News - Science and Tech

Nigeria/India To Forge Closer Relations In Space Technology

5 days ago /

Nigeria and India are set to forge closer cooperation in space technology development in an effort to accelerate growth in agriculture and communication. Minister of science and technology, Ogbonnaya Onu made this public when he received an Indian delegation in Abuja. He said the collaboration would enable Nigeria to tap from...

Facebook Moves To Compete In TV Market

2 months ago /

The world’s largest social network, Facebook, has been dropping hints to become a source of original and well-produced videos, moving away from content produced solely by users. Consequently, its chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has used his own Facebook page to unveil ‘Watch’. “We believe it’s possible to rethink a lot of experiences...

Minister Of Science And Technology Assured Nigerians That Science Would Be Utilized In Driving The Economy

2 months ago /

The application of information and communication technology in key sectors of Education, Healthcare and agriculture is the focus of a three day workshop that will provide capacity building and information sharing on how scientific tools can be fully deployed to address social challenges. Minister of science and technology Ogbonnaya Onu at...

Facebook, Google, Others Crack Down On Hate Speech

4 months ago /

Facebook, Google and other US internet giants have sharply boosted efforts to clamp down on online hate speech, a top European Union official said Thursday. The EU joined forces with the companies a year ago to combat online extremism, responding to growing alarm in Europe over the use of social media...

Samsung Chief Faces Probe For Bribery

8 months ago /

Samsung chief,  Jay Y. Lee appeared at the South Korean special prosecutor’s office for questioning on Monday as part of a wider investigation into an influence-peddling scandal that could topple President Park Geun-hye. The special prosecutor has focused on South Korea’s biggest conglomerate, accusing Lee in his capacity as Samsung chief...

Windows 7 In 2017 Is Outdated, Microsoft Warns

9 months ago /

Microsoft on Tuesday warned business customers to begin migrating from Windows 7, exactly three years before it reaches end of life. Markus Nitschke, the Head of Windows at Microsoft Germany in a statement said that enterprises would pay dearly for sticking with the platform’s outdated security compared with Windows 10. According to...

Apple Set To Deem Device 'Obsolete'

1 year ago /

Apple will soon make some of its older products 'obsolete' - spelling disaster for those still using them. The company defines obsolete products as any that were discontinued more than five years ago. Under those guidelines, the company's once flagship fourth generation iPhone, named aptly as the iPhone 4, will no longer...

Samsung Halts Note 7 Production After New Fire Scare

1 year ago /

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd suspended production of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, a source said on Monday, after reports of fires in replacement devices added to the tech giant's worst ever recall crisis. According to Reuters, top U.S. and Australian carriers also suspended sales or exchanges of Note 7s, while...

Apple Healthkit Reportedly To Shift From Tracking To Diagnosis

1 year ago /

Apple plans to turn HealthKit app bundle into a full-fledged diagnostic tool that interprets fitness and health data in order to offer medical advice. The tech giant has recruited a team of health care experts over the past few years who are busy beavering away to build an electronic record system...

Zuckerberg Holds Closed Door Meeting With President Buhari

1 year ago /

The founder and Chief Executive Officer of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has held a closed-door meeting with the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari. Mr. Zuckerberg was seen going into the Presidential Villa at about 12 noon and left before 1.00 pm. details of the meeting were not disclosed to reporters. After the meeting with...

Samsung Recalls Note 7 Flagship Over Explosive Batteries

1 year ago /

Samsung Electronics is recalling its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone and said that battery problems were behind phones catching fire. The decision follows reports in the US and South Korea of the phone "exploding" during or after charging. The massive recall of one of Samsung's flagship devices is an embarrassing setback for the world's...

 

Nokia Returns To Mobile Phones With Brand-Licensing Deal

1 year ago /

Nokia (NOKIA.HE) said it has signed an exclusive 10-year licensing deal with Finnish company HMD Global Oy to create Nokia-branded phones and tablets, manufactured by a subsidiary of Taiwan's Foxconn (2354.TW). Once the world's biggest maker of mobile phones, Nokia was wrong footed by the rise of smartphones and sold its...

Apple's Cook Visits Beijing After China Woes, Didi Deal

1 year ago /

Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook visited Beijing on Monday, days after announcing a $1 billion deal with ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing, and as the U.S. firm tries to reinvigorate sales in China, its second-largest market after the United States. From weakening smartphone sales to the loss of an iPhone trademark...

Nissan Taking $2.2 Billion Controlling Stake In Scandal-Hit Mitsubishi Motors

1 year ago /

Nissan Motor Co has agreed to take a 34 percent stake in Mitsubishi Motors Corp, taking de facto control with a $2.2 billion bet that bails out its smaller, scandal-hit rival. The deal is a lifeline for Mitsubishi Motors, which is mired in its third scandal in two decades, but should...

Report Claiming Bias In Facebook 'Trending' Topics Sparks Social Media Outcry

1 year ago /

Facebook (FB.O) workers have often omitted conservative political stories from the website’s "trending" list, the technology news site Gizmodo said on Monday in a report that sparked widespread comment on social media. An unnamed former Facebook employee told Gizmodo that workers "routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers," according...

Digital Switch Will Change The Face Of Television Broadcasting – Lai Mohammed

1 year ago /

After a successful digital switch-over in Jos at the weekend, Nigeria’s minister of information Lai Mohammed says switch-over will change the face of television broadcast in the country. ​The minister who was speaking in Abuja on Wednesday at a press briefing said when the country is fully covered, digitization will task...

Apple Loses Trademark Fight Over iphone Name In China

1 year ago /

Apple has lost control of the ‘iPhone’ trademark in China, meaning that another company can continue selling phone cases with its handset’s name on them. A Beijing court said Apple wasn’t able to prove that iPhone was a “famous brand” in China, before the local company applied for a trademark in...

Speaker Dogara Joins Instagram as @speakerdogara

1 year ago /

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, announced his presence on Instagram, the foremost picture sharing site, earlier today. With the growing popularity of social media among Nigeria’s youth, public officials have intensified efforts to maintain active accounts on sites such as Facebook, twitter and Instagram...

Nigeria To Become Largest Free Tv Platform Globally – Expert

1 year ago /

Nigeria has been projected to be the largest free digital television platform globally with estimated 30 million TV households by the completion of analogue broadcasting switch off in June 2017. The Deputy Chairman of Cable Channels Nigeria Ltd., Mr Mohammadu Bawa, disclosed this at a gala night attended by the Minister...

FG Seeks Tech Support On Employment

1 year ago /

The Nigerian government is seeking technical support from the international labour organization, ILO, in areas of policy formulation for social protection and employment. Labour and employment minister, Chris Ngige told the Director ILO country office for Nigeria, Dennis Zulu, which the federal government also seeks to amend the country’s labour laws which...


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