Friday, November 30, 2012

Grammarian out there, what is Dame?


Flytime always good at embarrassing people, especially the celebrities. I think people now read their dictionary before attending shows lately because it's a good trial on this one. *Wink*

Lágbájá - The Mask man with a New Video (Jayejaye)



The Afro Jazz legend is always set to deliver all times. 'JayeJaye' is a New video off is 200 Million Mumu Album. Fortunately its friday , so Enjoy!.

Abeg no over jaye o...

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Reports claim Intel about to kill off desktop



Desktop processors are attached to the PC's main circuit board i.e motherboard via a socket. Intel processors compatible with that socket are then inserted by the end user, be it an enthusiast or PC supplier.

This is the design that is in danger of disappearing, though Intel declined to comment, a source familiar with Intel's plans said reports "have taken a lot of liberties" with the interpretation of the company's future strategy.

Truly the end desktop is near NEAR, according to reports trickling out over the last few days.

Facebook Enables HTTPS for North America By Default



January 2011, Facebook announced it was implementing HTTPS to allow its many millions of users the ability to automatically encrypt their communications with the social network; preventing hackers and attackers from sniffing your sensitive data while using unencrypted WIFI hotspots.

Facebook Enables HTTPS for North America By Default.
The move is meant to provide secure browsing for part of the social network's user base, which as of September is counted by the company to be more than a billion. The rollout began last week, and Facebook stated there are plans to make HTTPS default for the rest of the world as well. No specific date was given as to when that would be.

Although in April of last year, Sophos wrote an open letter to Facebook to requesting the site enable HTTPS by default as part of a list of security recommendations.

However, users can be sure their data's are safe while browsing on a secured web while we await the Facebook automated HTTPS roll-out, hope you have yours secured?.

On your Facebook page, navigate to Account Settings > Security > Secured browsing > Edit > Enable.

Evander Holyfield’s Daughter, Evette Holyfield : Why She Is 27 & A Virgin


Evander Holyfield, Olympic bronze medalist, world heavyweight champion, and the man whose ear was bitten by Mike Tyson :) has a virtuous daughter Evette Holyfield.

 She talked about how she has resisted to temptation in an interview with Essence.com.

Continue to read...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Mr World 2012: Francisco Javier Escobar Parra of Colombia


Francisco Javier Escobar Parra representing Colombia has won Mr World 2012!. The evening event at the Kent Event Centre on 24th November 2012 saw Colombia taking the title, with Philippines taking second place and Ireland in third. The 21 year old from Cali, Colombia is a talented magician and pole-vaulter, and impressed the judges across many of the fast-track challenges, placing high in the sports, extreme sports and multimedia events. On the night his warm and heartfelt answers to the judges questions saw off the competition and ensured his overall victory.

More photos after the cut...

NEW MUSIC: Skales - Tommorow


S to the K... Another cool joint from the youngster. Tomorrow, which chronicles the travails of couples in relationships.

Listen and Enjoy!.

GMAIL: Introduces Google Drive attachements up to 10GB


Finally you can now attach up-to 10GB via Gmail. Just like yahoo's Attach Large files by 'Yousendit' but the total size of all the files together has to be less than or equal to 100 MB, or files can be up to 2 GB if you are a Paid user if you use yahoo.

Google is leveraging its Drive online storage tool to make email attachments easier — starting today, Gmail users will have the option to attach files up to 10GB in size that are stored in their Google Drive when sending messages. That's obviously a lot bigger than most standard email attachments, but there are a few handy tools that Drive in Gmail brings in addition to large file sizes.


Mozilla's Firefox 17 Web browser with New Optional Facebook messenger integration


The new Facebook integration will mean that users will be able to keep up with friends and family without having to switch between or open new tabs. Users will be able to stay connected to integrated social media sites while they are Web searching, watching a video or playing a game, according to Mozilla.
To use the new preview version of the service, users can download or upgrade and install the new, free latest Firefox 17 and then visit the Facebook Messenger for Firefox page and click "Turn On."

Firefox browsers hold about 19.9 percent of the global browser market, compared with 54.1 percent for Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser, according to October figures from Web analysis firm Net Applications. Google's Chrome holds 18.5 percent, while Safari has about 5.2 percent.

Window's 8 Preview upon its release on October 26, 2012


This was a  detailed preview upon the release of windows 8 at its developer-focused BUILD conference.

Just wondering have you guys fully explored Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2010 and the likes *Eyes Rolling* because here is Windows 8, Microsoft Office 2013....Those operating on windows platform in the world are already exploring the New releases of Windows.

After all shopping is on-going for Xmas and New year Gifts like Oprah . Below are latest releases

Microsoft Releases
Windows 8
Windows Server 2012
Internet Explorer 10
SQL Server 2012
Exchange 2013
Office 2013


New software that predicts when laws are about to be broken



A artificial intelligence system that connects to surveillance cameras to predict when people are about to commit a crime is under development, funded by the U.S. military.
The software, dubbed Mind's Eye, recognizes human activities seen on CCTV and uses algorithms to predict what the targets might do next - then notify the authorities.


The signals the AI can recognize - characterized by verbs including ‘walk’, ‘run’, ‘carry’, ‘pick-up’, ‘haul’, ‘follow’, and ‘chase’, among others - cover basic action types which are then set in context to see whether they constitute suspicious behavior.

Shey this technology can be rolled out in Nigeria *thinking*. Well we now have CCTV Cameras in Lagos mega city :).


The device is expected to be used at airports, bus and train stations.



New Music: Tosinger - One day


TOSINGER , a U.S-based Nigerian Indie, Inspirational Afro-Soul/Folk singer and songwriter unveils her brand new project titled AFROSPiRE 3:2:7 – three new singles that are a true reflection of her music style.

TOSINGER says, “I sing this song to encourage everyone that a ‘ONE DAY’ of dream realization and ultimate success will come, despite challenges and shortcomings. Never give up, keep believing. And it’s OK to help others while on the path of your journey to success; in fact we are more productive that way”.

The other two singles from the project – “Olugbala” and “Whatever” will be released on December 27, 2012 and January 27, 2013 consecutively.

Listen and enjoy "One Day"Produced by Seyi Voice and recorded on location in Nigeria.

Monday, November 26, 2012

CHACHA (New Music): Aramide of Trybe Records


She once dropped her acoustic rendition of Eldee's “Today Today” song.



She back hot on this music, her debut single "I don't mind" and "It's Over".
Listen and enjoy the Trybe Records’ First Lady.



Miss Earth 2012 winner: Tereza Fajksova of the Czech Republic


The 2012 Miss Earth pageant was held yesterday, Saturday November 24 in Manila, Philippines. Stunning lady right? Hmm...

More photos after the cut.

Google Apps Developer Contest: Three (3) Unilag Students Wins!


Three University of Lagos (UNILAG) students, have won the Google Apps Developer Challenge for the Enterprise/Small Business Solutions category in sub-Saharan Africa.


The students: Bolutife Ogunsola, Michael Adeyeri and Willie Aniebiet, created the Form+ application software; an interface that creates application forms by just dragging and dropping components. The user can create forms – such as curriculum vitae (CV) or résumé submission forms for businesses and coursework submission page for lecturers.

Emeka Afigbo, Program Manager, Google, stated: “Our expectation is that this motivates more young Nigerian developers to develop apps that change the way we live in Nigeria and Africa at large.”

The winners were rewarded with Chromebooks and $20,000. They also won a grant worth $18,000 for their school’s department.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

THE STAGE: An Event for today, admission is free!!!



THE STAGE is a platform where talent and skills is being showcased and it is open to music, poetry, dance, comedy, visual art, fashion and any unique talent or skills that can go on stage. On this event talent and artist managers, record labels owners, celebrities and notable entertainment personalities are guest.
Brought to you by GHills Entertainment.

Are you thinking of where to hang out this beautiful afternoon...hehe ;)

Venue: Koga Lounge, 2 Bolaji Street Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos
Today: Sunday, November 25th 2012
Time:   5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
         

CHACHA (New Music): Kween - Gbo Ohun


Kween is back again with this New Single 'Gbo Ohun'. It's a regular song we all know, but it seems she's got something special on this one produced by Wole Oni.

Christmas is just few weeks to come and she has tagged it Xmas Special.

Listen and Enjoy. Happy Sunday!

Miss Universe 2012: Isabella Ayuk reps NIGERIA

Isabella Ayuk the Miss Nigeria 2012 represents at this year's edition of Miss Universe 2012 at he Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, USA.
The event will  hold on Wednesday 19th December 2012

Profile

Name: Isabella Agbor Ojong Ayuk
Age: 26
Home Town: Cross River
Biography
Isabella was raised in Ikom Local Government Area of the Cross River State. It is a largely agricultural area. Being raised by a widowed mother, Isabella has a passion for working with widows. She would love to work to create a small scale business to help raise money for scholarships for their children, home renovations and other basic needs.

In her Own Words
I want the judges to know that determination brought me this far and that I have learned to never give up in life.

Fun Facts about Isabella
She loves to cook
Isabella admires Angelina Jolie for her humanitarian services
Isabella is currently in the National Youth Service Corp in Nigeria

Contniue to see photos of other contestants...

AY's Daughter sings HI by Tonto Dikeh


This AY sef... :). His daughter sings Tonto Dikeh's song, but e be like say Tonto Dikeh did not find this funny. lol


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Apple reportedly changing iPad and Mac battery supplies from Samsung


Samsung and apple are going gaga. Is this going to stop. arghhh!!!. Read...

Apple has reportedly changed its battery suppliers for the iPad and MacBook lines to Amperex Technology Limited and Tianjin Lishen Battery, both Chinese firms, after Samsung SDI (Samsung’s battery-producing subsidiary) stopped supplying Apple.

Samsung is a crucial component partner for Apple and will remain so at least in the near future, according to CEO Tim Cook on Apple’s most recent quarterly conference call. But recently, rumors have been swirling that the supplier relationship between Samsung and Apple is in the process of eroding. In the past couple of months, we’ve seen reports that Samsung had increased processor prices for Apple (which the company denied) and also claims that Apple was terminating the display supply relationship with the Korean company (also later denied).

Friday, November 23, 2012

Li-Fi: Light Fidelity, a method of transmitting data wirelessly using LED


I see the future of technology alternative to WiFi. Oops!.

Harald Haas - A professor of engineering at Edinburgh University is the pioneer behind a new type of light bulb that can communicate as well as illuminate – access the Internet using light instead of radio waves.

Haas Quote: “Everywhere in a day there is light. Look around. Everywhere. Look at your smart phone. It has a flashlight, an LED flashlight. These are potential sources for high-speed data transmission.”


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An opportunity to International Stardom: EbonyLife Xcite Auditions


This is a call for talented young people of all ethnicities in Nigeria and Africa. It is an invitation to stardom for those who have skills in Acting, Presenting, Modeling or even Comedy. It is a call to be a part of Africa’s first global black entertainment network and be on the way to the Hall of Fame.

Thought i should share and hope it is a good news for some one out there. This is an audition towards the  Ebonylife Xcite TV Shows.

Details:

EbonyLife Xcite Auditions
Date: 3rd and 4th of December 2012
Time: 8am and 5pm
Venue: Terra Kulture, Plot 1376, Tiamiyu Savage, Victoria Island, Lagos
For any enquiries, please call IJ on 0818 493 5233





CHACHA (New Music): Omawunmi

Listen and enjoy!

Omawunmi - Stay Alive (Jeje Laye)

Classroom of the future


I posted yesterday about the prediction on Internet against year 2013. Which also pointed the fact there will be more usage of smartphones and tablets, however here is another step up in the technology age as 'touchscreen classroom' of the future is set to replace books and blackboards.

Gone are the dusty days of chalky blackboards and blotted exercise books :). These multi-touch, multi-user smart desks have been trialled in a three-year project by more than 400 pupils, and have been nick-named the 'Star Trek classroom'.

The desks and software were designed by experts at Durham University, and studies have shown they can significantly improve pupils' maths.

Lets take a look at its features. Click to continue...

Thursday, November 22, 2012

World in 2013: Prediction on the INTERNET


It has been predicted that in 2013, The internet world will mostly become a mobile medium. If we can remember, 2002 was a turning point for telephone (Mobile Technology).  However in today's world people move around with different gadgets like the Smartphones and Tablets.

Recently Microsoft just launched its surface tablets which is Windows 8 based, check it HERE.  So its been predicted that by 2013, Smartphones and tablets will exceed the use of Laptop /Desktop PC's.

Nowadays we move with internet while mobile, stats shows that  Global Internet Traffic are mostly via Mobile Internet. Watch the Video.

A house sits awkwardly in the middle of a newly built road in CHINA


What!!!. Its Obvious Chinese do have respect for individual rights and for the elderly. Read the story below.

A house sits awkwardly in the middle of a newly built road in Wenling, Zhejiang province in China. An elderly couple refused to sign an agreement to allow their house to be demolished. They say that compensation offered is not enough to cover rebuilding costs. Huh?

Nigeria's Got Talent Show: Who gets the Grand Prize


Recently i posted Nathaniel, the human beat box HERE.
The final performance night is December 9, six contestants are just one step to winning the grand prize of 10 Million Naira. lets take a look at one of the contestants contending for this Grand Prize.


Meet Bariyu Yesufu The Ventriloquist :).

Roberto Di Matteo Speaks...


Roberto Di Matteo: It was an honour for me to be appointed manager of a club I loved playing for and one that is so close to my heart. I am extremely proud of the successes and trophies we were able to bring to the club in recent months. Lifting Chelsea's first Champions League trophy was the best achievement in club history and without a doubt the highlight of my career to date, both as a player and manager. It is a memory I will treasure for the rest of my life.'

Africa's 40 Richest People: FORBES Second annual List


Aliko Dangote, is on top once again as the Africa's Richest. Below are the Top 10 on the list.


1.Aliko Dangote
Net Worth: $12,000 Age:55

2.Nicky Oppenheimer & family
Net Worth: $6,400 Age: 67

3.Johann Rupert & family
Net Worth: $5,700 Age: 62

4.Nassef Sawiris
Net Worth: $5,500 Age: 51

5. Mike Adenuga
Net Worth: $4,600 Age: 59

6.Christoffel Wiese
Net Worth: $3,700 Age: 71

7.Othman Benjelloun
Net Worth:$2,750 Age: 80

8. Patrice Motsepe
Net Worth: $2,650 Age: 50

9. Naguib Sawiris
Net Worth: $2,500 Age: 58

10. Mohamed Mansour
Net Worth: $2,200 Age: 64

It's Official: Chelsea Football Club confirm Rafael Benitez as interim first-team manager until the end of the season


Chelsea didn't take too long to answer my questions Here.


The owner and the Board believe that in Benitez we have a manager with significant experience at the highest level of football, who can come in and immediately help deliver our objectives.The 52-year-old Spaniard is due to meet the players at the training ground in Cobham tomorrow.

Lets take a look at is profile. Rafael Benitez started his coaching career on the staff at Real Madrid and enjoyed notable success in charge of the equivalent of youth and reserve teams. He also worked as first team assistant to Vicente Del Bosque.

In 1995 he took charge of a senior side for the first time, at Real Valladolid. There followed another short spell at Osasuna and then appointments at Extremadura and Tenerife, both of whom he led into the Spanish top flight.

In 2001 came the step up to one of the big clubs in Spanish football, Valencia, who had lost consecutive Champions League finals under Hector Cuper. With the arrival of Benitez they won their first La Liga title in 31 years and followed that 2002 success with another in 2004. Also that season they won the UEFA Cup, beating a Marseille side spearheaded by Didier Drogba in a final held in Gothenburg.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Who will Roman Abramovich choose as Chelsea's next manager?


Just pondering. Who will Roman Abramovich choose as Chelsea's next manager?

NIGERIA GOSPEL MUSIC AWARDS 2012


It's another edition of the Nigeria Gospel Music Awards. Feel the spirit...Yeah!.

The Nigeria Gospel Music Awards (NGMAwards) is an annual event instituted by The Academy of Gospel Music in Nigeria to encourage gospel artistes in Nigeria who have used and are using their God given talents to promote and spread the gospel of Christ Jesus across and beyond the nation.

From my survey, i have the current shot of the Aristes currently topping their categories with votes. Below are the artists i checked out.

1. Best Male Vocalists - Frank Edwards
2. Song of the Year - Frank Edwards (Oghene Do)
3. Worship Song of the Year - Sinach (From Glory to Glory)

To vote for your favorite artistes in all the categories available, Click Here

Listen and Enjoy Frank Edwards 'Oghene Do' track below.




16 Days Countdown to the eXperience 2012


Yay!!!. Its 16 Days Countdown to the largest concert you've always experienced. But this time its another eXperience :). 500,000 voices lifted in praise, hearts united in worship, live music like you never heard before. Beyond words can adequately articulate, it is a night to remember... the Experience. Get ready for the glory!.

Let's take a review of the Artists gracing this Years concert Experience.
1. Chevelle Franklyn















2. Dettrick Haddon














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Microsoft mistakenly gifts Windows 8 pirates with a free activation key


Can Hackers be ruled out when it comes to Technology? I don't think so, read this...


Microsoft's final copy of Windows 8 leaked online back in early August and pirates have been battling to work around Microsoft's activation technology ever since. Early attempts involved the use of third-party Key Management Services (KMS) servers that would activate a copy for 180 days, requiring a re-activation every six months. This work around has allowed Windows 8 pirates to use the operating system free of charge temporarily, but the software maker has now made it even easier to avoid paying for a key.

Microsoft is giving away a Media Center upgrade to Windows 8 Pro users until January 31st, and pirates have discovered that the key provided will fully activate a copy of Windows 8 that was previously temporarily activated through the KMS workaround. The blunder means pirates can download an illegitimate copy of Windows 8, temporarily activate it through KMS and then upgrade it fully to an activated copy of Windows 8.

Crisis in Gaza:Hackers declare 'cyber war' on Israel after IDF threatens to cut off internet in Gaza


Its Cyber War in Isreal. Hackers' collective Anonymous claims it has declared 'cyber war' against Israel in retaliation for threats to block Palestinians' internet access.

As the Israel Defence Forces began airstrikes against targets in the territory, the hacktivist group  tried to cripple Israeli sites and government networks.

The move came as Israel admitted the war is being fought on 'three fronts' - including physical, social networks and cyber attacks - and triggered calls for a 'cyberdome' protective shield to mirror the 'Iron dome' missile defence system.

Israel's finance minister Yuval Steinitz admitted last night that the group - along with other protesters - bombarded Israeli sites with more than 60 million hacking attempts.

However, he said most of the attacks failed and that the only site that was successfully brought down was up again within minutes.

MUSIC: Abiola -Jericho


I Stumbled on this guy's music and i think he sound's good. I felt the resonance of the strings, kinda like this and thought i should share.

He’s a student of Olabisi Onabanjo University (formerly Ogun State University) in Ogun State. He’s simply known as Abisola and he makes his first appearance on NJO with a very lovely tune “Jericho”.

Listen and Enjoy!

Toolz’ Thoughts: Beware of Dream Killers! 7 Steps To Fulfilling Your Dreams

Tolu aka 'Toolz'
The Beat's very own chatterbox spices us up with the Seven (7) steps to 'fulfilling your dreams'. An inspiring post by Tolu.


“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. When you are seeking to bring big plans to fruition, it is important with whom you regularly associate. Hang out with friends who are like-minded and who are also designing purpose-filled lives. Similarly, be that kind of a friend for your friends.” - Mark Twain.

I love this quote! I stumbled across it a little while ago when I was looking for inspirational quotes, and it absolutely hit the nail on the head.

Can you remember the last time you were telling a friend or family member or even your partner about a dream, a goal you really wanted to achieve? .

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Fela Durotoye signs 10,000 Books in 8 hours 49mins; Pre Event - GERMSTONE GLOBAL READING FESTIVAL

FD
The "17 secrets of High Flying Students" is an inspirational book that shares 17 Leadership Secrets and Principles that guarantee Leadership and Academic Excellence. The book us a treasure chest of Leadership Secrets presented in captivating life-changing stories along with nuggets and principles that have the capacity to transform average students an outright failures into high flying students and highly successful individuals. The book has been proven to be a viable leadership tool which has helped students to achieve academic excellence.

THE BOOK READING
The major highlights of the festival is to read the book, "17 Secrets of High Flying Students", written by Fela Durotoye. This book has been chosen as a tool to promote literacy and the reading culture in Nigeria because it shares the 17 Secrets and Principles of Academic and Natural Excellence. It has been proven to aid students all over the country to improve their performance in academics and leadership. This book will be read by every participant of the festival (young & old). This would involve schools, homes, and the entire community across the nation. Every adult (parent, teacher, celebrity, etc) will be expected to read to a child or group of students.

Event Date: Saturday November 24, 2012.
Reading Centres: 17 cities in Nigeria and 17 countries across the world at the same moment in time (via live streaming). Click HERE.

More photos after the cut.

Chelsea Football Club has parted company this morning with Manager Roberto Di Matteo

Yesterday, Juventus defeated Chelsea on the quest to qualify at the Knockout stage in the Champions League. The score line at Full-Time was Juventus 3 - 0 Chelsea.

STATEMENT ON ROBERTO DI MATTEO

Chelsea Football Club has parted company this morning with Manager Roberto Di Matteo.
Click to Read More.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Oprah tweets her love for Microsoft's Surface tablet... using an iPad

Oprah's tweet: She is one of a string of celebrities enlisted by Microsoft to support their latest products
I posted earlier today about the Microsoft tablets  HERE  :).

Oprah Winfrey has been vocal about her love for Microsoft's new Surface tablet, claiming earlier this month that it was one of her favorite things.

But that didn't stop the chat show queen sending a tweet claiming she'd bought 12 as Christmas gifts - via the Twitter app on her iPad.

Hangout with Hollywood Insider, Franklin Leonard LIVE at the Afrinolly Master Class on Google+ – Friday 23rd November 2012

If you are a fan of these Hollywood blockbusters, Pursuit of Happiness, The Social Network, Slumdog Millionaire, The Kings Speech, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and Juno, then you’ll like to meet Franklin Leonard, whose company Black List discovered these movie scripts that became box office hits.

This Friday 23rd November 2012, budding film makers across Africa will have the opportunity to meet and interact with the Hollywood insider via the Google+ hangout in the first edition of the Afrinolly Short Film Competition Master Class Series, which aims to offer young and emerging filmmakers in Africa exceptional creative opportunities and experiences with leaders of the movie industry.

According to an Afrinolly rep, Franklin Leonard will share insights into the elements that make screenplay/story lines great, the place of quality screenplay in creating short films and nuggets on how to capture your audience in 15 minutes or less. He would also be shedding more light on why he created Black List and what it has come to represent in Hollywood today.

You are cordially invited to join the conversation with Franklin Leonard this Friday on Google Plus at
www.Gplus.to/Afrinolly
Date: Friday 23rd November 2012

Time: 5 PM

CHACHA (New Music) from EME Chairman - BANKY W


Sure is R&B songs like..."Only one for me" still singable on our lips. He's ready to blow our minds with this CHACHA Music on is forthcoming album - R&BW.

Cohbams on the beat too - "Yes/No" Track. Listen and Enjoy!.

Yes/No (Produced By Cobhams Asuquo)

Good Good Loving (Produced by Spellz)