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Nasa's space station Robonaut getting legs

20 April 2014, 08:55

Nasa's space station humanoid Robonaut is finally getting legs, the next step for astro-apprentices.

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LinkedIn membership hits 300 million

19 April 2014, 08:14

The career-focused social network LinkedIn has announced it has 300 million members, with more than half the total outside the US.

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Earth-sized planet found in 'habitable zone'

19 April 2014, 07:32

The hunt for potential life in outer space has taken a step forward - an international team of researchers has discovered the first Earth-sized planet within the "habitable zone" of another star.

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New software to ease company registration

17 April 2014, 16:05

The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) says it has developed new software that would enable business owners to register their businesses with ease.

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Google, Facebook bring world internet in the skies

17 April 2014, 14:08

The shortest path to the internet for some may be through the skies as internet giants spread the online gospel to hard-to-reach regions.

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Smartphone 'kill switch' a step closer

17 April 2014, 10:46

A trade group for wireless providers has said that the biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.

Alleged serial killings highlight GPS limits

17 April 2014, 09:43

Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon have proved not once, but twice, that GPS trackers worn by 100 000 freed criminals in the US can't stop criminal activity.

Tech industry challenges Govt on IT adoption

17 April 2014, 08:01

Technology firms urged government to adopt proper policies that would encourage the adoption of information communication technology education among local students.

New app to enhance access to Info Act

16 April 2014, 17:04

A local human rights group has launched a mobile application to enable more Nigerians to understand and use the Freedom of Information (FIO) Act.

Preparations on course for Lagos regional event

16 April 2014, 14:00

Renowned mobile expert, Tomi Ahonem, will be among the key speakers at next month’s Mobile West Africa, organisers confirmed.

South Korea blocks adultery website

16 April 2014, 11:51

South Korea has blocked the newly launched Korean version of the global adultery hook-up site Ashley Madison, saying that it threatened family values.

'Blood moon' stuns sky watches

16 April 2014, 10:46

Parts of the world have seen a rare celestial event when the Earth's shadow fell across the moon, turning it orange.

Microsoft lauds arrest of fake software sellers

15 April 2014, 17:22

Leading global technology firm Microsoft welcomed the recent arrest of officials running a firm that sold counterfeit software.

New site to enable Delta traders access markets

15 April 2014, 15:00

The Delta State Government has designed a website to enable local traders showcase and sell their goods through the internet within and outside the state

Rocket leak delays ISS delivery launch

15 April 2014, 12:37

Space X has called off a planned launch because of a rocket leak, meaning that a cargo run destined for the ISS will wait a bit longer.

Nasa green lights supply run to ISS

15 April 2014, 07:49

Nasa is pressing ahead with the planned launch of a supply ship despite a critical computer outage at the International Space Station.

New app to improve Maths literacy

14 April 2014, 16:12

Mathematics literacy among local schoolchildren is poised to improve following the introduction of a math learning application.

BlackBerry races to release Heartbleed patches

14 April 2014, 15:08

BlackBerry said it plans to release security updates for messaging software for Android and iOS devices to address vulnerabilities in programs related to the "Heartbleed" security threat.

Nasa green lights supply run to ISS

14 April 2014, 13:07

Nasa is pressing ahead with the planned launch of a supply ship despite a critical computer outage at the International Space Station.

Hackers attack army's website

14 April 2014, 09:43

A group of local online hackers, known as the Nigerian Cyber Army, has attacked the official recruitment portal of the Nigeria Army.

Mars' halcyon times may have been fleeting

14 April 2014, 08:47

Cold and dry today, Mars was previously warm and wet but possibly only at intervals, a study has suggested.

Space research centre under espionage attack

14 April 2014, 07:54

Germany's aeronautics and space research centre has for months been the target of a suspected cyber attack by a foreign intelligence service, a German news weekly reports.

Sony issues battery-fire warning over Vaio laptops

13 April 2014, 07:41

Sony has warned customers to stop using its new Vaio Fit 11A laptops due to an overheating battery problem that poses a fire risk.

Google expands Glass to more people

12 April 2014, 08:45

More people are about to get a chance to buy Google Glass, the internet-connected eyewear that has become the hottest accessory in geek fashion.

Next generation solar plane unveiled

11 April 2014, 14:06

The masterminds of sun-powered plane Solar Impulse have formally unveiled their new aircraft, a year ahead of their planned round-the-world flight.

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