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Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing has been given a permit to test self-driving cars in California. The company is allowed to test autonomous vehicles in the state as of May 10, according to the California Department of Motor Vehicles’website. Didi, which bought out Uber’s Chinese unit in 2016, is one of a number of Chinese […]

Mustapha Shehuri, the Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, on Friday called on the Adamawa Government to spearhead efforts to generate and use solar power in the country. Shehuri made the call in Yola when he paid a courtesy call on the state’s Deputy Governor, Martin Wabale. He said that the Federal Government […]

Kenya will launch its first locally-made satellite into space on Friday. The satellite will help with weather forecasting, and observe farming trends and monitor the country’s coastline, reports Capital FM. The 10cm cube nano-satellite will be shot up about 4,000kms from earth from the Kennedy Space Center in the US. It was built by engineers […]

WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum on Monday put out word that he is leaving Facebook, which bought the smartphone messaging service four years ago for $19 billion. Koum said in a post on his Facebook page that he is taking time off to pursue interests such as collecting air-cooled Porsches, working on cars and playing ultimate […]

Facebook is now testing its “downvote” button in New Zealand, following a similar trial which took place in the US in February. The tool, which appears on some public posts, will let people hide comments and provide feedback about them. The BBC understands that there are no immediate plans to roll it out across the […]


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