Instagram supermodel Shudu was an instant sensation, lauded as one of the most beautiful models on the Internet – until the world discovered that she was man-made. This ebony-skinned supermodel is in fact the creation of photographer Cameron James-Wilson.
Google adding M-Pesa as mode of payment in its games and app store is testament to the untapped buying power of non-card-holders who use mobile money.
Owura Kwadwo, a teacher from Kumasi, Ghana teaches I.C.T. without computers. In an effort to make his students understand computer lessons, he drew a Microsoft Word format on the chalkboard. Cameroonian entrepreneur Rebecca Enonchong tagged Microsoft on Twitter to assist, and Microsoft has said it will equip Kwadwo with a teaching device.
We all enjoy sex but we don’t really talk about it – one reason that the topic of sextech is so emotionally charged. Artificial intelligence has boldly entered the global (and, more recently, the African) sex market, bringing with it a revolution in robotic sextech designed to provide sexual gratification that is eerily almost human.
Nigeria’s Charles Onu is the founder of Ubenwa, a company that created an artificial intelligence system that analyses a baby’s crying to give warning signs of baby asphyxia, which is the third leading killer of infants worldwide. The detection of birth asphyxia takes 10 seconds with the Ubenwa application.
Counterfeit medicines have killed thousands in Nigeria because manufacturers placed a higher premium on profitability than saving lives. But NAFDAC and technology have come to the rescue, writes Patrick Egwu
Our Man Crush Monday: Nasir Yammama is a multi-talented 27 year-old Nigerian creative technologist, entrepreneur, and nomad. He is intrigued by technology, design, enterprise, strategy, writing, art, philosophy, renewable energies, and agriculture. Well, a few words from us ‘Nasir Yammama, you are too much’.
iflix is now in Kenya and is offering consumers at an affordable price to access a vast library of top Hollywood, Asian and African TV shows and movies, thus inching past the competition.
Nigerian innovator Oshiorenoya Agabi is continuing to sail through new heights having recently unveiled a computer chip that can smell explosives. The computer which is based on mice neurons and not silicon could be implanted into the brain of future robots, training them to recognise danger via odours, definitely the next thing in airport security.