New Facebook bug exposed millions of photos

15 December 2018
New Facebook bug exposed millions of photos

Facebook has revealed that a software bug exposed photos of up to 6.8 million users, including pictures they had not posted. It made the announcement a day after hosting its...

Google brings ‘Google Station’, faster Wi-Fi to Abuja

07 December 2018
Google brings ‘Google Station’, faster Wi-Fi to Abuja

Google Station, a platform for providing free, high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots in public places, was launched in Abuja on Thursday. Google Nigeria’s Head of Partnerships for Next Billion Users, Mr Saidu...

Hailing the future taxi: Drone-car mashup model takes flight

28 November 2018
Hailing the future taxi: Drone-car mashup model takes flight

A scale model of a flying drone-car drove and hovered across an Amsterdam exhibition hall Tuesday, providing a glimpse of what could be the future of urban mobility. The “Pop.Up...

NASA craft lands on Mars after perilous journey

27 November 2018
NASA craft lands on Mars after perilous journey

A NASA spacecraft designed to drill down into Mars’ interior landed on the planet Monday after a perilous, supersonic plunge through its red skies, setting off jubilation among scientists who...

Robots are killing people: How worried should we be?

25 November 2018
Robots are killing people: How worried should we be?

The specter haunting Europe—and the rest of the world, for that matter—isn’t communism anymore, as Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels so famously wrote in their 1848 manifesto. It’s something far...

Radical experimental plane with no moving parts wows scientists

23 November 2018
Radical experimental plane with no moving parts wows scientists

Some 115 years after the first powered flight, scientists have developed a radical new approach toward flying in the form of a small, lightweight and virtually noiseless airplane that gets...

Is there a ‘suicide gene’?: Scientists find biological link

20 November 2018
Is there a ‘suicide gene’?: Scientists find biological link

There could be hundreds of genes which make people more likely to kill themselves and the trait is believed to run in the family, a study has found. Scientists have...

Two tech founders who lost friends in tragic accidents build AI chatbots to give people life after death

18 November 2018
Two tech founders who lost friends in tragic accidents build AI chatbots to give people life after death

Eternime is beta testing an app that will allow users to create a digital 'avatar' of themselves after they die. Netflix drama "Black Mirror" once imagined a world in which...

After conquering the world, smartphone faces uncertain future

15 November 2018
After conquering the world, smartphone faces uncertain future

Smartphones have become ubiquitous around the world, but the next big thing remains unclear. What is next for the smartphone, which has become the hottest-selling consumer device around the world...

Pocket money apps aim to help kids in cashless world

13 November 2018
Pocket money apps aim to help kids in cashless world

For kids growing up in today’s cashless society, the piggy bank is going virtual. Father of two Roland Hall turned to a British startup’s digital pocket money app because his...

Scientists to swap dusty old kilogram for something more stable

13 November 2018
Scientists to swap dusty old kilogram for something more stable

After years of nursing a sometimes dusty cylinder of metal in a vault outside Paris as the global reference for modern mass, scientists are updating the definition of the kilogram....

Samsung gives first glimpse of foldable phone

08 November 2018
Samsung gives first glimpse of foldable phone

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its much-anticipated foldable phone in San Francisco on Wednesday, urging Android developers to start writing apps for it. The South Korean tech company needs to...

Alcohol hijacks how brain makes memories - Study

02 November 2018
Alcohol hijacks how brain makes memories - Study

Drinking alcohol hijacks the brain’s pathways which form memories according to scientists researching the causes of addiction. The study on flies published in the journal Neuron indicates even low doses...

Apple launches iOS 12.1 with Group FaceTime, new emojis, eSIM support, and more

01 November 2018
Apple launches iOS 12.1 with Group FaceTime, new emojis, eSIM support, and more

In the wake of Apple’s iOS 11 release last year, Apple was hit with a barrage of complaints regarding system stability and performance. As a result, Apple with iOS 12...

Being too fat or too thin 'can cost four years of life'

31 October 2018
Being too fat or too thin 'can cost four years of life'

Being overweight or underweight could knock four years off life expectancy, a study in a Lancet journal suggests. The report, one of the largest of its kind, involved nearly 2...

iPads, Macs get new screens as Apple pushes creativity

31 October 2018
iPads, Macs get new screens as Apple pushes creativity

Apple’s new iPads will more closely resemble its latest iPhones as they ditch a home button and fingerprint sensor to make more room for the screen. As with the latest...

Three social media networks before Facebook

27 October 2018
Three social media networks before Facebook

Evan TarverWhen people think of social media networks, the first thing usually to come to mind is Facebook (FB). And for good reason. Facebook has dominated the social media scene...

Scientists prepare for expedition to the world's deepest depths

20 October 2018
Scientists prepare for expedition to the world's deepest depths

For the first time, humans will visit the deepest part of each of the five oceans, plunging to the sea floor using a two-person craft designed to withstand the intense...

Facebook: Hackers accessed personal data from 29M accounts

13 October 2018
Facebook: Hackers accessed personal data from 29M accounts

Facebook says hackers accessed a wide swath of information — ranging from emails and phone numbers to more personal details like sites visited and places checked into — from millions...

Scientists use stem cells and gene editing to make mice with two mums

12 October 2018
Scientists use stem cells and gene editing to make mice with two mums

Chinese scientists said on Thursday they had used gene editing and stem cell techniques to produce healthy mice with two mothers which developed well enough to go on to have...

Facebook says 50M user accounts affected by security breach

29 September 2018
Facebook says 50M user accounts affected by security breach

Facebook reported a major security breach in which 50 million user accounts were accessed by unknown attackers. The attackers gained the ability to “seize control” of those accounts, Facebook said,...

Inventor aims to cut travel times with passenger drone

28 September 2018
Inventor aims to cut travel times with passenger drone

A Philippine inventor has unveiled what he calls a flying sports car that represents the future of transport, riding it out of a warehouse toward a cheering crowd, leaving a...

Young blood could be the solution to help the elderly live longer, healthier, says scientist

09 September 2018
Young blood could be the solution to help the elderly live longer, healthier, says scientist

Professor Linda Partridge argues humanity is close to tools prolonging health Previous research found blood from young mice helps rejuvenate older ones US clinical trial Ambrosia, is already offering teenage...

Internet users in Nigeria hit 103.6 million in July – NCC

06 September 2018
Internet users in Nigeria hit 103.6 million in July – NCC

Internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to 103.6 million in July, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said. NCC disclosed this on Wednesday in its Monthly Internet Subscribers Data for July...

Some Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram users face temporary outage

04 September 2018
Some Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram users face temporary outage

Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Monday said a technical problem prevented some users from accessing and posting on the social network as well as messaging app Whatsapp and Instagram, and it...

Facebook tests 'things in common' label to try to connect non-friends

29 August 2018
Facebook tests 'things in common' label to try to connect non-friends

Facebook wants more people to discover things they have in common with the other 2 billion people on its social network.The company said it's testing out a new label, called...

Phones with bendable, flexible screens are closer than you think

29 August 2018
Phones with bendable, flexible screens are closer than you think

Flexible phones are back on the menu.Though we've seen flexible screens in Samsung's Galaxy phones, 2013's LG G Flex phone and LG's OLED TV that rolls up like a poster...

Instagram invites college students to join new groups organized by school

27 August 2018
Instagram invites college students to join new groups organized by school

Instagram is testing a new feature to group student users by college community in another move to make the photo-sharing app more like the flagship Facebook app from its parent...

Facebook fueled anti-refugee attacks in Germany, new research suggests

26 August 2018
Facebook fueled anti-refugee attacks in Germany, new research suggests

When you ask locals why Dirk Denkhaus, a young firefighter trainee who had been considered neither dangerous nor political, broke into the attic of a refugee group house and tried...

Amazon, Alphabet, Microsoft and other tech giants want to fix one of the most broken things about health care

23 August 2018
Amazon, Alphabet, Microsoft and other tech giants want to fix one of the most broken things about health care

There are many broken things about the U.S. health care system. But one of the biggest and most overlooked problems is that patients still find it too hard to share...

Scientists develop new drug that could shrink tumors

23 August 2018
Scientists develop new drug that could shrink tumors

Scientists say they have created a new drug that can attack ovarian and lung cancers in patients for whom other treatments have failed.The U.K.-based researchers used a new drug along...

Instagram hack: hundreds of accounts taken over in mysterious Russian attack

16 August 2018
Instagram hack: hundreds of accounts taken over in mysterious Russian attack

Instagram hack: hundreds of accounts taken over in mysterious Russian attackA widespread hacking campaign that appears to stem from Russia is affecting hundreds of Instagram users, leaving people locked out...

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....





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