Tesla CEO plans to hand the car keys to robots next year

23 April 2019
Tesla CEO plans to hand the car keys to robots next year

Tesla CEO Elon Musk expects to start converting the company’s electric cars into fully self-driving vehicles next year as part of an audacious plan to create a network of robotic...

In a world of Google and Amazon, libraries rethink their role

14 April 2019
In a world of Google and Amazon, libraries rethink their role

Abrar Al-Heeti More information is available online than ever. Libraries are stepping in to make sure everyone can access it. Not everyone has access to tech resources many take for...

Scientists reveal first image ever made of a black hole

11 April 2019
Scientists reveal first image ever made of a black hole

Scientists on Wednesday revealed the first image ever made of a black hole, depicting its hot, shadowy edges where light bends around itself in a cosmic funhouse effect. Assembling data...

Placing this card in the fridge may keep your food from spoiling too soon

09 April 2019
Placing this card in the fridge may keep your food from spoiling too soon

Can placing a napkin-sized laminated card inside your fridge keep the edibles inside from spoiling too quickly? A family-owned Boston-based company Nature’s Frequencies claims sticking its $75 Food Freshness Cardin...

Pilot-less air taxi takes off in Vienna demonstration flight

05 April 2019
Pilot-less air taxi takes off in Vienna demonstration flight

As carmakers push ahead with self-driving vehicles, an Austrian aerospace company and its Chinese partner showed off their pilot-less “flying taxi” for the first time in Europe on Thursday. The...

WhatsApp adds a new privacy setting for groups in another effort to clamp down on fake news

04 April 2019
WhatsApp adds a new privacy setting for groups in another effort to clamp down on fake news

WhatsApp has announced another protection for users in an effort to clamp down on the spread of fake news and misinformation. Through a new feature, users can control who has...

Telegram adds ‘delete everywhere’ nuclear option, killing chat history

26 March 2019
Telegram adds ‘delete everywhere’ nuclear option, killing chat history

Telegram has added a feature that lets a user delete messages in one-to-one and/or group private chats, after the fact, and not only from their own inbox. The new ‘nuclear...

Drinking very hot tea almost doubles risk of cancer, new study says

24 March 2019
Drinking very hot tea almost doubles risk of cancer, new study says

Many people start their day with a cup of tea. But those who drink it piping hot could be increasing their risk of esophageal cancer, according to a new study....

Only 4.7% of FG’s institutions use IT effectively – NITDA

22 March 2019
Only 4.7% of FG’s institutions use IT effectively – NITDA

Nigeria’s National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has criticised government institutions for underutilising enterprise technology saying only 4.7 per cent of federal institutions use IT “in somewhat effective manner”. In...

Google introduces educational app to improve children’s literacy

19 March 2019
Google introduces educational app to improve children’s literacy

Google is expanding its suite of apps designed for the Indian market with today’s launch of a new language-learning app aimed at children, called Bolo. The app, which is aimed...

A.I. still needs H.I. (Human Intelligence), for now - Thomas L. Friedman

19 March 2019
A.I. still needs H.I. (Human Intelligence), for now - Thomas L. Friedman

Chatbots and other computers are learning, but we still have skills they don’t. Fifteen years ago I came to Bangalore, India’s Silicon Valley, to do a documentary on outsourcing. One...

What Google knows about you - and what you can do about it

16 March 2019
What Google knows about you - and what you can do about it

Ina Fried For all the many controversies around Facebook's mishandling of personal data, Google actually knows way more about most of us. The bottom line: Just how much Google knows...

This TV remote-sized stick turns your phone into a satellite device

15 March 2019
This TV remote-sized stick turns your phone into a satellite device

PROS: It allows your phone to send and receive text messages anywhere in the world CONS: It’s an extra (albeit important) piece of kit to add to your adventure packing...

Facebook suffers the most severe outage in its history

14 March 2019
Facebook suffers the most severe outage in its history

Facebook is suffering the most severe outage in its history, with key services rendered unusable for users globally for much of Wednesday. The last time Facebook had a disruption of...

‘Brilliant’ man who was an inventor of the calculator dies

06 March 2019
‘Brilliant’ man who was an inventor of the calculator dies

Jerry Merryman, one of the inventors of the hand-held electronic calculator who is described by those who knew him as not only brilliant but also kind with a good sense...

Glo reconfirms industry leadership with Roadmap to Drive Future of Nigerian Telecoms

05 March 2019
Glo reconfirms industry leadership with Roadmap to Drive Future of Nigerian Telecoms

Globacom has announced a roadmap to drive the future of Nigeria’s telecommunication sector, including a plan to introduce new data analytics tools to capture subscriber experience in real time. According...

No more dialysis: Scientists have developed a bionic kidney

03 March 2019
No more dialysis: Scientists have developed a bionic kidney

Natural remedies are indeed very powerful, but there are times when we have to turn to modern technology. Dialysis patients can’t live without the treatment, but their suffering is enormous....

How you could control your world with just your fingertips

02 March 2019
How you could control your world with just your fingertips

QWERTY typewriter was introduced in 1872, and since then tapping on a keyboard or screen has become the standard way to interact with digital technology. But this isn't always convenient...

LG’s answer to the foldable mania is a second screen

28 February 2019
LG’s answer to the foldable mania is a second screen

If you haven’t already soaked up the leaks about it, the new LG V50 introduced today is a souped-up V40 with the new Snapdragon 855 processor, improved cooling, bigger battery,...

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...