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Nigerian develops computer that can smell explosives

A Nigerian, Oshi Agabi, has unveiled a computer based not on silicon but on mice neurons at the TEDGlobal conference in Tanzania. The system has been trained to recognise the…

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Google CEO, Sundar Pichai Visits Nigeria

The Chief Executive Officer of search engine, Google, Sundar Pichai is in Nigeria for the #GoogleForNigeria program. View image on Twitter Hello from Lagos! #GoogleforNigeria pic.twitter.com/m5OKp3QE40 — Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai)…

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Nigeria is 9th most spammed country – Truecaller

Truecaller Insights Special Report on Friday rated Nigeria the 9th most spammed country in the world. The Marketing Manager, Truecaller, Lindsey Lamont, made this known in the report obtained by…

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Ten secret (and VERY handy) functions you never knew your iPhone had

The first iPhone, or the “Jesus Phone” as it was known back then, was released ten years ago today. In the decade since we first got our hands on Apple‘s…

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Huge cyber attack spreading across the world in potential repeat of ‘Wannacry’ hack

A huge cyber attack that initially hit Ukraine appears to be spreading across the world. The hack was already the biggest in Ukraine’s history when it hit that country. But…

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1,000 Facebook moderators fear for their lives after shocking security lapse sees their profiles leaked to suspected terrorists

A devastating security lapse at Facebook has exposed the personal details of 1,000 content moderators and put them at risk of being targeted by terrorists. Facebook uses moderators to evaluate…

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LG will most likely manufacture Google’s next-gen Pixel XL smartphone

Up until now, it was assumed that HTC would manufacture the next Google Pixel smartphone, as it did for the first one, but recent reports indicate that the Google Pixel…

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Verizon takes over Yahoo to complete $4.5 billion deal

Verizon has taken over Yahoo, completing a US $ 4.5 billion deal that will usher in a new management team to attempt to wring more advertising revenue from one of the internet’s best-known brands.

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Federal Government To Setup A $1bn ICT Company

The Federal Government on Tuesday in Abuja said it would build a one billion dollar ICT company to boost indigenous technology. The Acting President Yemi Osinbajo made this known in…

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Company sacks 400 to hire 20,000 new employees

IT services major Infosys on Friday said it will hire 20,000 people this year as against only 400 people being asked to leave on performance grounds and termed reports of…

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UN study: Digitization of Kenyan farmer payments helps tackle poverty

A new case study by the United Nations-based Better Than Cash Alliance (www.BetterThanCash.org) shows how agriculture nonprofit organization One Acre Fund (www.OneAcreFund.org), in partnership with Citi Inclusive Finance (www.CitiInclusiveFinance.com), successfully…

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Internet Society and Commission of the African Union launch Internet Infrastructure Security Guidelines for Africa

The Internet Society (www.InternetSociety.org) and the African Union Commission unveiled a new set of Internet Infrastructure Security Guidelines for Africa during the African Internet Summit, taking place in Nairobi 30…

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Indian-born Google techie links ransomware attack to North Korea

An Indian-origin security researcher with Google has found evidence suggesting that North Korean hackers may have carried out the “unprecedented” ransomware cyberattack that hit over 150 countries, including India. Neel…

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WannaCry: If You Use Windows, This Is How to Protect Yourself

On Friday we alerted you to a global ransomware campaign a few hours after it started. That campaign has now infected over 10,000 organizations and 200,000 individuals in 150 countries….

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Google phishing attack: How to stay safe online and what to do if you open a scam email

A malicious and smart scam is spreading like wildfire across the internet, infecting computers and compromising people’s safety. The Google phishing scam relies on an email that looks to be…

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WhatsApp down: Messaging app not working as people unable to chat to friends

WhatsApp has completely broken. People are unable to send or receive chats or even load up conversations, according to users. And there doesn’t seem to be any easy way of…

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This Google Doc scam is spreading fast and will email everyone you know

A new Google Docs phishing scam just reared its head a few hours ago, and it’s spreading like wildfire. Google appears to be taking action to stop it, but in…

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Philips Partners with the Government of Kenya, United Nations to Advance the African Healthcare Agenda

Royal Philips today announced its full support for a new Government of Kenya and United Nations (UN) initiative aimed at strengthening primary and community healthcare in Africa. The leading health…

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