comes via My Broadband. The Stanford University project relies on the donated and volunteered computing power from PC...
Polys, a project from Kaspersky Innovation Hub which is developing a secure online voting platform for businesses, universities and political parties has revealed its new prototype for the Polys Voting Machine. This new machine is the first of its kind to incorporate blockchain technologies and work alongside Polys online election...
Researchers from the University of California in San Diego claim they have found a way to optimize lab-based modules to such an extreme that a Wi-Fi radio, used in IoT for communications with a network, could soon be using 5000-times less energy and still have enough bandwidth to send...
Nutanix, a worldwide leader in enterprise cloud computing, announced the adoption of its software by UK-based Total Gas & Power, a gas and electricity supplier for industry, commercial and business sectors. Nutanix’s solution has placed the energy company on track to develop a single streamlined architecture, aiding it in reducing...
Usually, if you’re in any part a member of the corporate or business world you would have probably heard of LinkedIn. If by any chance you haven’t then the website could be explained as a Facebook-esque social media website that is both part interactive CV and part job fair. The...
Massmart JSE-listed South African branch of Walmart and owner of Game, DionWired and Makro stores, reported a $110 million turnaround in its profits in 2019, plunging to a net loss of $55 million. By all accounts and measures applied to retailers, these results up to 29 December 2019 were...
You’ve probably heard of it You know it’s important and that it’s going to be massive someday, maybe very soon – you also know that it’s being used more and more in unique ways to make human lives easier and better, but it is inherently a mysterious topic. The very...
Uber South Africa is introducing a new feature which aims to make a trip for both the passenger and the driver a little safer. Within the coming weeks, passengers will be able to receive a four-digit PIN code that they'll provide to their driver before starting a trip. This added...
Twitter is playing with the idea of labelling tweets from public figures, including politicians, that contain misinformation or misleading content, according to leaked demos from NBC News. The demos show how misleading or untrue tweets are highlighted with an orange label which includes Twitter's policy guidelines as well as accurate information...
ATMs that support digital coins and cryptocurrency have increased parallel to the trend on the market since the beginning of the year, reports Bitcoin.com. With the promising start this year had with cryptocurrencies – Bitcoin itself has risen from a price of below $7000 since the first days of January...
The MeerKAT telescope in South Africa is the most sensitive telescope of its kind in the world, and it's looking to get even bigger and better. According to Business Insider, the MeerKAT telescope is set to be upgraded with another 20 dishes in order to increase its power. The extension...
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