Entries by Dr. Dennie Beach

From Expanded Home, Celebrating the Cultures of the African Diaspora

Follow Us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork When Marta Moreno Vega walked through the old firehouse, tattered pinups littered the floor, rats scurried along cracked walls, and parts of the Romanesque ceiling had fallen to the floor. But still she saw her dream: A space that could, once again, become an anchor in its East Harlem community. […]

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Nigeria: First Made-in-Nigeria Satellite to Be Launched By 2018 – Bulama

Follow Us on Twitter @GoAfricaNetwork Abuja — The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Abdu Bulama, said on Tuesday in Abuja that Nigeria would design, fabricate, test and launch its indigenous satellite by 2018. Bulama stated this when he inspected facilities at the Obasanjo Space Centre of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA). […]

ARM looks to rev up cars, fridges with new embedded-chip design

Follow us Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork With everything from refrigerators to thermostats to cars becoming more connected and complex, ARM unveils a chip with twice the processing power of its current champ. Your washing machine is getting brainier. Appliances and cars are gaining more intricate touchscreen displays, adding detailed controls and connecting to the Internet. Those features need […]

With Talko App, Ray Ozzie Creates a Permanent Voice

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork f you want to really change the world, Ray Ozzie has concluded, change the conversation. In this case, change it into a medium in which wireless speech becomes a durable, searchable part of the computer world. Mr. Ozzie, a well-regarded software engineer who in 2010 resigned as Microsoft’s chief software architect, […]

Dataminr Scours Social Media for Hot News Tips

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork Earlier this year, several producers at CNN received an alert from a new digital news gathering tool that they were testing: A teenager in Los Angeles had posted a tweet saying that the pop music heartthrob Justin Bieber had been arrested. CNN’s Los Angeles bureau followed up on the tip by […]

Making Innovation: Breakthrough Factories

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork The hubs of advanced manufacturing will be the economic drivers of the future because innovation increasingly depends on production expertise. Visitors to the Crosspointe Rolls-Royce facility in Prince George County, Virginia, have to don safety glasses and steel-tipped shoes, just as they would at any traditional factory. But then things […]

Google to encrypt data on new version of Android by default

Follow us on Twitter @GoAfricaNetwork Encryption has been optional since 2011, but Android L, due out later this year, will include activation procedures for automatic encryption. The next version of Android will for the first time encrypt data by default, Google confirmed Thursday, preventing both thieves and law enforcement officials from gaining access to personal information […]

Nigeria: Jumia unveils same day delivery service

Follows us on Twitter @GoAfricaNetwork Jumia has introduced a same day delivery to its customers in Lagos, exactly two years after its major competitor, Konga, introduced a similar service in the country. According to Nicolas Martin, Jumia’s Managing Director, the online retailer’s goal is set to give customers the best online retail experience with its express service […]