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Whatsapp: New Feature Lets You Force Everyone In Your Group Chat To Stop Talking And Only Read Your Messages

WhatsApp’s new Restricted Groups feature lets you force everyone else in your group to stop chatting.   If you’re the group admin, you – and only you, if you’re the only…

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Facebook launches TripAdvisor-style app where your FRIENDS give the reviews

THE problem with reviews online is you never know if the writer is your type of person. But Facebook reckons they have the answer- with a new app that gives…

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How far can I drive when my petrol warning light comes on in my car?

Many motorists have carried on regardless after seeing their fuel warning light ping up on a trip. Indeed some view the little red reminder as challenge rather than a warning,…

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Microsoft has finally killed Kinect

After years of mercifully letting Kinect continue to exist, Microsoft finally killed the once revolutionary console. Microsoft told the innovation site Fast Co Design that after seven years of production,…

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Facebook Promises to Finally Add Black Member to All-White Board

After being pressed by black lawmakers, Facebook has finally committed to hiring a black person to serve on its board of directors. Currently, no people of color sit on Facebook’s…

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Instagram went down AGAIN for the second time in a week after suffering apparent outage

INSTAGRAM went down this morning, stopping thousands of people from using the app. The outage is the second to affect the picture-sharing app this week. It is not clear what…

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Rosatom Prescribes Sustainable Energy Mix for Nigeria’s Power Problem

Russain State Nuclear Energy Corporation, Rosatom, has once again advised Nigeria to adopt a sustainable energy mix approach to its power system if it must achieve energy stability like Russia….

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Facebook brings together Kenyan Group leaders to foster new connections

With the aim of listening, learning and connecting, this community meetup forms part of Facebook’s ongoing drive to strengthen its ecosystem in Africa Facebook (www.Facebook.com) today hosted a gathering of…

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Cryptocurrency Boom In Japan & UAE

Starting this October the Japanese government and the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) have put virtual currency exchanges operating in the country under government surveillance. So far they have authorised…

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China blocks WhatsApp ahead of party congress

Chinese authorities appear to have severely disrupted the WhatsApp messaging app in the latest step to tighten censorship as they prepare for a major Communist Party congress next month. Users…

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Twitter to let people start using more than 140 words

Twitter will no longer force everyone to write their posts in 140 characters. The site will now give people twice the space – a full 280 characters – to write…

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Twitter Suspends 935,897 Accounts For Promoting Terrorism

Twitter on Tuesday touted victories in the battle against tweets promoting extremist violence, saying it has been vanquishing those kinds of accounts before governments even ask. Twitter highlighted this in…

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Saudi Arabia set to lift ban on video calling apps Skype and WhatsApp

Saudi Arabia will remove its ban on internet phone calls on Thursday, a government spokesman said, in a bid to stimulate online business as the kingdom looks to boost non-oil…

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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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