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Facebook-backed research sees progress linking minds, machines

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Facebook-backed researchers have managed to translate brain signals into spoken words, bringing the social network’s vision of linking brains and machines closer to reality. A study published this week by University of California-San Francisco scientists showed progress toward a new type of brain-computer interface. …

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Huawei says revenue surges despite US sanctions

Shenzhen, China | AFP | Huawei’s sales unexpectedly rose in the first half of the year, company figures showed Tuesday, as executives admitted US sanctions would bring further challenges in the coming months. The Chinese tech giant has been under immense pressure this year as Washington has lobbied allies worldwide to …

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Cochlear implants saving children from permanent deafness

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Around 466 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss, according to the World Health Organization 2019 report. 34 million of the people with the disabling hearing loss are children. However, 60% of childhood hearing loss is due to preventable causes. Profound deafness among children affects …

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When your tyre bursts

Save driving tips in highway emergency | MOTORING GURU | Imagine you are driving at 140km/hr or over and your vehicle tyre bursts; what is the right way to react? A wrong move could lead to major problems; including loss of vehicle and lives.  Therefore, all drivers need to be …

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Samasource opens Kampala centre

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | USA firm Samasource has opened its Kampala centre which will see the technology firm train young people to become artificial intelligence data analysts. The centre located off Kanjokya Street in Kamwokya was opened. The company, which has had an outlet in Gulu since 2012, says …

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Twitter acknowledges outages affecting some users

Washington, United States | AFP | Twitter said Thursday some users could not access the messaging service amid reports of an outage in some parts of the world. “We are currently investigating issues people are having accessing Twitter,” a spokesperson said in an email. “We’ll keep you updated on what’s happening.” The monitoring website Down …

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Twitter back on

Twitter acknowledges outages affecting some users Washington, United States | AFP |  Twitter said Thursday some users could not access the messaging service amid reports of an outage in some parts of the world. “We are currently investigating issues people are having accessing Twitter,” a spokesperson said in an email. …

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