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June 14, 2014

The world cup championships started with colourful fanfare, expectations and excitement. And amongst many this year, one of its features was the rather awkward introduction of a ‘spray’ during matches… a vanishing spray.

The world cup championships started with colourful fanfare, expectations and excitement. And amongst many this year, one of its features was the rather awkward introduction of a ‘spray’ during matches… a vanishing spray.

 

If you watched the Brazil-Croatia opening match on Thursday for instance, you might have seen a referee pull out a spray can and make white markings on the field during a free kick.

June 7, 2014

In February this year, news had it that in the U.S., government would soon make it a requirement for cars to be able to talk to one another as well as to other road safety tools like traffic lights, cameras and other roadway gadgets, all in a bid to make roads safer.

In February this year, news had it that in the U.S., government would soon make it a requirement for cars to be able to talk to one another as well as to other road safety tools like traffic lights, cameras and other roadway gadgets, all in a bid to make roads safer.

 

May 30, 2014

Have you wanted to let your friends know just how ‘hip’ you are by sharing what you’re listening to or watching more easily? Now you can.

Have you wanted to let your friends know just how ‘hip’ you are by sharing what you’re listening to or watching more easily? Now you can.

 

How?

 

Facebook has added a listening feature to its mobile app which can identify songs, movies, live TV and even sporting events.

January 6, 2014

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Global Investment and Communication has warned users of android phones and tablets against the risk of not having a security application on their devices.

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Global Investment and Communication has warned users of android phones and tablets against the risk of not having a security application on their devices.
He gave the warning during the launch of eScan antivirus and security device for android phones and tablets in Lagos.

June 17, 2013

Science and Technology Minister Ita Ewa in Abuja on Monday said the country has recorded great improvement in the area of science and technology in recent times.

Science and Technology Minister Ita Ewa in Abuja on Monday said the country has recorded great improvement in the area of science and technology in recent times.
Ewa, who said this when he presented the ministry’s mid-term report at the ongoing Ministerial Platform, listed some of these to be the giant strides in the solar power programme.

May 17, 2013

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Friday said active telephone lines in the country had increased from 450,000 to 116 million from 1960 to 2013.

May 14, 2013

Gov. Adams Oshiomhole of Edo appealed to the U.S. Government to assist the state in its Information Communications Technology (ICT) programme.

April 30, 2013

Gov. Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State on Tuesday, identified perseverance, commitment and discipline as some of the major catalysts Nigeria needs to boost its quest for technological advancement.

April 23, 2013

UNESCO on Tuesday said it was set to launch Nokia project on mobile technology and teachers’ development to support primary school English teachers via mobile phones in Nigeria.

March 14, 2013

An Information Technology expert, Gabriel Olatunde, has appealed to the federal and state governments to empower the youth with necessary Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills to make them self-employed.

An Information Technology expert, Gabriel Olatunde, has appealed to the federal and state governments to empower the youth with necessary Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills to make them self-employed.

Olatunde said in Abuja that ICT was one of the sectors through which, Nigerian youth could be empowered.

``ICT is a broad sector that can create jobs for Nigerians, especially the youth, without necessarily depending on government for white collar jobs or waiting for someone's assistance to meet daily upkeep.

March 12, 2013

The Nigerian Communication Commission, NCC said on Tuesday that the Nigerian government is ill-prepared to fight cyber crime.

The Nigerian Communication Commission, NCC said on Tuesday that the Nigerian government is ill-prepared to fight cyber crime.

March 1, 2013

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on Friday March 1, 2013 estimated that 2.7 billion people, representing 39 per cent of the world’s population, would be using the Internet by the end of 2013.

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on Friday March 1, 2013 estimated that 2.7 billion people, representing 39 per cent of the world’s population, would be using the Internet by the end of 2013.

The Secretary-General ITU Dr. Hamadoun Toure, said this in a statement he issued on the ``The World in 2013: ICT Facts and Figures'' report.

The report also said Internet access would remain limited in the developing world, with only 31 per cent of the population forecasted to be online at the end of 2013.

February 8, 2013

The Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria on Friday advised Facebook to make its Global Positioning System (GPS) location tracking switchable (that can be turned on or turned off), to reduce risks.

The Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria on Friday advised Facebook to make its Global Positioning System (GPS) location tracking switchable (that can be turned on or turned off), to reduce risks.

Dr Chris Uwaje, a member of the Council, gave the advice in in Lagos.
A Fellow of Nigerian Computer Society (NCS), said suggestions to reduce the risks associated with the tracker, was necessitated by the increase in the security implications of the equipment.

February 5, 2013

A pen designed by German company Lernstift can help youngsters and even adults learn to write.

A pen designed by German company Lernstift can help youngsters and even adults learn to write. The pen, which is at the prototype stage, is capable of picking errors in spelling or letter formation in real-time, delivering a warning vibration to the writer's hand.

Users can choose between two functions: Calligraphy Mode – pointing out flaws of form and legibility or Orthography Mode – detecting orthographic and grammatical mistakes.

December 28, 2012

China unveiled tighter Internet controls on Friday, legalizing the deletion of posts or pages which are deemed to contain "illegal" information

​China unveiled tighter Internet controls on Friday, legalizing the deletion of posts or pages which are deemed to contain "illegal" information and requiring service providers to hand over such information to the authorities for punishment.

The rules signal that the new leadership headed by Communist Party chief Xi Jinping will continue muzzling the often scathing, raucous online chatter in a country where the Internet offers a rare opportunity for debate.

October 28, 2012

Samsung increased its lead in terms of smartphone shipments as estimate shows that the total number of smartphone shipments exceeded 157 million in Q3 2012. The Korean company shipped a record 56.3 million which was almost double the number of iPhones shipped by Apple (26.9 million). The Galaxy S III played a key role for Samsung with estimated sales of 18 million in the third quarter. Things are getting so dire for RIM and Nokia that ZTE has got ahead of them. LG did well amongst the Tier 2 players compared to rivals like Huawei, Motorola and HTC.

October 19, 2012

Microsoft has a programme called Dreams Pack which allowed students in tertiary institutions to develop their own software

Microsoft Nigeria is set to engage youths in the country in software development, Emmanuel Onyeje, the firm's Country Manager, announced on Thursday.

Describing the programme as an 'Open Door' initiative that would ensure that youths come up with innovative ideas for software solutions, Onyeje said the initiative would enhance the company’s interaction with its customers, partners and students.

“We are trying to help youths to use their skills to become productive and not for scamming, external fraud or hacking on people’s privacy.

October 17, 2012

Accuses the three telecoms companies of anti-competitive conduct

Consumers Empowerment Organisation of Nigeria (CEON), a leading consumer advocacy group, has made a formal complaint to the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) about certain anti-competitive conducts engaged in by three telecoms companies: Airtel, Glo and MTN.

The complaint invoked Section 1 to the Schedule to the Competition Practice Regulation 2007.

October 17, 2012

ITU says the figure was reached at the end of 2011

The United Nations telecoms agency, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), in its report, said global mobile subscription at the end of 2011 had reached six billion.

The Geneva-based agency, which is responsible for global telecommunications regulation, said there are now almost as many mobile phone subscriptions in the world as there are people.

October 4, 2012

Vague online libel law means you could face up to 12 years in prison for a re-tweet in the Phillipines 

You might want to think twice the next time you Like those Facebook pictures of your cousin's new baby or retweet something funny from your friends — especially if you live in the Philippines. According to the new Cybercrime Prevention Act, you can go to jail if you participate in cybersex, identity theft, hacking, spamming, pornography, and yes, even social media in the Philippines.

September 27, 2012

The social network is being hauled up for questioning by French privacy officials over the alleged publication of old private messages on people's timelines. However, the company says users are only seeing old wall posts.

Facebook has strenuously denied reports that old private messages are popping up in users' timelines on the site.

September 27, 2012

 Google rolls out new tools for developers who want to integrate Google services into their Android apps.

 

Google is coming clean on a promise of Google Play developer services and tools promised at Google I/O earlier this year with the full launch of Google Play services v1.0.

September 27, 2012

Barnes & Noble took the wraps off its coming Nook HD and HD+ tablets. They're still Android, not Windows, inside.

September 27, 2012

Nook HD and HD+ are, like their predecessors, Android-based tablets

Barnes & Noble rolled out its answer to the Kindle Fire HD on September 26. Spoiler alert: Due in late October, the Nook HD and HD+ are, like their predecessors, Android-based tablets.

To be fair, no one from B&N or Microsoft ever said we should expect a new operating system inside.