Ken on 30th Sep

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has declared the famous Control-Alt-Delete function on his computers was a mistake. The billionaire said it was a design flaw that required the use of three fingers as the same could have been achieved with one button. He revealed in a talk at Harvard: “We could have had a single button, but the guy who designed the...

Ken on 25th Sep

Kenyans online community today woke up to more bad news. Renowned programmer and blogger, Idd Salim, passed on last night at St. Marys Hospital, after a few days of a chest infection.Idd Salim ran a personal blog, Iddsalim.com, where he mostly wrote about IT related matters, with words any layman would understand.He was never shy to give his opinion.He...

Ken on 19th Sep

Google wants to make us all live longer, possibly forever, and doesn’t see cancer as an enormous obstacle in the long run of things. That’s according to the philosophy behind one of the company’s most ambitious projects yet.  Google just announced Calico, a new company run by Arthur Levinson, who is the current chairman of the...

Ken on 18th Sep

About three months ago, we had this advert Johnson Mwakazi had made for Tecno Mobile. It was just awful.A few minutes after we had the article up, the video was deleted from YouTube by the source, and unfortunately, we did not have our own copy.We’ve now found a replacement in those YouTube streets.Watch it below. At that time, this is what...

Ken on 18th Sep

A businesswoman last week sued Safaricom for allegedly selling her a defective Samsung Galaxy S4. Judy Wanjiku Munene says that she bought the phone on July 5, for Sh 64,999 at their I&M shop.After using it for a few days, she noticed that it would overheat and lose network. She took it back to Safaricom, who retained it for 14 days for repairs....

Ken on 17th Sep

Since his signing from Real Madrid, Arsenal fans cannot have enough of Mesut Özil. He has become an instant favourite, mostly because he’s their most expensive signing ever.Özil is a German footballer, and in the German language, those two dots, called umlauts, are common. English alphabet has 26 characters, A-Z.German on the other hand has...

Ken on 03rd Sep

(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp said it will buy Nokia Oyj’s phone business and license its patents for 5.44 billion euros ($7.2 billion), making its boldest foray yet into mobile devices and bringing executive Stephen Elop back into the fold. Nokia chief Elop, a former Microsoft executive, will return as Microsoft’s board ponders a successor...

Ken on 29th Aug

Apple’s long-rumored iWatch might be beaten to the market by a Samsung alternative, according to one Samsung executive. Speaking to Korea Times in an interview published on Tuesday, Samsung’s executive vice president of mobile Lee Young-hee said that the company plans to unveil a smartwatch on September 4, to be known as “Galaxy...

Ken on 09th Jul

This will surely come as welcome news to thousands of Kenyans.Equity bank and PayPal have partnered to allow cash withdrawals in Kenya. This is the first time a Kenyan Bank will directly allow PayPal users withdraw cash from their account.Initially, PayPal only allowed deposits to be made; any withdrawals had to be done through third parties. Kenya...

Ken on 02nd Jul

In the on going court case between controversial blogger Robert Alai and Dennis Itumbi, where the latter had sued for defamation, the court was set to make its ruling today.Robert Alai had allegedly linked Dennis Itumbi to the forged ‘UK dossier’.He then refused to recant his statement and offer an apology as demanded by Itumbi, forcing...