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Uganda Is Working On A Machine That Detects Pornography

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I actually there’s actually more to this action, or is it an infringement of people’s privacy. Last year, the East African country’s government announced that it had ordered for pornography-detecting machine” which was meant to be delivered in September 2016.

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Interestingly, the machine is said to be able to detect both deleted and current pornographic materials stored on people’s computers in Uganda. This apparently includes detection and blocking of porn photos, videos or any graphics taken or saved on anyone’s phone, computer or camera. There’s also a Pornographic Control Committee set up to implement the Law.

The porn detector machine, cost around $88,000 (a whopping UGX 300 million) and is developed in South Korea. It’ll join Uganda’s Anti-Pornography Law of 2014 which states that the penalty for offenders upon conviction is a fine of $3,000 (UGX 10 million) or up to 10 years in jail, or both.

I really think this would put a little sense of morality on the people of Uganda but looking at it from a different perspective, this shouldn’t be an issue. I’m sure there are more pressing issues in the country that could be handled with the money spent on the machine.

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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SpaceX Demo-2 Launch: How to watch Crew Dragon second attempt Live here in Nigeria

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After unforseen events ended the first attempt on Wednesday, NASA and SpaceX are now set to try to launch astronauts to the the International Space Station (ISS) today.

This will pretty much be a day to be etched into the record books considering it is the first mission to launch astronauts from the American soil on an American rocket to the ISS since 2011.

The Demo-1 mission was the uncrewed flight that launched successfuly in March this year but this time, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will be taken to the ISS onboard the Crew Dragon spacecraft.

The United States President – Donald Trump and many other dignitaries will hope the weather events that culminated in abandoning the historic event on Wednesday don’t rear its head yet again.

Why is the United States launching Astronauts to Space today?

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Basically, the Demo-2 launch today is being seen as the restoration of American pride with the U.S government faced with pressing issues to resolve the high mortality rate of its citizens as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

There has always been an intense space race going on between the US and Russia right from the second half of the previous century when their successes and losses became a prestige issue though peace has been attained somewhat with NASA relying on Russian Soyuz spacecraft for its launches.

Also, with the ongoing trade war between the U.S and China and with the latter already intensifying it’s space program, NASA sure don’t want leave any space uncovered.

When is the launch taking place?

The Falcon 9 rocket will lift off at 7:22pm GMT on Saturday, May 30 (8:22pm GMT+1 Saturday, Nigerian time) with the Crew Dragon spacecraft on its top.

This will be the second attempt to launch the rocket, after bad weather foiled the first attempt on Wednesday.

How to watch Crew Dragon launch Live

Launch of the spacecraft will be broadcast live on the NASA TV YouTube channel.

It will continue till the docking of spacecraft with the ISS. You will be able to watch the live stream on the SpaceX YouTube channel and website as well. Visitors at the launch site are not expected.

However, the US President Donald Trump is expected to be there again at the Kennedy Space Center to witness the launch after being present on Wednesday.

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Apple to launch Airpods Studio ‘Headphones’ after Apple Beats and Airpods 2 success

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Recently, Apple Inc. appears in the mood to churning out slew of new products for its user base with a rumoured Apple Studio in the mix.

From a proposed smart glass to smart Apple TVs and just that Apple Watch they can your sleep.

Who knows, we might get Smart Speakers (if it ain’t launched already)

The latest product supposedly in the works but making rounds on the internet is long-rumoured over-ear noise cancelling high-end headphone under Apple branding dubbed – AirPods Studio.

As per Digitimes, Apple is likely to kill its wired earphones production and resume the AirPods 2 production in the second half of the year. The source also claims that production for Apple rumoured AirPods Studio headphones has now begun.

So, you might be wondering, what is it with Tim Cook this time around!

Apple Airpods Studio: What is it?

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The high-end headphones were first rumoured in February 2018 by former KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Later, it was estimated that the headphones would launch sometime in the second half of 2020.

Dubbed the very first Apple-branded over-ear headphones though the confusion doesn’t end there with reports stating the new headphones will join the AirPods lineup alongside the AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro, and it’s supposed to be different from Apple’s Beats lineup, which happens to have a wide range of over-ear headphones.

Hehehe, a whole bunch of things to plug on the ear actually

However, the new tech certainly seems to come with very nice features which we already expect in a headphone.

First, the new AirPods Studio is rumoured to come with Active noise-cancelling, which cuts down unwanted noise to let you focus on the audio alongside a transparency mode that reduces the audio volume and let you hear the ambient noise.

Pretty much basic, is it?

As per a report by 9to5Mac , it is said to have AirPods-like sensor-based ear detection feature that stops the music when the earphones are taken off. In place of ear detection, Apple is working to include sensors that can detect whether the headphones are on your head or neck.

It is said to boast of a new sensor that will enable the headphones to recognise left and right ears to route audio channels automatically. Which means, there won’t be fixed left or right earcups and can be worn without checking for left and right channel.

They’ll sure have a name for this; S-21 Levitate, Bionic or something else. Just a brand name!

Bloomberg also reports that Apple had tested at least two versions of the headphones – a high-end premium variant and a fitness-oriented made with lightweight materials.

Both the options are said to have magnetically swappable ear cups and headband padding that will let users customise its look by merely switching the padding, similar to Apple Watch bands.

Apple Studio Price & Availability in Nigeria

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Considering the fact this company prices it’s branded tech at ridiculous amounts, the Apple Studio don’t seem to be an exception.

The Apple Studio is rumoured to cost a cool 350USD(approx ₦140,000) which will no doubt see it compete against other noise-cancelling headphones from companies like Bose and Sony.

However, no imminent launch date for now!

If all this pans out accurate, expect to see folks in this part of the world placing orders on Amazon and the like but first thing then…

What do you make of Apples rumoured headphone? Is it right at $350 for an entry-level tech? Let’s talk about it in the comments section.

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