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Kenya’s Biggest telecoms Operator Safaricom to launch 5G network

Kenya’s Biggest telecoms Operator Safaricom to launch 5G network

Kenya’s biggest telecoms operator Safaricom has started trials for 5G high-speed internet network using technology from Nokia and Huawei, it said. Safaricom, part owned by South Africa’s Vodacom and Britain’s Vodafone, wants to boost its fast-growing data business, amid increasing demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic forcing people to work and learn from home. The...

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Xbox Live Rebrand to Xbox Network

Xbox Live Rebrand to Xbox Network

Microsoft is rebranding Xbox Live to Xbox network. Instances of the new branding started appearing in the Xbox dashboard recently for beta testers, with clips being uploaded to “Xbox network” instead of Xbox Live. Microsoft has now confirmed the name change. “’Xbox network’ refers to the underlying Xbox online service, which was updated in the Microsoft...

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BMW’s first electric Sedan Revealed

BMW’s first electric Sedan Revealed

BMW has pulled the wraps off of the exterior of its first electric sedan, the i4, after years of teasing a true follow-up to the i3 EV. The i4 is slated to hit the road by the end of the year — ahead of schedule, the company says — and BMW said Wednesday that it will also...

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Apple partner with Common Sense Media to curate Podcasts for kids

Apple partner with Common Sense Media to curate Podcasts for kids

Apple announced this morning it’s teaming up with Common Sense Media to curate a selection of kid-friendly podcasts in the U.S. in light of what appears to be growing interest in spoken-word entertainment among families. That interest, in part, may have been prompted by the pandemic and parents’ desire to reduce kids’ screen time for...

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WhatsApp’s Desktop App has Now Added Video and Voice calls

WhatsApp’s Desktop App has Now Added Video and Voice calls

According to TheVerge, WhatsApp’s desktop app for Mac and PC is getting voice and video calling today, the company announced, offering end-to-end encrypted calls to other WhatsApp users on both computers and mobile devices. Voice and video calling isn’t a new idea for WhatsApp: the mobile apps for Android and iOS already offer the feature,...

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UberGo Economical ride Service Now Available Across Mzansi

UberGo Economical ride Service Now Available Across Mzansi

The newly rebranded UberGo, a low-cost product ride by Uber South Africa is currently available across the country. “We are excited to announce that UberGo, a low-cost product available in addition to the current suite of products such as UberX and UberBlack, will now be permanently available across South Africa,” stated Uber SA. “Due to...

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Audi Unveiled New E-tron GT to Compete with Tesla

Audi Unveiled New E-tron GT to Compete with Tesla

Audi’s new E-tron GT, unveiled Tuesday, presents something that is becoming rare in the world of electric vehicles, an actual car. While Audi’s most recent electric vehicles have been SUVs, as have many new electric vehicles, the E-tron is designed to appeal to those who put a premium on the driving feel of a car,...

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TikTok Partner with Universal Music Group to Allow TikTokers ‘full Usage of Artist’s Catalog’

TikTok Partner with Universal Music Group to Allow TikTokers ‘full Usage of Artist’s Catalog’

The Verge Reports that, TikTok and Universal Music Group (UMG) have announced the formation of what they’re calling an “expanded global alliance.” It’s a continuation and deepening of the agreement that allows TikTok’s massive user base to use songs from UMG artists. “The companies have additionally pledged to experiment with exciting new features,” the companies write in a...

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Alexa can Now Act on its Own Hunches to Turn Off Lights and More

Alexa can Now Act on its Own Hunches to Turn Off Lights and More

According to The Verge, Amazon is enabling a new feature today that allows Alexa to proactively complete tasks around the house, such as turning off lights, based on your habits and frequent requests. Alexa has been able to sense these habits and ask about them since 2018 — the company calls them “hunches” — but before this...

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