Category: Technology

Google Launches Free Wi-Fi Hotspot Network in Nigeria

Google Launches Free Wi-Fi Hotspot Network in Nigeria

Google launched a network of free Wi-Fi hotspots in Nigeria on Thursday, part of its effort to increase its presence in Africa's most populous nation. ...
Why is Facebook Keen on Robots? It’s Just the Future of AI

Why is Facebook Keen on Robots? It’s Just the Future of AI

Facebook announced several new hires of top academics in the field of artificial intelligence Tuesday, among them a roboticist known for her work at D ...
Silicon Valley eyes Africa as new tech frontier

Silicon Valley eyes Africa as new tech frontier

With its colourful hammocks and table tennis table, a new tech hub in the Lagos metropolis wouldn't look out of place among the start-ups on the o ...
US Firm: Chinese Hackers Infiltrate Cambodia Ahead of Polls

US Firm: Chinese Hackers Infiltrate Cambodia Ahead of Polls

Last month, the daughter of a jailed Cambodian opposition party leader received an email from a well-seeming activist at a reputed Cambodian non-profi ...
Kenya to use Google’s balloons for rural internet

Kenya to use Google’s balloons for rural internet

  Kenya will use Alphabet Inc’s system of balloons to beam high-speed Internet access in hopes of connecting more of its rural population to t ...
Russian Search Engine Alerts Google to Possible Data Problem

Russian Search Engine Alerts Google to Possible Data Problem

The Russian Internet company Yandex said Thursday that its public search engine has been turning up dozens of Google documents that appear meant for p ...
WhatsApp Promises to Work to Curb Fake Messages in India

WhatsApp Promises to Work to Curb Fake Messages in India

Digital messaging service WhatsApp says it is "horrified" by lynchings and mob beatings in India, triggered by false content shared on its platform, a ...
Baidu starts mass production of autonomous buses

Baidu starts mass production of autonomous buses

Chinese tech and internet giant Baidu has begun volume production of the country's first commercially employed self-driving bus. The company said it w ...
How Much Artificial Intelligence Surveillance Is Too Much?

How Much Artificial Intelligence Surveillance Is Too Much?

When a CIA-backed venture capital fund took an interest in Rana el Kaliouby's face-scanning technology for detecting emotions, the computer scientist ...
China firm develops ‘laser gun’

China firm develops ‘laser gun’

A Chinese firm has developed a laser gun designed for police use that can set fire to protesters' hair or banners from a range of almost one kilom ...
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