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Apr 18, 2014 0 comment

Calabar ICT Centre Emerges Winner Of NASA National Competition

Calabar ICT Centre Emerges Winner Of NASA National Competition
Information Technology Development Entrepreneurship Accelerator (iDEA) Centre, Tinapa Calabar, has emerged winner of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) International Space Apps Challenge in Nigeria.   Team Nixit of Tinapa Knowledge City, beat 200 other contestants in collaborating and engaging with publicly available data to design innovative solutions for global challenges to emerge victorious in a stiff competition held in Lagos recently.   With this feat, Team Nixit of Tinapa which also carted away the star prize of $3000 will represent Nigeria at the global challenge finale slated for United States of America this Month.   In his congratulatory message to the team, Special Adviser to Governor Imoke on ICT Development, Mr. Odo Effiong, who expressed delight at the early fruit the Centre has already yielded by producing professionals in the sector, maintained that it was in line with the vision of the administration to be at ...
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Feb 21, 2013 0 comment

UK Sells 4G Mobile Broadband For £2.3bn

UK Sells 4G Mobile Broadband For £2.3bn
The UK Telecoms Regulator Ofcom has raised £2.34bn from its auction of 4G mobile spectrum as it concluded the Auction yesterday. The UK Auction results further exposes the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) the for selling the 4G 800MHz Spectrum for a paltry €13m to South African company Smile Communications in a secret set of deals that experts claims will cause loss of over N53billion to Nigerian Federation Account. The secret deals have already claimed the Appointment of Engr. Bashir Gwandu, the former Executive Commissioner Technical Services of the NCC who exposed the series of fraudulent spectrum sells at a meeting chaired by the vice-president Arc. Namadi Sambo. Gwandu’s removal has generated major national debate over the last few months and it further underpins the unprecedented level of corruption and impunity that characterize Jonathans Administration. Dr Gwandu’s major sins that earned him the removal as a commissioner from the commission on 26th ...
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Dec 06, 2012 0 comment

Facebook v3.3 now available for BlackBerry smartphones

Facebook v3.3 now available for BlackBerry smartphones
[caption id="attachment_1958" align="alignleft" width="400"] Facebook v3.3 for BlackBerry smartphones is now available on the BlackBerry App World (image: BlackBerry)[/caption]Facebook v3.3 for BlackBerry smartphones is now available on the BlackBerry App World storefront, making it even easier for customers to stay connected to their social and professional networks while on the go. New features to Facebook v3.3 The new Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones version 3.3 includes: * BBM Integration – Facebook 3.3 allows you to discover and add BBM friends and initiate BBM chats right from within the Facebook for BlackBerry app. You can share your BlackBerry PIN with Facebook friends and discover which of your Facebook friends also have BBM. By simply clicking on the new BBM Icon within the Facebook app, you can invite a friend to become a BBM contact and then launch a BBM chat right from within the app. * Un-Friending – In response to requests, with Facebook 3.3, you ...
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Nov 24, 2012 0 comment

Don’t Underestimate The Power Of Technology

Don’t Underestimate The Power Of Technology
Make sure your new hires are not only computer literate, but tech-savvy. Here's why. Ever tried to teach your grandma to use a computer? I did. While she eventually figured it out, there was a period in which she was too scared to learn. She was afraid to click on buttons and links because she was afraid she would break something. When made properly, software isn't easily broken by amateur users, but it took her awhile to understand that and realize that there were no digital egg shells on the floor. Once she realized she could explore a website without getting in trouble she started tinkering. And, as she played with the site more she programmed her brain to understand how to navigate it. She learned how to learn. This is an important phenomenon to understand—I call the inability to do this "tech block". Tech block is a mental barrier that prevents people from understanding how to use technology typically because they're afraid to tinker. What might surprise ...
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Nov 21, 2012 0 comment

PS3 Super Slim Review

PS3 Super Slim Review
The PS3 Super Slim is the third major redesign amongst many generations of minor hardware updates to the PlayStation 3 console. You may even call it the seven year old itch of sorts, but then, you'd be wrong because that would involve replacing the older model with a younger, sexier one. Unfortunately, the new PS3 is anything but that. [caption id="attachment_1773" align="alignnone" width="640"] The new shape is an acquired taste[/caption] The Super Slim PS3 looks unflattering when compared to the outgoing model, despite being 25 percent smaller and 20 percent lighter than it. To be honest, it looks less like a video game console and more like an outdoor grill. The PS3 Slim was a major size and weight reduction from the monstrous original, but any further miniaturisation follows the law of diminishing returns. I don't see any reason why one would choose the Super Slim over the Slim for portability alone, especially since a console isn't exactly meant to be lugged around like ...
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