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Sending Documents Now Possible on WhatsApp Chat

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The new update on the mobile application called Whatspp owned by tech giants Facebook now allows users to share documents with their contacts on Android and iOS devices. The updates only allow sharing of PDF files but WhatsApp has hinted at the possibility of including other file extensions in the future....

LinkedIn’s CEO Gives His Entire $14 Million Bonus to His Employees

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LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner is giving his employee his annual $14 million stock bonus to boost employee morale and keep talent from jumping ship. Jeff asked the Compensation Committee to forgo his annual equity grant, and to instead put those shares back in the pool for LinkedIn employees. Weiner’s decision follows LinkedIn’s...

Astronauts Return To Earth After One Year In Space

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US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko returned to Earth Wednesday after spending almost a year in space in a ground-breaking experiment foreshadowing a potential manned mission to Mars. The 340-day mission saw Kelly break the record for the longest single stay in space by a US astronaut, while...

Court Rules US can’t force Apple to hack iPhone

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A federal magistrate-judge in New York City has ruled that the US government cannot force Apple to hack an iPhone to facilitate the investigation of a known drug dealer. The court ruling is a big one for Apple, which is currently being asked by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to...

NCC rolls out 8-point agenda

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Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC has rolled out its eight point agenda in its quest to promote innovation, investment and consumer empowerment in the world of communications. Executive Vice Chairman of the commission, Umar Danbatta presented the document in Kano and says the new focus is in line with the change mantra...

Jobs will be created when Nigeria starts pencil production in 2018 – Onu

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The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, has revealed that about 100,000 jobs will be created when Nigeria starts producing its own pencils in 2018. Onu stated that this was part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s plan to revamp the wholesale production sector. The Minister while speaking with Daily Trust, expressed optimism...

Nigeria loses $287m annually to ICT piracy – Adebayo Shittu

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The Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu has revealed that Nigeria loses $287 million worth of revenue annually on software piracy, stressing that ICT was the fastest growing sectors of the Nigerian economy and second largest in Africa. The minister disclosed this while delivering his keynote address entitled: “Continuing Innovation While...

Kia To Introduce Autonomous Cars by 2030

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South Korean automaker Kia said it envisions introducing an autonomous car using its own technology by 2030 under a new initiative dubbed "drive wise." Kia, a unit of Hyundai, had previously indicated plans for a partially autonomous vehicle by 2020 and at the Consumer Electronics Show announced its ambition for a...

 

FG Signs ICT Internship Deal For 2,000 Intakes With Huawei

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The federal government, yesterday, agreed a deal with Chinese technology firm, Huawei, to provide 2000 Information and Communication Technology, ICT trainee jobs to young Nigerians in 2016 under the “Huawei’s Seeds for the Future program.” Speaking at the signing of the agreement, Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo stated that “ICT is...

China: Beijing Issues Red Alert Over Hazardous Levels of Pollution

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Following the increase in smog in China as a result of its pollution, especially in the country’s capital Beijing, the government has issued a red alert warning today. People have been asked to stay indoors and take preventive measures to protect themselves such as using a facemask and restricting the...

Ericsson Targets Video Play

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Ericsson plans to enter the increasingly competitive African video-on-demand market in partnership with the Nigerian unit of Bharti Airtel. The Swedish telecommunications company will operate the service - to be called NuVu - and make it available to Airtel’s 30 million subscribers in Nigeria in the first quarter of next year....

Volkswagen Wants FG To secure Nigeria's Automobile Industry For Investors

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The Managing Director, Volkswagen of Nigeria (VON) Automobiles, Mr Tokunbo Aromolaran, has urged the Federal Government to initiate a policy that will secure the nation's automobile industry for investors. He said that when initiated, the policy should enable investors in the industry to channel their efforts towards making long-term investment plans...

LAUTECH Plans Production And Supply Of Glass Wares

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Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso on Monday says that it will soon commence the production of glass wares in its department of Science Laboratory Technology (SLT). Prof. Adeniyi Gbadegesin, the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, gave this indication at the 6th induction ceremony for students of Science Laboratory Technology. Gbadegesin said...

Mazda Recalls 923,000 Cars Over Factory Faults

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Mazda Motor Company is recalling 923,672 vehicles in Japan due to possible defective ignition switches, the carmaker said on Friday. Mazda reported 13 fire incidents as a result of the defect, but the carmaker said it is not aware of any injuries or deaths caused by the problem. The recall includes 21...

MTN Wins 2015 World Brand of the Year Award

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MTN Group recently won the 2015 Global Brand Of The Year Award at the World Branding Award ceremony held in London, where they topped the list of nominees in this category with an enviable entry to the delight of guests at the event. CEO MTN Nigeria, Mike Ikpoki, said it was...

 

Youths Call On Government To Adopt Various Technological Innovations In Order To Hasten The Country's Development

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The gap between Nigeria’s indigenous technological innovations and their adoption to help drive the domestic economy was the main issue at the celebration of the African day for technology and intellectual property in Abuja on Monday. Nigerian youths who showcased various technological innovations at the event called on the government to...

Apple Phone, Tablet And TV Fail To Impress Investors

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Apple Inc unveiled a new TV set top box that responds to voice commands and fresh iPhones that sense the pressure of a finger tap, changes which underwhelmed many social media commenters and investors. The new 6S and 6S Plus versions of the iPhone, Apple's biggest money maker, are the same...

Apple To Show Off New Iphones, Apple TV On Wednesday

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With its highly profitable iPhone due for an upgrade, Apple is expected to unveil a pair of new handsets at an event in San Francisco on Wednesday, analysts say, in addition to showing off a larger iPad and an updated Apple TV. When Apple executives take the stage at the Bill...

U.S. Researchers Show Computers Can Be Hijacked To Send Data As Sound Waves

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A team of security researchers has demonstrated the ability to hijack standard equipment inside computers, printers and millions of other devices in order to send information out of an office through sound waves. The attack program takes control of the physical prongs on general-purpose input/output circuits and vibrates them at a...

ECOWAS Reaffirms Commitment To ICT Development

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ECOWAS said on Tuesday in Abuja that it plans to review its ICT strategy to ensure continuous development and integration of its member states. Mr Isaias Barreto da Rosa, ECOWAS Commissioner for ICT, said this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Barreto da Rosa said the review also...