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Companion Robot Responds to User’s Emotional Cues, Health Needs

Companion Robot Responds to User’s Emotional Cues, Health Needs

The arrival of the pandemic intensified feelings of loneliness and social isolation for millions of older people, many of whom...

Meta Returns with Africa Day Campaign

Meta Returns with Africa Day Campaign

Meta, the company that owns Facebook, is hosting its second annual Africa Day campaign to promote Africans who are making...

Facebook, Instagram to Reveal More on How Ads Target Users

Facebook, Instagram to Reveal More on How Ads Target Users

 Facebook parent Meta said it will start publicly providing more details about how advertisers target people with political ads just...

Solar Crowdfunding Project Benefiting Zimbabwe’s Farmers

Solar Crowdfunding Project Benefiting Zimbabwe’s Farmers

A South African company that promotes solar power and uses crowdsourcing to raise capital is financing a solar-powered farm in...

With Roe in Doubt, Some Fear Tech Surveillance of Pregnancy

With Roe in Doubt, Some Fear Tech Surveillance of Pregnancy

When Chandler Jones realized she was pregnant during her junior year of college, she turned to a trusted source for...

China’s COVID Lockdowns May Affect iPhone Shipments

China’s COVID Lockdowns May Affect iPhone Shipments

The Apple Store at Union Square, the heart of San Francisco’s upscale tourist district, had drawn more than 30 customers...

Scanning the Corpse’s Face: Ukrainians Using Facial Recognition Technology to Identify Russian Soldiers

Scanning the Corpse’s Face: Ukrainians Using Facial Recognition Technology to Identify Russian Soldiers

The Ukrainian government is using facial recognition software to identify Russian soldiers captured and dead. VOA’s Julie Taboh spoke with...

Canada to Ban Huawei and ZTE From 5G Networks

Canada to Ban Huawei and ZTE From 5G Networks

Canada will ban Chinese telecommunications giants Huawei and ZTE from its 5G wireless networks because of national security concerns, officials...

Twitter Policy Aims to Clear Fog of War Misinformation

Twitter Policy Aims to Clear Fog of War Misinformation

Twitter is stepping up its fight against misinformation with a new policy cracking down on posts that spread potentially dangerous...

Nigeria Becoming Destination for Africa’s Promising Tech Startups

Nigeria Becoming Destination for Africa’s Promising Tech Startups

In February, the Nigerian technology startup CrowdForce announced a big break: It had received $3.6 million from investors to expand its...

Musk: Doubt About Spam Accounts Could Scuttle Twitter Deal

Musk: Doubt About Spam Accounts Could Scuttle Twitter Deal

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says his deal to buy Twitter can’t move forward unless the company shows public proof that...

Convicted Killer Turned Tech Whiz Confronts His Sordid Past

Convicted Killer Turned Tech Whiz Confronts His Sordid Past

When he was 20 years old, Harel Hershtik planned and executed a murder, a crime that a quarter of a...