‘How to calculate safe days’ tops Google search in Kenya

By Ruth Mutegi “How to calculate safe days”, “How to decorate a bedroom”, “How to talk to a girl you like”…. No, we are not giving you a lecture on Reproductive Health; these are just...

Facebook’s 3.57 degrees of separation

By BBC If you pick any two Facebook users, it's been calculated there's an average of 3.57 "degrees of separation" between them. The maths has been done using the social media giant's handy data set of...

Unofficially fixed iPhones ‘disabled’

By BBC The latest software update for iPhone 6 handsets is allegedly rendering the devices useless if it detects repairs not carried out by Apple. The problem is known as "error 53" and has appeared in...

Google AI will play live Go match

By BBC Google's artificial intelligence (AI) software will go head-to-head with the world's highest ranked Go player Lee Sedol, the firm has said. It comes a week after the search giant announced that AlphaGo had beaten...

Twitter shuts 125,000 ‘terror’ accounts

By BBC Twitter says it has suspended more than 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 "for threatening or promoting terrorist acts". In a blog, the US-based firm said the accounts "primarily related to ISIS" (the so-called Islamic State...

Microsoft recalls fire-risk power cord

By BBC Microsoft is recalling more than two million power cords sold with Surface tablets worldwide after 56 reports of them overheating and emitting flames. It has also received five reports of customers receiving electrical shocks. Users...

Uber drops its U. Why?

By BBC Before someone shouts "is Uber changing its logo really news?", let me answer that for you: no, it probably isn't. Yet, much like my Dad's sensational perm in the 70s, a striking new look...

Porsche boss rejects driverless cars

By BBC Porsche has no plans to develop driverless cars, unlike most other carmakers who are embracing the autonomous driving revolution, its chief executive has said. Oliver Blume told German newspaper Westfalen-Blatt that people wanted "to...

Twitter scraps ‘unengaging’ homepage

By BBC Twitter is rolling out a new homepage designed to engage people who have not logged in to the website. The new page shows real-time updates from celebrities and news websites, and lets people search...

Microsoft buys UK AI firm SwiftKey

By BBC. UK-based artificial intelligence firm SwiftKey has been acquired by Microsoft, the company has confirmed.   The Financial Times reports the deal is worth $250m (£174m).   SwiftKey is known for its predictive keyboard, which can be found...
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