The image used on Bill Gates' blog to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela. (Image: thegatesnotes.com)

Published: December 6th, 2013


Ontario vendor bringing solar-powered laptop to Africa

A London, Ont.-based company is hoping its take on a solar-powered, water-resistant laptop will give Africans a new computing solution. Launching Tuesday in Accra, Ghana, WeWi Telecommunications Inc.’s laptop is designed to be

Published on: August 19th, 2013 Candice So

Heins apologizes for RIM outages in Europe, Africa

Not again. Research in Motion suffered another service outage on Friday, and itcame about a year after the first massive one. When the dust had cleared around midday on Friday, RIM said about

Published on: September 21st, 2012 Christine Wong

Farmers in Uganda track weather, crop prices with Android phones

Mobile-phone companies and aid agencies have talked for years about deploying feature phones, coupled with basic text information services about the weather and crop pricing, to empower poor people in undeveloped parts of

Published on: July 22nd, 2011 Nancy Gorhing

Musician creates stunning, information-rich virtual world

Jaque Davison has used virtual world technology to build an Infosphere – a dense, 3D structure of information that allows anyone to easily access the research they need about Africa. Whether it's pirate

Published on: May 5th, 2009 Brian Jackson