‘Fun … but not for me.’
New research shows programmes to widen STEM participation in students are failing.
Kenya’s electronic polling system could be jeopardised by a manual backup.
In a political environment where voters are increasingly attuned to instances of polling malpractice, African states are grudgingly adopting technology as a barrier to election fraud.
This is your brain on plugs.
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Have you ever checked your phone thinking you had felt it vibrate or heard it ring, only to see that no one tried to reach you? One researcher decided to study this phenomenon.
Today’s advertising executives must get familiar with new technology like Bitcoin and blockchain before they are left behind.
The blockchain isn't just for Bitcoin transactions. Advertisers can no longer ignore blockchain's huge implications for the world of marketing.
Phishing for information and money.
You know it's a serious problem when even Google and Paypal have been targeted.
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Drying coffee beans in Bugitimwa village, in the area of Mt. Elgon, eastern Uganda.
In the 1980's Uganda was one of the largest coffee exporters in the world, far ahead of Vietnam which hardly exported any. Now the tables have turned raising interesting comparative questions.
Computer scientists can make important contributions to fixing societal ills.
There are many inspiring female computer scientists in and from Africa. They have the power to inspire young women who might think that computer science is 'only for men'.
Remote care is more than the mere sum of technological devices.
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Demand has surged for Snapchat's stock but the loss-making company's long-term success is far from certain.
We need to rethink our educational model, says Jeffrey Bleich.
We have the potential to liberate the workforce to do the one thing that machines can’t do – improve ourselves and the emotional lives of others.
Cyber attackers lurk in the shadows wielding the ability to hit governments where it hurts the most.
Kenya recently expressed fear that Al-Shabaab could interfere with the electronic voting system during the upcoming general election. Are cyber attacks a real threat in Africa?
Does technology shackle us, preventing us from interacting with real people?
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Some have said that technology could lead to 'a new ice age' of social isolation. Not so fast, says the author of a new book about shyness.
Hidden Figures is certainly inspirational, but the racial politics of the space programme were hardly so easily settled.
Channel check: one, two.
Without Alan Blumlein's genius, most things would sound altogether different today.
Public spaces are becoming new arenas for people power – and it's all down to how you use your smart phone.
Every crystal ball has a shelf life, even the most prescient.
A source of frustration.
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The problems that cause us to be so frustrated we contemplate throwing a computer can be much more serious than a multimillionaire football coach having a minor tantrum on a Sunday afternoon.
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Dulled by hearing the same old recommendations to improve internet security, we are worn out. It's time for a new approach, involving us all.
It might be too soon to say that smart contracts will do away with lawyers all together.
Consider, for a moment, these two statements from the “Ultimate Guide to Understanding Blockchain Smart Contracts” on a well known Blockchain website: 1) Traditional Contracts “Traditional physical contracts…