VR Is Failing the Very People It Could Benefit Most — The Information

In The Climb, a popular virtual reality game, any user can virtually scale skyscrapers and majestic cliffs simply by turning their head and gripping a trigger. MIT Media Lab researcher Arwa Michelle Mboya traveled to Kenya to research her thesis on VR adoption, bringing four Oculus Go headsets with her. Nearly half of the times she tried to put one on a subject, however, the strap broke because “the texture, size and styling of Black hair was not suitable for the device”
#ArwaMichelleMboya #MITMediaLab #TheClimb #OculusGo #Kenya #News #Technology #VirtualReality

3 days ago

Priyanka wins silver in women’s 10,000m race walk at Commonwealth Games

Priyanka Goswami from Uttar Pradesh won a historic silver medal in Women’s 10,000m Race Walk Final on Saturday. Australia's Jemima Montag wins gold in 42:34.83. Kenya's Emily Wamusyi Ngii takes bronze in 43:50.13.
#PriyankaGoswami #CommonwealthGames #UttarPradesh #News #ArtsEntertainment

1 weeks ago

Kenya: Why Kenya has threatened Facebook with a ban

Local advocacy group Global Witness and legal non-profit Foxglove have discovered that Facebook failed to detect hate speech ads in the two official languages of the country: Swahili and English. On August 9, Kenya will go to the polls, which are expected to be tightly contested and bitterly fought.
#GlobalWitness #English #Kenya #LawGovernment #PublicSafety #News

2 weeks ago

No substitute for experience as Olympic champions earn world gold

Kenyan runner Faith Kipyegon and Venezuelan triple jumper Yulimar Rojas among the Olympic champions standing on top of the podium at the World Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Soufiane El Bakkali backed up his Tokyo 3,000 metres steeplechase win by ending Kenya’s dominance at the worlds, while Qatar's Mutaz Barshim had high jump gold all to himself this time. Gotytom Gebreslase won the women's marathon in a world championship-record time of two hours, 18.11 minutes.
#FaithKipyegon #TheHindu #Kenyan #Venezuelan #Eugene #Sports #IndividualSports #HobbiesLeisure

4 weeks ago

More than 200 people die as drought ravages northeast Uganda

More than 200 people have died from hunger this month in northeastern Uganda, a local official and a charity worker said. A prolonged drought and rampant insecurity have left more than half a million facing starvation, they said. The semi-arid and remote Karamoja region on the border with Kenya has long lagged behind the rest of Uganda in terms of development. A surge of cattle raids by armed groups has worsened the situation.
#TheHindu #Uganda #PeopleSociety #SocialIssuesAdvocacy #SensitiveSubjects

4 weeks ago

Tokyo to host World Athletics Championships again after 1991

The last time Tokyo hosted the event was back in the year 1991. The World Athletics Council awarded the championships in a bidding contest. The participants in the bid also included Nairobi, Kenya, Silesia, Poland, and Singapore. Japan had spent more than $1.4 billion to build the stadium for the Olympics.
#WorldAthleticsCouncil #Olympics #WorldAthleticsChampionships #Tokyo #Sports

1 months ago

Kenya's first Grand Slam winner Angella Okutoyi gets brilliant reception on return; WATCH

Angella Okutoyi won the Wimbledon 2022 girl's doubles title with Rose Marie Nijkamp of the Netherlands. The 18-year-old became the first Kenyan to win a Grand Slam at the Australian Open earlier this year. The Kenyan fans could be seen dancing alongside her with rackets in their hands and celebrating her achievement.
#AngellaOkutoyi #Wimbledon2022 #Kenyan #Netherlands #Sports #IndividualSports #RacquetSports

1 months ago

Ranbir Kapoor proposes to Alia Bhatt in Masai Mara; know more about the Kenyan National Reserve

Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh kickstarted the seventh season of Koffee with Karan Johar’s chat show. She also opened up about the time Ranbir Kapoor proposed to her in Masai Mara. The natural reserve is situated in southwest Kenya and is one of Africa's greatest wildlife reserves. It stretches 1,510 sq km and is at a height of 1,500-2,170 meters above sea level.
#AliaBhatt #MasaiMara #KenyanNational #Kenya #ArtsEntertainment #Movies #CelebritiesEntertainmentNews

1 months ago

Awer Mabil, Cádiz CF’s First Signing For the 2022-23 Season

Awer Mabil is the first signing of Cádiz CF for the 2022-23 season. Born in Kenya, he is a naturalized Australian citizen and international with the National Team. He was recently the scorer of the winning penalty goal that qualified his team for the next World Cup in Qatar.
#AwerMabil #CádizCF #Australian #WorldCup #Kenya #Sports #TeamSports #Soccer

1 months ago

Renault rolls out 50,000th Kiger, launches new black variant  BusinessLine

Renault has rolled out the 50,000th unit of its compact SUV Kiger from the Renault-Nissan alliance factory near Chennai. The sub-4-meter B-SUV is now also available to customers in South Africa, Indonesia, East African Region (Kenya, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambia)
#Renault #Kiger #SUV #Chennai #AutosVehicles

1 months ago