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    Nigeria hits over 44% Broadband Penetration, 84M Internet Subscriptions

    The Nigerian Communication’s Commission, NCC says the country’s current broadband penetration as at June 2022 stands at 44.30% with more than eighty-four million internet subscriptions in the Country. This is even as he also disclosed that the Industry’s contributions to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) have risen from 9.81%...

    China develops a technology that will ensure a ban on pornography

    China has developed a mind-reading device that can detect when men view pornography, a move aimed at eventually banning all pornography consumption.  According to  NYPost,  Chinese researchers claimed they have developed an official patent for a device capable of “reading a man’s mind” and specifically detecting when he is watching...

    Elon Musk’s Starlink to provide internet services in Nigeria

    Elon Musk, a business magnate, announced that Starlink, a satellite internet service he launched through SpaceX, will be providing internet services to two countries in Africa including Nigeria. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) also confirmed this announcement, according to TechCabal. This follows a visit to Nigeria by the Starlink’s team...

    US Govt bans China Unicom over espionage concerns

    The United States has banned Chinese telecoms giant, China Unicom from operating in the country over "significant" national security and espionage concerns. The firm must stop providing telecoms services in America within 60 days. The announcement comes after another Chinese company, China Telecom, had its licence to operate in the US...

    Elon Musk offers student $5,000 to delete Twitter bot tracking his private jet but the student refused

    A 19 year old Aerospace engineering student, Jack Sweeney, has rejected an offer of $5000 from the world's richest man, Elon Musk. Sweeney, a student at the University of Central Florida created a twitter bot that helps track the location and movement of private jets used by billionaires. The sophisticated...

    Indonesian student sells a 1000 selfies in 5 years as NFTs for $1million

    An Indonesian student has become a millionaire after selling thousands of selfies as Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) for more than $1million. 22-year-old Sultan Gustaf Al Ghozali, studying computer science at a university in the central city of Semarang, earned his newfound fortune after taking pictures of himself every single day for around...

    Apple Inc presents each engineer with $180,000 Christmas bonus to keep them away from rivals

    Apple inc. has given it's engineers a rare $180,000 Christmas bonus to stop them from joining rivals Meta (parent company of Facebook) and other IT rivals . Apple gave its engineers working in silicon design, hardware and select software and operations stock bonuses starting at $50,000 to as much as...

    Goodnews: ‘Deployment of 5G nationwide is 97% ready’ – NCC says

    The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said that the commission is 97% ready for the deployment and implementation of 5G in the country. NCC Executive Vice Chairman, Professor Umar Danbatta confirmed the commission's readiness on Thursday October 14, at the annual African Tech Alliance Forum (AFRITECH) 2021, held in Lagos with the theme: “Embracing Changes...

    Twitter content creators can now make money from subscriptions

    Twitter's long-promised "Super Follows" feature that lets creators sell subscriptions for access to special content, was launched on Wednesday September 1.  The feature, first revealed in February, will allow users to subscribe to accounts they like for a monthly subscription fee in exchange for exclusive content. For creators, Super Follows...

    Just IN: FG To Deploy 5G Network Across The Country – NCC

    Umar Garba Danbatta, the Executive vice-chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has expressed that the federal government is ready to deploy fifth-generation (5G) network across the country. Danbatta spoke while responding to questions from Bitrus Bako Nabasu, the new permanent secretary of the ministry of communications and digital economy,...

    TikTok Becomes the most downloaded App of 2020

    TikTok was the world's most downloaded app in 2020 as it took the top spot from Facebook Messenger, according to a new report by digital analytics company App Annie. The Chinese owned video-sharing platform is the only app not owned by Facebook to make the global top five of downloads...

    See WhatsApp new feature to allows users send and receive messages without phone

    WhatsApp has now released a new feature that has been the talk of the tech community for a long time.  According to Facebook engineers, the new feature would allow for the hugely popular service be used on multiple “non-phone” devices without needing to connect to the smartphone app. The makers have confirmed that this...

    WhatsApp: We won’t delete accounts after (15th May)

    WhatsApp has said it won’t delete accounts of users that do not accept its new privacy policy after May 15. The company said this on Monday. In January, the company rolled out a new privacy policy, which dealt mainly with businesses using WhatsApp to send and store consumer text. However, poor...

    Tokyo installs new transparent public restrooms

    New high-tech transparent public restrooms are being built in the Japanese capital city as part of the Tokyo Toilets project launched by the Nippon Foundation. Two restrooms are already built in the city's Yoyogi Fukamachi Mini Park and the Haru-no-Ogawa Community Park. It features transparent glass walls that become opaque once...

    Microsoft to buy TikTok after Trump announced he’ll ban the company from operating in US

    Tech giants, Microsoft have announced that they'll be buying social media app, TikTok after US President Donald Trump announced that he'll be banning the app from the United States over fears that the Chinese government uses it to spy on Americans.  In a blog post, Microsoft (MSFT) said its CEO...

    Bill Gates, Biden, Obama, Elon Musk, Kanye West, other verified Twitter accounts hacked

    The Twitter accounts of some major companies and individuals have been compromised in one of the most widespread and confounding hacks the social networking platform has ever seen, all in service of promoting a bitcoin scam that appears to be earning its creator quite a chunk of money. The chaos...

    Tech giant to acquire autonomous vehicle start-up Zoox for over $1bn

    Amazon.com has agreed to pay over US$1-billion to buy self-driving start-up Zoox, The Information reported on Thursday, citing sources, in a move that would expand the e-commerce giant’s reach in autonomous vehicle technology. The report did not mention the exact purchase price and added Amazon is unlikely to disclose it...

    Google to pay publishers for news content

    Google will pay partnered media publishers in three countries and offer some users free access to paywalled news sites, the tech giant said Thursday. The announcement comes after legal battles in France and Australia over Google’s refusal to pay news organizations for content. In a blog post the firm said they...

    India/China tensions: India bans TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps

    The Indian government has banned 59 Chinese mobile applications, including top social media platforms such as TikTok, Helo and WeChat, to counter the threat posed by these applications to its “sovereignty and security".  The ban came amid escalating tensions along the disputed border between the two countries. Both India and China deployed...

    Nokia C2: You need a new phone, take a look..

    When you attempt to define class, you go ahead to discuss what a product has over another. But when a product ticks the boxes of simplicity, elegance, and affordability just the way you want, then that’s a product in a class of its own. And that’s perhaps the best...

    Nigeria to launch new satellite to replace NigeriaSat-2

    Nigeria Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has announced that the country is working on launching a new satellite to replace NigeriaSat-2. NigeriaSat-2 was launched alongside NigeriaSat-X at the Yasny military base in Russia. The satellite was developed and built by UK-based film Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) and it was...

    FiberOne Broadband opens new customer experience center in Lekki

    Nigeria’s leading Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Broadband service provider, FiberOne Broadband, recently took the next step in its customer experience strategy by opening a new Customer Experience Center in Lekki. “With the addition of this new center, we are pleased to now have a presence in the heart of...

    Over 400m Malware infections detected in May

    During April more than 400 million malware infections were detected, equating to over 10 million cases each day. This was revealed by data compiled by Atlas VPN, which also showed that the number of infections worldwide fluctuated between 10 and 16 million daily cases, reaching the lowest point on 5...

    You don’t have to be a Yahoo Boy before you can make money online

    You don’t have to be a YahooGuy to make money online. Apart from the fact that illegal wealth isn’t sustainable, illegal businesses are very addictive. You also lose your creative mind. There are 1001 legitimate businesses you could do online & earn a decent income! You can make livings and...

    Orange, France’s largest telecom operator, is reportedly set to extend its operations to Nigeria and South Africa

    Chief Executive Officer, Orange, Stéphane Richard, said that the firm would make the move in a few months. Richard said in the Nairametric report, “It could make sense to be in economies such as Nigeria and South Africa. If one considers there are things to do, the time frame I...

    Here are 5 Exciting Things to Know About 5G

    There has been a lot of rumours about 5G even though it is still in its experimental stage. The rumours about 5G got to a point where it was fingered as the cause of coronavirus. As a result, it is essential to separate facts from rumours. 5G is the 5th...

    WhatsApp Unveils Payment Service in Brazil

    WhatsApp currently has over 2 billion active users in 180 countries and very soon they would soon be able to send and receive payment. For now, they would have to wait before the new messaging app’s payment service reaches them. But, beginning today, select Brazilian WhatsApp users will gradually start seeing...

    Pandemic Gives Dubai Chance To Put Tech To Test

    From smart police helmets to research labs, the novel coronavirus has given Dubai an opportunity to test its technological and scientific clout as it shapes its approach to the pandemic. A key part of the glitzy Gulf emirate’s fight is its COVID-19 Command and Control Centre, set up to coordinate...

    itel Mobile, Olamide Unveil P36, P36 PRO smartphone series

    itel Mobile, has introduced its flagship power series itel P36, and P36 Pro LTE at its first virtual product launch in Lagos. The company also unveiled a famous Nigerian musician, Olamide as its brand ambassador. A statement issued by the company said the P36 series consolidates the smartphone for everyone...

    China Slams Facebook’s State Media Rules

    China said Facebook was unfairly targeting its biggest media companies on Friday after the network began attaching disclaimers to pages run by the country’s state-controlled news outlets. Pages managed by news agency Xinhua and the fiery nationalist tabloid Global Times are now labelled “China state-controlled media”, after a policy change...

    There are growth opportunities in digital journalism – Media Expert

    Frank Aigbogun, the publisher and chief executive officer, BusinessDay Media Limited, has said there are growth opportunities in digital journalism in the country. Research has shown that digital journalism has opened up new opportunities for news to be explored from time to time in possible angles, according to him. Since the...

    5G adoption will enhance digital economy in Nigeria – IT Expert

    An IT expert, Mr Jide Awe, on Saturday said that adopting the 5G network would enhance digital economy in Nigeria. Awe made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, saying it was imperative for Nigeria to adopt the 5G network, but expressed doubts...

    5G network: IT expert calls for thorough research, knowledge

    An Information and Communications Technology (ICT) expert, Mr Jide Awe, has suggested that the suspension of the Fifth Generation (5G) network should be based on thorough research and knowledge. Awe, also the Chief Executive Officer of Jidaw Systems Ltd., made the suggestion in an interview with the News Agency of...