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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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Liquid telecom, FSDU to support data market start-ups

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Liquid Telecom in partnership with Financial Sector Deepening Uganda will Thursday Nov.30 launch Data Hack4FI competition at an innovations hub – Innovation Village. Liquid telecom will showcase its products to the public at the hub located in Ntinda, a Kampala suburb. Officials from the two …

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Artificial muscles give ‘superpower’ to robots

Miami, United States | AFP | Inspired by the folding technique of origami, US researchers said Monday they have crafted cheap, artificial muscles for robots that give them the power to lift up to 1,000 times their own weight. The advance offers a leap forward in the field of soft robotics, …

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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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Uber in legal crosshairs over hack cover-up

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Two US states said Wednesday they are investigating Uber’s cover-up of a hack at the ride-sharing giant that compromised the personal information of 57 million users and drivers. Uber purportedly paid data thieves $100,000 to destroy the swiped information — and remained quiet …

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How digital technology can help reinvent basic education

E-learning innovations: How digital technology can help reinvent basic education TECHNOLOGY | Rohen d’Aiglepierre, Amélie Aubert & Pierre-Jean Loiret | African countries have worked hard to improve children’s access to basic education, but there’s still significant work to be done. Today, 32.6 million children of primary-school age and 25.7 million adolescents …

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