Technology

Helping the Blind See With Their Tongues

“Technology, for me, it’s giving something back to somebody who was taken out of humanity.” – Andy Fabino What if we told you there is an innovation that can help about 285 million people around the world living with a visual impairment move around with a little more ease? 1 Okay, it’s easy enough to […]

Technology

Saving the Rainforest with Old Cell Phones

Rainforests have some of the most complicated soundscapes on the planet. In this dense noise of insects, primates, birds, and everything else that moves in the forest, how can you detect the sounds of illegal logging? The old cell phone you have sitting in your desk drawer may have the answer. Source: Rainforest Connection How […]

BUSINESS Technology

Uber settles with Waymo on self-driving

Uber and Waymo have reached a settlement over claims Uber stole trade secrets from the self-driving company. As part of the agreement, Uber is giving a 0.34% Uber stake to Waymo, worth approximately $245m (£177m). Uber has also agreed not to use Waymo’s technology in its self-driving cars, though it maintains it never did. Uber’s […]

NEWS Technology

‘Made in Africa’ SUV hits the market

Africa’s roads are notorious. More than half of them are unpaved. It’s no surprise then that Kenyan car manufacturer, Mobius Motors, is looking to introduce an affordable, no thrills, but robust and classy SUV for the African mass market. The Mobius II is set to be on the road by next year. The company has […]

Technology

‘Text bomb’ is latest Apple bug

  Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESImage captionApple has not yet commented on the latest bug A new “text bomb” affecting Apple’s iPhone and Mac computers has been discovered. Abraham Masri, a software developer, tweeted about the flaw which typically causes an iPhone to crash and in some cases restart. Simply sending a message containing a link which […]