Technology

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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COVID-19: Ogun deploys mobile app for self-assessment

The Ogun State government has deployed a mobile application for residents to undergo assessment on an individual basis in the event of being infected with COVID-19. This comes a month after the state launched an updated mobile application for health workers which has been deployed to all government and private health facilities across its 20 local government areas to aid ...

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Robots replace Japanese students at graduation amid coronavirus

Spring graduation ceremonies in Japan have been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, but students at one school were able to attend remotely by controlling avatar robots while logged on at home. The robots, dubbed “Newme” by developer ANA Holdings, were dressed in graduation caps and gowns for the ceremony at the Business Breakthrough University in Tokyo. The robots’ “faces” ...

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FIRST made in Nigeria ventilators set for unveiling

The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure has produced the first made in Nigeria ventilators. The development is aimed at combating the COVID-19 disease in the country. Ventilator is a vital equipment in the treatment of coronavirus patients. NASENI has equally produced mobile sprayers, which are to be used to disinfect Nigerian cities and homes. A notice by NASENI ...

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Samuel Eto arrives Nigeria for trophy 5-A-Side

Football fans in Nigeria are in for a big thrill as Samuel Eto’o Fils, one of Africa’s greatest football legends has arrived in Lagos for the launch of the 2020 edition of Castle Africa 5s, the continental leg of the Trophy 5-A-Side developmental football tournament. Eto arrived in Lagos yesterday. Castle Africa 5s is the continent’s biggest amateur 5-A-side football ...

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Check out the construction site of China’s 1000 bed space hospital to fight coronavirus (photos)

  These pictures might move you to tears! Working country! Nothing beats being able to handle situations as a country all by yourself and making it effective! The 25,000-square-metre Huoshenshan Hospital, one of two new hospitals being built, is scheduled to open today. On 24 January, diggers were speedily clearing the ground where the hospital will sit. The Chinese city ...

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Whatsapp will no longer work on these devices

WhatsApp recently bade farewell to Windows Phone. The giant chatting app is now ready to do the same with some Android and iOS devices. This is not surprising as there have been talks about it for quite a while. Starting from February 1, 2020. WhatsApp will no longer work on phones running Android 2.3.7 or iOS 7 (and earlier). So, ...

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See why internet has been slow in Africa lately

Internet users across more than a dozen sub-Saharan African nations experienced slow service after two undersea cables to the continent’s western coast were damaged this week. -The so-called WACS and SAT3/WASC cable systems are in the Atlantic Ocean and connect South Africa and many other African countries to Europe, according to Openserve, a unit of South Africa’s biggest fixed-line telecommunications ...

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Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin step down as CEOs

It’s the end of an internet era as Sergei Brin and Larry Page are stepping down as head of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, and ceding management control to Sundar Pichai who will take over as CEO.   Page and Sergey Brin, who co-founded Google more than two decades ago while graduate students at Stanford University, will continue as members of Alphabet’s ...

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See the heart-stopping moment an airplane avoids a fatal crash against another on the runway by flying back up (Video)

Obviously, no aviator wishes to encounter with this heart-stopping moment. Fortunately, this plane avoids a fatal crash. Check the footage of this one-off incident here! The video was about a hair-raising moment in 2014 wherein a Boeing 767-300 of a Russian Airline, the UTAir from Moscow to Barcelona had to abort its landing when witnessing another aircraft getting into the ...

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