OnePlus admits 911 emergency call glitch

OnePlus admits 911 emergency call glitch

Phonemaker OnePlus has admitted a glitch in some of its devices prevented people making calls to the emergency services. The issue was highlighted on Reddit, where a customer showed their OnePlus 5 phone restarting when a 911 emergency call was placed. Others said calls to 999 in the UK and 112 in Europe were also affected by the glitch. OnePlus said it would distribute a software update to resolve the problem. The Chinese phonemaker promotes…

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Instagram tops cyber-bullying study

Instagram tops cyber-bullying study

Research from anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label suggests social media is making youngsters more anxious. Forty per cent said they felt bad if nobody liked their selfies and 35% said their confidence was directly linked to the number of followers they had. Instagram was highlighted as having become the vehicle most used for mean comments. Seven per cent of young social network users said they had been bullied on the Facebook-owned photo app. That compared…

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Importance Of Firewall In The Internet World

Importance Of Firewall In The Internet World

Anyone connected to the internet must have heard the term ‘firewalls’ But what exactly the firewall is? Basically it’s a separation between room or sections, which prevents, fire from spreading from one room to another. So if one room catches on fire the fire will not be able to damage the other room due to the fire wall. A firewall on the internet is also similar—it serves to prevent one computer from compromising another computer….

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Hijab-wearing woman among Apple’s new emojis

Hijab-wearing woman among Apple’s new emojis

Breastfeeding woman, bearded person and meditating man also among new symbols previewed to mark World Emoji Day.  The hijab emoji was approved in November last year [Courtesy Apple] US tech giant Apple has previewed forthcoming emojis, including one that depicts a woman wearing a hijab. More than 12 animated symbols were unveiled on Monday to celebrate World Emoji Day and will be released on Apple devices later this year, the company said. “The new Emoji…

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Billionaire Elon Musk launches mysterious new website called ‘X.com’

Billionaire Elon Musk launches mysterious new website called ‘X.com’

BILLIONAIRE Elon Musk has launched a mysterious new website called X.com, but no one can figure out what his plans are for it. After much speculation about what the website might hold, the Tesla and Space X founder this morning “launched” the site, reports The Sun. But to his fans’ disappointment, he appeared to be trolling the masses. When you click through, you’re met with a white space and the letter “x”.   Musk, known…

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Microsoft Appoints Akin Banuso as New GM For Nigeria

  Microsoft has announced the appointment of Akin Banuso, a seasoned technology professional and thought leader within the technology ecosystem as the new General Manager for Nigeria. Banuso will lead the company’s digital transformation drive in one of the most dynamic, innovative and largest economies on the continent. “I am very excited to lead the Microsoft business in Nigeria. Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more,…

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US panel urges approval of cutting-edge cancer therapy

US panel urges approval of cutting-edge cancer therapy

  An advisory panel on Wednesday unanimously urged the US Food and Drug Administration to approve a cutting-edge cancer therapy that genetically alters a patient’s own immune system to attack leukemia. The treatment known as CTL019 was developed by lead researcher Carl June at the University of Pennsylvania and licensed to Novartis as a treatment for pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia. It works by taking a patient’s own white blood cells, called T-cells, then altering them…

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SAP Paid Firm Linked to South African Leader’s Son for Deals

SAP Paid Firm Linked to South African Leader’s Son for Deals

Tech giant hired entity in which Zuma’s son has indirect stake SAP paid about 100 million rand in commissions, documents show       Global business software maker SAP SE’s South African unit agreed to pay a 10 percent commission to a company in which President Jacob Zuma’s son has an indirect stake in exchange for help in winning contracts from the country’s national railway and ports company, documents show. SAP South Africa agreed to pay…

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Microsoft cuts thousands of jobs

Microsoft cuts thousands of jobs

Microsoft is undergoing a major reorganization. The tech company is slashing thousands of jobs, mostly in sales positions, according to a source familiar with the matter. Microsoft(MSFT, Tech30) confirmed the move in a statement sent to CNN Tech, noting it is “taking steps to notify some employees that their jobs are under consideration or that their positions will be eliminated.” “Like all companies, we evaluate our business on a regular basis,” the spokesperson said. “This…

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‘Honor of Kings’: Kids face limit on how much they can play popular game

‘Honor of Kings’: Kids face limit on how much they can play popular game

Chinese tech company Tencent is clamping down on kids who can’t get enough of its wildly popular mobile game “Honor of Kings.” Facing criticism over the growing number of young Chinese players hooked on the smartphone game, Tencent on Tuesday introduced new rules limiting users under 12 to an hour of play time each day. Those aged between 12 and 18 will be forced to log out after two hours per day. “Honor of Kings” has been a huge…

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