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New tech turns any object into TV remote

Researchers from Lancaster University in the UK show a novel technique that allows body movement, or movement of objects, to be used to interact with screens. The ‘Matchpoint’ technology, which only requires a simple webcam, works by displaying moving targets that...

Africa needs more engineers and makers

Kamau Gachigi, head of Gearbox, Nairobi's leading maker space emphasized that technology can help Africa prepare for a doubling of it's population by 2050 during TEDGlobal conference in Tanzania. Africa needs more engineers and makers with practical digital...

Closing the technology and science gap essential

Since the end of colonialism, African countries have suffered from a technology gap compared to their former colonial powers, which most African countries have been unable to overcome. African countries face the challenge of using technology to leapfrog...

Ghana launches its first satellite into space

Ghana successfully launched its first satellite into space. GhanaSat-1, which was developed by students at All Nations University in Koforidua, was sent into orbit from the International Space Station. The satellite was developed by students at All Nations University...

Quartz Africa Innovators 2017

We’ve again identified more than 30 Africans who aren’t waiting for help from the outside. The influence of their work goes well beyond their immediate community and will ultimately impact millions of lives. Read...