Science & Technology

More than two dozen Android apps caught stealing your data

Consider this your umpteenth reminder that for as much as Google keeps improving or promising it’s improved the company’s proprietary app marketplace, sketchy app developers will never stop coming and never stop trying to sneak into the Google Play Store —...

Drivers In Saint Lucia Take Advantage Of New Digital Platform

Several drivers on the island have begun taking advantage of the new digital platform which now allows the holder of a Saint Lucia driver’s license to apply for a renewal or duplicate license from any location.  More in this...

Saint Lucia Airports Get New Wind Measuring Systems

Press Release:- Accurate wind measuring systems are critical for the safe taking off and landing of aircrafts at the country’s airports and are also essential for enhancing Saint Lucia’s capacity for long-term climate monitoring. As a result, new wind measuring systems...

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra leak reveals big camera upgrade

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra will mark a major upgrade in camera quality for Samsung's flagship phablet, according to a new set of leaks. A new pair of tweets from regular and reliable leaker Ice Universe detail the Note 20 Ultra's potential camera...

WhatsApp Launches First Digital Payments Option

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Facebook on Monday added a digital payments feature to its WhatsApp messaging service, starting in Brazil but with an eye to expanding around the world. WhatsApp users in Brazil can use the encrypted mobile messaging service to send money...

Kenyan Boy Who Made Hand-Washing Machine Awarded

BBC News:- A nine-year-old Kenyan boy who made a wooden hand-washing machine to help curb the spread of coronavirus has told the BBC he is "very happy" after receiving a presidential award. "I now have two machines and I want to...

Zoom Goes Down As Users Report Issues With Video Conferencing

Fox 6 Now:- SAN JOSE, Calif. — Users around the world tried logging on to the video conferencing app Zoom Sunday morning, May 17, only to have reported issues with its audio and visual features. Around 9:05 a.m. CDT, 7,622...

WhatsApp could become the new Zoom, with 50-person video calls on the desktop

Tech Radar: WhatsApp might soon let you make video calls with up to 50 participants on desktop, giving you a new alternative to Zoom, Skype and Google Meet for your video conferencing needs. The new option was spotted in a beta version of WhatsApp...

Google Makes Its Video Meeting Service Free To All

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP)— Google on Wednesday made its business videoconferencing service free to all users, ramping up competition for Zoom as people flock online to stay connected during the pandemic. Google Meet had previously been reserved for subscribers...

US Agency Says Sunlight Destroys Coronavirus Quickly

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) - The new coronavirus is quickly destroyed by sunlight, according to a new study announced by a senior US official on Thursday, offering hope that its spread may ease over the summer. William Bryan, science and...

Scientist Says Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be Ready By September

Sky News:- A vaccine for COVID-19 could be ready as soon as September, according to a professor from Oxford University. Sarah Gilbert is a professor of vaccinology and says that she is "80% confident" a COVID-19 vaccine being developed by her...

Nurse shows how fast germs spread even if you’re wearing gloves

CNN: To stop the spread of coronavirus, many states are under stay-at-home orders and travel restrictions limit where you can go. But that doesn't mean many well-meaning people may not wind up exposing themselves to germs unwittingly. On a recent trip...

WhatsApp To Limit Message Forwarding To Tackle Misinformation

Sky News:- WhatsApp is introducing a new limit on message forwarding to tackle the spread of misinformation, its parent company Facebook has announced. The limitations follow a "significant increase" in forwarding during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a company statement. False claims...

Zoom Under Increased Scrutiny As Popularity Soars

BBC News:-  The videoconferencing app Zoom has come under fresh high-level scrutiny as its popularity soars during the coronavirus pandemic. New York's attorney general has written to the firm raising concerns over its ability to cope with the rise in...

WhatsApp Group Chats Can be Found on Google

Invitations to WhatsApp group chats are being indexed by Google, making the invite links —including links to private group chats — discoverable and available to anyone who wants to join, Motherboard reports. Journalist Jordan Wildon said on Twitter that he discovered that WhatsApp’s “Invite...

Fixed Roaming Rate Coming For CARICOM Nationals

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will shortly announce a modest fixed roaming rate for all nationals of the region group, Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley has said. She was addressing the opening of the Thirty-First Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of...

Saint Lucia Gets Hoop Greenhouse Demonstration Plot

Press Release:- The  Taiwan Technical Mission  has established  the First Hoop Greenhouse Demonstration Plot On the Island The Taiwan Technical Mission was able to to set up its first out of fourteen demonstration plots on the island. This set up took...

Saint Lucia Observes International Day Of Women And Girls In Science

Press Release:- Saint Lucia joins the rest of the world in observing February 11, as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. According to the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, “To rise to the challenges of the 21st century,...

Journalists Attend Digital Media Workshops

British High Commission:- Media practitioners from Saint Lucia were given the opportunity to hone their craft and develop new skills, thanks to a UK-funded workshop delivered by Multimedia Trainer and Mobile Journalism Specialist, Dan Mason. Held under the theme: ‘Change...

Half Of UK 10-Year-Olds Own A Smartphone

BBC News:- Fifty per cent of the UK's 10-year-olds owned a smartphone in 2019, according to a report by media regulator Ofcom. The amount of young phone owners doubled between the ages of nine and 10, which Ofcom dubbed "the age...

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