Twitter now displays popular articles from your timeline

21 September 2017
Twitter now displays popular articles from your timeline

Twitter keeps looking for ways to improve its service to better meet the needs of its diverse and, er, passionate audience. Last September, code in the Android app pointed to...

Twitter has an unlaunched tweetstorm feature

18 September 2017
Twitter has an unlaunched tweetstorm feature

Subverting the 140 character limit by chaining tweets together into a cohesive “tweetstorm” takes some know-how, or you’ll screw it up. Luckily Twitter has built but not yet launched a...

Five privacy and security concerns about Apple’s new FaceID facial recognition

14 September 2017
Five privacy and security concerns about Apple’s new FaceID facial recognition

Apple on Tuesday (Sept. 12) unveiled its new FaceID facial recognition technology for the iPhone X—the successor to the iPhone TouchID fingerprint scanner. The company says FaceID is 20 times...

New Apple Watch that makes calls turns comic book fantasy into reality

13 September 2017
New Apple Watch that makes calls turns comic book fantasy into reality

More than two years after releasing the Apple Watch, Apple Inc has finally been able to replicate 1940s comic strip technology, an advance that analysts say will spur sales. The...

Apple iPhone X: the internet reacts

13 September 2017
Apple iPhone X: the internet reacts

When Apple chief Tim Cook declared the iPhone X "the biggest leap forward since the first iPhone" at his latest launch extravaganza, you couldn't help but wonder if he was...

'Pen' identifies cancer in 10 seconds

08 September 2017
'Pen' identifies cancer in 10 seconds

A handheld device can identify cancerous tissue in 10 seconds, according to scientists at the University of Texas.They say it could make surgery to remove a tumour quicker, safer and...

Mercedes-Benz is about to reveal a hydrogen-powered SUV: Here's everything we know

06 September 2017
Mercedes-Benz is about to reveal a hydrogen-powered SUV: Here's everything we know

Mercedes-Benz will join Honda and Toyota in the nascent hydrogen-car market. Mercedes said it will unveil a production-ready hydrogen car on September 12 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The car...

Turning the smartphone into a smart car key

28 August 2017
Turning the smartphone into a smart car key

When the Frankfurt International auto show opens its doors to the public on September 14, leading automotive equipment and tech provider Bosch will be demonstrating a new digital feature called...

One mistake people make using public Wi-Fi

27 August 2017
One mistake people make using public Wi-Fi

Greyhound Modern buses offer free WiFi, a feature the company hopes will attract younger travelers. If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times: Avoid doing anything you...

Facebook’s colorful status updates are now available on WhatsApp

26 August 2017
Facebook’s colorful status updates are now available on WhatsApp

The update allows users to also add a link and choose a font for statuses WhatsApp is rolling out a new feature that lets users write status updates with a...

Facebook wants to end the ‘I read it on Facebook’ problem

25 August 2017
Facebook wants to end the ‘I read it on Facebook’ problem

Facebook has announced a feature designed to increase visibility on the platform. Publishers, as of today, can add several logos to a new Brand Asset Library. These logos will then...

VW to relaunch Kombi van as electric vehicle

22 August 2017
VW to relaunch Kombi van as electric vehicle

Volkswagen plans to make a new electric van inspired by the one that spawned its much-loved camper. The last classic VW Kombi, or VW T2, was produced in Brazil in...

Firm unveils App to boost agric yields

21 August 2017
Firm unveils App to boost agric yields

As government intensifies efforts towards diversifying the economy, two young Nigerian entrepreneurs have developed an App that will connect farmers and broaden knowledge base of stakeholders in the sector. Speaking...

Soon you'll be able to send and receive money using WhatsApp

18 August 2017
Soon you'll be able to send and receive money using WhatsApp

Instant bank transfers to family and friends could be coming to the app soon. New WhatsApp feature will allow users to transfer money to friends instantly. iStockWhatsApp users are set...

The world’s strongest bottle opener is also the smallest

14 August 2017
The world’s strongest bottle opener is also the smallest

The Pry.Me Bottle Opener holds tens of thousands of times its own weight. This remarkable keychain is considerably smaller than any of your keys, but don’t let that fool you:...

Researchers create flexible battery that can run on salt water

13 August 2017
Researchers create flexible battery that can run on salt water

When it comes to making batteries for wearables or implantable medical devices, there are a few features that have to be incorporated. The batteries need to be flexible and remain...

Death toll rises amid Kenya's rioting over disputed vote

12 August 2017
Death toll rises amid Kenya's rioting over disputed vote

Kenya's post-election violence worsened Saturday as police used tear gas on a convoy of opposition officials in the capital and a mortuary official said nine bodies with gunshot wounds were...

Smartphone diagnostic test could render labs obsolete

12 August 2017
Smartphone diagnostic test could render labs obsolete

The Next Web Scientists have created a smartphone accessory that can test liquid samples for disease. The device is called a TRI Analyzer, it costs $550, and it puts a...

Facebook introduces new video service

10 August 2017
Facebook introduces new video service

Social media giant Facebook has made a move into dedicated video, pitting it against YouTube and TV networks. Users will soon see a new Watch tab that will offer a...

Researchers introduce new technology to speed up cassava multiplication

09 August 2017
Researchers introduce new technology to speed up cassava multiplication

Scientists are now using Semi-Autotrophic Hydroponics (SAH) technology to speed up the propagation of clean cassava planting materials. Mr Godwin Atser, communication expert of International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA),...

Pilotless planes could save airlines billions. But would anyone fly? - Ivana Kottasová

08 August 2017
Pilotless planes could save airlines billions. But would anyone fly? - Ivana Kottasová

Taking pilots out of the cockpit could save airlines billions. But would anyone buy a ticket? The aviation industry could save $35 billion a year by moving to pilotless planes,...

Apple to launch watches that can make calls

05 August 2017
Apple to launch watches that can make calls

Apple Inc plans to release a version of its smartwatch later this year that can connect directly to cellular networks, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter....

Facebook to step up fact-checking in fight against fake news

04 August 2017
Facebook to step up fact-checking in fight against fake news

Facebook is to send more potential hoax articles to third-party fact checkers and show their findings below the original post, the world's largest online social network said on Thursday as...

This CIA-funded tool predicts crime before it happens

03 August 2017
This CIA-funded tool predicts crime before it happens

A 2002 film adaptation of a 1956 Philip K. Dick novel warned us of the dangers of predictive policing. In ‘Minority Report,’ Tom Cruise’s character played a cop in the...

5 things everyone gets wrong about artificial intelligence and what it means for our future - Luis Perez-Brava

02 August 2017
5 things everyone gets wrong about artificial intelligence and what it means for our future - Luis Perez-Brava

There is a lot of myths out there about artificial intelligence (AI). In June, Alibaba founder Jack Ma said AI is not only a massive threat to jobs but could...

Okra reduces male fertility but good in other areas - Nutritionist

30 July 2017
Okra reduces male fertility but good in other areas - Nutritionist

Okra, though very nutritious, can lead to infertility in men of reproductive age, Dr Ochuko Erikainure, a Senior Research Officer at the Federal Institute of Industrial Research (FIIRO), Oshodi, Lagos,...

5 digital tricks for everyday situations

30 July 2017
5 digital tricks for everyday situations

Many years ago, I showed my mother how to start and stop a video using the spacebar. “Oh!” she said. “That makes it so much easier!” Over time, most computer...

Scientists are creating a cell phone battery that charges instantly

29 July 2017
Scientists are creating a cell phone battery that charges instantly

Researchers at Drexel University’s College of Engineering are working on a special material that will one day provide the capacity for instant battery charging. This is made possible by super-conductive...

There's a quick and easy way to find your lost iPhone in your home

21 July 2017
There's a quick and easy way to find your lost iPhone in your home

I just moved into a new apartment a couple of weeks ago and I can't tell you how many times I "lost" my iPhone within my own place, among all...

Google to add 'news feed' to website and app

20 July 2017
Google to add 'news feed' to website and app

Google is adding a personalised Facebook-style news feed to its homepage - Google.com -to show users content they may be interested in before they search. It will display news stories,...

How to avoid electrocution as you charge your phone while bathing

19 July 2017
How to avoid electrocution as you charge your phone while bathing

Texas teen Madison Coe died Sunday after being electrocuted by her cellphone, which she was trying to attend to while bathing. Madison connected the cellphone to a charger while bathing...

The smartphone is eventually going to die, and Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook are racing to kill it - Matt Weinberger

18 July 2017
The smartphone is eventually going to die, and Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook are racing to kill it - Matt Weinberger

From April to June, tech's biggest companies all held their annual mega-events, laying out their grand visions for the next 12 months or so. Facebook kicked it off in late...

Genius or hubris? Why turning down Facebook may be Snapchat's big mistake

17 July 2017
Genius or hubris? Why turning down Facebook may be Snapchat's big mistake

Turning down a $3bn offer made Snapchat famous for its bold vision. But now Facebook is catching up, leading some to predict a ‘long and painful death’ - Olivia Solon...

What are hot dogs really made of? - Melissa Blevins

16 July 2017
What are hot dogs really made of? - Melissa Blevins

After the steaks, chops, breasts, ribs, thighs, hams, tenderloins and briskets are removed, there's a fair amount of gristle, fat and offal remaining on a butchered animal, and early on,...

Self-fueling boat sets off from Paris on 6-year world trip

16 July 2017
Self-fueling boat sets off from Paris on 6-year world trip

 A boat that fuels itself is setting off around the world from Paris on a six-year journey that its designers hope will serves as a model for emissions-free energy networks...

A new update lets WhatsApp users send files of any kind

14 July 2017
A new update lets WhatsApp users send files of any kind

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging services in the world, with over 1.2 billion users. The latest version of WhatsApp for Android and iOS has added a...

Scientists develop means to predict whether you'll die in the next 5 years with surprising accuracy - Kevin Loria

14 July 2017
Scientists develop means to predict whether you'll die in the next 5 years with surprising accuracy - Kevin Loria

There's an elusive innovation that would revolutionize medicine: a way to detect disease before it becomes obvious. A study recently published in the journal Scientific Reports could bring us a...

These are the apps cheaters use to hide their infidelity - Rachel Hosie

08 July 2017
These are the apps cheaters use to hide their infidelity - Rachel Hosie

Back in the day, you might have been able to catch a cheating partner by snooping through their emails, texts or internet history. But today’s adulterers are far too tech-savvy...

A new 'solar paint' lets you transform your entire house into a source of clean energy - Patrick Caughill

03 July 2017
A new 'solar paint' lets you transform your entire house into a source of clean energy - Patrick Caughill

Powering homes using clean energy is becoming easier thanks to a growing number of innovative technologies and initiatives. Some government programmes help homeowners with the financial burden of equipping their...

What doctors can tell about your health just by looking in your eyes - Kevin Loria

02 July 2017
What doctors can tell about your health just by looking in your eyes - Kevin Loria

What will be revealed? When you look into your eyes, you may be trying to steel yourself for an interview. Or maybe you're just checking to see if they are...