The Congolese branch of Women Technologies developed three new human-like robots which were recently installed in Kinshasa to help tackle the hectic traffic in the capital. The new robots are equipped with cameras that allow them to record traffic flow, and information will be transmitted in real time to a traffic control room.
The last year has seen an enormous rise in popularity of devices that record, transmit and analyse data. It is the result of cheaper smaller and better connected sensors coming on the market, and has the potential to change the way many people and businesses operate.
A holodeck is no longer the preserve of TV sci-fi classic Star Trek, thanks to researchers from the Institute of Forensic Medicine Zurich, who have created what they say is the first system in the world to visualise the 3D data of forensic scans.
Vietnam is becoming an increasingly attractive alternative for companies that find it expensive to do business in China. Tax incentives and a cheaper workforce have helped make it a global hub for smartphone makers.