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Mobile Web Ghana, Ispace climax unlocking women and technology project in Ghana

Mobile Web Ghana and Ispace Foundation, over the weekend climaxed the “Unlocking women in technology project”, at the Ispace facility in Labone, Accra. The project which equipped ladies with Coding and entrepreneur skills, came to a successful conclusion with an investor pitch to get into Unlocking Women and Technology Accelerator. Participants, comprising only ladies, were trained in computer programing, t ...

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Live video likely on Instagram

Instagram might be getting ready to add live video to its app. Screenshots published by a Russian publication Friday appear to show a new live video feature within Instagram. In the images, discovered by a Russian Instagram user and published by T Journal, the first icon in the Stories section of the app has a badge that says "live" on it. Additional screenshots show the Stories interface with a new "Go Ins ...

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Apple to launch new Mac without standard USB ports

Apple is preparing to launch new Mac computers next week, but may controversially ditch the traditional USB port. The long-awaited refresh to the company’s suite of computers, including the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and iMac, will be unveiled on Thursday October 27. Apple sent out invitations to the event on Thursday at 10am Pacific time (6pm BST), featuring the words "Hello Again". The event is set to be he ...

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Microsoft’s HoloLens is going global

Microsoft is taking its augmented reality headset global. On Thursday, the company announced that the HoloLens, what it calls "the world's first self-contained holographic computer," was available for preorder in Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and the UK. It's currently on-sale in the U.S. and Canada. Access to the technology won't be cheap: In Australia, the Development Edition costs A$4, ...

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Tiny machines win chemistry Nobel prize

The 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry has been awarded for the development of the world's smallest machines. Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L Feringa will share the 8m kronor (£727,000) prize for the design and synthesis of machines on a molecular scale. They were named at a press conference in Sweden. The machines conceived by today's laureates are a thousand times thinner than a stran ...

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NPP to set up sci-tech c’cil: Boateng

A future New Patriotic Party (NPP) government under Nana Akufo-Addo will establish a presidential advisory council for science and technology for Ghana’s accelerated growth, a leading member of the party, Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, has disclosed. According to the former flag bearer aspirant of the NPP, for Ghana to be at the cutting edge of the global economy, it must begin to amplify and integrate ...

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Strange matter wins Physics Nobel

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded for discoveries about strange forms of matter. Three Britons, David Thouless, Duncan Haldane, and Michael Kosterlitz, will share the 8m kronor (£727,000) prize. They were named at a press conference in Sweden, and join a prestigious list of 200 other Physics laureates recognised since 1901. The Nobel Committee said this year's laureates had "opened the door o ...

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GCAA restricts Samsung Galaxy Note 7 use on flights

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has cautioned “all passengers and crew in possession of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 not to turn on or charge the device on board aircraft”. The GCAA has explained it is a safety measure being adopted following the recall of over 2.5 million Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices due to several reported cases of overheating or outright explosion during charging. In a press release ...

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iPhone users finally get powerful features of Truecaller

Seven years after it first launched its iPhone app, Truecaller is finally getting real-time spam protection features. Truecaller announced today that its iPhone app, much like its Android app, can now warn users of spam calls in real-time. Though Truecaller's iOS app has existed for as long as its Android app, some of its best features weren’t previously available to iOS users due to restrictions imposed by ...

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Apple expected to unveil new iPhone 7

Wednesday is a big day in the tech world. Apple is holding its annual launch event where the new iPhone 7 is expected to be revealed. The much-heralded device comes just as rival Samsung has recalled its flagship Note 7 over battery issues. The tech rumour mill has been running at fever pitch about possible new iPhone features and gadgetry. Many commentators expect Apple to have ditched the headphone jack, ...

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