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Android Tax?

Android Tax?

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Can you imagine Google squeezing out 1.8% of all income from the poorest of all people in the developing world? It sounds crazy, but it could be happening. Word going round is that Android phones exchange 260 MB of data every month with Google servers. This happens in the…

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In God We Trust, Everyone Else Bring Data

In God We Trust, Everyone Else Bring Data

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It is often said that data is the new oil. This statement is in comparison to the transformation that oil has brought to the world since the late 1800s, where oil has become the most used energy source today. Before the Second Industrial Revolution, different forms of oil were…

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An Element of Risk

An Element of Risk

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If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever. Thomas aquinas (1225–1274) When Covid-19 struck, the first reaction was some form of panic and extreme caution. Racial profiling broke out in China, Americans had a run on tissue paper,…

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The Curse of Cheap Smartphones

The Curse of Cheap Smartphones

I am a big fan of cheap smartphones (economics 101). I realized no matter how good a smartphone is, I am most likely to use it for only calls, SMS, mobile money and occasional social media. This means that whenever I am looking for a phone, I am looking…

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Kenya’s Print Media just Discovered Emails

Kenya’s Print Media just Discovered Emails

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The age of the email peaked several years ago, but it seems to be just the time when Kenyan newspapers are catching up with the email. In the last few days, I have noticed that the Daily Nation is giving a pop up requesting you to sign up and…

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Remedy for a Slow Computer

Remedy for a Slow Computer

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My above average performing computer had been gradually slowing down. Programs would take slightly longer to load; booting would take ages and windows would keep freezing. Realizing that it was already a five-year computer which also had another previous owner, I thought maybe it is time to get a…

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Online Programming and Web Development Resources

Online Programming and Web Development Resources

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Need to learn some programming. Looking for online resources where you can learn to code? We have compiled a few platforms and resources which you can use. We have not used all of these tools and may not know which one exactly suits you, but we have given you…

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Rural Electrification Challenges in Kenya

Rural Electrification Challenges in Kenya

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Rural electrification was hailed as a game changer in improving the livelihoods of people in rural areas. In Kenya, the government has run several programs supported by the World Bank, the African Development Bank and others, resulting in hundreds of thousands getting connected to the National Grid. This was…

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The First Industrial Revolution

The First Industrial Revolution

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Tools have always defined mankind. Every attempt to make work easier led to search for tools or external power that could help human beings. This dates back to prehistoric times when people started using tools and most of these were hand powered. When all work involves manual labor, one…

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Why We Need More Women in Engineering

Why We Need More Women in Engineering

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For a long time in history, Engineering was considered to be a man’s field where a woman would occasionally show up. The image of an engineer was that of a muscular person wearing a helmet and covered with grease or some form of dirt, depending on the field where…

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