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Social media platform X to offer video, audio calls – Musk

The social media platform X will begin offering video and audio calling, owner Elon Musk announced on Thursday, a step towards turning the former...

Tech takes, gives jobs – Eclipse Nkasi, who created Africa’s first AI-powered music album

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is spreading across the globe to aid commerce, communication, media, law, medicine, and even music; and while many embrace it, some...

TikTok agrees to have its content moderated in Kenya, assures President Ruto

Chinese social network TikTok has pledged to work with Kenyan authorities so that its content can be monitored and eventually removed, the presidency of...

Kenya: Meta and content moderators to negotiate out-of-court settlement

Two mediators have been appointed to find an out-of-court settlement to the dispute between Meta and 184 content moderators for Facebook in the Kenyan...

Somalia bans TikTok and Telegram to curb “terrorist” propaganda

The Somali government on Sunday ordered a ban on TikTok, Telegram and an online betting site, claiming that these platforms were being used by...

Paleontologist Lee Berger announces exciting new discovery

South Africa-based American explorer and scientist Lee Berger announced the discovery for the first time of a non-human species that uses symbols to mark...

JUST IN: Ex-Twitter CEO launches alternative app on Android

Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and ex-CEO of Twitter, has launched an alternative micro-blogging site available only on Android devices for now. The alternative platform, Bluesky,...

Karel Cerny: The Rich Worlds Created by avalanches

The destructive force of an avalanche can change a mountainside profoundly. Can we harness this power without compromising human safety? For anyone who has traversed...

Sony World Photography Award 2023: Award-winning photo turns out to be AI creation

The winner of a major photography award has refused his prize after revealing his work was created using AI. German artist Boris Eldagsen's entry, entitled...

How artificial intelligence is matching drugs to patients

Dr Talia Cohen Solal sits down at a microscope to look closely at human brain cells grown in a petri dish. "The brain is very...

Matthew Henson: The US’ unsung Black explorer

While other explorers may claim credit for discovering the North Pole, an unsung and largely forgotten former sharecropper has as good a case as...

Nasa’s Artemis III: What it takes to make a suit fit for the Moon

The suits they will wear will be far more advanced than those of the Apollo astronauts, It will be the ultimate catwalk. In 2025, when...

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