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Samsung Galaxy S8 Iris scanner can be hacked


A group of hackers was able to defeat the iris scanner in the Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone using relatively common supplies, creating concerns that biometric logins may not be as foolproof a security measure as once believed. The German hacking collective Chaos Computer Club revealed Monday it was able to …

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Nokia settles patent dispute with Apple


Nokia has settled its patent dispute with Apple and signed a business collaboration deal with the U.S. giant, the Finnish firm said on Tuesday, sending its shares sharply higher. Nokia said on Tuesday it would receive an upfront cash payment and additional revenues from Apple starting from the current quarter. It did …

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Cyber-attack: Stop downloading free software – Experts


Businesses in Ghana have been advised to invest in quality software to protect them from potential cyber-attacks. This comes in the wake of the WannaCry ransomware attack which affected over 10,000 organizations and 200,000 individuals in over 150 countries last weekend. A cyber-security expert and an ethical-hacker, Dr. Peter Tobin …

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Two Britons arrested in Thailand over football streaming


Two British men have been arrested in Bangkok for allegedly selling online access to illegally streamed football broadcasts. A complaint from the Premier League to local authorities was reported to have led to the arrests on 11 May. The men were named as William Lloyd, 39 and William Robinson, 35. …

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J Initiative represents Ghana at EMEA Child Safety Summit


J Initiative, a child online protection and Digital Literacy advocacy group, is representing Ghana in the Child Safety Summit in Dublin. The summit is taking place from April 27 to 28, 2017 at the Google and Facebook Europe Headquarters in Dublin. Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Child Safety Summit …

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Snapchat launches 3D filters


Snapchat has launched new 3D lenses, allowing users to change the world around them in three dimensions. The new feature lets you interact with what you see on screen. You can write giant words that float about next to real objects – or plant a virtual rose in the ground. …

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Samsung Galaxy S8 hides home button and gains Bixby AI


Samsung’s latest flagship phones have ditched the physical home button found in their predecessors and introduced a new virtual assistant. The screens of the Galaxy S8 and bigger S8+ are also larger despite the devices being about the same size as last year’s S7 and S7 Edge. This time, both …

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Samsung plans to relaunch refurbished Note 7 devices


Samsung hopes to refurbish the 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 devices that it recalled after a battery fault led to some catching fire. If local authorities and carriers agreed, and there was demand, it may then resell the phones, Samsung said. It also unveiled two other proposals for recycling the …

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Uber suspends self-driving cars after Arizona crash


Uber has pulled its self-driving cars from the roads after an accident which left one of the vehicles on its side. Pictures posted online showed the car on its right side on an Arizona street, next to another badly damaged vehicle. The car – a Volvo SUV – was in …

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Ghanaian invents cheaper way of building houses


In an attempt to fight the menace of plastic waste and also bridge the housing deficit gap in Ghana, a young man in his thirties has come out with an innovation to build houses using plastic bottles. The new innovation is 33-percent cheaper than the traditional form of building a …

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