Meet the 19-year-old tech genius coding at Ethiopia’s first AI lab

(CNN)At 19-years-old, Betelhem Dessie is perhaps the youngest pioneer in Ethiopia’s fast emerging tech scene, sometimes referred to as ‘Sheba Valley’. Dessie is coordinating a number of nationwide programs run by robotics lab iCog, the Addis Ababa based artificial intelligence (AI) lab that was involved in developing the world famous Sophia the robot. She has […]

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How Antivirus Companies Are Hacking the Truth — and Making Us All More Vulnerable

Each day, tech researchers encounter and catalogue more than 350,000 new instances of malware — the malicious software that’s designed to damage computers or steal personal information. Consumers and businesses alike believe their antivirus systems are vigilant enough to ward off these mounting threats. But they’re wrong. The fact is, today’s approach to fighting malware is hopelessly […]

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5 Ecommerce Tools That Can Help You Score More Sales

It’s a great time to get involved in ecommerce, as revenues are on an upward climb. For example, in 2017, online purchases were responsible for 10.2 percent of all global retail sales. In 2021, they’re expected to grow to 17.5 percent of the market, as reported by Statista. However, running a successful ecommerce business isn’t as […]

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Apple hires engineers from UK company Dialog

Apple is adding 300 computer chip engineers to its team after striking a deal to hire them from one of its British suppliers. It is paying Dialog Semiconductor $300m (£227m) for the acquisition, which also includes some of the Reading-based company’s patents and facilities. Apple has long used Dialog’s products to monitor and control power […]

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US weapons systems can be ‘easily hacked’

Some of the most cutting-edge weapons in the US’s military arsenal can be “easily hacked” using “basic tools”, a government report has concluded. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) found “mission-critical” cyber-vulnerabilities in nearly all weapons systems tested between 2012 and 2017. That includes the newest F-35 jet as well as missile systems. Pentagon officials had […]

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Google Restricts Android Apps From Accessing Your Personal Data

Beginning this week, Google has announced some striking decisions that takes a leap towards user privacy. In addition to the shocking announcement of shutting down Google+, it has also announced some major changes for Android apps. According to new policies, Google restricts Android apps from unnecessarily accessing your personal data. This particularly includes permissions for […]

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Google+ shutting down after users’ data is exposed

Google is shutting down much of its social network, Google+, after user data was left exposed. It said a bug in its software meant information that people believed was private had been accessible by third parties. Google said up to 500,000 users had been affected. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the […]

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Instagram Testing To Share Location History With Facebook

Facebook’s user tracking behavior has now become so common that any news informing of some glitch or deliberate move to track its users no longer surprises us. However, what if you hear about similar tracking habits in other apps such as Instagram? Well, that time is not far off since Instagram will now be collecting […]

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Top 10 Cloud Programming Languages of 2018

Programming language is an important thing to choose and there are many different kinds of programming language. When people think of choosing a computer language, they probably pick one of the well-known, general-purpose procedural languages taught in schools, such as C, Java, or Python. But these regular suspects are just the tips of the computer language iceberg […]

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Best free services to share large files over internet

What you do when someone asks you to share large files over internet? When I say large files, I mean files sized 100MB or 1GB. Since most of the existing medium of internet file transfer limits their file sizes like WhatsApp limits file size to 100MB where the limitation of attachment size for an email is 25MB. […]

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