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NASA’s Curiosity rover makes surprising methane discovery on Mars

The Curiosity rover collected the images for this selfie on May 13, 2019, which corresponds to Sol 2405 on Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill NASA’s Mars rover, Curiosity, has detected the largest amount of methane yet measured during its seven years on the Red Planet. It’s a particularly riveting discovery because the methane levels discovered by […]

The 13 best Apple Watch bands to get on Amazon

Switch up your Apple Watch band to make it perfect for the gym, the office and even a night out. Sarah Tew/CNET Like many on-the-go professionals, I have a handful of trusty outfits that can take me from office to gym to social hour with minimal effort put into changing between settings — the rise […]

MMM ponzi scheme returns, woos Nigerians again

Stock Photo Notorious Mavrodi Mundial Moneybox (MMM), the Ponzi scheme which dashed the hope of over three million Nigerians in 2017, is back. The new version known as MMM Cooperation promises as much as 50 percent return on any amount invested in it — 20 percent more than what the extinct version offered. Just like […]

New drug to boost women’s sex drive approved

U.S. women will soon have another drug option designed to boost low sex drive: a shot they can give themselves in the thigh or abdomen that raises sexual interest for several hours. The medication OK’d Friday by the Food and Drug Administration is only the second approved to increase sexual desire in a women, a […]

Huawei files lawsuit against US over seized equipment

Agence France-Presse Huawei filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Commerce Department on Friday challenging whether telecommunications equipment it sent from China to the United States, and then back to China, is covered by Export Administration Regulations, according to a court filing. The lawsuit is the latest salvo in a battle between the U.S. government and […]

JBL’s mighty little tower speaker is a keeper

JBL’s Stage A 170 tower speakers JBL In late 2018 I spent some quality time with a couple of high-end JBL horn speakers, the 4429 and S3900. Nice, but the 4429 sells for $5,000 a pair and the S3900 for $10,000 a pair! High-end to be sure, so I also wanted to spend some ears-on […]

Texts between Hannity, Manafort unsealed by court

A word cloud of the most frequently used words in the Mueller report. Made with wordclouds.com Private text messages between Fox News host Sean Hannity and former chairman of the Trump 2016 campaign Paul Manafort have been unsealed by a federal court and were posted online Friday. The 55 pages of texts show the two […]

Uber Drones to Make Meal Drops This Summer | Transportation

Uber Elevate, the aerial arm of rideshare service Uber, last week announced that it will start a fast food delivery by drone test service later this summer in San Diego. Delivery destinations won’t be houses or apartment buildings, however, but instead will be “designated safe landing zones,” according to reports. Those landing zones could include […]

Airtel Africa wants to sell shares to Nigerians

The second largest telecommunications group in Africa, Airtel Africa Plc, is set to sell its shares to Nigerian investors at between N363 and N454 per share. The company in an offer prospectus obtained by newsmen in Lagos said the shareholders’ offer was part of its global offer to raise 750 million dollars. The company said […]

An AI chatbot – TechCrunch

Years ago, a mobile app for email launched to immediate fanfare. Simply called Mailbox, its life was woefully cut short — we’ll get to that. Today, its founders are back with their second act: An AI-enabled assistant called Navigator meant to help teams work and communicate more efficiently. With the support of $12 million in […]

Apple recalls 2015-2017 15-inch MacBook Pros over battery flaw

Apple announced today that it’s issuing a voluntary recall for certain “older generation” MacBook Pro laptops due to the possibility of overheating batteries. The company says that the batteries in 15-inch MacBook Pros “sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017” can overheat and pose a safety risk to users. According to Apple, all potentially […]

Firefox Users Warned to Patch Critical Flaw | Cybersecurity

Mozilla is urging users of its Firefox browsers to update them immediately to fix a critical zero-day vulnerability. Anyone using Firefox on a Windows, macOS or Linux desktop is at risk. The vulnerability, CVE-2019011707, is a type confusion in Array.pop. It has been patched in Firefox 67.0.3 and Firefox ESR 60.7.1. Mozilla announced the patch […]

Report: Apple plans to move some manufacturing out of China

Apple is exploring moving between 15 and 30 percent of its hardware production out of China, according to a new report by Nikkei. The company reportedly has a growing team looking into moving production, and has asked key manufacturing partners like Foxconn, Pegatron, and Wistron to evaluate the available options. The catalyst for the shift […]

Activists urge Google to break up before regulators force it to

Agence France-Presse Shareholder activists want Google parent Alphabet Inc to break itself up before regulators force the world’s biggest internet ad seller to split into different pieces. SumOfUs, a U.S.-based group that aims to curb the growing power of corporations, is set to make that proposal at Alphabet’s annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday at an […]

Wizards Unite will launch on June 21st – TechCrunch

After a year of teasing out Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Niantic (the company behind Pokémon GO) and WB Games have at long last announced an official release date: June 21st. The news came this evening at a press event held just outside of Universal Studios’ Wizarding World (where else?), where Niantic also confirmed plans to […]

Instagram Targets Account Hijacking | Social Networking

By John P. Mello Jr. Jun 18, 2019 10:42 AM PT Account hijacking has become a nettlesome problem at Instagram so it has decided to do something about it. The social media company on Monday said it has begun testing a simpler method for users to reclaim their compromised accounts. The move, first reported by […]

YouTube week kicks off with awards for local creators

YouTube Nigeria has rewarded local creators with Gold and Silver Play Buttons as its week kicked off on Monday night. The YouTube Partnerships Manager, Addy Awofisayo, made this known at a media event in Lagos where the Play Buttons were presented to the local creators. According to her, the Gold Play Buttons are awarded to […]

119.5 million Nigerians now using internet

Internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to 119,506,430 million in April 2019, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said. The NCC made this known on Monday in its Monthly Internet Subscribers Data for April posted on its website. The data showed that overall internet users increased to 119,506,430 in April from the 115,938,225 recorded in […]