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Google Flooding the Internet With Fake News

Google Flooding the Internet With Fake News

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It is unbecoming and very disappointing to be caught publishing false news over the internet or any other news platform like a newspaper, magazine or social media. For a search engine giant like Google, we wouldn't think they are also into such a bad reputable business of spreading false news of a tragic incident that happened over the weekend on Sunday. However, what really disappointed the masses was Google's response to the claims of it spreading fake news about the suicide gunman that attacked Texas. Being one of the biggest corporations in the world, we don't expect them to do something so low as promote false news of the Sunday Texas's murder-suicide gunman. The internet is filled with all sort of false news promoters ready to create whatever suits their needs and benefits ...
Twitter Expands Character Limit To 280

Twitter Expands Character Limit To 280

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Twitter is no more the 140-character micro-blogging site. The company has officially extended the tweet character limit to 280. In September, when the company first announced it planned to increase the character limit, not everyone welcomed the decision. Users against extending the limit stated that lengthy tweets would fill up the timeline reducing readability. Others stated that Twitter is doing what no one asked for, and is shifting the focus from other serious issues such as cyber bullying and below-the-belt comments. Twitter, on the other hand, notes that the decision to increase the character limit would enable users to be more expressive. Read: Intel and AMD form Partnership “More space makes it easier for people to fit thoughts in a tweet, so they could say what they
Apple and Samsung Are Gearing up for Another Court Battle

Apple and Samsung Are Gearing up for Another Court Battle

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Samsung and Apple haven't given up on their patent infringement court battle and there is a likely chance they may soon face each other again in court. In 2011, Apple began litigating against Samsung in patent infringement suits, while Apple and Motorola Mobility were already engaged in a patent war on several fronts. From that period on, this marked the beginning of a long patent war that has since seen Apple and Samsung fighing in over 19 ongoing cases in nine countries which later expanded to ten by October. Reports recently revealed by Foss Patents, suggests that two technology gaints still have unresolved issues that may see Apple fight to retain its $400 million that it won in the first trial unless the two companies decide to settle it outside the system. Read: Tecno Rel...
Liverpool a Wreck with No Ideas

Liverpool a Wreck with No Ideas

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After astonishingly buying many forward players during the summer, many had thought that Liverpool would be a force. With eight games into the Premier League season, Liverpool who are now 9th on the log are looking anything but title contenders. The Merseyside team seem to be a shadow of themselves and now look like a team that needs a new direction. Jurgen Klopp is a great manager who has managed to bring out the best attack in players but the defence has been his greatest undoing. In a game against Spurs, Liverpool were completely opened up by some incredible counter attacks. Liverpool looked out of ideas at set pieces too. For a club that has been known for playing very well against big teams and collecting maximum points, after that win against Arsenal, they have looke...
Ronald Koeman Sacked by Everton

Ronald Koeman Sacked by Everton

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Everton FC have confirmed through their social media platforms that they have parted ways with manager Ronald Koeman. Ronald Koeman had entered into his second season at Goodison park. After spending illustriously during the summer, many had thought that Everton would go on to be a force in the English Premier League and Europe. A string of very poor results clearly showed that Koeman was already at the verge of losing his job with the side. Other stories:Why it Rains and Kampala Jams On Sunday, Everton hosted Arsenal and both teams were looking at getting some positive results but it was an afternoon in which Arsenal were more than just superior. For the first time, Arsene Wenger who was celebrating his 68th birthday was able to beat Koeman. Wenger had his trio of O...
Tecno Releases New Phantom 8 in Dubai

Tecno Releases New Phantom 8 in Dubai

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Tecno Mobile has been building hype towards its new handset, the Tecno Phantom 8 ahead of the launch in Dubai all week on its social media channels. On the evening of Sunday, 22nd October, 2017; Transsion Holdings held the Tecno Phantom 8 launch at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai with a global live stream. Tecno Mobile Nigeria even went as far to offer a prize to those who watch the live stream and engage on the #Phantom8Launch hashtag on Twitter.   Related: Google Pixel 2 XL Hits Stores   There were a lot of talks from the leadership in Transsion Holdings, the parent company of Tecno such as the VP of Transsion Holdings, Alif Chowdhury and Lu Han, Product Director. Tecno even managed to get in David Abdallah, a famous photographer in the Middle East to share his e
Robert Mugabe Named WHO Goodwill Ambassador

Robert Mugabe Named WHO Goodwill Ambassador

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Robert Mugabe, the president of Zimbabwe that is currently facing international sanctions for human rights abuse was appointed the World Health Organisation "Goodwill Ambassador". The outcry rocketed around the world after this week’s announcement and seemed centered around one primary point: Can you be a “goodwill ambassador” if the world widely regards you as a violent, tyrannical despot? WHO Director General Tedros Ghebreyesus, an Ethiopian who became the first African to hold the post this year, made the announcement at a Uruguay conference on noncommunicable diseases, saying Mugabe would be an advocate for fighting diseases such as cancer and diabetes in Africa. In other news: Mozilla Teams up with Google, W3C, Microsoft and Samsung He described Mugabe’s Zimbabwe as “a cou
Mozilla Teams up with Google, W3C, Microsoft and Samsung

Mozilla Teams up with Google, W3C, Microsoft and Samsung

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Mozilla officially announced on October 18, 2017 that they will be joining forces with Google, Samsung, W3C, Microsoft and other industry leaders to collaborate on the MDN (Mozilla Developer Network) documentation. The goal of the partnership is to consolidate information about web development for multiple browsers besides Firefox and make web development easier. Mozilla Developer Network’s most accessed content are articles and tutorials on JavaScript, CSS, HTML and detailed documentation of new technologies like Web APIs. This has been made possible by quality volunteer community contributions over the past 12 years. In 2017, 8,021 users made 76,203 edits. More: Apple Performance Disappointing Cross-browser documentation contributions include input from writers at Google a
Zari Closes Deal With Mercedes Benz – AMG

Zari Closes Deal With Mercedes Benz – AMG

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Zari Hassan, a 'momprenuer' - business woman and a mother of five. And one with an eye for extremely luxurious expensive exotic cars. Chrysler, Jaguar, Mercedes, Audi Q7, BMW, Range Rover; these are some of the toys she’s fond of. She and her late ex-husband Ivan Ssemwanga stunned Kampala streets when they brought a Yellow Lamborghini, and it was just a drop in their fancy cars ocean. The butterfly doors brought the Hip Hop music video fantasies to life for most of us. Seeing this 'beast' off the TV screen was exciting. Zari drives the latest in cars, whether at home in Kampala or elsewhere on the continent i.e. South Africa and Tanzania. Her taste in cars is probably the one thing that makes her the outstanding icon she is on social media. Others can compete, but her car game will
The Ntunga Project: A Step Towards Empowering Women

The Ntunga Project: A Step Towards Empowering Women

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Streetlights Uganda alongside People Concern Children’s Project presented an exciting and impactful project showcase called Ntunga which saw a good number of women graduate on a Saturday afternoon last week on the 7th October. The event was filled with color and fun as it saw 7 out of the 15 women that joined the project graduate after successfully completing the program. The Ntunga Project was started as a pilot program, 6 months back in Kibuli – Kasasizi Zone with 15 women joining the program. The initiative focused mostly on empowering and reskilling women in poverty stricken areas by teaching them sewing skills to improve on their livelihoods. Also read: How to Improve On Your Memory in Daily Life Why the name Ntunga? The name of the project, “Ntunga” was derived from a