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iPads to replace laptops

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Apple has released a brand new ad for the iPad Pro. It features a young girl and a rose gold iPad Pro running iOS 11. And Apple’s pitch is quite clear here — the iPad is the future of computers. The company even thinks there …

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Spain to introduce video technology next season

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Spain’s La Liga will use the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system next season, the country’s football federation (RFEF) confirmed on Wednesday. “The president of the referee’s technical commission, Victoriano Sanchez Arminio, has informed all first division referees and assistant referees that video refereeing will be introduced …

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US approves first pill with digital tracking device

Washington, United States | AFP | US regulators have approved the first pill that contains a digital tracking sensor to alert doctors and caregivers as to whether a patient is taking a medication as scheduled. The pill, called Abilify MyCite (aripiprazole tablets with sensor), is designed for patients with schizophrenia, …

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Iran’s tech sector blooms under shield of sanctions

Tehran, Iran | AFP | The names may be unfamiliar but the services are immediately recognisable: Snapp is Iran’s answer to Uber, Digikala is its Amazon, and Pintapin its Booking.com. US sanctions have protected the Islamic republic’s tech sector, barring Silicon Valley from profiting from one of the world’s most promising …

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Facebook steps up fight on state-led propaganda

Washington, United States | AFP |  Facebook said Thursday it is stepping up its security to counter efforts by governments and others to spread misinformation or manipulate discussions for political reasons. The new effort expands Facebook’s security efforts beyond “abusive” actions such as hacking and financial scams to “more subtle …

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How bad is your oil leak?

So your car leaks a little bit of oil.  How big of a deal is that?  If you drive into the nearest apartment complex you will see oil stains in just about every parking spot.  If everyone’s car leaks oil, it must not be a big deal … right?  Maybe, …

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Progress, but uphill slog for women in tech

Lisbon, Portugal | AFP |   They are under-represented in the industry and sometimes made to feel unwelcome in geek-infested workspaces, but women are making their voices heard at Europe’s largest technology marketplace. Organisers of this week’s Web Summit in Lisbon said nearly half its 53,000 attendees were women, helped …

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