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Solar powered mobile computer to promote digital literacy in Mozambique

A technology start-up company in Mozambique called Kamaleon has developed an innovative and engaging way of promoting digital literacy through a shared platform called the “Community Tablet” A press release copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, says the Community Tablet is a solar powered mobile computer with a touchscreen display and virtual keyboard built in on a trailer to provide Internet access to ...

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Studies show Facebook Lurking makes you Miserable

Too much Facebook browsing at Christmas – and seeing all those “perfect” families and holiday photos – is more likely to make you miserable than festive, research suggests. A University of Copenhagen study suggests excessive use of social media can create feelings of envy. It particularly warns about the negative impact of “lurking” on social media without connecting with anyone. ...

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BWAs raise concerns about NCA data market share report

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The National Communications Authority (NCA) has finally included Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) players in its monthly mobile data market share report. This is already generating some debate as to whether the reporting format paints the right picture about what is actually happening on the mobile cellular data market. Leading BWA (4G) player Surfline has raised questions why the NCA focused ...

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Facebook rolls out new tools to tackle false stories

Facebook has announced new features to help combat fabricated news stories on the world’s largest social network. New reporting features are being rolled out, along with other changes designed to combat the spread of misinformation. Facebook was widely criticised last month after some users complained that fake news had influenced the US presidential election. The new features include the ability ...

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Let’s sprint into the future with innovative technology – Lucy Quist

Mrs. Lucy Quist, the Chief Executive of Airtel Ghana, (CEO) has called for a national stakeholder engagement towards empowering the youth to research and innovate technologies, especially in the Internet of Things (IoT), to leapfrog Ghana’s socio-economic advancement. She said making such critical investments in Science and Technology held the key for any developing country to catch up with the ...

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Drone Racing Africa brings global sport to SA

Drone racing, the thrilling new sport that sees pilots fly high-speed drones also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) is now set to become a more accessible sport for South Africans. Thanks to the launch of Drone Racing Africa (DRA) – the first fully funded drone racing league and series in Africa junior school children through to adults will be ...

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iPhone 8 to feature wireless charging, says Analyst

The iPhone 8 rumours are picking up speed and the latest one again backs previous claims of wireless charging support. Noted KGI analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, has reiterated that the iPhone 8 will support wireless charging. Kuo notes that wireless charging adapters will be bundled with just the premium models, and the base model buyers will have to buy it as ...

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Instagram launches live ‘disappearing’ video and changes direct messaging

Instagram has become the latest social media company to embrace live video broadcasts. Following in the footsteps of Facebook, which owns Instagram, YouTube and Twitter’s live-streaming app Periscope, Instagram has released a new feature that allows its users to broadcast live at any time. Anyone watching can comment and react by posting emoji that pop up on the live video ...

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Facebook’s fake news crisis deepens

Despite the best efforts of Mark Zuckerberg to downplay Facebook’s role in the election of Donald Trump, the scrutiny of how fake news is spread on the platform has intensified. Buzzfeed News is reporting that “more than dozens” of Facebook employees have created an unofficial task force dedicated to addressing the issue. Buzzfeed quoted one member of that task force, ...

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Flippy Campus launches online marketplace for tertiary students

The Ghanaian social app for tertiary institutions, Flippy Campus, has launched a marketplace on its Android and web applications. The aim of this new marketplace is for students of tertiary institutions to sell and buy new and used products very easily. According to the CEO of Flippy Campus, David Mumuni, the Flippy Marketplace is part of the platform’s efforts to ...

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