Technology

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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‘Govt not against social media use’

Government is not against the use of social media by the public but will take action against anyone violating the country’s laws through abuse of such platforms. Responding to a question from Mashonaland Central Senator Alice Chimbudzi, Deputy Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Thokozile Mathuthu said her ministry could not stop Zimbabweans from using social media because the ...

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Budget 2017: Solar industry facing devastating 800% tax increase

UK: Some businesses and schools that generate electricity from rooftop solar panels will have to pay rates for the first time, while others will face a massive tax rise. Britain’s solar industry is facing devastation and consumers could see energy bills rise after the Chancellor Philip Hammond refused to listen to pleas to cancel a planned tax hike of up to ...

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Zim Authors urged to embrace ICT

Zimbabwean writers have been challenged to shift their mindset when it comes to information trading and become generators of information instead of just being consumers. Speaking after an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) empowerment meeting with some local writers at the Gweru Memorial Library recently, internationally renowned book writer Archibald Marwizi said Zimbabwean artistes are still overshadowed by the jinx ...

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‘Smart’ home devices used as weapons in website attack

Hackers used internet-connected home devices, such as CCTV cameras and printers, to attack popular websites on Friday, security analysts say. Twitter, Spotify, and Reddit were among the sites taken offline on Friday. Each uses a company called Dyn, which was the target of the attack, to direct users to its website. Security analysts now believe the attack used the “internet ...

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Mugabe Malaysia trip details – Hunting for new planes

Transport, Communication and Infrastructure Development minister Joram Gumbo has revealed that he accompanied President Robert Mugabe to Malaysia to hunt for new planes. Air Zimbabwe is keen on leasing Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes from a Malaysian airlines. “After the discussions that we are having with technical partners, we will have long haul planes” he said. “It does not help us ...

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Rwanda begins Zipline commercial drone deliveries

What is being hailed as the world’s first commercial regular drone delivery service is beginning drop-offs in Rwanda. The operation uses fixed-wing drones that automatically fly to destinations in the central African nation. They release small packages attached to parachutes without needing to land at the delivery points before returning. The technology promises to make deliveries much faster than had ...

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Apple fires staff amid claims intimate photos shared in Australia store

Apple has fired a number of employees at a store in Brisbane, Australia, amid allegations they shared photos of female customers and colleagues and ranked their bodies out of 10. Brisbane’s Courier-Mail, said dozens of photos were taken without knowledge or consent and that other images were stolen from customer phones. Apple confirmed an inquiry and said “several” jobs had ...

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