Glo, 9mobile Lose Internet Users, MTN, Airtel Gain

The internet users and data subscribers in Nigeria’s telecommunications networks marginally increased to 91.6 million in June. According to data published by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Airtel and MTN gained more internet subscribers during the month, while Glo and 9mobile were the big losers. Overall, internet  users increased by 33,747 to 91, 598,757 from 91,565,010 in May, the  June NCC Monthly Internet Subscribers Data showed. MTN accounted for 284, 629  new users, increasing its subscription to 31,691,070 from 31,406,441 in  May. Globacom lost 218,482 internet users and had 27,184,002 data…

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Samsung Beats Apple To Become World’s Biggest Phone Maker

Samsung Electronics is now the world’s largest maker of mobile phones, memory chips and most profitable tech firm, going by its record quarterly earnings released today, The figures show that the South Korean tech giant is on course to overtake Apple as the world’s most profitable tech. The firm said huge sales of its new Galaxy S8 smartphone and demand for its memory chips were behind the jump in April-June and predicted another blockbuster report for the current quarter to September. It said operating profit soared a forecast-beating 72.9 percent from…

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UK To Ban Sale Of Petrol And Diesel-Powered Vehicles By 2040

The UK has said that it will begin to ban the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles from the year 2040 in a bid to reduce air pollution. The British High Court demanded the government produces plans to tackle illegal nitrogen dioxide pollution, which is largely caused by diesel emissions. “Diesel drivers are not to blame and, to help them switch to cleaner vehicles, the government will consult on a targeted scrappage scheme, one of a number of measures to support motorists affected by local plans,” a government spokesperson said. The…

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Elon Musk And Mark Zuckerberg Clash Over Future Of AI

Elon Musk has accused Mark Zuckerberg of failing to understand artificial intelligence. It comes after the Facebook boss said that the doomsday scenario put forward by Mr Musk was unhelpful. Mr Musk tweeted: “I’ve talked to Mark about this. His understanding of the subject is limited.” The pair represent two distinct groups, those saying AI’s benefits will outweigh its negatives and those saying it could ultimately destroy humanity. Mr Zuckerberg’s comments were made as part of an informal Facebook Live chat, aired during a barbecue at his Palo Alto home….

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UK Invests £400m In Fibre-Optic Technology

The British government has officially initiated a £400m fund to boost investment in “full-fibre” broadband. The goal is to provide speeds of up to 1Gbps to households and businesses. Rather than relying on copper cables to connect them to roadside cabinets, fibre-optic cables will run directly to their properties. The plan, announced by the chancellor in November, has been called “a drop in the ocean” compared with what will be needed to make “full fibre” the norm. Although many households and organisations do not currently need 1Gbps speeds – consumers need only 3Mbps…

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What to Expect From The Nokia C9 Lite Phone

After the successful launching of Nokia mid-range smartphones of Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6; Nokia continues to release some news Nokia Android 2017 flagships and budget phones. Some of the new premium smartphones are coming with 6GB or 8GB RAM, 42MP PureView camera or new trendy of a Dual 13MP camera. Otherwise, Nokia also brings out some new mid-range smartphone with 4GB RAM, 20MP or 16MP Carl Zeiss camera. Therefore, today we introduce you to one of the upcoming Nokia device, which is Nokia C9 Lite. First of all, Nokia C9 Lite…

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Galaxy Note 8 Could Be Samsung’s Most Expensive Phone Ever

The Galaxy Note 8 could be Samsung’s most expensive smartphone ever, if a new report is to be believed. The average price of flagship smartphones has been creeping steadily upwards for years now. Pair that with the UK’s currency woes and Brits are feeling the cost of buying a new handset more acutely than ever before. Our sympathies, then, to anyone considering buying Samsung’s next flagship smartphone – at least if this latest leak is true. Renowned leaker and Venture Beat journalist Evan Blass has published a new report claiming…

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Questions On New FIFA Video Technology

Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi believes more time is needed for new technology to be understood. This was after his team felt the positive and negative results of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system being tested at the Confederations Cup in Russia on Sunday. In beating Cameroon 2-0 in their opener at the Spartak Stadium on Sunday, Chile had a ‘goal’ disallowed on the stroke of halftime. It happened in a contentious decision where the VAR decided Eduardo Vargas was offside when he scored. But another referral by the referee…

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Africa Internet Infrastructure Security Guidelines Unveiled

The Internet Society and the African Union Commission unveiled a new set of Internet Infrastructure Security Guidelines for Africa during the African Internet Summit, taking place in Nairobi 30 May-2 June. The guidelines will help Africa create a more secure Internet infrastructure and are set to change the way African Union States approach cyber security preparedness. The guidelines – the first of their kind in Africa – were developed by a multi-stakeholder group of African and global internet infrastructure security experts, and are the first step towards building a more…

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WHO Deploys New Technology For Ebola Fight

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it had deployed new technology that allowed for rapid diagnosis of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). WHO said in a statement that in collaboration with the DRC’s Ministry of Health and partners, it had rapidly set up an intensified field alert and response system resulting in early identification of suspect cases detected in the affected zone. The DRC is using these new tools, as well as classic ones, to respond to an ongoing outbreak of the virus in a…

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