Science and Technology

Bill Gates brandishes poo to showcase reinvented toilet tech

November 7, 2018

  Billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft founder Bill Gates had his hands full on-stage in Beijing on Tuesday, showing a jar of human faeces. The stunt was part of his speech at the Reinvented Toilet Expo event – a showcase for new toilet technologies. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has spent more than $200m on […]

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Here are the top 5 things Apple just announced at its October launch event (AAPL)

October 31, 2018

Apple held a splashy media event in Brooklyn on Tuesday to unveil its holiday menu of new laptops, iPads and other gadgets. Unlike the big event Apple hosted at its California headquarters in September to show off its new iPhone line-up, Tuesday’s event was focused on computing devices designed for working and creating. Here are […]

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SGR: Uganda lags behind, blames land conflicts

October 30, 2018

Much as the two sister countries have made significant strides in the project, Uganda has failed to realise its earlier plan of starting in June 2015. INFRASTRUCTURE JINJA – The kickoff for the construction of the $12.8b Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) has hit a snag due to land conflicts in some areas, where the railway […]

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Disinformation and fake news spreads over WhatApp ahead of Brazil’s presidential election

October 21, 2018

The smartphone messaging application owned by Facebook was used as a tool to target millions of Brazilians ahead of the presidential election, which takes place 28 October Over the past few months, the 120 million Brazilians who use WhatsApp , the smartphone messaging application owned by Facebook, have been deluged with political messages. The missives, […]

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