Sunday, December 15, 2019

#Trending10 - Top 10 trending tech news for the week #50

We are ten days away from Christmas, welcome to another edition of our exclusive trending10. Stay abreast of all the breaking news and inventions in the field of technology. Earlier this week, Google released the results of its 2019  'Year in Search', providing a unique insight into the year's biggest moments. Let's get started.

#Trending 10 - Top 10 trending tech news for the week #50

1. Oswald Odds: Over 70,000 Ghanaians join a Telegram group for bet winning tips

If you have been observing Telegram lately, you will notice a lot of people have been moving
to the platform. One guy who has the username @oswaldtheson stood out among all the people posting their betting slips on their timelines. Oswald, whose bio reads not an Osofo, banker, digital solutions architect, budding lawyer, rapper and founder. Oswald posted 4 different betting combinations and all the slips had impressive wins. He then created a Telegram page to give his followers the tips they so much desire. Within the first few hours, Oswald had over 4,000 people in the Telegram group.

2. Global AI Boot-camp 2019, Accra - Hands-on experience with AI tools 

Physical labour was replaced by robots and machines, mental labour will soon been replaced by Ai and software. At the start of the year, I had reservations about this AI technology, there were so many unanswered questions and it looked like  I was against the technology. Could it be because I didn't understand it better and was quick to talk ill about it with very little knowledge? 10 months on, I found myself at an AI Bootcamp at NewEdge Infotech, Accra GH and I knew it was a great opportunity for me. Read more.

3. Microsoft unveils a new next-Gen console, Xbox Series X: Here's everything you need to know!

The new Xbox console was internally named Project Scarlett and was first officially introduced earlier this year at the annual E3 gaming event. Sony already confirmed the specs of the PS5 a few months ago but the new Xbox series X is also "powerful". Being able to handle visuals 60 fps to 120 fps, the Xbox Chief Phil Spencer, said in a blog post. Read more.

4. 2020 is the year you should quit using Facebook, here's why

There was a time nobody knew about Facebook. I remember when I first created my account in 2011. I was attracted by its undeniable benefits; connecting families and friends while sharing how I felt. Despite all of these, there are a lot of reasons to be concerned about the world's largest social network today. Facebook's year in review has not been the best even though the company launched interesting projects in the course of the year. From BCIs - Brain-Computer Interface to an almost failing Libra. With this aside, the social media giant has got the 'L' throughout the year. From selling data to compromising user privacy. Will we continue using Facebook after it betrays us? There are plenty of reasons to quit Facebook. Read more.

5. iOS 13.3 set to fix a bug that could allow someone to lock you out of your iPhone

Software updates for the iPhone and iPad are packed with plenty of helpful features. The newest version of Apple's mobile platform keeps going on. Apple released iOS 13 and almost immediately released iOS 13.1 alongside iPadOS. Since the release of iOS 13, iPhones have become faster, smarter and more secure. Read more.

6. Alleged SIM-swapper stole crypto to buy rap music, sports cars, and bling

Anthony Francis Faulk, an alleged cryptocurrency SIM-swapper, reportedly used his stolen funds to purchase several high-end cars, a Rolex, a house, music royalties, and diamond jewellery, court documents show. A US court indictment alleges that Faulk engaged in a scheme to obtain cryptocurrency and other money and property by fraud and extortion - TNW.

7. Facebook lost some hard drives in a car break-in

The company said the hard drives contained unencrypted personal data of current and former Facebook employees and alerted those employees to the theft out of an abundance of caution
But this is unlikely to be a data problem of any significance to Facebook for a simple reason: thefts of computer equipment remain almost entirely about re-selling that equipment as a commodity, not lifting the data and selling the information as well. Here's why you shouldn't worry.

8. Porsche Taycan already has 30,000 pre-orders. How does that compare to Tesla?

Now, at the end of 2019, German carmaker Porsche is starting to deliver its first-ever all-electric luxury sedan, the Taycan, to customers in the United States. This week, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume reportedly confirmed 30,000 pre-orders in Europe since the car's reveal in September, according to Reuters. A Porsche spokesperson said he couldn't confirm U.S. pre-order numbers. - Mashable


9. Google reveals just how much of the world it’s mapped with Street View and Earth

Google says that it now covers 98 per cent of the places in the world where people live. And the 10 million miles of Street View imagery puts Google miles ahead of competitors like Apple, which has just started to include similar street-level photography in Apple Maps with the release of iOS 13 this year. But Apple has a long way to go before it catches up to Google’s millions of miles. - The Verge.

10. The best low budget laptops for students

Confused about what to look out for when buying your new laptop, read our how to choose your next laptop post. It is difficult for students to pick out laptops from all the options available out there. Here is a curated list of the best budget laptops that you can buy. If you are into games, this list is good for you too. Whatever your needs are, this is the post for you. Read more.

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