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Huawei Says Hongmeng OS Is Not For Smartphones, Plans To Continue Using Android

Huawei Says Hongmeng OS Is Not For Smartphones, Plans To Continue Using Android

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Even with the US-China trade tensions easing somewhat over the past weeks, Huawei continues to work on its in-house operating system, HongMeng OS, which is also expected to be marketed as Ark OS in some markets. Lately, media reports over the past few weeks have consistently claimed that that the new software is being prepared as an alternative to Android. But according to China’s state-owned Xinhua news agency, the company’s board member and senior Vice President, Catherine Chen, said that Hongmeng OS is not for smartphones. Instead, Hongmeng is for industrial use and has been in development long before the current discussions around finding an alternative to Android. She also confirmed that the company intends to continue using Android on its phones and tablets for the foreseeable futur
Founder Of iROKOtv Calls Rok Acquisition “Largest Media Deal In West African History”

Founder Of iROKOtv Calls Rok Acquisition “Largest Media Deal In West African History”

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Jason Njoku’s iROKOtv is one of the most successful African tech companies and even fewer companies on the African content to get Video on Demand right. Recently, ROK Studio, which made content for iROKOtv was acquired by Canal+ for an undisclosed fee. The deal is obviously a huge deal and Njoku shared that it’s the “largest media deal in West Africa” in a heartfelt Twitter thread. Here’s what he had to say about the deal: When the news of the Canal+ ROK acquisition broke I was speaking to Mrs Njoku. I burst into tears. She burst into tears. We both didn’t really understand why we were crying. It was relief. Relief that we had somehow made it through this process. We aren’t on holiday, we didn’t celebrate, there was no thanks giving its simply back to work. We aren’t even in the s
Zimbabwean, William Sachiti Launches Kar-go, Europe’s First Roadworthy Driverless Delivery Car

Zimbabwean, William Sachiti Launches Kar-go, Europe’s First Roadworthy Driverless Delivery Car

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We have talked about Pasi William Sachiti a few time in the past. We have been impressed by his UK startup, Academy of Robotics which has been working on Kar-go, a driverless car to solve the last mile delivery problem. The last time we talked about Sachiti and Kar-go, he had just successfully raised funding for the innovation via a crowdfunding platform. The autonomous vehicle was launched last week and it was hosted at two glamorous events in the UK. Hosted by the Duke of Richmond Kar-go was part of the Duke of Richmond’s Festivals of Speed (FOS). This is when the Duke hosts motoring enthusiasts from around the world who flock to see the latest concept cars to classics. A new addition to the show is what is called, the FOS Future Lab which has become a centre piece o
India To Launch Database Of IMEI Numbers For Tracking Stolen Phones: Something Worth Copying For Zim

India To Launch Database Of IMEI Numbers For Tracking Stolen Phones: Something Worth Copying For Zim

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Loss of mobile phone, especially in the cases of mobile theft is not only an economic loss but its a loss of privacy as well. In India, phone theft is a common thing, and conmen know how to change the IMEI address of the stolen device. So, the Indian Government is coming up with a database that stores all IMEIs ( International Mobile Equipment Identity) to counter mobile theft. For those who don’t know, the IMEI number is a set of unique 15-digit number which is used to identify mobile phones. It is the IMEI number that differentiates one phone from another. Since the citizens of India deals with the problem of widespread mobile theft, Indian Government is now planning to roll out a Central Equipment Identity Register that will store IMEI numbers. How would users
4 Reasons Why You Should Stop Using Your Laptop Whilst It Sits On Your Lap

4 Reasons Why You Should Stop Using Your Laptop Whilst It Sits On Your Lap

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Laptops are one of the most common productivity tools today- they are portable and quite convenient. Contrary to its name, however, a laptop does not belong on your lap-unless you want to expose yourself to harmful electromagnetic frequency (EMF) radiation. Your vital organs get an unhealthy dose of electromagnetic radiation from your laptop computer, if you make a habit of actually putting it on your lap. So here are 6 reasons why you should never place your laptop on your lap: It can harm your reproductive organs. A laptop may seem perfectly harmless, but it receives wireless internet signals (microwaves) and radiates EMFs. Its proximity to the reproductive system can pose risks, both on a male user’s sperm count and a female’s egg release. It can lead to certain types
Here Are Some Leaked Screenshots Of Huawei’s Future OS

Here Are Some Leaked Screenshots Of Huawei’s Future OS

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If you’re among the group that firmly believes that Huawei will walk away from Android and become a stronger company, this article is for you. Huawei’s replacement Ark OS – has been spotted in the wild and here’s what it could look like: I said it could look like this because the screenshots shared could be from an earlier phase of development and the OS might have taken a different turn or it might take a different turn by the time Huawei announces it. That’s if they announce it to begin with. The screenshots where obtained from the filing of a patent claiming protection of certain design elements of the user interface. There’s still a lot of uncertainty regarding the impact this ban will have but my fears are less to do with

LED Skincare Gadgets Market Anticipated to Grow at a Significant Pace by 2028

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Rising awareness for the light emitting skincare procedures boosts the LED skincare gadgets market Aging of the skin is a natural process; trying to slow or reverse the presence of aging needs some intervention. For a long time, people have been looking for tools and gadgets, extending from tweezers to moisturizers to establish a skincare routine that works. Technology has upgraded skincare in many extraordinary ways. It has created a market for devices that allow people to care for their skin in their homes while paying less for grooming and stylish services every month. The global market for LED skincare gadgets is expected to grow in the future, due to the increasing rate of skin-related disorders and diseases worldwide. The LED skincare gadgets market accounts for the

BlackBerry Android apps are also disappearing soon

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With all the talk about LG, HTC, and Sony’s phone businesses being in trouble, there is one brand that has seemingly been ignored. To be fair, BlackBerry has long surrendered its phone-making business to TCL but its name still used to ring in Android circles. The last news we heard from its wasn’t good, with BlackBerry Messenger announced to be going away. It won’t be alone, at least, as BlackBerry’s other Android apps are reportedly riding off into the sunset as well. BlackBerry may no longer be making phones but it has realigned its focus on its software products. Most if not all of these apps were designed with enterprise users and business settings in mind. Even BBM, which was at one point believed to be the Android world’s answer to Apple iMessage, is mostly used in those env

World’s largest plane takes to the skies

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The jet stayed aloft for more than two hours, hitting a top speed of 304km per hour. — AP The world’s largest aeroplane made its first test flight on Saturday in California. The mega jet, called Roc, which has a wingspan the length of an American football field and is powered by six engines on a twin fuselage, carried out its maiden voyage over the Mojave Desert shortly before 7am Pacific time. The plane, built by Stratolaunch Systems Corp, stayed aloft for more than two hours, hitting a top speed of 304km per hour, and reached an altitude of 5 182m. It landed safely back at the Mojave Air and Space Port as a crowd of hundreds of people cheered. “What a fantastic first flight,” Stratolaunch Chief Executive Officer Jean Floyd said in a statement p

Nashua Zimbabwe’s Trial Run 3D Printing Prosthetic Hands Is Yielding Interesting Results

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When Nashua informed us that they were experimenting with 3D printing we couldn’t hide the fact that we were in awe. At the time they had just called for interested parties to apply and be part of their trial run 3D printing prosthetic hands. One month later and Nashua have handed out the first prosthetic arm to one Tonderai Makunya. Tonderai was involved in a work accident 6 years ago and ever since then he had to make do without his hand. One of the main reasons being prosthetic hands are prohibitively expensive. Some of the organisations Tonde had reached out to prior to Nashua also couldn’t assist him  because of the costs involved so clearly there’s a big void that can be filled. One of the 3D printer Tonderai is still getting to grips with his new hand but the mobi
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