Future iPhone Thieves May Have Their Fingerprints & Pictures Captured by the Device Itself

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Future iterations of the iPhone may be getting more storage, fewer ports, all-glass construction, and maybe even an iris scanner, but that’s not all Apple has in store for its flagship device in terms of technological advancement. According to a newly published patent, Apple may be adding additional security to future iPhones and iPads — features that could drastically cut down on thefts of the phones and tablets. Continue reading

IPhone 6 and 6 Plus Phones Have Been Infected With The “Touch Disease.”

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Hmm, so all Iphone 6 users are in trouble!

According to several reports, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are currently suffering from a very terminal disease nicknamed the touch disease. The disease starts with a flickering transparent bar that appears at the top of the devices’ screens, this bar doesn’t respond to a users’ touch. Over time, the bar grows until the whole screen is rendered unusable. The problem has been around since the launch of the phone but didn’t manifest until recently because the phones are getting older. Continue reading

This tiny device makes dirty water drinkable in just 20 minutes

Scientists have developed a tiny device the size of a postage stamp that can kill 99.99 percent of bacteria in water in just 20 minutes.

Exposing contaminated water to sunlight can naturally clean it up – because UV rays blitz germs – but this distillation process usually takes up to 48 hours to complete. Instead, this new gadget harnesses a broader spectrum of the Sun’s rays to speed everything up. Continue reading

Legendary Pictures and Microsoft Want To Bring Life-Sized Hologram Characters Into Your Living Room

Legendary Pictures want to give fans a more immersive experience when it comes to their popular movie characters. In its partnership with Microsoft, the movie studio is looking to take the technology company’s HoloLens tool to eventually bring life-sized holograms into anyone’s living room. We’ve already seen the capabilities of HoloLens with it’s impressive demo on holoportation and holographic communication. Here we see those same principles slightly updated in a more fun and entertaining way.

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The first asthma pill in 20 years shows “massive promise” in reducing symptoms

The first new asthma pill in two decades has just completed its third phase of clinical trials, and not only did patients report instant relief – the pill actually started to repair the lining of their airways.

Taken twice daily, the pill was shown to reduce inflammation by 80 percent in people with moderate-to-severe asthma.   Continue reading

Samsung’s New Galaxy Note 7 Features Iris Scanner and Ditches Micro-USB for USB Type-C

Samsung has just unveiled the seventh generation in the Galaxy Note family. Firstly, the Note 7 has the same internal specs as this year’s Galaxy 7 and S7 Edge — quad-core, Snapdragon 820 chipset, an Adreno 530 GPU, and 4GB of RAM. Similarly, the Note 7′s camera is the same as the Galaxy 7 and the S7 Edge, with a 12-megapixel, DualPixel camera.

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Instagram ripsoff Snapchat’s stories feature

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Looks like Instagram’s new feature is a ripoff of photo sharing app Snapchat. Instagram announced today that they will be introducing ‘Instagram Stories’ and everything from the name (Instagram Stories), to the design of the camera button, annotations tools, and the ability to share photos to friends for only 24 hours, is pretty familiar to the way Snapchat operates.
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Inside Tesla’s Gargantuan Gigafactory

In the middle of the Nevada desert, one of humankind’s greatest architectural propositions is gradually taking shape in the form of the Tesla Gigafactory. The crown jewel in the electric car company’s unprecedented assembly line, the Gigafactory will be the largest building in the world when completed, clocking in at a vast 6 million square feet — enough to accommodate 93 Boeing 747 jets. Devoted solely to producing battery packs en-masse, most importantly for the upcoming Model 3, the Gigafactory will help to drive down the cost of lithium-ion car batteries by 30%, thereby passing the savings onto the consumer. WIRED visited the Gigafactory when it was first unveiled to the media earlier this week, providing a first look at the already-gargantuan facility.

 

The mathematical formula that causes your headphones to tangle

With iPhone 7, Apple could be about to solve one of the most annoying things about mobile phones: The way your earbud headphones always get tangled in knots when you’re not using them.

The iPhone 7 will not have a traditional headphone jack and will instead come with wireless earbuds that work via Bluetooth, possibly branded as ‘Airpods’, according to Macrumors. Continue reading

BlackBerry Is Getting Rid of Its Classic Smartphone

BlackBerry has announced that it will be discontinuing its Classic smartphone, in a part of the company’s shift towards focusing on software and services rather than hardware. BlackBerry’s COO and GM Ralph Pini admitted in a blog post, “Sometimes it can be very hard to let go.

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4-year-year olds should be learning about robots at school, says expert

What age is too early to be learning about robots and programming? Based on the results of a world-first trial, an Australian education researcher has announced that even 4-year-olds can learn the basics.

The next few decades will be critical in kids learning to code, with demand for programmers in medicine, manufacturing, and agriculture set to increase. Add that to the fact that artificial intelligence is increasingly becoming an important part of our lives, and it’s clear that now’s the time to ensure that generations of the future know how to handle them. Continue reading

Engineers just smashed wireless speeds of 6 Gbps in the real world

Alright guys, it’s getting real. We’ve been sitting back for a while getting excited about data transfer speeds in the lab and early trials of Li-Fi, but engineers in Germany have reportedly just gone and achieved blisteringly fast wireless speeds of 6 Gbps over a distance of 37 kilometres – in a real-world setting. Continue reading

India launches mini space shuttle

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India has launched an unmanned model space shuttle, joining the race to develop reusable spacecraft.

The 7m-scale model took off from Andhra Pradesh and was expected to fly about 70km (43 miles) into the atmosphere before coming down at sea.

Since Nasa stopped its Space Shuttle programme in 2011, there has been strong international competition to design alternative reusable spacecraft. Continue reading

Tech Alert! NHub Nigeria In Jos Sponsors Joseph John

Tech is coming to Jos and it is been done in a big way by NHub, the only tech  hub in the whole northern Nigeria.  They were the first to hold the prestigious NASA Space Apps in Jos, Plateau State.  To show you how big their influence is a friend of mine, Joseph John is already travelling due to the benefits of Nhub!

NHub is currently the place to be right now and if you are a tech head, fashion head, music head you are all welcome to come to NHub and make your dreams a reality!

New ‘smart threads’ can change the colour of your clothes instantly

New 'smart threads' can change the colour of your clothes instantly

Ever left the house and immediately regretted your choice of pastel shirt? Well, a new colour-changing thread developed by researchers in the US could soon make that feeling a thing of the past – and could also open up the possibility of using our garments as tactile displays we wear on our bodies. Continue reading

Scientists have figured out how to hide secret messages in your soda

Scientists have figured out how to hide secret messages in your soda

Next time you see someone spilling a drink in a bar, you could actually be witnessing a spy secretly decoding an encrypted message. This might sound like something from a Bond movie. But a team from Israel has used some rather niffy chemistry to come up with a way to use common chemicals such as cola as the encryption key to code and decode hidden messages. Continue reading

This resume for Elon Musk proves you never need to use more than one page

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Let’s say you are Elon Musk, one of the most influential entrepreneurs in tech history whose career spans two decades of successful startups.

Let’s say your accomplishments range from creating an electronic payments industry to invigorating the solar energy market to inventing high-performance electric cars to launching a commercial space and rocket industry. All of that would surely need a couple of pages to explain on a resume, right? Continue reading

Tech Alert: Meet Triton: a device that could supply a third of America’s power

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Humanity is obsessed with the sea. Maybe it’s because it’s an environment that we’re simply not meant to survive in, like space. Or, maybe it’s because we feel small when we look at it from the coastline. But the one undeniable thing about the ocean is that it’s powerful – much more powerful than any one person. Continue reading

Tech Alert: 10 Year Old African Developer creates App featured at Facebook’s annual F8 conference

Screen Shot 2016-04-15 at 8.44.07 AMFacebook announced at its annual F8 developer conference, held in San Francisco on 12 and 13 April, that the company partnered with many African developers to launch products for the global market. Facebook, with its global reach and scale, is including African developers in its beta testing programme for the launch of new global products and features as it increases its presence and deepens its partnerships on the continent. Continue reading