Over the breadth of 2 months, a reporter at Newsweek tried to connect the foundations of Bitcoin to one particular face. The original specifications for the Bitcoin system were published in 2009 under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. Someone at Newsweek latched on to that name and the fact that Bitcoin draws from mathematical and computer science concepts. The chase...

Nokia’s first Android device, the Nokia X is now official in India, one of the key target markets of the device which looks forward to introducing the low end user to Microsoft’s suit of app and services and eventually suck them into the Microsoft ecosystem by using the free Android Open Source Project (AOSP) code which gives it access to a wider selection...

In Kenya we’ve had the Galaxy S III Lite, a severely watered down version of the Galaxy S III mini that has nothing to do with the Galaxy S III branding save for laying a claim no one but its manufacturer can justify. In the Netherlands, Samsung is unveiling yet another member of its successful and popular Galaxy line of Android smartphones, the Galaxy S III...

Last year, Panasonic bowed out of the smartphone market. We thought that we had heard the last of them but that is seemingly not the case. The Japanese company is still making some efforts as far as smartphones go and has a new dual-SIM smartphone set for release in the Indian market at just Rs 11,990 (around $196). Here are the specs of the Panasonic P31: Display: 5-inch...

Samsung Electronics East Africa Office now has two extra feathers in it’s cap. Two of the leaders got promoted and starting this month they wear the big titles in the region. Previously heading several countries in the Eastern Africa region, both Robert Ngeru, Chief Commercial Officer Samsung Electronics East Africa and Manoj Changarampatt, HHP Business Lead...

Oppo’s latest flagship, the Find 7 is just over a week away from being shown off to the world at an event on the 19th. That won’t stop it from leaking though. The device showed up at design awards website Red Dot a few hours ago and apart from most of the expected specs being clear, the one iconic thing after that Quad HD display, the rumoured 50 megapixel...

There’s nothing that cannot happen in the droidsphere. Perhaps you know this so well from what has happened in the past. From ripping off the exclusive Dropbox apps in devices with agreements to give the end user extra storage to porting something the engineers at Nokia had worked for a while as an exclusive experience for their first Android device to porting...

Elegant, simple, no intrusive ads. Those are the first impressions of Samsung’s new streaming radio service according to those who’ve given it a go. Milk Music. It is being compared to Apple’s iTunes Radio, Spotify and Pandora, radio streaming services that are already very popular. You can throw in Rdio into that list as well. Google recently brought...

Windows 8.1 updates weren’t supposed to reach the market until April. Somehow, as the links to these updates were passed on to Microsoft’s manufacturing division, they were leaked to the rest of the internet. A forum posting described a how the updates could be applied to your system after a few registry edits. The original links were also discovered...

A data breach at South Korea’s KT corp allowed hackers to access data from 12 million customers. Details accessed in the leak include bank account information, names and registration numbers. The operation had gone ahead undetected for a whole year with 300,000 records accessed each day. South Korea’s telecoms ministry is now investigating the data breach....

Jamie Edwards, a young British student, is now the youngest person who has built a nuclear fusion reactor. The 13-year-old made a convincing argument to his headmaster at Penwortham Priory Academy who ended up giving £3,000 worth of funding to the project. This was after Jamie assured him there was little probability that the school would be wiped out by an explosion. “I was a bit stunned and...

Privacy Lawyers in the US have asked the US trade regulator, Federal Trade Commission, to halt Facebook $19 billion acquisition of Whatsapp. Filing the complaint yesterday, the Privacy lawyers stated there is no clear understanding of how Facebook intends to use the personal data of  450 million Whatsapp users. Facebook has responded saying Whatsapp will remain an...

Huawei promised to update its flagship smartphone to KitKat in January. That never happened and two months later the device is still stuck on good old Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. It never made the jump to Android 4.3 and it won’t as the company chose to focus on the more sensible KitKat update. That update has arrived OTA to users of the device in its home market...

There has been widespread speculation as to whether Samsung will extend its support for its flagship devices launched in the year 2012 i.e the Galaxy S III and the Galaxy Note II and others launched as late as the period between March and May 2013 like the Galaxy S4 mini and the monstrous Galaxy Mega. Making the cut is the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, Samsung’s tablet...

Got some spare cash? Here’s what Forbes Billionaires Tech Founders are doing with their money: investing in electric scooters. The $1.1 billion worth and Chairman of Zynga, Mark Pincus and  $1.29 billion worth Kim Jung-Ju are pooling funds to bring the Lit Motors Prototype C 1 motorcycle to reality. Both billionaires make their money from online games. Introducing,...

On Tuesday, the Saïd Business School in the UK hosted Steve Ballmer. The former Microsoft CEO pointed out that if he had to do it all over again, he would consider mobile platforms in a serious light. The main reason for acquiring Nokia’s mobile division is that Microsoft wants to remedy this problem. And with Windows Phone now reported as the fastest growing...

U.S. government is crying foul after Sprint Corp overcharged them by $21 million for wiretapping contracts. Uncle Sam has taken the telecom operator to court over a disagreement about the price tag set on snooping jobs requested by law enforcement agencies. This is a routine request made to telecom operators to facilitate wiretaps backed by court orders. Companies...

The quote reigning supreme today is “No matter what road you are walking on right now, your dreams are valid.” Forget that for a minute and consider the journey walked by most successful tech founders of our time. Here’s what they have to say: Biz Stone, Co-founder Twitter: “Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make...

Jan Koum and Brian Acton, the co-founders of WhatsApp, made Forbes’ annual billionaires’ list with few moments to spare after Facebook offered a total of $19 billion to buy the company. The deal, if completed, will give Koum a fortune of $6.8 billion, according to Forbes. Acton will be worth at least $3 billion. The two were the subject of a very well-timed...

Almost half of Kenya’s mobile users i.e 49% use Whatsapp as their key messaging tool, a worldwide poll by Jana Mobile reveals. The poll released on 21 February 2014, indicates Nigeria has 45% and South Africa 72% of their mobile users using Whatsapp. The poll was conducted in nine countries including Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Philippines, India, Vietnam, South...

“True octa-core” is the label for MediaTek’s MT6595 chipsets since all 8 cores can run at the same time. Samsung also had a similar offering (Exynos with four A15 cores and four A7 cores) although the chip was never utilized in full at any one time. The original release of the MT6595 integrated eight Cortex A7 cores and upon ARM’s announcement...