Technology update

Microsoft Hits $1 Trillion, Becomes The World’s Most Valuable Company

April 27, 2019

Microsoft has become the third US company to pass a market cap of $1 trillion.  The software giant passed the milestone briefly today after a jump in stock price today following strong fiscal Q3 earnings.  Microsoft joins Apple and Amazon in hitting the $1 trillion valuation ahead of rival Google. Microsoft’s stock price opened at $130 per share today, up […]

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Facebook hack could hasten regulation as Sen. Warner says Congress must “step up”

September 29, 2018

Senator Mark Warner  (D-VA) has issued a stern reprimand to Facebook over today’s revelationthat 50 million users had their access token stolen by a hacker. “This is another sobering indicator that Congress needs to step up and take action to protect the privacy and security of social media users” Warner writes. As I’ve said before – the era of the Wild […]

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How hackers can target your phone to mine cryptocurrencies

August 23, 2018

Cryptojacking affects mostly smartphones running Google’s Android operating system. Has your smartphone suddenly slowed down, warmed up and the battery drained down for no apparent reason? If so, it may have been hijacked to mine cryptocurrencies. This new type of cyberattack is called “cryptojacking” by security experts. It “consists of entrapping an internet server, a […]

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Google sued for unwanted tracking of phone locations

August 22, 2018

A lawsuit filed in federal court here accuses Google of invading people’s privacy by tracking the whereabouts of smartphones users despite “location history” settings being turned off. The suit filed Friday by a California man seeks unspecified damages along with class-action status to represent all US iPhone or Android smartphone users who turned off location […]

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Google offers self-destructing email service to all users

August 21, 2018

Google has rolled out a new feature available to everyone who can have sensitive emails destroy themselves as preset if Confidential Mode is enabled in Gmail. The updated feature, which Google announced earlier this year, has become available to all its Gmail users, including both web-based or mobile phone customers, according to the latest support […]

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“We teach our kids how to speak in tongues while they teach theirs to invent smart phones, cars”- Nigerian Lawyer writes on visit to South Korea

August 21, 2018

Read this thought-provoking write-up by a Nigerian lawyer, Firsts Baba Isa: THE GOD IS NOT TO BLAME. When I went to South Korea for a short course in 2016, the deplorable condition of my country hit me hard in the face. We are teaching our children to worship God while these countries are teaching their children […]

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Woman becomes the youngest person in the US to get a full face transplant after surviving suicide attempt

August 17, 2018

22-year-old Katie Stubblefield has successfully had a full face transplant after she lost most of her face in an attempted suicide when she was 18.   Katie shot herself in the face in March 2014 after her parents lost their jobs and her boyfriend left her for another girl. Doctors said she would not survive […]

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Facebook is ‘a surveillance system,’ sci-fi author Cory Doctorow says

August 15, 2018

Facebook’s role in aiding Donald Trump’s victory in 2016 is widely misunderstood, according to a prominent science fiction author and internet critic. “Facebook spies on everyone,” Cory Doctorow told Grant Burningham, host of the Yahoo News podcast “Bots & Ballots,” adding, “It’s not a mind-control ray. It’s a surveillance system for locating people with hard […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Unveiled

August 12, 2018

Not many people are interested in the Galaxy Note 9. For about two hours on 9 August, as Samsung CEO DJ Koh announced the thousand-dollar device on a stage in New York, online searches for the new phone peaked above the similarly-priced iPhone X. It had been almost a year since Apple – Samsung’s chief antagonist in […]

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Breathtaking Bridge In Vietnam Has Just Been Opened And It Looks Like Something From Lord Of The Rings

August 12, 2018

A bridge outside Da Nang in Vietnam is wowing visitors with its elegant design – seemingly being held aloft by two giant stone hands. Known as the Golden Bridge, it stands 1,400m above sea level above the Ba Na hills, offering majestic views of the surrounding countryside. The gold-colored walkway is lined with purple Lobelia […]

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Android 9 Pie upgrades confirmed for Sony Xperia XZ1, XZ2, HTC U12+, HTC U11 series

August 11, 2018

Android 9 Pie just went official last week, and while there was some immediate third-party action in updates from Essential, other company’s have been pretty quiet. As the week closes out, though, Sony and HTC have announced their plans. For Sony, Android 9 Pie updates are kicking off very soon. This shouldn’t come as a […]

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WhatsApp launches massive update that will transform the way you chat

August 8, 2018

WhatsApp has launched a huge update that promises to change the way people chat. From Tuesday the messaging app has launched group calling for voice and video, reports the Daily Mirror. In a blog announcing the update, a spokesperson for WhatsApp said: “You can make a group call with up to four people total – […]

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You can now make group voice and video calls on WhatsApp

August 1, 2018

WhatsApp has added a new feature to its platform, allowing multiple users to make group voice and video calls at the same time. The radical upgrade will allow up to four people to chat simultaneously within the app with each person appearing on the screen at the same time. “Over the last couple years, people […]

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Canon launches new PowerShot SX740 HS pocket camera with 40x zoom

August 1, 2018

Canon has launched a new pocket sized PowerShot SX740 HS camera. The camera is meant for casual users as well as vloggers who want something compact and easy to use for taking quick photos and videos that look a little better than what you get from your smartphones. The SX740 HS has a 20.3MP sensor […]

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July 29, 2018

Necessities are arguably  often considered as a mother on inventions. The foregoing  is manifested in the photos below where “Keke NAPEP” ( a tricycle in local parlance) was converted to an ambulance owing to dearth of conventional ambulances:

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