The ubiquity of mobile phones is a defining feature of the 21st century, but it's been possible to place a phone call on the go since shortly after World War II.
It's time African governments supported the development of online platforms designed to support local people in the informal sector.
When the weather gets wild, your internet connection can suffer. But other users are as much to blame as the wind and rain
Satellites can already spot a new fire within minutes, but the information they beam back to Earth isn't getting to everyone who needs it or used as well as it could be.
Applying cultural sensitivity in teaching STEM to Black students can help them engage in the sciences more.
The focus of quantum science has shifted from theoretical physics to the advent of new technologies such as quantum computers. The benefits could be immense, but there are also potential pitfalls.
How psychological factors may have influenced the opinions about the use of rangefinders during the 2021 PGA championships.
Nigeria risks losing its recent status as Africa's most attractive tech hub following its decision to suspend Twitter's operations.
Sweden electrified at the turn of the 20th century, leading to over 8,000 work stoppages – but the strikers were no Luddites.
Pipelines, dams, gadgets: does water management really need to be all about control and power? Adopting less masculine ideas and working with nature may be more prudent.
Passwords have been around for decades and we’re still getting it wrong.
The growth in information production appears unstoppable.
A wealth of online videos show dogs that, with the help of a keyboard, seem to be able to communicate with their masters. But does it really mean that dogs can "talk"?
Technology that can identify stray bits of genetic material in the environment can help scientists monitor human and animal health.
An attempt to prevent fraud in Ghana's burgeoning mobile money sector could be a setback for access to financial services.
In some cases, people would hold back from sharing a memory in case it didn't receive enough likes.
Virtual assistants and robots are frequently given female attributes. To curb the massive use of such gendering in AI, we need to better understand the deep roots of this phenomenon.
Genetic ancestry tests may sound like a bit of fun, but in an era marked by increasing xenophobia, it's important to be aware of the interplay between genetics and ideas of race.
A lack of consistent mentorship models leads to a skills gap which affects the global competitiveness of Kenya's students and graduates.
In American Sign Language, some words rhyme, some look like what they mean and some are used more often than others. A new database of these features paves a pathway for ASL research.