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Ericsson showcases its technology in Ghana

Posted On: 2017-05-22

Multinational networking and telecommunications giant, Ericsson on Thursday showcased in Ghana some advanced technology it had developed to help telecom companies and others who provide Information Communication Technology services, better serve their customers.

The company in February 2017 launched the technology at the Mobile World Congress at Barcelona, Spain.

According to them, their cutting edge technology is a product of six years of researching into the Continue Reading »

UK election candidates warned about hacking attempts

Posted On: 2017-05-18

Candidates in the general election have been asked to look through their emails for signs that they have been targeted by a phishing attack.

The list of potential targets includes recent MPs.

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which is part of GCHQ, disclosed the request in a document released early on 16 May.

The BBC understands that the number of victims is currently understood to be in single figures.

Candidates have been asked to Continue Reading »

Indian teen builds worlds lightest satellite

Posted On: 2017-05-17

An Indian teenager has built what is thought could be the world’s lightest satellite, which will be launched at a Nasa facility in the US in June.

Rifath Shaarook’s 64-gram (0.14 lb) device was selected as the winner in a youth design competition.

The 18-year-old says its main purpose was to demonstrate the performance of 3-D printed carbon fibre.

Rifath told local media his invention will go on a four-hour mission for a sub-orbital Continue Reading »

Ransomware cyberattack a wakeup call Microsoft warns

Posted On: 2017-05-15

A cyber-attack that has hit 150 countries since Friday should be treated by governments around the world as a “wake-up call”, Microsoft says.

It blamed governments for storing data on software vulnerabilities which could then be accessed by hackers.

It says the latest virus exploits a flaw in Microsoft Windows identified by, and stolen from, US intelligence.

There are fears of more “ransomware” attacks as people begin work on Continue Reading »

Chinas Alipay takes on Apple in US expansion

Posted On: 2017-05-09

Alipay, the Chinese digital payment giant owned by ecommerce giant Alibaba, is expanding in the US.

Customers will be able to use Alipay at about 4 million businesses after a deal was signed with credit card processing service First Data.

The deal is chiefly aimed at Chinese tourists visiting North America.

It follows a small trial in California and New York, and brings Alipay into direct competition with the likes of ApplePay, Android Pay and Continue Reading »

Apple sees surprise fall in iPhone sales

Posted On: 2017-05-03

Apple sold fewer iPhones than a year ago in the first three months of 2017, the company said in its latest results.

The California firm, which is due to release a new phone later this year, said it sold 50.8 million iPhones in the period, down 1% year-on-year.

Apple boss Tim Cook blamed a “pause” as customers wait for the next iPhone.

Shares in the firm fell nearly 2% in after-hours trading after earlier hitting a record high on expectations of Continue Reading »

Twitter signs deal with Bloomberg on rolling video news

Posted On: 2017-05-02

Twitter is working with media firm Bloomberg to create a 24-hour rolling news channel for the messaging service.

The live video stream will be made up of original programming as well as feeds from Bloomberg bureaus.

The deal builds on the live-streaming deals Twitter has done with others that spreads content via the social network.

The deal could also help Twitter compete more with giants such as Google and Facebook, which already make a lot of money from Continue Reading »

Wikipedias Jimmy Wales creates news service Wikitribune

Posted On: 2017-04-25

Wikipedia’s co-founder Jimmy Wales is planning a news service that combines the work of professional journalists and volunteers.

His goal is for Wikitribune to offer “factual and neutral” articles that help combat the problem of “fake news”.

The service is intended to be both ad-free and free-to-read, so will rely on supporters making regular donations.

One expert said it had the potential to become a trusted site, but Continue Reading »

Parents mobile use harms family life Report

Posted On: 2017-04-24

An overuse of mobile phones by parents disrupts family life, according to a survey of secondary pupils.

More than a third of 2,000 11 to 18-year-olds who responded to a poll said they had asked their parents to stop checking their devices.

And 14% said their parents were online at meal times, although 95% of 3,000 parents, polled separately, denied it.

The research was carried out by Digital Awareness UK and the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Continue Reading »

Google Earth re invented for new era

Posted On: 2017-04-23

Google on Tuesday launched a re-imagined version of its free Earth mapping service, weaving in storytelling and artificial intelligence and freeing it from apps.

“This is our gift to the world,” Google Earth director Rebecca Moore said while giving AFP an early look at the new version of the program that lets people range the planet from the comfort of their computers, smartphones or tablets.

“It’s a product that speaks to our deepest values Continue Reading »

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