Tag: Mobile tech

Technology Tackles Educational Challenges in sub-Saharan Africa

In sub-Saharan Africa, technology may have become a solution to the region’s unique challenges — especially with regard to educational challenges. While primary school enrollment rose from 59 percent to 77 percent between 1999 and 2010, the goal is to give all children the opportunity to complete a full cycle of primary education by 2015.… Read More

Amazon Kindle Voyage Breathes New Life Into e-Reader Technology

Amazon recently added the Kindle Voyage to their line of tablets and e-readers. The e-reader, which starts at $199, is both slimmer and lighter than its predecessor, the Kindle Paperwhite. The Voyage boasts both improved lighting and resolution — in fact, there are almost twice as many pixels in the Voyage in comparison with the… Read More

Hail a Cab, Ditch the Uber

Driving through a city is no easy feat. If you save enough money to invest in a car, you then have to worry about scarce parking, dense traffic, licensed drivers who should definitely not be licensed drivers, and many more traffic maladies.   Luckily, there are plenty of alternatives: you can bicycle, use public transportation… Read More

The Exponential Growth of Mobile Tech in Africa

Fourteen years ago, at the dawn of the new millennium, exactly one percent of the entire population on the continent of Africa owned a mobile phone.   Nowadays? More than 600 million people call themselves cell phone owners – over 56 percent of the population. The exponential leap in mobile phone usage is illustrative of… Read More