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The “Game Mode” Has Arrived With Windows 10 Insider Build 15019

The Game Mode is a Microsoft’s attempt to improve gaming experience by making optimizations on Windows 10 machines. The Windows 10 Insider Build 15019 carries the glimpse of the Game Mode option along with improvements in the Game Bar feature. It is

Ubuntu 17.04 “Zesty Zapus” Alpha 2 Released, ISO And Torrent Files Available

Canonical has released the second and only Alpha for Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus. The testing snapshots are available for download for Lubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu GNOME, and Ubuntu Budgie. Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus Alpha 2

Artificial Intelligence Is Cracking 4,000-Year-Old Indus Valley Mystery

The Indus Script is one of the oldest and least understood writing systems in the world. Recently, researchers have used AI Methods like Markov models to decipher the script and understand it. This may be the beginning of applying AI to understand our past.

Git Stats — Cool Visualisations For Local Git Statistics With Contribution Calendars

Git Statsis a command line tool, which lets a developer see the contribution percentages of project contributors, see global or user commit activity, filtered by date and other options. To use this tool, you need nodejs and npm installed on your system. You can visit git-stats GitHub repository to see all the options.

BitChute: A YouTube Powered By BitTorrent Is Here With No Censorship

If you’re searching for a YouTube alternative, BitChute is a people-powered video streaming website. To host a video, it takes help of the web browser-based client WebTorrent which uses peer to peer file sharing over the BitTorrent network. At this time,

Meet MOCAS — World’s Oldest Computer Program That’s Still In Use

A COBOL program for representational purpose MOCAS is the world’s oldest computer program that’s still in active use. It was launched in 1958 by the United States Department of Defense for keeping track of contracts and

Former governor behind 2baba’s planned protest

> Investigations have revealed that former Akwa Ibom state governor is the chief sponsor of the proposed nationwide protest to be led by 2baba Idibia. > The protest is aimed at demanding answers from the government over different issues in the country > According to 2baba, the protest will hold in February 2baba Idibia

Checkout the 16 year old who is already the tallest basketballer ever (photos & video)

> Robert Bobroczky, a 7-foot-7, 16-year-old freshman at SPIRE Institute, has been tipped to become the tallest player to ever play in the NBA and of the tallest in the history of the sport. According to Odditycentral.com, Bobroczky is a native of Romania and is on track to become the eighteenth person in medical history to reach or surpass eight feet in height despite having his growth rate has slowed down over the last four years.
Robert Bobreczky (left) with his teammates

Snake killed near school hostel in Anambra state will shock you (photos)

> A student has shared photos of a large snake which was found and killed near their school hostel in Anambra. According to a student who shared the photos on social media, the 'viper' had been lurking near a fence beside their hostel, and was found and eventually killed. Sharing the photos, they wrote: "This viper snake was killed in the evil shrine near our lodge in Anambra State, Aguata L.G.A precisely. We share same boundary with the shrine, just a fence demarcation and this snake was found asleep near our fence by the security man." See the pictures below:

Another top pastor asks Christians to kill Fulani herdsmen who try to attack them

> While Nigeria’s secret police is doing all within its powers to contain fiery man of God, Apostle John Suleman, his colleague and senior pastor of Mountain of Liberation and Miracle Ministries, Chris Okafor, says it is now time for Christians all over Nigeria to be battle ready and defend themselves. Senior Pastor Chris Okafor has joined Apostle Suleman in calling on Christians to henceforth defend themselves

Oba Akiolu berates Atiku, Daura for expelling him from Nigeria police

> The Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu has disclosed how he left the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) > The traditional ruler named those who plotted his ouster from the NPF > Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Director-General of Department of State Services (DSS), Mr Lawal Daura were mentioned The Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu has disclosed how he was forced out of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in 2002. Oba Rilwan Akiolu

Hausa trader allegedly kills Yoruba driver over N30 in Lagos

> A tribal riot started in Igando, Lagos, after a Hausa man allegedly killed a Yoruba driver > The duo reportedly fought over N30 ($0.06, black market rate) which led to the death of the driver
> Friends of the deceased took to the street and attacked every Hausa man they could find Riot started on Monday, January 31, on Mojeed street, Igando Lagos, when a 40-year-old Hausa trader, Ibrahim Adamu, allegedly killed a bus driver, Lekan Adeleke. Residents and family of the deceased reportedly blocked the street, made bon fire and chased Hausa traders out of the area. According to a report by ThePunch, trouble started when the deceased had

Nigerian man dies in LUTH due to management error (photos)

> A man has passed away at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) because the hospital was unable to provide an oxygen mask for him. Nigerian man dies in LUTH due to management error A twitter user, @kpeetee who made this known on his page said the staffs could

Buhari pictured with Governor Amosun having dinner

> Amid speculations that President Muhammadu Buhari’s health may have failed, he has been pictured with his ally and governor of Ogun state taking dinner on Sunday, January 30. Buhari is seen with Amosun taking dinner in the UK The president is on vacation in the United Kingdom, but a statement from his

Why Does Google Throw Captchas While Using Tor?

Does Google know that you are using Tor and deliberately give you hard time to search your queries and force you to use other less stringent browser options like DuckDuckGo and Bing? This happens in some scenarios: numerous users accessing Google through

Nokia Just Launched Its Own Voice Assistant “MIKA” For Some Special Purpose

At this year’s Mobile World Congress, Nokia will demonstrate their new digital assistant called MIKA or Multi-purpose Intuitive Knowledge Assistant. Not a regular voice

Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Xfce And KDE Editions Available For Download

The Linux Mint project has released Xfce and KDE version of its Linux Mint 18.1 operating system. Shipping with Xfce 4.12 and KDE Plasma 5.8.5 LTS desktop environments, these releases are based on Linux kernel 4.4 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Open Collective: A New Chapter of Open Source Project Funding

One year ago, putting yourself entirely into a position of Open Source contribution was a difficult task, there was no consistent money out of working on one. One had to have a full-time job in a company for money. Open Collective, a platform for curating funds for

5 world powerful leaders Trump discussed with recently

> Donald Trump, the president of the United States of America, is making moves that will protect the interest of Americans while building bonds with some world leaders. File photo of Donald Trump, the president of the United States. Barely a week ago, Trump banned the citizens of some countries from entering

Adamant Trump accuses senators McCain and Graham of trying 'to start World War III'

> President Trump has accused two Republican senators of trying 'to start World War III' after they jointly criticized him for his immigration ban > The senators had said that it was clear from the confusion at US airports across the nation that President Trump’s executive order was not properly vetted > The president signed an executive order recently barring any non-U.S. citizen traveling from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia or Yemen from entering the United States for 90 days The president signed an executive order recently barring any non-U.S. citizen traveling from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia or Yemen from entering the United States for 90 days

We depend on our monthly contributions, no politician is sponsoring us – IPOB (video)

> The Indigenous People of Biafra has revealed how it sponsors its activities within Nigeria and abroad > The group said it does not receiving funding from any politician > IPOB also said that its members especially the dedicated ones make monthly contributions to support the activities of the group IPOB has revealed how it gets funds to sponsor its activities

Ken Nnamani urges Igbos to learn from the Yorubas

> Ken Nnamani has accepted the role as leader of the APC in south east > He urged Igbo leaders to be united and speak with one voice
> The former Senate president advised Igbos not to put all their eggs in one basket Senator Ken Nnamani has urged Igbos to support the All Progressives Congress (APC) as that is the surest opportunity to achieve an Igbo presidency in 2023. The former Senate president who decamped to the APC also called on Igbo politicians from the region to be united. The Sun reports that Nnamani advised that politics should be played without stooping to name-calling and insults. Ken Nnamani urges Igbos to learn from the Yorubas

Missing herdsmen found dead in Delta

> Two herdsmen, who were declared missing on Wednesday, January 25, have been found dead in Ossissa community, Ndokwa East local government area of Delta state > The police says no arrest have been made in connection with the murder yet > The police says the herdsmen disappeared with their cattle but has yet to reveal where the animals are The herdsmen were found dead three days after they were declared missing.

JUST IN: Randy Orton wins 2017 Royal Rumble

> The 2017 Royal Rumble event has been concluded with Randy Orton and John Cena the biggest winners on the night. Kevin Owens retained the WWE universal championship – after Braun Strowman interfered and destroyed Roman Reigns, While Randy Orton eliminated Randy Orton to win Royal Rumble. Owens (right) escorted out by Chris Jericho pinned Reigns for the win after Strauman's interferance

Polytechnic lectrurers commence five day warning strike

> The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) will today begin a one-week warning strike today, January 30 > This is to protest the government’s refusal to honour its agreement with the union and fund the polytechnic sect>  > The union's one month ultimatum to the government expired in December 2016 The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) will today begin a one-week warning strike today, January 30, The Nation reports. Adamu Adamu, Nigeria's minister ofeducation

Lagos state PPRO exchanges words with Instagram user whose mother was recently kidnapped

> An angry Instagram user whose mother was recently rescued from kidnappers vented his anger on the Lagos state PPRO Dolapo Badmos, for 'raining money' on her mother at a function. Dolapo Badmos Drama played out on Instagram recently after an angry Instagram user

Presidency reacts to US visa ban on Nigerians

> Following the implementation of President Donald Trump's immigration policy, the United States is expected to stop issuing 2-year visas to Nigerians. The policy aims to treat countries the same way Americans are treated as regards

Kashamu vows 'people will die' before he is successfully extradited

> Buruji Kashamu, a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is in trouble following a US Appeal Court ruling on his extradition > Kashamu has however called the ruling illegal and says any attempt to forcefully take him away will result in the spilling of blood Embattled Senator Buruji Kashamu has warned that any attempt to forcefully extradite him to the United States to face criminal charges would end in violence that could take the lives of up to five people. Kashamu says he cannot be extradited without people dying

Petrol now sells for N142 per litre in depots

> There are indications of imminent petrol scarcity in Nigeria > This is because some depot owners have jerked the ex-depot price to N142 per litre, against government’s approved N123.28 –N133.28 per litre > This is against the recent pledge by oil marketers to support the federal government to ensure petrol is sold at N145 per litre to Nigerians A report by Thisday indicates there is an imminent petrol scarcity in Nigeria as some depot owners have jerked the ex-depot price to N142 per litre, against government’s approved N123.28 –N133.28 per litre. Petroleum minister, Dr Ibe Kachikwu

KDE Slimbook — KDE Launches Its First Dedicated Laptop For Linux Lovers

Image: KDE KDE developers have partnered with Spanish PC maker Slimbook to make a dedicated laptop for KDE Neon Linux distribution. It comes with latest KDE Plasma 5 desktop and Intel Skylake CPUs. As it’s a laptop that’s tested by KDE developers, probably, it’s the

Donald Trump’s New Order Takes Away Data Privacy Rights From Non-Americans

According to the reports floating around, Donald Trump’s Executive Order, aimed at strengthening United States’ immigration laws, might pose a threat to the privacy rights of the European citizens. This order excludes non-US citizens from privacy policies as it

Microsoft Developing “Cloud Shell” — A Lightweight Windows For Modern Computing

According to media reports, Microsoft is developing a “lightweight Windows version for modern computing world.” It might be a Windows 10 version for the cloud that one could stream on any internet-connected device. Other speculations suggest that it might be

Metadata: Story Of How Whatsapp And Other Chat Apps Collect Data

Who made the protocol that enables encryption of WhatsApp, Allo, Messenger, and other chat services; What does end-to-end encryption mean; What data exactly do you give away when you use WhatsApp, Messenger, Allo; The most secure alternative of all. Here, we’ll discuss all these apps and the “metadata” collected by them.

PyTorch — The Future of Machine Learning Frameworks?

PyTorch is a Python-based Machine Learning library with GPU support. It can be used as easily as NumPy and is built upon the famous Torch library. The main feature is that Neural Networks can be built dynamically making way for learning more advanced and complex AI tasks.

Troll Robot Beats Google’s “I’m Not A Robot” Test, Becomes Human

A spam protection tech created by Google is known as reCAPTCHA which is famous for its Ï’m Not A Robot” test. It can only be deciphered by humans. A YouTube videoshows a troll robot cracking the reCAPTCHA test in a breeze.

Google Claims That Chrome Browser Now Reloads Web Pages 28% Faster

When a web browser reloads a web page, around hundreds of network requests are sent to various domains to validate the content of the web page. Google has updated Chrome

The Economist mock Nigerians over Abuja Airport closure

> Influential global weekly magazine, The Economist has mocked the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja runaway. Nigeria's minister of aviation, Captain Hadi Sirika The airport in Nigeria's capital is to be closed for six weeks, to enable runway repairs according to the aviation ministry.

JAMB, NSCDC set to raid cyber cafes engaging in FAKE UTME registration

> Some cyber cafes are engaging in fake Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration > The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is set to embark on a raid of such cyber cafes > The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) will join in the raid JAMB, NSCDC set to raid cyber cafes engaging in FAKE UTME registration

Beware of suicide bombers, Defence headquarters to Nigerians

> Nigerian Defence Headquaters has cautioned Nigerians to be aware of new tactics adopted by female suicide bombers in the troubled North-East region of the country. Military check-point on a Nigerian road

All is not well with Harrysong and Fivestar music

> A few minutes ago, news broke that popular musician Harrysong has been arrested by Policemen on the orders of his former record label Fivestar music. This comes as a shock to many because Harry himself said he had fulfilled all

EFCC calls for women support in corruption fight

> Mr Ibrahim Magu who is the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has noted men are more corrupt than women based on the result of their investigations. This is coming a day after a Federal High Court in Ikeja found Mrs Ada Ugo-Ngali who is the managing director of Ontario Oil and Gas Ltd guilty of fuel subsidy scam and sentenced her to 10-years imprisonment. EFCC calls for women support in corruption fight

How To Get A Jekyll Blog Work Offline Using Service Workers

Did you know that with the advent of Service Workers, one could start making websites work offline! Such web apps are called PWAs (Progressive Web Apps). In this how-to, I’m

Free Download YouTube, Facebook Videos With iSkysoft iTube Studio For Mac

iSkysoft iTube Studio for Mac is an excellent solution that addresses your online video downloading needs. It can help you grab content from all popular websites, including the

This nurse faked man's HIV status to deceive his wife (photo)

> Killer nurse! This woman issued a negative result for an HIV-positive man > The man wanted to present the negative test to his wife > The nurse was charged for the crime, even though she says he pointed a gun at her A nurse from Kawuku, Wakiso District, in Uganda, has been put in jail for preparing a false HIV report on one of his patients. The health worker, called Samali Mukooda, performed an HIV test at Ebenezer Clinic Laboratory in Kampala on a man called Don Byakatonda.

Cameroon shuts down internet in English-speaking areas

> The English-speaking regions of Cameroon have been without the internet for more than a week after Anglophone teachers, lawyers and students went on strike > Protests in the Anglophone regions have been going on for years, but intensified late last year when protests turned violent.
English-speaking regions of Cameroon have now been without the internet for more than a week after Anglophone teachers, lawyers and students went on strike over alleged bias in favour of Francophones. People protesting in Cameroon over the government shut down internet in the English-speaking areas

Declassified CIA files reveal Umaru Dikko 1984 London kidnap was carried out by Israeli commandos

> The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) declassified intelligence report has revealed how the then General Muhammadu Buhari's military government in 1984 made attempts to kidnap the late Umaru Dikko. Umaru Dikko appearing in court in 1984 after the failed kidnap Dikko was Nigeria's minister of transportation from 1979-1983 under former

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