Connect with us

Tech

Kim Kardashian’s Clothes Shazam (Screenshop™)

Published

on

I guess it’s a goodbye to the days of having to manually browse the internet about where to get or steal a celebrities’ style. Well, Kim Kardashian with a team of people created the fashion app that’s like Shazam for clothes called the ScreenShop™.

ScreenShop boasts patent-pending technology that instantly scans screenshots taken from any app or website on your phone, convening them to similar, shoppable items at a variety of price points. This app was created and launched in November 7th, 2017.

“The fact that you can screenshot anything and instantly have a digital fashion store where you can buy the entire outfit basically, or similar to, is really groundbreaking.” Kim K. she said in an interview, sounding like a seasoned entrepreneur.

According to her the company have partnered with roughly 460 brands to help users find the perfect match, and these brands range from ASOS, Boohoo, Kanye West’s Yezzy’s brand, For ever 21 just to name a few.

Screenshop

Screenshop

Screenshop

Screenshop

Tech

Top 100: Tech In Ghana

Published

on

LONDON, England, 15th November 2018 – Akosua Annobil, founder of the Tech in Ghana Conference and AB2020 (AfricaBusiness2020.com) has been announced as one of the top 100 most influential Black, Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) leaders in the UK tech sector.

The list, compiled by the Financial Times (FT) and board appointments firm Inclusive Boards, was released this week (14th November) at the House of Commons in London as part of the official launch of a new membership body; Inclusive Tech Alliance (ITA).

This is the first time the FT and Inclusive Boards have published a Top 100 list of black and minority ethnic leaders in technology. Those featured include senior leaders from Facebook, LinkedIn, IBM, Twitter and financial services firm EY.

Founder of the ITA, Samuel Kasumu, who is also a member of the UK Prime Minister’s Race Disparity Advisory Board said: ‘Technology is increasingly playing an important role in driving our economy and there is a great need to ensure that everyone can fully participate in the jobs and opportunities technology brings.

‘Akosua and others featured in this list are role models that will inspire the next generation, and hopefully help to improve diversity within the sector.’

The Top 100 list was revealed just two weeks before the Tech in Ghana Conference returns to Africa for its second Ghana-based event on 27th and 28th November at the Accra Digital Centre.

Akosua founded AB2020, a communications company focused on connecting Africa’s dynamic, global business community, in 2015. The following year, she conceived Tech in Ghana, held twice yearly in London and Accra, and the event was officially launched by the UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Ghana Adam Afriyie in February 2017.

The platform has since featured over 150 tech companies and startups, and key industry and government speakers. Akosua says: ‘The objective of Tech in Ghana is to showcase the innovation taking place throughout the country; and that includes all players and participants in the ecosystem, irrespective of the location where they’re based because ultimately; a diverse network is a strong network.

‘I’m humbled and grateful to be included in the UK’s Top 100 Black and Minority Ethnic Leaders in Technology list. I have no doubt the tech sector will continue to be a catalyst for inclusion across the world.

Operating under the theme Local Focus, Global Reach, the upcoming Tech in Ghana Conference will focus on new areas such as businesses scaling internationally, digital growth outside of Accra, and tech’s impact on entertainment.

Guest speakers over the two days include representatives from MTN, KudiGo, Stanbic Bank, IROKO, Ecobank, Farmerline, Dext Technologies, Developers in Vogue, TROTRO Tractor, iSpace, eCampus, GSMA Intelligence, BlueSPACE AFRICA and many more.

Akosua adds: ’In addition to our usual mandate of bringing key players and influencers together to collaborate and share knowledge, this year’s event will also focus on the increasing amount of activity and entrepreneurship taking place outside of Ghana’s capital Accra.

‘Tech in Ghana is tailored for those who are interested in networking, finding new customers, and keeping up-to-date with the latest trends and opportunities in the country.’

Limited tickets are currently available via TechInGhanaConference.com or EgoTickets.com

Akosua Annobil

Editor’s Notes

– For more information on Tech in Ghana: email [email protected]

– For more information about the Inclusive Tech Alliance: contact Asha Tharoor – [email protected]

– See full list of the UK’s Top 100 Black and Minority Ethnic Leaders in Technology here – https://www.ft.com/content/54a7e6c4-dddb-11e8-9f04-38d397e6661c

Continue Reading

Tech

Big Screen And Selfie-lovers Meet The Huawei Y9 2019

Published

on

Both trendsetters and futurists agree that photography and social media are the biggest drivers of smartphone user growth. For big screen and selfie lovers, a good smartphone is the one that makes you see beyond the edges of your phone and make you love to see yourself in photos that exceed expectation.

The Huawei Y9 2019 packs a bigger 6.5 inch display with 9.5:9 aspect ratio and 1080p resolution. The big display is bright and with a striking sunlight clarity. A notched 6.5-inch HUAWEI Full View Display with 3D curved design gives you a comfortable grip and enjoyable viewing experience.

Users can create different effects with the AI 3D lighting such as soft lighting, stage lighting, butterfly lighting and split lighting, to name a few, all with the beautifying algorithm.

These upgraded integrations allow consumers to take landscape pictures and produce studio-quality portraits and selfies in seconds, at a professional level regardless of where they are or the setting surrounding them.

The phone has 6GB of RAM. Your apps run smoothly without any lagging issues. You can save a lot of files and install lots of apps without worrying about running out of space. The Huawei Y9 2019 supports additional storage (up to 400GB) via a memory card.

This new smartphone supports an intensified AI Power 7.0 for comprehensive power-saving technology. It notifies users when power-intensive apps are detected and restricts unnecessary auto-launch, and uses targeted power saving measures.

All the above are adequately powered by battery with 4,000mAh, providing 42 hours of call, or 7.6 hours of video, or 10 hours of gaming, bringing users a longer enjoyment experience with long-lasting endurance. It’s also able to adjust screen resolution to help save power.

Huawei Y9 2019 was officially out-doored in Ghana the 8th November, 2018 and is currently available in all leading phone shops nationwide.

Continue Reading

Tech

Mark Zuckerberg Ordered All Facebook Executives To Use Android Phones

Published

on

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ordered his management team to only use Android phones, given that the operating system has more total users worldwide. According to The New York Times, the decision reportedly occurred after Apple CEO Tim Cook criticized Facebook in an MSNBC interview for being a service that traffics “in your personal life.”

In those comments made back in March, Cook dismissed a question asking him what he would do if he were in Zuckerberg’s shoes dealing with the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica scandal by saying, “I wouldn’t be in this situation.” Zuckerberg soon after retorted in an interview with Recode that he found Cook’s comments to be “extremely glib,” and that “I think it’s important that we don’t all get Stockholm syndrome and let the companies that work hard to charge you more convince you that they actually care more about you. Because that sounds ridiculous to me.”

While it’s not clear how Cook’s aggressive comments directly provoked Zuckerberg into issuing his Android-only order, it’s still a rational decision to make Americans use Android. Android is the dominant operating system in many regions outside of the US, including South America, Europe, Russia, South Asia, and parts of the Middle East.

It’s also a good business decision. Other tech companies like Snap have strongly encouraged workers to use Android phones. US tech workers tend to use these phones less, which creates a blind spot when working on the apps. Android and iOS have real differences that could impact app development and user experiences.

That said, we checked Twitter activity from several Facebook executives, including blockchain lead David Marcus and VP of AR and VR Andrew “Boz” Bosworth, all of whom are still shown to be using iPhones, so it’s possible Zuckerberg’s order wasn’t fully enforced or that these people all use iPhones in their personal lives.

Continue Reading

Tech

The Nokia 106 Feature Phone Has A 1.8-inch Screen That’s Perfect For Snake

Published

on

HMD Global has announced the Nokia 106, an affordable feature phone destined for the global market. The 106 has a 1.8-inch, 160×120 display that’s a perfect match for the built-in Snake game. (You’ll have to pay for others, though demos are included.) The phone can store up to 2000 contacts, and retain up to 500 SMS messages. Yes, these are the highlights advertised for a device like this.

HMD says the battery lasts “from sunrise to sunset with one charge,” which is something I’d honestly expect from a feature phone. That all-day battery life — 15.7 hours, to be specific — is for active use; the battery “lasts weeks” on standby. That’s 21.9 days, according to the spec sheet. If you want to use this thing solely as an FM radio, it’ll keep cranking out the tunes, ads, and talk radio for up to 36 hours.

The Nokia 106 runs Nokia’s Series 30+ software, is powered by a MTK 6261D CPU, has 4 megabytes of storage, and 4 megabytes of RAM. It weighs just over 70 grams with the 800mAh battery inside and comes with a Micro USB charger. And there’s a headphone jack on this sucker, too. Separately, HMD is also releasing two new colors — dark blue and light gray — of the Nokia 230, another of its feature phones. Both devices are available beginning today, though price varies by region.

Source: The Verge

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2018 George Britton