Weekly Tech Roundup for May 10 2019

Technology should improve life, not distract from it.
Elbert Hubbard once said, “One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.” Technology is advancing faster than we can keep up with sometimes but we can’t forget that all that won’t be possible if a person or two had not sat down and asked, ‘What more is possible and how can we achieve it?’ Check out these technology trends to find what’s moving the world right now.

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

AI Platform for African Language Translation

A Nigerian Information Communication Technology (ICT) expert, has developed a global Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform, known as ‘OBTranslate’, for over 2,000 African language translation. -FAV

Sophos alerts businesses about new ransomware called MegaCortex

MegaCortex is a relatively little-seen malware that suddenly spiked in volume on May 1. Sophos research team also figured out that the adversaries behind MegaCortex use more automated tools to carry out the attack which is able to spread the infection to more victims, more quickly. – PA

Simply Virtual Reality

Is it a bird?….is it a plane? ……or is it simply virtual reality? Allow us to explain how virtual reality works. – C

Effective Python Codes

Here are a few hints on how to make your python code effective and to avoid a heartbreak when refactoring in python. – CO (Python)

Get Out of Tutorial Hell

It is not necessarily a bad idea to follow tutorials and build projects but one of the ways to grow is by actually building self-thought ideas. A great way to start if you do have an idea and can’t get started is “Pseudocode”. – BN

Social Media Analytics

Data analytics is transforming the way business is being run by generating new insights. One of the best places you can obtain a very good data is through social media. -OS

Have My Passwords Been Exposed?

Ever wondered if your email passwords have exposed. They are a pain that doesn’t go away on their own. Go to a site such as haveibeenpwned.com, which will show you if your passwords have been compromised and are available to bad actors. Google also offers a tool called Password Checkup that tells you if your password has been hacked. – EE

Small But Mighty

To imagine one can experience the latest technology in any place. Just connect your Ultra Mini DLP Projector to your phone using SD card and it displays on any surface. It can be used for presentations , shows, to watch movies and lots more.
The best part is that you can enjoy all these up to two hours without recharging. It is portable and can be easily carried about. Also check out the UO Smart Bean Laser. – CC

Password Expiration Policy Toned Down

Constantly changing your password can lead to severe issues and Microsoft have realized the dangers of the 60 days password expiration policy.

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Knowledge Development Sessions

Tech as a Lifestyle & How it Affects You

Tech has taken over the world and become a lifestyle in the process. How does this affect you? Join Benedict Nkeonye as he puts us thorough Tech as a Lifestyle and how it affects us.

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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