Victoria Falls residents receive Fibre to the Home courtesy of Liquid

April 16th, 2015

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ZOL Fibroniks is now looking beyond Harare. According to a press release from the Liquid Telecom website, (Liquid is the fibre infrastructure concern that owns the Internet Service Provider ZOL Zimbabwe), work has already started to introduce a Fibre to the Home service in the resort town of Victoria Falls. Liquid Telecom has already laid fibre rings […]

The Shona Language: Is it marginalised or just dying?

April 16th, 2015

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Many people do not know this but Shona is the most spoken L1 Bantu Language; that is as a first language. According to Wikipedia, there are over 535 Bantu Languages spoken from Cameroon, Southeast Africa, Central African countries like the Congo as well as Southern Africa. If these are grouped according to mutually intelligible languages […]

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I still think the Apple smart watch is a dumb idea

April 15th, 2015

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Gone are the days when good old Stevie, God bless his soul, made sure that Apple was one of the leading innovators in the technology industry. I mean long before Windows became a thing and when most people reading this and I had yet become zygotes it was Apple who led the way with their […]

An opinion on the “Corporate rot” at Econet Wireless Zimbabwe

April 15th, 2015

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Today when I came upon a NewZimbabwe article with the title “The corporate rot Econet is hiding” I thought I had stumbled onto a typical “I hate Econet” piece. There’s enough supply of those on the internet and usually they are just emotional anti-capitalist outbursts that lack any intelligent engagement on the issue – so I’ve stopped reading them. […]

The realities of porn in a digital world: What should be done in Zim?

April 14th, 2015

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Yesterday,the news coming out of the United Kingdom  was that revenge porn had been officially classified as a crime with legislation passed that can see offenders who break this new law face up to 2 years in prison. Revenge porn is when an ex lover shares any sexually explicit content with your image (pictures, videos) […]

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Is your startup ready for DEMO Africa 2015?

April 13th, 2015

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There are only 48 days left until the window for the applications for DEMO Africa 2015 closes. That deadline might not raise any concerns or mean anything for most people, but for African tech startups looking for the kind of springboard this showcase offers, then being ready on or before 31 May 2015 is a big […]

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The “New TelOne” Fibre and WiFi Hotspot launch in pictures

April 10th, 2015

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TelOne is now offering Fibre to the Home and WiFi Hotspots. That’s been a big part of the news from TelOne from yesterday, but it’s also worth noting that the telecoms operator also changed its logo and has introduced a new look. All this was delivered at a colourful event held in Harare last night. […]

Here’s an opportunity to learn the Arduino at workshops to be held in Harare

April 10th, 2015

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If, like me, you’re curious to play with devices like Ardiuno and Raspberry Pi so you can do some DIY robotic stuff during your free – or even make it career – you will love to know that there’s someone offering Arduino workshops right here in Harare. The workshops are provided by Maspaka, an electronics company in Harare that also does those […]

News agency, The Source, fails to get Econet case referred to Con court

April 9th, 2015

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The Herald reports that Reuters affiliated online news agency, The Source, this week failed to have their case referred to the Constitutional Court. The referral case was heard by Justice Joseph Musakwa (the same judge that granted an order to have them raided by Econet) and refused to do so on the basis that The Source undermined the authority […]

TelOne to launch new identity, citywide WiFi and Fibre packages tomorrow

April 8th, 2015

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Any 2015 conversation around ADSL technology always has the same undertone. A lot of people, learned or otherwise, think the tech belongs to the 1980s.  To be honest, in the face of rapidly changing communications standards and delivery options it’s hard to bring up colonial copper cabling solutions which just don’t sound sexy. This is […]

Nigerian High Court stops MultiChoice from raising DStv subscription fees

April 8th, 2015

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Here’s something that ought to warm the hearts of everyone who looks at MultiChoice and thinks Monopoly. News coming out of Nigeria (sorry, its not Zimbabwe) is that a Justice in a federal High Court granted an order of interim injunction restraining MultiChoice from enforcing its increase on DStv bouquet prices that was supposed to take […]

Why I would pay a fortune for One Program to run on them all

April 7th, 2015

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One of the advantages that was and is still given for Cloud Computing is that it allows home and business computer users to operate freely without the need to be that aware of the technical details or even the name of the operating system they are running. The theory goes that all the user would […]

Powertel reintroduces unlimited internet

April 2nd, 2015

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Remember how local Internet Service Provider, Powertel, made the biggest pricing mistake in telecoms last year when it scrapped its superstar unlimited package and opted to introduce a usage-based system instead. Well, the ISP seems to be fighting for customers’ attention with its new unlimited package. Before you get excited, there’s a bit of a caveat […]