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  • SportEvening Standard

    Crystal Palace best youngsters: 'Enormous' talent and next Jamie Vardy headline next generation

    Eagles have a proud history of producing their own talents

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  • BusinessBirmingham Live

    Marks and Spencer website goes down for hours as shop apologises to customers

    The M&S website and app crashed, with shop officials assuring shoppers: "We're working as hard as we can."

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  • BusinessAssociated Press

    Companies are trying to attract more smartphone users across Africa. But there are risks

    Anita Akpeere prepared fried rice in her kitchen in Ghana's capital as a flurry of notifications for restaurant orders lit up apps on her phone. Internet-enabled phones have transformed many lives, but they can play a unique role in sub-Saharan Africa, where infrastructure and public services are among the world's least developed, said Jenny Aker, a professor who studies the issue at Tufts University. At times, technology in Africa has leapfrogged gaps, including providing access to mobile mon

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  • NewsAssociated Press Videos

    Ghana firm tackles missed business with mobile internet

    Access to mobile internet is driving development in Africa. Mobile money in Sub-Saharan Africa has increased GDP by $150 billion in the last ten years. But only 25% of Africans currently use mobile internet despite 85% of the continent being covered. One project in Ghana is trying to bridge this digital gap. (AP video shot by Devinia Naa Adorkor Cudjoe)

  • ScienceAFP

    Blue Origin flies thrill seekers to space after two year hiatus

    Blue Origin is set to fly adventurers to the final frontier on Sunday for the first time in nearly two years, reigniting competition in the space tourism market after a rocket mishap put its crewed operations on hold.Dwight -- at 90 years, 8 months and 10 days -- is set to become the oldest person to go to space, narrowly pipping Star Trek actor William Shatner, who was almost two months younger when he launched with Blue Origin in 2021.

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  • TechnologyAFP

    Can we rid artificial intelligence of bias?

    Artificial intelligence built on mountains of potentially biased information has created a real risk of automating discrimination, but is there any way to re-educate the machines?The huge models on which ChatGPT is built "can't reason about what is biased or what isn't so they can't do anything about it," cautioned Jayden Ziegler, head of product at Alembic Technologies.

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  • BusinessNY Daily News

    TikTok considers letting users upload videos 60 minutes long

    TikTok, a digital platform beloved for its short and snappy videos, is experimenting with letting users upload clips as long as 60 minutes. Back when it first launched in the U.S. in 2017, TikTok featured clips lasting only 15 seconds. But the company, which is owned by ByteDance, has eased its time restrictions in the years since, with all users now permitted to share video lasting up to 10 ...

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