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JOHANNESBURG  - British aero-engine maker Rolls-Royce has partnered with Chicago-based artificial intelligence software maker Uptake to spot possible operational issues in its Trent engine fleet ahead of time, the companies said on Tuesday. Uptake provides artificial intelligence software to industrials companies to help them predict the performance of complex machines by combining data analytics and machine learning. Rolls-Royce, whose Trent engines...
SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook is expanding its response to people using the platform improperly and on Tuesday said it had deleted hundreds of Russian accounts and pages associated with a "troll factory" indicted by U.S. prosecutors for fake activist and political posts in the 2016 U.S. election campaign. Facebook said many of the deleted articles and pages came from Russia-based...
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cubans use them to fish, ferment wine, fix punctures or tie up hair; latex condoms have become the ultimate multipurpose tool on the Communist-run island where shortages of basic goods have forced locals to become masters of invention. ...
JOHANNESBURG, November 8 - Local writer Sibusiso Khuzwayo's dream of directing a film came true after a donation of filming equipment from the KwaZulu Natal Film Commission, the National Film and Video Foundation, Panavision and Panalux. When Sibusiso Khuzwayo read Thabo Mbeki’s biography, “The Dream Deferred" by Mark Gevisser he was inspired by the story about a boy who read...
British scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) create the world's smallest Christmas card, so tiny that over 200 million of them could fit into a standard postage stamp. WATCH: This Christmas card is so small that more than 200 million of them could fit on a standard postage stamp. It was created by British scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL),...
(Reuters) - WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton had disagreements with Facebook <FB.O> Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg over monetization of the messaging service before he left the company, according to an interview with Acton published by Forbes on Wednesday. ...
JOHANNESBURG- The largest black-empowered JSE-listed ICT group, AYO Technology Solutions, is set to join the wireless operators' field as they bid for a share of the licensing of 4G spectrum in an auction that runs until March 2019. IOL reported that the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services Siyabonga Cwele had confirmed that spectrum would be put on the auction...
DUBAI - A gargantuan touring book sale that touts itself as the world's largest is making its first stop in the Middle East, filling a huge hangar in Dubai with stacks of 3 million discounted books, open around the clock. The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale, launched in Kuala Lumpur in 2009, has since regularly toured Asian cities including Jakarta,...
Johannesburg, (Reuters) - Apple Inc is rebuilding the widely used mapping application on its iPhones from the ground up with its own dataset, but Amsterdam-based TomTom NV will continue to be a data provider for Apple's maps app, Cupertino, California-based Apple told Reuters on Friday. Apple did not say how its use of TomTom would compare to its previous use,...
SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg questioned the business case for giving millions of outside software developers wide access to customer data before endorsing the practice in 2012, according to internal emails published on Wednesday. The decision made it possible for a quiz app to gather data on about 87 million Facebook users the following year, and later...

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