Samsung folding phone is different – but also almost $2,000

21 February 2019
Samsung folding phone is different – but also almost $2,000

Samsung unveiled a highly anticipated smartphone with a foldable screen in an attempt to break the innovation funk that has beset the smartphone market. But it’s far from clear that...

NASA rover finally bites the dust on Mars after 15 years

14 February 2019
NASA rover finally bites the dust on Mars after 15 years

NASA’s longest-running rover on Mars, Opportunity, has been pronounced dead, 15 years after it landed on the red planet. The six-wheeled vehicle was built to operate just three months. But...

40 countries agree cars must have automatic braking

13 February 2019
40 countries agree cars must have automatic braking

Forty countries led by Japan and the European Union — but not the U.S. or China — have agreed to require new cars and light commercial vehicles to be equipped...

Moringa dangerous to pregnant women - Study

13 February 2019
Moringa dangerous to pregnant women - Study

Consumption of Moringa oleifera leaves during pregnancy could cause congenital deformities, a recent study published in Italian Journal of Anatomy And Embryology has found. Moringa oleifera is a plant that...

Mirror test hints at surprising cognitive abilities in fish

08 February 2019
Mirror test hints at surprising cognitive abilities in fish

A small tropical reef fish was able to recognize itself in a mirror, scientists said on Thursday in a finding that raises provocative questions about assessing self-awareness and cognitive abilities...

Facebook now lets everyone unsend messages

06 February 2019
Facebook now lets everyone unsend messages

Facebook has finally made good on its promise to let users unsend chats after TechCrunch discovered Mark Zuckerberg had secretly retracted some of his Facebook Messages from recipients. Today Facebook...

Facebook to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger

26 January 2019
Facebook to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger

Facebook plans to integrate its messaging services on Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. While all three will remain stand-alone apps, at a much deeper level they will be linked so...

Will robots take your job? Quarter of US workers at risk

25 January 2019
Will robots take your job? Quarter of US workers at risk

Robots aren’t replacing everyone, but a quarter of U.S. jobs will be severely disrupted as artificial intelligence accelerates the automation of existing work, according to a new Brookings Institution report....

Xiaomi reveals fold-in-three smartphone

24 January 2019
Xiaomi reveals fold-in-three smartphone

A smartphone that transforms into a tablet by folding out two parts of its display bent behind its back has been unveiled by Xiaomi. The Chinese technology company revealed the...

Boeing's flying car lifts off in race to revolutionise urban travel

24 January 2019
Boeing's flying car lifts off in race to revolutionise urban travel

Boeing Co (BA.N) said on Wednesday its flying car prototype hovered briefly in the air during an inaugural test flight, a small but significant step as the world’s largest planemaker...

Scientists make gene-edited chickens in bid to halt next pandemic

22 January 2019
Scientists make gene-edited chickens in bid to halt next pandemic

British scientists are developing gene-edited chickens designed to be totally resistant to flu in a new approach to trying to stop the next deadly human pandemic. The first of the...

WhatsApp restricts message-sharing to fight fake news

22 January 2019
WhatsApp restricts message-sharing to fight fake news

WhatsApp is limiting all its members to forwarding any single message up to five times in an effort to tackle the spread of false information on the platform. The Facebook-owned...

With slump in iPhone sales, are we post Peak Smartphone?

04 January 2019
With slump in iPhone sales, are we post Peak Smartphone?

Behind Apple’s disconcerting news of weak iPhone sales lies a more sobering truth: The tech industry has hit Peak Smartphone, a tipping point when everyone who can afford one already...

Nasa's New Horizons: 'Snowman' shape of distant Ultima Thule revealed

03 January 2019
Nasa's New Horizons: 'Snowman' shape of distant Ultima Thule revealed

The ice world known as Ultima Thule has finally been revealed.A new picture returned from Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft shows the little world to be two objects joined together -...

How to repair cracked phone screen

29 December 2018
How to repair cracked phone screen

Considering that phones these days are pretty much all screen, learning how to fix a display can become pretty necessary, especially for the clumsy among us. Luckily, there is more...

No more paperwork: Estonia edges toward digital govt

27 December 2018
No more paperwork: Estonia edges toward digital govt

In the Estonian capital of Tallinn, three-day-old Oskar Lunde sleeps soundly in his hospital cot, snuggled into a lime green blanket decorated with red butterflies. Across the room, his father...

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...





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