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NCA: White Screen Spectrum not to collapse telcos

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has debunked allegations that a new technology it intends to deploy is meant to take over services provided by telecommunication companies (telcos) in the country. The NCA has said it will take advantage of television channels that are not in use following the introduction of the white screen spectrum to improve data transmission across the country. Some critics b ...

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Researchers create tattoos you can use to control your devices

Scientists have created a new kind of high-tech temporary tattoo that can act as a controller for smartphone apps and other devices. Called DuoSkin, the tattoos were created as a joint effort between MIT researchers and Microsoft Research. The temporary tattoos are applied just like any other temporary tattoo. Made of gold leaf (and sometimes LEDs) the tattoos look more like jewelry than the temporary tatto ...

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Use your creativity – Mahama to youth

The youth of Ghana have been urged to use their creativity by taking advantage of the institutional framework and systems being put in place by the government to create jobs for themselves. President John Dramani Mahama, who gave the advice, revealed that government was on the path of putting all the mechanisms and institutional framework in place to assist the youth in unearthing their talents and potentia ...

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Apple to lower App Store ‘tax’ for loyal subscribers

If you sell an app, subscription or other product through the App Store, Apple gets 30% of the money. That's how its been since the App Store's inception seven years ago. But soon Apple will for the first time lower its App Store commission on one condition: if an app can retain a subscriber for over a year, the revenue split will be 85/15. The change will apply immediately to existing apps with users that ...

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Facebook to add ‘secret conversations’ to Messenger app

Two years ago, Messenger, a photo and text messaging service, appeared to be almost an afterthought at Facebook, the social networking giant. Messenger often took a back seat to the limelight enjoyed by WhatsApp, the messaging app that Facebook had bought for $19 billion. And Messenger’s capabilities were so limited that you could not send friends an animated GIF of a dancing Shiba Inu, as you could with ma ...

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GRIDCo donates drone to the police service

The Ghana Police Service has taken delivery of a remotely piloted aerial system ‘drone’ to monitor activities in the country during this year’s general election. Also referred to as unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the system was donated by the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo), power distributors. Until recently, drones were used by the military in combat zones where the life of a pilot on board an aircraft could ...

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Pokemon GO ‘Haram’ as Islamic Fatwa renewed

Saudi Arabia has renewed a fatwa on Pokemon because it violates Islamic rules on gambling and uses images such as Christian crosses and Jewish stars. The edict warning the popular game was haram, or forbidden, was first issued in 2001 when it was played with cards. Now Muslim clerics have re-issued the ruling following the release of Pokemon GO for smartphones. It warns the game includes triangular symbols ...

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Tigo customers to enjoy free morning calls and internet browsing

Telecom brand of the year, Tigo, has revamped its loyalty programme for its pre-paid customers. In what will give customers a very exciting morning, Tigo is offering free calls, text messages and internet browsing to customers from 6am to 8am every day. The exciting package will enable all Tigo pre-paid customers catch up with latest news on their social media platforms during the early morning rush hours w ...

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Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion…LinkedIn shares jump 47%

Microsoft announced a $26.2 billion deal on Monday to acquire professional social platform LinkedIn for $196 per share. Shares of LinkedIn surged 47 percent after the announcement to near $193, while Microsoft’s stock was down 3.2 percent. Trading in Microsoft had been halted briefly for news pending before the announcement of the all-cash deal. Jeff Weiner will stay on as CEO of LinkedIn and will report to ...

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HTC 10: The company’s classiest-looking phone could get it ready to take on the iPhone

he latest smartphone from HTC will go on sale later this month, the Taiwanese manufacturer revealed this afternoon in an online press conference. The Independent saw the new phone last week in a behind-closed-doors briefing. Here are some first impressions… Design It looks good. The new phone, called the HTC 10, follows on from last year’s HTC One M9. But while it continues the same design language such as ...

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