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

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.