Technology

Samsung making chips designed for cryptocurrency mining

Samsung’s semiconductor business is booming, with the company recently overtaking Intel as the world’s biggest chipmaker.

China braces for total lunar eclipse

A red moon will grace the sky in most parts of China for over an hour during a total lunar eclipse on Wednesday night, according to the Beijing Planetarium.

Facebook bans all ads for Bitcoin, ICOs, and other cryptocurrency

Facebook allows ads for sensitive financial topics, with some restrictions. It requires “written permission” for any real-money gambling or gaming service, for instance, and bans “misleading or deceptive” student loan ads.

NCC confront companies accused of call masking with evidence

The Nigerian Communications Commission says it held a meeting with the six companies accused of call masking to confront them with some of the evidence at its disposal.

AU Summit: China denies bugging allegations

China and the African Union on Monday dismissed a report in French Media which said that Beijing had bugged the regional bloc’s headquarters in the Ethiopian capital.

Namibia opens first GMO laboratory

Namibia has opened a laboratory for testing food for Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) the first in the Southern African country on Monday.

Researchers develop new way to make computers function like human brain

Researchers at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology in Colorado have developed a superconducting switch that “learns” like its biological counterpart.

Cyber-attacks: NITDA urges MDAs, private sector to be vigilant, proactive

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has urged Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), private sector and the public to be vigilant and proactive ahead of possible cyber-attacks in 2018.

Facebook makes privacy push ahead of strict EU law

Facebook said on Monday it was publishing its privacy principles for the first time and rolling out educational videos to help users control who has access to their information.

Donald Trump security team considers building US 5G network to counter Chinese spying threats

President Donald Trump’s national security team is looking at options to counter the threat of China spying on U.S. phone calls that include the government building a super-fast 5G wireless network, a senior administration official said on Sunday.

Japan orders Coincheck to improve operations after cryptocurrency theft

Japan’s financial regulator on Monday ordered Coincheck to get its act together after hackers stole 530 million dollars worth of digital money from its exchange, jolting the nation’s cryptocurrency market in one of the biggest cyber heists.

Half of health searches on Google return cancer diagnosis – study

Half of all attempts to self diagnose an illness using Google could leave people fearing they have cancer, a study reveals.

Hackers steal $400 million from cryptocurrency exchange

One of Japan’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges has revealed that it’s lost nearly $400 million in a security breach.

NCC to unveil study on mobile voice termination rates

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is set to unveil study on the Cost Based for the Determination of Mobile Voice Termination Rates in Nigeria.

NCC to unveil report on mobile call charges

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it will play host to a stakeholders’ meeting on mobile voice termination rates February 1.

George Soros predicts doomsday for Facebook, Google

Billionaire investor George Soros launched a scathing attack on Facebook and Google at the Davos summit on Thursday, calling them monopolies that could be manipulated by authoritarians to subvert democracy.

Emmanuel Macron ‘completely changed’ France’s image – telecoms billionaire

President Emmanuel Macron has "completely changed" France's image, telecoms billionaire Xavier Niel said Wednesday, crediting the youthful, pro-business politician with attracting an influx of tech talent.

EU fines Qualcomm $1.2 billion over Apple chip deal

The EU on Wednesday fined a U.S. Smartphone chip supplier Qualcomm 997 million Euros (1.23 billion dollars) for breaching the bloc’s competition rules through a deal with Apple.

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Tragedy struck on Friday when a truck loaded with granite crushed a soldier identified as R. A Nata’ala, while one other was injured in the accident that occurred along Iyana Mortuary area of Abeokuta in Ogun state.

Truck crushes soldier, injures one other in Ogun

Tragedy struck on Friday when a truck loaded with granite crushed a soldier identified as R. A Nata’ala, while one other was injured in the accident that occurred along Iyana Mortuary area of Abeokuta in Ogun state.
[File] Nigeria's Olofunke Oshonaike eyes the ball in her women's singles qualification round table tennis match at the Riocentro venue during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 6, 2016.Jim WATSON - AFP

African Games: Nigeria loses table tennis gold medals, Tokyo Olympics ticket to Egypt

Team Nigeria succumbed to Egypt in the men and women’s table tennis team events at the ongoing 12th African Games in Morocco on Friday.
NOW Muzik group, managers of Nigeria’s popular singer, Innocent Ujah Idibia, 2Face paid a courtesy visit to the Brazilian Consulate to table their plans for 2face’s 20 years a King Brazil Musical Tour.

Tuface, FilmTool set to storm Brazil with Nigeria’s culture

Now Muzik group, managers of Nigeria’s popular singer, Innocent Ujah Idibia, 2Face paid a courtesy visit to the Brazilian Consulate to table their plans for 2face’s 20 years a King Brazil Musical Tour.
N’Golo Kante has left Chelsea’s pre-season training base in Japan and returned to England for treatment on a knee injury.

Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante doubtful for Norwich clash

Chelsea midfielder, N’Golo Kante, has suffered an ankle injury and is a doubt for Saturday’s Premier League trip to Norwich City, manager Frank Lampard has said.
Enyimba’s Chinedu Udeagha says he is keen to be more involved in the People’s Elephant’s matches after his fringe role for the club since the start of the season.

CafCL: Enyimba condemn to qualify – goalkeeper

Newly signed Enyimba goalkeeper, Olufemi Kayode, says that the players are motivated to win their second leg clash against Rahimo FC of Burkina Faso and qualify for the next round of the CAF champions League on Sunday.