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Uganda Communications Commission Blocks Social Media for 'Security Reasons', Polls Delayed Over Late Voting Material Delivery

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.

18/02/2016 Saa 12:28:28
Apple Rejects Court Order to Unlock Gunman's Phone

Apple Rejects Court Order to Unlock Gunman’s Phone

Apple will contest a court order to help FBI investigators access data on the phone belonging to San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook.

17/02/2016 Saa 13:25:29
DNA Rice Breakthrough Raises 'Green Revolution' Hopes, Scientists

DNA Rice Breakthrough Raises ’Green Revolution’ Hopes, Scientists

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".

15/02/2016 Saa 13:16:22
Earthquake Warning, New App to Identify Tremors Early, Research.

Earthquake Warning, New App to Identify Tremors Early, Research.

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.

13/02/2016 Saa 08:36:29
Supreme Court Calls Halt on Obama’s Climate Initiative:

Supreme Court Calls Halt on Obama’s Climate Initiative:

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.

10/02/2016 Saa 15:43:13
Google Boss Becomes Highest Paid in US.

Google Boss Becomes Highest Paid in US.

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.

10/02/2016 Saa 12:00:47
Africa Internet Group Set to Become Continent’s First ‘Unicorn’

Africa Internet Group Set to Become Continent’s First ‘Unicorn’

Africa Internet Group is set to become the continent’s first “unicorn” after securing an investment valuing the eCommerce group at more than $1bn.

9/02/2016 Saa 13:34:11
Edgar Mitchell, Sixth Man on the Moon, Dies Aged 85.

Edgar Mitchell, Sixth Man on the Moon, Dies Aged 85.

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)

6/02/2016 Saa 13:07:10
Technology Training Center is Opportunity for Cameroon Youth.

Technology Training Center is Opportunity for Cameroon Youth.

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.

4/02/2016 Saa 18:39:35
Revealed: How Google Is Joining To Fight Against Evil ISIS Propaganda Network.

Revealed: How Google Is Joining To Fight Against Evil ISIS Propaganda Network.

jihadists who use Google to search for extremist material are to be shown anti-radicalisation links under a new counter-terrorism scheme.

3/02/2016 Saa 11:55:48
Lions Rediscovered In Ethiopian As Scientists Celebrate.

Lions Rediscovered In Ethiopian As Scientists Celebrate.

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.

2/02/2016 Saa 11:13:44
The future is now for Swiss-led drone project in Rwanda

The future is now for Swiss-led drone project in Rwanda

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.

1/02/2016 Saa 16:46:35
Gene editing: UK scientists granted go ahead to experiment on human embryos

Gene editing: UK scientists granted go ahead to experiment on human embryos

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.

1/02/2016 Saa 14:11:45
Smartphones Pave Way For Huge Opportunities In Africa.Technologists

Smartphones Pave Way For Huge Opportunities In Africa.Technologists

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.

29/01/2016 Saa 10:29:35
 Google Pays Britain $185 Million to Settle Back Taxes.

Google Pays Britain $185 Million to Settle Back Taxes.

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.

23/01/2016 Saa 13:19:44
Evidence of

Evidence of "ninth planet" found, scientists.

Researchers in the United States say they have found evidence of what would be the ninth planet on the fringes of the solar system.

21/01/2016 Saa 11:12:55
Global warming strikes deep into oceans – study.

Global warming strikes deep into oceans – study.

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.

19/01/2016 Saa 11:42:00
WhatsApp goes officially free on all platforms, promises no ads.

WhatsApp goes officially free on all platforms, promises no ads.

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.

18/01/2016 Saa 16:36:17
Facebook's Free Basics service suspended in Egypt

Facebook’s Free Basics service suspended in Egypt

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.

31/12/2015 Saa 10:25:53
Scientists invents a machine that ‘learns’ like a human

Scientists invents a machine that ‘learns’ like a human

Scientists have invented a machine that imitates the way the human brain learns new information, a step forward for artificial intelligence, researchers reported.

12/12/2015 Saa 00:10:25
Watch: Mark Zuckerberg Vows to Donate 99% of His Facebook Shares for Charity

Watch: Mark Zuckerberg Vows to Donate 99% of His Facebook Shares for Charity

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.

3/12/2015 Saa 09:49:34
Scientists modify mosquitoes to pass malaria-blocking genes in the wild

Scientists modify mosquitoes to pass malaria-blocking genes in the wild

US scientists say they have bred a genetically modified (GM) mosquito that can resist malaria infection.

25/11/2015 Saa 14:14:29
Facebook activates “Safety Check”

Facebook activates “Safety Check”

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.

18/11/2015 Saa 16:44:05
Watch: Electric car company 'Tesla' launches Autopilot mode let car switch lanes

Watch: Electric car company ’Tesla’ launches Autopilot mode let car switch lanes

Electric car company Tesla has launched an autopilot mode that will let a vehicle change lanes by itself.

15/10/2015 Saa 17:19:35
Facebook says no to ‘dislike’ button but tests ‘sad’ and ‘angry’

Facebook says no to ‘dislike’ button but tests ‘sad’ and ‘angry’

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.

9/10/2015 Saa 09:06:25
Microsoft unveils its first ever laptop

Microsoft unveils its first ever laptop

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.

8/10/2015 Saa 11:43:47
Tall people are more likely to get cancer, research reveals

Tall people are more likely to get cancer, research reveals

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.

3/10/2015 Saa 17:00:25
How to make your Facebook profile picture a video

How to make your Facebook profile picture a video

The feature is rolling out this week

2/10/2015 Saa 11:45:17
Russian scientist injects himself with 3.5m year old 'eternal life' bacteria

Russian scientist injects himself with 3.5m year old ’eternal life’ bacteria

Russian scientist says he is stronger and healthier after injecting himself with ’eternal life’ bacteria

2/10/2015 Saa 11:05:53
iPhone users at risk as Apple's App Store is hit by its first major hack

iPhone users at risk as Apple’s App Store is hit by its first major hack

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.

21/09/2015 Saa 12:48:45
Founder and chief exec Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook will soon launch a dislike button

Founder and chief exec Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook will soon launch a dislike button

Founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has announced Facebook will soon launch a button which will allow users to express empathy.

16/09/2015 Saa 13:49:27
New species of human found in S Africa cave

New species of human found in S Africa cave

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.

10/09/2015 Saa 14:14:10
Preparation for life in in Mars: six scientists begin year-long isolation

Preparation for life in in Mars: six scientists begin year-long isolation

US - A crew of six scientists began a year long isolation experiment inside a small dome in Mauna Loa, Hawaii, on Friday-

5/09/2015 Saa 09:44:35
Nasa denies rumours of a massive asteroid impact bringing worldwide destruction

Nasa denies rumours of a massive asteroid impact bringing worldwide destruction

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.

21/08/2015 Saa 15:04:46
Google Launches Low-Cost Smartphone in Africa

Google Launches Low-Cost Smartphone in Africa

21/08/2015 Saa 14:00:30
Scientists have pinpointed when the world will end

Scientists have pinpointed when the world will end

New data further confirms that our 13.8 billion-year-old universe is well past its prime, and is slowly fading out.

13/08/2015 Saa 08:31:06
World's biggest plane in the world to take off next year

World’s biggest plane in the world to take off next year

The biggest plane in the world is due to set off next year, and it’s a wide as three Boeing 737s.

5/08/2015 Saa 16:08:07
Microsoft Windows 10 sparkles with new facets to win the love that 8 never got

Microsoft Windows 10 sparkles with new facets to win the love that 8 never got

Microsoft’s new Windows 10 computer operating system is out to win the love its predecessor never got.

30/07/2015 Saa 08:43:40
NASA Discovers New Earth-Like Planet

NASA Discovers New Earth-Like Planet

NASA has discovered an Earth-like planet orbiting around a star, which a NASA researcher called a “bigger, older cousin to Earth.”

23/07/2015 Saa 19:37:41
Smartphone porn use set to rise dramatically by 2020

Smartphone porn use set to rise dramatically by 2020

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

20/07/2015 Saa 16:26:33

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