Technology

Time lords add leap second to the world’s clocks as Earth slows down

It might feel like there is never enough time, but Earth has gained 27 seconds since the 1970s – an astronomical quirk which is causing a headache for timekeepers. On New Year’s Eve, experts at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in Teddington, London, will add a leap second to UK time to account for the fact that the Earth is now spinning more slowly. Immediately before midnight, dials will read

Dance for Peace gone viral

The Video “Dance for peace” from Loreto Kiambu Girls High School that is trending with more than 47.000 views on Facebook in the first week since it was posted on the 11th of October 2016 has the participation of Art Directors Garage that was handling set design, make-up, costumes, and Nancy Aluoch founder of the Art Directors Garage also participated in some of the Choreography. Leah Gathoni is the producer of

Whatever You Do, Don’t Set Your iPhone To 1970

The tech world loves their Easter eggs, from Adventure’s original hidden feature to Tesla’s various car tricks. But don’t fall for the recent claims for one hidden in your iPhone: if you attempt it, you’ll brick your device. A prank originating from 4chan claims that if you set your iPhone’s (5s models and up) date back to 1970, it’ll display a retro Apple logo: What actually happens if you decide

Delete Facebook and save 20 percent power on your smartphone

You can save as much as 20 percent power on your mobile’s battery by deleting the Facebook app. Back in October Facebook admitted that their app draining your mobile’s battery. Not a surprising announcement, and therefore it should not come as a surprise that you can save power on your phone by completely deleting the Facebook app. But it was probably very few who had calculated that you can save

Safaricom, Google launch app to reduce traffic jams

Safaricom and Google Monday launched the application, ‘Waze,’to offer motorists accurate and real-time traffic information, based on crowd-sourced data from other road users. It uses a Global Positioning System technology to collect traffic information varying from; accidents, impassable routes, traffic jams and advices on alternative routes. “Waze will be the ultimate driving companion, tracking your progress in traffic jams, it will also update you of information by other motorists,” Charles

Tanzania becomes east, central and southern Africa fiber optic information hub

Tanzania Telecommunication Company Limited (TTCL) plans to make its fiber optic cable to be the information hub in east, central as well as southern Africa.  In an exclusive interview with ‘The Guardian’ at the week end, the TTCL acting Chief Executive Officer, Peter Ngota said that it was one of the company’s long-term plans. He was reacting to a question after the final handing over of the fiber optic to

Facebook brings Internet.org to Kenya, hurdles abound

Facebook wants to partner with local telcos to bridge the digital divide in remote places even as the world raises fears over its Internet.org platform. The application allows users to access the web for a limited amount of time free of charge. Complaints are, however, rife that the application does not reach its target audience and goes against set policies. “Facebook has made it easier for any mobile operator to

Go Update Windows OS Right Now

Microsoft today issued one of its sporadic emergency, or “out-of-band,” security updates to patch a vulnerability in Windows — including the yet-to-be-released Windows 10 — that was uncovered by researchers sifting through the massive cache of emails leaked after a breach of Italian surveillance vendor Hacking Team. The Milan-based vendor sells surveillance software to governments and corporations, and markets zero-day vulnerabilities that its clients can use to silently infect targets

Windows 10 out in July, but why won’t you get it in July? and whats new ad changed.

If you are sitting behind your computer and are ready to download the new Windows 10 when the floodgates is being opened on July 29, 2015 there is a serious risk that you will be disappointed. For although the date still holds, Microsoft will just let part of its users in on the premier date. Microsoft says on their official blog. If you are already testing Windows 10 – on

Facebook entry to disrupt Kenya’s telcom sector

Facebook plans to set up an office in Kenya to tap into mobile money success in East Africa, increasing threats to wipe out the main source of revenue for telecommunications firms. The social media giant set up shop in South Africa on June 29 and has listed Kenya and Nigeria as its anchor countries to grow business. Its regional interest comes when telcos have raised fears of the rise in