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Microsoft signals end of Paint program

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Microsoft’s graphics program Paint has been included in a list of Windows 10 features that will be either removed or no longer developed. Paint has been part of the Windows operating system since its release in 1985 and is known for its simplicity and basic artistic results. Paint’s successor, Paint 3D, will still be available. The list was issued as ...

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Refunds as Pokemon fest beset by glitches

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As many as 20,000 attendees at a Pokemon Go festival in Chicago are being offered refunds after technical glitches meant fans were mostly unable to catch anything – let alone “them all”. Disappointed fans will also be offered $100 in the form of the app’s in-game currency, Pokecoins. The event on Saturday had been touted as a chance for fans ...

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Gov’t committed to fight against cyber crime – Minister

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The government remains committed to the fight against cybercrime, the Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekufful,  has said. She said the Communications Ministry had been tasked with the responsibility to champion cyber security initiatives in the country, which according to her, could be executed successfully. She said government intended to scale up the digitisation of the economy, by making the national ...

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YouTube to redirect searches for IS videos

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YouTube says it will redirect people searching for “violent extremist propaganda” and offer them videos that denounce terrorism. People searching for certain terms relating to the so-called Islamic State group will be offered playlists of videos “debunking its mythology”. YouTube said it wanted to help prevent people being radicalised. The company told the BBC that uploading IS propaganda was already against ...

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Ghanaian innovator develops e-turbine to generate electricity [Audio]

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An innovator and lecturer at the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region, Dr. Mark Amoo Boateng is seeking a $300,000 to enable him develop a programme to monitor the country’s ocean systems. Dr. Boateng, a civil engineer, has a number of innovations to his credit including an electronic turbine for generating electricity. ...

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Google Maps adds the International Space Station

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The International Space Station has become the first “off planet” addition to Google Maps’ Street View facility. Astronauts helped capture 360-degree panoramas of the insides of the ISS modules, as well as views down to the Earth below. Some of the photography features pop-up text descriptions, marking the first time such annotations have appeared on the Maps platform. This is ...

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Open data will increase gov’t transparency – Nana Addo

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The Akufo Addo administration be a very transparent government where access to information will not be cumbersome, the president has promised. Akufo-Addo assured that his government will make data from specific sectors available to the public from time to time. Addressing the Africa Open Data Conference on Thursday, the president said his government will rely on open data for effective ...

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Words With Friends will be turned into a TV show

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MGM Television and Zynga are partnering to develop a new television game show based on “Words With Friends,” the companies announced Wednesday. Since launching in 2009, “Words With Friends” has been installed more than 200 million times and is one of the App Store’s Top 10 free games of all time. An estimated 55 million Words With Friends matches are played around the ...

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Google to add ‘news feed’ to website and app

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Google is adding a personalised Facebook-style news feed to its homepage – Google.com -to show users content they may be interested in before they search. It will display news stories, features, videos and music chosen on the basis of previous searches by the same user. Users will also be able to click a “follow” button on search results to add ...

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Social networks ‘lead to anxiety and fear in young’

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Research from anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label suggests social media is making youngsters more anxious. Forty per cent said they felt bad if nobody liked their selfie and 35% said their confidence was directly linked to the number of followers they had. One in three said they lived in fear of cyber-bullying, with appearance cited as the most likely topic for ...

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