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Carbon Express enables users to initiate and complete transactions such as P2P transfers and bill payments from the keyboard without launching the Carbon App or leaving the current app that they are using. Instead, they will be able to access services from the touch of their keyboard enabling quicker Instagram or Whatsapp commerce. Carbon Express maintains the same PCI DSS compliant model of encryption, authentication, and security as Carbon’s other services, thereby guaranteeing the security...

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Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s largest memory chipmaker, said on Friday that it had sent 300 more South Korean engineers and workers to China to complete the expansion of its second chip manufacturing facility there amid the coronavirus pandemic. Samsung said engineers and workers, including some from its subcontractors, left for the Chinese city of Xian on a chartered flight earlier in the day. The move came a month after Samsung dispatched 200 engineers to...

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Facebook’s founder and chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, says he expects the coronavirus pandemic will have a long-lasting impact on working practices. Zuckerberg expects that in ten years, about half of the social network company’s employees will be working remotely, he said in an interview with technology news site The Verge. He emphasised that the 50 per cent figure was his estimate and not an official announcement. According to a survey of Facebook employees, one in...

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In a bid to further tackle the  Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a team of researchers in the University of Lagos (Unilag)  has produced an Ambuvalent  ventilator. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the project, known as Unilag /LASRIC Ambuvalent, was sponsored by the Lagos State Science Research and Innovation Council (LASRIC). The team carried out a ‘demonstration of concept’ of the project to the institution’s management on Friday. The Team Lead, AbdulHakeem Amuda, an...

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It is one of the most ambitious project aimed at connecting the African continent to the internet, Facebook is laying cable under the sea to interconnect 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. The project, named 2Africa is one of the largest subsea cable projects in the world. At 37,000 kilometres long, 2Africa will be nearly equal to the circumference of the Earth. “The project is impressive for more than length alone: It...

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The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has began virtual lectures and hands-on-laps training for 600 participants through its Africa Centre of Excellence on Technology Enhanced Learning, (ACETEL). Mr. Ambrose Gowong, Communications Officer, ACETEL, in a statement said the training was a  partnership between ACETEL­-CISCO Academy and the Directorate of Learning Content Management System (DLCMS) of NOUN. He said  NOUN Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration, Prof. Justus Sokefun, who declared the training open, said the training was part...

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With more and more people working from home due the novel coronavirus pandemic, video conferencing tool Zoom Cloud Meetings topped download charts globally throughout February and March, according to data from app analytics platform App Annie. Zoom offers video and screen sharing for up to 100 people. With increased demand for collaboration tools amid COVID-19 shutdowns, Google has opened up its premium paid features of Hangouts Meet for free, ZOOM is offering K-12 students free access and...

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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, while many health systems across the world are struggling to provide care for patients, the global economy is taking a downturn. The impacts of the disease on people have left several individuals in need of support to survive a hard time. Realizing that many people all over the world would need different forms of support to make it through this trying time, developers of Familheey, a social networking...

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Google on Monday proffered six best ways to enjoy video conferencing with friends and colleagues while on COVID-19-induced lockdown. In a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr. Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, West Africa Communication Officer, Google, said that Nigerians have had a rapid transition to working from home. Kola-Ogunlade said this could be a daunting task if one was not familiar with tools like video conferencing. He said that Google had compiled...

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Google on Monday proposed five channels to help gym, a home fitness routine, so as not to miss out on regular work out during the lockdown. Mr. Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Communication Officer, West Africa said in Lagos that it was easy to start missing out on regular routine being cooped up at home and looking after kids. Kola-Ogunlade in a statement noted that turning a gym routine into a home routine is not as hard as...