TECHNOLOGY

Google’s city built ‘from the internet up’

On Toronto's Eastern waterfront, a new digital city is being built by Sidewalk Labs - a firm owned by Google's parent Alphabet. It hopes the project will become a model…

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South Africa investigates $80 million bitcoin scam

South African authorities are investigating an alleged cryptocurrency scam that defrauded investors of 1 billion rand ($80 million) with promises of huge returns that never materialized, police said on Friday.…

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Apple awarded $539m in US patent case against Samsung

A US court has ordered South Korea's Samsung Electronics pay $539m (£403m) in damages for copying features of Apple's original iPhone. The jury's decision is the latest step in a…

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Nokia makers raise $100 million to fuel growth

Finland based start-up, HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced that it has raised additional $100 million from multiple investors to scale business operations and fund the company’s…

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Scientists extract pharmaceutical grade starch from cassava

Dr. Yaa Asantewaa believes the findings provide opportunities for Ghana’s burgeoning economy. Scientists at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology have successfully been able to extract pharmaceutical grade…

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Facebook wants your naked photos to stop revenge porn

Facebook is asking British users to send naked photos of themselves to the social network, to try to stop revenge porn.

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Zuckerberg’s European Parliament testimony criticised

Mr Zuckerberg stayed beyond the allotted 75 minutes but did not answer all questions put to him. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has apologised to EU lawmakers for the company's role…

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New Nokia 1 on Android offers affordable smartphone experience to Ghanaians

Phone users in Ghana are getting an exceptional phone experience with the introduction of the Nokia 1 smartphone by HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones. The introduction of the…

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Watch ban imposed at GCSE and A-level exams

Pupils are being told to remove watches from their wrists before taking GCSE and A-level exams, to combat cheating. In most cases, students are being told to place the timepieces…

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Google to warn when humans chat with convincing robots

Google says it will take steps to ensure that humans are not fooled when they get called by software bots that can convincingly mimic the human voice. Anyone called by…

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