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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...

 

Digitization In Nigeria

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Nigeria’s National Broadcating Commission (NBC) is projecting about 16months from now for the country to become fully ready for the digital switchover. Director General of NBC, Emeka Mba, told a news conference on Wednesday in Abuja that Nigeria cannot afford a forced switchoff where about 80% of Nigerians will be denied...

 

Switch To Digital Broadcasting In Nigeria Could Be Delayed Beyond Deadline

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The broadcast industry in Nigeria is now looking beyond the june 17, 2015 digitalization deadline to see when the country will be fully ready for the switch-over. This and many other contending issues in an emerging digital world engaged the minds of experts at the first international summit on digital broadcasting...

 

Science And Technology Development

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Nigeria is endowed with Science and Technology brains, which need to come up with innovations that meet societal needs. Participants at the National Solar Energy Forum in Abuja on Wednesday says government must encourage innovations that connect with the needs of the people...

 

Digitization: Nigeria Exploring Options

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As the June 19 digitization deadline beckons, Nigeria is exploring options of getting alternative broadcast signals for the country if the nation was ultimately not able to meet the set date. Chairman, Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria, BON, Sola Omole says the alternative option and many other issues that will speed up...

FG on Aviation Reforms

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Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka says the Federal Government is embarking on measures to fast track the completion of all outstanding projects in the aviation sector before the end of the current administration. Speaking during a facility tour of the new communications enhancement centre of the Nigeria Meteorological Agency in Abuja,...

Senate Committee On Communication Unhappy With Poor Telecom Service

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The Nigerian Senate Committee on Communication is not happy with the poor access to broadband services in the country which results in poor delivery of telecom services. Members of the committee expressed their worry during the 2015 budget defence and assessment of the 2014 budget performance by the Nigerian communication commission...

Siemens Plans To Cut 7,800 Jobs, Including 3,300 In Germany

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German engineering giant Siemens said Friday it was slashing 7,800 jobs worldwide, more than 3,000 of them in Germany, as part of an ongoing restructuring plan aimed at saving about one billion euros. "In a drive to streamline administrative and overhead functions, about 7,800 jobs are to be cut worldwide, including...

Professor Osinbajo Calls For Redesigning Of Electronics To Reduce E-waste

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An expert in environmental protection, Prof. Oladele Osibanjo, on Thursday called for redesigning of electronic gadgets to reduce e-waste.Osinbajo, the Executive Director, Basel Convention Coordinating Centre for Training and Technology Transfer for the African Region (BCCC-Africa), made the call at a workshop in Lagos.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports...

Microsoft Acquires Sunrise Social Calendar App For Over $100 Million

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Microsoft has been implementing some changes to make a mark in the mobile segment, and the newest move comes in the acquisition of calendar app maker Sunrise. The software giant has spent at least $100 million for its latest acquisition  Sunrise is arguably the best calendar app available due to its...

Exclusive: Apple's Health Tech Takes Early Lead Among Top Hospitals

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Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) healthcare technology is spreading quickly among major U.S. hospitals, showing early promise as a way for doctors to monitor patients remotely and lower costs. Fourteen of 23 top hospitals contacted by Reuters said they have rolled out a pilot program of Apple's HealthKit service - which acts as...

Astrophysics Student Wants To Be The First Woman To Give Birth On Mars

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Humans have yet to set foot on Mars, but one British woman already wants to be the first to give birth on the red planet. Maggie Lieu, 24, is an astrophysics Ph. D. candidate at Birmingham University. She is also one of 600 people being considered for the Mars One project,...

Samsung's Galaxy S6 Coming Out March 1

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Samsung has sent out invitations for a March 1 "Unpacked" event, at which it is widely expected to unveil its new Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone. The wildly popular Galaxy S has been the flagship for Samsung's smartphone lineup for six years. But as competition has increased, the Galaxy S's stranglehold on the...

 

Nigeria, World Fastest Growing Telecommunications Country Says NCC

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The Nigerian Communication Commission on Wednesday said that telephone subscribers base which was less than  500,000 in 2,000 has leaped to over 136 million fixed and mobile lines by November 2014. Mrs. Josephine Amuwa who is the Director, Policy Competition and Economic Analysis of the NCC stated this during the donation of 77 titles of...

Google Disabled 524m 'Bad Ads' And Banned 214k Advertisers In 2014

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Google banned more than 214,000 individuals and companies from its online ads network in 2014, as it continued to crack down on "bad actors" in the web advertising world. The company revealed the figure in a blogpost highlighting its efforts to keep its network as free as possible from malware, scams and...

Instagram Introduces Infinitely Looping Video

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An Instagram update has brought infinitely looping video to its platform, following in the footsteps of competitor Vine. The new feature, introduced in a software update, also removes the ability to pause video, instead letting users tap videos to turn sound on and off. Unlike Vine, the sound defaults to off on any...

iPhones Sales Overtakes Android First Time In 3 Years

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Apple’s record-breaking quarterly profit of $18 billion has been loudly attributed to growth in China, but new market research highlights that the iPhone has been steaming ahead just about everywhere else, including the United States. Sales of Apple’s iPhones overtook Android devices for the first time in three years according to sales data from Kantar...

Hackers Posing As Women Steal Syrian Rebels' Intel

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Hackers targeted Syrian opposition members with online ‘honey traps,’ posing as female supporters to steal battle plans and the identity of defectors, a security firm said on Monday. A report produced by US cybersecurity firm FireEye describes how the hacking operations in late 2013 and early 2014 targeted Syrian opposition fighters,...


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