TECHNOLOGY
Last Updated: September 28, 2013, 5:45 am
 

 




MEST expands globally with deeper Silicon Valley roots
The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST, which provides training, investment and incubation to aspiring high technology entrepreneurs in Ghana, announced on Tuesday September 17 that Neal Hansch will has joined the team as the Managing Director of the MEST Incubator.

 
BusyInternet inducted into CIMG Hall of Fame
BusyInternet has been inducted into the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG) Hall of Fame at the 24th annual CIMG Performance Awards night held in Accra.

German hackers hack iPhone 5S's fingerprint scanner
Just days after a website offered an amount of more than $16,000 in cash and other prizes for the first person who could successfully hack the Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the new iPhone 5S, a German company says it has done it.

Microsoft beams Internet into Africa -- using TV 'white spaces'
Step into any major urban center across Africa and you'll have no problem accessing your favorite websites, catching the latest news online or sending your friends an e-mail.

BlackBerry's dwindling users ponder an uncertain future
Since the dawn of the iPhone age in 2007, loyal BlackBerry users have watched their favorite device maker stumble into an ever-steepening decline.

BlackBerry 'pauses' global rollout of BBM for Android, iOS
Smartphone maker BlackBerry has paused the global roll out of instant messaging service BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) on rival Android and iPhones, blaming the delay on issues caused by an unreleased version.

Website offers bounty for iPhone 5S hack
Nothing tempts hackers quite like a high-profile new target.

Apple sells record 9 million iPhones in opening weekend
Apple announced it sold 9 million of the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C models since they went on sale Friday -- a record opening weekend for the iPhone.

Samsung Ghana Announces GALAXY NOTE 3 Pre-Order
Samsung Electronics West Africa has announced the exclusive pre-order of the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 3 ahead of its arrival on the shores of Ghana.

Mix tape, anyone? The cassette turns 50
The cassette should have died. Instead, it's turning 50 in an atmosphere of celebration.

Voyager 1 becomes first human-made object to leave solar system
At the edge of the heliosphere, you wouldn't know by looking whether you left the cradle of humanity behind and floated out into interstellar space. You would just see unfathomably empty space, no matter which side of the invisible line you were on.

Twitter plans stock market listing
Twitter has announced it has filed paperwork with US regulators ahead of a planned stock market flotation.

Internet, Wall Street unimpressed by new iPhones
Underwhelmed. That, in a word, was the response in many quarters to Apple's rollout of two new iPhones on Tuesday.

Apple unveils two new iPhones -- the 5S and 5C
For the first time ever, Apple unveiled two new iPhones on Tuesday, a traditional upgrade of its iPhone 5 as well as a simpler, cheaper version.

Ghana, tech-friendly hub for innovation soon – Forbes Magazine
One of the world’s influential business magazines, Forbes, is predicting an enviable status for Ghana within the next decade in terms of technological advancement should various interventions in the sector proceed unhindered.

What to expect from Apple's iPhone event
While there's still no official confirmation of what Apple plans to show off Tuesday, it's the worst kept secret in tech: we're getting new iPhones.

Samsung frames its support for African art at FNB Joburg Art Fair
Samsung has announced a partnership with Artlogic, organisers of the FNB Joburg Art Fair, which will be held from 27 - 29 September 2013 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Wikileaks server for sale on eBay
The famous server that hosted Wikileaks during its controversial release of secret U.S. State Department cables is now on eBay. It was going for $25,200 as of Monday morning.

Apple's innovation problem is real
Apple's innovation problem is real. And it's unlikely to silence the critics if it simply unveils multi-colored iPhones on Tuesday.

Nissan launches smartwatch for drivers
A smartwatch that monitors the performance of a vehicle as well as the driver has been launched by car maker Nissan.

Snowden leaks: US and UK 'crack online encryption'
US and UK intelligence have reportedly cracked the encryption codes protecting the emails, banking and medical records of hundreds of millions of people.