WhatsApp rises as a major force in news media

22 June 2017
WhatsApp rises as a major force in news media

WhatsApp is becoming one of the prevailing ways people discover and discuss news, according to a study. But use of the messaging app appears to vary widely between countries. In...

Internet outage looms in Nigeria as MainOne cable develops fault

21 June 2017
Internet outage looms in Nigeria as MainOne cable develops fault

Some Nigerians are likely to face internet service disruption and possible outage as a major provider announced Tuesday that its submarine cable would be out of service for 14 days...

Yahoo is no more, but what's that mean for my Yahoomail, others? - Mike Snider and Edward C. Baig

19 June 2017
Yahoo is no more, but what's that mean for my Yahoomail, others? - Mike Snider and Edward C. Baig

So Yahoo, the company, has bitten the dust. Verizon now officially owns the one-time Web portal, paying $4.48 billion, and is merging Yahoo with AOL to create a new entity...

Forget smartwatches: This tattoo could soon track your health

16 June 2017
Forget smartwatches: This tattoo could soon track your health

Body art may be more accepted than it used to be, but there's a stigma that continues to linger. A new tattoo ink that visibly reacts to health changes in...

Facial recognition technology will soon make airport check-ins a breeze

14 June 2017
Facial recognition technology will soon make airport check-ins a breeze

With stories of unhappy air travelers blanketing social media in recent months, one major airline is trying something new. Delta Air Lines plans to install special bag-check kiosks at Minneapolis-St....

New frontier in cancer care: Turning blood into living drugs

13 June 2017
New frontier in cancer care: Turning blood into living drugs

Ken Shefveland's body was swollen with cancer, treatment after treatment failing until doctors gambled on a radical approach: They removed some of his immune cells, engineered them into cancer assassins...

Nigeria IT agency lambasts govt agencies over inactive websites

11 June 2017
Nigeria IT agency lambasts govt agencies over inactive websites

National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, has berated Federal Ministries and agencies over inactive websites and poor online service delivery. A statement signed by Isa Pantami, Director General of the...

WhatsApp: Kids are using it like crazy. Here's what parents should know - Brett Molina

10 June 2017
WhatsApp: Kids are using it like crazy. Here's what parents should know - Brett Molina

It started as an alternative to standard text messaging. Eight years later, WhatsApp is among the most popular messaging apps. The app boasts more than 1 billion users in 180...

Mark Zuckerberg meets founder of Nigerian all-female Facebook group

07 June 2017
Mark Zuckerberg meets founder of Nigerian all-female Facebook group

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, on Tuesday received Nigeria’s Lola Omolola, founder of a private Facebook group called Female in Nigeria. FIN was founded in 2015 by Ms. Omolola, as a...

Oyo migrates to e-Governance

06 June 2017
Oyo migrates to e-Governance

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Oyo State government on Monday migrated to e-Governance as Governor Senator Abiola Ajimobi, launched phase 1 of the OYSG e-Governance initiative where he directed all Ministries, Departments...

All Dutch trains now run on 100% wind power

05 June 2017
All Dutch trains now run on 100% wind power

Initially, trains in the Netherlands were set to run entirely on renewable energy by 2018. However, it seems officials have been able to beat that goal by an entire year....

Nokia 3310 back in Nigeria

01 June 2017
Nokia 3310 back in Nigeria

Old reliable Nokia 3310 phone is now back in Nigeria as a modern reimagined handset that would speak for itself. Unlike the old Nokia 3310, the new Nokia came with...

FUTA sets Nigerian record, to launch satellite into space

31 May 2017
FUTA sets Nigerian record, to launch satellite into space

Federal University of Technology, Akure, announced on Tuesday that it would on Thursday launch a satellite into space in partnership with other local and international organisations and countries. The university...

Nigerian tutoring app Tuteria wins UK engineering award

25 May 2017
Nigerian tutoring app Tuteria wins UK engineering award

A tutoring app developed by a 27-year-old Nigerian has won an engineering award given by the UK's Royal Academy of Engineering. Godwin Benson designed Tuteria, a platform that links qualified...

The end of the MP3 - Yasmeen Serhan

16 May 2017
The end of the MP3 - Yasmeen Serhan

The developers behind the file format have terminated its licensing program. The developer of the MP3, which revolutionized the way people listen to music, announced Monday it has terminated the...

Log in, look out: Cyber chaos may grow at workweek's start

15 May 2017
Log in, look out: Cyber chaos may grow at workweek's start

Employees booting up computers at work Monday could see red as they discover they're victims of a global "ransomware" cyberattack that has created chaos in 150 countries and could wreak...

Satellite driving digitalisation in Africa - Laurent Petit

12 May 2017
Satellite driving digitalisation in Africa - Laurent Petit

Digitisation of businesses is fast becoming a necessity for surviving in competitive environments. In Africa, there is an opportunity for it [digitisation] to pave the way for development of transformative...

Meet Jelly, world’s smallest Android phone

08 May 2017
Meet Jelly, world’s smallest Android phone

Back before we realized more screen space was a good thing, phones kept getting smaller. And smaller. And smaller. The Jelly phone, currently raising funds on Kickstarter, takes us back...

20 things we don’t do anymore because of technology - Kim Komando

06 May 2017
20 things we don’t do anymore because of technology - Kim Komando

See if this sounds familiar: You’re not sure where your U.S. road atlas is or if you even own one. It’s been so long since you licked a stamp, you’ve...

Here’s Google’s official statement on the fast-spreading phishing attack on gmail

05 May 2017
Here’s Google’s official statement on the fast-spreading phishing attack on gmail

Yesterday a new type of phishing attack popped up, targeting Google Docs/Gmail users and spreading like crazy. Well-disguised and infuriatingly subtle, just a click or two (on what was an...

Artificial Intelligence will replace half of all jobs in the next decade, says widely followed technologist

04 May 2017
Artificial Intelligence will replace half of all jobs in the next decade, says widely followed technologist

 Robots are likely to replace 50 percent of all jobs in the next decade, according to Kai-Fu Lee, founder of venture capital firm Sinovation Ventures and a top voice on...

WhatsApp back online after global outage

04 May 2017
WhatsApp back online after global outage

WhatsApp, a popular messaging service owned by Facebook Inc, suffered a widespread global outage on Wednesday that lasted for several hours before being resolved, the company said. "Earlier today, WhatsApp...

Nigerians would rather have a .com web address than .ng—and not just because it’s cheaper - Yomi Kazeem

01 May 2017
Nigerians would rather have a .com web address than .ng—and not just because it’s cheaper - Yomi Kazeem

On the internet, Nigerians are opting for more global identities through web addresses. Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), the body in charge of the process of registering .ng domains, Nigeria’s...

Smartphone adoption on the upswing in Nigeria

29 April 2017
Smartphone adoption on the upswing in Nigeria

The number of Nigeria's mobile subscribers has reached 150 million, and the number of its internet users has climbed to 97.2 million at penetration rates of 81% and 53%, respectively,...

Googling gives us answers, but deprives us of intelligence - Ted Hunt

23 April 2017
Googling gives us answers, but deprives us of intelligence - Ted Hunt

Search engines play one of the most significant roles in our technologically enabled lives by shaping how we conceptualize and interact with information, knowledge, wisdom, and arguably reality itself. They...

The end of privacy? Facebook confirms it is working on mind-reading technology

22 April 2017
The end of privacy? Facebook confirms it is working on mind-reading technology

Secretive Facebook division working on technology to let users communicate using thought alone. If you thought your thoughts were safe, think again: social media giant Facebook has confirmed it is...

Flying car costing more than $1 million goes on show in Monaco

21 April 2017
Flying car costing more than $1 million goes on show in Monaco

A Slovakia-based company unveiled the commercial design for a flying car priced at more than $1 million on Thursday, saying it was ready for pre-orders with first deliveries expected by...

Could this duvet save your relationship? Smart blanket controls how warm or cool you want your side of the bed

15 April 2017
Could this duvet save your relationship? Smart blanket controls how warm or cool you want your side of the bed

Separate air chambers deliver different levels of hot air to each side of the bed All of the Smartduvet Breeze features can be controlled from its smartphone app Couples in...

Supercomputers could push our life expectancy up by a DECADE

13 April 2017
Supercomputers could push our life expectancy up by a DECADE

Super-fast machines could quickly read through our large genetic code This could help doctors offer patients personalised treatments and medicine Medical advances driven by the devices could extend our life...

Discussing the limits of artificial intelligence - Alice Lloyd George

06 April 2017
Discussing the limits of artificial intelligence - Alice Lloyd George

It’s hard to visit a tech site these days without seeing a headline about deep learning for X, and that AI is on the verge of solving all our problems. ...

Scientists invent a smartphone screen material that can repair its own scratches - Leanna Garfield

05 April 2017
Scientists invent a smartphone screen material that can repair its own scratches - Leanna Garfield

If you drop your phone and the screen shatters, you usually have two options: get it repaired or replace the phone entirely. Chemists at the University of California, Riverside, have...

Samsung Galaxy S8 launched, hides home button and gains Bixby AI

29 March 2017
Samsung Galaxy S8 launched, hides home button and gains Bixby AI

Samsung's latest flagship phones have ditched the physical home button found in their predecessors and introduced a new virtual assistant. The screens of the Galaxy S8 and bigger S8+ are...

Facebook adds camera features, moving closer to Snapchat

28 March 2017
Facebook adds camera features, moving closer to Snapchat

Facebook Inc is giving the camera a central place on its smartphone app for the first time, encouraging users to take more pictures and edit them with digital stickers that...

Meet Nadia, the scarily ‘human’ chatbot who can read your emotions

28 March 2017
Meet Nadia, the scarily ‘human’ chatbot who can read your emotions

Have you ever dreamt of gazing into the eyes of chatbot while explaining your frustration with a service? If so, that would be oddly specific, but you’d also be in...

UK: Attacker used WhatsApp, firm must help police get access

26 March 2017
UK: Attacker used WhatsApp, firm must help police get access

Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood sent a WhatsApp message that cannot be accessed because it was encrypted by the popular messaging service, a top British security official said Sunday. British...

How to block spam and texts on your phone - Kim Komando

25 March 2017
How to block spam and texts on your phone - Kim Komando

Ting! You’ve just received a new message. You set down your bags of groceries, dig into your pocket and pull out your smartphone. Then, you frown. The message reads: “REAL...

Twitter explores subscription-based option for first time

24 March 2017
Twitter explores subscription-based option for first time

Twitter Inc is considering whether to build a premium version of its popular Tweetdeck interface aimed at professionals, the company said on Thursday, raising the possibility that it could collect...

Apple unveils updated iPad with lowest-ever price

22 March 2017
Apple unveils updated iPad with lowest-ever price

Apple Inc unveiled an updated version of its iPad tablet with a brighter screen on Tuesday, available to order from Friday and with a $329 starting price that is the...

NCC develops national numbering plan for telephone networks

17 March 2017
NCC develops national numbering plan for telephone networks

Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) says it has developed National Numbering Plan (NNP) to set up uniform numbering scheme for easy calls to subscribers and operators. NCC made this known in...

Super humans who are sexier, stronger and smarter will arrive by 2029

17 March 2017
Super humans who are sexier, stronger and smarter will arrive by 2029

Ray Kurzweil has made 147 predictions since 1990 and is correct 86% of the time By 2029 our brains fuse with machines - an event known as singularity He says...