Google Photos can now tag people who are not looking at the camera.
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Google Photos can now tag people who are not looking at the camera.

Google appears to have enhanced its already amazing photo recognition capabilities. The tool is useful for tagging people in recorded images, and Google’s images app is usually accurate in doing so. A new trick offered by Google Photos (on the server end) is the ability to recognize persons even when they are not facing the…

WhatsApp launches Channels, a private way to remain up to date.
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WhatsApp launches Channels, a private way to remain up to date.

WhatsApp, the famous messaging app, has introduced an interesting new feature called Channels, which aims to provide users with a simple, dependable, and private way to get vital notifications from individuals and organizations from within the app. Channels will be available through a dedicated tab called Updates, away from typical chats with family, friends, and…

Introducing Apple Vision Pro: Apple’s first spatial computer
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Introducing Apple Vision Pro: Apple’s first spatial computer

Apple today unveiled Apple Vision Pro, a revolutionary spatial computer that seamlessly blends digital content with the physical world, while allowing users to stay present and connected to others. Vision Pro creates an infinite canvas for apps that scales beyond the boundaries of a traditional display and introduces a fully three-dimensional user interface controlled by…

How Nigeria’s FoodCourt is using a cloud kitchen strategy to increase access to food

How Nigeria’s FoodCourt is using a cloud kitchen strategy to increase access to food

The mission of Nigerian cloud kitchen company FoodCourt is to increase access to high-quality cuisine through the selection of regionally specific virtual restaurant brands. The Lagos-based FoodCourt, which will debut in September 2021, seeks to provide customers with the finest user experience from the time they place their order till they taste the cuisine. Although…

Nigeria’s Grey is helping users exchange local currency and access foreign currencies

Nigeria’s Grey is helping users exchange local currency and access foreign currencies

Users can quickly switch to local money and access foreign dollars in their accounts thanks to the Nigerian firm Grey. Idorenyin Obong and Femi Aghedo founded Grey in 2021, a global money transfer service that lets users to send and receive money internationally without delays. International money transfers, rapid currency conversion, and overseas bank accounts…

Nigerian startup launches personal safety app NauNau SOS

Nigerian startup launches personal safety app NauNau SOS

NauNau SOS is an emergency software developed by Nigerian startup Korfaw Industries that enables users to send an SOS to five pre-selected contacts along with a 15-second video, GPS position, and personalized message in case of an emergency. The NauNau SOS App is accessible on Google Play in Ghana and Nigeria in addition to other…

How Kenya’s Chumz helps consumers use their mobile money accounts to save and invest
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How Kenya’s Chumz helps consumers use their mobile money accounts to save and invest

Chumz, a startup from Kenya, has developed a mobile application that focuses on helping users save and invest money from their mobile money accounts. The unique aspect of Chumz is that it allows users to start with as little as US$0.05. The company was formed in late 2019 and spent 2020 working on a prototype….

Nigeria’s Fitted is using machine learning to make the tailoring industry more efficient
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Nigeria’s Fitted is using machine learning to make the tailoring industry more efficient

A digital platform created by Nigerian startup fitted leverages machine intelligence to decrease inefficiencies in the custom tailoring sector. Ibi Cookey founded fitted in 2021 with the goal of giving merchants and tailors the resources they need to succeed in the exclusive world of fashion. This opens up a channel for any customer to obtain…

MyhealthXP, a new app, will launch soon to provide seamless and creative healthcare delivery throughout Africa.

MyhealthXP, a new app, will launch soon to provide seamless and creative healthcare delivery throughout Africa.

On May 25, 2023, HealthXP Limited will launch “myhealthXP,” a new solution designed to address the persistent gap in the healthcare industry. The lack of medical experts, lengthy wait times for appointments, and limited access to high level healthcare services are just a few of the problems that have plagued and hindered Africa’s healthcare sector…

How Nigeria’s Salad assists employers in enhancing the financial wellbeing of their workforce.

How Nigeria’s Salad assists employers in enhancing the financial wellbeing of their workforce.

In order to improve the financial health of employees in Africa and increase their general welfare and productivity, the Nigerian company Salad has developed an employee financial services solution. Salad was established in March 2022 by CEO Chikodi Ukaiwe and CTO Seunfunmi Omotunde. In July of that same year, Salad released its MVP to the…

Educatial Launches it’s SaaS Edutech Platform
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Educatial Launches it’s SaaS Edutech Platform

Educatial, the world’s next-generation EdTech Ecosystem designed to cater to the needs of educators and learners has been launched. Educatial is the result of dedicated research into making the pursuit of education more accessible and manageable for students, educators, and the government. The goal of Educatial is to make education easy and accessible to everyone….

How Nigeria’s Towntalk is creating a data infrastructure for risk reduction tools

How Nigeria’s Towntalk is creating a data infrastructure for risk reduction tools

Africa’s security, logistics, and agricultural firms may now choose from a variety of risk protection solutions thanks to a data infrastructure developed by Nigeria’s Towntalk that makes use of “hard to collect” location data and applies AI approaches. Towntalk, a 2020 startup, has created a “data ecosystem” that has been strengthened by industry alliances with…

The largest car-sharing marketplace in Africa, Treepz, relaunches its consumer app.
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The largest car-sharing marketplace in Africa, Treepz, relaunches its consumer app.

Treepz, Africa’s biggest car-sharing platform that offers on-demand car rentals for flexible periods, has re-launched its consumer app as Africa’s largest car-sharing marketplace. The company claims to have spent the last five months developing this solution and is thrilled to introduce it in Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, and Kenya. Treepz aims to lead the charge in…

How Nigeria’s Peppa makes social internet shopping in Africa safer

How Nigeria’s Peppa makes social internet shopping in Africa safer

Peppa, a Nigerian startup, is making it safer to shop online in Africa, with a focus on social buying and selling, by offering a payment protection plan that protects buyers from fraud and sellers from losses caused by cancelled orders. Peppa, founded in September 2021 but conceptualized much earlier, allows users to make payments for…

Tech-enabled healthcare platform, CloudClinic, unveiled in Lagos.
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Tech-enabled healthcare platform, CloudClinic, unveiled in Lagos.

CloudClinic Limited (CCL), a digital healthcare service company, has launched its cloud-based healthcare solution called CloudClinic to facilitate virtual consultation between patients and licensed medical practitioners.  The platform makes it possible for anyone to access affordable health care from the comfort of their homes, offices or on the go with the aid of their internet-enabled devices. “We are delighted to…

The BP Pulse network will offer customized EV charging options to Uber drivers.

The BP Pulse network will offer customized EV charging options to Uber drivers.

The British oil giant BP has announced a global partnership and charging arrangement with Uber. Under this partnership, BP will provide “bespoke” charging options to Uber drivers across its EV charging network. By 2030 in the United States, Canada, and Europe and by 2040 in the rest of the world, Uber wants to have a…

Pandascrow, Nigerian Fintech Startup Unveils Escrow Payments Solution

Pandascrow, Nigerian Fintech Startup Unveils Escrow Payments Solution

Pandascrow, a Nigerian fintech startup, has unveiled a platform for payments solutions based on escrow technology to aid African businesses in expanding, from start-ups to market leaders in the commerce sector and beyond. Pandascrow was founded in response to the CEO, Precious Tom, and a number of other core team members’ traumatic experiences, which began…

Meet Grammarly’s Generative AI Tool for Improving Communication, GrammarlyGo
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Meet Grammarly’s Generative AI Tool for Improving Communication, GrammarlyGo

A new generative AI tool called GrammarlyGo is being added to the artificial intelligence (AI) arsenal of Grammarly, a firm that offers a real-time spelling and grammar checking tool. Starting in April, the majority of Grammarly users will have access to this communication-improving tool. Rahul Roy-Chowdhury, Global Head of Product at Grammarly, claims that ineffective…

How tech can help stimulate micro economies

How tech can help stimulate micro economies

Technological progression plays a crucial role in fostering economic growth. A lack of access to technology can hinder local economies, particularly in developing countries such as Kenya and other African nations. Access to technology can be a game changer for businesses in less urban areas, providing a range of benefits that can help them thrive…

General Motors is Developing a Self-cleaning Touchscreen to Eliminate Fingerprints

General Motors is Developing a Self-cleaning Touchscreen to Eliminate Fingerprints

General Motors (GM) is a traditional vehicle and truck manufacturer, but it also keeps a finger on the technological pulse of the day. Also, GM has been granted a patent for a fresh innovation that would benefit users of touchscreen devices like smartphones and tablets as well as motorists. The patent safeguards GM’s concept for…

Microsoft Introduces new AI-powered Classroom Tools, Learning Accelerators to Enhance Public Speaking, Math

Microsoft Introduces new AI-powered Classroom Tools, Learning Accelerators to Enhance Public Speaking, Math

Today, Microsoft announced new AI-powered classroom tools. As children prepare for an increasingly technologically advanced world, the company believes that its new “Learning Accelerators” will help them improve their speaking and math skills while also making teachers’ jobs easier. Speaker Progress is a new artificial intelligence (AI) classroom tool for teachers. It saves time by…

ChatGPT’s Impacts will be Social, not Technical
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ChatGPT’s Impacts will be Social, not Technical

The technology world was on fire about the latest artificial intelligence demonstration by OpenAI in the waning months of 2022, ChatGPT. It is truly a remarkable achievement, an artificial intelligence (AI) that you can have a conversation with and ask it to do everything from write essays to code computer programs. As a computer security…

iGas, Kenyan Startup Unveils Digital LPG Marketplace

iGas, Kenyan Startup Unveils Digital LPG Marketplace

A Kenyan business called iGas has introduced a digital LPG marketplace with the goal of easing last-mile delivery, price, and accessibility issues to speed up access to clean cooking. iGas, a company that was founded in 2021 but only recently became publicly accessible, allows gas sellers, whether they are residential or commercial, to set up…

Meet Fufuly, The Anxiety-Reducing Cushion From Yukai Engineering

Meet Fufuly, The Anxiety-Reducing Cushion From Yukai Engineering

The creators of the oddly endearing cat tail cushion, Yukai Engineering, are back with a new eccentric creation. The Fufuly, a new anxiety-relieving cushion from the Japanese manufacturer shown at CES 2023, uses a mild rhythmical pulsing as its primary therapeutic mechanism this time around. It is said that a Fufuly’s lifelike behavior stimulates your…

Spray-on Smart Skin Allows You to Type With Virtual Keyboards
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Spray-on Smart Skin Allows You to Type With Virtual Keyboards

Many smartphone users would prefer to utilize a virtual QWERTY keyboard that could be presented as a hologram on a table in front of them instead of the confined QWERTY keyboard that comes with their device. These virtual keyboards might be bigger than a desktop computer’s QWERTY, providing users more room to type. This would…

CMC Networks Rolls out Supercharged Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) Across 51 African Countries

CMC Networks Rolls out Supercharged Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) Across 51 African Countries

To hasten the adoption of SD-WAN in Africa, CMC Networks has introduced IP Premier, a high-performance dedicated internet access (DIA) service. Along with the usual availability, IP Premier also offers tight service level agreements (SLAs) for jitter, packet loss, and round-trip delay (RTD). In some of the world’s most difficult markets, it offers a reliable…

BasiGo Joins Forces With KCB to Unveil Green PSV Buses

BasiGo Joins Forces With KCB to Unveil Green PSV Buses

In a deal between KCB Bank Kenya and BasiGo Ltd, an e-mobility startup and financing firm providing electric bus services to sub-Saharan Africa, KCB customers in the public service vehicle market will now have access to flexible financing alternatives. Customers will benefit from up to 90% finance and a 36-month repayment extension through this cooperation,…

Nigerian Startup, SafeSenda Launches App to Simplify Crypto-to-naira Exchange Processes
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Nigerian Startup, SafeSenda Launches App to Simplify Crypto-to-naira Exchange Processes

SafeSenda, a Nigerian startup, has launched an app that simplifies the management, exchange, conversion, spending, and settlement of cryptocurrency into naira bank accounts. The SafeSenda app, which was launched earlier this year by Nkechi Iyke-Ukaegbu and Ikechukwu Ukaegbu, simplifies the process of managing and converting crypto assets through an easy-to-use interface. Ukaegbu stated that the…

Technology as a leveller: How technology can address various inequalities.
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Technology as a leveller: How technology can address various inequalities.

Kenya, often referred to as Africa’s “Silicon Savannah,” is among the countries at the forefront of technological innovations in the region. The government has invested heavily in the information, communication, and technology (ICT) sector, recognising it as a key contributor to the country’s GDP.  Despite these seemingly positive strides, we still live in a world…

Kenyan Government Announces new Digital Number Plates

Kenyan Government Announces new Digital Number Plates

At the start of the year, the government and its agencies, most notably the NTSA, announced the release of new digital number plates for vehicles. Following the launch of the plates by outgoing Interior CS Fred Matiang’i, the day has finally arrived. The plates have two notable improvements: first, they now have security features that…