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20 Jan 2016
People cannot have 1,000 real friends on Facebook. Nor 500. In fact, anything over 200 starts seeming unlikely, an unusual study asserted on Wednesday. Limitations on brain capacity and free time meant that humans can nurture no more than about 150 true friendships on social media, just as in real life, said a paper in…
20 Jan 2016
Microsoft said Tuesday it will put a billion dollars' worth of cloud computing power in the hands of non-profit groups and university researchers free of charge. A philanthropic arm of the US software colossus will make the donation during the coming three years to 70,000 non-profit groups and researchers, chief executive Satya Nadella said while…
20 Jan 2016
When it comes to password, I am pretty predictable. You can guess correctly my password if you truly know me. But password should be what they are - password; hard to predict and beyond the ordinary. Unfortunately, I am not the only person who indulged in this risky habit of using easy-to-guess passwords. Millions of people…
19 Jan 2016
Millions of Twitter users were blocked from their feeds on Tuesday as the social networking site went down in several countries, suffering one of the worst outages in its 10-year history. "Some users are currently experiencing problems accessing Twitter. We are aware of the issue and are working towards a resolution," the US site said,…
15 Jan 2016
Ladies and gentlemen, this is 2016 – as if you do not know that already – the year we expect technology world to go a bit baloney for the right reasons. Some big tech products are expected to hit the market and shape the world and the way we do things, literally As much as…
13 Jan 2016
AFRICA’s innovative prowess may not attract significant global attention, but when discussions arise regarding the continent’s willingness to harness the potential inherent in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), it certainly cannot be overlooked. Indeed, sustaining the impressive economic growth Africa has experienced over the last decade, policy-makers of the region may need to focus and…
13 Jan 2016
MOBILE Network Operators (MNOs) are currently luring some of their hitherto blocked subscribers over poor and incomplete Subscribers Identification Modules (SIM) cards details back to the network through various incentives. Specifically, the duo of MTN Nigeria and Airtel have launched several campaigns within the last two months targeted at ensuring that affected subscribers complete and…
13 Jan 2016
SEVEN-inch tablet computers, the stars of the tablet world in the last few years, are witnessing a shrinking percentage in global shipments due to severe competition from emerging big-screen phones or phablets, says a research firm. Seven-inch tablets monopolised 64.1 per cent of global tablet shipments in 2014, but the ratio fell to 57.7 per…


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