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‘Big Brother’ satellite launched

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A British video that could one day provide footage of individual people on earth from orbit in high definition and is capable of gathering 50 frames of images per second has been launched. If the pre-production prototype performs well the British manufacturer will create another …

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These headphones cost Shs11m

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sennheiser has announced its priciest headphones yet — a pair of $3,000 (Approx. Shs11 million) glass-covered portable headphones aimed at the hardcore audiophile. The HD 820, is a pair of wired headphones that go over your ears and according to Sennheiser, serve up “astonishingly …

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Tech firms battle to resolve major security flaw

Paris, France | AFP | Amazon, Google and now Apple — as the list of digital giants hit by the “Spectre” and “Meltdown” computer security flaws grows longer, the race is on to limit the damage. “All Mac systems and iOS devices are affected, but there are no known exploits …

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Volvo Cars races to record sales in 2017

Stockholm, Sweden | AFP | Swedish carmaker Volvo, owned by the Chinese Geely, said Thursday that booming demand in China helped it notch up record sales for the fourth consecutive year in 2017. Volvo Cars said in a statement that it sold a total 571,577 cars worldwide last year, an …

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Phone addicts get unusual help

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These days we check emails and messages on our smartphones all the time. Not only on public transport but also in social situations, for example when having drinks with friends. The more one feels the urge to check their phone, even when they are not expecting …

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How good are your headlights?

Your vehicle could be among 80% with poor low-beam headlights Kampala, Uganda | MOTORING GURU | For years now, motor vehicle safety has concentrated mainly on in-cab passenger safety, body strength, transmission and breaking systems, head and seat restraints. Vehicles are now fitted with safety cameras, on board driver assist computers, and early …

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THIS WEEK: Uganda improves in ICT ranking

THIS WEEK: Uganda improves in ICT ranking Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has moved up five places in the Information and Communication Technology Development Index (IDI) to 152 this year, signalling steady success of the multifaceted approach being undertaken by the government and the private sector in driving …

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