The Independent
High-tech mystery: Is a Facebook phone in the works?
San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Facebook could be working on a smartphone, according to paperwork recently spotted by cyber sleuths which the tech giant filed earlier this year. A Facebook unit devoted to hardware filed a patent application in January for a mysterious “modu...
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South Korea urges North to respond to military talks offer
Seoul, South Korea | AFP |  South Korea urged the North on Friday to break its silence on an offer of military talks aimed at easing simmering tensions over the hermit state’s nuclear ambitions. Seoul had proposed to hold rare inter-Korea talks this week at the border truce villa...
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TUMWEBAZE: Uganda must be ICT compliant  
By Julius Businge Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE |  Information and Communication Minister Frank Tumwebaze has said that government is committed to harnessing the opportunities of digital technology in offering service delivery to the people. He made the remarks at Sheraton Hot...
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The Independent
Facebook to test news story paywalls: report
San Francisco, United States | AFP | Facebook will test limiting the number of published news stories that can be read for free on its Instant Articles platform for premium publishers, US media reported on Wednesday. The leading social network has become a major source of news fo...
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African biosafety agencies move to bridge GMO communication gap
Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | African countries are currently having trouble releasing their biotech crops popularly known as Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) to farmers, but scientists seem to be embracing a new strategy to ensure that there exist relevant regulatory syste...
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Google Glass reborn for the workplace
San Francisco, United States | AFP | After spending two years on the sidelines, Google Glass internet-linked eyewear is back in the game, this time aimed at helping workers do their jobs. General Electric, Volkswagen, and Boeing are among more than 50 businesses taking part in te...
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