Technology

Despite Billion Investments in Cyber Security, Firms aren’t truly Safe

Despite Billion Investments in Cyber Security, Firms aren’t truly Safe

Cyber Security, Governance, Internet, Technology
Few things in the world seem to progress faster than technology. However, despite the technology’s complexity and dynamic nature, security almost always seem to be a generation behind. As the society and industry become more dependent on internet connected devices, the significance of cyber defense increases immeasurably. Companies have done multiple investment in online security to better prepare themselves from such attacks. However, they are still very vulnerable as hackers won’t always necessarily be human. According to computer world, private sector companies globally spent more than $75 billion on security software to safeguard their systems and data. That number is expected to grow about 7% annually, according to Gartner and other analyst firms. However, as security
Africa Stepping Up Its Global Contribution to Innovation

Africa Stepping Up Its Global Contribution to Innovation

Startups, Technology
Africa is considered a global laggard when it comes to innovation and developments. However, this perception has changed given the various contributions that the continent has made towards the global digital arena. At first it seems improbable, a continent overwhelmed by conflict, poverty, hunger and illiteracy becoming the next hub of scientific research and innovation. Africans are now stepping up after decades of academic isolation and inadequate leadership for science and technology. The problem was compounded by low-quality educational curricula and the fact that global funding is skewed more toward health and agricultural development and less so toward science, technology, mathematics and engineering projects. (STEM). According to statistics from the World Bank, Africa a
Uber now tracks user’s location after drop off

Uber now tracks user’s location after drop off

Business, Technology
Uber is the most used ride sharing app around the globe. The app’s latest update allows it to track user location . This clearly means that Uber will now know a user’s location even if they are dropped off a distance from the final destination and know where they end up after they leave the car. The change in location data gathering is quite apparent — after the update is completed, Uber prompts users to accept the new policy by enabling their phones to make the change. According to Uber, the change in data collection is to improve pickups, drop-offs, customer service and to enhance safety. Before the new update, the company only collected data while a user was interacting with the app and while the app was in the foreground and visible. After a user accepts to update the app, the
Nokia returns to the phone market as Microsoft sells brand

Nokia returns to the phone market as Microsoft sells brand

Mobile, Technology
Nokia, once the world’s top mobile phone maker, will make a comeback on the smartphone market in the first half of 2017, the company and its licensee said Thursday. The mobile industry pretty much dominated the early mobile space, back before smartphones, and produced some of the most iconic feature phones in the industry; devices which are still much-loved and often used even today. With the introduction of smartphones, the mobile brand took the backseat as the apple, Samsung and others took over. It however sold its handset to Microsoft for $7.2 Billion in 2013 in order to produce the windows phones that competes with the android and apple phones n the industry. The decision however proved short-lived, when Microsoft said it would sell its feature phone business to HMD Global and F
VLC Launches Media Player Launches 360-Degree Video Playback Support

VLC Launches Media Player Launches 360-Degree Video Playback Support

Mobile, Technology
VideoLAN's VLC app is the most popular media player. What makes it one of the best options among users is the fact that it is available on almost every platform and has the ability to play several video formats. The venerable media player is getting into the 360-degrees videos with a technical preview called VLC 360 degrees for windows and mac. The new feature lets users play 360-degree videos and photos as well as Panorama images. In addition, the player will support open source and cross-platform formats, accelerated with both OpenGL and Direct3D11. VideoLAN teamed up with Giroptic, a 360-degree camera maker, to bring on the new feature to its users making VLC the first major video player app to play 360 degrees videos. In essence, the 360 content can be displayed in Zoom...