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Samsung creates VR headset for Windows

Samsung has unveiled a virtual reality rig designed for use with Windows PCs. HMD Odyssey joins previously announced VR headsets and hand controllers from Dell, HP, Lenovo, Acer and Asus to form the launch hardware line-up for Microsoft’s new Mixed Reality platform. Unlike earlier PC-based VR kit, the new products are able to track their wearers’ movements in a room ...

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3.9 billion people lack access to ICT, ITU calls for change

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU)’s Telecom World 2017 conference opened Monday with an urgent call on governments as well as local and global ICT players to work together and connect the 3.9 billion people who lack ICT access in the world today. ITU Secretary-General, Houlin Zhao, who made the call at the grand opening ceremony, observed that whereas it was ...

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What really happened with Apple’s Face ID ‘fail’ onstage [UPDATED]

Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, discusses features of the new iPhone X at the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple campus on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) The internet is buzzing. As Apple (AAPL) demonstrated its new flagship phone onstage, the $999 iPhone X, the face-recognition unlocking feature failed. Bigly and splashily. Apple ...

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 excels as a premium productivity smartphone

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 launches with more baggage than have previous smartphones in the lineup: Its predecessor’s recall problems ended up killing the phone entirely in most markets. But the Note 8 also has a lot to live up to in the other direction, thanks to the success of the S8 and S8+, both of which boasted industry-leading design and propelled Samsung’s ...

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The product design challenges of AR on smartphones

With the launch of ARKit, we are going to see augmented reality apps become available for about 500 million iPhones in the next 12 months, and at least triple that in the following 12 months — as we can now include the numbers of ARCore-supporting devices from Google. This has attracted the broader developer community to AR, and we’ll see ...

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Samsung unveils QLED TV

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has launched new premium TV model series QLED TV 2017 aimed at changing and taking the TV market in Ghana to the next level of innovation. The new QLED TV among other things delivers the best picture quality as a result of the new metal Quantum Dot material and enhances one’s living space with added lifestyle ...

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Facebook promises new fake news measures

Facebook is to step up its efforts to fight fake news by sending more suspected hoax stories to fact-checkers and publishing their findings online. It follows mounting criticism of the social media firm for not doing enough to root out fake news on its platform. It has also just launched a new feature in four countries that will publish alternative ...

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Facebook shuts down AI system after it invents own language

Mark Zuckerberg may believe Elon Musk’s warnings about the dangers of artificial intelligence are “irresponsible,” but a recent incident at the social network appears to suggest the Tesla boss could have a point: Facebook researchers decided to shut down an AI they invented after it started speaking its own made up language.   Digital Journal reports that the system was trained in English but decided ...

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A new leaked photo backs up rumors that Apple’s next iPhones will come with wireless charging

(The iPhone 8 could come with wireless charging.Benjamin Geskin for iDropNews) A fresh photo leak supposedly showing wireless-charging technology designed for Apple’s upcoming so-called iPhone 8 was spotted on Thursday by the gadget-leaks site Slashleaks. The photo appears to show a coil designed for inductive wireless charging, as well as an Apple Lightning port on the left where a user ...

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20 undergo Maxim Nyansa training in IT

Twenty graduates have been enrolled onto this year’s Maxim Nyansa training programme. In its third year, the annual training seeks to create career opportunities for young African graduates by equipping them with skills in the field of Information Technology (IT). Last year, 10 young IT graduates were enrolled for the pilot programme. The success of the programme in 2016 has ...

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