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Donald Trump Jr suspended from tweeting after Covid post

Twitter has banned the US president's eldest son from tweeting for 12 hours. The punishment followed a post by Donald Trump Jr containing a video discussing the benefits of Hydroxychloroquine. Some, including President Trump, have suggested the drug works as a...

Google’s new transatlantic data cable to land in UK

Google has announced plans to build a new undersea network cable connecting the US, UK and Spain. The tech giant says it is incorporating new technology into the cable, which it claims is a significant upgrade to older existing lines. The...

Intel’s next-generation 7nm chips delayed until 2022

Intel says the production of its next-generation chips will be set back until 2022, following years of delays getting its current-generation chips on sale. The company said it was exploring "contingency plans" such as having third-party manufacturers produce some of...

“Africa’s poverty gap is a technological gap” – Frimpong-Boateng

Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, one of Africa’s renowned scientists, has underscored the need for the continent “to be determined, aggressive, ambitious and passionate about her affairs.” “As a people, we should not be afraid of breaking new ground. The world may...

Contact tracing app ‘working in Ireland’

This week, we have been looking at contact tracing apps using the decentralised Apple Google toolkit which the NHS in England has now adopted. We concluded there was little evidence they were working because no country could supply data showing...

Google Messages now lets you reply with emoji reactions

Google is adding a number of new features to its Messages app for Android, including the ability to reply to messages with emoji reactions, something that’s long been available in other messaging apps like Facebook Messenger and iOS’s built-in...

Twitter says hackers viewed 36 accounts’ private messages

Twitter has revealed that hackers viewed private direct messages (DMs) from 36 of the accounts involved in last week's hack. It did not disclose who they belonged to beyond saying one was owned by an elected official in the Netherlands. But...

Scientists at UDS, Leicester University launch project to track covid-19 patients

Scientists at the University for Development Studies (UDS) and Leicester University in the UK have launched a project to use remote sensing and geographic information systems to help in mapping out the spread of covid-19. The project will provide data...

Twitter hack: Exchange ‘blocked 1,000 Bitcoin transactions’

Crypto-currency exchange Coinbase prevented thousands of pounds worth of bitcoin being transferred to scammers during the Twitter hack, it has said. The attack saw high-profile accounts such as Bill Gates and Joe Biden falsely tweet requests for bitcoin. Coinbase said it...

Google Maps now shows cycling routes using docked bike-sharing schemes

Starting July 20, Google Maps can show you directions using rented bikes from docked bike-share schemes like Citi Bike in New York City or Santander Cycles in London. It works by giving walking directions to get to a nearby...

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We will do massive work if we get 10% of Black Stars money – Ghanaian Para athlete

Three-time Ghanaian Paralympian, Raphael Botsyo Nkegbe has challenged the state to give 10 percent of what is given to...

Government Covid-19 task force trains national team handlers

Government’s COVID-19 Task Force on Wednesday (August 12, 2020) organised a training workshop for the technical team members of the four national teams expected...

Bawumia announces govt’s intention to convert Ghana Card numbers to TIN numbers

Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has challenged former President John Dramani Mahama to tell the Ghanaian youth what he did for them in the...

Akufo-Addo, Matthew Opoku Prempeh have been true fathers to us- NUGS President

The President of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS), Mr. Isaac Jay Hyde, has expressed the appreciation of the body to President Akufo-Addo...

MASLOC donates 33-seater bus to NUGS

The Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC), through the Ministry of Education, has donated a 33-seater Isuzu bus to the National Union of Ghana...