Sunday May 24th, 2015
Sunday May 24th, 2015
Latest

Why you should use Microwaves ?

  /   in News, Technology 12:08 am   /   Comments

Microwaving

Maintaining the perfect work-life balance is never easy for the modern day woman. Aside from working 9 hours a day, she has to worry about cooking for her family. Though the arrival of microwave ovens has greatly simplified the cooking process, the gourmet taste of the food has had to be sacrificed along the way. This problem led to the innovation of the next generation of Lightwave cookers, one of which is the LG Lightwave Microwave Oven by global leading Home Appliances manufacturer, LG Electronics.

Read More →
Latest

Samsung inaugurates ‘digital village’ in Cross River

  /   in Technology 8:57 pm   /   Comments

Samsung-Mega

The first “Digital Village’’ in Nigeria was inaugurated on Thursday by Samsung Electronics West Africa in collaboration with UNESCO in Oban Community, Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River.

Read More →
Latest

We’re ready for global showdown at 2015 Imagine Cup —Team Nigeria

  /   in News, Technology   /   Comments

Students of Afe Babalola University

As the Team Nigeria, comprising of four students from the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, ABUAD, await results of the World Semi-finals in the 2015 Microsoft Imagine Cup competition, mentor of the team, and a lecturer at the ABUAD, Mobolaji Tenibiaje, has expressed the team’s readiness to do well at the global showdown.

Read More →
Latest

MTN/Visafone deal: ‘This acquisition may breed monopoly’

  /   in Technology 3:39 am   /   Comments

Telecom-mast

THE dwindling fortunes of Nigeria’s Code Division Multiple Access, CDMA sub-sector of the telecoms industry last month worsened when news filtered that MTN Nigeria, a GSM transnational had advanced acquisition plans for the last CDMA operator standing, Visafone. Although it was a matter of time for extinction to happen on the CDMA sector in Nigeria, considering the challenges which bogged down their operations, it was also surprising that Visafone could go so soon, particularly when it just obtained approval for additional spectrum two months earlier.

Read More →
Latest

What new biotechnology law means to Buhari’s administration

  /   in News, Technology   /   Comments

social-buhari

THE impact of the new biotechnology bill otherwise called biosafety bill, which was recently assented to by President Goodluck Jonathan, into law cannot be over emphasized. This is because the law is coming at a time the issue of biosafety regulation in Africa is rapidly gaining momentum as more African countries are embracing genetically motivated organisms, GMOs.

Read More →
Latest

Local software can sustain economy if encouraged, says Alao

  /   in Technology   /   Comments

smart-apps

BASKING in the euphoria of winning two awards at the Beacon of ICT awards at the weekend, Executive Director, Sidmach Technologies, Mr Alao, said the local software industry could sustain the economy if appropriate support comes from both government and the private/public sectors. Alao’s Sidmach won the indigenous software company of the year while he clinched the ICT personality of the year award.

Read More →
Latest

How Google’s digital tools improve travel experience

  /   in Technology   /   Comments

Google car tracker

The use of information communication technology, ICT has in no small measure, changed the socio-economic fortunes of people all over the world. Using Google digital maps in navigation is a good example of where technology has played a crucial role in improving travelling experience. However, the difference between a good and bad travel experience lies in the traveler’s access and use information to plan.

Read More →
Latest

10 ways to make your contents go viral on social media

  /   in Technology   /   Comments

social-media-icons

VIRAL contents on social media work in similar way biological virus spread in a human body. In fact, it has been tied to the popular notion that ideas spread like virus. If you want to make a concept trend on social media, do follow these steps. Break the news: A 2010 study found that 52% of people who view news online forward it on through social networks, email or post.

Read More →
Latest

‘50% of tech interventions in schools fail’

  /   in Education, Technology   /   Comments

CANDIDATES WRITING UTME IN ABUJA

E-Learning seems to be the next best thing. Apple is making iPads that kids in kindergarten can use; primary and secondary schools that have the money to spare are taking no prisoners as far as Information and Communication Technologies, ICTs are concerned and tertiary institutions are investing more and more in creating ‘wireless’ campuses.

Read More →
Latest

Career fair 2015: Microsoft, others to showcase over 10,000 jobs

  /   in Technology 9:28 pm   /   Comments

Microsoft in collaboration with The Chosen Breed, Jobberman and Endive Project have concluded arrangements to showcase over 10,000 job openings for the Nigerian youthful population at Career and Employment Fair 2015.

Read More →
Latest

Lumia 640 XL enters Nigerian smart phone ecosystem

  /   in Technology   /   Comments

NOKIA Lumia 630

Committed to supporting the Nigerian smart phone market with innovative products, Microsoft Devices has announced the availability of the Lumia 640 XL in Nigeria.

Read More →
Latest

2015 Imagine Cup: Anxiety as Team Nigeria awaits regional results

  /   in Technology 10:19 pm   /   Comments

Students of Afe Babalola University

Team Lifewatch from Nigeria, who has qualified for semi-finals has submitted their solution online for the semi-final stage of the Microsoft Imagine Cup Competition.

Read More →
Latest

How Google’s digital tools improve travelling experience

  /   in Technology 12:12 am   /   Comments

Google-Logo

The difference between a good and bad travel experience lies in the traveller’s access and use information to plan.

Read More →
Latest

Microsoft unveils winners of Lumia 535 dual SIM

  /   in Technology   /   Comments

Microsoft Mobile Devices and Services has last week unveiled winners of its entrepreneurship initiative, the Microsoft Lumia 535 “Passion To Empire” campaign, which kicked off Monday, February 16, 2015.

Read More →
Latest

Ericsson opens network operations center in Lagos

  /   in Technology   /   Comments

To better serve both operators and end users across the continent, Ericsson is building a new network operations center in Lagos, Nigeria, while expanding the capabilities of its existing facility in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Read More →
Latest

Top Tech Tips: How to use Twitter like an expert

  /   in Technology 3:39 am   /   Comments

twitter-money

Twitter is an easy-to-use, social media platform, which anybody can learn how to use almost instantly. There are several quick and easy to use features that, no matter how basic your understanding of Twitter, you can master within minutes – and have you tweeting like a pro in no time.

Read More →
Latest

Another look at the ‘Internet of Things’

  /   in Technology   /   Comments

The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet

ACCORDING to Gartner, Inc., a technology research and advisory corporation, there will be nearly 26 billion devices on the Internet of Things by 2020. When British visionary, Kevin Ashton, first coined this term in 1999, he probably would never have imagined such tremendous growth in IoT.

Read More →
Latest

Ericsson opens network operations center in Lagos

  /   in Technology 10:20 pm   /   Comments

… expands facility in Ivory Coast By Emeka Aginam To better serve both operators and end users across the continent, Ericsson is is concluding arrangement to build a new network operations center in Lagos, Nigeria, while expanding the capabilities of its existing facility in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Expected to be operational by the third quarter

Read More →
Latest

84% of smart phones in Nigeria have internet connection – Ericsson study

  /   in Technology   /   Comments

PHONES-A

As mobile phones remain the most popular device to access the internet and use content services, latest Internet Goes Mobile Country report in Nigeria by Ericsson has revealed that smart phones are among the most owned devices used by Nigerians as eighty four percent are connected to the internet.

Read More →
Latest

Samsung digital village to provide access to health, education

  /   in Technology 10:25 pm   /   Comments

Caption: Usman Imanah (PR Manager, Samsung West Africa), Donald Etim (Head Corporate Marketing, Samsung West Africa), Brovo Kim (MD Samsung West Africa), Azeez Tade (Vice Chairman, Lagos State Football association), Dotun Coker (Lagos Football Association) and Folakemi Brown Emodi (Brand Manager, Samsung West Africa) with participants and Chelsea coaches at the Samsung- Chelsea FC Dream the Blues Youth Football Clinic that took place in Lagos recently.

The Managing Director of Samsung Electronics West Africa, Brovo Kim has disclosed that Samsung planned first Digital Village would provide access to innovative healthcare and educational needs for the community.

Read More →
Latest

Lenovo unveils smart phones in Nigerian market

  /   in Technology   /   Comments

Lenovo P70

One of the global global PC manufacturers, Lenovo while reaffirming its commitment to the Nigerian smartphone market has introduced a mix of three new smartphones into the market.

Read More →
Latest

Check Point introduces threat extraction for zero malware

  /   in Technology   /   Comments

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd, the largest pure-play security vendor globally, today introduced Check Point Threat Extraction, a radical new security approach that proactively ensures documents are delivered to a network with zero malware in zero seconds.

Read More →
Latest

New research says poor app quality turns off 55% of customers

  /   in Technology   /   Comments

tech-App-world

Before now, service delivery was purely a function of the physical features of an organization; companies focused on marketing technique, customer service, branding strategies among others. But with a large percentage of business transactions now being done online, businesses desiring to succeed must make their apps as friendly as they want the organization to be perceived.

Read More →
Latest

Sound regulatory system critical to stablility of insurance sector — NAICOM

  /   in Insurance and You, Technology   /   Comments

insurance-pix

The National Insurance Commission, NAICOM, has said that a sound regulatory and supervisory system is necessary for maintaining a fair, safe and stable insurance sector for the benefit and or protection of the interests of stakeholders.

Read More →
Latest

CardCentre invests in SIM card plant in Nigeria

  /   in Technology   /   Comments

Sim-cards

CardCentre Nigeria Limited CCNL), a subsidiary of Chams Plc and leading producer of cards in Nigeria, has invested in the construction of a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card manufacturing plant as part of the Chams Group’s contribution to the development of local content in the telecoms sector. Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Chams PLC, Mr. Demola Aladekomo who disclosed this in an interview with Vanguard Hi-Tech recently, said that by the time the manufacturing plant begins production, Nigerian telecoms service providers will no longer need to import full body SIM card.

Read More →
Latest

Another look at the ‘Internet of Things’

  /   in Technology   /   Comments

tech-p

This feature allows users to take complete control over their energy consumption with the simple press of a button. Users can select different levels of cooling depending on the outdoor temperature or how many people are in the room. Active Energy Control, AEC, offers three different usage levels, helping to cap power consumption (at 80, 60 and 40 percent respectively) and slash energy bills. While these Active Energy Control settings reduce power intake, LG’s powerful air conditioners are still able to effectively cool homes and businesses.

Read More →
Latest

Top Tech Tips: How to use Twitter like an expert

  /   in Technology   /   Comments

twitter-money

Twitter is an easy-to-use, social media platform, which anybody can learn how to use almost instantly. There are several quick and easy to use features that, no matter how basic your understanding of Twitter, you can master within minutes – and have you tweeting like a pro in no time. If you want to take your Twitter experience to the next level, there are some key tips that can take you from a casual user to a full Twitter expert. Try the following tips:

Read More →
Latest

Nigeria, Ghana to lead Africa’s Tech-preneurship

  /   in Technology   /   Comments

Tech-start-ups

Nigeria and her sister country, Ghana may become clear leaders of Africa’s technology entrepreneurship should Samsung’s recent partnership with Meltwater Entrepreneural School of Technology, MEST, yield the expected results. The two organizations have commenced a partnership deal aimed at providing more opportunities, resources and tools to Nigerian and other West African entrepreneurs.

Read More →
Latest

Facebook rolls out video calls on Messenger in Nigeria, Norway, Oman, US & others

  /   in Technology 10:00 am   /   Comments

facebook

Facebook on Monday began rolling out video calling on its Messenger mobile application, enabling face-to-face conversations among users of the app around the world.

Read More →
Latest

Air conditioning use poised to spike in Nigeria, others – study

  /   in Technology 10:04 pm   /   Comments

ac

The use of air conditioning may rise dramatically by the end of the century, requiring far more electricity and sending pollutants into the atmosphere at unprecedented rates, researchers warned Monday.

Read More →
Latest

Buhari’s government: ICT stakeholders set digital agenda

  /   in Technology 1:48 am   /   Comments

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari reviews a document in Abuja on April 1, 2015. Nigeria's new president-elect Muhammadu Buhari hailed polls that will lead to the first democratic change of power in Africa's most populous nation as "historic" hours after he secured a decisive victory. AFP PHOTO

Although technology was at the center of the just concluded 2015 elections, Nigerian IT practitioners have expressed fresh concern saying that Nigeria may not reap the benefits of digital economy of the 21st century unless the incoming government listens to the wake up call of making Information Technology the centerpiece of national development mission.

Read More →
Latest

2015 Microsoft Imagine Cup: ABUAD qualifies for World Semi-finals

  /   in Technology 6:30 pm   /   Comments

Students of Afe Babalola University

After presenting their innovative solution along side seven other teams from the Nigerian Universities and Polytechnics, Team Lifewatch, in the World Citizenship category from the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, (ABUAD) last week Lagos won the national finals of the 2015 Microsoft Imagine Cup competition.

Read More →