Analysts from financial services firm Morgan Stanley have predicted that Microsoft will reach USD$1 trillion in market value within a year. In a new report to investors late on Monday, the firm put a 12-month price target of USD$130 on Microsoft's stock, up from USD$94 per share. According to technology website Geekwire, shares of...
Tech hubs in Africa are growing on a gradual pace. In September 2015, a mapping exercise done by the World Bank listed less than 120 tech hubs in Africa. As of July 2016, a research conducted by GSMA listed 314 active tech hubs in Africa (a number aligned with Disrupt Africa’s prediction in...
Android continues to have more loyal users than the ones using the iOS operating system, a new report by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) said on Friday. "Loyalty for both Android and iOS increased in 2015 and into 2016, when it leveled off for both operating systems," Mike Levin, Partner and Co-Founder of...
Rapid advances in artificial intelligence (AI) are raising risks that malicious users will soon exploit the technology to mount automated hacking attacks, cause driverless car crashes or turn commercial drones into targeted weapons, a new report warns. The study, published on Wednesday by 25 technical and public policy researchers from Cambridge, Oxford, and Yale...
If you are feeling left out because your partner is spending more time on their smart device, you aren't alone. McAfee study which looked at online behavior of people and how it affects their real-world relationships with friends and partners, found that close to four-fifths of the respondents thought that...
Facial recognition technology from Apple and Samsung will prompt other manufacturers to include the feature in their devices, a market research firm said on Thursday, adding that 1 billion smartphones will have some form of a face unlock solution in 2020. According to a report by Counterpoint Research, this development could lead to facial recognition becoming...
Kaspersky Lab researchers have helped uncover a number of unknown vulnerabilities that have left gas stations around the world exposed to remote takeover, often for years. The vulnerabilities were found in an embedded gas station controller of which there are currently over 1,000 installed and online. The manufacturer was...
In a series of experiments, with more than 3,000 participants, the researchers demonstrated that video game concepts do not 'prime' players to behave in certain ways and hat increasing the realism of violent video games does not necessarily increase aggression in game players. The dominant model of learning in games...
After a year marked by devastating cyber attacks and breaches, online attackers are expected to become even more destructive in 2018, security researchers said on Wednesday. A report by the security firm McAfee said the ransomware outbreaks of 2017 offer just a taste of what's to come as hackers develop new strategies and...
Research is always a fascinating thing, you get to know things that you couldn't imagine can happen or exist. Some studies might actually work, some might be false, some might be on a balance, but it all doesn't stopped there as researchers are/always do their best to find new...