There’s an app for what?! – Icelandic communities use technology to prevent themselves sleeping with their relatives

What good is technology if it doesn’t help you to live your life more efficiently?  This is a question answered to humorous effect when a new app designed to help stop Icelandic part-goers from sleeping with their cousins was unveiled recently. The app created by IT engineers, Freyr Aðalsteinsson, Hákon Þrastar Björnsson and Alexeander Annas …

First National Bank takes tech seriously in a bid to beat the competition

Major South African bank, First National Bank (FNB) is leading the home-grown technology race with a successful App, a prominent on-line presence and  cashless dotFNB branches. Farren Roper, Head of FNB Connect ISP and Business Operations spoke to News24 about the company’s aggressive approach to on-line and how they are changing the face of South African …

The popular Facebook page with a focus on science belongs to…a woman, gasp

The Facebook page, ‘I f***king love science’ has climbed the rungs of popularity and found itself with 4.5 million followers since its inception just over a year ago.  Although founder Elise Andrew made no attempts (and rightly so) to disguise her gender, those who were unaware she was of the fairer sex were dumbfounded once they discovered. The …

Profile of a teenage tech millionaire – Nick D’Aloisio sells Summly app to Yahoo! for £20 million

Having just bagged a monstrous amount of money after selling his Summly app, 17-year old Nick D’Aloisio explains that although his bank balance has changed, he remains the same. The Summly app summaries web articles of all kinds into three concise paragraphs for easier reading whether studying, catching up on news or just browsing through general interest …

Tablet technology adapted for the blind

We’ve already seen countless examples of how technology, particularly cheaper hybrids like tablets, have helped healthcare and business for the under-resourced developing world.  Now there’s much promise for visually-impaired people to unlock the assistance of the world of technology that was previously unavailable to them. Bloomberg Business Week recently covered a story detailing intensive iPad training for teaching blind students, undertaken by a …