Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is amazing



After man discovered that there is a world beyond the earth on which we live, a world of moons, a world of other planets and various galaxies, man in holy curiosity developed the thirst to get more information about other bodies outside the earth.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S5 to have a metal case



According to reports from Korean newspaper ETNews, Samsung will consider using metal case for its coming galaxy smartphone which will likely be the Galaxy S5. It says Samsung will start producing magnesium and aluminium cases in its Gumi plant by the end of this year.

Leaks of Samsung Galaxy Gear screenshots appear online



With the obvious fact that the Galaxy Gear and the Galaxy Note 3 will in fact be launched on the September 4 event of Samsung in Berlin, a leak has shown what the interface may look like and its form of connection to smartphones.

Thursday, August 29, 2013



Google Translate, Google’s service that helps translate from one language to another has decided to add five African languages to the popular services.

Nokia introduces the 515, an aluminium feature phone



Nokia has announced the introduction of a Series40 phone with premium features, the Nokia 515. With the world going crazy for smartphones, Nokia has decided to test the mobile phone market with a feature phone.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013



In a new attack by the infamous Syrian Electronic Army, the New York Times, Huffington Post UK, and Twitter were targeted by the group which has been declared as pro-Assad.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013



Chinese smartphone maker is in plans to make an Apple iPhone 5C clone which will be released into the Chinese market after the original low budget iPhone 5C is released into the market.

Samsung Exec confirms Galaxy Gear and Note 3 rumours



The rumours about the proposed smartwatch Galaxy Gear and phablet Galaxy Note 3 being prepared for a launch in September before the IFA event is no more a rumour as it has been confirmed by a company executive.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Facebook is now worth over $100 billion



According to data from FactSet revealed by Mashable, Facebook’s market capitalization topped $100 billion on Monday.

iPhone 5C pictures captured in China during testing



The rumours of the budget Apple iPhones are gathering momentum every day and now, it seems it is almost a certainty.

China’s Internet faced its biggest DDoS attack ever



China was under a Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack for about four hours during the early morning of Sunday. The attack occurred at approximately 2a.m in the morning and another intense one occurred at about 4 a.m.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Quotes for the week: Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922)



Alexander Graham Bell was a Scottish inventor, scientist, and professor who is popular for his invention of the first telephone that transmitted human voice.

Saturday, August 24, 2013



Microsoft Corp. has announced in a press release that its under-fire boss Steve Ballmer is to retire in the next twelve months after a replacement is found for him.

Amazon tested wireless network in California



It has been reported by Bloomberg that Amazon is trying to develop its own wireless network which will enable it to serve the users of its products like kindle.

Friday, August 23, 2013



Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have claimed that the ultra-stable ytterbium lattice atomic clock is the world’s most precise clock.

Leaked shots of gold-coloured iPhone surfaces online



There have been a rumour recently about Apple producing a gold-coloured version of its iPhone 5S especially for the Chinese market where gold is taken of very high value.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

PS4 to be available in U.S. and Europe by November



Sony has revealed at its Gamescom conference that the new Play Station 4 will be available to users in the United States and Canada by November 15th and European users will be able to get their hands on it by the 29th of the same month.

Yahoo had more traffic than Google in the U.S. in July



According to analysis company comScore, Yahoo overtook Google in web traffic in the United States for the first time the May, 2011. The report claimed Yahoo had 196.6 million visitors in July compared to Google’s 192.3 million.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Samsung to launch smartwatch, Galaxy Gear

There have been previous rumours of Samsung launching its smartwatch and the Galaxy Note 3 at the IFA conference in Germany by September but the rumours have now gained more ground as Bloomberg have now added to it.


Facebook in collaboration with companies like Samsung and Nokia will launch project internet.org in order to make internet available to about two thirds of the world population who are currently off-line.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Airtel to offer free data on Nokia Asha phones



Airtel Nigeria has announced its partnership with Nokia that would see users of Nokia Asha phones enjoy free data on WhatsApp and Facebook.

MTN Group reaches 200 million users



MTN Group has reached a milestone of 200 million users across the countries in which it operates and has decided to invest heavily in education of countries in which it has reached this milestone which are countries in Africa and the Middle East.

Apple to produce gold-coloured iPhone



According to sources who have the knowledge of the matter, the new iPhone from Apple could have the golden colour which is different from the conventional black and white which Apple has been producing over the years.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Samsung is making a 12-inch tablet



According to reports from The Korea Economic Daily, Samsung Electronics is planning to make a 12-inch tablet which will be its biggest yet.
The daily claim that its industry sources have claimed that Samsung is working on a 12.2-inch tablet PC that may be available as soon as October this year. The largest tablet by Samsung is presently an 11.6-inch screen tablet.

Glo launches Bounce in Abuja



Giant telecoms company, Globacom limited has extended it Glo Bounce tariff to users in Abuja especially students.
The tariff which Glo has made particularly for students and youth was launched at the Sheraton Hotels on Sunday. Glo hopes that this tariff will increase the connectivity between students and build a large base of youths on its network.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Quotes for the week: John Davison Rockefeller (1839-1937)



This week, we are bringing you the quotes of the richest man in history, John D. Rockefeller. John Rockefeller was the founder of Standard Oil Company.

Facts, Questions, Answers: Hyperloop



Earlier this week, billionaire Elon Musk released what he thinks will be a good alternative to the proposed speed rail project to be embarked on between California and San Francisco.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

ICANN has disapproved Google’s dotless domain proposal




Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has recently passed its resolution that disapproves domain names without a dot.

Twitter sets new tweet per second record



Twitter has set a new record of 143,199 tweets per second without crashing on Saturday, the 3rd of August. This occurred during an airing of Castle in the Sky in Japan.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Ford Focus is the world’s best-selling car



According to Polk’s data of registered vehicles around the world, the Ford Focus is retaining its lead after the first quarter of 2013, the latest data available.

CNN, Washington Post website breached by the SEA



The websites of CNN, Time, and the Washington Post were attacked on Thursday by the Syrian Electronics Army. Some users on washingtonpost.com were directed to the Syrian Electronic Army’s website which was displayed in Arabic.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Wireless device operated without a battery



Engineers from the University of Washington have revealed the use of a wireless device without a power source, mostly in form of battery.


According to research company Gartner, the move of consumers from feature phones to smartphones has finally seen smartphones surpass feature phones in sales for the first time in the second quarter of 2013.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

UPS Cargo Plane crashes, two dead


A large cargo plane flying from Louisville, Kentucky to Birmingham, Alabama has crashed killing both the pilot and co-pilot on the flight.

83% of Facebook users in UK access it from mobile devices



Facebook has revealed that it now has 33 million registered users in the United Kingdom. It also revealed that out of the 24 million users that access it daily, 20 million access it from their mobile devices.

Samsung reveals dual-screen flip smartphone, Hennessy



Samsung Electronics has made its rumoured dual-screen phone official in China. The Samsung SCH-W789 was unveiled on Wednesday on the Samsung official site.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

North Korea planning to unveil its own smartphone



According to North Korea Tech, North Korea is in the latter stages of producing a smartphone that will be exclusively from North Korea.

Elon Musk reveals high speed Hyperloop idea



Paypal, Tesla Motors, and Space X founder, Elon Musk has revealed a cheaper and faster alternative to the California rail plan which will see a 610km journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles last for only 30 minutes.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Samsung planning to appeal USITC product ban



According to reports from Korea Times, Samsung will be looking to appeal the latest ruling by the US International Trade Commission banning its products provided U. S. President, Barack Obama does not veto the ruling.

Apple may unveil new smartphone, iPhone 5S on September 10



All ye who have been waiting impatiently for a new smartphone from Apple, it seems thy wait may be over in a very short time.

Quotes for the week: Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919)



Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish-American businessman and industrialist. He created the Carnegie Steel Company that later changed to the U.S. Steel Company.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Apple fights back, import ban on Samsung products looming



The smartphone war is set to go on as the U. S. trade council has imposed bans on imports of Samsung’s old products. The U. S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on Friday ruled that the biggest smartphone manufacturer Samsung infringes on two of its rival, Apple patents which are for detection of headphone jacks and operation touchscreens.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

When Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space…



Prior to 12th of April, 1961, it was a dream for a man to be in space and orbit the earth but it was achieved on that day by a man that has come to become one of the most important names in space technology.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Blackberry open to taking the company private



According to reports from Reuters, Blackberry is looking to take the company private to give it a better chance of surviving in the increasingly hard smartphone market.


Reuters report that Chief Executive Thorsten Heins and the company’s board is increasingly coming around to the idea that taking Blackberry private will give it room to improve and solve its problems.

Facebook to introduce video ads in News Feed



As a big company looking to increase revenue by utilizing the leverage of about 1.15 billion monthly active users and 699 million daily active users, Facebook is looking at ways to include video ads in its News Feed.

Thursday, August 8, 2013




LG Electronics unveiled a new smartphone on Wednesday to add to the array of eye-catching phones on the Android platform.


According to the latest data from the International Data Corporation (IDC), Android has consolidated its lead in the smartphone market with another solid performance in the second quarter of 2013.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Facebook to roll out ‘story bumping’ in News Feed



In an effort to make sure that users don’t miss out on the most important posts to them, Facebook is structuring its algorithms to bump the posts it thinks are the most important to a particular user to the top of the News Feed.


In its bid to become the number one internet messaging application (which I think it already is), Whatsapp has introduced a new feature to make its voice messaging a better experience for users.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

BBM to be available to Samsung galaxy users in Africa



After announcement by blackberry in May of this year and a prediction that Blackberry Messenger may be available as early as September this year, it seems it is becoming a reality faster than we thought.



In his first move into the newspaper industry, the giant online retail store’s owner has purchased the 135-year old Washington Post Co. in a $250 million coup. The American newspaper based in the downtown of the nation’s capital announced yesterday.

Monday, August 5, 2013



The first talking robot which can converse with a human being has been launched into space by Japan in a bid to improve the relationship between robot and its maker, human beings.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Quotes for the week: Max Planck (1858-1947)



Max Planck was one of the most important physicists that lived between the 19th and 20th century. He is a popular figure in Physics for originating the quantum theory which is one of the most important theories in Physics.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Obama blocks ITC ban on Apple’s devices



In June, ITC (International Trade Commission) ruled that Apple’s devices that infringed on Samsung’s 3G technology should be banned from the United States in what felt like a big victory for Samsung back then. The products include iPhone 3, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPad 2.


The new Android Device Manager coming to Android 2.2 OS and higher will allow you to ring your phone and detect its location on the map, a feature similar to ‘Find my iPhone’ on iOS powered devices.

Friday, August 2, 2013

We have moved to lolade.com


This is to inform our precious readers that we have moved the blog from voiceofsagacity.blogspot.com to a new domain.

Google’s Motorola launch the awaited Moto X smartphone



The ‘always listening’ Moto X smartphone has been unveiled by Google-owned Motorola Mobility. This is the first smartphone to be developed after Google acquired Motorola in a $12.5 billion takeover.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

According to statistics released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) after 100 days of the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) regime, telecoms operators have performed differently in the new regime.


According to reports from the Wall Street Journal, the next iPad Minis coming into the market will spot a retina display. This is against a report that earlier surfaced online yesterday that the new iPad Mini is not coming with a retina display.