Author Archives: Sabastine

Investment in ICT Education Will save Nigeria Huge Foreign Exchange

The need for government in both the Federal and state level to strengthen investment in ICT education to stem the loss of foreign exchange has again being reiterated. Olufemi Odubiyi, Lagos State Commissioner of Science and Technology made this known in Lagos at the official opening of Digital Bananas Limited, the parent Body of Career Insight. Odubiyi said that more ...

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Kenyan Startup Beats Nigerian Competitors, Others to TechCrunch’s $25,000

Lori Systems, a startup based in Nairobi, Kenya has emerged overall winner of the first ever TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa, securing a $25,000 cash prize and an all-expense paid trip for two to San Francisco to take part in the Disrupt SF 2018. The startup which provides online logistics platform that improves cargo transportation in Kenya, shrugged off competition from ...

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Peanut Manufacturer Wins $15,000 #NES23 Startup Prize

L&L Foods, a peanut maker, have been named winner of the first ever Nigerian Economic Summit Group pitch contest currently going on at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja. The non-tech startup peanut producer beat seven other startups to emerge winner of the maiden contest and secure $15,000 in funding. Accounteer, a cloud accounting tech startup was the first runner and winner of ...

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Israel And Russia’s Overlapping Hacks of Kaspersky Complicate Espionage Narrative

The drama between Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky and the U.S. government just doesn’t quit, but a new report may answer some longstanding questions. This week, The New York Times revealed that U.S. intelligence was actually tipped off about the Russian government hacking Kaspersky Lab software by Israeli intelligence officers who observed Russia in action during the course of their own ...

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Moto Z2 Play Review

Following a pretty popular and well-loved predecessor, the Moto Z2 Play isn’t trying to fix anything that ain’t broken. It takes a certain level of confidence and self-awareness to go about an update the way Lenovo’s Motorola division has done. No big spending on the exterior, no expensive internals either. Maybe they figured a phone with the mods, a Super ...

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Google Home Mini And Home Max Specs and Price

Google Home Mini and Home Max are two latest additions to the search giant’s Home range that competes with the likes of the Amazon Echo. These devices will appeal to different groups of users when it comes to cost, power, convenience and portability. Let’s have a closer look at what each offers. Google Home Mini The most affordable Home device ...

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Facebook Partners Ingressives to Train 150 Nigeria Developers

Facebook for Developers in collaboration with a technology integration firm, Ingressive have conducted a one day workshop and tech talk for 150 selected young Nigerian developers and tech start-ups. During the full day workshop, trainers from Facebook Product, Partnerships, and engineering teams provided hands​-​on instructions through tech talks, code-labs and updates on latest Facebook products and services designed to help grow and monetise their businesses. Speaking on the occasion​,​ the founder of Ingressive, ...

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Google Shuts YouTube Channel Implicated in Kremlin Political Propaganda Ops

A YouTube channel that had been implicated in Russia disinformation operations to target the U.S. 2016 election has been taken down by Google. Earlier this week The Daily Beast claimed the channel, run by two black video bloggers calling themselves Williams and Kalvin Johnson, was part of Russian disinformation operations — saying this had been confirmed to it by investigators ...

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HTC Working on New VR Headset Dubbed Vive Eclipse

Looks like HTC is working on a new Virtual Reality headset. The Taiwanese company has registered a trademark in New Zealand for a product called Vive Eclipse. What forms the basis of Vive Eclipse being called a VR headset is the description included with the trademark application, part of which says the product is a “head-mounted display for computer simulated ...

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YouTube Testing Auto-play Feature For Homepage Videos on Android

YouTube is testing a new auto-play feature for videos. Not to be confused with an existing similar feature (that allows the mobile app to automatically play the next video after the current one ends), this new functionality is for the videos that appear in the Home feed. Videos play without sound and instead you see subtitles, giving you an idea ...

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