Friday, 7 December 2012

Driving dogs

Intelligent dogs. Amazing stuff. Just watch!


Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Tado° - Intelligent heating control

Tado has launched a smart thermostat controlled by smartphone which can save customers an average of 27% on their energy costs.



The home management system is Android and iOS app-centric. The system knows users are present by tracking their geographic location via the smartphone app.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Urine powered Generator


Maker Faire Africa is an annual pan-African event which hosts a community of innovative 'makers' from around Africa. This year, in Lagos Nigeria, an unusual product was showcased which presumably attracted alot of attention; and I'm not surprised it did.
"A Urine powered generator created by 4 girls namely; Duro-Aina Adebola (14), Akindele Abiola (14), Faleke Oluwatoyin (14) and Bello Eniola (15).  
1 Liter of urine gives you 6 hours of electricity.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Laptop and iPad skins from Nigeria- by Mode

It's so exciting to see how the creative aspect of Nigeria is blooming. From clothes to bags, to shoes and now this brilliant product.

I stumbled on their blog and I just had to promote it.

To buy and see more, click here




Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Nigerian company produce a tablet device.






Nigerian technology firm, Websoftt, have joined the tablet market by developing Vantium V1, the first tablet from the company. This is a big step for the Nigerian technology sector and I'm pretty excited about it.


Find out more about it here Vantium

PRICE?
About N80,000 (£320) according to their website.

These are some of the features of the Vantium tablet which is currently running on Android Gingerbread 2.3.3 OS:- 
  • Size & Weight :248.8 x 189.7 x14.5 mm, 345g
  • Display : 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch Display Capacitive Screen IPS Technology (Same as IPad2) 1024-by-768-pixel resolution 
  • Connect your USB flash drive directly to the device
  • Work on the go, create, edit and view Excel/Word/PowerPoint documents the same way you would on your laptop.
  • Watch DSTV live on your Vantium 24hours a day for as little as N2,000.
  • Memory :1GB (RAM), 16GB (ROM) + microSD Slot 
  • Processor: 1.2 GHz Processor 
  • Camera Front camera: 0.3 MP. Rear Camera: 2MP Camera
  • Browser Android™ Browser Adobe® Flash® support



Read the interview with co-founder of firm, Johnson Dunmoye on ChannelsTV

Saturday, 10 March 2012

William Kamkwamba built his first windmill at 14


When he was just 14 years old, Malawian inventor William Kamkwamba built his family an electricity-generating windmill from spare parts, working from rough plans he found in a library book.




Watch his first TED presentation below.




Later on, after what I presume to have been an enlightening 3 years since his first TED appearance, he presented something new. Really inspiring stuff. watch the short video below.


Friday, 17 February 2012

Ghanaian innovator - 'Africa's Father of Technology'


"Known by many as Africa's "father of technology," software pioneer Herman Chinery-Hesse has been spawning innovations for two decades, helping to break down tech barriers between the continent and the rest of the world.
The Ghanaian innovator and visionary founded SOFTtribe in 1991, one of the largest and most successful software companies in West Africa that has been creating computer solutions for businesses in the continent.




More recently, Chinery-Hesse who is often described as '"Africa's Bill Gates," embarked on a mission to spark an entrepreneurial revolution in Africa by bringing e-commerce to the most remote corners of the continent. His latest creations range from virtual shopping malls and electronic ticketing to digital insurance and security.
Here, CNN highlights some of the best innovations Chinery-Hesse and his teams have created over the years." - CNN

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Genetic Algorithms -"The birth of autonomous robots"

Genetic algorithms are powerful! I've been running some programs and they do amazing stuff.
I also watched this video(below) which made me come up with the title.
The i, Robot age isn't far at all. Is that a good thing? Errr... don't think so. It would have it's advantages but still.
Let's wait and see...


T-Mobile Touchscreen Gloves Review!

A good review from PD TechHD on the T-Mobile touch screen gloves.
Its just gonna take a little while more before these catch on. Enjoy!



Watch More of PD Tech HD reviews here


Thursday, 16 February 2012

WebDesign #Charlie

African Geek

The designer did a very good job on this site with the Windows 8 effect. Awesome stuff



Turn off the lights on Youtube


Make your Youtube experience a cinematic one -___-
A useful extension if you ask me. It's available on all browser too. Watch the video below to see how it works.
Download it for free here 




Thursday, 9 February 2012

WebDesign #Bravo

Checkland kindleysides
A graphic and interior design Company with an amazing website
Check it out





Wednesday, 8 February 2012

All that is good about Nigeria


Nigeria is a beautiful country. Most Nigerians I know, love Nigeria but hardly say any good thing about her. You always hear Nigerians talking about the negative aspects and complaining about the great nation. There is so much potential, hope, JOY and a lot to be thankful for. Due to the corrupt nature of the society and the critical temperament of most Nigerians, all Her beauty is usually disregarded. :(

Anyway, I stumbled on this amazing blog that talks about 'All that is good about Nigeria'. I think you should have a look at it and appreciate Nigeria's great assets and diversity.   All That is Good About Nigeria



Benin Festival

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Underwater cables bring faster internet to West Africa



Stretching some 7,000 kilometres along the West African coastline, a submarine fibre-optic cable emerges off the coast of Nigeria to help bridge the digital divide in the continent.Dubbed Main One Cable, the system links West Africa with Europe, bringing ultra-fast broadband in the region. It runs from Seixal in Portugal through Accra in Ghana to Lagos in Nigeria and branches out in Morocco, Canary Islands, Senegal, and Ivory Coast. -CNN

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

FlipBoard

Such an amazing app. It's a most have for all iPhone and iPad users.  
Download it here for free FlipBoard







Flipboard will soon be released on Android devices 


Wednesday, 11 January 2012

See through digital Display - The future






"Lumus was showing off two different types of wearable displays, the development kit -- or DK-32 shown above -- and the PD-18-4 a monocular version using the same technology. Driven by Lumus' patented Light-guide Optical Element, a micro-display pod, and the Optical Engine which projects light into the lens -- where it is reflected back to the user's eye via reflectors embedded in the lens -- the Lumus' DK-32 delivers a bright 720p 3D-capable display. The effect is really quite impressive, the colors are bright -- and adjustable using the display pod -- and images were surprisingly clear. But the best part, of course, is that while you're watching YouTube vids and walking about you'll avoid stumbling into objects and passersby. Also on hand was the monocle which was very much like something you'd see in a science fiction flick. With the PD-18-4 we checked out a nav program, some eye tests, and a phone UI mockup. We're stoked at what this development kit will make possible once it gets into the hands of some evil genius. Video and pictures are just past the break." - Engadget

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Monday, 2 January 2012

MINIMALIST VISUAL - Danny Balkwill


Graphic design is to me as 'difference' is to lady gaga. (that didn't make sense -__- )
Anyway, I really like this project by Danny Balkwill. Check out more of his work here




The Internet Justice League




|From: College Humor

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Health is Wealth - WaterAid Nigeria

If you would like to join Water Aid in helping local Nigerian communities and also other countries in Africa gain access to clean water and cleaner environments, here > Water Aid

Watch how a couple of Nigerian communities benefited from Water Aid's sanitation initiative.



Happy New Year!