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Google launches Street View in Nigeria, reveals Plans for Africa’s Digital Development

Google has announced the launching of its  Street View on Google Maps in Nigeria, with Lagos being the pioneer state.

At the event, Google said that thousands of new addresses and streets, outlines of more than a million buildings in commercial and residential areas, and more than 100,000 additional Nigerian small businesses have been added on Google Maps.

Lagos has been launched on Street View with 10,000 kilometers of imagery, including the most important historic roads in the city.

With this development, you can virtually drive along the Carter Bridge to the National Stadium or across the Eko Bridge, down to the Marina – all on your smartphone.

At the event which was attended by Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai, the company announced how it is planning to make the internet work for everyone in Africa.

Google also announced that several updates have been made on Search to bring more useful, relevant answers and information to

people in Nigeria. According to the tech giant, the updates include:

  • Knowledge Panels: We’re connecting people with easy access to the answers to things they care about, displaying knowledge cards for everything from local football teams to Nigerian musicians and actors.
  • Health Cards: Later this year we’ll launch more than 800 knowledge cards detailing common symptoms and treatments for the most prevalent health conditions in Nigeria. We’ve partnered with the University of Ibadan to ensure that answers have been reviewed by Nigerian doctors for local relevance and accuracy. Nigeria is one of the first countries where we’re providing locally tailored health answers on Search.
  • Posts on Google: Posts makes it possible for musicians, entertainers and other public figures to share updates, images and videos directly on Google, for people to see while they explore on the web. Nigeria is the third country where we’ve made this feature available and some of the country’s popular musicians are already using it.

Google’s other development programmes for Africa include:

Digital Skills for Africa
Last year we set out to help bridge the digital skills gap in Africa when we pledged to train one million young people in the region—and we’ve exceeded this target. Through either in-person or online trainings, we help people learn to build a web presence, use Search to find jobs, get tips to enhance their CV, use social media, and so on. Now we’re expanding this program, and committing to prepare
another 10 million people for jobs of the future in the next five years. We’ll also be providing mobile developer training to 100,000 Africans to develop world-class apps, with an initial focus on Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa.

Google.org grants
Our charitable arm, Google.org, is committing $20 million over the next five years to nonprofits that are working to improve lives across Africa. We’re giving $2.5 million in initial grants to the nonprofit arms of African startups Gidi Mobile and Siyavula to provide free access to learning for 400,000 low-income students in South Africa and Nigeria. The grantees will also develop new digital learning materials that will be free for anyone to use.

We also want to invite nonprofits from across the continent to share their ideas for how they could impact their community and beyond. So we’re launching a Google.org Impact Challenge in Africa in 2018 to award $5 million in grants. Any eligible nonprofit in Africa can apply, and anyone will be able to help select the best ideas by voting online.

Launchpad Accelerator Africa
We want to do more to support African entrepreneurs in building successful technology companies and products. Based on our global Launchpad Accelerator program, this initiative will provide more than $3 million in equity-free funding, mentorship, working space and access to expert advisers to more than 60 African startups over three years. Intensive three-month programs, held twice per year,
will run out of a new Google Launchpad Space in Lagos—the program’s first location outside of the United States.

YouTube Go
Designed from the ground up, YouTube Go lets you discover, save and share videos you love in a way that’s transparent about the size of downloads. Designed to be “offline” first, the app improves the experience of watching videos on a slower network and gives control over the amount of data used streaming or saving videos. It’s a full YouTube experience, with fresh and relevant video recommendations tailored to your preferences and the ability to share videos quickly and easily with friends nearby. In June, Nigeria became the second country where we started actively testing YouTube Go. Later this year, we’ll be expanding this to a beta launch of the app, available to all Nigerian users.

Faster web results
When you’re on a 2G-like connection or using a low storage device, pages can take a long time to load. We previously launched a feature that streamlines search results so they load with less data and at high speed. Today we’re extending that feature to streamline websites you reach from search results, so that they load with 90 percent less data and five times faster, even on low storage devices.

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4 FUTO Students Builds Surveillance Drone as School Project

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4 FUTO Students Builds Surveillance Drone as School Project

Four students of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) successfully constructed a drone as they rounded up their engineering course.

The four students namely, Ekeh Isidore, Kizito Onyema, Aloysius Nwokedike, and John Kenedy Kalu built the quadcopter surveillance drone for the university campus as a school project.

The Drone has a wooden constructed Controller and First Person View (FPV) system, the drone pilot sees the video footage of the campus in real time.

See more pictures of the four amazing students below.

4 FUTO Students Builds Surveillance Drone as School Project

4 FUTO Students Builds Surveillance Drone as School Project

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Infinix Zero 5 | Specification, Review, Price & Everything You’ve got to know

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Infinix Zero 5 | Specification, Review, Price & Everything You’ve got to know

Infinix, Hong Kong-based smartphone manufacturer has released yet another awesome smartphone into the Android market christened Infinix Zero 5 after it was unveiled in Dubai.

Infinix Zero 5 is quite an eye-catching and attractive body mobile phone with features the popular 18:9 screen ratio that has been in trends for smartphone makers lately.

Infinix Zero 5 Major features:

  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat with XOS v3.0
  • SIM Type: Dual SIM (Micro)
  • 4G LTE: YES, LTE
  • Screen Size : 5.98 Inches FHD IPS Touchscreen
  • Screen Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels (403 PPI)
  • Processor Type: Octa-core 2.60 GHz Cortex, Mediatek chipset
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB or 128GB.
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 2TB
  • Back / Rear Camera: 12MP + 13MP camera & LED Flash
  • Front Camera: 16MP with LED flash
  • Battery: 4350 mAh (non-removable)

Infinix Zero 5 price and Where to Buy:

The Infinix Zero 5 is sold  within the ranges of 122,000 naira to 135,000 naira ($310) in Nigeria  and Ksh 10,999 in Kenya and Rs. 20,000 in India.

The smartphone widely available in Nigeria and many other African countries online and offline stores as well as in India, Pakistan, Dubai.

In Nigeria, Infinix Zero 5  can be purchased on Jumia Nigeria – Click Here while in Kenya, it can be purchased from Jumia Kenya – Click Here

Infinix Zero 5 Alternatives:

If you are however thinking of going for best alternative of the Infinix Zero 5, then you should maybe consider going for Tecno Phantom 8.  They both share a lot of things in common with little differences in the battery and screen sections. Gionee M7, Note 4, Note 4 Pro, Infinix Zero 4 and Zero 4 Plus and Nokia 8 are also quiet similar.

 

Infinix Zero 5 Detailed Specs

NETWORK
2G Network GSM: 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz
3G Network WCDMA: 2100 MHz (900/1700/1900/2100 MHz for LATAM)
4G Network  Yes, LTE (Global Support)
SIM Dual Micro SIM (Dual Standby)
Status Launched: November 2017
BODY
Dimensions –  mm
– Weight: -g
Keyboard Touchscreen
Colors Gold, Matte Black and Apple Red
Cover Metal
DISPLAY
Type FHD IPS, multi-touch touchscreen with 16m colors
Size 5.98 inches, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 403 Pixels Per-square Inch
MEMORY AND OS
Card slot MicroSD, up to 2TB
Internal 64GB or 128GB
OS Android 7.0 Nougat (with XOS V3.0)
Processors – Octa-core 2.6 GHz CPU
– Mediatek Helio P25 chipset
– Mali GPU
RAM 6GB RAM
AUDIO
Alert types Vibration, MIDI, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio port 3.5mm jack
CONNECTIVITY
2G GPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 42.2 mbps downlink; Up to 11.5 mbps uplink
4G YES
WIFI Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi direct
Bluetooth Version 4.2, A2DP
GPS A-GPS
NFC NO
USB Type-C (with OTG support)
CAMERA
Primary – 12 MP and 13 MP, auto refocus, 10x Super Zoom and single-LED flash
– FEATURES: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, auto-HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 16 MP Camera with single Selfie Flash
BATTERY
Capacity 4350mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery
Stand-by N/A
Talk time N/A
Music play
OTHER FEATURES
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Rear Fingerprint and Light sensor
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
Miscellaneous – FM radio
– Quick charge tech
– MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
PRICE
Price level About 122,000 naira– 135,000 naira (310 USD) (10,999 Ksh)

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Bitcoin has continued to soar in price as a result of increased attention and investors as it's value rises above $14,000Bitcoin Value Reaches $14,000

The digital currency Bitcoin has continued to soar in price as a result of increased attention and investors as it’s value rises above $14,000.

Bitcoin started off the year below $1,000, then surpassing it and only last week reached $10,000. Despite the warnings from renowned economists and business leaders, its has continued to appreciate in value.

In Asia, it surpassed two milestone $12,000 and $13,000 within 24 hours on Thursday before skyrocketing to the sum of $14,000 per coin. In Hong Kong, the coin traded around $14,200 after briefly nosediving below $13,400.

Bitcoin has however suffered a series of depreciation this year, a reminders of its extreme volatility after it’s sharp dive to $2,000 per coin from  $11,000 last week before it continued it’s climb.

The rapid rise in value of the e-Currency this year has been attributed to the projection that established fund managers might start investing heavily into the virtual currency as it gains legitimacy.

Bitcoin is one of many cryptocurrencies, virtual “coins” that are “mined” by computers using complex algorithms.

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