• National Assembly passes N9.12tn 2018 Budget
National Assembly passes N9.12tn 2018 Budget

Buhari, who announced the 2018 budget as "Budget of Consolidation" said the projected expenditure is expected to consolidate on the achievements of previous budgets, and deliver on Nigeria's Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) for 2018 - 2020.

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  • What do you hear? Viral audio clip stirs online debate
What do you hear? Viral audio clip stirs online debate

We asked a few of our colleagues and interestingly, just like the Twitterverse, half of them heard Laurel and the rest Yanny . I, for instance, correctly hear " Laurel ", spoken in a deep male voice with the diction of a seasoned radio announcer.

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  • Facebook reports surge in posts with graphic violence
Facebook reports surge in posts with graphic violence

By comparison, the company was first to spot more than 85 percent of the graphically violent content it took action on, and nearly 96 percent of the nudity and sexual content. Facebook noted that while its artificial intelligence technology found and flagged many standard violations, more progress needed to be done. "For example, artificial inte...

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  • Mother's Day history : When and Why it was started
Mother's Day history : When and Why it was started

Its Mother's Day and today we celebrate all moms for their resilience and thank them for the unconditional love they give. But before her death, even she had to admit she had some regrets about starting Mother's Day . You are wonderful, perfect, and I love you with all of my heart. I love her and totally depend on her for everything. My mo...

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  • USA to help N Korea's economy if it abandons nuclear weapons
USA to help N Korea's economy if it abandons nuclear weapons

The United States and North Korea are technically still at war-a stop-gap armistice ended the brutal three-year Korean war in 1953 and around 30,000 American troops remain in neighboring South Korea , which the USA supported in the conflict.

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  • SpaceX aborts Falcon 9 rocket launch at the last minute
SpaceX aborts Falcon 9 rocket launch at the last minute

SpaceX tweeted after the abort that it was a "standard ground system auto abort", without further explanation. The payload contained the Bangabandhu Satellite-1, the first geostationary communications satellite for the country of Bangladesh.

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  • Google to Require OEMs to Rollout Regular Security Upgrades
Google to Require OEMs to Rollout Regular Security Upgrades

This feature is not expected to roll out anytime soon, but it is something that Google is working very hard to develop for both business and consumers. With the help of this, we can generate speech which mimics any human voice and sounds much more natural. For users who prefer to write or draw, Google has reworked the software to significantly redu...

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  • BioWare's Anthem Release Month Revealed in EA Investor Call
BioWare's Anthem Release Month Revealed in EA Investor Call

Specifically, 'What if I don't want to play with randos?' 'What if I don't have friends that I play games with?' And, 'I like to be the one making choices in my story-if it's multiplayer, won't the story get watered down?'" In the report, EA CEO, Andrew Wilson, spoke a little bit about the publisher's plans for Anthem , saying that there will be w...

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  • Apple mimics Huawei: Plans to launch triple-lens camera iPhone next year
Apple mimics Huawei: Plans to launch triple-lens camera iPhone next year

Analyst at Yuanta Securities analyst Jeff PU predicted that Apple may release in the second half of 2019 iPhone with three rear 12-megapixel camera and optical image stabilization. No further information is known about the three cameras as of now. AppleInsider speculates that the third camera on the 2019 iPhone could be used for improvi...

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  • Apple reveals $100bn share buyback despite iPhone surplus
Apple reveals $100bn share buyback despite iPhone surplus

Apple reported revenue and profit that beat analysts' estimates and projected continued sales momentum, calming concern about demand for the iPhone, its most-important product. That suggested the $1,000 flagship iPhone X didn't perform as well as some anticipated when it launched a year ago. Even though the quarter ending March didn't include ...

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  • Apple to replace 3D Touch with Cover Glass Sensor in upcoming iPhones
Apple to replace 3D Touch with Cover Glass Sensor in upcoming iPhones

This resulted in a decline in the use of 3D touch with people not really caring about the feature. Kuo adds that Apple will be using the cover glass sensor (CGS) technology for the 6.1-inch iPhone instead of the in-cell sensor, which integrates the touch layer in the display itself.

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  • Bill Cosby found guilty of sexual assault; lashes out at DA
Bill Cosby found guilty of sexual assault; lashes out at DA

Not just that, but the jury began deliberations on Wednesday April 25 and arrived at the decision by Thursday. Another Cosby defense attorney, Tom Mesereau , called Constand a "pathological liar". Bill Cosby accuser Andrea Constand , center, reacts after the guilty on all counts verdict. A handful of Cosby accusers, including Lili Bernar...

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  • How to get the new Gmail right now
How to get the new Gmail right now

Gmail on the Web gets " Smart Reply ", automatically generated email replies, which have been available on mobile since past year and which now represent 10% of messages, Google says. Instead, he can access it at the right of the inbox . One of the big changes is the new confidential mode meant for making it easier to send sensitive informat...

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  • Conway Accuses CNN Host Of Harassing Her By Asking About Husband's Tweets
Conway Accuses CNN Host Of Harassing Her By Asking About Husband's Tweets

I'm really surprised, but very, in some ways, relieved and gratified to see that". After inserting Hillary Clinton's name into the conversation, Conway went on to say defensively, "It's fascinating to me that CNN would go there, but it's very good for the whole world to have just witnessed that it's now fair game...

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  • A 2017 data audit said Facebook's practices were A
A 2017 data audit said Facebook's practices were A

The regulation will be in force from the 25 May and enshrined into United Kingdom law through the Data Protection Act 2018, and big companies will need to take their new responsibilities seriously. Instead he offered only an insubstantial "I'm sorry". Seeking to contain the fallout, Facebook has said it would only allow authorised advertisers to ...

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  • Pens Lose Game 5 to Flyers 4-2
Pens Lose Game 5 to Flyers 4-2

Not only did Couturier do a solid job under the circumstances, he scored the biggest goal of the season. It proved to be the right decision. Michal Neuvirth stopped 30 shots, including a diving stop on the doorstep to deny Penguins star Sidney Crosby with 50 seconds left.

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  • Senate Invasion: Perpetrators Will Be Brought To Justice, Ekweremadu Says
Senate Invasion: Perpetrators Will Be Brought To Justice, Ekweremadu Says

The police have said the mace that was stolen from the Senate chambers on Wednesday was recovered under the flyover before Abuja city gate. Deputy Inspector General of Police Operation, Joseph Habila returning Hijacked Senate Mace to National Assembly Clark, Sani Omolori at National Assembly Abuja .

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  • There's Something Missing on True Thompson's Birth Certificate
There's Something Missing on True Thompson's Birth Certificate

Born on Thursday April, 12, Khloe shared a photo of a pink room on Twitter with the caption: "Our little girl, True Thompson , has completely stolen our hearts and we are overwhelmed with LOVE". According to the magazine's source, Khloe told her sister's she's staying in Cleveland for the time being. Do you believe that Tristan Thompson ...

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  • Apple iPhone X Scored 35% Of Q4 2017 Profits, Says Report
Apple iPhone X Scored 35% Of Q4 2017 Profits, Says Report

These reports claim the new iPhone will have a dual SIM arrangement and will sport a 6.1-inch LCD display and the notch seen on the iPhone X and widely copied by many other brands will also be present. This is where Android has taken the lead. New leaks on the upcoming iPhone reveal another hefty price tag for the smartphone. "A 6.1" iPhone...

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  • Twitter is down for users globally
Twitter is down for users globally

Update: The popular micro-blogging site is up and running in India as of 8:00 PM IST. Twitter's desktop site throws a 404-error page that says, "Something is technically wrong". The Twitter app on mobile shows error message when you refresh the feed. The Down Detector website reports that Twitter has been experiencing problems since 9:...

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  • GAO: Cost Of EPA Chief's Phone Booth Broke The Law
GAO: Cost Of EPA Chief's Phone Booth Broke The Law

In a so-called " government watchful ", EPA inspector-general Arthur Elkins Jr. explained his team had examined employees records for 6 workers who were hired or had received increases beneath a provision of the Safe Drinking Water Act as Pruitt arrived to the bureau a year ago.

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  • Revamped Apple News Service in the Works
Revamped Apple News Service in the Works

Apple's Newsstand and News services offered magazine subscriptions on an individual basis, but the new News service would work more like the Apple Music streaming service. The service will come from integrating the acquired magazine app Texture into Apple News to boost services sales. Currently , Apple sells subscriptions for iCloud storage an...

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  • National security warning for British firms dealing with Chinese telecoms giant ZTE
National security warning for British firms dealing with Chinese telecoms giant ZTE

On top of the $892M monetary penalty, the settlement agreement put ZTE on "probation", with the company agreeing to forfeit their export privileges for seven years and paying the remaining $300M of the original $1.19B fine in case of a breach or further misconduct.

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  • Sega Ages Announced for Switch
Sega Ages Announced for Switch

So far, we only know of three games that have been confirmed for the collection: Sonic the Hedgehog, Phantasy Star , and Thunder Force IV . The titles are expected to begin arriving this summer. That said, as you may have observed that Narrative games seem to be growing these days and it appears to be that the company has set its aim for suc...

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  • Rampage review-Thrilling video game monster blockbuster action with surprising heart
Rampage review-Thrilling video game monster blockbuster action with surprising heart

Rampage was a simple arcade game. The difference here is that we have perhaps one of the most enjoyable films of the year so far in terms of studio tent-poles, arguably Johnson's best movie outing so far, and the feature to finally break the video game to cinema curse.

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  • Kulgam Gunfight: Forces kill Anantnag youth, toll 4
Kulgam Gunfight: Forces kill Anantnag youth, toll 4

In occupied Kashmir , the Joint Resistance Leadership has called for shutdown and protests, tomorrow, against the killing of civilians by the Indian forces in Kulgam district , today. They said the militants were able to escape. ANI reported that owing to the ongoing encounter, mobile internet services were suspended in Kulgam and Anantnag ...

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  • Ex-South Korean President Park Geun-hye Jailed 24 Years For Bribery
Ex-South Korean President Park Geun-hye Jailed 24 Years For Bribery

She was tried separately and sentenced in February to 20 years in prison . It was reported that "Park had colluded with her long-time friend Choi Soon-sil to solicit bribes from South Korean conglomerates including Samsung and retail giant Lotte in exchange for policy favours".

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  • Tell the family
Tell the family "dinner's ready" with Alexa Announcements

Similar to Google Home's Broadcast feature which launched back in November, Alexa Announcements will allow you to create what is effectively an intercom system in your home if you have more than one Echo speaker. You definitely shouldn't expect a tablet's speakers to outperform the regular Echo, but a hands-free Alexa could be convenient wh...

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  • Nokia launches Nokia 6, Nokia 7 and Nokia 8 in India
Nokia launches Nokia 6, Nokia 7 and Nokia 8 in India

The device has a 6-inch 18:9 Full HD+ display and will go on sale from early April and at a global average retail price of 399 euros, excluding taxes and subsidies. The front-facing camera is an 8-megapixel lens capable of shooting 1080p video. Imaging features also are of the same configuration- 16-megapixel camera sensor with PDAF, f/2.0 aper...

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  • Spotify share price drops on first day of trading
Spotify share price drops on first day of trading

At $26.5bn at the end of the first trading day, Spotify ranks in the top 10 largest USA tech listings. Inc. owned 5.7 percent of Spotify's total shares . Spotify soared to a value of more than $26 billion in its long-awaited stock debut on Tuesday and achieved a valuation among the top United States tech listings.

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