Tech

Predictim babysitter app: Facebook and Twitter take action

Predictim babysitter app: Facebook and Twitter take action

An app that claims to vet babysitters is being investigated by Facebook, and has been blocked altogether by Twitter.
Review: the Audi A8 is a luxury limo with a 'business class' back seat

Review: the Audi A8 is a luxury limo with a 'business class' back seat

The balance of power at the top end of motoring has just shifted towards Audi with its new A8 flagship. After many years in the shadow of cars wearing S-Class and 7-Series badges, the A8 is a…
HGT_ wins tech award in South Africa

HGT wins tech award in South Africa

Henson Geodata Technologies Ltd (HGT), a Ghanaian registered GIS technology company was awarded the second runner-up Prize out of 20 finalists at the Grand finale of the Feed the Future Fall Armyworm…
WhatsApp’s next update could cause some very embarrassing situations for sexters

WhatsApp’s next update could cause some very embarrassing situations for sexters

The notification is a subtle delight of modern life, bringing joy to anyone who sees one pop on their screen.
Instagram targets fake likes and comments

Instagram targets fake likes and comments

Photo-sharing platform Instagram has announced a new initiative that will target fake likes and comments.
World's most popular car gets redesigned

World's most popular car gets redesigned

Toyota unveiled the new 2020 Corolla sedan, which promises to be more efficient and more enjoyable to drive than the current model.
StarTimes

StarTimes ‘300 village satellite TV project’ near completion

The StarTimes Satellite TV Project which will enable 300 rural settlements across the country to have access to satellite television will be completed and handed over to the Ministry of…
China has developed a virtual anchor to deliver the news

China has developed a virtual anchor to deliver the news

News anchors, beware. The robots are coming for your jobs, too.
The Huawei Y9 2019 which was launched in Accra, Ghana on November 8, 2018.

Huawei overtakes Apple in global smartphone shipments

Huawei overtook Apple again in the third quarter of 2018 and remains the world's second largest smartphone vendor for two consecutive quarters, according to leading analyst firms such as IDC, IHS…
World’s first folding smartphone unveiled – and it’s not from Samsung

World’s first folding smartphone unveiled – and it’s not from Samsung

Samsung had high hopes to be the first tech company to reveal a folding smartphone, but it’s been beaten to the punch.
Facebook sorry for 'white supremacist ad'

Facebook sorry for 'white supremacist ad'

Facebook has apologised after it approved an ad campaign targeted at people interested in a conspiracy theory favoured by white nationalists.
Apple continues its year of price hikes

Apple continues its year of price hikes

When the $1,000 iPhone X was announced last year, Apple watchers gasped: Can the company possible get away with charging that much for a phone?

Driverless cars: Who should die in a crash?

If forced to choose, who should a self-driving car kill in an unavoidable crash?
Google sacks dozens over sexual harassment

Google sacks dozens over sexual harassment

Google has sacked 48 people including 13 senior managers over sexual harassment claims since 2016.
 World's longest sea crossing: Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens

Photos: World's longest sea crossing: Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens

Chinese President Xi Jinping has officially opened the world's longest sea-crossing bridge, nine years after construction first began.
Young students create solar oven

Young students create solar oven

Five young students at the Abibifahodie Adesuabea have invented a solar oven with a box to bake and heat foods.
25 Motorcycle Concepts Bikers Will Ride by 2020

Photos: 25 Motorcycle concepts bikers will ride by 2020

Looking at the bike concepts is always enjoyable. And as it appears, the motorcycles of the future will truly be rebellious.
Paul_ Allen

Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, is dead at 65

Paul Allen, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, died Monday. He was an investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist who influenced many aspects of modern life — from technology and science to…
19-years-old, Betelhem Dessie

Meet the 19-year-old tech genius coding at Ethiopia's first AI lab

At 19-years-old, Betelhem Dessie is perhaps the youngest pioneer in Ethiopia's fast emerging tech scene, sometimes referred to as 'Sheba Valley'.

iPhone X, iPhone Xs, iPhone XR and iPhone Xs Max: The difference

iPhones are now the trend when it comes to smartphones. It is the wish of many to use an iPhone but the expensive nature of the gadget hinders a lot of people from owning one.
An attempt to tackle Google over data tracking has been blocked by the courts

Google iPhone data privacy case blocked by High Court

The High Court has blocked a bid to sue Google for allegedly unlawfully taking data from 4.4 million UK iPhone users.
Top 10 Ghana mobile apps

Top 10 Ghana mobile apps

There are numerous mobile applications that the everyday Ghanaian smartphone user downloads. So we take a look at the Top 10 Ghana mobile apps.
Net-connected cameras have helped attackers stage large-scale attacks

Weak passwords banned in California from 2020

Default passwords such as "admin" and "password" will be illegal for electronics firms to use in California from 2020.
Facebook

Facebook hack exposed 50 million users' info -and accounts on other sites

An attack on Facebook exposed information on nearly 50 million of the social network's users, the company announced Friday -- and gave the attackers access to those users' accounts with other sites…
Facebook

Facebook hack: What to do if you're affected

Sheryl Sandberg, Mark Zuckerberg and me. And there's a good chance you, too.
Kevin Systrom (R) and Mike Krieger continued to run Instagram after it was acquired by Facebook in 2012

Instagram co-founders Systrom and Krieger leaving Facebook-owned firm

The co-founders of photo-sharing giant Instagram, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, are both leaving the firm.
Game of Thrones is one of Sky's most popular shows

Sky: Comcast outbids Fox with £30bn bid for broadcaster

US cable giant Comcast has submitted the highest bid in the auction for broadcaster Sky, valuing the company at more than £30bn.

Google still lets third-party apps scan your Gmail data

Google is defending its policy to allow third-party apps to access and share data from Gmail accounts, according to a letter made public Thursday.
Facebook employees advised Donald Trump's election campaign managers

Facebook stops sending staff to help political campaigns

Facebook will no longer send employees to work at the offices of political campaigns during elections, the company has announced. The social network used to offer dedicated staff to political…
WhatsApp no longer available for millions of people worldwide

WhatsApp no longer available for millions of people worldwide

Millions of WhatsApp users in the world will soon not be able to access the services as the tech company phases out support for older phones.
Sony's PlayStation Classic is 45% smaller than the original

Sony unveils mini PlayStation Classic console

Sony has announced a miniature version of the first PlayStation console, which originally launched in 1994.
E-voting machines are in use across 14 US states

US judge allows e-voting despite hack fears

A judge in the US state of Georgia has approved the use of electronic voting machines - despite being "gravely concerned" that they could be hacked.
Mr Musk (R) alleged that British diver Mr Unsworth (L) had a

Elon Musk sued for libel by British Thai cave rescuer

A British cave diver is suing tech billionaire Elon Musk for defamation after his repeated claims the diver is a child abuser.
Amazon investigates staff bribery claims

Amazon investigates staff bribery claims

Amazon is investigating claims that its employees accepted bribes in exchange for leaking confidential sales data.

BMW's future rides on the Vision iNext

BMW knows the Ultimate Driving Machine has to become the ultimate time machine.
An MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) gets  prepared for a training mission at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, on Nov. 17, 2015.

Drone assassins are cheap, deadly and available in your local store

In the heart of Venezuela's capital, Caracas, Nicolás Maduro was delivering of a rousing speech. He stood high on a podium, speaking to a parade of military troops.
Little Baby Bum's animated videos are brightly coloured and feature a range of characters

YouTube nursery-rhyme channel with billions of views sold

One of the most popular YouTube channels in the world, which features animated nursery rhymes, has been sold.
Apple IPhone XS unveiled alongside fall-detecting watch

Apple IPhone XS unveiled alongside fall-detecting watch

Apple has updated its iPhone X handset with three more powerful models, two of which are larger than before. 
Among the species for sale were Asiatic black bears and common palm civets

Facebook animal trade exposed in Thailand

More than 1,500 listings of live animals for sale have been found on Facebook in Thailand by a wildlife trafficking watchdog.
British Airways

British Airways breach: How did hackers get in?

British Airways has revealed that hackers managed to breach its website and app, stealing data from many thousands of customers in the process.
The PlayStation 2 is the best-selling console of all time

PlayStation 2 repair services close in Japan

Sony has ended its repair service for the PlayStation 2, more than 18 years after it first went on sale.