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Google to buy part of HTC's smartphone operations for $1bn

Google has announced a deal to acquire part of Taiwanese firm HTC Corp’s smartphone operations for about $1bn.
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What you need to know about cryptocurrencies

A new age of currency is upon us and you may have seen or heard snippets of news on crypto currency. Bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin, dash and a lot more are all different types of crypto currencies. 
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What's the cheapest way of buying an iPhone 8?

The iPhone 8 is available to pre-order from today, but don’t be distracted by flashy offers with low upfront costs and a high monthly fee: the cheapest way to get one is still simply buying it…
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Elon Musk: Tesla electric lorry to be unveiled in late October

Tesla is set to launch its first electric lorry, which is expected to be able to drive itself, in late October as the company attempts to break into the commercial market.

Google sued over sex discrimination

Three women who used to work at Google have filed a lawsuit against the technology giant, alleging it pays women less than men for comparable work.

Apple explains Face ID on-stage failure

Apple has explained why its new facial recognition feature failed to unlock a handset at an on-stage demo at the iPhone X's launch on Tuesday.
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Apple unveils latest £1,000 iPhone X

Apple has unveiled the £1,000 iPhone X, the latest generation of its flagship device. The all-glass device has an edge-to-edge display and no home button. It unlocks using facial recognition software…
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Apple releases iPhone X (10)

After a decade since its founding CEO, Steve Jobs gave a masterful presentation of what was obviously a revolution to mobile technology, Apple has launched its latest product - the iPhone X or iPhone…
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Global Cyberattack on Energy Sector Stokes Deep Fears

The hacker group known as "Dragonfly" is behind sophisticated wave of recent cyberattacks on the energy sectors of Europe and North America, Symantec reported Wednesday.

Why China can't get enough of QR codes

The world's second largest economy is on the fast track to ditching cash.

Apple's big iPhone reveal is days away

More than 10 years after Steve Jobs announced the original iPhone in San Francisco, Apple is preparing for another landmark event.
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Crowdsourcing: Using ICT to bring Diasporan Solutions to Ghana

A month ago, the Diaspora Homecoming Summit was held in Accra with the aim of mobilising Ghanaians living abroad to invest in the country and contribute to national development. This is a clear…
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Facebook exposes 'Russian-funded' misinformation campaign

Facebook says it has discovered a Russian-funded campaign to promote divisive social and political messages on its network.
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LG Unveils V30 Flagship with Super Camera, Sound Features

LG Electronics last week unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the LG V30, at IFA 2017 in Berlin.
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Why are Samsung's emojis different from everyone else?

It’s a tricky life, being an emoji designer. Unicode, the consortium that controls the key standard used to digitally encode writing, picks which emojis need to be included, but until recently…
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Tech billionaire Michael Dell pledges $36 million to Harvey relief efforts

Tech billionaire and Houston native Michael Dell has committed $36 million to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
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Uber pulls U-turn on controversial tracking of users after trip has ended

Uber will stop its controversial practice of tracking users for up to five minutes after a trip has ended, as it attempts to turn around its mired public image.
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Samsung TV owners furious after software update leaves sets unusable

Thousands of owners of high-end Samsung TVs have complained after a software update left their recently acquired £1,400 sets with blank, unusable screens.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 announced with dual camera and Bixby voice assistant

Samsung has unveiled its Galaxy Note 8 in a return for the high-end smartphone brand, which was recalled last year in a worldwide debacle that cost billions of dollars.

China relaunches world's fastest train

China's fleet of high-speed trains is set once again to become the world's fastest.
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Game of Thrones: HBO hackers threaten leak of season finale

The hackers who compromised HBO’s network systems in July have threatened to leak the final two episodes of Game of Thrones.The “Mr Smith group” of hackers told tech site Mashable that it has access…
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Game of Thrones secrets revealed as HBO Twitter accounts hacked

Several HBO Twitter accounts were hacked and taken over by the notorious OurMine hacking group, posting #HBOHacked messages and warnings about security.OurMine took control of the main HBO Twitter…
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Mark Zuckerberg on Charlottesville: Facebook will remove violent threats

Mark Zuckerberg broke his silence on the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville last weekend, writing in a Facebook post on Wednesday that the social network is “watching the situation closely…
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Uber to offer tipping for UK users – and introduce waiting charges

Uber will allow UK users to leave a tip and will also charge passengers for keeping cabs waiting, as it attempts to take the sting out of a long-running dispute with drivers over labour rights.
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South Korea introduces world's first 'robot tax'

South Korea has introduced what is being called the world's first tax on robots amid fears that machines will replace human workers, leading to mass unemployment. The country will limit tax…
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How to take pictures of the solar eclipse with your smartphone`

A solar eclipse can make for a stunning photograph and at this year's great eclipse, among the hundreds of professional photographers vying for the best shots, there will be thousands of onlookers…
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Vanishing app: Snapchat struggles as Facebook bites back

Is Snapchat – the social media app famous for its disappearing messages – in danger of doing a vanishing act of its own? It’s a question some are asking after investors turned on the company again…

EU spends millions building robot that makes pizza

The European Union is spending millions of euros on developing a robot that can make pizza.

China's WeChat, Weibo and Baidu under investigation

China says it is investigating its largest social media platforms - Weibo, WeChat and Baidu Tieba - for alleged violations of cyber security laws.

Bail of $30,000 set for UK cyber expert Marcus Hutchins

US prosecutors say a British computer expert has admitted to creating software that harvests bank details.

NHS finally agrees to fund HIV prevention treatment after losing legal battle

The NHS has finally agreed to fund a controversial HIV prevention treatment from September following a High Court battle over who would pay for the drug.

Scientists identify first flowering plant from 40 million years ago in 'major step forward'

A 140 million-year-old bloom bearing a striking resemblance to a water lily was the mother (and father) of every flowering plant living today, scientists believe.

British computer expert who stopped WannaCry ransomware attack that hit NHS detained

The British computer expert who stopped the WannaCry ransomware attack that wreaked havoc around the world and hit NHS computers has been detained by the FBI in Las Vegas, according to reports.

Ransomware 'here to stay', warns Google study

Cyber-thieves have made at least $25m (£19m) from ransomware in the last two years, suggests research by Google.

China to launch unhackable quantum messaging service

China is preparing to launch a communications system that would be impossible to hack.

TechnipFMC accepts new interns in its local content development bid

As part of efforts to assist in tackling graduate unemployment in the country and develop local content, GNPC-Technip Engineering Services Limited(GTES), a subsidiary of TechnipFMC, welcomed its…
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Ghanaian innovator develops e-turbine to generate electricity

An innovator and lecturer at the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) at Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region, Dr Mark Amoo Boateng is seeking a $300,000 grant to enable him to develop a…

19-year-old Ghanaian competes with Google with new search engine

A 19-year-old Ghanaian University student Gabriel Opare has built a new search engine to rival Google and Youtube.
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Facebook Camera Gets Its Own Animated GIF Image Creator

When it comes to communication on social media platforms, animated GIF images are perhaps as important as emojis.

Faraday Future shelves electric car factory

Faraday Future, which is developing an electric car it hopes will rival Tesla's, has suspended its plans for a $1bn (£775m) factory in Nevada.

Tech boss attacks 'whiners' in angry email

The co-founder of a Silicon Valley investment firm said it is "not my job to make you all feel good" in a long email to staff and investors.