Traffic alerts are now available to Kenyans on Google Maps

Google Maps is a really handy feature from the search giant that enables you to navigate to some place or just know wherever you are. It has several features baked in like Navigation, various transport options, offline maps capability and also advising you on the traffic conditions.

Speaking of the Traffic conditions functionality, it has been there for a while now, but mostly in developed countries. In Africa, or specifically in Kenya, we've not had the functionality on Google Maps since we started using the service until we noticed something interesting on November last year.

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Huawei targets low and middle income earners with new devices

Mobile technology company Huawei has introduced three mid-level smart phones targeting low and middle-income earners, just a month after it launched its flagship device, Mate 8 targeting professionals.

During the launch Huawei Devices Kenya Country Manager Mark Hemaobin, said the company is keen on capturing all market segments by introducing devices that target low, middle and high-end customers in line with the changing consumer preferences.

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Safaricom to manage Kenya Power's fibre-optic network

Kenya Power is angling to connect 12,000 homes in Nairobi to the Internet through its fibre-optic network in a 12-month pilot stage that has already kicked off.

The firm has identified Safaricom as its partner in the project, and through its subsidiary Kenya Power International, the three signed a memorandum of understanding ushering in the project.

While Safaricom will invest in the fibre business and recover its investment through a lease agreement that is yet to be signed, Kenya Power will provide its vast infrastructure covering 4,000km in length of fibre-optic cable.

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Industry 4.0: When humans and robots go hand in hand

Amid concerns that the rise of industrial robots may soon render humans obsolete, Swiss automation giant ABBs latest innovation may help shine a new light on what the future will look like when humans and robots can work together as partners.

Since January, political and business circles alike have been abuzz with talk of the fourth industrial revolution - the chosen topic of this years World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting held in Davos, Switzerland - and how it will transform the global economy in the coming years.

This technological revolution, which has the potential to disrupt entire industries and change the way we work and live, will see a fusion of technologies blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres, says WEF founder and executive chairman Klaus Schwab.

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