Science & Technology
Uganda Communications Commission Blocks Social Media for ’Security Reasons’, Polls Delayed Over Late Voting Material Delivery
Uganda has shut down Internet services and mobile money transfer citing security reasons as voters cast their ballots in the ongoing general elections.
Apple will contest a court order to help FBI investigators access data on the phone belonging to San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook.
Rice-growing techniques learned through thousands of years of trial and error are about to be turbocharged with DNA technology in a breakthrough hailed by scientists as a potential second "green revolution".
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have unveiled a free Android app that harnesses a smartphone’s ability to detect whether its movement is likely caused by an earthquake or by human activities.
President Barack Obama’s plans to regulate emissions of carbon dioxide from US power plants have been stalled by the US Supreme Court. The court ruled that the president’s Clean Power Plan could not go forward until all legal challenges were heard.
The chief executive of Google, Sundar Pichai, has been awarded $199m (£138m) in shares, a regulatory filing has revealed, It makes him the highest-paid chief executive in the US.
Africa Internet Group is set to become the continent’s first “unicorn” after securing an investment valuing the eCommerce group at more than $1bn.
US astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who was the sixth man to walk on the Moon, has died aged 85,
Captain Mitchell passed away at a hospice in West Palm Beach, Florida, one day before the 45th anniversary of his moon landing, his family said.
(The Apollo 14 crew: Edgar Mitchell (left) with Alan Shepard (centre) and Stuart Roosa)
Cameroonian youths living close to the border with Nigeria are benefitting from the efforts of a man who left his administrative duties in a well-established company and created an information technology training center to empower youths and reduce the chances of them joining the Boko Haram terrorist group.
jihadists who use Google to search for extremist material are to be shown anti-radicalisation links under a new counter-terrorism scheme.
Conservationists announced Monday the "amazing discovery" of a previously unknown lion population in a remote northwestern region of Ethiopia, confirming local reports with camera trap photographs for the first time.
A winged craft glides gracefully into a tent-like building alive with activity. It’s re-loaded with supplies, then sent on its way again. This isn’t a scene from the latest Star Wars film, but a dream for Rwanda’s future that one man is turning into reality – from a university campus in Switzerland.
UK scientists can begin to genetically modify human embryos. For the first time, scientists have been given the go ahead to experiment on embryos for the first seven days after fertilisation.
The mobile phone is to sub-Saharan Africa what the steam train was to 19th century Europe: the mechanical workhorse driving social and economic transformation.
Google on Friday agreed to pay 130 million pounds, or about $185 million in back taxes to Britain, making it the latest United States technology company to settle claims that it does not pay its fair share of taxes in Europe.
Researchers in the United States say they have found evidence of what would be the ninth planet on the fringes of the solar system.
The oceans have soaked up as much heat from global warming over the last two decades as during the preceding 130 years, according to a study published Monday.
Ever since its launch, WhatsApp has had two business models on paper: you pay for the app on iOS or BlackBerry (that has changed a long time ago when the app went free) or you get the first year free and you have to pay $0.99/year afterward.
A Facebook-sponsored service that offers limited free Internet access was suspended in Egypt on Wednesday after a permit required from the government was not renewed, an official from the Telecommunications Ministry told Reuters.
Scientists have invented a machine that imitates the way the human brain learns new information, a step forward for artificial intelligence, researchers reported.
Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder and chief executive of Facebook, announced on Tuesday that he and his wife would give 99 percent of their Facebook shares “during our lives” — holdings currently worth more than $45 billion — to charitable purposes.
US scientists say they have bred a genetically modified (GM) mosquito that can resist malaria infection.
Facebook Inc activated its “Safety Check” feature after deadly blasts in Nigeria following criticism from users that the social media network was being selective about deploying it.
Electric car company Tesla has launched an autopilot mode that will let a vehicle change lanes by itself.
Facebook will begin testing a new feature allowing users to express a range of emotions on posts in Ireland and Spain from Friday — but there will be no “dislike” button, the social network said.
MICROSOFT unveiled its first laptop and its first Windows 10 smartphones Tuesday as it aims to widen the use of its new operating system in the mobile technology universe.
Being tall is linked to a higher risk of cancer, especially for women, according to research drawn from physical and health data for five million people in Sweden.
The feature is rolling out this week
Russian scientist says he is stronger and healthier after injecting himself with ’eternal life’ bacteria
Hundreds of millions of iPhone and iPad users at are risk after hackers embedded malicious codes in China’s most popular mobile apps - the first large-scale attack on the iOS App Store.
Founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has announced Facebook will soon launch a button which will allow users to express empathy.
Researchers at Witwatersrand (Wits) University said on Thursday that the species, which they named Homo naledi, appeared to have intentionally buried its dead in graves - a feature that was once thought to be limited to modern humans.
US - A crew of six scientists began a year long isolation experiment inside a small dome in Mauna Loa, Hawaii, on Friday-
There is never a shortage of doom-mongers warning of the impending end of the world, but rarely does Nasa feel the need to intervene to put people’s minds at rest.
New data further confirms that our 13.8 billion-year-old universe is well past its prime, and is slowly fading out.
The biggest plane in the world is due to set off next year, and it’s a wide as three Boeing 737s.
Microsoft’s new Windows 10 computer operating system is out to win the love its predecessor never got.
NASA has discovered an Earth-like planet orbiting around a star, which a NASA researcher called a “bigger, older cousin to Earth.”
New research estimates that 136 billion porn videos will be watched on smartphones this year, with the number rising by 55 per cent over the next five years