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This handout photo released by SpaceX on February 21, 2019 shows a Falcon 9 launching the Nusantara Satu satellite to orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40), carrying Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. – A SpaceX rocket took off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on the night of February 21 carrying Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft, which aims to make history twice: as the first private-sector landing on the Moon, and the first from the Jewish state. The start of the flight went smoothly, with the first stage entry burn completed uneventfully less than three minutes after lift-off. The Moon landing is scheduled for seven weeks’ time, on April 11. (Photo by HO / SPACEX / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO / SPACEX”

NASA greenlights SpaceX crew capsule test to ISS

NASA on Friday gave SpaceX the green light to test a new crew capsule by first sending an unmanned craft with a life-sized mannequin to the International Space Station.

Cardiff University develops tool to detect, stop cyber attacks

Cardiff University in Wales, United Kingdom, has developed a cutting-edge cyber security research, using artificial intelligence to detect and stop cyber-attacks.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will finally meet with a representative of the UK government after a UK parliamentary report this week excoriated the social media site for behaving like “digital gangsters.”

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to meet UK minister after damning ‘digital gangsters’ report

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will finally meet with a representative of the UK government after a UK parliamentary report this week excoriated the social media site for behaving like “digital gangsters.”
Samung Galaxy Fold

Samsung unsettles Apple with folding smartphone

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has unveiled a nearly $2,000 folding smartphone in a bid to top the technology of Apple Inc and Chinese rivals and reignite consumer interest amid slumping sales.

Nollywood calls for bundled broadband, local content

Principal players in the nation’s entertainment space, Nollywood, have intensified calls for government to make bundled broadband internet service widely available in its quest to diversify the economy and boost the emergence of local digital content.

Qualcomm urges US regulators to ban some iPhones

Qualcomm is urging U.S. trade regulators to reverse a judge’s ruling and ban the import of some Apple iPhones in a long-running patent fight between the two companies.

Heritage Bank unveils initiative to support start-ups

Heritage Bank Plc has launched its innovation accelerator programme tagged, “HB LAB”.
Yariv Bash, right, Yonatan Winetraub, middle, and Kfir Damari, the founders of SpaceIL, inserting a time capsule into the Beresheet spacecraft, December 17, 2018 (Yoav Weiss)

Israel seeks to be fourth country to land on moon in upcoming mission

An unmanned Israeli spacecraft will on Friday morning be launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, with the main target of embarking on the country’s first-ever mission to the moon.
Ren Zhengfei, founder of Huawei

US cannot ‘crush’ Huawei – founder

The founder of Chinese telecommunications equipment giant Huawei has said the United States cannot defeat his company's global ambitions.
Yobe State University Damaturu

Yobe university to become center of robotics and artificial intelligence

Yobe State University is set to become the centre of Robotics & Artificial Intelligence after signing a memorandum of understanding with the ICT University, Louisiana, USA in Damaturu penultimate week.

General Babangida disowns social media accounts bearing his names

Former Military President, President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, has disowned various social media accounts bearing his name declaring that they are fake and are convener of fake news.

Facebook ‘digital gangsters’ who spread fake news – British lawmakers

A scathing British parliamentary report on Monday branded Facebook “digital gangsters” who failed to fight the spread of fake news and violated data privacy.
This photo illustration shows a logo of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur on February 13, 2019. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN - AFP)

British intelligence says Huawei risk manageable

British intelligence has concluded that security risks posed by using equipment made by Chinese telecom giant Huawei can be managed, the Financial Times reported on Monday.

New Zealand to target online giants with digital tax

New Zealand said on Monday that it plans to update its laws so it can tax revenue earned by multinational digital firms such as Google, Facebook and Amazon, extending a global effort to bring global tech giants into the tax net.
Russia Developing Unmanned Tourist 'Space Yacht' for Near-Earth Orbit

Russia to send tourists to near-earth orbit on “space yacht”

Russia is developing a “space yacht” that is able to take off from ordinary airfields like an aircraft to send tourists to near-Earth orbit, a chief designer of NPO Aviation and Space Technologies said on Monday.

British MPs: Facebook ‘knowingly’ violated data privacy laws

British MPs have accused Facebook of "intentionally and knowingly" violating data privacy laws and called for a code of ethics to regulate social media platforms to limit the spread of fake news.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday that work on a new site for the embassy is under way [Mick Tsikas-Pool-Getty Images]

Australia political parties hacked by ‘sophisticated state actor’

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said the country's major political parties were hacked earlier this month alongside the federal parliament by a "sophisticated state actor".

Nokia to lay off around 350 employees

Nokia has revealed plans to lay off around 350 of its 6,000 employees in Finland this year as part of a cost-savings programme designed to shed €700 million from its operating and production expenditure by end-2020.

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Apple is bringing back the iPad Air today with a bigger model. Alongside a new iPad mini, Apple is launching a 10.5-inch version of the iPad Air with support for the original Apple Pencil

Apple brings back the iPad Air with new 10.5-inch display and Apple Pencil support

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Court dissolves nine-year-old marriage over adultery

An Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Monday, dissolved the 9 year-old marriage between one Udoekpo Daniel and his wife Margaret, over adultery.

Police recruitment: We have not commenced screening of candidates – PSC

The Police Service Commission (PSC), has alerted the public that it has not commenced the screening of applicants who applied for recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force.