Sub Saharan African Tech Company Recession Plan

Tech companies in sub-Saharan Africa will soon be operating in a recession. The World Bank expects the region’s economies to contract by up to 5.1%, a historic downturn that portends tough...

Nigeria To Repurpose HIV Test Equipment To Accelerate COVID-19 Testing

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) will repurpose a set of equipment designed for HIV and tuberculosis tests to accelerate COVID-19 testing. Chikwe Ihekweazu, director general of the NCDC, said this...

Coronavirus: Google reveals travel habits during the pandemic

Google is to publicly track people's movements over the course of the coronavirus pandemic. The tech firm will publish details of the different types of places people are going to on a county-by-county basis...

Mast Fire Probe Amid 5G Coronavirus Claims

Mobile phone mast fires are being investigated amid conspiracy theories claiming a link between 5G and coronavirus. There have been fires at masts in Birmingham, Liverpool and Melling in Merseyside. A video, allegedly...

Microsoft sneaks working Surface Duo demo into failed event recording

Microsoft demonstrated its dual-screen Surface Duo device for the first time publicly on Tuesday, but the early Android software and apps caused some issues. During a live stream event designed to...

Facebook Dating Feature delayed after row with regulator

Facebook has delayed the launch of its new dating feature in Europe, after a last-minute visit by officers from the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC). The DPC said it had been told...

China’s phone industry urged to ‘get back to work’

The founder of Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has urged the country's smartphone industry to return to work. Analysts predict smartphone shipments within China will drop by around 40% in the first quarter...

Twitter To Test Block All Replies Function

Twitter has said it will test new features that allow users to control who can reply to their posts - or block replies entirely. "We want to help people feel safe participating...

Netflix Rival Will Limit Show Times To 10 Minutes

A deep-pocketed new streaming service has revealed it will launch in the US on 6 April. Quibi has raised $1bn (£763m) in funds and commissioned some of Hollywood's biggest names to make...

TikTok fixes serious security issues

Security issues on the TikTok video-sharing platform, that could have let hackers add or delete videos, change privacy settings and steal personal data, have been fixed after they were highlighted to...

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