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Android creator launches own smartphone

Andy Rubin, one the creators of Google's Android software, has launched his own high-end smartphone. Mr Rubin left Google in 2014 to create Playground, a technology investment company. Essential is one of the companies it funds - and the…

Robot police officer goes on duty in Dubai

Dubai Police have revealed their first robot officer, giving it the task of patrolling the city's malls and tourist attractions. People will be able to use it to report crimes, pay fines and get information by tapping a touchscreen on its…

Microsoft launches new Surface Pro

Microsoft has launched a "faster, more powerful" Surface Pro tablet, with a battery life of 13.5 hours. The device, which weighs 770g (1.69lb) and has a 31cm (12.3in) screen, will cost from $799 in the US and £799 in the UK. Microsoft…

Vodafone CEO engages customers on Twitter

Chief Executive of Vodafone Ghana, Yolanda Cuba, on Wednesday, demonstrated great leadership and commitment when she took to the company’s Twitter handle to respond to queries and questions from its numerous followers. It was a rare…

Cyber-attack threat escalating – Europol

Friday's cyber-attack has affected more than 200,000 victims in 150 countries, Europol chief Rob Wainwright says. Speaking to Britain's ITV, he said the world faced an escalating threat, and there was concern about the level of potential…

SMSGH rebrands to Hubtel

SMSGH has rebranded to Hubtel. Founded in 2005, its mission had been to make it easier for companies to connect with their customers. In a statement announcing its new name, SMSGH said “Our work helps ease the customer service challenges…

MTN, MTech launch Kumawood App

The local movie industry is set to receive a major boost henceforth with the launch of the Kumawood App. The Kumawood App currently running on Google PlayStore was developed by telecom giant MTN, and MTech Communications Ghana. Speaking at…

Facebook nears two billion monthly users

Facebook's profits have jumped in the first three months of the year, as the social network closes in on two billion users, according to its latest results. The number of people using Facebook each month increased to 1.94 billion, of which…