Category: Technology

Technology
Facebook testing new feature to enable users follow breaking news

Breaking news has always been so challenging for Facebook, with the flow of News Feed sharing, and the added technicalities of the News Feed Algorithm, hindering real-time updates and making it difficult for users to stay up to date. Twitter does it quite well and could be your choice for now. Facebook has for long […]

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Technology
World Smallest ‘Computer’ Rolled Out, It’s Tinier Than a Rice Grain

Unlike traditional desktops that retain their program and data with or without a power back-up, these new microdevice lose all prior programming and data as soon as they are switched off.  Chicago: Researchers at the University of Michigan (UM) in the US have come out with the world’s smallest “computer” — a device measuring just […]

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Business
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s has advice for Facebook and Google: Don’t make the mistake we did

Steve Ballmer, photographed in 2009 while CEO of Microsoft. The backlash against Silicon Valley is growing. Steve Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft, has some advice for the likes of Facebook and Google: Accept you’ve screwed up, and work with regulators to fix it. He urged them not to take the same combative approach that […]

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Feature
Uber applies for patent to spot drunk passengers

Taxi app company Uber has applied for a patent to use artificial intelligence to determine how drunk potential passengers might be. The app used to summon rides could also feed other information to the driver, including a passenger’s location, how accurately they are typing and even the angle they are holding their phone at. It could help […]

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Technology
Microsoft ending Support for Windows 7, 8, & Older Apps

Over the weekend, Microsoft announced that starting on July 1st 2018 they are no longer offering support for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and a wide variety of older applications in the Microsoft Community forums. This does not mean that volunteers will not be able to answer questions, only that Microsoft staff themselves will […]

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Feature
Technology: Wireless system can power devices inside the body

New technology could enable remote control of drug delivery, sensing, and other medical applications Researchers have developed a new way to power and communicate with devices implanted deep within the human body. Such devices could be used to deliver drugs, monitor conditions inside the body, or treat disease by stimulating the brain with electricity or […]

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Technology
Face ID in iOS 12 can now recognize two different people

Apple appears to be readying multi-user Face ID support in iOS 12. 9to5Mac reports that the recent iOS 12 beta lets iPhone X users setup an “Alternative Appearance” in Face ID settings. “In addition to continuously learning how you look, Face ID can recognize an alternative appearance,” reads Apple’s own note on the feature. Touch ID, used on […]

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Africa
What is Blockchain Technology?

Blockchain Technology The Blockchain Association of Uganda hosted the Africa Blockchain Conference in Kampala from May 23-24, bringing together policymakers, industry leaders, academia, entrepreneurs and blockchain enthusiasts under the theme “The role of Blockchain technology in Africa’s transformation”. President Museveni opened up the conference at Serena Hotel Kampala Uganda The conference focused on how we […]

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General
Govt re-introduces compulsory speed governors for public vehicles

Cabinet on Monday  approved the proposal by Ministry of Works to introduce compulsory use of digital speed limiters in all commercial vehicles. According to a statement issued by information minister Frank Tumwebaze, the Cabinet meeting which was chaired by President Yoweri Museveni, approved the proposal purposely to address road carnage in Uganda. Mr Tumwebaze said […]

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Feature
Top 10 Trends for ICT in 2018

 “Facebook is a new world order – without any Magna Carter” – Wired. 2017 was a global tipping point that permanently changed the world. A common thread linked political change to the retirement of stalwarts of industries to new trading methods and payment systems. That thread was characterised by trust – or the lack of […]

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