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Apple’s new iPhone 11 is now up for pre-orders in India across Flipkart, Amazon India, and Paytm Mall. Apple’s top-end model iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are also available for pre-booking.

Apple iPhone 11 pre-order opens

Apple’s new iPhone 11 is now up for pre-orders in India across Flipkart, Amazon India, and Paytm Mall. Apple’s top-end model iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are also available for pre-booking.

NCC strengthens cyberspace security to protect telecoms consumers

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has initiated actions to strengthen cyberspace towards protecting telecoms consumers across the country against hackers and cyber criminals that have been deploying sophisticated systems to swindle Nigerians.
(FILES) A file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens. Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles. The decision by Google, confirmed to AFP in an email October 9, 2018, leaves a handful of other tech giants including Amazon in the running for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract aimed at modernizing the military's computing systems. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

Russian watchdog fines Google over illegal advertisement

Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service on Thursday, fined Google 100,000 roubles (1,560 dollars) for an overspreading illegal advertisement for financial services.
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Facebook unveils new models of Portal video chatting devices

Facebook Inc unveiled new models of its Portal video chat devices on Wednesday, making the company’s first foray into TV streaming hardware but offering a limited selection of subscription services.
Google is launching new voices for Google Assistant in nine countries today, adding a secondary voice option outside the US for the first time. When users set up a new Android phone, the default voice will also be chosen at random, so there’ll be a mix of people getting the old and new voices, though you can still change later if you want to.

Google Assistant gets a second voice option in nine countries

Google is launching new voices for Google Assistant in nine countries today, adding a secondary voice option outside the US for the first time. When users set up a new Android phone, the default voice will also be chosen at random, so there’ll be a mix of people getting the old and new voices, though you can still change later if you want to.
(FILES) A file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens. Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles. The decision by Google, confirmed to AFP in an email October 9, 2018, leaves a handful of other tech giants including Amazon in the running for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract aimed at modernizing the military's computing systems. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

Google, She Leads Africa set to host SLAY Festival

Internet search engine giant, Google, has unveiled plans to be part of the SLAY Festival, which would be returning to Lagos on September 28, 2019, at the Lekki Special Events Centre.
Copies of the book Permanent Record by Edward Snowden, are seen on the shelf at the Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Cj Gunther-EPA

US government sues Edward Snowden over new book

The US Justice Department on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Edward Snowden seeking to prevent the former CIA employee and National Security Agency contractor from profiting from his new book.
Andela, the company building distributed engineering teams with Africa’s top software developers, today announced the completion of a $100M Series D funding.

Andela sacks 400 employees in Nigeria, others

Andela, an Africa-focused company that builds talented software engineers, has announced the disengagement of about 400 junior engineers and workers in Nigeria, Uganda and Kenya.

Snapchat introduces 3D camera mode to add dimension to selfies

Snapchat continues to up its selfie game, and today it’s introducing a new camera mode that it says makes selfies more 3D-like.
Google employees are holding a sit-in at offices around the world to protest alleged retaliation against workers.

Google to unveils new Pixel phone October 15

Google on Monday sent out invitations to an October 15 event starring “things Made by Google,” with a new Pixel smartphone expected in the line-up.

Facebook to stop news headline changes from advertisers

Facebook said Monday it is working to stop advertisers from changing headlines in links to news stories after concerns raised by a British political party’s altering of one such link.

YouTube ‘creators’ fret over impact of new child protection rules

Samuel Rader quit his job three years ago to work full time on his YouTube channel, “Sam and Nia,” featuring videos of his family life.

Bishop Kukah disowns Facebook account, vows to tract perpetrators

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Most Reverend, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has disowned Facebook account opened and operating on his name by some people.
Bowen University

Bowen University emerges overall winner in computer programming contest

A team of three students from Bowen University, Osun State, on Friday emerged the overall winner of the 2019 Nigeria Universities Programming Contest (NUCPC), after slugging it out with 15 other teams.

Africa’s interest in Bitcoin soars as more states eye Eco currency

The currency, known as eco, is set to be implemented following discussions held in Abuja at the end of June. The group which plan on adopting the single fiat currency is 15 strong. And while they’re determined for this to go ahead, Africa also retains a strong interest in Bitcoin and other digital currencies.
The U.S. Treasury on Friday announced sanctions on three North Korean hacking groups it said were involved in the WannaCry ransomware attacks and hacking of international banks and customer accounts.

US imposes sanctions on North Korean hacking groups blamed for global attacks

The U.S. Treasury on Friday announced sanctions on three North Korean hacking groups it said were involved in the WannaCry ransomware attacks and hacking of international banks and customer accounts.
Molumo Yusuf, a 14-year-old student of Heritage Global Academy, Ikorodu, Lagos State, won the N100,000 grand prize shopping voucher at MTN mPulse Kiddies Hackathon app competition in Lagos on Friday.

14-year old wins MTN kiddies hackathon app competition

Molumo Yusuf, a 14-year-old student of Heritage Global Academy, Ikorodu, Lagos State, won the N100,000 grand prize shopping voucher at MTN mPulse Kiddies Hackathon app competition in Lagos on Friday.
(FILES) A file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens. Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles. The decision by Google, confirmed to AFP in an email October 9, 2018, leaves a handful of other tech giants including Amazon in the running for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract aimed at modernizing the military's computing systems. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

Google to promote original reporting with algorithm change

Original reporting will be highlighted in Google’s search results, the company said as it announced changes to its algorithm.

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Victor Osimhen: Playing in UEFA Champions League a dream come true

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Felix Genn, bishop of the German city of Muenster, said the church needed to develop a more balanced relationship between priests and their congregants, as well as with women.

German bishops defend reform efforts, deny rift with Vatican

Bishops in Germany have defended a national reform process and denied that their efforts are leading to a rift with the Vatican in the aftermath of sexual abuse scandals that have rocked the Catholic Church in recent years.
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