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Visionary Africa

From Nigeria's Veda laptops to the Democratic Republic of Congo's VMK smartphone and South Africa's FabLabs, a quiet revolution of innovators, designers, technologists and thinkers are exploring bold new frontiers. Words Nana Ocran Over the last few years, with all the big conversations about Afropolitanism and its definitions in and beyond the African continent, one quirky development that seems to have been left out of the conversation is the growing level of can-do, hands-on, and ...

Future Perfect

Wings takes a look at the gadgets and tech that’ll be making our lives more fun and less hassle during 2013 – in our homes and on our travels WORDS Owen Bailey Nintendo Wii U $299 / $349 Kiss goodbye to: All your free time Nintendo’s Wii console has always been a party starter. Its emphasis on communal gameplay and fitness was coupled with revolutionary and fun motion controllers, resulting in gamers excitedly swiping, batting, punching and exercising away in a virtual reverie. ...

Ready & Cable

The new West African Cable System (WACS) and Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) submarine broadband cables linking 19 West African countries with Europe are set to change the face of business and leisure for the region. Welcome to the new, faster, online West Africa. WORDS Edward Shepherd Using the internet in some parts of West Africa should carry a health warning: “Can result in high blood pressure, clenched teeth and tantrums”. Browsing anything more complex than simple text-based ...
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Blue-Sky Business

Cloud computing is revolutionising business around the globe, says David Politis, founder and CEO of BetterCloud. How do African companies stand to benefit from staying ahead of the technological curve? Words David Politis Technology is undergoing rapid changes and evolving at an unprecedented pace. This is no less true in the realm of Cloud computing which, in its most basic form, is the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product. With Cloud computing, information is hosted ...

Digital Superstar

.blockback {color: white; background: #009fd1; padding: 4px;} Technology to revolutionise your life - it's time to simplify Dropbox The world's easiest file sharing The idea behind 29 year-old Drew Houston's product is simple: You'll never have to email a file or carry a USB stick ever again. Networked storage allows users to share documents, photographs, music and videos. Simply share a folder with a friend or colleague and whatever you place there is instantly viewable and editable as ...