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WhatsApp is planning a major new feature that will change the way you chat with friends

WhatsApp is working on a major new feature that will change the way you chat with friends. The popular messaging app is reportedly planning to introduce group voice and video calls in the coming months. WABetaInfo, a fan site that tests new WhatsApp features early, spotted references to the new feature in the latest beta version of the app. It would potentially allow groups of friends or colleagues to chat face-to-face using the app, replacing the need for traditional conference calls. hatsApp added the ability to make voice…

Trump to put Iran nuclear deal in hands of Congress

President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to terminate the Iran nuclear deal if Congress doesn't strengthen it, warning the agreement was merely a "temporary delay" in Tehran's quest to obtain nuclear weapons. In a speech at the White House laying out what he called a "new strategy" for dealing with Iran, Trump also accused Iran of violating both the letter and spirit of the deal and said the U.S. would impose new sanctions on the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Iran's elite security and military organization. By…

Why I decided to have no social life for a month

s a freelancer working solo from home, while my housemates head out to work, I justified a very active social life as basic human necessity. Yet when it dawned on me just how much time I was spending socialising, I realised I may be taking it to an extreme. I calculated that, on average, I was spending 22 hours or more each week on social activities. So, in a bid to see what would happen to my work output, health and wellbeing, I decided to try and cut out my social life entirely. I knew, at times, I filled my schedule…

Meet The 19-Year-Old Who Built A New Search Engine To Rival Google And Youtube

Gabriel Opare, a 19-year-old Ghanaian university student is making headlines in the tech industry for building a new search engine to rival Google and Youtube. According to Opare, his new search engine, Mudclo, will challenge the dominance of YouTube and Google. Mudclo is a free search engine for videos where you can discover and stream videos from the different locations on the internet all in one place.   “I believe that my business is good enough and that it can scale globally. It is a legitimate point to say that YouTube…

CAPACITY BUILDING: NAF COMMISSIONS ANOTHER ELECTRONIC RANGE IN BAUCHI

In its continued efforts at boosting the capacity of its personnel in weapons handling and marksmanship, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has commissioned another Electronic Range at its Base in Bauchi. Today’s commissioning brings to 2, the number of electronic ranges commissioned by the current NAF leadership to sharpen the marksmanship skills of NAF personnel. The electronic range contains state of the art facilities that are comparable to those obtainable in the best military institutions around the world. With the…

Sandracer 500GT: Enter the $450K dune bashing supercar

Zarooq is the Arabic name for the fastest snake in the desert. It's also the manufacturer of a new off-road supercar from Dubai -- the first of its kind from the Emirates. The Sandracer 500GT, designed by Zarooq Motors, aspires to both the luxury of a Lamborghini and the capabilities of a hardened dune racer. Its specifications appear to back up that claim: a 6.2-liter V8 engine capable of 525 bhp, paired with a carbon fiber body and built in roll cage, means the 2,645-lb 500GT will go from 0-60 mph in under four seconds.…

North Korea Tested Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, U.S. Officials Believe

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired its first intercontinental ballistic missile on Tuesday, military officials said, a significant step forward in Pyongyang's weapons program and an escalation of a perilous nuclear standoff with the United States. The United States condemned the test-launch, firing warning missiles and vowing to hold the regime accountable at the United Nations. The ICBM, which is believed to be "two-stage," officials said, would have a range of at least 3,500 miles and thus be able to reach Alaska. The…

N-Power: Assessment Tests commence July 1

The N-Power Assessment Tests will commence on the 1st of July, 2017. ​This was made known Friday afternoon via the programme twitter handle, @npower_ng. It explained that it is an online assessment and that each applicants will receive an SMS a day before his/her test. “Applicants who applied for N-Power TAX will write their assessment tests first.” The programme further stated that it is only those whose BVN matches ​their application, ​that will be contacted to write the test. ​Explaining “​Pre-selection​” in part of the…

IOC Executive Board approve plans for Independent Testing Authority in time for Pyeongchang 2018

Plans for an Independent Testing Authority (ITA) to take over all aspects of doping control at major events have been approved here today by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board. It is planned to be launched in time for next year's Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang. This is likely, however, to be in a preliminary form. It is hoped that the new body will ultimately replace International Federations and event organisers as the primary body responsible for drugs testing. Core responsibilities will…

ADEOSUN: TECHNOLOGY WILL ENHANCE TAX COMPLIANCE

The Federal Government will deploy and heavily rely on technology to increase tax compliance under the recently launched Voluntary Asset and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS). Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun has said. In an interview on Channels Television, the Minister explained that the signing of an Executive Order by the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Assets Declaration, underlines the seriousness attached to the scheme, which would be vigorously implemented. The Minister stated that at 6%, Nigeria’s…

WADA revokes accreditation for laboratories in Kazakhstan and South Africa

The accreditation of two laboratories based in Kazakhstan and South Africa has been revoked by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The Athletes’ Anti-Doping Laboratory in Almaty and the South African Doping Control Laboratory (SADoCoL) in Bloemfontein had both been provisionally suspended last year by the agency, meaning neither could carry out testing. This was due to “non-compliance with the International Standard for Laboratories (ISL)”. The Kazakhstani laboratory was initially given a four-month suspension in June 2016…

Apple sees autonomous cars as ‘core’ technology

Apple views autonomous driving systems as a “core technology” for the future, chief executive Tim Cook said in an interview aired Tuesday. Cook told Bloomberg television that Apple wants to move into the automotive sector because “there is a major disruption looming” from new technologies. The auto sector, Cook said, is being transformed by artificial intelligence and autonomous driving technology as well as by the development of better electric cars and the growth of ridesharing. “We are focusing on autonomous systems,” he…

Cyberattacks: Microsoft releases new Windows XP security patches

Microsoft issued a “highly unusual” patch for Windows XP last month to help prevent the spread of the massive WannaCry malware. At least 75,000 computers in 99 countries were affected by the malware which encrypts a computer and demands a $300 ransom before unlocking it. Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP in April 2014, but the software giant is now taking the unprecedented move of including it in the company’s Patch Tuesday round of security updates today. “In reviewing the updates for this month, some vulnerabilities…

Paris climate pact: Apple issues $1 billion green bond

Apple Inc offered a $1 billion green bond dedicated to financing clean energy and environmental projects on Tuesday. It was the first corporate green bond offered since President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate agreement. The offering comes over a year after Apple issued its first green bond of $1.5 billion – the largest issued by a U.S. corporation – as a response to the 2015 Paris agreement. Apple said its second green bond is meant to show that businesses are still committed to the goals of…

IDB To Facilitate Commercialization Of Nigeria Research Findings

Islamic Development Bank IDB has commenced the process of facilitating the Nigerian private sectors on the commercialization of Nigerian research findings. The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu disclosed this today while addressing a World Press Conference on his recent trip to Saudi Arabia, Portugal and United State of America. According to the Minister, the Bank will help in the commercialization of research findings produced by Research Institutes in Nigeria and also create jobs opportunity in the…