• 8 months Phlenu Business App: Amplifying businesses reach in Ghana StarrFM -Tech
    Many businesses suffer from the issue of exposure, as they struggle to reach a wide enough audience to inspire real growth. Even if your store is located in a vibrant, buzzing community hub, you rely solely on passing trade from commuters on their daily journey. These kinds of companies only have a reach of 20 kilometres or so, which is exactly where Phlenu Business comes into play. Phlenu is specifically designed to expand business horizons and to bring a new service to those who need it most. Its marketplace is specifically designed to increase the purchasing power and opportunities of ... more
  • 8 months Hyundai shows off ‘walking car’ at CES StarrFM -Tech
    Hyundai has shown off a small model of a car it says can activate robotic legs to walk at 3mph (5km/h) over rough terrain. Also able to climb a 5ft (1.5m) wall and jump a 5ft gap, the Hyundai Elevate could be useful for emergency rescues following natural disasters, it said. It was part of a project exploring “beyond the range of wheels”, it added. The concept has been in development for three years and was unveiled at the CES technology fair in Las Vegas. “When a tsunami or earthquake hits, current rescue vehicles can only deliver first responders to ... more
  • 9 months Net’s founding father Dr Larry Roberts dies aged 81 StarrFM -Tech
    American scientist Larry Roberts who helped design and build the forerunner of the internet has died aged 81. In the late 1960s, he ran the part of the US Advanced Research Projects Agency (Arpa) given the job of creating a computer network called Arpanet. He also recruited engineers to build and test the hardware and software required to get the system running. Arpanet pioneered technologies underpinning the internet that are still used today. Data design Dr Roberts is recognised as one of the four founding fathers of the internet along with Bob Kahn, Vint Cerf and Len Kleinrock. The son ... more
  • 9 months Vodafone Ghana pays $30m for NCA spectrum StarrFM -Tech
    Vodafone Ghana has won one lot of 2x5MHz frequency spectrum block in the 800 MHz Band for mobile services, the National Communications Authority has announced. It follows a “successful financial negotiations,” the NCA said in a statement on Wednesday December 26, 2018. “This is the result of the process which begun in September, 2018 when the NCA published a Request for Applications (RFA) and made available three lots of 2x5MHz in the 800MHz band,” the statement added. Two companies submitted applications, with Vodafone emerging as the only successful applicant. “Vodafone Ghana, thus, has been provisionally awarded one lot of 2×5 ... more
  • 9 months How are you planning to tell your Christmas stories? StarrFM -Tech
    With only a few days to Christmas, every fun-loving person would be thinking of all the events to attend and the amazing places to be with loved ones. Attending holiday events are as exciting as capturing the moments on your phone to later share with family, friends and colleagues. One phone you can rely on to share all those holiday stories is the Nokia 6.1 Plus. Recently launched in Ghana, the Nokia 6.1 Plus is a stunning, contemporary smartphone with an immersive, all-screen design. From livestreaming this year’s #D2R concert to capturing those “lit” moments at Afrochella, or attending the ... more
  • 9 months Meet Joshua : The guy whose App allows you to control your home gadgets from town StarrFM -Tech
    Joshua Otoo, a young entrepreneur has created a mobile application that allows users to control their home appliances remotely on their smart devices called “the Smart Home System”. The Smart home system is a system which allows a house owner or business to control their lighting systems, electrical appliances from wherever they are, using their smart phone. They can also monitor the temperature, humidity, detect smokes, detect intrusions, gas leakages and the power consumption of every electrical appliances in the house or offices wherever they are, on their phone. Speaking to Starr FM Online, Mr Otoo explained “so let’s say ... more
  • 9 months HQ Trivia and Vine co-founder Colin Kroll dead at 34 StarrFM -Tech
    The co-founder of the popular app HQ Trivia, Colin Kroll, has been found dead in his apartment in New York at the age of 34. The CEO, who also co-founded the video platform Vine, was found by police after his girlfriend reportedly asked them to check on him. An HQ spokesperson confirmed the death “with deep sadness”. HQ Trivia, a live trivia game on mobiles, became hugely popular, although its appeal waned this year. Officers of the New York Police Department went to Mr Kroll’s flat in Manhattan to carry out a welfare check and found his body along with ... more
  • 9 months Renowned Tech Blogger Quick Vue reviews the HUAWEI Y9 StarrFM -Tech
    It’s that time of the year when consumers have shopping on their minds. The need for something new and different for oneself and for family and friends that also delivers great value for money. When it comes to getting great advice for the choice technology products, there are many sources of advice but it’s important to get it from trustworthy and experienced sources. Quick Vue is a renowned for objective and reliable one. After unboxing and testing the features of the spanking new handset, Quick Vue is convinced this is the best value for money mid-range smartphone ever. Combining the ... more
  • 9 months Nokia 5.1 Plus – super fast performance and powerful AI made accessible StarrFM -Tech
    HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announced the Nokia 5.1 Plus. With impressive processing power, the Nokia 5.1 Plus delivers a great gaming performance and AI imaging features in an accessible, stylish package. Combined with its contemporary design and quality build, the Nokia 5.1 Plus is sure to offer a unique and accessible experience to all fans around the world. Joseph Umunakwe, General Manager at HMD Global, West, East and Central Africa, said:“With Nokia 5.1 Plus we wanted to bring exciting gaming and entertainment experiences closer to a wider group of Ghanaians. Our vision was to deliver performance, ... more
  • 10 months Ghana Mobile Congress to tackle employment challenges – Edmund Aboagye Safo StarrFM -Tech
    The 2018 Ghana Mobile Congress will address the unemployment challenges facing Ghana, Foundation Leader of BizGroNet, Edmund Aboagye Safo has declared. Edmund Aboaye Safo explained that mobile phones, the internet and technology are other means of employment, aside industrialization which should be explored. He maintained that the Ghana Mobile Congress would enhance the transformation of Ghana into an employment hub to connect to other African countries in a bid to reduce the surging rate of joblessness. “The main challenge being faced by Africa and Ghana is unemployment. And people are looking at industrialization and other aspects but we thought it ... more