American online media streaming service, Netflix, Inc. has announced the commencement of its 'AV1' video codec on Android devices, from Google's VP9, upgrading its compression efficiency by 20 per cent. However, the company said the 'AV1' only supports "selected titles" once the 'Save Data' option is enabled by its subscribers. This would reduce the usage of cellular data while using the app.
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has disclosed that it has sponsored the training of over 2000 Nigerians for both masters and PhD IT post-graduate programmes across the world. Mallam Kashifu Inuwa, the Director-General, NITDA made the disclosure in a statement in Abuja, saying that the post-graduate scholarship was in efforts to meet up with global digital advancements through capacity building.
National Science Foundation, NSF’s newest Daniel K Inouye solar telescope (DKIST) has captured what seems to be the first detailed image of the surface of the sun, revealing exhilarating details. The 4m mirror DKIST is the largest solar telescope and is positioned at the top of a 3,000m high volcano in Maui, Hawaii. The image shows caramelized cell-like shapes, the size of the U.S state of Texas. The plasma which covers the sun shows bright centres where the heat emits from.
Worried by the growing cost of data and alleged poor services rendered by mobile network operators in the country, the Association of Telephone, Cable TV and Internet Subscribers of Nigeria has threatened to stage a protest against high data prices and poor quality of services offered by network operators in the country.