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Kampala, Taxify Vs. Uber: The Better Experience

Kampala, Taxify Vs. Uber: The Better Experience

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When you don’t own a car, getting around Kampala means you are either in a taxi or bodaboda. Lately, I find myself using more bodaboda because of the convenience and how quickly you get to your destination. I got an accident last week riding on one. Sprained my left arm but never vowed to not take them again. The same evening, I was on another one heading home after work. Also Read: REVIEWS BY IAN PAUL: 2007 Toyota Mark X Taxi hailing services have been on the increase in the Ugandan market. First it was Uber, which came and became a life saver. Then other service providers replicated their business plan and developed their own Apps to compete in that space. We have Taxify now. “The Uber killer,” they have called it. Is that so? My Taxify Experience I am a regular Uber us
Zimbabwe: President Robert Mugabe Resigns from Office

Zimbabwe: President Robert Mugabe Resigns from Office

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Zimbabwe's first and longest serving president Robert Mugabe has resigned according to the parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda who made the announcement today. Robert Mugabe’s decision to resign came as a surprise to many Zimbabweans. People across the country including the law makers were in jubilation as the shocking news echoed far and wide. Mugabe said in his letter that, he resigned voluntary so as to allow a smooth transition of power. After serving for more than two decades and being one of the world’s oldest leaders, the 93year old finally called quits after last week’s military takeover and days of protests. It’s not yet been confirmed who will take over power as the letter from Mr. Mugabe didn’t specify so either. In relation to the constitution, the current vice-president, Phele
REVIEWS BY IAN PAUL: 2007 Toyota Mark X

REVIEWS BY IAN PAUL: 2007 Toyota Mark X

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From the passenger's seat: Everything that could go wrong last week, went wrong. My newly found love for bodaboda nearly cost me an arm. A woman in a white 2004 Toyota Spacio decided on top of her bonnet is where I belonged. She must have seen the E Class on the opposite lane and thought, "emblem on the hood? I think I need one too." The only way she could beat that Mercedes was to have something bigger. Something unique, something dramatic, and something that would definitely attract attention. She looked around, and picked me. Also Read: Why it Rains & Kampala Jams Thus she rammed into the bodaboda I was on, sending me flying onto her bonnet. And just like that, she'd won. The Mercedes was left looking like that friend that still uses an iPhone 4. A human hood emblem? Be
IBM Develops Most Powerful Quantum Computer

IBM Develops Most Powerful Quantum Computer

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IBM just took the Quantum computer race to another level with its new build making it the most powerful in the world. With competitors like Google and other tech firms investing in the same arena, IBM is not sitting back and waiting for someone else to beat them to it and has now developed a new powerful Quantum computer to prove its dominance. Dario Gil, who leads IBM's quantum computing and artificial intelligence research division, said Friday that the company's scientists have successfully built and measured a processor prototype with 50 quantum bits, known as qubits. Gil says it's the first time any company has built a quantum computer at this scale. Also read: Bill Gates to Build Smart City In Arizona Quantum computing, a technology that's still in its early phases, us
Bill Gates to Build Smart City In Arizona

Bill Gates to Build Smart City In Arizona

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An investment firm run by Bill Gates has put down $80 million to develop a planned community in Arizona. The 25,000 acres of land is about 45 minutes west of Phoenix, in an area called the West Valley. The community, which Gates wants to turn into a "smart city," will be named Belmont. "Belmont will create a forward-thinking community with a communication and infrastructure spine that embraces cutting-edge technology, designed around high-speed digital networks, data centers, new manufacturing technologies and distribution models, autonomous vehicles and autonomous logistics hubs," Belmont Partners, the Arizona real state investment company involved in the deal, said in a news release. The proposed freeway I-11, which would connect the Belmont area to Las Vegas, makes the land an i...
Google Flooding the Internet With Fake News

Google Flooding the Internet With Fake News

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It is unbecoming and very disappointing to be caught publishing false news over the internet or any other news platform like a newspaper, magazine or social media. For a search engine giant like Google, we wouldn't think they are also into such a bad reputable business of spreading false news of a tragic incident that happened over the weekend on Sunday. However, what really disappointed the masses was Google's response to the claims of it spreading fake news about the suicide gunman that attacked Texas. Being one of the biggest corporations in the world, we don't expect them to do something so low as promote false news of the Sunday Texas's murder-suicide gunman. The internet is filled with all sort of false news promoters ready to create whatever suits their needs and benefits ...
OCN Considers Voice for A Second Season

OCN Considers Voice for A Second Season

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Dramaland is most certainly taking a new twist as we have seen KBS announcing Mystery Queen will be getting a new season which has left OCN without a choice but renewal the good show for another season. Voice aired on OCN from January to March breaking the station's drama ratings. K-Drama fans out there will agree Voice was epic in every sense of the concept. Another multi-thriller season of Voice is so welcomed, since the story format it had gives the show room for more expansion. Lee Ha Na and Jang Hyuk will be keeping their roles as Voice profiler and police officer respectively at an Emergency Call Centre working on the same team as they try to solve and save victims of crime within the stipulated time known as "The Golden Time." It's brutal, violent and creepy scenes left a mark o...
Twitter Expands Character Limit To 280

Twitter Expands Character Limit To 280

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Twitter is no more the 140-character micro-blogging site. The company has officially extended the tweet character limit to 280. In September, when the company first announced it planned to increase the character limit, not everyone welcomed the decision. Users against extending the limit stated that lengthy tweets would fill up the timeline reducing readability. Others stated that Twitter is doing what no one asked for, and is shifting the focus from other serious issues such as cyber bullying and below-the-belt comments. Twitter, on the other hand, notes that the decision to increase the character limit would enable users to be more expressive. Read: Intel and AMD form Partnership “More space makes it easier for people to fit thoughts in a tweet, so they could say what they
Intel and AMD form Partnership

Intel and AMD form Partnership

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One of the world's biggest chip maker Intel has formed a partnership with rivals Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) to produce a computer chip that relies on both the Intel processor and an AMD graphics unit. If this isn't one of the biggest surprises this year then I don't know what is. Some see this partnership as a strategy to compete against their rival Nvidia which also manufactures graphics processing units. The new awaited chip by Intel and AMD is meant to be for light weight, thin and portable laptop designs but still aiming at gamers that desire powerful GPUS for an extensive gaming experience. This will mark a new beginning for Intel’s eighth-generation Intel Core line and AMD as it is the first partnership between the two chip giants. Read more: Apple and Samsung Are Gearing u
Apple and Samsung Are Gearing up for Another Court Battle

Apple and Samsung Are Gearing up for Another Court Battle

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Samsung and Apple haven't given up on their patent infringement court battle and there is a likely chance they may soon face each other again in court. In 2011, Apple began litigating against Samsung in patent infringement suits, while Apple and Motorola Mobility were already engaged in a patent war on several fronts. From that period on, this marked the beginning of a long patent war that has since seen Apple and Samsung fighing in over 19 ongoing cases in nine countries which later expanded to ten by October. Reports recently revealed by Foss Patents, suggests that two technology gaints still have unresolved issues that may see Apple fight to retain its $400 million that it won in the first trial unless the two companies decide to settle it outside the system. Read: Tecno Rel...