• Scientist creates battery that can power Smartphones for 12 Years without recharging

    Scientist creates battery that can power Smartphones for 12 Years without recharging

    A scientist has allegedly designed a stunning new kind of batteries that can unbelievably power smartphones for several years at a time.

    Vladislav Kiselev is a Ukrainian scientist  who has made a stunning new claim.

    The man claims that he has developed a type of battery that can power gadgets like smartphones and even cars for up to 12 years, without having to be recharged.

    According to Oddity Central, Kiselev, a senior researcher at the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry and Petrochemistry in Kiev, […]

  • Experts: How to sustain Nigeria’s $68bn telecoms sector

    Experts: How to sustain Nigeria’s $68bn telecoms sector

    The Nigerian telecoms sector has indeed witnessed astronomical growth in telephony access and data penetration. Today, active telephone lines are well over 150 million with close to 100 million Nigerians having access to the Internet. The country’s teledensity is put at 109 per cent with investment in the sector put at over $68 billion.

    The impact of telecoms sector on other sectors such as banking, e-commerce, agriculture, education, oil and gas and so on and the volume of jobs the sector […]

  • Lenovo finally opens first brand store in ​​Nigeria

    Lenovo finally opens first brand store in ​​Nigeria

    Lenovo Nigeria and Slot Systems have partnered to operate the first ever brand retail store in Nigeria.

    The store, which is located at the popular Computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos will cater for Lenovo laptops, desktop, All-in-One, smartphones and accessories

    The opening of the brand store is a statement of intent and further confirms Lenovo’s commitment to the Nigerian market and its customers. The store was set up with the aim of providing customers with an outlet where they can get all […]

  • Viber, WhatsApp, others adversely affecting our business in Nigeria, says MTN

    Viber, WhatsApp, others adversely affecting our business in Nigeria, says MTN

    The Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of MTN Nigeria, Mr. Ferdinand Moolman, has disclosed that the activities of ‘over-the-top’ companies like WhatsApp, Viber have adverse effects on its business and affects the sustainability of Nigeria’s telecommunications industry.

    Moolman stated this yesterday while highlighting factors affecting Nigeria’s telecommunications industry, at a hearing convened by Senate Committee on Communications. The hearing chaired by the vice-chairman of the committee, Adeola Olamilekan, was organised following the now suspended data tariff hike by the Nigerian Communications Commission, […]

  • Facebook and Google among the best companies to work for

    Facebook and Google among the best companies to work for

    Every year, job search platform Glassdoor wants to know. On Tuesday, the site published its Employees’ Choice Awards, which highlight the best places to work based on more than 2.1 million anonymous company reviews.

    For yet another year, tech companies boast a heavy presence, taking up 20 of the 50 spots for best companies to work for in the US.

    Coming in No. 2 overall, behind management consulting firm Bain & Company, is Facebook, followed by Google at No. 4 and World […]

  • Apple blames iPhone battery fires on ‘external factors’

    Apple blames iPhone battery fires on ‘external factors’

    Apple says it’s not to blame for a spate of iPhones apparently catching fire.

    The Shanghai Consumer Council, a watchdog group in China, reported last week that eight iPhone 6 devices had spontaneously combusted. Apple’s response is that “external factors” were to blame for these “thermal events” with the phone batteries, the BBC reported Wednesday.

    Batteries have been causing headaches for smartphone manufacturers over the past year. Apple recalled iPhone 6 and 6S models in China after they switched themselves off before […]

  • New Bluetooth devices will have faster speeds and longer range

    New Bluetooth devices will have faster speeds and longer range

    Over the next year, we’re going to start to see devices with Bluetooth connections that are faster and work over much longer ranges than what can currently be achieved.

    That’ll all happen thanks to the changes in Bluetooth 5, a new standard that’s launching today. Companies are now able to begin building and certifying devices that work with Bluetooth 5, the first round of which are expected to begin rolling out in the next two to six months and will likely […]

  • Samsung set to remove headphone jack on Galaxy S8

    Samsung set to remove headphone jack on Galaxy S8

    Apple invited a wave of controversy earlier this year when it decided to remove the iPhone’s headphone jack, replacing it with headphones that connected to the handset’s charging port, and was lampooned for describing the move as an act of “courage”.

    But it appears that its arch-rival Samsung is set to follow in the company’s footsteps next year by releasing the next version of its flagship phone, the Galaxy S8, without the 3.5mm audio port.

    According to SamMobile, the Galaxy S8 will […]

  • Data price hike: Why we intervened, says NCC

    Data price hike: Why we intervened, says NCC

    The Executive Vice Chairman of ‎the National Communication Commission, Prof. Umar Dambatta, on Tuesday disclosed that the regulatory agency stepped in with an interim price floor for data services to avert a looming price war and monopoly in the telecommunications sector‎.

    Dambatta, who appeared before the Senate Committee on Communication to shed light on the reason behind the data hike, said the agency foresaw that the ongoing price war in the telecommunication industry may pave the way for monopoly.

    He said that […]

  • MTN restates commitment to ICT development in Nigeria

    MTN restates commitment to ICT development in Nigeria

    MTN has restated its “unrelentingly committed to the sustained provision of affordable and accessible voice and data services in accordance with the National ICT and Broadband plan.”

    In line with this commitment and to continue the provision of high speed data services to its esteemed customers, MTN recently bid for, and acquired the 2.6GHz LTE spectrum at the cost of US$96 million.

    MTN also launched 4G LTE services, enabling faster access to digital platforms and igniting socio-economic development with a multiplier effect […]

  • Trump sacks a member of his transition team for tweeting fake news

    Trump sacks a member of his transition team for tweeting fake news

    So-called fake news has real consequences, and everyone in the U.S. keeps learning that the hard way. Not just executives at social networks like Facebook, Reddit and Twitter. Or disgruntled and brilliant Weather Channel meteorologists.

    Driven by misinformation masquerading as news, in the latest tragic incident, a gunman on Sunday opened fire in a kid-friendly Washington, D.C. pizzeria called Comet Ping Pong.

    According to NPR’s report on the incident: “[The man] claimed to be ‘self-investigating’ a…wholly fictitious conspiracy theory that maintains Comet […]