Weekly Tech Roundup for April 5 2019

“Technology, like art, is a soaring exercise of the human imagination.” – Daniel Bell
Thomas Edison once said “Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless. Technology does not grow without making some mistakes. Sometimes the mistakes give us what we are looking for and more. Check out these inspiring technology trends that might just inspire an increase in your love for technology.

We also included some snippets from our daily knowledge development sessions, just to give you a little extra knowledge. After all, knowledge is never enough. Take your time and digest every one of them. The world is fast evolving and so should your mind.

Tech Snippets

April Fools’ Fun

April Fools day was the biggest highlight for this week and tech companies did not stay away from the fun with the exception of Microsoft.
Nigeria’s very own Flutterwave hit the ground running with a tweet about a new means of payment “GlovePay”. The reviews made me think it was all a stunt, I mean which tech firm would build such a product for only iOS users in a country like Nigeria. Google also joined the fun with their jokes and whatnot.
Read about all that and more in the post linked below. Enjoy! -BN

Google Shutting Itself Down?

Is your favourite Google product getting killed ? There is currently no way to know. The internet is getting worried though. With thousands of hours for support, No dev wants to spend that to find their core platform goes away in a year. Google needs to look into this. Maybe create a Google Abyss … for all unsupported features. -BA

Google’s April Fools’ Game

Remember the Nokia snake game?
In celebration of April Fools’ Day 2019, Google added a snake game similar to the Nokia game to their maps app. There is also a stand alone website for those who don’t have the app. -EE

Food Delivery  Startup

Tagged the world’s greatest delivery empire, a company in China has built a start up that makes it cheaper for customers to simply order their food (30 minutes delivery) than going into the restaurant to buy. Delivery cost inclusive. They are leveraging on the power of group buying and potential of up-selling other products. Interesting play. -BA

5G is Here!

Samsung Electronics, on the 5th of April 2019, released the world’s the world’s first available smartphone with built-in fifth-generation communications, the Galaxy S10 5G after releasing the nationwide 5G services nationwide in South Korea. -EE

10 Ways Google gets to know Everything About You

Google is learning you as you use your device. Find out 10 day to day activities that you carry out with your devices that Google uses to know things about you.  -GM

Taken a Bite of the Apple

A lot of other products have lot to thank Apple for as they paved the way into certain breakthroughs. See the 8 other tech companies should thank Apple for thinking of. -EE

Knowledge Development Sessions

Introduction to UX Design

UX is everything that touches the prime of your experience with a product. UX is a way you experience the world.
UX Designers makes research of how people feel about an existing project, making the product so user friendly.

About Weekly Tech Roundup by Bincom Dev Center 

You probably already know that Bincom ICT‘s core is Best Use of Technology. This initiative is a compilation of some of the things the people at Bincom Dev Center found interesting during the week in review. Bincom Dev Center is the Training & Development Arm of Bincom ICT. In this weekly publication, You will find various pieces ranging from ideas to trends, to random thoughts. They are here because we found them interesting. We also include some knowledge development pieces and where to get more information about these topic. We aim to publish an edition every Friday at 5:00pm (with exception of Holidays). We are working hard to keep ourselves updated and we think you should too! Time for some Shameless Advertising:

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One more thing, Credits for this edition goes to :

  • Contributors: All_of_us @ Bincom Dev Center
  • Compiled by: Ejiofor Ekene
  • Edited by: Osahon Ohomina
  • Senior Responsibility Officer: Bade Adesemowo

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