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Apple targets new low-cost iPhone next year

Apple is reportedly planning to introduce a new budget iPhone in 2020. The device is said to have the same size screen as the iPhone 8. It will follow the iPhone SE, which was...

The Japan-South Korea dispute could push up the price of your next smartphone

Japan has restricted exports to South Korea of three chemicals that are being used for making semiconductors and display screens. Tokyo’s global dominance of those materials will make it difficult for Seoul to find alternatives when their...

World electronic gaming revenues to grow 9.6% to $152.1 billion in 2019: report

Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - The global video and electronic games market will generate $152.1 billion in 2019, up 9.6% over last year as gaming morphs into content and communication, according to a report by gaming analytics firm Newzoo on Tuesday. It is “the complete...

Big tech companies building an Apple AirPods competitor

  Todd Haselton Microsoft is reportedly planning to launch a pair of earbuds that rival Apple AirPods. The earbuds are reportedly called Morrison internally. Amazon is also planning to enter the market, according to a report. Samsung recently released the Galaxy Buds, and Google is said to be working...

Your AirPods Will Die Soon

The surprisingly short life of new electronic devices Two years ago, Desmond Hughes heard so many of his favorite podcasters extolling AirPods, Apple’s tiny, futuristic $170 wireless headphones, that he decided they were worth the splurge. He quickly became a convert. Hughes is still listening to...

Nigeria’s active mobile subscribers hit 172m in Q4 2018 — NBS

By Lucy Ogalue The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Nigeria’s active mobile subscribers increased to 172,824,239 million in the fourth quarter, 2018 from 162,032,481 million and 162,522,772 million recorded in the third and second quarter, 2018, respectively. The NBS disclosed this in...

Microsoft shuns Nigeria to opens datacentre in South Africa

Microsoft Wednesday announced the opening of its first datacentres in Africa, with the general availability of Azure from the new cloud regions in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa. Whereas the feat makes Microsoft the first global technology services provider to deliver cloud platforms...

Video-Gaming Industry Made Record N5.7 Trillion In 2018

From “Fortnite” to “Pokemon Go,” play in the US drove video-game industry revenue to a record-setting $43.4 billion (N5,714,706,000,000) last year, according to data released Tuesday. Spending on games in the US in 2018 climbed 18 percent from the previous year, according to figures from...

Samsung is set to unveil a foldable smartphone this year

Samsung will release a foldable smartphone this year, DJ Koh, CEO of the company's mobile division told CNBC. Koh said the company is focusing on how to make the unfolded phone different from a tablet. ...

Facebook woo ASIC, FPGA experts to design its own chips

A new job opening post on Facebook suggests that the social network is forming a team to build its own hardware chips, joining other tech titans like Google, Apple, and Amazon in becoming more self-reliant. According to the post, Facebook is looking for an expert...
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