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Well regulated mobile technology can improve healthcare in Nigeria

Lack of technology infrastructure is a one of the barriers to mobile healthcare in Nigeria. The participation of the private sector has made it imperative to have clear-cut policies to protect the public as users of mobile consulting services.

There is an urgent need for customized blended learning in South Africa

Due to restricted resources and infrastructure, few schools across Africa have been able to adopt online learning as a result of the lockdown.

Algorithms are only as good as the people who make them

Artificial Intelligence is not foolproof. Algorithmic decision-making is the civil rights issue of the 21st century.

The role social media plays during a pandemic like COVID-19

The community networks that social platforms host go much deeper than the technology. They have enabled a shift in the way we communicate with each other – especially in a crisis.

There is a lack of women in cybersecurity

Women are underrepresented in technology fields, but especially so in cybersecurity. It's not just a matter of fairness. Women are better than men at key aspects of keeping the internet safe.

Streamed music is driving the comeback of vinyl

A story of predators and prey – and is not unique to the music industry. Once the appearance of new technology leads to the extinction of the previous one, it can be interesting to look at what existed before.

Science fiction books build mental resilience in young readers

According to research, science fiction provides more than escapism for young readers., including mental resilience.