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Tech Today: Alarm button on phone for persons who work alone

Tech Today: Alarm button on phone for persons who work alone

Swedish mobile phone company Doro has unveiled a hard-wearing handset designed for people such as social workers, carers and builders who work alone. The Doro 8020X features a red “call for help” button on the side. If the button is pressed, the phone can send a ...

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May 10th, 2017

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Tech Today: China to launch state-funded ‘Wikipedia’ rival in 2018

Tech Today: China to launch state-funded ‘Wikipedia’ rival in 2018

China is to launch an online version of its national encyclopaedia next year, to compete with Wikipedia. Officials said more than 20,000 people had been hired to work on the project, which will feature 300,000 entries at about 1,000 words each. Unlike Wikipedia, it will be ...

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May 2nd, 2017

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Tech Today: India launches its own ‘Netflix’ called ‘BigFlix’

Tech Today: India launches its own ‘Netflix’ called ‘BigFlix’

We all know about Netflix – the video streaming service that millions around the world rely on to watch mainly Hollywood movies and American TV Shows. Now an Indian video streaming service is hoping to take Bollywood to a global audience. It’s called BigFlix, which offers ...

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May 1st, 2017

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MasterCard rolls out cards with fingerprint sensor

MasterCard rolls out cards with fingerprint sensor

A payment card featuring a fingerprint sensor has been unveiled by credit card provider MasterCard. It comes at a crucial time where hackers and scammers are getting smarter. In fact, only last week, three persons were arrested by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service for ...

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April 20th, 2017

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Tech Today: Facebook Messenger vows to be the new Yellow Pages

Tech Today: Facebook Messenger vows to be the new Yellow Pages

Facebook Messenger wants to be the new Yellow Pages. Facebook has unveiled new features for Messenger that aim to give people more ways to communicate with businesses, but cut out the tedium — like talking to customer service people. Facebook made the announcements at ...

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April 19th, 2017

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Tech Today: Snapchat launches new 3D filters

Tech Today: Snapchat launches new 3D filters

Snapchat has launched new 3D lenses, allowing users to change the world around them in three dimensions. The new feature lets you interact with what you see on screen. You can write giant words that float about next to real objects – or plant a virtual rose in the ...

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April 18th, 2017

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Tech Today: Facebook tackles ‘fake news’ accounts in France, ahead of Presidential election

Tech Today: Facebook tackles ‘fake news’ accounts in France, ahead of Presidential election

Facebook has cracked down on 30,000 fake accounts in France ahead of the country’s pivotal presidential election. Facebook said the accounts were spreading fake news stories, spam, misinformation or other deceptive content. The social media giant acknowledged, however,

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April 17th, 2017

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Bandai brings back popular 90s virtual pet “Tamagotchi” in Japan

Bandai brings back popular 90s virtual pet “Tamagotchi” in Japan

The Tamagotchi pet is back. Most children of the 90s would be familiar with the egg shaped toy released in the US back in 1997. Basically, it’s an electronic pocket pet that children feed and care for. Players would “hatch” and name their Tamagotchi, and care for

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April 12th, 2017

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Facebook Director talks about ‘fake news’ at UWI

Facebook Director talks about ‘fake news’ at UWI

Although Facebook is putting some measures in place to deal with ‘fake news’ on social media, there is a fine line. So says Global Director of Diversity for Facebook, Trinidadian born Maxine Williams speaking at a UWI Forum last evening. She admits that there is a challenge ...

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April 11th, 2017

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Tech Today: Plane tracking app in the UK

Tech Today: Plane tracking app in the UK

A new app lets people explore UK airspace in 3D and see hundreds of planes flying in almost real-time. Airspace Explorer is based on software used by air traffic controllers at the company NATS, although some planes are hidden from view. It shows aircrafts above the UK, and ...

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April 10th, 2017

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