Technology News Highlights

  • Koolboks Limited, a tech start-up in Nigeria, has unveiled solar-powered refrigeration system that is able to generate continuous cooling in the absence of power in its bid to empower small businesses and save consumers the disruptions caused by constant power outage. https://bit.ly/35GlbR9
  • MTN Ghana says it is sustaining investments in infrastructure and strategizing to become a “full digital operator” by 2023. Mr Selorm Adadevoh, MTN Ghana Chief Executive Officer, said the Company was leveraging the strength of its “fintech” and some six pillars to “deliver a bold new digital world to customers.” https://bit.ly/3c71Fi4
  • AMD’s last batch of new graphics cards, the midrange Radeon RX 5700 series, didn’t wow with their designs or high-end performance — but the new Radeon RX 6000 looks like it could actually be the long-awaited answer to Nvidia’s flagship graphics cards. https://bit.ly/32toyc6
  • Microsoft’s underwater server experiment resurfaces after two years. Back in 2018, Microsoft sunk an entire data center to the bottom of the Scottish sea, plunging 864 servers and 27.6 petabytes of storage 117 feet deep in the ocean. Today, the company has reported that its latest experiment was a success, revealing findings that show that the idea of an underwater data center is actually a pretty good one. https://bit.ly/2GV3NOc
  • Facebook Gaming is set to allow its partnered streamers to play copyrighted, popular music in the background of their live streams — which means they’ve seemingly solved the copyright problem that’s plagued live-streaming (and basically the entire internet) since the beginning. https://bit.ly/35xnYw2
  • Facebook bolstered its commitment to the environment on Tuesday by announcing the launch of its Climate Science Information Center in the US, the UK, France and Germany and publicly backing the European Green Deal. The company also said it’s on course to meet its promise to support its global operations with 100% renewable energy and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 75% by the end of 2020. https://cnet.co/2RoMI18