GOOGLE MAPS LAUNCHES NEW FEATURE TO SHOW THE MOST FUEL-EFFICIENT ROUTES IN AUSTRALIA

Tue 23 April 2024: Google Maps Australia has unveiled new eco-friendly features in honor of Earth Day to motivate drivers to choose more environmentally responsible modes of transportation, The Guardian reported. The tech giant will encourage tourists to either take public transport or walk to their destinations. Australians who still intend to travel will be […]

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AFRICA NEEDS CYBERSPACE CAPABILITIES TO DEFEND AGAINST THREATS, SAYS AU

Tue 23 April 2024: In light of growing cyber threats, the African Union (AU) has urged its member nations to strengthen their cyber defenses, Xinhua reported. The call was made during a cyber diplomacy-themed workshop that brought together representatives of diplomatic missions of the AU member states at the AU headquarters in the Ethiopian capital […]

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WHATSAPP INTRODUCES A NEW FEATURE FOR COMMUNITY GROUP CHATS

Mon 22 April 2024: The well-known messaging app WhatsApp has introduced a new and helpful feature that allows users to establish events and invite members of community groups to online meetings via voice or video conversations. The feature also allows users to target alerts to those who accept their invitations. The most recent “event” function, […]

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US HOUSE PASSES LEGISLATION THAT COULD BAN TIKTOK IF IT DOESN’T CUT TIES TO CHINA

Sat 20 April 2024: The US House of Representatives on Saturday passed a bill that would force TikTok to divest from its Chinese parent company ByteDance or face a nationwide ban in the United States, where it has around 170 million users. US officials have voiced alarm over the popularity of the social media platform […]

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WINDOWS PHOTOS ADDS NEW MICROSOFT DESIGNER INTEGRATION TO CREATE QUALITY SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS

Sat 20 April 2024: Microsoft is testing a new combination between the Photos app and its cloud-based graphic design tool — Microsoft Designer — to develop a feature that allows users to easily send photos from Photos to Designer for further editing using powerful artificial intelligence (AI) features. This integration, which is currently in preview, […]

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WATCH | SPACEX LAUNCHES 23 MORE STARLINK INTERNET SATELLITES INTO SPACE

Fri 19 April 2024: SpaceX launches 23 more Starlink internet satellites into space The satellites were launched aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in the US state of Florida, according to SpaceX. pic.twitter.com/srjnHs2dlg — INDEPENDENT PRESS (@IpIndependent) April 18, 2024 A Falcon 9 rocket carrying 23 of the company’s Starlink internet satellites lifted off from […]

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TIKTOK TO ROLL OUT NEW PHOTO-SHARING APP TO COMPETE WITH INSTAGRAM

Fri 19 April 2024: Social media app TikTok by ByteDance is set to introduce a photo sharing app just like Instagram, reportedly named “TikTok Notes,” Jerusalem Post reported. The new app will contain all existing captioning features of TikTok and new features such as a much wider design spectrum than Instagram. Screenshots from a statement by TikTok […]

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UNIVERSITY STUDENTS CAN IMPROVE THEIR GRADES PLAYING GAMES: RESEARCH

Fri 19 April 2024: Playing games in class may help university students achieve better grades, new research in the United Kingdom (UK) has revealed. Including games in subjects such as economics and statistics leads to a significant drop in the number of students failing their courses, the research by the University of Warwick shows. The […]

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KYRGYZSTAN SET TO SUSPEND ACCESS TO TIKTOK CITING EFFECTS ON CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Thu 18 April 2024: Authorities in Kyrgyzstan on Thursday announced a temporary suspension of access to the popular TikTok platform. Following a request from the Kyrgyz State Committee for National Security, the Digital Development Ministry has decided to implement restrictions on access to TikTok by April 18. Upon reviewing the request, the ministry found it […]

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