Nigerian traditional banks challenged to think innovatively as digital tech disrupts banking sector
Nigerian traditional banks have been challenged to start thinking innovatively as the disruption of entry of digital payment service banks, a development which is drastically changing the banking sector landscape may keep some of the conventional banks out of operation.The days of going to bank to queue for transaction are gone, Minister of Communication, Isa Ali Pantami who was represented by Kashifu Inuwa, Director General of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) said Tuesday in Lagos at the launching of Hope Payment Services Bank, another digital payment platform.The mi...
METALEX – moulding the future of metalworking with cutting-edge tech
A virtual platform for the metalworking community in ASEANWelcome to METALEX 2020, the annual platform of the metalworking community in ASEAN, renowned for its comprehensiveness and status as a central hub of technology launches, which this year for the first time goes virtual to avoid safety issues associated with the Covid-19 pandemic.“METALEX Virtual” is all set for industrialists to discover all the latest world-class technologies in the metalworking space. Expect over 3,300 innovative items and solutions from 2,700 brands.Network with companies with new business opportunities from Germany...
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US conducts ICBM interception test; ‘tech won’t work against advanced missiles’
A formation of Dongfeng-41 intercontinental strategic nuclear missiles takes part in a military parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Beijing, capital of China, October 1, 2019. Photo: XinhuaThe US recently conducted an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) interception test with a missile launched from a warship. US media said on Wednesday the move could harm the mutual deterrence between major nuclear powers and force China and Russia to expand their capabilities.Chinese military analysts said on Thursday that the test was only done ...
Big tech stingy with toilets: report
Going to the toilet can be very difficult for employees in China’s big tech firms, claims an article that went viral on Chinese social media yesterday. Big tech offices don’t provide enough toilets for their staff, writes magazine Renwu.Why it matters: It’s not the first time that big tech firms in China have been under fire for workplace practices, but it is the first time that toilets have been the issue.China takes toilets very seriously. In 2015, the Chinese government launched a “Toilet Revolution,” to build public toilets across the country, pursuant of higher sanitary goals.In the eyes ...
New PlayStation hits market as console battle with Xbox begins
Tokyo (AFP) - Sony's PlayStation 5 hit the shelves on Thursday, just two days after rival Microsoft released its newest Xbox, with the next-generation consoles vying for holiday season dominance as the pandemic boosts gaming demand.With pre-orders pointing to a record launch, market leader Sony is counting on big-ticket exclusive games like "Spider-Man: Miles Morales" to keep the edge over its US challenger.But with coronavirus cases rising in many countries, launch events are off the table, and crowds of eager customers out of the question.While the new Xbox hit shelves worldwide on Tuesday, ...
New PlayStation hits market ready for battle with latest Xbox
Tokyo (AFP) - Sony's PlayStation 5 went on sale Thursday, just two days after rival Microsoft released its newest Xbox, with the next-generation consoles vying for holiday season dominance as the pandemic boosts gaming demand.With pre-orders pointing to a record launch, market leader Sony is counting on big-ticket exclusive games like "Spider-Man: Miles Morales" to keep the edge over its US challenger.With coronavirus cases rising in many countries, launch events are off the table, and crowds of eager customers out of the question.While the new Xbox hit shelves worldwide on Tuesday, the PS5 is...
Land Rover Discovery gets mild-hybrid tech for cleaner mud-plugging
Land Rover is pressing ahead with the electrification of its range and is also equipping the Discovery with mild-hybrid technology for the new model year.With an updated design and new equipment the Land Rover Discovery now also features mild hybrid technology. The off-roader will be fitted with four new engines, all of which will be equipped with 48-volt technology and an electric starter-generator, the British manufacturer has announced.Launching in the second quarter of 2021, the new Discovery can be recognized from retouched front and new rear lights. In addition, there is a new infotainme...
An inside look at CIIE 2020 – High-end tech beefs up with workout
chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-11-07 06:40The 3rd China International Import Expo underway in Shanghai is showcasing a variety of cutting-edge technologies in workout, such as ring fit developed by Nintendo and kinect games, which are experiencing a boom as stay-at-home exercises become popular in younger segment.The sportswear and event exhibition area covers about 7,300 square meters, with NIKE, YONEX, Decathlon, F1 Esports and other world-famous exhibitors on-site.Let's have a tour of the CIIE with China Daily reporter He Wei and explore more highlights.© Copyright 2020 China Daily Infor...
An inside look at CIIE 2020 – Beauty shines with tech
chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-11-07 06:40The 3rd China International Import Expo underway in Shanghai is showcasing a variety of cutting-edge technologies for daily products, especially in skincare, such as AI-powered makeup gadget, intelligent hairstyle room, and smart skin-analyzing mirror, which can recommend users personalized care plans.The consumer goods exhibition area covers about 90,000 square meters with over 800 exhibitors on-site, ranging from cosmetics, electronic devices, clothing, furniture to mother and child goods.Let's have a tour of the CIIE with China Daily reporter He ...
Diversity, streaming reshape video games for a new generation
Hong Kong (AFP) - In the quarter of a century since Sony launched the groundbreaking PlayStation, video games have exploded into the biggest form of entertainment in the world, and analysts say the growing diversity of billions of players is reshaping the industry.The Japanese tech giant and its American rival Microsoft are preparing to launch their latest consoles next week, competing in an estimated $175 billion global market -- bigger than film and music combined.Earlier seen as niche entertainment usually marketed to young men, gaming has benefited from a 1990s push to attract more custome...