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Samsung electronics records profit rise defies COVID-19 effect

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics defied the coronavirus to report higher net profits in the second quarter Thursday, with strong demand for memory chips...

Despite Twitter crackdown, Qanon moves into conservative mainstream

Twitter’s decision to crack down on the conspiracy-theory mongering of QAnon underscores the loose-knit group’s increasing reach into the mainstream of US politics....

Major US Twitter accounts hacked in Bitcoin scam

Former US President Barrack Obama and billionaires Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates are among the prominent US figures targeted by hackers on Twitter in an apparent...

Covid-19: WhatsApp limits message forwarding to curb misinformation

WhatsApp on Tuesday placed new limits on message forwarding as part of an effort to curb the spread of misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic. The new policy...

Bill Gates exits Microsoft to focus on charity

Co-founder of Microsof, Bill Gates has left its board of directors to devote more time to philanthropy. In a release on Friday, Microsoft chief executive and company...

Facebook launches leadership community programme

Facebook has launched its Community Accelerator programme which will be available in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria. According to the tech giant, the initiative is in...

COVID-19: OPPO cancels launch in Barcelona, considers online conference

The world-leading smart device brand, OPPO has announced the launch of its all-round 5G flagship Find X2 series. The much-anticipated global launch will be hosted online...

Samsung appoints Roh Tae-Moon as new mobile Chief

Tech giant, Samsung on Monday appointed Roh Tae-Moon as its mobile chief due to a management shake-up. Roh Tae-Moon, 52, takes over from co-CEO and former mobile...

Logitech expands ergonomic accessory lineup with new Ergo K860 keyboard

Logitech has expanded its ergonomic accessories with the launch of the split Ergo K860 keyboard. For quite a while now, Logitech has been making its way into the...

Africa’s first Drone and Data Academy opens in Malawi

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has opened the first African Drone and Data Academy (ADDA) in Lilongwe, Malawi capital, as part of efforts to promote...