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Friday, 8 June 2018

Data Science Nigeria opens 1st Artificial Intelligence Hub in the University of Lagos.

Data science is an interdisciplinary field that uses scientific methods, processes, algorithms and systems to extract knowledge and insights from data in various forms, both structured and unstructured, similar to data mining.
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Data Science Nigeria opens 1st Artificial Intelligence Hub in the University of Lagos.

Data Science Nigeria (DSN) will unveil the phase 1 of its Data Science Community Centre and Artificial Intelligence Hub for cross-industry and academic research, on the campus of the University of Lagos. The Hub will officially be launched on Friday, the 8th of June, at 11 a.m. on the university campus with the Vice Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin Temitayo Ogundipe and Dr. Uyi Stewart, Director, Global Development Strategy, Data & Analytics,  Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, USA, in attendance.

This is in furtherance of DSN’s drive for accelerated applications of artificial intelligence to solve social and business problems through a strategic partnership between the academic community, industry, and local and international technology hubs similar to the highly successful Stanford University-Silicon Valley model. DSN is committed to supporting Nigerian students and encouraging them to turn their academic research into innovative start-ups or social enterprises aligned with millennial developmental goals. DSN has a particular interest in solving local problems in the fields of health, education, agriculture and financial inclusion.

The Hub will be the community centre for data science enthusiasts and experts to fraternize, learn, share ideas and participate in local and international projects. DSN also plans to use the Hub for face-to-face masterclasses, industry meet-ups, and dial-in conferences with its over 100+ mentors from across the globe. Data science practitioners can also participate in many industry data projects as interns, freelancers or experts at the Hub.

The Hub features modern data collection tools including biometric readers, an AWS AI DeepLens Camera, Google Clips, Intel Movidius Neural Stick, GPS tracking devices, Bionic Nature Observing Device, Internet-of-Things suite and many others.
The Hub’s unveiling ceremony will also include the announcement of its highly successful learning bootcamp/hackathon, titled, Deep Learning Nigeria, to be held October 10-15, 2018. This will be a fully residential, all-expense-paid learning camp focused on deepening financial inclusion through the use of machine/deep learning for credit risk scoring, identity image/voice authentication, ATM point-of-presence location optimization using geospatial data, and biometrics/voice analytics.

This will be complemented with a first-of-its-kind Inter-Campus Machine Learning Competition to recruit the best 75 students for a Data Science bootcamp, with opportunity to win 1 million Nigerian naira through participation in Kaggle competitions and bootcamp quizzes.
Nigerian naira through participation in Kaggle competitions

Data Science Nigeria is the vision of Bayo Adekanmbi, Chief Transformation Officer, MTN, a hands-on data scientist and a doctoral researcher who uses data science algorithms to understand low-income customers. DSN has organised free bootcamps, industry summits, online free courses and provide internship/direct job placements for the Nigerian data science community. 
DSN has built the largest network of data science mentors worldwide through its through its #MentorAfricanDataScientists programme, through which Nigerian students are mentored by international data scientists. In its eighteen months of operation, DSN has incubated four data science concepts which are being tested for real world applications. 
Data Science Nigeria, a non-profit foundationDSN has incubated four data science concepts

Data Science Nigeria, a non-profit foundation, is driven by its vision to accelerate Nigeria’s development through a solution-oriented application of machine learning to solve social/business problems and galvanize data science knowledge revolution, which can position Nigeria to become the outsourcing hub for international Data Science/Advanced Analytics/Big Data projects, with opportunity to access at least 1% share of the global big data and analytics market, valued at $150b in 2017 ($203b in 2020).

Opening Ceremony holds by 11am -12pmHackhathon: 12pm -2pmVenue: HRDC Centre ,UNILAG by Second Gate.To reserve a seat, visit ðŸ‘‰ https://goo.gl/tQhX5s#1stAIHubLagos

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Monday, 21 May 2018

Google Chrome WARNING -Horrific malware can steal YOUR credit card details

Google Chrome is a fast, secure, and free web browser, built for the modern web. It is a freeware web browser developed by Google. It was first released in September 2008, for Microsoft Windows, and was later ported to Linux, macOS, iOS and Android. 
                                          
google chrome malware steals credit card details

Google Chrome users have been warned about a new strain of malware that can steal saved credit card details from the hugely popular internet browser.

Security experts from Proofpoint are putting Google Chrome fans on their hills about a malware researchers have dubbed Vega Stealer.

The malware is a variant of the August Stealer strain that was discovered back in December 2016.

That piece of malicious software was capable of stealing saved passwords, documents and sensitive data from Chrome, Firefox, Skype and Opera.

The Vega Stealer malware is being distributed through a spam e-mail campaign.

It tries to trick people into clicking on it with subject lines likes “online store developer required”.

The e-mail includes a Microsoft document called “brief.doc” that contains malicious macros that deliver the Vega Stealer payload.

Speaking about the malware in a blog post, Proofpoint researchers said: “The document macro utilised in this campaign is a commodity macro that we believe is for sale and used by multiple actors, including the threat actor spreading Emotet banking Trojan.”

Once Vega Stealer has infected a computer it starts stealing data and searches the victim’s desktop for different file formats.

This is done for exfiltration purposes and then the malware sends the data to a remote command and control server.

Proofpoint added: “While Vega Stealer is not the most complex or stealthy malware in circulation today, it demonstrates the flexibility of malware, authors, and actors, to achieve criminal objectives.

“Because the delivery mechanism is similar to more widely distributed and mature threats, Vega Stealer has the potential to evolve into a commonly found stealer.
“Vega Stealer…could have longer lasting impacts if further developed and distributed. Due to the distribution and lineage, this threat may continue to evolve and grow.”

As always, one of the best ways to stay safe from malware delivered by e-mail is not to click on suspicious looking messages with attachments.

This is especially the case if the e-mail is allegedly from a well-known company but the e-mail is not registered to their official domain.

The news comes as Google Chrome continues to hold onto its crown of the world’s most popular internet browser.
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Saturday, 5 May 2018

Apple AirPods Are Wonderful: See details about the New Improved Apple AirPods.

AirPods will forever change the way you use headphones. Whenever you pull your AirPods out of the charging case, they immediately turn on and connect to your iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, or Mac. Audio automatically plays as soon as you put them in your ears and pauses when you take them out.
                                           
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With 24-hour battery life and groundbreaking ease-of-use and intelligence, AirPods are wireless headphones unlike any other.

After meeting with several companies in Asia, an analyst from Barclay suggests Apple AirPods unit shipments will likely hit 30 million sales in 2018. Apple is reportedly planning to release new AirPods with Siri integration and the new Apple AirPods will be water resistant. According to reports, these wireless earphones will come with better noise cancellation.

Siri integration is important because it will significantly change the way people use the voice assistant on AirPods. The new model coming later this year or in early 2019 will have always-on Siri functionality. It means users won’t have to tap the earphone to activate the voice assistant. With just a command “Hey Siri”, the voice assistant will start working. It is the same way how people activate Siri on an iPhone and a HomePod speaker without having to physically tap the device.

Apple has also designed an upgraded Bluetooth chip for the new AirPods and this chip will be managing wireless connection on the earphones. The current model of AirPods sports a chip called W1 and with the Apple Watch last year, the company introduced its own chip named W2.
Water resistant AirPods will not survive if you submerge them in the water, but they are likely going to survive splashes, just like how the iPhone 8 does. There’s still no official word about the same. But Apple has already designed smartwatches that can be submerged into the water, so it’s too early to say the company won’t do the same with updated AirPods.

After iPhone, wearables account for the speedy revenue growth for Apple and the company is expecting this category to grow in the future. Apple already confirmed it will release an upgraded version of the AirPods case. These cases will enable wireless charging for the Apple AirPods and just like how iPhone X users charge their phone, AirPods cases will do the same. Apple is also working on AR headsets and the company will likely introduce the product sometime in 2020.

The updated Apple AirPods will reportedly come with noise-cancellation. If it happens, we can either see a minor change in the design or maybe the company will make sure adding extra comfort and better fitting by making some changes in the earbuds. There are fewer chances of active noise cancellation this time.

People are satisfied with the current model of the AirPods, but adding more comfort and grip to make AirPods fit for everyone, and making improvements and design changes is great. No need of physical tapping will surely make users’ life easier because it will reduce the risk of accidental drops. Giving AirPods splash resistance ability will help joggers, gym goers, and travelers who don’t want the costly pair to be damaged by sweat or raindrops.

As far as the release of improved Apple AirPods is concerned, some analysts suggest Apple will release the new AirPods in early 2019. There are also reports about the new model of the wireless headphones coming in late 2018. Since Apple has not confirmed anything about the release of its new AirPods, it’s better to take such information with a pinch of salt.

What seems believable and realistic is Apple will introduce an improved version of AirPods. The company has seen tremendous growth in demand for its wearables and AirPods play a major role in this area. In terms of delivering true wireless music experience, these earphones stand strong and account for 85 percent of total wireless headphone sales in the U.S. It is huge in itself.

All the groundbreaking things AirPods can do are driven by the custom-designed Apple W1 chip. It produces extremely efficient wireless for a better connection and improved sound. And the W1 chip manages battery life so well, you can listen for 5 hours on a single charge.2 It’s performance that’s unheard of in a device this small.
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Monday, 9 April 2018

You Can Now Stream YouTube TV On Firefox

YouTube TV lets you Watch live TV from 50+ networks including live sports and news from your local channels. Record your programs with no storage space limits. No cable box required. Cancel anytime.
                                             
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Google and YouTube are under the same canopy, so naturally, YouTube’s services and features are designed and optimized for Google products like its Chrome browser. So it’s not surprising that YouTube TV supported only Chrome for quite a long time ever since its launch. It makes sense.

But now we have some good news for non-Chrome users. It looks like Google is slowly loosening its grip on YouTube TV’s browser requirements and learning to play with others. According to YouTube TV’s support page, Mozilla’s Firefox browser has been added to the list of compatible browsers. The support page doesn’t tell us which versions are supported though, but we can guess that it is the latest one so users should probably upgrade to be safe.

This brings the total number of support browsers up to a whopping two: Chrome and Firefox. It’s a start. The support page also mentions that support for more browsers is expected to come n the future, so if you’re using Opera, Microsoft Edge, Safari, or others, support may be coming soon.

For those using Firefox, you can head over to YouTube TV and try it out if you haven’t done so already. It’s nice that support is now opening up more today.
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Thursday, 15 March 2018

Google open sources its 3D audio kit for VR and AR

Google has been letting loose open sourcing stuff lately so that anybody can freely use or modify it. First, it was the tech behind Portrait Mode, and now its the spatial audio SDK Resonance Audio.
                                                     
Google resonance audio
Resonance Audio was launched last year and is aimed at making it easier for developers to deliver more convincing surround sound experiences in their VR and AR apps. The kit is based on Google's multi-platform VR Audio SDK, but really tries to improve on its foundation and make cross-platform development a lot easier with platform-specific documentation on how to implement all features properly.

Now that Resonance Audio has been open sourced, developers can freely integrate it into their projects to make cross-platform developing of AR/VR experiences a lotsimpler.
> "To accelerate adoption of immersive audio technology and strengthen the developer community around it, we’re opening Resonance Audio to a community-driven development model. By creating an open source spatial audio project optimized for mobile and desktop computing, any platform or software development tool provider can easily integrate with Resonance Audio. More cross-platform and tooling support means more distribution opportunities for content creators, without the worry of investing in costly porting projects."

For the uninitiated, Resonance Audio is Google’s take on 3D surround audio, and it takes the form of a special toolkit and SDK that can be integrated into the popular Unity 3D development suite. Resonance Audio uses Ambisonic technology to essentially figure out how best to realistically optimize audio in a 3D space according to its source and surroundings, making a scene like whispering to a fellow audience member during a VR concert extremely realistic. Different sound sources can mesh in real time in a 3D environment, and objects and environment boundaries can affect the way that sound travels, blends, and fades. All of these factors come together to create extremely realistic spatial audio that can work with just about any 3D project, including VR and AR content.

Gear VR and Daydream users may have already experienced Resonance Audio in recent apps like Pixar's Coco VR, Disney's Star Wars: Jedi Challenges AR, and Runaway's Flutter VR.
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Thursday, 8 March 2018

Chrome begins Blocking annoying ads based on the Better Ads Standards

While most advertisements on the web is aware of client encounter, throughout the years, chrome has progressively gotten notification from clients that some promotions can be especially meddling. As was reported last June, Chrome will handle this issue by expelling advertisements from destinations that don't take after the Better Ads Standards. We've already talked about a portion of the points of interest encompassing how Chrome shields clients from nosy advertisements, however as we approach the dispatch date of February 15, we needed to go in the engine and examine how this component functions in more detail.     
  better ads standards

What are the Better Ads Standards? 

The Better Ads Standards are the consequence of open customer inquiry by the Coalition for Better Ads, an industry assembled and concentrated on enhancing clients' involvement with web based promoting. More than 40,000 web clients in North America and Europe took part in reviews where they were indicated regular advertisement encounters and requested to assess how meddlesome the encounters were. The most meddlesome advertisement encounters incorporate prestitial promotions (those full-page promotions that piece you from seeing the substance on the page) and glimmering energized promotions. More insights about the exploration and strategy can be found on the Coalition's site. 
                                   
better ads standards mobile and pc

Despite the fact that a couple of the promotion encounters that disregard the Better Ads Standards are issues in the commercial itself, the larger part of risky advertisement encounters are controlled by the site proprietor —, for example, high promotion thickness or prestitial advertisements with commencement. This outcome prompted the approach Chrome takes to shield clients from a considerable lot of the meddling advertisement encounters recognized by the Better Ads Standards: assess how well locales agree to the Better Ads Standards, educate destinations of any issues experienced, give the chance to destinations to address distinguished issues, and expel promotions from locales that keep on maintaining a hazardous advertisements encounter. 

Today, the Better Ads Standards comprises of 12 promotion encounters that exploration observed to be especially irritating to clients. Picture Source: Coalition for Better Ads 

Assessing locales for infringement 

Locales are assessed by looking at an example of pages from the site. Contingent upon what number of infringement of the Better Ads Standards are discovered, the site will be assessed as having a status of Passing, Warning, or Failing. The assessment status of destinations can be gotten to through the Ad Experience Report API. Site proprietors can likewise observe more nitty gritty outcomes, for example, the particular infringement of the Better Ads Standards that were found, by means of the Ad Experience Report in Google's Search Console. From the Report site proprietors can likewise ask for that their site be re-checked on after they have tended to the rebellious advertisement encounters. 

The Ad Experience Report in Google's Search Console permits site proprietors to see their general site assessment status, and also the specifics of any infringement distinguished on their site. 

Separating on destinations at the system level 

At a specialized level, when a Chrome client explores to a page, Chrome's promotion channel first checks if that page has a place with a site that falls flat the Better Ads Standards. Assuming this is the case, organize asks for on the page —, for example, those for JavaScript or pictures — are checked against a rundown of known advertisement related URL designs. On the off chance that there is a match, Chrome will hinder the demand, keeping the promotion from showing on the page. This arrangement of examples depends on people in general EasyList channel leads, and incorporates designs coordinating numerous promotion suppliers including Google's own advertisement stages, AdSense and DoubleClick. 

What this looks like in Chrome 

                                           
how chrome blocks ads
Chrome will consequently piece promotions on destinations that fall flat the Better Ads Standards, utilizing the approach portrayed previously. At the point when no less than one Ad asked for has been blocked, Chrome will demonstrate the client a message showing that advertisement blocking has happened and in addition a choice to debilitate this setting by choosing "permit promotions on this site." For work area clients, the notice in Chrome's address bar will seem to be like Chrome's current fly up blocker. Android clients will see message in a little infobar at the base of their screen, and can tap on "points of interest" to see more data and abrogate the default setting. 

Chrome will naturally square meddling promotions on locales that have been found to damage the Better Ads Standards, yet clients have the choice to cripple the component by choosing "permit advertisements on this site." 

Early outcomes demonstrate positive advance for clients 

                                     
While the aftereffect of this activity is that Chrome clients won't see advertisements on locales that reliably abuse the Better Ads Standards, our objective isn't to channel any promotions whatsoever yet to enhance the experience for all web clients. As of February 12, 42% of locales which were coming up short the Better Ads Standards have settled their issues and are currently passing. This is the result we were seeking after — that destinations would find a way to settle nosy promotions encounters themselves and advantage all web clients. Be that as it may, if a site keeps on keeping up resistant promotion encounters 30 days in the wake of being informed of infringement, Chrome will start to piece advertisements on that site. 

We're supported by early outcomes indicating industry moves from meddling advertisement encounters, and look sending to proceeded with joint effort with the business toward a future where Chrome's promotion sifting innovation won't be required.
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Thursday, 1 March 2018

Hangouts Chat, Google’s Slack Alternative, is now available in G Suite

When it launched in 2013, Google Hangouts was Google’s multipurpose messaging platform as it had replaced Google Talk. Only three years later, however, Google opted to sideline Hangouts for consumers in favor of Allo and Duo. Instead, Google targeted Hangouts for businesses. Then, in March 2017, Google announced Hangouts Chat along with Hangouts Meet. Despite its name, Hangouts Chat is more similar to Slack instead of Hangouts.
                         Hangouts Chat, Google’s Slack Alternative, is now available in G Suite
For nearly a year, Hangouts Chat has only been available to companies as part of an Early Adopter Program. This changes now as Google has announced that it’s making Chat generally available as a core G Suite service.

Hangouts Chat is a competitor to Slack, which is one of the most popular solutions for work group messaging and collaboration. Other competitors include Microsoft Teams, and a preliminary look at its functionality seems to show that Chat has a good enough feature set to compete with Slack.

According to Google, Hangouts Chat helps teams “collaborate easily and efficiently.” It has dedicated virtual rooms to house projects over time, including threaded conversations, which is said to make it simple to track progress and follow up tasks.
Chat is integrated with other G Suite apps. Users can upload items from Drive, collaborate on Google’s productivity suite, join online meetings with Hangouts Meet, or use Google’s search tool to search for room members, past conversations, and shared files. They can also use Google’s AI to speed up manual work, such as booking conference rooms and searching for files.

Chat is said to be secure. Google says that it builds on G Suite’s “security-first ecosystem” and offers an “enterprise-grade solution” that’s reliable as well as compliant. It has integrated support for Vault, which means that administrators can archive, preserve, search and export Chat-specific data.

One of the more compelling features of Chat is that it comes with 25 bots to help speed up workflows, according to Google. These workflows range from finance and HR to CRM, project management and more. Bots like the @GoogleDrive bot and the @Meet bot are integrated directly with other G Suite apps. The @GoogleDrive bot lets users know when files are shared with them, comments are made, or when people request access to their documents. The @Meet bot, on the other hand, has direct integration with Calendar to schedule meetings for users. Google adds that users can also build integrations on top of Chat to incorporate the tools they use.
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Thursday, 28 September 2017

Firefox Quantum Beats Google Chrome Browser in Speed Test

Browsers are funny things. We use them every day, but most people don’t ever really think about switching to a new one. You have multiple options as of right now – Chrome, Firefox, Brave,  Safari and  UC Browser – but most people either use Chrome, Safari or IE.
                                            firefox quantum beats google chrome in speed test
Why? Simple: Chrome ships aboard Android phones, the most used phones on the planet, Safari does the same thing on iPhone and Macs, and IE, well… IE is default on Windows and there’s a lot of Windows PCs out there.

Last fall, Mozilla announced something special: an overhaul of the Firefox browser designed for multi-core, modern PCs. Now it’s here in beta form, under its new name: Firefox Quantum. And this isn’t your average browser; the beta version which is now available is twice as fast as the current Firefox browser and uses 33% less energy than Google’s Chrome.

“Firefox has historically run mostly on just one CPU core, but Firefox Quantum takes advantage of multiple CPU cores in today’s desktop and mobile devices much more effectively,” Mozilla explains on its blog. “This improved utilization of your computer’s hardware makes Firefox Quantum dramatically faster.”

The look and feel of the browser has also been updated. Called Photon, the new UX is clean and simple to interact with. Combine this with the speed and efficiency improvements and Firefox could well be making a lot of new friends in 2017/18.
           
"We’re confident that with Photon," Mozilla added, "Firefox Quantum users will be impressed by the modern new design that puts their needs first. Photon doesn’t just look good, it’s also smarter. If you’re using Photon on a Windows PC with a touch display, the menus change size based on whether you click with a mouse or touch with a finger.”

The new design also features many logical changes; things like square tabs, smooth animations, and a Library, which provides quick access to your saved stuff: bookmarks, Pocket, history, downloads, tabs, and screenshots.

Mozilla acquired Pocket last year, so it’s inclusion natively is no surprise and how it is integrated is really very smart, adding yet another big USP to Firefox Quantum.

Firefox Quantum is available now in beta and it will also work on Android and iOS, as well as desktop PCs and Macs. If you’d prefer to wait for the finished version, it will appear on November 14, for free, of course. But if you’re interested in testing the beta now you can do so HERE.
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Sunday, 24 September 2017

Google Chrome will Soon Allow you to Permanently Mutes websites

There are a lot of very annoying video and audio advertisements these days that limits user experience when surfing the net. So, thanks to the tech giant future Chrome feature could make noisy websites a thing of the past.
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Chrome’s François Beaufort posted a short announcement explaining that the team is currently experimenting with a mute/unmute setting that can be activated directly from the Page Info bubble. This is accessed by clicking on the far left corner of the address bar – either an info icon or a “Secure” label for sites that are HTTPS-enabled. It contains settings for Flash, notifications, automatic downloads, etc.
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The new option “will give you more control about which website is allowed to throw sound at you automatically,” writes Beaufort.
Though, we can silence Chrome tabs by right clicking on them and selecting mute, closing the tabs or exiting Chrome cancels it. Once the new system is in place, a muted site will stay quiet until you choose to revert the setting.
If you want to try out the feature, you can download the latest experimental version of the Chrome Canary build here. It’s switched off by default, but you can run it with the --enable-features=SoundContentSetting switch. Privacy researcher Lukasz Olejnik points out (via The Register) that a side-effect of the mute feature would allow users to remove “ultrasonic tracking” on pages they view in Chrome. In 2015, he suggested the Web Audio API should incorporate automatic muting to stop ultrasonic beacons - inaudible sounds with encoded data that can be used by listening devices to receive information.
Read: 4 Easy ways to REMOVE PDF PASSWORD or UNLOCK A PDF FILE
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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Google Has officially Replaced Google Talk with Hangouts

Google has finally killed off its Google Talk service and has replaced it with Hangouts, as promised in MarchGoogle said: “Hangouts offers advanced improvements over Google Talk such as group video calling and integration with other Google products. With the introduction of Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat, which add further improvements in meetings and team collaboration, it is now time to say goodbye to Google Talk”.
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 Gtalk was started in 2005 and the beginning of the end started from 2013. When it was launched, Google introduced it as a simple chat experience for Gmail service users. Hangouts, meanwhile, is now being used by Google as a business application, now that the company has several new messaging services like Google Duo and Android Messages. Before this, Gmail users had the option of switching between Gtalk and Hangouts.



Despite stopping its services for Google Talk, the company still has an array of messaging services to offer including AlloDuo, Hangouts and Android Messages. But it now looks like Google wants to clearly define each of its messaging apps to serve different purposes. It also wants to push its Allo chat app and Duo video calling app as the the ones general users should choose over Hangouts.
Over the past few months, Google has improved Hangouts a lot. For instance, it does support group video calling and is tightly integrated into Google ecosystem. In March, Google announced that it would split Hangouts into two products: Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat. Hangouts Meet would focus on video conferences, while Hangouts Chat would be focused on instant messaging.

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How to download Facebook videos On Android

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

How to Download Facebook Videos on Windows PC

This post will show you how to download facebook videos without using any software on your PC. I am going to highlight three very convenient methods I use all the time.
Let's go!
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Fbdown.net: online facebook video downloader

Fbdown.net is an online video downloader for facebook. It also has a page for downloading twitter videos. To use Fbdown.net follow these steps:
Play the video, then Right Click -> Show video URL. See screenshot below.
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Go to FBDOWN.net. Then paste the URL and Click 'Download', like the screenshot below
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Click on "Download normal quality video" or "Download HD video" (if available) to start downloading the video.
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Note : If the video opens up instead of downloading, then on Step 3 Right Click the link and "Save as..." to download the video.

m.facebook.com video Downloader


  • Open Facebook on any Browser of your choice( Google Chrome, Internet Explorer are recommended)
  • Navigate to the desired FB video you want to download
  • Click on the video to Open it in full screen mode
  • Now in the address bar of your browser edit the URL from https://www.facebook.com/video/xyz to https://m.facebook.com/video/xyz. Basically you need to replace www with m in the URL of the Facebook video and hit Enter. The same is shown in the image below

m.facebook
Mobile version of Facebook with the video will open. Click on the video to play it
Once the video starts playing, right click on the video and select Save video as… from the context menu as shown below
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On the next window you can select the desired path and name and then select Save
Fb video will start downloading to the location you specified on your PC.

savefrom.net Video Downloader

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SaveFrom.net makes downloading from the internet convenient and simple. You can download audio, video, and other types of files from various websites and social networks: youtube.com, vk.com, vimeo.com, and others.

How to use the service»
1st way: Enter the URL-address in the input field at the top of the main page and press Enter or click on the button to the right of the input field.

2nd way: Add "savefrom.net/" or "sfrom.net/" before the URL and press Enter. example: sfrom.net/http://youtube.com/watch?v=u7deClndzQw

3rd way: Use short domain names: ssyoutube.com, srapidshare.com.

4th way: Use their browser addon to download in 1 click.
Note: Click on a web resource name to see the details of downloading and saving files from it.

Read Also: How to Download Facebook Videos on Android
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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Intel Features the new Core i9, a Product of its new core X series

Intel recently announced the new Core X-series, the company's lead series of  desktop processors. With the introduction of this series, Intel has also introduced the new Core i9 series of processors.
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Based on the new X299/LGA2066 "Basin Falls" platform, the Core X-series has nine different products, of which five are being announced today and four will be arriving later. Customers will have a choice from 4 cores to 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 cores all the way at the top, making it one of the most diverse range on the market. Almost all models will have Intel's Hyper-Threading, thereby doubling the thread count (the thread count is the number of individual application threads which can be executing simultaneously on the CPU itself. Without any additional or special hardware, this is always equal to the core count)

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N.B: Each individual application running in an operating system is either single-threaded or multi-threaded (think of each thread as a "sub-application"). Single threaded applications require just one thread to run on the CPU, whereas multi-threaded applications have many sub-threads running simultaneously. Additional cores, or hyper-threading, allows more application threads to simultaneously run at once.
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The nine processors are split into Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X. At the bottom of the pack are the two Kaby Lake-X parts, the Core i5-7640X and the Core i7-7740X.

The Core i5-7640X has 4 cores with no Hyper-Threading. It has 4.0GHz base clock speed and Turbo Boosts up to 4.2GHz. There's 6MB L3 cache, 16 PCIe 3.0 lanes, and two-channel DDR4-2666 memory support. It has a TDP of 112W and is priced at $242.

The Core i7-7740X has 4 cores and 8 threads with HT. It has 4.3GHz base clock speed and Turbo Boosts up to 4.5GHz. There's 8MB L3 cache, 16 PCIe 3.0 lanes, and two-channel DDR4-2666 memory support. It has a TDP of 112W and is priced at $339.
Moving on to the Skylake-X series, the base Core i7-7740X has 6 cores and 12 threads with HT. It has 3.5GHz base clock speed and Turbo Boosts up to 4.0GHz. There's 8.25MB L3 cache, 28 PCIe 3.0 lanes, and four-channel DDR4-2400 memory support. It has a TDP of 140W and is priced at $389.

The Core i7-7820X has 8 cores and 16 threads with HT. It has 3.6GHz base clock speed and Turbo Boosts up to 4.3GHz. It also has support for Intel Turbo Boost 3.0, which boosts the best core of the bunch to, in this case, 4.5GHz. There's 11MB L3 cache, 28 PCIe 3.0 lanes, and four-channel DDR4-2666 memory support. It has a TDP of 140W and is priced at $599.

Lastly, there is the Core i9-7900X, which has 10 cores and 20 threads with HT. It has 3.3GHz base clock speed, 4.3GHz Turbo Boost 2.0 clock speed and 4.5GHz Turbo Boost 3.0 clock speed. There's 13.75MB L3 cache, 44 PCIe 3.0 lanes, and four-channel DDR4-2666 memory support. It has a TDP of 140W and is priced at $999.

There are four more parts left, the i9-7920X, i9-7940X, i9-7960X, and i9-7980XE, however, not a lot of information has been revealed about them. All we know for now is that they have 12/24, 14/28, 16/32, and 18/36 core/thread count, and that they are priced at $1199, $1399, $1699, and $1999, respectively.
Further information and availability should be announced this week.

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Saturday, 20 May 2017

Wanawiki unlocks WannaCry ransomware without ransom payments

Wanakiwi to the rescue! As a follow up to the recently published post on Ransomware, French researchers on Friday announced that they had found a last resort for technicians to save Windows files encrypted by WannaCry using Wanakiwi tool, racing against a deadline as the ransomware threatens to start locking up victims' computers first infected a week ago.
Wanawiki works by sniffing out the prime numbers used by the ransomware to reconstruct the key used to encrypt your PC. Once the wanawiki tool is run, the software can basically generate the key, and the tool will then unlock the encypted files.
                          French researchers unlock WannaCry

WannaCry, which started to sweep round the globe last Friday and has infected more than 300,000 computers in 150 nations, threatens to lock out victims who have not paid a sum of $300 to $600 within one week of infection.                                
                         wannacry-ransom-payments

A set of security researchers scattered across the globe said they had collaborated to develop a workaround to unlock the encryption key for files hit in the global attack, which several independent security researchers have confirmed.

The researchers cautioned that their solution only works in certain conditions:
·        If computers had not been rebooted since becoming infected.
·        If victims applied the fix before WannaCry carried out its threat to lock their files permanently.

·        It needs to be run as soon as possible, because the prime numbers the ransomware uses may be overwritten over time.

Europol said on Twitter that its European Cybercrime Centre had tested the team's new tool, and said it was "found to recover data in some circumstances".The group includes Adrien Guinet, who works as a security expert, Matthieu Suiche, who is an internationally known hacker, and Benjamin Delpy, who helped out by night, in his spare time, outside his day job at the Banque de France."We knew we must go fast because, as time passes, there is less chance to recover," Delpy said after a second sleepless night of work this week allowed him to release a workable way to decrypt WannaCry at 6 am Paris time (0400 GMT) on Friday.

Delpy calls his free tool for decrypting infected computers without paying ransom "wanakiwi".
Suiche published a blog with technical details summarizing what the group of passing online acquaintances has built and is racing to share with technical staff at organizations infected by WannaCry.
Wanakiwi was quickly tested and shown to work on Windows 7 and older Windows versions XP and 2003, Suiche said, adding that he believed the hastily developed fix also works with Windows 2008 and Vista, meaning the entire universe of affected PCs."(The method) should work with any operating system from XP to Win7," Suiche told Reuters, via direct message on Twitter.

Delpy added that so far, banking, energy and some government intelligence agencies from several European countries and India had contacted him regarding the fix. As of Wednesday, half of all internet addresses corrupted globally by WannaCry were located in China and Russia, with 30 and 20 percent of infections, respectively, according to data supplied by threat intelligence firm Kryptos Logic.By contrast, the United States accounts for 7 percent of WannaCry infections while Britain, France and Germany each represent just 2 percent of worldwide attacks, Kryptos said.

Only 309 transactions worth around $94,000 appear to have been paid into WannaCry blackmail accounts by Friday (1345 GMT), 7 days after the attack began.(Reuters graphic)

That's just under one in 1,000 of the estimated victims.This may reflect a variety of factors, security experts say, including scepticism that attackers will honor their promises or the possibility that organizations have back-up storage plans allowing them to recover their data without paying ransom.


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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Ransomware Spreading Fast,Nigerian communications commission (NCC) Warns

Ransomware is a kind of destructive software program that obstructs accessibility to data until a ransom money is paid.

​It also presents a message requesting settlement to open it.

                              Ransomware


​Basic ransomware could secure the system in a way which is easy for a well-informed individual to reverse. Advanced malware encrypts the target's documents, making them inaccessible, and demands a ransom settlement to decrypt them. The ransomware may additionally secure the computer system's Master File Table (MFT) or the entire tough drive.Thus, ransomware is a denial-of-access attack that prevents computer system customers from accessing files considering that it is unbending to decrypt the documents without the decryption key. Ransomware attacks are generally carried out using a Trojan that has actually a haul camouflaged as a legit file.
Ransom: A hacker's method to obtain paid

Ransomware in numbers:

Every 10 secs somebody worldwide is struck by ransomware
$ 1 billion was extorted from ransomware sufferers in 2016. The threat is growing! In 2015 the overall was $50 million. $500 is the average ransom moneys payment, but can go beyond $10,000.
While originally prominent in Russia, the use of ransomware scams has actually grown worldwide.
Infection with one incorrect click.

Ransomware contaminates a computer and also encrypts all the information on its storage drives while spreading to any other vulnerable  computer that are connected. Exactly how can a computer system come to be infected? Hyperlinks and accessories in spam e-mails. Cyber lawbreakers make use of brilliant social engineering techniques making you click harmful web links or add-ons included in a spam email.
- Destructive websites.
- With a "drive-by download," you only should see a site or click a banner to download the harmful software to your computer.
- Video Games: Gamers are targeted with saved-game web content and downloadable "extras" that attach  the malware on their computer.
Anti-virus software could fail to spot ransomware infections. Cybercriminals often design their destructive code to avoid exploration by researching known anti-malware options in order to identify weaknesses in the discovery technologies or the program style.

Possible Repairs
 - Heimdal Security
AVG's ransomware decryption tools
Trend Micro lock screen ransomware tool 
Avast anti-ransomware tools 
BitDefender anti-ransomware 
Kaspersky anti-ransomware tool

# Suspicious Filenames to be weary of
• @Please_Read_Me@.txt
• @WanaDecryptor@.exe
• @WanaDecryptor@.exe.lnk
• Please Read Me!.txt (Older variant)
• C:\WINDOWS\tasksche.exe
• C:\WINDOWS\qeriuwjhrf
• 131181494299235.bat
• 176641494574290.bat
• 217201494590800.bat
• [0-9]{15}.bat #regex
• !WannaDecryptor!.exe.lnk
• 00000000.pky
• 00000000.eky
• 00000000.res
• C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskdl.exe



The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday notified all network operators as well as their particular clients to the outbreak of Ransomware.

" This situation demands that proactive actions be taken by all players in the telecommunication eco-system to avert the hazards of crucial data loss, monetary losses as well as ultimately network/business disruption.".
The Commission advised Nigerians, as protective steps to name a few; get software application patch released by Microsoft in March 2017 to take care of the Ransomware Virus; plan scheduled tests on the networks and systems to guarantee security and accessibility always.
The Commission urged clients to use  their mobile phones as replacements to computer systems for Internet accessibility to protect themselves and their gadgets by not opening e-mail attachments/links from unidentified resources; not clicking pop-ups as well as applets on unidentified web sites and also using effective antivirus software program for their smart phones.
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