Category Archives: Technology

Using your Mobile phone while walking to become illegal in Japan

Many people use their mobile phones while walking on the road and in Japan, it has been declared illegal.

City councillors in the city of Yamato, in Kanagawa Prefecture, central Japan, are set to vote on a proposal to ban the use of phones while walking after research reportedly showed that too many people were looking at their phones while on the road.

SpaceX Rocket Launch: NASA Astronauts Make History

Nasa and SpaceX made history by returning US astronauts from US soil to low-Earth orbit for the first time in nine years. It also marked the beginning of “taxi” rides to the space station, where commercial spaceflight enters a new phase. Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are now on their way to the International Space Station, It’s the first time since the retirement of the shuttles nine years ago that an American crew has made the journey from US territory.

Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are not only trialling a new capsule system, they are also initiating a new business model for Nasa.

Microsoft sacks 50 journalists to replace them with robots

Dozens of journalists have been sacked after Microsoft decided to replace them with artificial intelligence software.

Staff who maintain the news homepages on Microsoft’s MSN website and its Edge browser – used by millions of Britons every day – have been told that they will be no longer be required because robots can now do their jobs.

Donald Trump threatens to shut down social media platforms after Twitter put a warning on his Tweet

US President, Donald Trump, known for his preference of Twitter to disseminate information, has threatened to regulate or shut down social media platforms after accusing them of political bias towards conservative voices.

President Trump’s threat comes a day after Twitter Inc. for the first time added a warning to some of his tweets that prompted readers to fact check the president’s claims. read here

Gaming App Downloads in Top Five European Countries Jumped 30% and Hit 430 Million in Q1 2020

The number of gaming app downloads surged in the last few months, with millions of people forced to stay at home amid coronavirus lockdown. According to data gathered by GoldenCasinoNews, the combined number of downloaded mobile games in the five leading European countries jumped 30% amid coronavirus outbreak, reaching 430 million by the end of the first quarter of 2020.

China to Generate 40% of the Global Mobile Games Revenue in 2020

The last few months have witnessed a remarkable growth of the global mobile games industry, with millions of people spending more time indoors and online amid coronavirus lockdown. Mobile games markets across the world are set to witness record revenues this year, as the number of downloads continues to rise.

New York high School Student Sued for hacking phone of wealthy Cryptocurrency Investor and stealing $23.8million

An 18-year-old suburban New York high school senior is being sued for allegedly being the mastermind and ringleader of a cybercrime scheme that defrauded a cryptocurrency investor out of millions of dollars in digital currencies.

Michael Terpin, a pioneer in the world of cryptocurrency, is accusing Ellis Pinsky, of Irvington, New York, and 20 of his alleged co-conspirators of stealing $23.8 million of cryptocurrency in January 2018.

Fresh UK review into Huawei role in 5G networks

The UK government is conducting a new review into the impact of allowing Huawei telecoms equipment to be used in British 5G networks.

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) involvement comes after the US brought fresh sanctions against the Chinese company, citing security fears.

Samsung Unveils 5G Phone With Blockchain-powered ID Authentication

South Korean tech company Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has launched the world’s first 5G smartphone that comes with a blockchain-powered ID authentication. The Samsung Galaxy A Quantum is also the first phone with Quantis quantum random number generation (QRNG) chipset that improves data security for users with quantum encryption technology.

Facebook acquires Giphy for $400m, Integrating it with Instagram

Information reaching us has it that internet social media gaint Facebook confirmed Friday that it is acquiring popular GIF website Giphy to the tune of $400 million.

News of the acquisition was first reported by Axios on Friday. Facebook Vice President of Product Vishal Shah eventually confirmed the rumor in a blog post welcoming Giphy to the company’s Instagram team.