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...

Don blames Nigeria's under-development on dearth of physicists

28 May 2018
Don blames Nigeria's under-development on dearth of physicists

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan A professor of Physics and Oyo State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Adeniyi Olowofela, has laid the blame for Nigeria's under -development and inability to...

Google, Facebook accused of breaking GDPR laws

26 May 2018
Google, Facebook accused of breaking GDPR laws

Complaints have been filed against Facebook, Google, Instagram and WhatsApp within hours of the new GDPR data protection law taking effect.The companies are accused of forcing users to consent to...

Tech addiction Is a bigger problem than people realise - Arianna Huffington

24 May 2018
Tech addiction Is a bigger problem than people realise - Arianna Huffington

Technology has been very good at giving us what we want, but less good at giving us what we need. We are at an inflection point in our relationship with...

Inside Shanghai's robot bank: China opens world's first human-free branch

21 May 2018
Inside Shanghai's robot bank: China opens world's first human-free branch

Xiao Long, the latest employee at the Jiujiang Road branch of the China Construction Bank is never late for work. “Welcome to China Construction Bank,” she chirps to customers arriving...

Meet Fribo, a robot built for lonely young people

19 May 2018
Meet Fribo, a robot built for lonely young people

The number of people living alone is on the rise in the US and other developed nations, and it’s definitely not a good thing. Loneliness and isolation are bad for...

Keyless ignitions could be a secret killer, Report says

19 May 2018
Keyless ignitions could be a secret killer, Report says

The modern convenience of keyless ignition systems may have an unintended consequence, reports the New York Times. Drivers are forgetting to turn off their engines and are filling their homes...

To make Stories global, Facebook adds Archive and audio posts

19 May 2018
To make Stories global, Facebook adds Archive and audio posts

Facebook’s future rests on convincing the developing world to adopt Stories. But just because the slideshow format will soon surpass feed sharing doesn’t mean people use them the same way...

Instagram will soon show you just how addicted you are to the app

19 May 2018
Instagram will soon show you just how addicted you are to the app

Are you an #Instaddict? Instagram is working on a new feature that will show users just how much time they spend with the app, in a wider effort from tech...

WhatsApp rolls out new group chat features

18 May 2018
WhatsApp rolls out new group chat features

Messaging service WhatsApp rolled out new group-chat features on Tuesday, including more controls for administrators as well as regular group members. Users can now leave a group permanently to avoid...

Instagram now lets you share posts in Stories

18 May 2018
Instagram now lets you share posts in Stories

You no longer have to take a screenshot or share a link. Instagram has spent months testing the ability to share posts as Stories, and now it's finally here. An...

Yes, you do have eyes in the back of your head - Study

15 May 2018
Yes, you do have eyes in the back of your head - Study

Have you ever been standing somewhere and, all of a sudden, you get an urge to turn around? The sensation that something is going on beyond the limits of your...

WhatsApp now lets you play Facebook and Instagram videos within the app

12 May 2018
WhatsApp now lets you play Facebook and Instagram videos within the app

WhatsApp has added support for playing Instagram and Facebook videos within the app. Now when contacts send you Facebook and Instagram videos, you can watch them inside WhatsApp without having...

WhatsApp ‘text bomb’: Emoji messages crash apps and smartphones in seconds

09 May 2018
WhatsApp ‘text bomb’: Emoji messages crash apps and smartphones in seconds

It may look innocent, but a simple WhatsApp message containing a small black dot emoji can be used to crash your app or smartphone in seconds. Inside the Reddit community...

Twitter urges all users to change passwords after glitch

04 May 2018
Twitter urges all users to change passwords after glitch

Twitter Inc urged its more than 330 million users to change their passwords after a glitch caused some to be stored in readable text on its internal computer system rather...

Scientists invent drug for HIV prevention

27 April 2018
Scientists invent drug for HIV prevention

A research team led by scientists of University of Hong Kong (HKU) announced Thursday the invention of a universal antibody drug against HIV and AIDS that can “kill two birds...

Under-16s in EU banned from whatsapp

25 April 2018
Under-16s in EU banned from whatsapp

Popular messaging service Whatsapp is banning under-16s from using its platform in the European Union. Users must currently be at least 13, but the firm is changing the rules ahead...

Critics slam new iMessage-like feature coming to Android phones for not being secure

22 April 2018
Critics slam new iMessage-like feature coming to Android phones for not being secure

A new feature called "Chat" will soon be deployed across every Android phone, as it will be automatically turned on within the default "Messages" app.Chat is not a Google service,...

World's first electrified road for charging vehicles opens in Sweden

15 April 2018
World's first electrified road for charging vehicles opens in Sweden

An all-electric truck is attached to the first "eRoad" of its kind on Wednesday at Arlanda airport, north of Stockholm.The world’s first electrified road that recharges the batteries of cars...

You can now test yourself for cancer, but here's why you shouldn't

25 March 2018
You can now test yourself for cancer, but here's why you shouldn't

You sent in the box with a saliva sample a few weeks ago, and tried to put it out of your mind. But you couldn’t. Not completely. That gnawing uneasiness...

Facebook's Zuckerberg apologizes for 'major breach of trust'

22 March 2018
Facebook's Zuckerberg apologizes for 'major breach of trust'

Breaking five days of silence, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized for a "major breach of trust," admitted mistakes and outlined steps to protect user data in light of a privacy...

Bottled water contains tiny plastic particles: Here’s what that does to your body

17 March 2018
Bottled water contains tiny plastic particles: Here’s what that does to your body

Bottled water drinkers are also sipping on tiny plastic bits. Studies suggest disposable, plastic water bottles can harbor hundreds of tiny bits of plastic, and we're drinking them down with...

What is 5G and who are the major players?

16 March 2018
What is 5G and who are the major players?

U.S. President Donald Trump has blocked microchip maker Broadcom Ltd's $117 billion takeover of rival Qualcomm amid concerns that it would give China the upper hand in the next generation...

The world's first flying car you can buy is now taking orders

11 March 2018
The world's first flying car you can buy is now taking orders

The world's first flying car that you can buy has been unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show in Switzerland. Dutch firm PAL-V revealed its final production model Tuesday and...

Robot carpenter makes custom furniture

02 March 2018
Robot carpenter makes custom furniture

Researchers have repurposed existing robotic technology so it is able to create custom wooden furniture, a move they say will greatly improve safety. The team at the Massachusetts' Institute of...

Airbus, Delta, telecom companies form alliance for in-flight internet

28 February 2018

European planemaker Airbus SE and U.S.-based Delta Air Lines Inc have formed an alliance with U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Corp, satellite startup OneWeb backed by Japan's SoftBank, and India's Bharti...

Scientists move toward creating 'sheeple' by introducing human cells into sheep embryos

22 February 2018

* Scientists say they've come one step closer to growing human organs inside sheep and pigs.* This process could some day make transplanting organs much less risky. * Researchers have...

AI will be 'billions of times' smarter than humans and people must merge with it to survive, claims expert

15 February 2018

* This is according to Ian Pearson, a 'futurist' at Ipswich-based Futurizon* He was speaking on a panel at the World Government Summit in Dubai* Pearson claims humans can protect...

Facebook launches $10 million community leader awards

10 February 2018

Facebook launched a community leadership program on Friday that will award $10 million in total to more than 100 people who have successfully built groups on the social network as...

How secure is your data when stored in the cloud?

31 January 2018

As cloud storage becomes more common, data security is an increasing concern. Companies and schools have been increasing their use of services like Google Drive for some time, and lots...

Soros to Google and Facebook: 'Your days are numbered'

28 January 2018

Billionaire investor George Soros launched a scathing attack on tech giants at Davos summit on Thursday, calling them monopolies that could be manipulated by authoritarians to subvert democracy. During an...

Chinese scientists clone two monkeys, moving one step closer to cloning humans

26 January 2018

* Chinese scientists just cloned two monkeys, using the same method that birthed Dolly the sheep in 1996.* Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua are the first primates cloned from a...

Reading robots beat humans in Stanford test

24 January 2018

Artificial intelligence programs built by Alibaba and Microsoft have beaten humans on a Stanford University reading comprehension test. "This is the first time that a machine has outperformed humans on...

Doctors are using virtual reality to help perform operations thousands of miles away

21 January 2018

* Doctors in China performed surgery on a bone fracture on Monday.* The twist? The chief doctor Ye Zhewei was over 2,000 miles away.* Ye was able to annotate a...




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