Latest tech news in Nigeria, Africa and across the world.


Instagram Adds New Shopping Features For Easy Purchase

Instagram has announced three new features that make it easier to buy and sell products on the platform.

Facebook Accused Of Dark PR Tactics

Facebook faces a new controversy over alleged tactics it used to discredit its critics, embarrass rival firms and downplay problems at the company.

Youth Empowerment: IBM To Spend $25m In Nigeria, Others

The International Business Machines Corporation is to spend 25 million dollars in Nigeria and some other African countries for youth empowerment in the next few years.

Dell Makes Improved Offer To Acquire VMware Shares

Dell Technologies on Thursday raised its offer to buy back shares tied to its interest in software maker VMware to $120 per share, still way short of the $300 price suggested by activist investor Carl Icahn.

Cybersecurity Minister Says He Has Never Used A Computer

Yoshitaka Sakurada, who was recently appointed Japan’s recently cybersecurity and Olympics minister has told parliament he has never used a computer in his life.

Hi-tech Watches Let Children Be Spied On

A location-tracking smartwatch worn by thousands of children has proven relatively easy to hack.

Apple Stores To Employ Victims Of Human Trafficking

A programme to help human trafficking victims get behind-the-scenes jobs at Apple stores has been announced by the American tech company.

CBN Asks Telcos To Deposit N5b For Mobile Money Services

Telecom companies that intend to deepen financial inclusion in the country through mobile money services have been asked by the CBN to make a minimum capital deposit of N5bn.
Cloned Certificates, ATM Cards In Circulation - Police

Electronic Fraud To Rise To N6.1trn By 2021 – CBN

The Director, Consumer Protection Department, Central Bank of Nigeria, Sunday Salam-Alada, has said electronic fraud losses in the banking system are projected to reach N6.1 trillion by 2021.

Astronomers Discover ‘Super Earth’

Scientists have discovered a “super Earth” orbiting the closest single star to Sun. They say that the ''Super Earth could shine a light on Earth’s nearest planetary neighbours.

Spotify Launches Apple Watch App

Music-streaming service Spotify has finally added an Apple Watch app allowing users to not only get music playback controls, but also access playlists, favorite songs, and "DJ from your watch" with Spotify Connect speakers.

Ford, Walmart To Collaborate On Designing Automated-vehicle Delivery

Ford Motor, Walmart and delivery service Postmates will collaborate to design a service for delivering groceries and other goods to Walmart customers that could someday use autonomous vehicles.

Verizon Looks To Expand 5G Home Broadband Offering

Verizon plans to target a broader audience for its new 5G home broadband product following the adoption of global standards for the technology, CFO Matthew Ellis said on Wednesday.

Volkswagen Drivers Can Unlock Their Cars With Siri

Volkswagen has introduced Siri integration on its Car-Net app, allowing owners to unlock and lock their cars with a voice command.

Amazon Picks New York City And Virginia For $5 Billion New Headquarters picked America’s financial and political capitals for its $5 billion new headquarters, saying on Tuesday it will build offices for up to 25,000 people in New York City and close by Washington, D.C.

MainOne’s Error Sends Google Data To China

An "ugly" mistake by African ISP MainOne sent Google data for search and cloud services astray for more than an hour on Monday.

US Overtakes China In Top Supercomputer List

China has been pushed into third place on a list of the world's most powerful supercomputers.

Nigeria Behind Lesotho, South Africa In 5G Race

Lesotho and South Africa have both raced ahead of Nigeria and other countries in Africa in the bid to commercialise 5G.

51 Nations Back Global Cybersecurity Rules

The French Govt on Monday said fifty-one states, including all EU members, have pledged their support for a new international agreement to set standards on cyberweapons and the use of the internet.

Uber To Start Testing Self-driving Cars Again

Uber says it is ready to get its self-driving cars up and running again after a fatal crash involving a self-driving car in Arizona seven months ago.


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