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Econet’s Augmented Reality Treasure Hunt: Fun But Rough Around The Edges

Econet’s Yo Play Treasure Hunt is a pretty intriguing way to giveaway prizes. Whilst I won’t get ahead of myself and call it the most interactive giveaway we’ve seen locally, from a tech perspective it can be argued to be exactly that. The idea of using just your smartphone and a web browser to go […]


[Updated] Econet Launching Augmented Reality Treasure Hunt On 12 February

Econet has just announced that from 12 February, subscribers will be able to take part in an Augmented Reality (AR) treasure hunt. Those of you who follow tech trends may know Pokemon Go the extremely popular AR game that drove a large part of the world crazy a few years ago and that’s what I […]


Wanna Kicks Is An AR App That Lets You Try On Sneakers

There are things that are certain in life. The sun rises from the east. We drink to quench our thirst and smart rinotangira kutsoka. Don’t ask me why that’s the case – I don’t make the rules. Whilst the first two certainties I mentioned don’t need much mulling over, the third one requires that you […]


Local Artists To Host Free Digital Painting & Augmented Reality Workshop

You probably haven’t heard of Wada Collective but this group of artists is doing seriously cool things in the world of art and after attending one of their Augmented Reality artist talks earlier today I was left in awe. Basically, Wada collective is a group of Zimbabweans artists focused on bringing forward art in new […]


Microsoft To Build Development Centres In Africa Over The Next 5 Years

Microsoft has shared their plans to construct development centres at a cost of more than 100 million in the next half-decade. The development centres in Africa are supposed to work with Microsoft’s local partners and government. Microsoft also hopes to hire engineers from these centres. The initial sites for the development centres will be in […]


Amazing, Facebook Now Lets You Post 3D Photos

Facebook just began rolling out support for its 3D photos, which make portrait mode images look much more realistic. The technology behind 3D photos captures the distance between the subject in the foreground and the background to come up with interactive images when you twist and turn your phone. How to turn your photo into a […]


Facebook Has Come Up With A Cool New Video Calling Device

Facebook has just unveiled its first-ever Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered smart video chat devices, Portal and Portal+. These devices can display photos and videos posted by friends on Facebook and are made for AI-enhanced video calls with Facebook Messenger, an app with 1.3 billion monthly active users. The devices will be able to speak with Amazon’s Alexa […]


You Can Now Add “Cartoons” In Videos Thanks To Google

Google has followed in the footsteps of Facebook in adding an augmented reality mode in its Motion Stills application. Motion Stills is an app that enables you to take short videos and transform them into GIFs and fast-forward videos with an advanced stabilization feature. The app is basically a GIF camera with fancy software tricks. In the default […]