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Computers can now read your mind and respond to you silently

Computers can now read your mind and respond to you silently

A newly developed computer interface can transcribe the words you verbalise internally and also give you answers to the questions you ask. The device enables users to discreetly ask and receive answers to difficult computational problems. Created by MIT researchers, the device includes a pair of special headphones and a pick up neuromuscular signals in

SPECIAL REPORT: Amidst safety concerns, Nigeria signs nuclear power project with Russia’s Rosatom

Russia’s state-owned nuclear energy company, Rosatom, has continued its march towards launching multi-billion dollar nuclear power plants in Nigeria despite concerns about poor quality control and safety, PREMIUM TIMES can report. Operating in over 40 countries with projects worth an estimated $133 billion, Rosatom has a history of non-transparent procedures, insufficient resources, and on-site accidents,

Watershed moment for African Internet: Installation of first direct subsea link between Africa and South America begins in Angola

Angola Cables today took a step closer to completion of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) at an official launch in Sangano, Angola. SACS is the first direct link between Africa and South America. The installation of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) – a subsea cable with 40 Tbps of capacity that will extend

Two years after, Niger Delta states continue controversial spying programmes

Two years after PREMIUM TIMES revealed that four South-South states were running illegal surveillance programmes to intrude into privacy of their residents and target opposition, latest findings by this newspaper suggest that the states have not backed down on the controversial operation. Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers States were named in the 2015 investigation that

SHOCKING: Why Nigerians can’t receive more than 4,600MW of electricity no matter volume generated – Official

The Association of Power Generation Companies, APGC, Thursday, said it has the capacity to generate 12,000 MW to reduce the electricity needs of Nigerians. Joy Ogaji, the Executive Secretary of the association said the generation companies have an installed capacity that could provide 12,500 MW of electricity to Nigerians. ‎“Then they have an available capacity

Your WhatsApp may not be as safe as you think

WhatsApp backdoor allows snooping on encrypted messages Privacy campaigners criticise WhatsApp vulnerability as a ‘huge threat to freedom of speech’ and warn it could be exploited by government agencies A security backdoor that can be used to allow Facebook and others to intercept and read encrypted messages has been found within its WhatsApp messaging service.

Reps to investigate GOTV licence

The House of Representatives on Tuesday mandated its Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values to investigate the licence status of GOTV in the provision of digital terrestrial television services in Nigeria. The committee is also to engage the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, to enforce the pay-per view scheme on the digital television broadcasting

FG forces GSM operators to charge Nigerians more from Dec. 1

Subscribers of the Global System of Mobile telecommunications across the country would pay more for data with effect from December 1, 2016, The PUNCH learnt on Monday. Although the telecoms companies declined to speak on the matter, top management workers across the networks confirmed the story to our correspondent, saying that the directive was from

LMC appoints IT Partners for Fantasy Games, Mobile Content Distribution

The League Management Company (LMC) on Tuesday signed two separate commercial partnerships with two service providers that are geared towards deploying technology to drive engagement, monetize content and expand the fan base of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). The LMC signed an agreement with Kari Xchange, a software development company for the design, development

Report: Yahoo gives FBI access to emails

Internet technology giant Yahoo reportedly built a custom software program last year to scan all users’ incoming emails so as to comply with a classified order from U.S. intelligence. In a Reuters exclusive report published on Tuesday, sources familiar with the matter told the British media that the U.S. company has searched hundreds of millions