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Osinbajo Tasks University Graduates On Home-grown Technology

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday, made case for home-grown technologies, innovations and creative ideas that would help the country solve its myriad of challenges.
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YouTube Update Lets Parents Handpick Videos Their Kids Can See

YouTube is taking some extra steps to give parents more control over what their children watch.

FG Establishes 42 Technology Transfer Centres

The Federal Government has inaugurated 42 technology transfer centres in order to encourage market-oriented researches across the country.

Beats Drops New Headphone Colors To Match iPhone XS, iPhone XR

Apple event, Beats announced that it would release over-ear headphones in two new colors, and three bright new colors for its Lightning Connector headphones. 
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Volkswagen To Stop Production Of Iconic ‘Beetle’ Cars

An end has come for the iconic "Beetle" cars produced by Volkswagen as the company on Thursday said it is ending its production in 2019 after adding a pair of final editions.

Apple Removes Anti-malware Apps That Harvested Browser Data

Apple took down apps from Mac app store from a well-known cyber-security firm after they were found to export users' browser histories.
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Brave.com Founder Files Adtech Complaint Against Google

Brave, a privacy-focused web browser set up by Silicon Valley engineering guru Brendan Eich, filed privacy complaints in Britain and Ireland against Google.
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Volvo Shows Off Self-driving, Electric Truck With No Cab

Volvo presented a new self-driving electric truck on Wednesday, which it said should help respond to the boom in ecommerce and a shortage of freight drivers.
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Apple Unveils Three New iPhones, Series 4 Watch

Apple on Wednesday unveiled its highly-anticipated trio of new iPhones, including its most expensive handset to date.

Suspect Code Used To Hack British Airways ‘Found’

A cyber-security firm said it found malicious code injected into the British Airways website, which could be the cause of a recent data breach that affected 380,000 transactions.
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Africa Not Ready For Super Fast 5G Network – MTN CEO

MTN's CEO, Rob Shuter, Tuesday said Africa is not ready for next-generation 5G network but would likely be ready to embrace the super-fast technology in about five years from now.
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Community Help Launches On Facebook Lite

Facebook is launching Community Help on Facebook Lite in more than 100 countries, making it easier for people in areas with low connectivity to find and give help after a crisis.
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Nigeria, Others Top Mobile Online Reading Population – Report

Mobile users in Africa have spent an average of over four million hours reading books on their mobile phones so far in 2018, representing a 32% increase from 2017.
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Russia, China To Invest In Hi-tech Development

The Russia-China Investment Fund and China’s Tus-Holdings on Tuesday announced joint investment plans focusing on developing technology.

ESET Launches New Solutions To Fight Ransomware

European Union-based endpoint security company,ESET, has announced the launch of its new line of enterprise security solutions.

Apple Music Launches ‘Top Charts’ Playlist Series

Apple Music is reportedly rolling out a new playlist series that will feature the Top 100 songs on Apple Music globally and for those countries where Apple Music is available.

Apple To Provide Online Tool For Police To Request Data

Apple plans to create an online tool for police to formally request data about its users and to assemble a team to train police about what data can and cannot be obtained from them.

Hackers Steal Details Of 380,000 Bank Cards From British Airways’ Website

Hackers have stolen the personal and financial details of customers making bookings in British Airways between August 21 and September 5, the airline has...

NCC To Sanction Telecom Operators For ‘Call Masking’

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), has threatened to impose appropriate sanctions on any telecom operator that allows the illegal masking of international calls. Call masking is...

Hackers Hit British Airways, Steal 380,000 Card Details

British Airways on Thursday revealed that personal as well as financial information of its customers were hacked.

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