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The system is cheaper and requires fewer staff than traditional security systems

Wi-fi could be used to detect weapons and bombs

Ordinary wi-fi could be used to detect weapons and explosives in public places, according to a study led by the Rutgers University in New Jersey.
Plastic surgeons are reporting a rise in requests to look ‘filtered’. Photograph: Lisa Lake/Getty Images for HBO

Snapchat photo filters linked to rise in cosmetic surgery requests

Plastic surgeons are reporting that patients are coming to them with selfies of themselves edited using the filters on Snapchat or Instagram and asking to look more like the retouched photo.
Facebook adds quirky Messenger games to video chats

Facebook adds quirky Messenger games to video chats

Facebook's latest additions to Messenger will have you dodging asteroids and trying to keep a straight face. The company announced Wednesday that it is adding two games to its messaging app that…
Facebook does access some financial data - but says this is only done with users' consent

Facebook denies seeking users' bank data

Facebook has denied reports that it is actively asking banks for details of users' financial transactions.
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Android 9 Pie is available now on Google Pixel phones

The next generation of Android is on its way. And you guessed it -- the P is for Pie. Android Pie, the new version of Google's mobile operating system, previously called Android P, comes first to the…

President Akufo-Addo inaugurates Abenaso Rural Telephony Project

President Akufo-Addo has inaugurated the Rural Telephony Project at Abenaso in the Eastern Region.
Google might return to China.

Google might return to China. Here's why that's so controversial

Google is reportedly planning to get back into China, a lucrative market where it has a long history of tangling with authorities.
WhatsApp launches four-person group video calling

WhatsApp launches four-person group video calling

WhatsApp teased that its messaging app would add a long-awaited group video calling feature several weeks ago, and it's finally here. Both Android and iOS users can now hold audio and video…
Samsung’s new flexible display can withstand a lot of drops

Samsung’s new flexible display can withstand a lot of drops

There are those who will almost certainly take Samsung’s declaration of an “unbreakable” display as a challenge.
KNUST student builds single-phase traffic light

KNUST student builds single-phase traffic light

A Physics student at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has defied the odds to design a 'single phase' system which is aimed at easing the cost of building and repairing traffic…
Social media apps are 'deliberately' addictive to users

Social media apps are 'deliberately' addictive to users

Social media companies are deliberately addicting users to their products for financial gain, Silicon Valley insiders have told the BBC's Panorama programme. 
Tricks for staying offline on WhatsApp

Tricks for staying offline on WhatsApp

Privacy on WhatsApp is a serious matter. But anybody can add an extra security layer to their profile by taking a few steps. If you would like to hide your personal data and avoid being exposed to…
Google AI in Ghana

Google AI in Ghana

We've seen people across Africa do amazing things with the internet and technology—for themselves, their communities and the world. Over the past 10 years in which Google has had offices in Africa,…
Bozoma Saint John

Bozoma Saint John leaves Uber

US-born Ghanaian marketing guru, Bozoma Saint John has left his role as the Chief Brand Officer of Uber.
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Apple awarded $539m in US patent case against Samsung

A US court has ordered South Korea's Samsung Electronics pay $539m (£403m) in damages for copying features of Apple's original iPhone.
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WhatsApp now lets you play Facebook, Instagram videos within the app

WhatsApp has added support for playing Instagram and Facebook videos within the app.
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4 Things You Should Never Search On Google

Protecting your privacy online can be difficult. If you use Google, Bing, Yahoo, or any other search engine that records your IP address and search terms, there are some things — many things, it…
Cambridge Analytica to shut down

Cambridge Analytica: Facebook data-harvest firm to shut

Cambridge Analytica, the political consultancy at the centre of the Facebook data-sharing scandal, is shutting down.
Easy steps to create a Website

How to create a Website

Technology has brought about many things such as the rapid rise of Websites.
iPhone vs Samsung

iPhone vs Samsung: What to know when choosing a smartphone

Perhaps the fiercest phone war that exists in the 21st century is between iPhone and Samsung.
Infinix vs Techno

Infinix vs Tecno: Here's what to know when buying a phone

In the smartphone industry, competition and hatred has existed between Samsung and Apple phones; Android vs iOS and so do we now have Infinix vs Tecno.
7 interesting features about Infinix phones

7 interesting features about Infinix phones

Infinix seems to be the taste and preference of many smartphone users in Ghana.
How to sync your WhatsApp with your computer

How to sync your WhatsApp with your computer

WhatsApp is now the easiest application that connects mobile phone users without much stress.
Facebook says its face-matching tech is a way for users to learn if they are in a photo even if not tagged

Facebook seeks facial recognition consent in EU and Canada

Facebook has started asking European and Canadian users to let it use facial recognition technology to identify them in photos and videos.
Russia has been accused of carrying out cyber-attacks across the globe

Russia accused of global net hack attacks

State-sponsored Russian hackers are actively seeking to hijack essential internet hardware, US and UK intelligence agencies say.
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7 interesting things about iPhone iOS

iPhone iOS is a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc. exclusively for its hardware.
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10 interesting things about Apple you didn't know

Apple may be known as a fruit but in the technological world, it is one of the most powerful brands you can get.
6 things that will make you a power Andriod user

6 things that will make you a power Android user

Android users are very common as most view the operating system as a bedrock on which most smartphones operate.
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10 WhatsApp tricks you didn't know

WhatsApp seems to be the order of the day for many social media users.There are over a billion WhatsApp users worldwide right now.
Ghanaian students invent alcohol detecting device

These Ghanaian students just developed an alcohol detecting device to stop your car from moving

Two female students of the George Grant University of Mines and Technology, UMAT in Tarkwa in the Western Region, have developed an alcohol detection and engine locking system for cars which is aimed…
Facebook suspends Brexit campaign data firm

Facebook suspends Brexit campaign data firm

Facebook has suspended a Canadian data firm that played a key role in the campaign for the UK to leave the EU.
6 very good smartphones you can buy in Ghana

7 very good smartphones you can buy in Ghana

Smartphone use is on the rise as technology has improved with many Ghanaians shifting from the use of analogue phones also known as "Yams" to the use of smartphones.
Mr Zuckerberg says he will not step down

Zuckerberg: I'm still the man to run Facebook

Despite the turmoil that continues to surround his company, Mark Zuckerberg has insisted he is still the best person to lead Facebook.
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Theresa May swaps Blackberry for iPhone

Theresa May has replaced her Blackberry mobile device with an iPhone.
The P20 Pro runs Android 8.1 and is powered by Huawei's proprietary Kirin 970 processo

Huawei P20 Pro smartphone 'can see in the dark'

Huawei's latest smartphone can take photos in near-dark conditions without using its flash or a tripod.
Apple wants emojis to better represent people with disabilities

Apple proposes 13 disability emojis

In a proposal sent to the Unicode Consortium the nonprofit organization that sets the global standard for emojis the company is advocating for 13 new additions.
Toyota

Toyota halts self-driving car tests after Uber-related death

Toyota has become the first major auto maker to halt tests of autonomous cars after a woman was struck and killed by a self-driving Uber vehicle.
Facebook

Facebook is facing an existential crisis

The Cambridge Analytica scandal has done immense damage to the brand, sources across the company believe.
Facebook CEO Zuckerberg summoned before UK Parliament

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg summoned before UK Parliament

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has been summoned by a UK parliamentary committee to give evidence about the use of personal data by Cambridge Analytica.
Blackberry modified to 'help drug cartels'

Blackberry modified to 'help drug cartels'

The chief executive of a company that created highly-secure smartphones allegedly used by some of the world's most notorious criminals has been indicted.
Bill Gates, founder of the Microsoft Corporation

Bill Gates to meet with Trump at the White House

President Donald Trump will sit down with billionaire Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates on Thursday.