Microsoft unit fires 85% of Nigerian workers

Microsoft on Thursday sacked 34 (85 per cent) of the 40 employees in the Nigerian office of its phone division. The sacking came 24 hours after the company’s latest Windows 10 was made available in Nigeria and 189 other countries. Although, Windows 10 is now available as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 […]

Twitter moves to stem violent threats, abuse

Twitter on Tuesday began implementing a new policy aimed at curbing use of the social network to incite violence, and to crack down on abuse and harassment on the service. The new rules are the latest implemented by social networks aiming to stem violence and harassment while attempting to safeguard freedom of online speech. “We need […]

The risk of using mobile phones – Minister of Communication Technology

The risk of using mobile phones – Minister of Communication Technology

Abuja – Mrs Omobola Johnson, the Minister of Communications Technology, on Thursday in Abuja cautioned the public on the risks which go with the use of mobile phones. Johnson, represented by Mrs Ngozi Ogujiofor, a Deputy Director in the ministry, gave the advice while speaking after the inauguration of Etisalat Experience Centre. She said one […]

Shrimp-based invention a new step in plastic

  (CNN) — Shrimp: It’s not just for surf-and-turf anymore. In fact, thanks to research at Harvard University, the little crustaceans may be the next thing in plastic. In experiments with the material in shrimp shells, called chitosan, and material from silk, known as fibroin, researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering put […]

New football helmet diagnoses hard hits

Not only are Riddell’s new football helmets their safest yet, they alert trainers when a player has been hit too hard. If your browser has Adobe Flash Player installed, click above to play. Otherwise, click below.

New tech aims to rid World Cup of ‘ghost goals’

New tech aims to rid World Cup of ‘ghost goals’

  The “goal” that changed everything: England’s Frank Lampard was denied a clear score during a 2010 World Cup match vs. Germany. FIFA has since acknowledged the referee blunder and will introduce computerized help to aid officials at this year’s World Cup. In the 1966 World Cup final, England’s Geoff Hurst scored in extra time, […]

World Cup goes high tech

Goal line technology will be used for the first time at the World Cup in Brazil. CNN’s Amanda Davies reports. If your browser has Adobe Flash Player installed, click above to play. Otherwise, click below.

How oceans can solve our freshwater crisis

(CNN) — It’s been a cruel irony for ancient mariners and any thirsty person who has ever gazed upon a sparkling blue ocean: Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink. But imagine a coastal city of the future, say in 2035. Along with basic infrastructure such as a port, roads, sewer lines and […]

10 gadget gifts for Father’s Day

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> With all the fitness bands on the market, from FitBit to Nike Fuel, Garmin’s entry sometimes gets lost in the shuffle. The VivoFit ($129) is waterproof and has a helpful (or really annoying) “time to move” bar that […]

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