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Globacom’s Glo 1, the acclaimed major bandwidth provider for Africa, recently announced the activation of ‘high speed’ internet bandwidth connectivity at Babcock University, Ogun State. Head of Glo 1 Enterprise Solutions, Folu Aderibigbe, said introducing the connection on campus “would provide fast and reliable internet services” to Babcock. According to the press release, Glo 1 signed a deal with the university a few months ago to provide 40 megabytes of internet to them. They described it as “the largest in the country’s education sector so far”, so we’re guessing theyRead More
BlackBerry - PlayBook Tablet PC - The New RIM PlayBook - BlackBerry Pad
In a bid to increase sales of its BlackBerry OS-QNX based Tablet, RIM is offering an extra PlayBook for every two PlayBooks bought. RIM is likely trying to woo businesses into using its product in order to increase the PlayBooks share of the tablet market. The Waterloo-based company will also handout a premium accessory, like a leather sleeve, charging pod or high speed cable. You’ll recall HP dropped the price of the 16GB Touchpad to $100 which led to an increase in sales. Touchpads were sold out around the worldRead More
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Posted On October 31, 2011By Faridah Demola-SerikiIn Design

Google Team Makes Jack-O’-Lanterns for Halloween Doodle

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates Halloween with Jack O’Lanterns (giant carved pumpkins) made by the Google team. It’s a quick 40 seconds showing them goofing around and having fun while making it. The video was shot at Google’s Headquarters in Mountain View, CA. We don’t really celebrate Halloween back home but it’s nice to see the fun stuff people do. Happy Halloween either way! Here’s the video for your viewing pleasure. Man, is the Google team cool!  Read More
Earlier this week, at Nokia’s keynote event at Nokia World 2011, Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop unveiled Nokia’s entry into the Windows 7 Phone market: Lumia 710 and Lumia 800. The Lumia 800 had previously been dubbed “Sea Ray” in a leaked video from early in the year. Nokia also unveiled the Asha series of phones for the developing market. Asha is Hindi for “Hope”. We’ll take a look at both phones one after the other. Nokia Lumia 710 Lumia 710 is a 3.7-inch, 119 x 62.4 x 12.5mm, weighing 125.5g,Read More

Posted On October 29, 2011By Solape DinaIn Business, Top Stories

RIM Facing Suit Over Blackberry Outage

RIM (Research In Motion Ltd.) will probably be facing a class action lawsuit brought on by consumers who were left frustrated by the BlackBerry maker’s service outage earlier this month. The suit was filed on Tuesday in Quebec Superior Court by Consumer Law Group Inc., the same group which recently launched a class action suit against Reebok Canada Inc. over the sneaker company’s “Toner” brand of shoes. According to a statement from the Montreal-based law firm, the proposed class action against RIM is being filed “on behalf of individuals whoRead More
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Posted On October 29, 2011By Dunni AbiodunIn Gadgets

iPhone 4S: My Thoughts (and Buying Advice)

So as I posted almost exactly 2 weeks ago, I waited in line and got my iPhone 4S on launch day. That was an interesting experience. Well, normally I would rush into experimenting with it and all it’s various new abilities and release a review the next day. That’s what’s supposed to happen right? Wrong. The thing is, there are a lot of iPhone 4S reviews out there. Hundreds. Some of them came out before the phone even launched. Therefore, I was really not in the mood to start writingRead More

Posted On October 29, 2011By Demolu DabiriIn Gaming

Play the PS Vita a Week Before Official Launch

We have confirmation from Sony that the Playstation Vita is set to launch on February 22, 2012. However, for you impatient die-hard gamers, it was announced on the PlayStation Blog that you can get the PS Vita a whole week earlier. Naturally, the catch is that you have to do some extra damage to your wallet. If you’re willing to part with an extra $50, you can get the PlayStation Vita First Edition Bundle on February 15. In summation, the First Edition Bundle will cost $350 for the 3G + WiFiRead More
Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has begun auditing Facebook’s offices after a 24 year old law student, Max Schrems asked Facebook for a copy of all his personal data and received a CD including some of his deleted data. Schrems went on to start ‘Europe vs. Facebook’ and filed 22 claims about the social network giant’s practices. Facebook sending the CD isn’t the problem. Facebook sending Schrems deleted data is the problem. Schrems had personally deleted certain pieces of Data and Facebook isn’t expected to store data after you deleteRead More
galaxy nexus
Samsung unveiled Google’s Galaxy Nexus [earlier rumored as Nexus S Prime], at its unpacked event last week. The device is 135g, sports no physical buttons on the screen and is the first phone to run Android 4.0. There hasn’t been a listed price or carrier yet, but rumors say it could go for $299 on Verizon. Here are the full specifications [click images to enlarge] Network: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100. LTE in Specific Regions Dimensions 135.5 x 67.9 x 8.9 mm Weight 135 gRead More
Reports from TechMtaa have emerged stating that MIH Internet Africa [digital arm of South Africa's Naspers] is planning to shut down Kalahari Nigeria and Kalahari Kenya. MIH has reportedly sent a notice of the closure to its employees. Rumors state that Kalahari hasn’t recouped the money it has spent on advertising and running both websites. For those who dont know what Kalahari is, Kalahari is an e-commerce website run by MIH Internet Africa, where users can order and pay for all sorts of stuff at low prices. Sources close toRead More