Weekly Tech Roundup for September 25th 2020

Information technology is at the core of how you do your business and how your business model itself evolves. -Satya Nadell.
“We need to understand that if we all work on inclusion together, it’s going to be faster, broader, better, and more thorough than anything we can do on our own.”  -Ellen Pao
Benjamin Franklin once said “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” The whole idea is not about the choice between using or not using technology but using it right. 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

Privacy Measure

Apple delays new anti-tracking privacy measures. V.I


Smart Glasses

Age is never a barrier when it comes to technology as 16-year-old creates smart glasses. O.A


Electric Car

GM will team up with Arizona-based start-up Nikola to manufacture and produce its Badger pick-up truck.
Tesla vehicles are battery powered, while the Badger will work by combining hydrogen gas with oxygen. O.O


Photo Transfer tool

Facebook will now let users export photos and videos from their accounts to Dropbox and EU start-up Koofr. In June, the company had enabled people to download their photos and videos from Facebook using Google Photos, and it was now extending the data portability feature tool to two more services. O.O


SSD or HDD

Did you know that SSD and HDD are similar in their physical specifications, but they store data very differently? Here’s why. A.J


Contact tracing app

The app will let people scan barcode-like QR codes to register visits to hospitality venues and will implement Apple and Google’s method of detecting other smartphones due to the Covid-19 outbreak. O.W


Cybersafe

COVID-19: CyberSafe Foundation Unveils Project to Equip Digitally Vulnerable Groups, SMEs. R.D


Safe login

Find the safest and best ways to log in to your computer without any issues. A.J


Lock picking

How hackers can compromise your password by just listening. V.I


Facial Recognition 

Portland Just Passed the Strictest Facial Recognition Ban in the U.S. VI


WeChat

Trump signed an executive order on Aug. 6 banning US transactions on WeChat, calling the messaging app owned by Chinese giant Ten Cent a “significant” threat to national security. The Chinese owned app has over 1.1 billion users worldwide. O.O


Facebook, Nigeria

Facebook has announced to open its second office in Lagos, Nigeria which is expected to be open in H2 2021. Facebook’s office will be home to various teams servicing the continent from across the business, including Sales, Partnerships, Policy, Communications as well as Engineers. O.W


Python 3

Are you taking full advantage of Python 3? Are you sure? Here are 10 Python 3 features that will change the way you are writing code today.


Virtual Reality

Could VR help universities teach students?  V.I

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