Technology

South Korea unveils locally made fighter jet

South Korea on Friday unveiled a prototype of its first fighter jet, a highly symbolic moment in its decades-long quest for a combat plane of its own. The gray jet, named KF-21 Boramae, was showcased at a rollout ceremony held at the Korea Aerospace Industries headquarters in the southern city of Sacheon. The ceremony held more than five years after ...

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Good News! WhatsApp introduce voice and video calling features to its app’s on desktop

  On Thursday, Facebook-owned popular messaging app WhatsApp has officially rolled out voice and video call support for its desktop app. In a tweet today, WhatsApp announced end-to-end encrypted voice and video calls for its desktop app version and also shared a link to download the app on your computer. “Sometimes you just need a little more space. Secure and reliable, end-to-end encrypted ...

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(Video) Sanwo-Olu unveils first electric car assembled in Nigeria

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday unveiled the first electric car to be assembled in Nigeria.   The car was assembled in Nigeria by the Stallion Group Automobile Factory in Ojo area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria. Gbenga Akosile, Chief Press Secretary on Media to Sanwo-Olu, displayed a video of the unveiling on his twitter handle on Friday. He said ...

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China warns consumers could boycott Apple if US bans WeChat

Chinese consumers could boycott Apple if the United States bans WeChat, China’s foreign ministry spokesman warned Friday, as the clock ticks down on a US order to block the popular social app.   US President Donald Trump this month announced a ban from mid-September on WeChat and another Chinese-owned app, TikTok, accusing them of threatening national security, further stoking tensions ...

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UNN manufactures anti-COVID-19 digital machine

The University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, has launched a contactless digital hand-cleaning machine that uses sensor to monitor body temperature, dispenses hand sanitizer, detergent and water.   Inspecting the equipment produced by the institution’s faculty of Engineering, the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof Charles Igwe, said that the machine was an improvement over the manual hand cleaning machine that dispenses ...

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Killings: El-Rufai proposes use of CCTV cameras in Southern Kaduna

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, says his administration is installing closed-circuit televisions in the southern part of the state as part of efforts to strengthen security forces and restore calm in the crisis-torn communities.   The governor made this known in a statement after meeting with the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Revd. Supo Ayokunle, and other CAN ...

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SpaceX crew finally returns to Earth, ending historic mission

Two US astronauts have undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) and were expected to splash down in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday afternoon, ending a historic mission testing human spaceflight operations for SpaceX hardware. NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, captaining the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, undocked at 7:35 pm (2335 GMT) on Saturday. Their trip back ...

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India uses arrival of new fighter jets to warn China

The first five Rafale fighter jets bought from France in a multi-billion-dollar deal landed in India on Wednesday and the defence minister used their arrival to launch a veiled warning to neighbouring China over territorial tensions. A water-cannon guard of honour greeted the five jets when they landed at the Ambala airbase in Haryana state. An intense nationwide spotlight on ...

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Scientists develop blood test that can detect cancer four years ahead

A blood test can detect signs of cancer four years before symptoms appear, an “exciting” new study led by Chinese researchers found. The non-invasive blood test, called PanSeer, detects cancer in 95 percent of individuals who have no symptoms but later receive a diagnosis, the researchers found. “We demonstrated that five types of cancer can be detected through a DNA ...

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Friend or Foe?.. The Controversies of Facial Recognition Technology

  Facial recognition is one of the fastest-growing technologies in the world. Facial recognition is a biometric technology used to identify or authenticate faces by digitally mapping a person’s facial features. While the novel technology offers some noteworthy benefits, it also threatens certain fundamental rights and freedoms. In this article, we look at some of the reasons why the advancement ...

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FirstBank enhances FrstMobile app with new features

  First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced that its mobile banking application, FirstMobile has been upgraded with new and improved features to promote safe and convenient Mobile Banking experience for customers. The bank in statement said the mobile banking application has been redesigned with improved security and self-service features to ease the navigation capability and proficiency of customers. Explaining ...

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Morocco launches fleet of drones to tackle COVID-19 from the sky

Morocco has rapidly expanded its fleet of drones as it battles the coronavirus pandemic, deploying them for aerial surveillance, public service announcements and sanitisation. “This is a real craze. In just weeks, demand has tripled in Morocco and other countries in the region,” said Yassine Qamous, chief of Droneway Maroc, African distributor for leading Chinese drone company DJI. Moroccan firms ...

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Tonto Dikeh hails ‘Technology’ as son resume school online

Following the shutdown of schools amid coronavirus crisis, Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh has revealed that her son has resumed schooled from home via technology. Sharing pictures of her son, Andre receiving lectures, Tonto Dikeh wrote: “Good bless technology.. KINGS ZOOM SCHOOLING #VirtualLearning She also added that ”He was mad cause he thought he dressing up to go shopping.. Little lad ...

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Russia to deploy drones and helicopters to enforce lockdown

Russia’s National Guard will monitor compliance with tough measures imposed in response to the pandemic during holidays this week. The use of military technology follows a recorded rise in Covid-associated deaths of 58 in the past 24 hours, taking the official death count to 1,280. As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases reached 134,687, Russia is now recording more new ...

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Robot helps Tunisia medics avoid infection from coronavirus patients (photos)

Medics have deployed a robot in a Tunisia’s hospital caring for coronavirus victims to limit contact between staff and infected patients, in a first for the North African country. The tall, single-limbed machine is mounted on wheels and is capable of taking pulses and checking temperatures and blood oxygen levels. It enables nurses, doctors and patients’ relatives to make virtual ...

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UNIBEN researchers develop ventilator that works without electricity

A clinically-tested ventilator that can work without electricity has been presented to the management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) in Edo State, led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Lilian Salami. The ventilator was produced by a team of researchers in the Faculties of Engineering and Medical Sciences of the federal university. The invention, according to UNIBEN’s Spokesperson, Dr. Benedicta Ehanire, ...

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