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Google Maps just got an amazing new hidden feature

A brand new Google Maps feature will help you make the most of your next restaurant visit. Google Lens integration will highlight the most popular items in a physical restaurant menu, and even show crowd-sourced photos of those meals where available. You might be using Google Maps for directions and …

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Amazon Employee in Seattle Office tests Positive for Coronavirus

Amazon on Tuesday said an employee who works in one of its Seattle, Washington, offices tested positive for the coronavirus. ″We’re supporting the affected employee who is in quarantine,” the company told CNBC. “The employee is based out of Amazon’s Brazil office building in Seattle, WA.” The office is in …

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Facebook Shuts London, Singapore Offices After Coronavirus Case

Facebook on Friday said it was shutting its London office and part of its Singapore base for “deep cleaning” after an employee in the Asian city state was diagnosed with coronavirus. A staff member working at the US technology giant’s Marina One office in Singapore was on Friday diagnosed with …

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ICT targets 45 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030

A new International Telecommunications Union (ITU) standard highlights that compliance with the Paris Agreement will require the information and communication technology (ICT) industry to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 45 percent from 2020 to 2030. The standard will support ICT companies in reducing GHG emissions at the rate necessary …

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6 Oldest Living Conjoined Twins in the World

Conjoined twins are a rarity and only occur about once in every 200,000 live births. Being birthed alive is even rarer, about 40% of conjoined twins are stillborn, and living longer than 24 hours is almost improbable – about 35 % of conjoined twins die within a day after they’re …

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WhatsApp adds three new features including group invite blocking and text reminders

WHATSAPP has updated its app with three brand new features that will completely change the way you use the app. You’ll be able to get reminders about important events, see if you have a call waiting while you’re on the phone, and block group invites from strangers. Master WhatsApp with …

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BAD CHAT WhatsApp bug lets a single text crash your app so hard you need to reinstall it

A GAPING WhatsApp flaw allows hackers to crash your app just by sending you a text. The shocking bug is so serious that users are forced to completely reinstall WhatsApp to fix the issue – and their group chats disappear forever. The WhatsApp bug causes your app to break down …

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Australia tells Facebook and Google to commit to competition rules

Australia said on Thursday technology giants such as Facebook Inc (FB.O) and Google (GOOGL.O) will have to agree to new rules to ensure they do not abuse their market power and damage competition, or the government will impose new controls on them. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the Australian Competition …

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‘Genevieve’s Lionheart movie was disqualified because it was not good enough’ – Nigerian Writer, Sugabelly

Earlier today, the news went viral that Nigeria’s entry for Academy/Oscar awards, the movie ‘Lionheart’ was disqualified from its category because there was too much dialogue in English. Actress, Genevieve Nnaji, who directed and starred in the movie, in her reaction, stressed that English is the official language of Nigeria, …

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AY’s ‘Merry Men’ is back with Alex and Regina Daniels out for revenge

AY paired Regina Daniels and BBNaija’s Alex with Iretiola Doyle, Nancy Isime, Linda Osifo and Iretiola Doyle for ‘Merry Men 2’. Regina took to her Instagram account to announce her inclusion in the sequel to the film early in 2019 while on set in Abuja. The 20-year-old actress will be playing …

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Students reflect on ills within Nigerian universities in a new anthology

STUDENTS and graduates from over 70 Nigerian universities have shared their campus-based experiences in a newly launched anthology, the Memoirs of Nigerian University Students (MONUS). The publication of over 100 true-life stories is an initiative of a Tell!, a start-up run by students at the University of Ibadan. The institutions …

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Bhojsons unveils Kirloskar Green Remote Management Technology, introduces 1000KVA generators

L-R: Product Head, Bhojsons PowerHub Kirloskar, Balaji Thiruvenkatam; Chief Executive Officer, Bhojsons Plc, Sivarama Krishnan; Service Engineer, Kirloskar, Jitendra Jagdale and Sales Manager, Bhojsons PowerHub, Vincent Uwagbai during the launch of Kirloskar Remote Monitoring System(KRM) at the Power Nigeria 2019 Expo held in Lagos recently. The company also announced the …

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US still to grant any Huawei trade licences

HUAWEI US officials have not granted any licences to trade with blacklisted Chinese firm Huawei, despite receiving more than 130 requests, Reuters says. The US restricted companies from selling to the electronics giant in May, citing national security concerns, which have been dismissed by Huawei. President Donald Trump said last …

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Facebook tightens rules amid 2020 US election fears

facebook_team Facebook has unveiled new political advertising rules ahead of next year’s US presidential election amid fears the platform will be exploited. Political advertisers will now have to verify their identity before being given a “confirmed organisation” label. It marks the latest in a series of attempts to address incidents …

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Keystone Bank empowers youths and business start-ups

KEYSTONE BANK Fastest growing financial services provider, Keystone Bank Limited, has again demonstrated its commitment towards the empowerment of MSMEs & youths in entrepreneurship by launching a capacity building Masterclass to empower entrepreneurs with the requisite skills for business growth. The maiden edition of the Masterclass tagged ‘Spark Up Your …

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Israeli technology chosen to ease Lake Chad water crisis

UN meeting results in deployment of Watergen’s water-from-air generator in Nigeria to provide desperately needed clean drinking water. Watergen provides drinking water in Sierra Leone. Photo: courtesy An Israeli invention that pulls water from air will be deployed in Nigeria following a meeting at United Nations headquarters in New York …

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BREAKING NEWS: WHATSAPP NOW MAKE VIDEO CALLS; LEARN HOW TO ACTIVATE-GUIDE

WhatsApp officially launched video calling on Tuesday, and the feature is now being rolled out to Android, iPhone, and Windows users. Updated WhatsApp with support for video calling for Android and iPhone has officially been released, so you simply need to update the feature to make your first video call. If …

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FG Hails Strategic Role Of Artifacts Rescuers, Assures Continued Cooperation

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has commended the members of the Artifacts Rescuers Association of Nigeria (ARAN) for playing a strategic role in the preservation of the nation’s cultural heritage, saying the ministry will continue to partner with them to retrieve and preserve stolen artifacts. The …

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RADIO BIAFRA RESTORED; ZUCKERBERG BOWS TO PRESSURE AFTER LOOSING $3BILLION 5.5% SHARES

Facebook Falls Most in 9 Months as Blistering Growth Set to Slow Mark Zuckerberg lost $3 billion on Thursday, more than anyone else on Earth, after executives suggested Facebook Inc. probably won’t be able to keep up with its explosive pace of growth much longer. The sobering comments came on …

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NCC Does Not Regulate Content – Prof. Danbatta

Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta on Thursday clarified that NCC does not regulate content but only the platforms. Danbatta made the explanation at the commission’s Head Office in Abuja yesterday when the Management of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), led …

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Onu Urges Nigerian Youths To Diversify National Economy Through Innovations

Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, the Minister of Science and Technology, has called on Nigerian youths to advance the diversification of the nation’s economy through creative innovations. Onu made the call on Friday in Abuja, when members of the South East Youth Movement (SEYM) paid him a courtesy visit. He said efforts …

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