Weekly Tech Roundup for January 25 2019
Technology feeds on itself. Technology makes more technology possible. – ALVIN TOFFLER
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.
Finally, it is now possible that Nigerians will have electricity. Tesla is coming to Nigeria with Powerwall and this could be the inflexion point where most electricity problems would disappear, at least at homes. Abia State should offer Tesla state tax holiday for ten years so that Tesla will locate its Nigeria headquarters in Umuahia! I get it – I really want Umuahia to grow. Sure, just a dream.
Imagine hacking someone’s fingerprint from high resolution images of the person’s hand ? Yes. Technology has already gotten to this stage. The next question is how do we protect ourselves?
As the new year begins gaining steam, there is ostensibly a piece of good news on the cyber front. Major cyber attacks have been in a lull in recent months and still are.
The good tidings are fleeting, however. Attacks typically come in waves. The next one is due, and 2019 will be the worst year yet — a sad reality as companies increasingly pursue digitization to drive efficiency and simultaneously move into the “target zone” of cyberattacks.
Sometimes the end justifies the means. Other times it clearly doesn’t. But in the new bizarro world that is the modern day U.S. political climate, increasingly the means has become the new end itself.
Currently taking center stage for this phenomenon is the now notorious border wall. President Trump is insisting we need a border wall; Democrats of course insisting we don’t.
Few issues divide the tech community quite like privacy. Much of Silicon Valley’s wealth has been built on data-driven advertising platforms, and yet, there remain constant concerns about the invasiveness of those platforms.
Such concerns have intensified in just the last few weeks as France’s privacy regulator placed a record fine on Google under Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules which the company now plans to appeal. Yet with global platform usage and service sales continuing to tick up, we asked a panel of eight privacy experts: “Has anything fundamentally changed around privacy in tech in 2019? What is the state of privacy and has the outlook changed?”
Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo was present at the official launch of Google’s free Wi-Fi in Abuja. Google Station, as the initiative is officially known, was inaugurated at Wuse Market which is one of the biggest in Nigeria’s capital.
Apart from Wuse Market, Enab Plaza and Banex Plaza were also activated in a planned roll-out across the northern part of Nigeria.
Google Station Abuja was launched in partnership with Backbone Connectivity Network(BCN), an integrated communications and data management company.
At the launch, Head of Partnership Sub-Saharan Africa, Next Billion Users (NBU) for Google Seidu Abdullahi, said this is line with Google’s mission to increase global internet user count from 4 billion to over 5 billion.
TECNO Mobile recently launched the TECNO Camon 11 and TECNO Camon 11 Pro into the market continuing the Camon series.
As the new addition to the series boasts improved specs and hardware, a review copy of the TECNO Camon 11 Pro is here for the looking.
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