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By AFPMore by this Author South Korea's Hyundai Motor said Wednesday it has become the first carmaker to offer Google's Android Auto system in its Sonata model sold in the US market.The company said US Android smartphone users with a 2015 Sonata sedan can now ask car dealers to download the system for free if they have a vehicle...
By AFPMore by this Author Apple on Wednesday announced it is recalling Beats Pill XL wireless speakers because of danger batteries might get so hot they ignite in flames."Apple has determined that, in rare cases, the battery in Beats Pill XL may overheat and pose a fire safety risk," the California-based owner of Beats said in a release.Apple received...
By AFPMore by this Author Apple is expected to unveil a ramped up music service Monday that builds on the iPhone maker's strengths in a challenge to Spotify, Pandora and other established players.In the biggest overhaul of iTunes since it was launched in early 2003, the service was set to include an option of subscribing to streaming music for...
By AFPMore by this Author Facebook on Monday unveiled a new feature that allows smartphone users to privately share photos of friends, by sifting through images with facial recognition technology.The standalone app, called Moments, allows users to share photos with friends who are in them, and to get images of themselves."It's hard to get the photos your friends have...
By ESTHER OLUKAMore by this Author On one dull Sunday afternoon, I logged onto Facebook and visited the timelines of some of my Facebook friends.I found all kinds of posts. One posted a series of a selfies of herself in a bikini lying on sand. Another had posted pictures of her engaging in PDA (Public Displays of Affection) with...
By AFPMore by this Author Hackers who breached US government databases stole personal information from background checks of 21.5 million people, officials said Thursday following an investigation into the massive attack widely blamed on China.An update from the government's Office of Personnel Management said those affected were 19.7 million who underwent a background investigation, and 1.8 million others, mostly...
By AFPMore by this Author Microsoft's Bill Gates was the unsurprising leader of the first Forbes list of the richest global tech billionaires, while Amazon founder Jeff Bezos saw his personal fortune surge.The Forbes survey released Wednesday found US-based tech magnates made up 51 of the 100 richest people in technology, with 33 from Asia and eight from Europe.The...
By ABIUD OCHIENGMore by this Author The Tanzanian polls, a reality TV star and Halloween celebrations were the most trending topics in Kenya in October.Mr Lamar Odom, 35, a former professional basketball player and reality TV star on the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” show was the most searched online following his admission to Desert View Hospital in Las...
By JAMES KARIUKIMore by this Author Equity Bank Tuesday announced a partnership with software security solutions provider, Entersekt to secure its mobile and online banking systems as online fraud takes its toll on Kenya's banking system.Equity Bank Chief Executive Dr James Mwangi said the move was aimed at enhancing security for its online products against hackers keen on stealing...
Technology firms are set to benefit from an expected 15 per cent surge in government spending on cybersecurity in 2016. Source link

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