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27 May
A robotic “sixth finger”, that can be worn on the hand next to the pinky to move like a real finger, has been created by Japanese researchers studying how brains react to new and independent body parts.
17 May
Nigerian entrepreneur Mustapha Gajibo has been converting petrol mini-buses into electric vehicles at his workshop, but he is now going a step further to build battery-powered buses from scratch in a push to promote clean energy and curb pollution.
15 May
Paz Esteban was replaced after a controversy over the use of the Pegasus spyware to hack top Spanish officials' cellphones, as well as spying on Catalan separatists.
15 May
Facebook parent Meta has opened its first physical store — in Burlingame, California — to showcase its hardware products like virtual and augmented reality goggles and glasses.
11 May
US tech giant Apple has announced it is stopping production of its iconic iPod device, which was first launched in 2001. With a battery life of 10 hours and enough space for 1,000 songs, the iPod completely changed the way we listen to music and paved the way for smartphones. Also in the show, US President Joe Biden says the fight against inflation is his "top priority".
8 May
The crew of four astronauts, including one German, splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico.
3 May
Are you being spied on? Has your been computer hacked? How would you even know with such sophisticated tools as those of the Pegasus project? But there are some incredibly simple ways to protect yourself and your data from harm. In our latest episode of GMF compact, we revisit those basics -- and then let's just all consequently act accordingly, please. Now.
1 May
The European Union agreed on new regulations that require social media companies and online marketplaces to remove illegal content. Advertisement targeting minors will also be banned.
1 May
As per the Digital Services Act (DSA), tech giants such as Facebook and Google will be expected to moderate illegal content on their platforms. It's the second part of the bloc's project seeking to rein in tech giants.
30 Apr
The Elon Musk-owned company has become NASA's space taxi, launching astronauts to the International Space Station for the fourth time in two years. The latest mission is set to orbit for six months.
27 Apr
The four astronauts from American startup Axiom Space Inc. are expected to touch down in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida. They are the first all-private crew to have stayed on the International Space Station.
26 Apr
Twitter is a convenient way to stay up to date with everything from the latest memes and hot takes to the news. But being an active Twitter user can also mean you have to sift through a lot of online toxicity. If you think the toxicity has gotten too much for you, here is how you can deactivate your Twitter account.

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1 hour ago
These are not the best of times for Nigerian aviation and the tell-tale signs are written all over the industry - suspension of operations of one of the airlines, grounding of operations, unviable airports, foreign exchange volatility, and high cost of fleet maintenance.
1 hour ago
Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto appeared to have a lead over longtime opposition leader Raila Odinga as an announcement on the winner was highly anticipated.
2 hours ago
An explosion at a market in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, has killed at least one person and injured many more. The initial blast sparked a fire.
2 hours ago
Despite a show of force by China following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip, more US lawmakers are visiting to "reaffirm the United States' support for Taiwan."
2 hours ago
Harry Kane headed in a last-gasp equaliser to earn Tottenham Hotspur a barely-deserved 2-2 draw in a feisty Premier League derby at Chelsea that ended with both managers being shown red cards after the final whistle on Sunday.
5 hours ago
Heavy rain and flash floods have added to the problems caused by Yemen's civil war. Despite the current truce, the humanitarian situation remains dire, and the next catastrophe might be already looming off the coast.