• October 22, 2019

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Huawei sweeps four awards at Mobex Africa Innovation Awards

Global ICT Leader, Huawei Technologies carried the day as the only company to win four awards at the 2019 Mobex Africa Innovation Awards held last Saturday, to celebrate excellence, innovation and creativity among enterprises and individuals in Africa. At the Innovation Awards, Huawei’s 5G innovation emerged as the winner for the Most Innovative Service Provider […]

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Facebook confirms millions of phone numbers exposed

Facebook has confirmed about 200 million phone numbers from members have been exposed in an online database. The company said it was investigating who had compiled the database and left it online unprotected. It includes telephone numbers for about 18 million Facebook members in the UK. The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said it had […]

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iPhone faces sales ban threat due to computer chip patent battle

A legal battle between two chip firms could see some of the world’s most popular gadgets removed from sale. Apple and Google’s products are among those that may have to be taken off the shelves because of the patent dispute. US-based GlobalFoundries (GF) is demanding an import ban of products that use processors manufactured by […]

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Facebook developing new messaging app called Threads

Facebook is reportedly developing a new messaging app to help users share more information more often with their closest friends. The app which will be called Threads, is meant to be a companion to Instagram, as reported by The Verge. Threads is designed to automatically share intimate details such as “location, speed and battery life,” […]

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Baidu overtakes Google in global smart speaker market

Chinese search giant Baidu is now the world’s second biggest vendor of smart speakers, according to a new report from Canalys. The research firm says Baidu overtook Google to capture 17.3 percent of the global market with 4.5 million shipments in the second quarter of 2019, representing staggering year-on-year growth of 3,700 percent. Amazon remains […]

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210 Youtube accounts shut down over disinformation

Google has shut down 210 channels on YouTube it said were part of a “coordinated” attempt to post material about the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. The firm said attempts had been made to “disguise the origin of these accounts and other activity commonly associated with coordinated influence operations”. The search giant linked its move […]

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No plans for streaming-only console – Xbox Chief

The head of Xbox and gaming at Microsoft, Phil Spencer, has confirmed the company has not made plans to introduce a streaming-only console. Rumours in recent times have however suggested that Microsoft’s next-generation Project Scarlett console would ship with both a high-end version, and a “cloud console” with limited amounts of local compute for things […]

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Elon Musk Says Building a City on Mars Could Cost Up to $10 Trillion

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has not stopped at lofty talks of colonising Mars. He has even estimated the cost of having a self-sustaining civilization on the Red Planet which is “between $100 billion and $10 trillion”. Musk tweeted his estimates of building a city on Mars in response to a question posed by the Twitter […]

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Facebook hired human contractors to listen to audio from its Messenger app

Facebook has been paying outside contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its services, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. The company claims it stopped using human workers to review audio clips more than a week ago, noting that contractors were checking whether Facebook’s artificial intelligence correctly interpreted the messages. […]

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Google will now let Android users log in to some services without a password

After Microsoft, it’s now Google’s turn to rid the world of passwords. The tech giant’s now begun rolling out a new feature that allows Android users to use their phone’s hardware features to log into Google’s web services. The entire idea of not having to remember a password itself makes this new feature endearing but […]