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Meet the tiny safe that’s perfect for international travelers

Sometimes you need a little extra security for your valuables when you travel. But not everything makes sense for the hotel safe — stuff like passports and prescriptions sometimes need to be a little more portable. But last we checked, fanny packs don’t come with a combination lock. The solution: a portable safe. It’s small and lightweight enough to carry ...

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Leverage space technology to improve sanitation – Fred McBagonluri

The Dean of Engineering at Ashesi University, Dr. Fred McBagonluri believes Ghana’s quest to venture into space technology can help deal with the numerous problems that exist in areas such as sanitation. Speaking to Citi News, he said government’s effort to commit resources to space science is a step in the right direction. “Some of the technologies you would develop ...

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Elon Musk unveils Tesla electric truck and new sports car

Elon Musk unveiled Tesla’s first electric semi-truck on Thursday evening at an event in Los Angeles that also included the surprise reveal of a new Tesla sports car. The new Roadster, which has the same name as the first electric vehicle produced by Tesla from 2008 to 2012, emerged from the back of one of the trucks at the end of a presentation ...

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Alibaba invests $2.9B in hypermarket operator

Alibaba is continuing its expansion into offline retail after the Chinese e-commerce giant bought up more than one-third of one of the Chinese most prolific operators of hypermarket stores. The firm announced today it has spent HK$22.4 billion (around US$2.88 billion) to acquire of 36.16 percent in Sun Art Retail Group, a Hong Kong-listed business that operates 446 hypermarkets across 224 cities in mainland China. The deal ...

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Apple delays launch of smart speaker

Apple is delaying the release of its HomePod smart speaker until 2018. The electronics giant said the device, which was due to be released in December this year, still needed development work. It said the HomePod would be ready to go on shop shelves in the US, UK and Australia “early in 2018”. The news is a blow to its ...

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Germany bans children’s smartwatches

A German regulator has banned the sale of smartwatches aimed at children, describing them as spying devices. It had previously banned an internet-connected doll called, My Friend Cayla, for similar reasons. Telecoms regulator the Federal Network Agency urged parents who had such watches to destroy them. One expert said the decision could be a “game-changer” for internet-connected devices. “Poorly secured ...

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Akufo-Addo pushes for AU Space Agency HQ in Accra

President Nana Akufo-Addo says his government is lobbying for the headquarters of a yet to be established space agency by the African Union (AU) to be situated in Ghana. The Minister of Environment, Science Technology and Innovation, Professor Frimpong Kwabena Boateng has been tasked to lead the team lobbying for the project. “The African Union is in the process of ...

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Experience-driven digital operation transformations are imperative

With the global voice revenue growth slowed down or even reduced, data revenue continues to grow, and digital operation transformation has now become first-priority business in front of operators. However, the first step towards digital transformation in any company is to change themselves, and their own success. After which, it becomes possible to efficiently help customers succeed in digital transformation. ...

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‘Fear of unknown’ blocking Ghana’s adoption of Bitcoin – Expert

The Cyber Security Advisor at the Ministry of Communications, Albert Antwi Boasiako, has suggested that the ‘fear of the unknown’ is the reason why Ghana is hesitant to adopt cryptocurrency. The issue of the adoption of cryptocurrencies in Ghana has been up for some time, with many calling on the state to find a way to get it to be ...

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Far-right accounts lose Twitter verified tick

Twitter has stripped several far-right accounts of their “verified” badge, after changing its policy. Among them are Jason Kessler who helped organise a far-right march in Charlottesville, and white supremacist Richard Spencer. English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson also had his badge removed. Twitter said the badge was being interpreted as an “endorsement or an indicator of importance” and said ...

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