Weekly Tech Roundup for January 11 2019

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity. – Albert Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. And that’s what technology trends create in your subconscious. Check out these inspiring technology trend that might just inspire you to further develop 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.

GitHub Free users now get unlimited private repositories

You can say GitHub is improving under the Microsoft Ownership. Now developers have unlimited Private Repositories on the free tier. Now is not a good time to remind anyone of the mantra that if you are not paying, it is because you are the product. For now, Let us just celebrate another free service from a Technology Giant. – B.A

Fight e-commerce fraud with MOTION CODE

Card not present fraud is a major issue across the world. Motion Code is an interesting solution to this problem. It works by changing the last 3 digit at the back of the card every 15 minutes (similar to how our bank tokens work). Unsurprisingly this solution is being piloted with real customers. – B.A

Uber Kenya launches uberASSIST, a specialised service for riders with special needs

On January 3, Uber launched uberAssist in Nairobi, Kenya to provide additional assistance to old people and people with disabilities.

According to Uber Kenya, driver-partners are specially trained to assist riders when getting into the vehicle and are instructed to accommodate folding wheelchairs and walkers.

To access the service in Nairobi, users would need to open the app, enter their destination, swipe left and select uberASSIST. Then proceed to confirm pick-up location and request a ride. – F.A

Confirmed: DealDey has shut down operations

We are hearing Dealdey has shut down operations in Nigeria. Careers24 was announced to be shutting down recently too. It seems the hype of funding and investments of 2015 is already taking its toll. Is it possible that business without viable revenue models cannot survive in Africa ? – B.A

How do you independently organize a hackathon? – Hacker Noon

Back in the early days, Hackathons were competitions held at tech companies by employees for fun. The goal is to engineer a technology in the form of hardware or software or hardware + software under a given time period while also competing with colleagues. – B.A

Computer Vision in Artificial Intelligence

While a three-year-old child has a lot to learn about the world, one thing that he is already an expert in is making sense of what he sees. Our society is more technologically advanced than ever. We’ve sent people to the moon, have phones that can talk to us, and have radio stations that can be customized to play the music of our choice. Yet our most advanced machines still struggle at interpreting what it sees.

We have prototype cars that can drive for us, but they cannot differentiate between a crumbled paper bag on the road and a stone that should be avoided. We have fabulous megapixel cameras, but we have not delivered sight to the blind. Security cameras are everywhere but they cannot detect when a child is drowning in the swimming pool. – P.A

Ford Axes its Chariot Shuttles, Proves Mobility Is Hard

When ride sharing startup, Go My Way shut down in 2018, we were sad. Chariot, the Ford Motors acquired, Ride (Van) sharing startup, is apparently going under too. Shuttlers (Nigerian Startup doing something similar) hope you are watching? We are routing for your success. The way several highly funded start-ups have crashed brings up a question, is Uber too big to fail ? It has been running at a loss forever hasn’t it ? – B.A

Silicon Africa

Silicon Africa is a Facebook group where you can engage and interact with developers in Nigeria. The User generated posts are on point and relevant to any technology enthusiasts in Nigeria. – B.A

The Ultimate Guide To Hiring A Web Development Company

Hiring a web development company is not rocket science. The tricky part is finding one that is the ideal fit for you, capable of understanding your requirements and delivering them to you.

The task at hand can be a breeze if you just know what to look for and what steps to follow, and you need to look no further!. – A.S

A Year in Review

Flutterwave published its 2018 year in review figures recently. Something was clear, GROWTH. Wishing the team a bigger 2019 . – B.A

10 Common Data Science Pitfalls to Avoid

To the data scientists and intending data scientists, This is a must read as data scientist sometimes measure the wrong thing. During Analysis, data sets features that does not really have any functionality which when included may affect the accuracy of predictions are considered and this may cause a significant decrease in perfection of a data science project.Skype Launches A Real-Time Code Editor For Coding And Technical Interviews. –  P.A

Skype Launches A Real-Time Code Editor For Coding And Technical Interviews 

Skype, the most popular video calling platform, recently launched a new preview feature at Skype.com that makes the tiresome task of switching between the interviewer’s call and the code editor easier and allows to comfortably conduct coding and technical interviews.

The new preview feature will allow the user to host a video call on a code editor that runs on the Microsoft Edge or Chrome browser (version 32 or above). This means users need not download any applications and can access Skype.com on their browsers.

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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 the 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!

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One more thing, Credits for this edition goes to :

  • Contributors: All_of_us @ Bincom Dev Center
  • Compiled by: Fisayo Adesomoju
  • Edited by: Nnaemeka Nwosu
  • Senior Responsibility Officer: Bade Adesemowo

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