AI X Prize announced at TED

By BBC A new X prize designed to advance artificial intelligence has been announced at the TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference. The X Prize was set up to push the boundaries of technology to solve...

Strathmore to develop smartphone degree and certificate program

By KNA Strathmore University has announced a strategic partnership with One University Network to develop the world’s first smartphone-based degree and certificate program. Later this year, Strathmore Mobile (mobi.strathmore.edu) will enable students to earn Strathmore University...

Aston Martin to develop electric car

By Reuters Aston Martin set up a venture with Chinese consumer electronics group LeEco (300104.SZ) to jointly develop the British luxury car brand's first electric vehicle, an example of the deepening ties between the technology...

Freedom 251: India firm to launch ‘world’s cheapest’ smartphone

By BBC. An Indian company is due to launch what is being billed as the world's cheapest smartphone. Ringing Bells said their Freedom 251 phone would be priced under 500 rupees (744 Kshs), but Indian media...

Apple rejects order to unlock gunman’s phone

By BBC Apple will contest a court order to help FBI investigators access data on the phone belonging to San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook. The company had been ordered to help the FBI circumvent security...

Mega bug may hit thousands of devices

By BBC A major computer security vulnerability has been discovered - with experts cautiously warning it could potentially affect hundreds of thousands of devices, apps and services. However, due to the nature of the bug,...

Kanye album ‘pirated 500,000 times’

By BBC Kanye West's latest album has already been illegally downloaded more than half a million times, estimates Torrent Freak. The artist released The Life of Pablo on Jay-Z's music streaming service Tidal two days ago. Thousands...

Twitter loses customers as shares plummet

By Beth Nyaga It's hard for the small core of Twitter addicts to accept, but Twitter just isn't popular enough to be successful. In fact, Twitter is losing customers. The social media company reported Wednesday that it...

Google drops Picasa photo editor

By Beth Nyaga Picasa photo editor will no longer be supported by Google beginning March 15, 2016. A blog post from Google Photos head Anil Sabharwal said the company is retiring Picasa to focus on developing...

Van Gogh’s bedroom gets digital makeover

By Beth Nyaga Scientists in Chicago have produced a visualisation of Van Gogh's Bedroom in Arles, showing what it would have looked like before its colours faded. The artist painted three versions of this famous scene,...
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