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EU rules to force USB-C chargers for all phones

Manufacturers will be forced to create a universal charging solution for phones and small electronic devices, under a new rule proposed by the European Commission (EC). The aim is to reduce waste by encouraging consumers to re-use existing chargers when buying a new device. All smartphones sold in the EU must have USB-C chargers, the …

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Bitcoin mining producing tonnes of waste (e-waste)

Bitcoin mining produces electronic waste (e-waste) annually comparable to the small IT equipment waste of a place like the Netherlands, research shows. Miners of the cryptocurrency each year produce 30,700 tonnes of e-waste, Alex de Vries and Christian Stoll estimate. That averages 272g (9.5oz) per transaction, they say. By comparison, an iPhone 13 weighs 173g …

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Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Event: How To Watch And What To Expect

Tech and smartphone lovers are getting ready with excitement as Samsung is set to open the next chapter in foldable innovation on August 11, 2021. It is expected that Samsung will unveil its new smartphones, the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3 at the upcoming global Galaxy Unpacked event which will be streamed online …

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Samsung’s Awesome New Galaxy A22 Offers Unprecedented Value

Samsung has launched the new Samsung Galaxy A22 smartphone, the latest in its popular collection of affordable devices. The A Series is designed to make Samsung’s latest innovative products more accessible to a wider audience. With an immersive visual experience that enriches streaming and gaming, and a versatile camera to capture your everyday, the Samsung …

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Threat alert: Why you should not install WhatsApp Pink

WhatsApp users are under another malicious attack by perpetrators of nefarious activities online. The most recent threat comes through a link being shared on the chat platform that can let hackers gain access to users’ devices.   The new threat link is being shared under the name WhatsApp Pink and claims that it can turn …

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NCC tasks Nigerians on type-approved mobile devices

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has appealed to Nigerians to verify their desired mobile devices to ascertain if they are type-approved before purchase.   The NCC said they could make this confirmation on the commission’s website before payment for a transactions can be made. This was disclosed by the commission in a conversation with NCC’s …

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Emirates And Dubai Health Authority Begin Implementing Digital Verification Of COVID-19 Medical Records For UAE Based Travellers

Emirates and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) have begun to implement full digital verification of COVID-19 medical records connected to testing and vaccination for travellers based in the UAE. Emirates customers who have undertaken a PCR test in Dubai can choose to check-in without presenting their physical COVID-19 PCR test report. Moreover, customers who have …

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Toyota builds first refrigerated vehicle for vaccines

Toyota Tsusho Corporation, Toyota Motor Corporation, and B Medical Systems S.à r.l, have announced that the vehicle with a dedicated refrigerator for transporting vaccines at the appropriate temperatures developed jointly by the three companies, has met the relevant standards set by the World Health Organization (WHO).   The vehicle last week obtained Performance, Quality and …

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Dangerous Android App Pretends to Be a System Update to Steal Your Data

Beware a newly discovered malicious app that pretends to update your phone but, in reality, is just a giant spyware application that can steal pretty much all your data while also monitoring your movements and online search history. Simply called System Update, the Android app was discovered by researchers with mobile security firm Zimperium, who have classified …

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