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Why HPE is Sending a Supercomputer to The ISS on SpaceX’s Next Rocket

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is sending a supercomputer to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX’s next resupply mission for NASA, which is currently set to launch Monday. Officially named the “Spaceborne Computer,” the Linux-based supercomputer is designed to serve in a one year experiment conducted by NASA and HPE to find out if high performance computing hardware, with no hardware customization ...

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PiggyBank, 13 Others Get Ready to Pitch For €20 Million Investment

Nigerian-based fintech start-up, Piggybank is on a campaign with 13 other tech start-ups to raise €20 million in funding from investors across selected European countries. The campaign named Pitch Drive is organised by Nigeria’s social innovation centre the Co-Creation Hub (CCHUB) in partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs. Fourteen start-ups from different countries in Africa were selected from a list of ...

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Indian Startup Flux Auto Wants to Democratize Self-Driving Tech For Trucks

A young startup in India wants to makes autonomous driving technology more widely available for truck operators, especially those outside of the U.S., by lower the cost significantly. The concept of self-driving trucks sat in the background for some time as the vision of autonomous cars ferrying consumers from A to B hogged the limelight, but the potential for trucking ...

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Sony Wants to Digitize Education Records Using The Blockchain

by John Russell Sony said today that it has finished developing a digital system for storing and managing educational records on the blockchain. The Japanese firm is now looking to commercialize the product, in partnership with selected educational institutions, next year. The idea — which was first announced 18 months ago — is to make use of the blockchain as a ...

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FG to partner Huawei to create Smart Cities

In order to reshape the way public service is provided and managed,‎ the Federal Government on Tuesday, said its would partner Huawei to create smart cities in Nigeria. ‎Minister of communications, Adebayo Shittu, stated this in Abuja, at a Smart Cities two-day multi-stakeholders international summit, sponsored by Huawei, in collaboration with Smart Cities Nigeria, Ministry of Communications, Ministry of Works, ...

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ESET Provides Sustainable Cyberspace Security

ESET has partnered with the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) to provide standard guidelines to protect Nigeria’s cyberspace and ensure that the Information Technology (IT) administrations of all federal government institutions have access to periodic cyber security trainings by ESET experts on emerging threats. The IT security company says it will secure the cyberspace by ensuring that people don’t ...

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‘Ntel Has Always Seen Potential in Nigeria’s Telecoms Market Regardless of The Tough Operating Conditions’

Kamar Abass, the former Chief Executive Officer of Ntel, the newest entrant in Nigeria’s telecommunications sector spoke to Jumoke Akiyode before his resignation last week, on how the company was managing to stay afloat in the tough market, its future plans for expansion and Ntel’s need for more investors. It has been a bit tough for telecoms operators in the ...

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Africa Has Entered The Space Race, With Ghana’s First Satellite Now Orbiting Earth

The GhanaSat-1―Ghana’s first satellite―began its orbit recently, with a little help from some friends. The cubesat, built by a Ghanaian engineering team at All Nations University, was delivered to NASA’s International Space Station in June on a SpaceX rocket that took off from pad 39a at Kennedy Space Center, a NASA spokesperson confirmed. The GhanaSat-1 deployed into orbit from the ...

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