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Google Map Helps Find Body Of Missing Man 22 Years After
Google Map Helps Find Body Of Missing Man 22 Years After
The body of a man who was reported missing in 1997 in Florida, US, has been found after images of a submerged car were visible on Google Maps.
Gunmen Abduct Two Bowen University Workers, Shoot One
Computer Programming Contest: Bowen University Emerges Overall Winner
Following a fierce competition with 15 other teams, a team of three students from Bowen University, Osun State, on Friday emerged the overall winner of the 2019 Nigeria Universities Programming Contest (NUCPC).
Apple's New iPhones Shift Smartphone Camera Battleground To AI
Apple’s New iPhones Shift Smartphone Camera Battleground To AI
When Apple introduced its triple-camera iPhone this week, marketing chief Phil Schiller waxed on about the device’s ability to create the perfect photograph by weaving it together with eight separate exposures captured before the main shot, a feat of “computational photography mad science.”
Google To Promote Original Reporting With Algorithm Change
World’s largest search engine Google has said that original reporting will be highlighted in its search results going forward.
FG Instructs NCC To Block Unregistered 9.2 million SIM cards
The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has submitted its baseline short-term performance targets report.
Toyota Tests Solar-powered Prius In Quest For Plugless Electric Car
Toyota Tests Solar-powered Prius In Quest For Plugless Electric Car
Inspired by new ultra-thin solar panels developed for satellites, a project led by Toyota Motor Corp is experimenting with a sun-powered Prius that it hopes will one day require no plugging in.
Osinbajo To Represent Buhari At Robert Mugabe’s Funeral
Osinbajo Speaks On Need To Produce Cutting Edge AI In Institution
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday said that Nigeria needs an institution that will produce cutting edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications for education, business, medicine, security among others.
Google
Google Wins Court Case Against Germany
Google won a victory on Thursday after Europe’s top court said Germany has to notify the European Commission of a rule allowing publishers to demand a copyright fee
Apple Unveils New iPhones With Cheaper Prices
At an Apple media event at Cupertino, California, price appeared to be a key consideration as the tech giant reduced the entry level price for the iPhone 11 to $699.
Google Faces Third EU Antitrust Fine Next Week
Google Slammed $170m Fine For Collecting Data On Kids
Google will pay $170 million to settle claims that its YouTube video service broke United States federal law, Concise News reports. 
Google To Invest 600 Million Euros In Finnish Data Center
Google Bans Adverts For ‘Unproven’ Medical Treatments
Google said on Friday it was banning online adverts for unproven medical treatments including most stem cell and gene therapy.
Antitrust Probe Of Facebook Begins In US
Antitrust Probe Of Facebook Begins In US
Social media networking giant Facebook faces another challenge as a coalition of US state officials announced Friday they had launched an antitrust investigation of the outfit.
Yahoo
Yahoo Mail Faces Challenge
Yahoo’s global email service is experiencing a fault making it impossible for users to send and receive messages or make use of their webmail accounts.
Google To Pay Up To $200 Million To FTC On YouTube Probe
Google will spend up to $200 million to settle a Federal Trade Commission investigation into YouTube’s alleged violation of a children’s privacy law, according to Reuters.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's Account Hacked
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Account Hacked
The Twitter account of Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s chief executive officer, appears to have been hacked in an embarrassing security lapse for the social network.
Fire Engulfs Toyota Headquarters In Japan
Toyota Motor Corporation is investigating a blaze at its headquarters in western Japan’s Toyota City, believed to have broken out in the technology development division.
Google Reveals Massive iPhone Hacks
Google security experts uncovered an “indiscriminate” hacking operation that targeted iPhones over a period of at least two years and used websites to implant malicious software to access photos, user locations and other data.
iPhone XR Specs, Features and review
Likely Date Of Apple’s Latest iPhone Unveiling Revealed
Apple Inc will host an event on Sept. 10 at the Steve Jobs Theater in the company’s Cupertino, California campus, where it is widely expected to unveil new iPhone models.
Apple To Stop Default Practice Of Keeping Siri Recordings
Apple To Stop Default Practice Of Keeping Siri Recordings
Apple on Wednesday said it would quit its default practice of retaining audio recordings of the requests users make to its Siri personal assistant and limit human review of what audio it does collect to its own employees rather than contractors.
China Mobile To Set Up $4 billion 5G Industry Fund
NCC Approves Spectrum For 5G Trial In Nigeria
The spectrum for the trial of 5G services in the country has been approved by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
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