The coming of internet in space

15 August 2018
The coming of internet in space

Alumni of SpaceX, NASA and Stanford University have formed a company that they say is on the cusp of building an internet-style service in space.Headquartered in California, the firm —...

Birth control app gets approval in the US

15 August 2018
Birth control app gets approval in the US

A birth-control app called Natural Cycles has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, marking the first time an app has been approved for contraception in North America.Designed...

New study says moderate salt intake may benefit heart

14 August 2018
New study says moderate salt intake may benefit heart

While health experts encourage reducing salt intake to the lowest levels possible, a new study suggests moderate consumption might be better.Public health strategies to reduce salt intake for heart health...

Robots are getting more social. Are humans ready?

13 August 2018
Robots are getting more social. Are humans ready?

Personal home robots that can socialize with people are starting to roll out of the laboratory and into our living rooms and kitchens. But are humans ready to invite them...

Lawsuits accuse Tesla's Musk of fraud over tweets, going-private proposal

12 August 2018
Lawsuits accuse Tesla's Musk of fraud over tweets, going-private proposal

Tesla Inc and Chief Executive Elon Musk were sued twice on Friday by investors who said they fraudulently engineered a scheme to squeeze short-sellers, including through Musk’s proposal to take...

Google’s Targeted Ads Are Coming to a Billboard Near You

11 August 2018
Google’s Targeted Ads Are Coming to a Billboard Near You

Google may be about to pair all that data it has on users' web browsing with the ads displayed on public billboards. Creepy? Maybe. Inevitable? Almost certainly.The Alphabet Inc. unit...

Wearing Boxers May Be Better for Your Sperm Count, Study Says

11 August 2018
Wearing Boxers May Be Better for Your Sperm Count, Study Says

Boxers or briefs? Researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have new findings that may help settle the debate.Men who wear boxers tend to have higher sperm...

Your brain is wired to be prejudiced towards strangers — but psychologists say there's a way to trick yourself out of it

11 August 2018
Your brain is wired to be prejudiced towards strangers — but psychologists say there's a way to trick yourself out of it

When confronted with something we're unfamiliar with, we're often critical of it - whether it be a new product, a foreign culture or meeting a stranger for the first time....

Samsung unveils gaming-friendly Galaxy Note 9 to boost sales

10 August 2018
Samsung unveils gaming-friendly Galaxy Note 9 to boost sales

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) launched the Galaxy Note 9 "phablet" in New York on Thursday, promising better battery life and quick cooling to attract gamers and revive flagging sales.The...

Organic solar cells set 'remarkable' energy record

10 August 2018
Organic solar cells set 'remarkable' energy record

Chinese researchers have taken what they say is a major step forward for the development of a new generation of solar cells.Manufacturers have long used silicon to make solar panels...

WhatsApp flaws let hackers manipulate chats, Cybersecurity firm claims

09 August 2018
WhatsApp flaws let hackers manipulate chats, Cybersecurity firm claims

Security flaws in WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned chat app with more than 1.5 billion users, could let hackers “intercept and manipulate” messages, researchers claim.Experts from Israeli company Check Point said in...

Chip labour: Robots replace waiters in China restaurant

09 August 2018
Chip labour: Robots replace waiters in China restaurant

The little robotic waiter wheels up to the table, raises its glass lid to reveal a steaming plate of local Shanghai-style crayfish and announces in low, mechanical tones, "Enjoy your...

Facebook says it's not 'actively' seeking consumers' banking data

08 August 2018
Facebook says it's not 'actively' seeking consumers' banking data

On Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook has asked several major banks to provide information like account balances and credit card activity. According to the report, Facebook asked...

The Western illusion of Chinese innovation - Zhang Jun

07 August 2018
The Western illusion of Chinese innovation - Zhang Jun

Over the past two decades, China has been achieving rapid technological progress, thanks in no small part to its massive investment in research and development, which totaled some 2.2% of...

A new culture of openness at Facebook?

06 August 2018
A new culture of openness at Facebook?

For a company bent on making the world more open, Facebook has long been secretive about the details of how it runs its social network — particularly how things go...

Google Maps' location sharing now allows your friends know your device’ battery life

05 August 2018
Google Maps' location sharing now allows your friends know your device’ battery life

When you share your location with a friend through Google Maps, they'll now be able to see how much battery life you have left exactly. Android Police first discovered hints...

Crackdown on 'bots' sweeps up people who tweet often

05 August 2018
Crackdown on 'bots' sweeps up people who tweet often

Nina Tomasieski logs on to Twitter before the sun rises. Seated at her dining room table with a nearby TV constantly tuned to Fox News, the 70-year-old grandmother spends up...

Apple hits $1 trillion stock market valuation

03 August 2018
Apple hits $1 trillion stock market valuation

Apple became the first $1 trillion publicly listed U.S. company Thursday, crowning a decade-long rise fueled by its ubiquitous iPhone that transformed it from a niche player in personal computers...

Facebook, Instagram to introduce time-management tools

03 August 2018
Facebook, Instagram to introduce time-management tools

Facebook said it was introducing a daily reminder, whereby users are alerted when they reach the time limit they set for themselves to spend on the app. Facebook said it...

WhatsApp now allows group voice and video calls between up to 4 people

01 August 2018
WhatsApp now allows group voice and video calls between up to 4 people

WhatsApp has added a much-requested new feature after it began to allow users to make group voice and video calls. It’s been just over three years since the company, which...

Telegram just launched a feature that’s both terrifying and brilliant

29 July 2018
Telegram just launched a feature that’s both terrifying and brilliant

If you’ve ever had to identify yourself online using actual IDs like passports, driving licenses, and whatever else, you know how much of a hassle it can be. You have...

Einstein's theory of relativity passes yet another test

27 July 2018
Einstein's theory of relativity passes yet another test

More than a century after Albert Einstein proposed it, his theory of general relativity has passed another test. With giant telescopes pointed at the center of our galaxy, a team...

Rising sea levels are going to mess with the internet, sooner than later

26 July 2018
Rising sea levels are going to mess with the internet, sooner than later

A mesh of fiber optic cablesSnaking beneath roads and strung across oceans, hundreds of thousands of miles of cables and their connections make up the backbone of the internet. Despite...

WhatsApp limits message forwarding

21 July 2018
WhatsApp limits message forwarding

In a bid to cut down on the spread of false information and spam, WhatsApp recently added labels that indicate when a message has been forwarded. Now the company is...

How Apple's app store changed our world

11 July 2018
How Apple's app store changed our world

A decade ago, Apple opened a store peddling iPhone apps, unlocking the creativity of software developers and letting users truly make their mobile devices their own. The resulting explosion of...

Oyo installs CCTV cameras in black spots in Ibadan

09 July 2018
Oyo installs CCTV cameras in black spots in Ibadan

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Towards enhancing the security architecture of Ibadan, Oyo State capital, the state government has commenced installation of close circuit television (CCTV) cameras in some black spots and...

Your life is on your smartphone. These 8 steps can keep cyber thieves out

09 July 2018
Your life is on your smartphone. These 8 steps can keep cyber thieves out

Now that you’re relying on your smartphone more than ever before – personally and professionally – are you doing enough to protect it and its contents? A fitted smartphone case...

Hope rises for malaria eradication as scientists develop new vaccine

29 June 2018
Hope rises for malaria eradication as scientists develop new vaccine

Australian scientists on Thursday said they have taken a crucial step in developing a new malaria vaccine by using a novel “atomic-scale” blueprint to track how the parasite invades human...

Robot with artificial intelligence about to invade space

29 June 2018
Robot with artificial intelligence about to invade space

A robot with true artificial intelligence is about to invade space. The large, round, plastic robot head is part of SpaceX's latest supply delivery to the International Space Station. Friday's...

Bill Gates wants mosquitoes to screw each other to death

26 June 2018
Bill Gates wants mosquitoes to screw each other to death

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is pouring $4 million into a project to create killer mosquitoes that destroy each other through sex. It’s a bold bid to curb malaria, a deadly...

Non-invasive malaria test wins Africa engineering prize

25 June 2018
Non-invasive malaria test wins Africa engineering prize

Languishing with fever and frustrated by delays in diagnosing his illness, Brian Gitta came up with a bright idea: a malaria test that would not need blood samples or specialized...

5 new features for Android Messages roll out

23 June 2018
5 new features for Android Messages roll out

Android Messages is finally catching up with iMessages, as Google rolls out the ability to send and receive text messages via the web, along with a few other fun features....

You can now search for addresses across 750m years of earth’s history

21 June 2018
You can now search for addresses across 750m years of earth’s history

Ever looked at a picture of the supercontinent Pangea and wondered where your current address would have been 250 million years ago? A new interactive map provides this very service,...

What would it mean for AI to have a soul?

19 June 2018
What would it mean for AI to have a soul?

To ask whether it’s even possible, we first must understand and define what a soul actually is, argues Brandon Ambrosino. Siri, do you believe in God?“Humans have religion. I just...

Laptops with 128GB of RAM are here

18 June 2018
Laptops with 128GB of RAM are here

Brace yourself for laptops with 128GB of RAM because they’re coming. Yesterday, Lenovo announced its ThinkPad P52, which, along with that massive amount of memory, also features up to 6TB...

Oyo partners experts on solution to waste, other environmental challenges

14 June 2018
Oyo partners experts on solution to waste, other environmental challenges

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Special Adviser to Oyo State governor on Education, Mr Bisi Akin-Alabi, on Wednesday, said the state government and development partners have concluded plans to explore Information Technology...

Smart lock can be hacked 'in seconds'

14 June 2018
Smart lock can be hacked 'in seconds'

A hi-tech padlock secured with a fingerprint can be opened by anyone with a smartphone, security researchers have found.On its website, Tapplock is described as the "world's first smart fingerprint...

The most common mistakes when making a password

09 June 2018
The most common mistakes when making a password

When it comes to updating a password for an old online account, many people may simply opt to modify their old one with a slight change of spelling or the...

Gene-edited rice plants could boost world's food supply

04 June 2018
Gene-edited rice plants could boost world's food supply

Rice may be one of the most plentiful crops on Earth, but there are only so many grains you can naturally obtain from a given plant. Scientists may have a...

Doctors launch app to reduce patient-waiting time in Nigerian hospitals

28 May 2018
Doctors launch app to reduce patient-waiting time in Nigerian hospitals

A group of medical doctors has launched a mobile app aimed at reducing patient-waiting time in Nigerian hospitals. Patients in public hospitals in the country spend an average of two...




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