Technology: 157 new emoji coming to iOS, Android

The Unicode Consortium has announced Emoji 11, the latest update to the emoji set that succeeds Emoji 5 (no idea what happened to Emoji 6-10), with an astonishing 157 new emoji. A huge bunch of these are just racial and gendered variations of existing emoji but there are some interesting new designs in there. While the Unicode set only gives the description More...

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By nasbanky On Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
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Technology: Zinox acquires Konga in Landmark Industry deal

Zinox Group, one of Africa’s biggest technology group has acquired e-commerce platform, Konga.com which remains one of the biggest players in the sector; KOS-Express, the world class logistics arm of the business More...

By nasbanky On Friday, February 2nd, 2018
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Technology: 9Mobile: Nigerians should be wary of speculative reports regarding sale, NCC says

On Thursday, the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, warned the public against paying attention to speculative reports surrounding the sale of ailing Telecom giant, 9Mobile. According to the commission, several More...

By nasbanky On Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
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Technology:Nokia 3310 4G can make an LTE-powered Wi-Fi hotspot

HMD unveiled its third version of the reborn Nokia 3310 – but this 4G model is an odd duck. It’s LTE connectivity is a boon and it has Wi-Fi, which can be used to create a hotspot to share the data connection More...

By nasbanky On Friday, January 26th, 2018
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Technology:Integral unveils 512GB microSD card, coming this February

A 512GB microSD card was unveiled as far back as mid-2015, but that never came to market. Maybe this new one will work out better – Integral Memory promises it will arrive in Febuary (but there’s no price More...

By nasbanky On Friday, January 12th, 2018
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Technology: Google Duo lets you make calls to contacts who don’t even have the app installed

Like Google Duo, but don’t have many of your contacts using it? Well, that’s not a problem anymore, as now you can make Duo calls to even those who don’t have the app installed on their devices. More...

By nasbanky On Saturday, December 23rd, 2017
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Technology: YouTube app for iOS now plays vertical videos correctly

YouTube has finally updated the iOS version of its app to be able to playback vertical videos correctly. This update was issued to the Android app two and a half years ago but for some reason never came to iOS More...

By nasbanky On Saturday, December 23rd, 2017
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Technology: First 5G spec has been finalized, expect to start seeing 5G in 2018

3GPP is an organization whose purpose is to define the industry standards for technologies that would succeed the 4G LTE standard. Today, 3GPP has set the specifications for 5G equipment in both towers and smartphones More...

By nasbanky On Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
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Technology:Nokia 5 survives scratch, burn, and bend test

The latest phone to go through the standardized scratch, burn, and bend testing performed by Zack from YouTube channel JerryRigEverything is the Nokia 5. This is definitely set towards the lower-end of the mid-range More...

By nasbanky On Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
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Technology: Apple acquires Shazam for $400 million

Apple announced today that it has acquired song recognition company Shazam. According to Recode, the deal is worth $400 million. In a statement to The Verge, an Apple spokesperson said, “We are thrilled that Shazam More...