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US Intelligence Warns Against Using Huawei And ZTE Phones

Things are still looking pretty bleak for Huawei’s plans to conquer the U.S. market. Earlier this week, top members of intelligence agencies, which includes the FBI, CIA and NSA reaffirmed surveillance concerns about the company and fellow Chinese smartphone maker ZTE. All of this is nothing new, of course. The …

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iPhone battery ‘slowdown’ to be optional

A software update will let iPhone owners switch off the “battery saver” feature that slows down some models, Apple has confirmed. The option to switch off the feature will appear on the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, SE, 6S, 6S Plus, 7 and 7 Plus models. Last month, Apple apologised after …

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Bitcoin exchange Youbit shuts after second hack attack

A crypto-currency exchange in South Korea is shutting down after it was hacked for the second time in less than eight months. Youbit, which lets people buy and sell bitcoins and other virtual currencies, has filed for bankruptcy after losing 17% of its assets in the cyber-attack. It did not …

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Nintendo Games To Appear On Rival Console

Nintendo is to release some of its popular games on a rival manufacturer’s console for the first time in decades. Some of the company’s older games from the discontinued Wii console will appear on the Nvidia Shield set-top box in China. Historically, Nintendo has rarely licensed its original games and …

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Facebook Creates 800 Jobs As It Opens New London Office

Facebook is opening a new London office that will allow it to create 800 new UK jobs in 2018. By the end of next year about 2,300 people will work for the social media company in the UK. The office will be Facebook’s biggest engineering hub outside the US, and …

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Ghana Post GPS App Create, Loot & Share – IT Expert

A civil society group, Coalition for Democratic Governance, has waded into the controversy surrounding the Ghana Post GPS App, describing the digital address system deployed by government  as a scheme to create, loot and share. According to them, the huge cost of the app being used to facilitate the address …

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Meet Ghana’s Youngest PhD UX Researcher

Dr. Gloria Opoku-Boateng Osardu is a PhD UX Researcher/ Scientist at Northrop Grumman (a leading global aerospace and security company). She received her PhD in Information Systems at UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) with a dissertation research investigating brain fitness games as an intervention for age-related cognitive decline in …

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Toshiba Sells Electronics Department To Hisense

Toshiba signed a deal today selling its television subsidiary to China’s Hisense, according to the Nikkei Asian Review. The Japanese company will sell a 95 percent stake in Toshiba Visual Solutions to Hisense Electric for $113.6 million. Toshiba will keep a 5 percent stake. Toshiba is struggling hard after its …

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Handy Smartphone Catching Up In Ghana

Ghana’s hospitality tag is being further deepened with the adoption of the Handy Smartphone device. The device serves as a hospitality guide while providing data and voice calls to visitors. Some16 hoteliers in Ghana have already signed up on to the Handy Smartphone which offers innovative services that enriches visitor …

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Report: 310 Million LTE Subscriptions In Sub-Saharan Africa By 2023

The latest regional appendix to the upcoming Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) Mobility Report forecasts that LTE subscriptions will expand by 47 percent from 30 million in 2017 to 310 million by 2023 in Sub-Saharan Africa. The report also announces that mobile subscriptions in Sub-Saharan Africa are expected to grow by six percent, …

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