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Joseph Kariuki Techpreneur

What does your job entail?

Business planning and development.

Which is your latest gadget?

My Huawei GR3 mobile phone.

Which are your most vital apps on the phone?

Google Chrome, Audible, Deezer and Google’s To Do (for managing daily tasks.)

What do you love about technology?

It helps you get more done in less time, I use a lot of online conference calls for business when earlier it would have necessitated travel. This helps in cutting costs and time wastage in business.

Which are the best websites to use in your line of work?

Google and LinkedIn, these two are invaluable in keeping me in the loop as far as what my industry and colleagues are up to.

What is your opinion on cryptocurrency?

I am not too keen on cryptocurrency so I don’t know where to start.

In your opinion what are the biggest dangers and opportunities for Africa as far as technology adoption is concerned.

Biggest dangers are fraud and technology addiction which will have negative health effects.

Opportunities are new business opportunities will open up and problems will be solved faster.

Which is the gadget you wouldn’t trade for anything?

My laptop, it really is my life in a clamshell.

Your worst gadget ever and why?

I once won a tablet in an online competition. I went to pick it up at the Post Office, the tax on it was more than its value. I paid for it and two weeks later, I dropped it and cracked the screen. Took it to be repaired but there were no parts available locally.

Which is your most expensive gadget and how much did it cost?

My HP Z Book laptop, it cost 150,000/=

Which gadget do you use the most and why?

My laptop, it’s my office and entertainment.

What would you be if you were a gadget?

Fridge, I’d always be chill and full of food

If you had to choose between iOS and windows, which one would it be and why?

Windows, I’ve never been a fan of Apple and I don’t plan to be any time soon. I don’t even like the fruit as I prefer mangoes.

If you were to upgrade one of your most valued gadgets, what would you opt for and why?

My phone, technology is moving so fast that its already slowing me down.

While shopping for gadgets, do you look for brands or output?

Output, that’s why I never go for Apple products as a huge fraction of the price is simply for the brand. There are better devices at better prices if one takes the time to find them.

The gadget you always wish you had?

Amazon’s Alexa, just for fun.

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