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Twitter racing to block images of Foley killing

22 August 2014, 14:18

Twitter is trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants.

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Google considering YouTube, Gmail accounts for kids

20 August 2014, 09:58

Google is considering allowing online accounts for children under the age of 13 and give their parents control over how the service is used, according to media reports.

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Stalking lion cub online video goes viral

19 August 2014, 09:21

A video of a lion cub stalking a dog has gone viral on YouTube as millions watched the sneaky cub,

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Water Resources Minister victim of online fraudsters

18 August 2014, 12:29

The Ministry of Water Resources has warned the public of fraudsters that had opened a fake social network for Minister Sarah Ochekpe.

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Turkish PM blasts Twitter as 'murderer's knife'

15 August 2014, 10:53

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has launched a blistering new assault on social media, comparing Twitter to a "knife in the hand of a murderer".

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Samsung, Sony go for gold

14 August 2014, 11:51

Samsung and Sony have heated up their challenge to the iPad Air, says Arthur Goldstuck.

Stain-proof shirt firm eyes commercial launch

14 August 2014, 08:26

A company that uses innovative material used to produce shirts promises that they will not get wet. That's the promise Aamir Patel, CEO of Silic, is making buyers of his new shirts.

Here's how to fight cyber stalkers with mobile apps

13 August 2014, 08:21

As mobile technology races ahead, cyber criminals have new ways to target their victims, but you can use digital tools to get your own back. Watch our video.

Social media firms back Facebook in privacy fight

12 August 2014, 12:54

Facebook's fight against New York City prosecutors over search warrants for users' postings and other data is drawing support from other social media companies.

War tweets make Gaza teen a social media star

12 August 2014, 09:14

As bombs explode in Gaza, Palestinian teenager Farah Baker grabs her smartphone to tap out tweets that capture the drama of the tumult and fear around her.

Read all about it: News you can wear

11 August 2014, 15:39

Even if you don't open a newspaper, turn on a television, log on to a computer or pull out a smartphone, you can get news -- from wearable technology.

Amazon stops some Disney movie preorders

11 August 2014, 13:05

Amazon.com has halted pre-orders of some Disney movies in what appears to be another contract dispute with publisher Hachette Book Group.

Court rules tycoon can sue Google over 'triad' link

11 August 2014, 11:09

A Hong Kong court has ruled that a local tycoon can sue Google for defamation because searches for his name on Google suggest adding the word "triad".

Thanks to 1 000 000 Facebook friends!

10 August 2014, 18:25

Our highly interactive Facebook page on Sunday cracked the barrier of 1 000 000 likes thanks to news-hungry Nigerians.

Success as Rosetta makes comet rendezvous

07 August 2014, 08:00

The space probe Rosetta on Wednesday made a historic rendezvous with a comet, climaxing a 10-year, six billion-kilometre chase through the Solar System.

SpaceX launches rocket with commercial satellite

06 August 2014, 13:04

SpaceX officials in Florida say a space exploration technologies falcon rocket has been launched off its launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force station in the US.

Same-day travel apps help travellers

06 August 2014, 07:56

Procrastinating travellers who find it difficult to plan trips in advance may find bargains with last-minute travel apps to book flights and hotel rooms.

PDP: APC using finance to retain power in Rivers

05 August 2014, 12:08

The PDP accused the All Progressives Congress-led Rivers State administration of relying on financial inducements to retain influence.

Google bombs 'Bomb Gaza' game

05 August 2014, 10:29

A mobile game that simulates Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip and invites users to "drop bombs" has been pulled from Google's app store.

Anonymous declares war on Israel

05 August 2014, 10:17

Global cyber hacker group Anonymous took down the website of the Israeli government on Monday and declared a cyber war against the country.

Captains of industry in race to space

04 August 2014, 17:02

Captains of industry are a new breed of space pioneers using private money to push the final frontier as government space programmes fall away.

Is the world ending? Facebook goes down

04 August 2014, 08:35

Facebook, the world's number one social network, has suffered a service disruption that made the website unavailable to some users.

Microsoft sues Samsung in US

04 August 2014, 07:51

Microsoft has fired a legal salvo at long-time partner Samsung, accusing the South Korean giant of breaching a contract over licensing of technology used in the competitive smartphone market.

Canada accuses Chinese of hacking government network

31 July 2014, 16:36

Canada has taken the unusual step of singling out Chinese hackers for attacking a key computer network and lodged a protest with Beijing.

Twitter's market value set to soar

31 July 2014, 11:44

Shares of Twitter is set to soar as surprisingly strong user growth eased investor concerns that the popularity of the micro-messaging site was waning.

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