Showing posts with label TECH. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TECH. Show all posts

Friday, 18 August 2017

Biafran Man Manufactures Car And Helicopter With Wooden Materials(Photos)

The car and helicopter below were allegedly manufactured by a Biafran man using wooden materials.

Nice job!

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Ondo Man Allen Samuel Constructs' A Car(Photos,Video)



According to a report shared by Adewale,a young man named Allen Samuel from Ondo state constructed the car below.He wrote...
'The young man who constructed this car below, needs both Governments' and individuals assistance to go for further training.
His name is Allen Samuel. He is from Ilaje LGA of Ondo State'.
See photos below and watch the video of the car in motion above

Meet The Young Nigerian Female Engineer Who Works As An Aircraft Mechanic(PHOTOS)

  Photos of a Nigerian lady, Fatima Ajus,a young professional Aircraft Mechanic who graduated from Nigeria College of Aviation, Zaria has been trending after it surfaced online.


   According to reports, the pretty lady is an experienced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the airlines/aviation industry. 


  She’s also skilled in Avionics, Maintenance, System Safety, Aircraft Maintenance, and Airworthiness.

Kudos to her.


Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Nigerian Mum Wins N1m In MTN Raffle Draw(Photos)

As shared by Queen Elizabeth who lives in Makurdi....

'It started with a call from Mtn customer care line that she won 1million naira but we ignored thinking it was fraud .Not until I went to confirm at Mtn head office Abuja and it wasn't fraud after all.
It was indeed a shocking news as what we thought what was fraud unfolded into reality as my mother Mrs Victoria Bumkeng won 1millionaire in an Mtn Mega Raffle draw. In short,
God can change ur story wen u least expect.
Thank you Jesus.
Thank u Mtn'

Friday, 4 August 2017

Analysis: Why is "Made in Germany" fading?


German government officials and automakers meet to discuss the future of diesel vehicles, after a nearly two-year saga of scandal spread from Volkswagen to others in the sector.

"Made in Germany" is fading as the country's most well-known automobile industry was in crisis and the latest "Diesel Summit" ended in Berlin with a widely-called "Micky Mouse deal".

"Made in Germany" is now less taken as the distillation of all German characters of efficiency, reliability, precision and the pursuit of excellence, rather more marked by cheating and lack of innovative spirit.

CHEATING JEOPARDIZES REPUTATION

Germany's cherished reputation for engineering excellence and reliability, which have long been the secret to success of "Made in Germany", was jeopardized by the 2015 exposure of Volkswagen(VW) software cheating and illegally pumping out tons of deadly nitrogen oxides in millions of diesel cars worldwide.

Audi and Daimler, another two major German automakers, were also found cheating on emissions.

Cars "Made in Germany" have been confronting growing public outrage domestically and overseas for underplaying the health effects of diesel fumes and misleading customers about their cars' daily pollution.

"We know, we've lost trust," said Daimler Chairman Dieter Zetsche at the conference press after the Diesel Summit. This was confirmed by the Emnid poll, showing a majority of Germans thought the carmakers "untrustworthy."

"The automobile industry has driven itself into difficult territory," Germany's Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt said in an interview with Germany's daily newspaper Bild.

"The reputation of cars 'made in Germany' risks being damaged and that's something that would be dreadful," he added.

German news magazine Der Spiegel shocked the world again by exposing the price-fixing and component-coordinating cartel of the three German powerful carmakers, which has allegedly been running for two decades to the detriment of consumers, suppliers and the market environment.

"Recent events make it evident that an ethical cultural change must take place in large parts of the automobile industry," said Stefan Bratzel, professor of automotive economy at FHDW university at Bergisch Gladbach near Germany's western city of Cologne.

BELATED TRANSITION DECAYS "MADE IN GERMANY"

While France and Britain successively announced their ban on oil-fueled vehicles by 2040, Germany appallingly decided to prolong the life of highly polluted diesel cars. The belated transition in German automotive industry has somewhat dragged its heels.

"The government's chumminess with the auto industry continues," Oliver Krischer, a leader of the opposition Green Party, said in a statement Wednesday. "While China, California, Norway and many others are tackling electromobility, the government is turning Germany into a diesel museum."

With around 15 million diesels cars rolling on its roads, Germany, mother land of diesel engines, is now in a crying need for diesel cars. The past glory, together with the temptation of interest, dragged the transition of German automakers, and weakened their competitiveness.

Holding merely 36 percent of European market, German automakers have to compete with traditional rivals of Japan, France, Britain, South Korea and the United States on the one hand, and with electric vehicle manufacturers, including Tesla, on the other.

Germans are still proud of a sector that is key to the country's identity as "Exportweltmeister": VW, Mercedes-Benz and BMW account for half the country's trade surplus. Yet it is precisely this dominance that is under threat.

Germany's reactions to the unveiling of Tesla 3 were equally fascination, envy and panic. Britain has joined France in committing to fully phasing out fossil-fuelled cars by 2040, dealing a potential blow for the Germans, as some 10 percent of the country's industrial workforce depends on the internal combustion engine.

Doom-laden prophesies warn of national decline. One Bild columnist said the car sector could suffer the same fate as the coal industry and consumer electronics. Could Daimler follow Grundig and Blaupunkt?

SUPERVISION LOOPHOLES

For a faded "Made in Germany", the government, which has close relations with automakers, can not shirk its responsibility.

The government connives at automotive industry for good reasons. Providing 800,000 jobs, the industry is Germany's largest export sector. Tantamount to 20 percent of its share, the industry also stands as the icon of "Made in Germany".

Meanwhile, government's chumminess with the auto industry is strengthened by powerful auto lobbyist groups.

Everything is born, according to Bild, from a chart showing that the federal transport office was already aware of the fact that the Porsche Macan diesel gas abatement devices were irregular one year ago.

In a first version of the Motorization report, the device is definitely defined as a "shutdown system." But in the second, after an exchange of views with Porsche, it is referred to simply as "a change of behavior in terms of emissions of the system abatement of exhaust gases."

In this sense, the just-concluded "Diesel Summit" is a governmental crisis management. For New York Times, Wednesday's meeting between ministers, state leaders and car company chiefs was an attempt to contain a crisis of confidence that threatens Germany's most important industry, and perhaps even its national identity, ahead of elections next month.

Ferdinand Dudenhoeffer, a car industry analyst at the University of Duisburg-Essen Center for Automotive Research, called the agreement a farce and said that political leaders had squandered the opportunity to force a more meaningful change on the carmakers.

"The biggest losers are the politicians and their credibility," he said, calling for more reforms and stricter supervision from the government.

Tecno To Launch Spark Series, Starting With Tecno Spark Telephone

Tecno Mobile is about to unveil a new smartphone that is targeted at the youths and the new Tecno smartphone is dubbed.

Tecno Spark will be the phone to open a new book of Tecno phone series - the Spark series.
This could be a direct response to the recently introduced Infinix smart series, with the first in the series called Infinix Smart.

The smartphone may perhaps be the replacement of the boom series and will be packed with specifications profile that will appeal to the younger segment of smartphone buyers.

Tecno is yet to official unveil the price of the new Spark, but an exclusive source revealed that the price of the device will be less than Ksh 10,000 (about NGN 35,000 or USD 96) for the standard version.

The new Tecno Spark will have 13MP rear camera and 8MP front camera, with F/2 aperture. The device will feature fingerprint sensor, 5.5 inches IPS display and will come with HiOS based on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.

Tecno is said to be aiming to be “the camera smartphone of choice” in all its markets.
Tecno Spark is expected to hit the market in mid-August and will likely launch in Kenya first.
Clickloaded will definitely keeps you in tourch, all you need to do is to stay tuned for more updates on the device, including full specifications and review.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Google And YouTube Ban Prof Who Refused To Use Gender-Neutral Pronouns

A professor in Canada who refuses to use gender-neutral pronouns and criticizes social justice issues was banned from using his Google and YouTube accounts Tuesday.

Professor Jordan B. Peterson of the University of Toronto disputed Google and YouTube’s decision to lock him out of his accounts, according to correspondence obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

“Please tell me what principle I have violated,” said Peterson in his email to Google upon discovering that he was locked out of his account. “I have not violated any terms that I am aware of and have not misused my account.”

The psychology professor has over 350,000 subscribers on his Youtube channel, which he uses as a platform to post his lectures, interviews, and Q&As.

“We understand you’ve recently been unable to access your Google account, and we appreciate you contacting us,” said Google in a response. “After review, your account is not eligible to be reinstated due to a violation of our Terms of Service.”

But Google did not provide any details regarding which rule the professor violated.

When emailed at his Google address, Google returns an “Address not found” error message.

“I’ve had that account for the last, say, 15 years,” said Peterson to TheDCNF. “All of my correspondence is in that account. It’s hundreds of thousands of emails from people all over the world.”

The professor said he initially thought it was just a mistake.

“But the fact that they reviewed it and then decided that my account is not eligible to be reinstated indicates to me either that this is quite a curious mistake or that there’s something that’s political going on that is associated with censorship.”

Peterson reiterated that he had not violated the terms of service, stating that he had only recently posted a video detailing his plans for the future. The professor said that he could not

“This is just another example of these big companies that either [kowtow] to pressure…or deciding on their own accord who gets to communicate and who doesn’t,” he told TheDCNF. 

Peterson’s YouTube videos criticizing social justice regularly obtain tens or hundreds of thousands of views. The professor came under scrutiny in 2016 after criticizing a bill which could potentially criminalize using the wrong gender pronoun to identify someone. That bill is now law.

Monday, 31 July 2017

Vladimir Putin signs law banning VPN access for Russian internet users

Just one day after it was revealed that Apple had removed virtual private networking (VPN) apps from its China App Store at the behest of the government, we've learned that officials in Russia are cracking down on VPN services, too. 


A new law, signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, now bans any technology, including VPNs, used to visit websites banned in Russia, Reuters reported on Sunday. 


Like China, Russia keeps a tight leash on the sites it allows its citizens to visit. Back in 2014, Putin passed a law that required internet companies to store the data of Russian users on Russia-based servers, a rule that stoked fears that Russian internet users would have their information and internet access censored by the government. 


According to Leonid Levin, the head of Duma's information policy committee, the new law is designed to guard against illegal content rather than enable government censorship. Nevertheless, earlier this month, protesters took to the streets of Moscow to protest  Russia's strict new internet policies. 

The new rule impacting VPNs will go into effect on November 1. 


How To Easily Add The New Adsense In-feed Ad Unit To Blogger



Learn in Simple Steps, How To Easily Add The New Google AdSense In-Feed Ad Unit On Your Blogger BlogSpot Blog & Increase Your Earnings. Both beginners and advanced bloggers can get this setup done in few minutes.


Google has announced a new ad unit style which is the In-Feed ads unit. The new Ad unit is expected to bring Increase in publishers' earnings due to improved Ads functionality for the AdSense users.

Contents 

Types of In-Feed Ads


In-Feed Ads Theme Selection.


Advantages of In-Feed Ad Unit


How to create In-feed ad unit in Adsense dashboard


How to add In-feed ad unit to Blogger Blogspot


Rounding Up

The new ad unit should give you better clicks and improved revenue because it is optimized to show just like posts article with snippet and Call to Action word on your homepage and archive pages.

Above is an example of the AdSense In-Feed ad unit. As an update to Blogspot bloggers, I will be showing you how to enable the in-feed Google AdSense ad unit in blogger.

You are using the same code, which I used in "Add AdSense Ads Before,Between And After Posts In Blogger Blog," this gives you room to decide where you want the in-feed ad code to show.

Types of In-Feed Ads

Google AdSense also added type/structure of In-Feed ad units. This will bring in more similarity between your blog post layout & the ad code shown.

Image Above

This ad unit is specifically for those bloggers, whose post layout is of the grid style.

Image on the side

This is the post layout most blogs use. Free Naijaloaded blogger template is a good example.

Title Above

This is quite similar to Image on the side but this introduces a title at the top. A good example is Free OgbongeBlog blogger template

Test Only

Displays only test and no image. Use this if your post structure is of the list format.

In-Feed Ads Theme Selection.

Google also added this feature to increase the functionality of the new ads unit. Many bloggers today prefer to use the white background, while others prefer dark.

Light Background

If your blog has white or any other colour similar to white as the background colour, then you should select this option.

Dark background

If you use black or any other dark colour as the background colour of your blog, you should choose this ad.

P.S it all depends on you, you could have a dark background and decide to use a light background ads.

Advantages of In-Feed Ad Unit

The new Google Ad unit comes with advantages for its publishers. This unit might just be one of the best thus far with its ability to blend to the layout of your existing template.

Many bloggers have enabled it and I guess this is because of the advantages listed below.

Increased ad unit click


Better AdSense earnings


Ad units are properly optimized


Provides an alternative to banner ads


There are other advantages of this new ad unit. Hopefully, bloggers should be getting a decent amount of money monthly.

How to create In-feed ad unit in Adsense dashboard

Go to Ad Units >> New Ad Unit.


Under the "What type of would you like to create", select "In-Feed ads".


Next is to choose the style at which your posts are being displayed on your homepage - Image above, Image on the side, Title above, Test only. This is to make sure the ad unit looks similar to your post layout. So choose the one similar to your post style.


Select the colour form of the Ad unit. If your site uses a dark colour as background choose the dark background and if you use white or anything similar, choose LightBackground.


Save (I'm done) your In-Feed Ad Code and Copy Code snippet.

How to add In-feed ad unit to Blogger Blogspot

Go to blogger.com >> Theme >> Back Up your theme >> Edit HTML.


Search for <b:loop values='data:posts' var='post'>(you will see this code more than once, you are to replace only the one under <b:includable id='main' var='top'>) replace this code with <b:loop values='data:posts' var='post' index='x'>.


Search for <div class='post-outer'> (still under <b:includable id='main' var='top'>) and replace with the long code below.




<div class='post-outer'>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;index&quot;'>
<b:if cond='data:x==1'>
<div class='post'>
YOUR IN-FEED ADSENSE CODE
</div>
</b:if>
<b:if cond='data:x==3'>
<div class='post'>
YOUR IN-FEED ADSENSE CODE
</div>
</b:if>
</b:if>

In-Feed Code Customizations.

Replace YOUR IN-FEED ADSENSE CODE with the In-Feed AdSense code you copied earlier. If it gives you an error, parse your code here.

Rounding Up

Making money using Google AdSense is getting easier day by day. Though they implement harsh policies on their publishers, they still stand out to be the best Affiliate program for bloggers.

If you have not been approved by Google AdSense you could give it's top alternative media.net a try. A little advice for publishers is not to use too many of this ad unit.

Having at most 2 In-Feed ad units should boost up your revenue without you unnecessarily spamming your audience with too many ads.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Google Detect Dangerous Spyware Apps On Android Play Store

Security researchers at Google have discovered a new family of deceptive Android spyware that can steal a whole lot of information on users, including text messages, emails, voice calls, photos, location data, and other files, and spy on them.
Dubbed Lipizzan, the Android spyware appears to be developed by Equus Technologies, an Israeli startup that Google referred to as a 'cyber arms' seller in a blog post published Wednesday.
With the help of Google Play Protect, the Android security team has found Lipizzan spyware on at least 20 apps in Play Store, which infected fewer than 100 Android smartphones in total.

Google has quickly blocked and removed all of those Lipizzan apps and the developers from its Android ecosystem, and Google Play Protect has notified all affected victims.
For those unaware, Google Play Protect is part of the Google Play Store app and uses machine learning and app usage analysis to weed out the dangerous and malicious apps.

Lipizzan: Sophisticated Multi-Stage Spyware
According to the Google, Lipizzan is a sophisticated multi-stage spyware tool that gains full access to a target Android device in two steps.
In the first stage, attackers distribute Lipizzan by typically impersonating it as an innocuous-looking legitimate app such as "Backup" or "Cleaner" through various Android app stores, including the official Play store.
Once installed, Lipizzan automatically downloads the second stage, which is a "license verification" to survey the infected device to ensure the device is unable to detect the second stage.
After completing the verification, the second stage malware would root the infected device with known Android exploits. Once rooted, the spyware starts exfiltrating device data and sending it back to a remote Command and Control server controlled by the attackers.

Lipizzan Also Gathers Data from Other Popular Apps
The spyware has the ability to monitor and steal victim's email, SMS messages, screenshots, photos, voice calls, contacts, application-specific data, location and device information.
Lipizzan can also gather data from specific apps, undermining their encryption, which includes WhatsApp, Snapchat, Viber, Telegram, Facebook Messenger, LinkedIn, Gmail, Skype, Hangouts, and KakaoTalk.

There's very few information about Equus Technologies (which is believed to have been behind Lipizzan) available on the Internet. The description of the company's LinkedIn account reads:
"Equus Technologies is a privately held company specialising in the development of tailor made innovative solutions for law enforcement, intelligence agencies, and national security organisations."

Earlier this year, Google found and blocked a dangerous Android spyware, called Chrysaor, allegedly developed by NSO Group, which was being used in targeted attacks against activists and journalists in Israel, Georgia, Turkey, Mexico, the UAE and other countries.

NSO Group Technologies is the same Israeli surveillance firm that built the Pegasus iOS spyware initially detected in targeted attacks against human rights activists in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last year.

How to Protect your Android device from Hackers?
Android users are strongly recommended to follow these simple steps in order to protect themselves:

Ensure that you have already opted into Google Play Protect.
Download and install apps only from the official Play Store.
Enable 'verify apps' feature from settings.
Protect their devices with pin or password lock.
Keep "unknown sources" disabled while not using it.
Keep your device always up-to-date with the latest security patches.

By Swati Khandelwal 
Technical Writer, Security Blogger and IT Analyst. She is a Technology Enthusiast with a keen eye on the Cyberspace and other tech related developments.

5 Tips for a Successful CMMS Implementation

A computerized maintenance management system or CMMS as it is shortly called will be able to reduce maintenance costs which include labor and parts. CMMS makes use of predictive maintenance in order to minimize capital expenditures on important equipment due to wear and tear. If the CMMS solutions aren’t integrated properly, they become an added burden to the maintenance personnel. Let’s look at how we can successfully integrate CMMS in an organization.


The Selection process

Price shouldn’t be the only selection criteria for your CMMS system. Your selection criteria should look at required functionality like, runtime based predictive maintenance, industry standard reporting systems, and basic document management.

Select a CMMS systems (this is an example for a good CMMS system) based on existing resources and not over reach as it may end up hurting you more than you can imagine. You should think about the maintenance factor of the CMMS system itself. Do you need special personnel for it or will your CMMS vendor take care of it? Is the CMMS tool platform agnostic? Will the maintenance schedule of other software affect it? If you are using SAP or other similar ERP or MRP systems, will your CMMS vendor keep up with those changes so that the links between your CMMS and other business systems aren’t broken?

Planning

You’ve to Plan the implementation of the CMMS system ahead to reduce the burden on your maintenance team. Plan ahead so that the implementation process doesn’t affect operations. If you are bringing in resource personnel or providing overtime so that your maintenance team can learn how to use the CMMS tool without compromising ongoing production schedules.

Make sure that CMMS works as required in different use case scenarios. For example, a CMMS that asks to order a “table fan” or “fan serial number 4321” can lead to varied results when your purchasing department is confused. The problem will be multiplied when the CMMS system doesn’t give clear information on part numbers, serial numbers, cage codes and vendor names to your purchasing department. Make sure that the information in the CMMS system and your ERP/MRP system matches. Assign a person for taking care of this process.

One person will have to do routine data entry into the CMMS. Plan the workflow effectively to eliminate confusion. Do you want each personnel to enter their own completed work orders, or will someone else in dispatch take care of the data entry? Who will run reports for management? Who will review breakdown history from time to time and decide replacement schedules?

Integrate It Into Your Workflow

Using a CMMS system should be seamless. For example, it should be standard procedure to check CMMS before assigning work and logging of parts used in a task. CMMS shouldn’t be a standalone component but a part of the existing workflow, otherwise the CMMS system will be a drag on the produxtivity  and reduce efficiency.

Slowly take paper based systems out of the equation and use only CMMS systems for labor scheduling process as well. Think about how new user manuals and repair guides will be uploaded to the CMMS system as and when new equipment are bought..

Training Procedure

Softwares are supposed to make your work easy and not the other way around. Your staff needs to learn the basic transactions with a CMMS like logging when they start and complete repairs and parts used. They should learn to report abnormalities, input user notes and creates repair requests. Learning how to bring up reference documents and old notes can be useful as well.

Staff should be able to re-assign work when they don’t complete tasks on time. Make use of industry standard failure codes and use them for record keeping. This will lead to diligent record keeping and proper documentation. Training for managers is as crucial as training for industry personnel.

Integration with existing MRP/ERP Software

For optimum benefits, a CMMS system should be integrated into your existing material requirements planning (MRP) / enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. This will make sure that your CMMS system processes a planned maintenance schedule and make sure that the parts and supplies required for the maintenance are available in the inventory and produce a purchase request for additional supplies in order for them to arrive in time.This kind of seamless connect will reduce the burden on your maintenance staff.

Conclusion

Choosing a CMMS solution that fulfills all your requirements from day one and syncs well with your existing infrastructure is crucial. Think about how you can implement the software, its integration as well as its lifecycle. Make sure you provide necessary training to the concerned individuals. Do drop in comments if you have any doubts and we’ll be happy to clarify it for you

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Nnamdi Kanu Drives A Combatant Car Manufactured By An Igbo Man(PHOTOS)

The combatant car below was manufactured by Ephraim Alex  Akwaiwu in Imo state.He said the 2017 model will be specially made for the Ipob leader.

IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu was pictured driving and inspecting the car.IPOB leadership also agreed to sponsor and finance such huge and enormous projects across Biafra land.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Zimbabwean Inventor Shows Helicopters And Electric Powered Vehicle He Manufactured(PHOTOS)

Sangulani Chikumbutso has become the first
Zimbabwean to design and make an electric powered vehicle and a hybrid helicopter among other gadgets through his company SAITH Technologies.

A Form 2 dropout Chikumbutso, who was born and bred in the high density suburb of Kuwadzana, left many people surprised and shocked as he demonstrated how the machines operate during the official launch in Harare.The biggest of his inventions is the Greener Power Machine (GPM) which is set to revolutionize the energy sector.

His two-seater helicopter uses six different types of fuel.The Saith Fully Electric Vehicle was designed and made locally by Chikumbutso through Saith Technologies.The Electric Vehicle at a top speed of 90km/h.

 

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