Meet the Essential phone you never knew you needed

If you are reading this, there is an 80% chance that you are doing so on an Android device, and so you have Andy Rubin to thank for. In case you didn’t know, Andy co-founded Android with Nick Sears and Rich Miner (what a name, right?) before it was acquired Continue Reading

Galaxy S8 Impressions

Somewhere late last month, Samsung released the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. Prior to the Unpacked event in Barcelona, Samsung teased that it had re-imagined the look and feel of modern smartphones as we know. They were not wrong: the Galaxy S8 is the most beautiful phone I’ve ever seen. Continue Reading

10 Justice Innovators will win €20,000 each this year

Last year, JustLand from Ghana received equity free grant from HiiL (The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law) to push their innovation in legal services provision to the next level. This year, 10 similar innovators will win 20,000 EUR each to support their innovation. HiiL is a not-for-profit institution based in Continue Reading

The future of customer contact centers

Companies with large customer bases usually set up contact centers to handle customer complaints and feedback. A contact center is a central place where all customers can contact a business via phone, email, or social media. There, issues are received and managed to ensure good customer experience and after-sale service. The success Continue Reading

Pixel-exclusive Google Assistant is coming soon to more Android phones

Last year, when Google launched its AI-powered assistant — a conversational virtual assistant — it was limited only to Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL phones. Earlier this year, it made its way to smart watches via Android wear 2.0. Now, Google has just confirmed that its assistant is coming Continue Reading

How the new Nokia 3310 compares with the old

The Nokia 3310 is back from the dead, 17 years later. The iconic phone that was originally launched in 2000 has now been updated. As Nokia looks to launch a new range of Android smartphones, the only phone that people are talking about is this retro wonder, the Nokia 3310. But Continue Reading

Why the new WhatsApp status is a step in the right direction

On WhatsApp’s 8th birthday, a server-side switch updated WhatsApp Statuses from its current text-base to one that allows users to share videos, pictures and GIFs. This update is an undisguised and blatant rip-off of Instagram stories, which is also a shamless clone of Snapchat stories. I’ve seen many people react negatively to Continue Reading

Cameroon shuts down internet in anglophone regions

This article was contributed by Shalom Akinboboye. In a world of fake news on Facebook and Twitter wars between presidents, where terms such as “internet shutdowns” and “web censorship” have become commonplace in conversations on human rights, it is becoming difficult to navigate the relationship between politics and technology. According to Continue Reading

How CNN captured the gigapixel image of Trump’s inauguration

By now, you have seen the jaw-dropping and awe-inspiring 360° picture of Trump’s inauguration that CNN published earlier this week. In the extremely rare case that you have not, here you go. With Gigapixel technology, CNN was able to capture every nook and cranny of the historic moment. But how did they Continue Reading

We now know why Galaxy Note7 units were exploding

When the glorious Note7 was announced, TIME described it as “a modest but welcome improvement over its predecessor, offering a more ergonomic design, an enhanced stylus, the same camera as its Galaxy S7 cousin, and some software tweaks” and awarded it 4.5 out of 5 stars. However, the glory days Continue Reading

WhatsApp increases media sharing limit and adds the ability to search for gifs

WhatsApp has been adding numerous features since it purchase by Mark Zuckerberg, we have compiled a list of changes so far. The latest beta of WhatsApp on android now raises the ability to send 10 pictures in a batch to 30, that’s a huge upgrade especially when you have to Continue Reading

This $20,000 smartphone is all sorts of awesome!

As usual, I was catching up on some MKBHD videos I had missed during the week after work. This led me to one of Unbox Therapy‘s old videos about a $20,000 smartphone. I proceeded to watch the video and I was not disappointed. The Solarin smartphone, a product of Sirin Continue Reading