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Ugandans again run to VPN as social media tax starts to bite

As predicted by ICT experts, Ugandans have found virtual private networks (VPN) the ‘ultimate solution’ to bypass paying the Shs 200 daily excise duty charge on Over-The-Top (OTT) services. The tax, christened ‘social media tax’ affects social media platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Instagram, Viber, Skype

Science Centre roof ‘melts’ as Scotland nears hottest June day record

Scotland is enjoying another day of blazing heat and is approaching record temperatures last seen in 1893. BBC forecasters say the June record of 32.2C in Ochertyre in Perth and Kinross in 1893 could be broken, with Glasgow one of the main hotspots. Temperatures have triggered speed

Your internet use could change as ‘net neutrality’ ends

Your ability to watch and use your favorite apps and services could start to change — though not right away — following the official demise Monday of Obama-era internet protections. Any changes are likely to happen slowly, as companies assess how much consumers will tolerate. The repeal

Pedro Sánchez is sworn in as Spain’s new prime minister

Spanish Socialist Pedro Sánchez has been sworn in as the country’s new prime minister by King Felipe after the ousting of conservative Mariano Rajoy. Mr Sánchez, who is an atheist, took the oath to protect the constitution without a bible or crucifix – a first in Spain’s

LG K8 (2018) Launched in Russia as LG K9: Price, Specifications

Following the unveiling of 2018 edition of the LG K8 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the company has now unveiled the smartphone in Russia under the brand LG K9. Besides the change in name of the handset, there has been no major alteration in terms of features and specifications. While announcing the

Redmi 5 First Flash Sale in India at 12pm; Mi TV 4A, Mi TV 4 Up for Grabs as Well

Redmi 5, Xiaomi’s latest affordable smartphone, will go on sale in India via Amazon and Mi.com for the first time at 12PM Tuesday. Last week, Xiaomi had launched three variants of the Redmi 5 – 2GB/ 3GB/ 4GB RAM – with the prices starting at Rs. 7,999 and going up all the way to

Client posing as FBI agent assaults, threatens to kill employees at Boulder web-design firm, police say

The founder of a yoga company was arrested over the weekend after police allege he posed as an FBI agent and cuffed, assaulted and threatened to kill employees at a Boulder web-design firm that worked on a project for him. Daniel Shea, 45, was arrested in Lyons

Client posing as FBI agent assaults, threatens to kill employees at Boulder web-design firm, police say

The founder of a yoga company was arrested over the weekend after police allege he posed as an FBI agent and cuffed, assaulted and threatened to kill employees at a Boulder web-design firm that worked on a project for him. Daniel Shea, 45, was arrested in Lyons

Google Assistant on Over 100 Million Devices, as DeepMind AI Develops an Imagination

HIGHLIGHTS Google Assistant now on over 100 million devices DeepMind AI can use imagination to make informed decisions AI in TensorFlow can analyse food ingredients Google Assistant is a little over a year old now and it has already proven to be one of the best artificial intelligent assistants

Nokia Plant in Tamil Nadu Left as an ‘Orphaned Child’: Ravi Shankar Prasad

HIGHLIGHTS Prasad made the statement at a CII event in Chennai The Nokia factory was left out of the Microsoft deal in 2014 “We are trying to work it out,” Prasad said Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Sunday said the Nokia facility at Sriperumbudur near Chennai, was left like