Facebook to Open Nigerian Hub Next Year in African Tech Drive

Facebook will open a “community hub space” in Nigeria next year to encourage software developers and technology entrepreneurs and become the latest technology giant to pursue a training programme in fast-growing Africa. The US social media company said the centre would host an “incubator programme” to help develop technology startups, while it will also train 50,000 Nigerians […]

IBM’s next turnaround tool is … a new open-source font?

IBM’s decided the time is right for a new corporate font. Survivors of IBM’s office consolidation have let it be known that come November 13th, Helvetica Neue will be off-brand within its rapidly-shrinking walls. The company’s ever-smaller workforce will instead be asked to use a typeface named “Plex”, which the company has helpfully open-sourced as a .ZIP file so […]

Xiaomi Mi 5X India Launch Unlikely Next Week as Company Says ‘New Series’ Incoming

Xiaomi has been teasing the ‘global launch’ of a new smartphone next week, with an event being held in New Delhi on Tuesday, September 5. Past teasers have pointed to a ‘flagship dual camera’ smartphone, and the most recent such offering from the company was the Xiaomi Mi 5X, making it the prime candidate for launch. However, Xiaomi on Thursday shared a […]

Apple is working on 3D laser for the next iPhone

Apple engineers are reportedly working tirelessly to implement a 3D laser sensor to the back of the iPhone 8 that will help improve autofocus and be used for Augmented Reality. It’s reportedly a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser and will bring a huge improvement to depth detection. The new laser sensor will be vital for Apple’s newly announced ARKit, […]

Google EU Antitrust Case to Be Completed in Next Few Months

EU antitrust regulators will rule in the “next few months” whether Alphabet’s Google abused its dominance of Internet searches and other areas, a senior European Commission official said on Monday, an outcome that could lead to a hefty fine. The world’s most popular Internet search engine has been in the Commission’s crosshairs since 2010 over […]

Spotlight: Next Trucking Uses Online Marketplace to Connect Shippers and Truckers

Trucking is an evolving industry. But it’s not one that has kept up with new technology quite as much as others. Next Trucking is one business that’s looking to change that. The online trucking marketplace puts more tools in the hands of truckers and also makes it easier for companies to connect with carriers. You […]

Your next computer could be in a data center

Computers have become more powerful and more portable, letting you execute some compute-intensive tasks on your laptop. But internet connections have also become incredibly faster, making it much easier to outsource some tasks to servers sitting in a data center. Most of the apps on your phone already rely on a server component to store […]

Why is Microsoft trying to turn its Surface business into the next Nokia?

At first glance, it’s easy to mistake the Surface Pro 4 for the Surface Pro 3. Microsoft’s third-quarter financial results were published yesterday, and they had many high points: cloud revenue is growing well (though we have some misgivings about how the numbers are reported), Windows outperformed the PC market, and Office 365 passed 100 […]

Samsung to Soon Start Working on Next Generation 800ppi OLED Screens: Report

A new report from South Korea claims that Samsung will soon start working on its seventh-generation OLED panels. The move is said to give Samsung Display, which is the display arm of the company, a boost against its competitors. The Investor citing an analyst reports that the seventh-generation OLED panels from Samsung will feature an […]

Google Bringing Fiber Internet to Southeast. What’s Next?

A much faster Internet is headed South this winter. Google has just announced expansion plans for Google Fiber. This is the company’s revolutionary Internet connection that Google once compared to a public utility. Dennis Kish, Google Fiber vice president, announced on the Fiber blog that this gigabit connection is coming to four metro areas, all […]