Technology

PHOTO: Are these snakes or doughnuts?

This picture has gone viral social media, many people are asking whether is real snakes or doughnuts shaped like snake. What’s you take, snakes or doughnuts?

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What if… Robots Replaced Teachers?

It’s a robot takeover! We at Team micro:bit have been overjoyed to bring you more than a year of micro:bit experiments, activities and entertainment, so we decided what better way to show our appreciation than to get in touch with our robotics buddies and cause a little havoc? Making robots with the micro:bit has been some of our favourite activities ...

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‘Cyber law not linked to 2018 polls,’ claims Supa

The Cyber Crime and Computer Bill has nothing to do with the 2018 harmonised elections, but seeks to protect people from abuse on social media, a Government official has said. Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services Minister Supa Mandiwanzira made the remarks at a cyber security workshop in Harare yesterday. “It is important that we have this law as ...

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Why did ‘power surge’ hit BA computers?

It is one of the worst IT meltdowns to hit British Airways in recent memory – thousands of passengers had flights disrupted or cancelled at the weekend and there were chaotic scenes at London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Some travellers are still waiting to be reunited with their luggage, five days later. But what really went wrong? No-one seems to ...

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Open Sesame: Science centre unveiled in Jordan

In a rare show of unity in the Middle East, an advanced research centre to be shared by the troubled region is opening today in Jordan. Despite political tensions and rows, countries usually hostile to each other are jointly supporting the venture. Its name is Sesame – Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East. The facility hosts ...

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Lone workers’ phone has red alarm button

Swedish mobile phone company Doro has unveiled a hard-wearing handset designed for people such as social workers, carers and builders who work alone. The Doro 8020X features a red “call for help” button on the side. If the button is pressed, the phone can send a text message containing its GPS location to up to five contacts. There are other ...

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Samsung launches Galaxy S8

Boasting some of the largest wrap-around screens ever made, the long-awaited S8 is the South Korean technology company’s first new premium phone since its September recall of all Galaxy Note 7 smartphones equipped with fire-prone batteries. Samsung halted their sales in 10 markets, and the phones were banned from aircraft in the United States, denting a revival of the firm’s ...

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Ten million jobs could be replaced by robots in next 15 years

Sectors such as transport and manufacturing are at the biggest risk with half of jobs at “potential high risk” of disappearing. Around 10 million workers are at risk of seeing their jobs taken over by robots over the next 15 years, according to a new report. But the research from PwC said new artificial intelligence (AI) related technologies would also ...

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Russia denies Yahoo hack involvement

The Kremlin has denied allegations by US authorities that the FSB intelligence agency was involved in a huge data breach affecting Yahoo. Two FSB officers were accused of conspiring with two alleged criminal hackers in a Department of Justice indictment announced on Wednesday. The charges are believed to be the first that the US has filed against Russian government officials. ...

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Social media not that social for young people: New research

NEW YORK – A new research published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine says that social media may not be that social for young people. The study revealed that excessive social media use may lead to higher levels of perceived social isolation, according to the research team. Participants of the study told the researchers their social media habits and ...

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