Pixel 6 2021

Pixel 6 2021 Came With Big Screens, Big Ambitions, And Small Prices

 After Google has finally given its latest Pixel 6 2021 a formal unveiling after countless leaks, public teases, and months of anticipation. The new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are the latest high-end phones from a firm that hasn’t had much success in the high-end phone market in the past. Both are available for preorder beginning today, October 19th, and shipping will begin on October 28th. All major US carriers, as well as shops such as the Google Store, Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart, Costco, and others, will sell the phones, according to Google.

There’s a lot to talk about with the new Pixels, but the most important thing to know is that they’re $599 and $899. Those are the starting costs for both the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. That pricing is competitive when compared to equivalent iPhones, Samsung phones, or even OnePlus phones, especially when you consider that both base versions come with 128GB of storage. (The 6 can have up to 256GB of storage, while the 6 Pro can have up to 512GB.)

Pixel 6 2021

The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro mark a fresh drive by Google to build phones that are competitive with the finest from Apple and Samsung, but these prices are just lower than the competition. Many people may be attracted to the Pixels since, at the end of the day, they are less expensive.

Another notable feature of the Pixels is their new CPU, a custom-designed ARM SoC (System on a Chip) dubbed Tensor by Google. Google claims it can compete with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888, which is found in almost every other high-end Android phone on the market right now.

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With this CPU, there’s a lot going on. The most important feature is that the chip includes a proprietary TPU (Tensor Processing Unit) for AI as well as numerous major processing pipelines. There are also two high-power application cores, two mid-range application cores, four low-power application cores, a dedicated security coprocessor, a private computation core, and an image processing core. The Pixel 6 comes with 8GB of RAM, while the Pixel 6 Pro has 12GB.

WITH GOOGLE’S NEW TENSOR PROCESSOR, THERE’S A LOT GOING ON.

Pixel 6 2021

The latest Pixel phones look different than previous Pixel phones. Despite the fact that they share a design language, it isn’t particularly connected to the Pixel 5 or the Pixel 4 that came before it. Instead, these are more flamboyant, shinier phones, with polished metal frames (on the 6 Pro) and gleaming glass backs (on both). Each phone is available in three colors, however, the Pixel 6 Pro colors are more “professional” (read: boring), whilst the normal Pixel 6 2021 colors are plainly more fun.

We can’t quite put our finger on how we feel about the new designs, but they do have an undeniably generic vibe to them. These might be phones from Samsung, TCL, OnePlus, Oppo, or any of a number of other Chinese OEMs if the G logo is removed from the back. Prior Pixel phones were panned for having a bland design that resembled a reference design, yet they all had a Google-like style. We’re not sure if the new models have it or not.

Pixel 6 2021

By the way, according to Google’s guidelines for reviewers and influencers, we can now talk about hardware impressions and specs but not about software, performance, or image quality. It’s designed to give you hands-on experience; rest assured, we’ll have a lot more to say about it in the entire review.

The back camera housing is the most noticeable feature on the iPhone 6 and 6 Pro. It’s an enormous protuberance that spans the entire width of the phone and houses two (Pixel 6) or three (6 Pro) cameras and related sensors.

I call it a ledge; you might call it a shelf; Google seems to refer to it as a “bar,” but it’s an enormous protuberance that spans the entire width of the phone and houses two (Pixel 6) or three (6 Pro) cameras and related sensors in it. The bar is large, but unlike camera housings in the upper corner found on iPhones and Samsung phones, it does not cause the Pixel 6 or 6 Pro to sway when placed on its side. A case will very certainly assist in reducing the size.

A CAMERA UPGRADE YEARS IN THE MAKING

Pixel 6 2021

Because, as is customary with Pixel phones, the camera is one of the most essential features of these new models, that back camera housing is quite noticeable. After four generations of using the same camera sensor, Google has finally moved to a new one. Both phones have a 50-megapixel primary sensor with a 12.5-megapixel output hardcoded. It’s a significantly larger sensor than Google has used before — physically larger than even the iPhone 13 Pro’s new camera sensor — with 1.2 million pixels and an optically stabilized lens with an f/1.85 aperture. It captures 150 percent more light than the Pixel 5’s camera, according to Google. A 12-megapixel ultrawide camera with a 114-degree field of view, f/2.2 lens, and 1.25m pixels sits next to it.

You get a 4x telephoto camera on the Pixel 6 Pro, which isn’t available on the ordinary Pixel 6 2021. This camera boasts 48 megapixels (which may also be binned down to 12-megapixel output) with an f/3.5 aperture lens. 4x is slightly more reach than the iPhone 13 Pro’s 3x telephoto lens, but not nearly as far as Samsung’s 10x lens, which has been included on its high-end phones (not to mention the even longer lenses companies like Xiaomi and Huawei have deployed recently).

The front cameras are also different across the versions, with the Pixel 6 having an 8-megapixel camera with an 84-degree field of view and the Pixel 6 Pro having an 11.1-megapixel camera with a 94-degree field of view. With the 6 Pro, you’ll be able to fit more people in a selfie than you can with the 6.

New picture-editing tools enabled by the new processor include a “magic eraser” tool that automatically removes distracting areas from your images, as well as new long-exposure and motion blur capture modes.

Pixel 6 2021Both phones can shoot 4K 60fps video, which now includes Google’s auto HDR image processing, as well as 240fps slow-mo video at 1080p. While Google has always excelled at still image capture, it has long lagged behind Apple in video capture; when we examine the phones, we’ll see how far it’s come and if it’s more competitive now.

The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro both sport big OLED panels on the front of the handsets. The screen of the iPhone 6 measures 6.4 inches diagonally, has a 1080p wide resolution and can refresh at 90Hz for better scrolling. It sports a flat panel and wider bezels all around than the iPhone 6 Pro, which has curved sides on its 6.7-inch, 1440p screen to reduce bezels. The 6 Pro also employs LTPO technology to adjust the refresh rate of the display from as low as 10Hz to as high as 120Hz, depending on what you’re doing on the phone. The displays on both phones are protected by Gorilla Glass Victus glass and enable HDR.

The screens are bright and attractive, but if you rotate them off-axis, you’ll notice a considerable color change and a shadow in the curves of the 6 Pro. At this time, we don’t see those features on Apple or Samsung’s top screens.

Both of these phones are large, as you can undoubtedly see from their screen sizes. Unlike previous years, when Google offered a tiny and a large phone, this year’s range lacks a true little phone. In fact, the Pixel 6 2021 is roughly the same size as an iPhone 13 Pro Max; the 6 Pro is even bigger, though its curves assist to hide its bulk.

The 6 Pro feels more “premium” than the other two. Its aluminum sides are thinner and gleaming, whereas the normal 6’s sides are broader and matte. There are additional rough edges to find: the camera bar has a different radius curve than the rest of the phone, and the clickiness of the buttons in the phones we’ve handled so far is inconsistent.

THERE AREN’T ANY MAJOR FEATURE OMISSIONS THIS TIME AROUND — A RARITY FOR PIXEL PHONES

The items you’d expect to find on a premium phone in late 2021 round out the physical features. Both enable wireless charging (and reverse wireless charging for accessories), as well as IP68 weather resistance, in-screen optical fingerprint sensors, stereo speakers, and fast charging. However, you won’t get a charger in the package, so you’ll have to buy one separately or make do with something you already have to take benefit of that last function.

Pixel 6 2021

Both phones include 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, but millimeter wave capability is only available on the 6 Pro and a special version of the 6 for Verizon (which costs $100 extra). Both devices have huge batteries: the 6 has 4614mAh while the 6 Pro has 5004mAh. We won’t know for sure until we have a chance to fully review them, but the worries about Pixel phones arriving with underpowered batteries appear to be a thing of the past.

Finally, like current iPhone and Galaxy models, the Pixel 6 Pro contains an ultrawideband processor.

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Apple mini pod

Three New Color Options Added To Apple’s HomePod Mini

With Siri now able to interact with other smart speakers, Apple used its October event to unveil a new design for its HomePod Mini smart speaker. You’ll soon be able to get a HomePod Mini in yellow, orange, or blue, in addition to white and black (space gray).

In this area, Apple is catching up to the competition. Google’s Nest Mini smart speakers come in blue and orange, while Amazon’s Echo Dot comes in blue, as well as some fun animal-themed hues on the Echo Dot Kids Edition.

Color-matched features will be found throughout the new speakers, including the tinted touch surface, fabric mesh, volume icons, and that (non-removable) power wire. They will be available in November for the same price as the original Minis, $99 each.

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Apple also confirmed at the presentation that the Mini will function with the new Apple Music Voice subscription. This is a lower-cost version of Apple’s music streaming service that can only be accessed through Siri, however, there will be a limited app alternative; it will be available later this year for $4.99 per month.

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New Macbook 16

New Macbook 16 Inch Pro, New M1 Pro And M1 Max Announced

Apple has unveiled its new  Macbook 16 inch Pro, promising a design and performance improvement. Next week, silver and space grey models will be offered, with a starting price of $2,499.

The new Pro may be configured with Apple’s new 10-core processors, the M1 Pro and M1 Max, which have eight “high-performance” cores and two “high-efficiency” cores. The M1 Max has twice as many GPU cores as the Pro (16 vs. 32), twice the memory bandwidth, and 64GB of unified memory (the Pro has 32GB).

The chassis has also been redesigned to be more modern. With a 16.2-inch display, the device weighs 4.7 pounds and is 16.8mm thick. Physical keys have replaced the Touch Bar, and the right side includes an HDMI port, as well as a Thunderbolt 4 port and an SDXC slot, while the left side has a headphone jack and two Thunderbolt 4 connections. According to Apple, the M1 Pro model supports up to two Pro Display XDRs, while the M1 Max configuration can handle up to three in addition to a 4K TV, making it the most connectivity we’ve ever seen from a Mac notebook.

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The first MacBook Pro 16 was released in November of this year. It was powered by Intel’s 9th Gen CPUs and had a design that was remarkably similar to the previous 15-inch MacBook Pros (which are now two generations old). Reviewers appreciated the laptop’s excellent keyboard and speakers, as well as its power, but bemoaned the lack of connectivity, with only two Thunderbolt ports on each side.

New Macbook 16

There’s a new 1080p camera, which Apple claims performs twice as well in low light as prior MacBook cameras. Spatial Audio is supported by a new six-speaker sound system, and a Liquid Retina XDR display with up to 1,600 nits of peak brightness is touted. The new cooling system can flow “50 per cent more air” than prior MacBooks with lower (and thus quieter) fan speeds, according to Apple.

According to Apple, the 16-inch Pro will provide 21 hours of video playing on batteries, which the company claims is “the longest battery life ever on a Mac computer.” Because battery results vary by workload, we don’t expect most people to get that result — but anything close would undoubtedly be category-topping. For simple juicing, the MacBook also supports MagSafe 3 and rapid charge.

The M1 Pro and M1 Max have a lot of ground to cover. When it comes to processing power, efficiency, and integrated graphics, Apple’s M1 CPU (which now powers the MacBook Air, the 13-inch MacBook Pro, the Mac Mini, the iPad Pro, and the 2021 iMac) has blasted competitors out of the water.

Customers, on the other hand, have been anticipating Apple’s release of processor workstation devices, such as the 16-inch MacBook Pro and a possible replacement to the 27-inch iMac. It’s reasonable to assume that many people are looking forward to the new MacBook 16 inch Pro — not just to buy one for themselves, but also to see if the M1 Max will succeed where its predecessor failed.

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Fixit45

Fixit45,An Automotive Aftermarket Platform Is About to Redefining Service Experience Globally

Fixit45, a leading tech-enabled automotive aftermarket platform, has declared its commitment to redefining service experience and enabling value-creating interactions across stakeholders within the automotive aftermarket segment, against the backdrop of rising demand for quality automotive repair & maintenance services prompted by the increasing vehicle age and poor state of many Nigerian roads.

A casual assessment of Nigeria’s automotive environment reveals a broken state described as a highly fragmented, largely unregulated industry controlled by a large number of informal service providers who frequently lack the technical ability or know-how to provide quality service.

In addition, the sector is plagued by the growth of counterfeit spare parts, as well as a lack of warranty on repairs. Finally, the traditional repair and maintenance industry has been largely unaffected by the digital revolution, with many individual car owners and corporate fleet owners continuing to use inefficient and time-consuming methods.

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Fixit45 delivers great service throughout the verticals of auto services, auto parts sourcing, vehicle care, refurbishing, roadside assistance, and repair finance by combining an online-to-offline strategy and a unique approach of leveraging digital technologies with local expertise.

Business owners and individuals are better equipped with information to reduce the cost of vehicle management and maximize their lifetime value thanks to a well-vetted and certified network of well-distributed multi-brand car service centers that specialize in vehicle diagnosis, repairs, and maintenance.

Fixit45’s raison d’être, according to Founder/CEO Justus Obaoye, is anchored in the notion that professional repair and maintenance services maintain a stable level of vehicle reliability, which increases economic mobility and productivity.

“In the past, individuals and businesses purchased new and old automobiles that needed to be improved, repaired, serviced, and maintained. Following the epidemic, a new trend has evolved in which many people prefer to repair and/or modify their old automobiles in order to improve their mobility assets and trade-in value rather than buying new or used cars from other countries. “Optimizing performance, service life, and reliability of these vehicles require a quality repair and maintenance routine.”

“At Fixit45, we use technology to address fundamental issues in the fragmented auto aftermarket field, freeing consumers and businesses from the stumbling blocks that have kept them from taking advantage of their mobility assets. “We’re arming the market with data to drive decisions, establishing much-needed trust and transparency in an opaque economy, and creating a great consumer experience backed by service excellence,” Obaoye added.

“Everything we do is based on technology.” For these interactions to take place and be controlled for compliance and accountability, the platform provides a smooth, collaborative architecture. Repairs, oil changes, tire rotations, brake replacements, and other services are all available at our service centers, which are equipped with cutting-edge equipment. Our mechanics ensure that whether a car needs basic maintenance or substantial repairs, the job is done quickly and correctly the first time – and with genuine parts. As a data-driven IT firm, we’re developing digital solutions that will make the entire process not only more convenient but also entirely transparent. “We’re removing the stress, mistrust, and wasted time from the client journey,” says the company. Abdulazeez Ogunjobi, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer.

The global automotive repair and maintenance market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7. percent from $641 billion in 2020 to $690.7 billion in 2021, according to a report by Reportlinker.com titled “Automotive Repair and Maintenance Global Market Report 2021: COVID 19 Impact and Recovery to 2030.”

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M1 Chip For Surface

Microsoft To Work On its Version M1 Chip For Surface

Microsoft may be lifting a page from Apple’s book. Microsoft’s Surface division recently posted a job listing (via HotHardware) for a system-on-a-chip (SoC) architect, implying that the company may be interested in producing its own version of M1 Chip For Surface Surface devices.

Because a job ad doesn’t confirm anything — it merely hints at what Microsoft might be working on — it shouldn’t be assumed that Microsoft is developing an M1 rival. It makes sense, especially because Apple is slated to release its M1X CPU next week, giving it a competitive advantage over Intel.

The most recent Surface products, such as the Surface Laptop Studio, are powered by Intel CPUs, maintaining Microsoft and Intel’s decades-long cooperation. Apple moved away from Intel with the introduction of its M1 SoC, which is cooler and quieter while providing comparable performance.

Going with an in-house SoC provides some advantages aside from vertically integrating the hardware. Instead of an Intel slot-in architecture, Microsoft would be able to choose the design that best matches its devices, potentially resulting in a more efficient SoC overall.

This is exemplified by the M1. It’s strong in the right places, but Apple skipped over features like support for multiple external monitors in order to keep the design-focused.

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It’s no secret that Apple is on the cutting edge of SoC design. Intel’s Alder Lake processors, which use a hybrid design comparable to the M1, are taking notes. Even if we never see a Surface gadget powered by Microsoft-developed silicon, it makes sense for the company to look into it.

Despite the fact that the Surface Laptop 4 included an AMD processor, Microsoft has largely relied on Intel for its Surface line. And no Surface gadget has ever used Microsoft-developed silicon.

The job description mentions someone who can determine “the features and capabilities of SoC utilized on Surface devices,” implying that Microsoft is interested in a semi-customized design at the very least.

This isn’t the first time Microsoft has done something like this. The Xbox Series X uses a semi-custom AMD SoC, and Microsoft has advertised a job for an SoC silicon architect in its Xbox and Azure divisions.

However, we won’t know anything for at least a year. Microsoft recently announced a new generation of Surface tablets, and while the company may be working on its own SoC, it may opt to use Intel or AMD for the next generation. Nonetheless, Microsoft’s decision makes sense. Even Intel has stated that Apple would be its primary competitor in the future. We can only infer that Microsoft is looking into a similar project.

Nonetheless, we advise treating the posting with caution. A job listing doesn’t always imply that Microsoft is working on an M1 competitor.

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Ghana Ladies in tech

Checkout The Full List Of Ghana Ladies In Tech Awards 2021

In relation to Ghana Ladies in Tech Awards (GLIT) 2021 Maden Edition nomination opened past few weeks, honoured Ghanaian women in technology. The awards, organized by Ghana Ladies in ICT, honoured and celebrated outstanding Ghanaian women who have pioneered and made significant contributions to Ghana’s tech environment.

Given how gender-biased the ecosystem is, these women’s efforts cannot go unnoticed or unrewarded. Their efforts and inventions have helped to put the female child, as well as Ghana, on the map.

Background of Ghana Ladies in Tech Awards

Through partner hubs in Ghana, Ghana Ladies in Tech has been empowering young female entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts. Local sub ladies in IT communities across the country offer a variety of events ranging from mentorship sessions to training programs and support efforts aimed at increasing female participation in the tech industry.

The Glit Awards were established this year and were financed by the World Bank and assistance provided by the Ghana Ministries of Communications and Digitisationto encourage, honour and promote female entrepreneurs, innovators, and women in vocational disciplines who flourish and excel in their jobs and enterprises.

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“We wanted to acknowledge, honour, and award female entrepreneurs and pioneers in IT and to encourage other ladies in the industry,” Belinda Darkwa, the Ghana Ladies in Tech Community’s leader, said. We also want students to understand that there is more they can accomplish in the computer world.”

Winner Award
Digital Times Africa Best Media House supporting female entrepreneurship.
Soronko Academy  Women Empowerment Hub of the year
The National Female Pretech Program Best Femtech Program 
Regina Honu (Founder, Soronko Academy) Femtech Mentor of the year
Felicia Asiamah (Owner, Felly’s Food and Rental) Catering Entrepreneur and CorporatePreneur of the year
Juliana Kunmogli (Associate, Yison Tech Hub) Best GLiT Coordinator of the year.
WA Ladies Community of Yison Tech Hub Best GLiT Community of the year
Mariam Kaleem A-Buahin (Head of Letshego) Femtech Personality of the year

The Most Skillful Shepreneur of the Year award went to Paulette Watson of STEM Academy Achievers, whose #BeMe Project aims to inspire 1 million black females to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

YisonTech Hub won the GLIT community pitch with their unique software “Mentor Me,” which will attempt to guide especially young girls who use the app, therefore providing them with tremendous prospects.

These women and female leaders have done a fantastic job of putting Ghana on the map. Even though there is a gender imbalance in Ghana’s tech ecosystem when it comes to women, the women who are currently there are making strides and paving the way for a bright future for the girl child and technology.

Ghanaian Women in Technology

The Ghana Ladies in Tech Initiative aims to build a network of tech-savvy women who will be involved in a variety of activities that will assist them to change, enhance, and enrich their entrepreneurial journeys, transforming their firms into globally competitive enterprises.

Their goal is to improve women’s overall quality of life and to provide new job opportunities for women and girls who might not otherwise have a clear route in the tech ecosystem. They are committed to closing the digital divide and providing opportunities for women and girls to succeed in technical education and advancement.             

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Dr. Albert Antwi Boasiako

Dr. Albert Antwi Boasiako Advises Ghanaians To Integrate Blockchain Technology Into Ghana’s IT Environment

Dr. Albert Antwi Boasiako, Ghana’s National Cybersecurity Advisor, has emphasized the importance of integrating blockchain technology into the country’s IT ecosystem, citing its superior security mechanism as critical to the country’s digital transformation.

Blockchain is a data-storage technology that makes it difficult or impossible to alter, hack, or defraud the system.

It’s basically a digital log of transactions that are duplicated and spread across the blockchain’s whole network of computers.

The event was organized by Ghana Blockchain Network with cooperation from Mobile Web Ghana, Ghana Dot Com, and the Bank of Ghana to enhance the multi-stakeholder approach to blockchain technology governance in Ghana and around the world.

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Dr. Antwi-Boasiako claimed that the technology might aid Ghana’s land administration, boost industry and academic research, and emphasize the country’s need to investigate the technology. He went on to say that in order to bridge the country’s technical divide, technology must be regulated by the National Information Technology Agency (NITA).

Dr. Antwi-Boasiako noted that in order for the technology to be accepted in the country, awareness must be raised, particularly among policymakers, and that all stakeholders must participate.

Mr. Pindar Wong, Commissioner, Global Commission on Internet Governance, also spoke at the event, claiming that the world was facing a “Financial Pandemic” due to the fast substitution of currencies.

Currency substitution, he stated, is the use of a foreign currency in place of or in addition to a country’s local currency, owing to the foreign currency’s high level of stability.

As a result, Mr. Wong has tasked regulators with “financial immunization” to address the problem.

“Financial Vaccination,” he explained, is about “immunizing one’s intellect rather than one’s body.”

“It necessitates a significant shift in perspective, leaving behind a linear style of thinking in order to evolve exponentially in an exponential world.”

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Digital Quality Of Life Index

Ghana Came Out 89th In Digital Quality Of Life Index 2021 In The World

Ghana is ranked 89th out of 110 nations in the third annual edition of the Digital Quality of Life Index (DQL). The DQL survey is undertaken by the cybersecurity business Surfshark and analyzes countries based on a set of five essential digital wellness pillars. It covers 90 per cent of the worldwide population.

Ghana, which is participating in the research for the first time, ranks 106th in internet affordability, 99th in internet quality, 99th in e-infrastructure, 78th in e-security, and 78th in e-government (83rd).

Ghana is ranked second in Western Africa, ahead of Senegal, Mali, and Côte d’Ivoire. Nigeria leads the region in internet affordability and e-government, but Ghana outperforms Nigeria in both areas. Furthermore, broadband internet in Ghana is four times faster and two times less expensive than in Nigeria.

Ghana, on the other hand, continues to rank towards the bottom of the internet affordability ranking. Ghanaians must labour about 21 hours to afford the lowest broadband internet package, which is 3.5 hours longer than the global average.

All aspects of digital welfare in the country may be improved, particularly e-infrastructure, internet quality, and pricing. Although Ghana and Nigeria have similar GDPs, their internet quality is vastly different. Nigeria is ranked 46th in the category, and Ghana barely cracks the top 100.

Due to weak mobile internet speeds and unreliable mobile internet connectivity, the country ranks lower (14.33 Mbps, ranking 104th out of 110 countries).

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“During the COVID-19 crisis, digital opportunities were more crucial than ever, emphasizing the significance for every country to achieve fully remote operational capacities for their economy,” says Vytautas Kaziukonis, CEO of Surfshark.

“That is why we are continuing the Digital Quality of Life research for the third year in a row, which provides a robust worldwide outlook on how countries perform digitally. The score lays the groundwork for serious debates about how digital progress affects a country’s prosperity and where improvements might be made.”

Following the trend from the previous year, six out of ten countries with the highest rankings are located in Europe. For the second year in a row, Denmark tops the DQL rankings, closely followed by South Korea

Finland is ranked third, with Israel and the United States rounding out the top five of the 110 countries assessed. Ethiopia, Cambodia, Cameroon, Guatemala, and Angola are the worst five countries.

In the Americas, the United States stands out as the country with the highest digital quality of life, while in Asia, South Korea takes the lead. People in South Africa had the highest satisfaction with their digital life in Africa, while Australia leads Oceania, outperforming New Zealand in key digital categories.

The following are some of the report’s other key findings:

1 This year, broadband is less inexpensive internationally. When comparing nations included in both DQL20 and DQL21, people will have to work 11% longer (25 minutes more) in 2021 to afford broadband internet. This year, though, consumers will have to work 29% less (28 minutes less) to afford mobile internet.

2 The world’s poorest internet is also the most expensive. In other nations, such as Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, and Mali, a week’s worth of labor is required to afford the internet.

3 The most effective way to improve people’s digital well-being is to invest in electronic infrastructure and electronic government.

The DQL research for 2021 looked at a total population of more than 6.9 billion people using five core pillars and 14 supporting indicators to create a comprehensive assessment. The UN, the World Bank, Freedom House, the International Communications Union, and other organizations provided open-source data for the study.

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Tesla

Tesla Is About moving its headquarters to Austin, Texas 3 But Will Still Operate In California

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, announced on Thursday that the firm is relocating its headquarters from Silicon Valley to Austin, Texas, where it has been building a new plant for just over a year.

Tesla’s electric vehicle factory in Fremont, California, will continue to operate, according to Musk, who even plans to try to raise production there by 50%.

During the company’s annual shareholder meeting, he stated, “Just to be clear, we will be continuing to expand our efforts in California.” “As a result, Tesla will not be leaving California.”

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Musk had previously threatened to move Tesla’s whole operations out of California because he disagreed with the state’s early coronavirus pandemic shelter-in-place orders.

Tesla has even filed a lawsuit against the county in which its California manufacturing is located. Musk relocated to Texas last year as SpaceX expanded its operations in the state.

At one point, the Tesla CEO stated that he believed California had grown too “complacent” with its inhabitants and businesses.

Tesla began construction on its next US Gigafactory outside Austin in 2020 and has made amazing progress in the year since. “We’re going to establish an ecological paradise here.

on the Colorado River,” the firm says, referring to how it aims to make parts of the area accessible to the public.

Tesla chose Austin over other cities to develop because the staff were more ready to relocate there, according to Musk.

“People in California are having a hard time affording houses,” Musk remarked on Thursday. Tesla’s Austin facility is also conveniently located near the local airport, according to Musk.

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TLcom

The 2021 Africa Tech Female Founder Summit Has Been Officially Announced By TLcom Capital.

TLcom Capital, an Africa-focused venture capital firm, has publicly announced the 2021 Africa Tech Female Founder Summit. On Wednesday, October 13th, 2021, a virtual event will be conducted.

Julia Gillard, former Prime Minister of Australia and current Chair of Andela, will lead the keynote session, discussing how founders should think about forming and working with boards from early-stage growth to scale.

TLcom has opened applications for female tech founders from Africa and the Diaspora to attend this year’s virtual summit, which will also feature female C-Suite executives from Africa’s leading tech startups, such as Desiree Craig of uLesson, Mayokun Fadeyibi of Autochek, Kristen Kelly of Terragon, and Susan Kiama of Twiga Foods.

The third Female Founder Summit, themed “Board and C-Suite Matters — Counsel, Coach, and Collaborate,” will provide professional insights on how to develop and leverage a senior team and board to achieve effective execution and growth. The summit’s goal is to establish an even larger community of African female tech innovators who can assist one another as they grow their enterprises.

Julia Gillard’s speech will be followed by an open Q&A session with attendees, as well as a panel discussion hosted by Eloho Omame, co-founder of FirstCheck Africa, on how to attract, motivate, and retain high-quality senior personnel.

“Over the last 18 months, African tech has broken into a completely new threshold of investment activity, and as the ecosystem continues to expand, founders are being exposed to an entirely new set of problems,” says Omobola Johnson, Senior Partner at TLcom Capital, speaking at the event.

According to our interactions with entrepreneurs in our network, the most important of these concerns is putting together a core team, both above and below a founder, and ensuring that everyone is working in the organization’s best interests.

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If we want our industry to continue on its current path, we must enable founders to successfully execute these processes, both in terms of developing a more thoughtful C-Level hiring strategy and effectively engaging with their boards to amplify the value-generating process for their companies.”

 

Due to the global pandemic, TLcom’s 2020 Female Founder Summit was hosted virtually, with over 100 tech female entrepreneurs and executives from throughout Africa uniting to experience the value of networking, learning, and being a resource to one another.

Local networking cocktail events in Nairobi and Lagos have been held in conjunction with the virtual conference in 2021.

“While the evolution of a board may bring a new experience for founders throughout African tech, we cannot deny that there are fundamental distinctions in how female entrepreneurs are treated in these settings,” Andreata Muforo, Partner at TLcom Capital, adds. Regardless of their position, women in leadership must deal with damaging assumptions and biases, but a strong and supportive network may make a tremendous impact on this journey.

This is why the Female Founder Summit is so important: no one understands our experiences like other women, and we’re thrilled to have people like Julia and our outstanding panelists who can not only relate to our participants but also give expert tactics for navigating these spaces.”

TLcom’s TIDE Africa Fund, one of the most active funds in Sub-Saharan Africa, has a 50% female leadership team and has actively promoted female founders not only through its annual summit but also through recent investments in female-led firms such as Okra and Pula during the last 18 months.

After Andela’s $200 million Series E round valued the company at $1.5 billion, the fund added its first unicorn to its portfolio.

TLcom now manages roughly $200 million in commitments and owns eleven African businesses, including Andela, Ajua, Autochek, Ilara Health, Kobo360, Okra, Pula, Shara, Terragon Group, Twiga Foods, and uLesson.

The business invests throughout all stages of the venture capital cycle and across a wide range of industries, including agriculture, education, data analytics, and logistics, and has offices in Kenya and Nigeria.

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