Saturday, September 26, 2015

Checkout the new biggest yacht in the world

There is a new ‘biggest’ sailing yacht in the world owned by Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko, it was designed by Phillipe Starck and built by a German shipyard, Nobiskrug and costs approximately £260m. The largest sailing superyacht is 468 feet in length with three masts 300 feet high, It has eight floors and an underwater observation deck. 

It is powered by two diesel engines and two electric motors with five-bladed adjustable pitch propellers. Its top speed is 24mph, while its cruising speed is 18mph. It can take up to 20 guests with a 54 man crew and features a steel hull and a teak deck.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Microsoft Office 2016 Released

After three years, Microsoft has released the first new version of its productivity suite, Microsoft Office for Windows which brings in new cloud computing and teamwork features for Word, Excel and Outlook.
The company has joined the cloud computing trend by adding a series of new features to the most popular productivity apps.

Microsoft Office 2016 allows many people work together on documents and has a “Groups” section that makes it easier for people to collaborate on projects just like other cloud computing productivity apps such as Google Docs and Slack.

Apple hacked by Chinese hackers

Apple has confirmed that it’s App store was hacked as malicious code was found in apps being sold in the App Store which makes this the first successful major attack on the online store.

Apple in its statement said that it found and removed many apps which included a malicious program called Xcode Ghost which is a fake version of Apple's software development program Xcode that hides malware in otherwise legitimate apps and they stated that they are working with the developers to make sure they're using the proper version of Xcode to rebuild their apps.

Bad News! Simple link crashes Google Chrome

A security research company called Andris Atteka has discovered that Google Chrome can be crashed by simply typing a simple web address. The damaging link is http://a/%%30%30 and once it is typed or pasted into Chrome, it forces the browser to break and have to be re-opened. The matter has been reported to Google and they say that they are working on a fix.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Payporte lures Nigerians with Free Internet Service

Payporte, an online shopping portal has launched a free internet give away service in Nigeria, in collaboration with Opera Mini.

Payporte is giving 100,000 days of free internet every month for six months. It also has a feature which enables someone sponsor another person’s data called ‘opera sponsored web pass’. The service is available to hundreds of thousands of Nigerians on the Airtel network only.

The Managing Director of Payporte, Bassey Eyo said that the company is partnering Opera mini because it is the best technology to make this happen.

Google now has a new logo

Google's new logo
Google has transformed its logo to a string of simple coloured dots which form a sans serif font which Google is calling ‘Product sans’. The change is also accompanied by a voice which says “We are providing you with answers before you’ve even asked for them.”

Mortal Kombat X has been cancelled on PS3 and Xbox 360

Warner Brothers Inc. has announced that the old-generation versions of Mortal Kombat X have been cancelled. Players on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 who have been waiting patiently for the game to come to their platforms have had their hopes dashed as the company has confirmed that they "were not able to get the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions to the quality expected of a Mortal Kombat game," despite the hard work of the team. Warner is promising a full refund for anyone who pre-ordered the game.

FRSC set to enforce speed limiting devices in vehicles

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has concluded plans to commence full enforcement of the compulsory use of speed limiting devices to combat the increasing speed-related road traffic crashes in the country. Excessive speed continues to be the number one road accident factor with approximately 50 percent of reported road traffic crashes in the country. The speed limiters are to be enforced from September 1, 2015, a shift in the enforcement date from June 1.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Register for the 2015 ITU Young Innovators Competition

The Young Innovators Competition is organised by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the UN specialised agency which coordinates the global ICT sector.  The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is inviting young innovators able to use technology to transform communities to compete in this year’s edition of the competition.

Huawei Becomes Third Largest Phone Vendor Worldwide

Huawei is now the third largest mobile phone vendor in the world as contained in new reports by analytics companies. It achieved this in the second quarter of 2015, beating Microsoft by getting 7 percent market share. Strategy Analytics company published statistics which show that the Chinese phone maker became number three while Samsung and Apple retained their numbers one and two positions respectively.