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WhatsApp mobile apps updated with major new voice call feature

WhatsApp, the popular messaging app owned by Facebook, has been updated on Android and iOS with an important new feature: call waiting. The feature is common on traditional and mobile phone systems but is rare for VoIP services like the kind offered by messaging apps. The new feature makes it possible to view and jump…

DSS team leader apologised to Justice Ojukwu over court invasion —Falana

Operatives of Department of State Services wrestling Mr. Omoyele Sowore to the ground as they rearrested him inside the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday Ade Adesomoju, Abuja Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), on Sunday refuted the Department of State Service’s claim that its operatives did not disrupt proceedings at the Federal High…

WhatsApp rolls out call-waiting for Android, but no call holding

VoIP Until now, users who were on a call wouldn't get a notification for an incoming WhatsApp call, but only a missed call notification once they hung up. Facebook-owned WhatsApp has become the latest Voice over Internet Protocol service (VoIP) provider to support call waiting feature even as the company has skipped adding call holding…

Russian doping scandal: Athletes call for blanket Olympic ban

Russia is facing a fresh ban after a state-sponsored doping scandalMembers of the World Anti-Doping Agency's Athletes Committee have demanded a blanket ban on Russian athletes competing at the Olympics.Wada holds a key meeting in Lausanne on Monday to discuss sanctions.Russia was declared non-compliant for manipulating laboratory data handed over to investigators.A key panel has…

Ganduje set to replace Sanusi as Chairman, Council of Chiefs

HomeNewsGanduje set to replace Sanusi as Chairman, Council of ChiefsADVERTISEMENT Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje. Following the signing  into law of the new Kano emirates bill, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has revealed that he will personally announce the chairman of the State Council of Emirs soon. This was contained in a statement…

DES & AJOKE BRAITHWAITE: Using Daughter’s Death to Create Meningitis Awareness

Theirs is a deep wound that the passage of time has not completely healed. December 11, 2014, remains indelible in the household of Des and Ajoke Braithwaite when they lost their daughter, Temi, in the United Kingdom to meningitis. Instead of wallowing in self-pity, the couple has put up a united front through a foundation…

Nobel science laureates stress urgency of addressing climate

Stockholm: Laureates in Economic Sciences Michael Kremer, Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee, Chemistry Laureates Akira Yoshino and Stanley Whittingham and Physics Laureates Didier Queloz, Michel Mayor and James Peebles attend a press conference at The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Saturday.—AFP STOCKHOLM: Nobel Prize laureates gathered in Stockholm to receive their awards took the…

Back to 1984

Sonala Olumhense ([email protected]) For several weeks in something that looked like a Nollywood movie, the Nigerian government flagrantly defied the courts, refusing to release political activist and publisher Omoyele Sowore. There were people who thought this was strange or unusual or unprecedented.  If you are one of them, you have not been paying attention: it…

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Unsecured phone lines are ‘so easy to hack it’s scary,’ experts say

President Donald Trump talks on the phone aboard Air Force One during a flight to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to address a joint gathering of House and Senate Republicans on January 26, 2017. White House President Donald Trump reportedly uses unsecured phones for White House business, rather than encrypted phone services intended for top government officials, according…
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Computer game may help to predict reuse of opioids

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A computer betting game can help predict the likelihood that someone recovering from opioid addiction will reuse the pain-relieving drugs, a new study shows. The game, now being developed as an app, tests each patient's comfort with risk-taking, producing mathematical scores called betas long used by economists to measure consumers' willingness…

Wonder Woman 1984 trailer is here and it’s totally ’80s

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Dame Dash Claims Jay-Z Tried Very Hard to Get With Aaliyah

Jay-Z fell crazy in love and eventually married Beyoncé, the Roc Nation mogul was enamored with the late R&B singer Aaliyah, according to former Roc-A-Fella exec Dame Dash.In an interview Page Six published on Monday (Dec. 2), Dame claimed that Hov tried to pursue Aaliyah. “He tried very hard,” Dame told the publication. “I did not mean to fall in love…

Scientists praise stronger beers as ‘very, very healthy’ thanks to gut-friendly bacteria

Certain beers could be considered “very healthy” thanks to the amount of gut-friendly bacteria they contain, according to scientists specialising in gut health. Professor Eric Claassen, who works at Amsterdam University, explained that strong Belgian beers, including Hoegaarden, Westmalle Tripel and Echt Kriekenbier, are rich in probiotic microbes that offer a range of health benefits. Presenting his research…
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A picture perfect deal — $500 off a new Canon EOS 5D Mark IV camera body from Walmart

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