Tech & Telecom

MTN Offloads 35% Shares

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The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) has confirmed that telecom giant, MTN will be launching a 35% Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the Exchange by end of 2018. The move will be geared at selling 35% stake in the company to the public. It is part of the requirement from the National Communication Authority (NCA) before awarding the 4G spectrum to ...

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Maritime Authority to roll out e-navigation system

The Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) should by the end of June 2018, start implementing the e-navigation systems to track the security of vessels on Ghana’s waters. It will also follow the completion of the necessary tests and the webpage for operating the platform. When successful, Ghana will become the fourth maritime country to introduce these advanced capabilities (after Denmark, France ...

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Prez Akufo Addo challenges over 3000 youth

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has challenged the over 3000 unemployed youth enrolled by the National Youth Authority (NYA) to equip them with digital marketing and entrepreneurship skills not to disappoint the government, saying “it is time to create our Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.” The training programme which was launched Thursday, February 8, 2018, is for persons between the ...

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Mitsubishi’s mirrorless car cameras can spot distant traffic

Mirrorless cars, terrifying as they may sound, as coming. In 2015, the United Nations gave the go ahead for car makers to replace mirrors with cameras and display systems, so the race is on to design tech that’s fit for the job. Now, Mitsubishi says it’s developed the industry’s highest-performing vehicle camera, able to detect objects up to 100 meters ...

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Facebook to show less content from publishers and brands

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Mark Zuckerberg has pledged to devote 2018 to “fixing” Facebook. Now the Facebook CEO is kicking off the effort with a move he says is intended to boost the well-being of users, possibly at the expense of the well-being of publishers and other businesses. Facebook said late Thursday it is changing the News Feed to prioritize posts from friends, family ...

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Samsung to count the calories in your food

Samsung has made it clear that it wants to get its Bixby virtual assistant on nearly every product it makes, but it hasn’t forgotten about the AI’s smartphone roots. To that end, the company dedicated a corner of its cavernous CES booth to a surprising new Bixby feature: the ability to identify your food and spit out a calorie count. ...

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Samsung to unveil Galaxy S9 in Febuary ​

​Samsung Electronics will unveil its flagship Galaxy S9 at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in February, its mobile boss says. DJ Koh, president of Samsung’s mobile business DJ Koh, president of Samsung’s mobile business, said its first flagship smartphone of the year will be unveiled at the trade show in February with the sales date also announced at the event, ...

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Sony unleashes ‘intelligent’ robot pet

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© Provided by AFPRelaxNews The hound-like machine comes complete with flapping ears and its eyes, made of a cutting-edge light-emitting display, can show various emotions. As Japan celebrates the year of the dog, electronics giant Sony on Thursday unleashed its new robot canine companion, packed with artificial intelligence and internet connectivity. The sleek ivory-white puppy-sized “aibo” robot shook its head ...

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10 best drones

Drones are filling the skies, filling up column inches and now the cream of the flying-and-filming crop are filling up this buyers’ guide, led by DJI’s Mavic Pro: the best drone you can get. In the very near future, drones are likely to be heavily regulated. We’re not saying that’s a bad thing; it’s long overdue. But that does make ...

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WhatsApp to add two new cool features

Those eagle-eyed WhatsApp watchers over WABetainfo have noticed that the latest beta version of the eponymous instant messaging app has added Facebook style stickers and group calling. The new stickers will be available to use in group-chats. We’ve known that group calls would be coming to WhatsApp for a while now but the beta has given us the first chance to see it ...

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