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Elon Musk promises to make a pickup truck ‘right after Model Y’

On the heels of Elon Musk unveiling the Tesla all-electric semi-truck and a second-generation Roadster in November, Musk took to Twitter today to ask his fans how Tesla can further improve. In response to someone who requested a Tesla pickup truck, Musk said, “I promise that we will make a pickup truck right after Model Y. Have had the core design/engineering elements in ...

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Julian Assange’s Twitter account goes offline, returns

It’s a Christmas miracle of sorts. Julian Assange’s Twitter account disappeared from the site, returned, and now there’s a bouncing baby Corgi up top. The account appears to have gone offline around 7:00/8:00PM ET on Christmas Eve, a silent night for the Wikileaks founder. Attempts to access the page overnight were met with a “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!” message. The site’s official ...

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Google looking to launch stores in India to boost Pixel sales

Alphabet Inc’s Google (GOOGL.O) is looking to launch brick-and-mortar stores in India to boost sales of its Pixel smartphones, the Economic Times newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing three people with knowledge of the matter. Google is exploring the idea of physical stores after finding an encouraging response to more than a dozen pop-up stores opened in malls across the country ...

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Russian propaganda now highlighted on Facebook, Instagram

Last month, Facebook announced that it would create a tool for users to see if they follow pages and accounts that were linked to Russian-backed groups. That tool is now live, and you can see for yourself if any of the pages you liked were created by the Internet Research Agency. You can find the tool in Facebook’s Help Center, and it will show ...

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Chamber of Mines donates $100,000 to Science and Tech Ministry

The Ghana Chamber of Mines has presented an amount of $100,000 to the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation towards empowering the next generation of researchers, problem solvers and leaders. The support is also towards an initiative on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) training programme. Mr Kwame Addo-Kufuor, the President of the Chamber, presenting the cheque affirmed the ...

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China closes more than 13,000 websites in past three years

China has closed more than 13,000 websites since the beginning of 2015 for breaking the law or other rules and the vast majority of people support government efforts to clean up cyberspace, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday. The government has stepped up already tight controls over the internet since President Xi Jinping took power five years ago, in ...

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Reindeer hunted by wolverines get safety app

Reindeer, who fall prey to wolverines, wolves and lynx, are being fitted with sensors to protect them. It makes it easier for herders to track the animals across the remote Lapland forests where they roam. Sensors around the necks of the female reindeer are linked to the herders’ smartphones, allowing them to rescue hurt animals more quickly and identify the ...

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Apple faces lawsuits over slowed iPhones

Two class action lawsuits have been launched against Apple in the US following the tech giant’s admission that it slows down older models of the iPhone as they age. Apple has said that it did this to “prolong the life” of the devices and maximise diminishing battery power. The lawsuits were filed in California and Chicago by groups of iPhone users representing others, who ...

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New online transport service Enshika, begins operations in Ghana

A Ghanaian online platform transport service provider, Enshika, has launched its operations in Accra, Kumasi  and Takoradi. Announcing this in a statement, Enshika assured that its services will be based “on principle of having a ‘Journey’ of a service continue even after the ‘Ride’ has ended. “While Uber entered this market in 2016, it was quite evident that it will ...

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Apple changes rules on app ‘loot boxes’

Apple has changed the rules around how games on its app store use loot boxes. These boxes are random rewards for gameplay and often give players benefits and power-ups that can be used in games. In a change to its developer guidelines, Apple said games must now let players know the odds of getting particular items in the boxes. Loot boxes ...

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