North Africa technology news

Electronics for the Human Body

 follow us on twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork JAMA SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY AND THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE The human body is soft, curvilinear, and continuously evolving; modern electronic devices are rigid, planar, and physically static. Recent research has yielded a complete set of advanced materials, manufacturing approaches, and design layouts that eliminates this profound mismatch in properties. The resulting …

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Siemens Lands Biggest Power Contract in Egypt’s History

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork Siemens, the largest engineering company in Europe, is set to construct gas and wind power plants in Egypt after the German engineering firm was awarded contracts valued at $9 billion for these projects, it emerged on Wednesday. Described as the biggest single order in its history, the contract is poised …

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Africa’s Top 20 most connected countries by user numbers

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork According to worldometers.info, the population within South Africa sits at just over 53 million individuals. To add to the figures, Nigeria currently has over 183 million individuals populating its city’s. Africa has always been viewed as a continent that isn’t very connected in terms of internet speeds and the number …

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Cargo drones in Africa: Going the last mile?

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork Drones are a controversial topic when it comes to national security. However cargo drones, with their potential applications for last mile delivery in remote areas and humanitarian emergency situations, are tipped to be an exciting area of innovation for Africa. But who is behind the push for cargo drones in …

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MTN Business launches Pan African Internet of Things platform

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork MTN Business today unveiled the first truly Pan African Internet of Things (IoT) platform, providing African enterprises with greater control and advanced management features for their connected devices and sim cards. The launch also sees the introduction of a global Machine-to-Machine (M2M) sim card, which gives customers the same rate …

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Microsoft opens Skype Real-time Translator preview to all Windows 8.1, 10 users

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork Microsoft is broadening its Skype Translator preview to include all Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 users. Skype Translator, a real-time voice/video translation service, has been available to select testers only since late 2014. On May 12, Microsoft opened the testing program by removing the sign-up and waiting processes. To test …

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New machine could one day replace anesthesiologists

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNNetwork TOLEDO — The new machine that could one day replace anesthesiologists sat quietly next to a hospital gurney occupied by Nancy Youssef-Ringle. She was nervous. In a few minutes, a machine — not a doctor — would sedate the 59-year-old for a colon cancer screening called a colonoscopy. But she …

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Ooredoo Qatar reveals free calls with Mobile Money transfers

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork Ooredoo Qatar has announced that its Mobile Money service will give 20 free international minutes, with all international transfers to selected African countries, until 25 July 2015. According to the company, the offer will be valid in: Cameroon, Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria and Kenya. For Hala customers, the 20 international minutes …

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ISS 2015: Intel Compute Stick has great potential in Africa

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork Smartphones and tablets have boomed in Africa; however, the standard desktop PC has been left behind. At the Intel Solutions Summit 2015, Intel unveiled its latest innovation – the Intel Compute Stick. Laura Crone, Intel’s VP of the Client Computing Group (CCG) and general manager of Channel Platforms and Operations at …

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