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Huawei Launches Dazzling Four-camera Nova 5T In Ghana

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GREATER ACCRA – GHANA, Thursday February 20, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ – Huawei Technologies has launched the much-anticipated Huawei nova 5T in Ghana. The HUAWEI nova 5T furthers the legacy of the nova product line, by integrating a unique aesthetic identity with trendy fashion and cutting-edge technology. This establishes it as more than just a consumer electronic device, but also as emblematic of modern living: avant-garde, fashionable, and idiosyncratic, pushing the boundaries of style and functionality.

The youth-oriented HUAWEI nova smartphone series was conceived with the goal of merging eye-catching visuals with technological innovation, and balancing comfort with novelty. Building on the dazzling color gradients and reflective design in the previous generation, the nova 5T expresses the feeling of boundless space against a 3D backdrop, and depicts the surreal and fantastical through a bold clash of light and shadow.

Designed to provide flagship-level experience at an affordable price, the HUAWEI nova 5T packs a 32 MP selfie camera on the front and a powerful quad-camera array on the back. The AI-enhanced rear camera system is capable of ultra-wide-angle photography, macro shooting, and natural bokeh generation for portraits, as well as ultra-HD imagery that excels in any lighting environment.

It comes equipped with the premium Kirin 980 AI processor and 8 GB of RAM, which interact with the newly unveiled EMUI 9.1 operating system to offer a lag-free, fluid experience on par with expensive high-end models. Its 22.5W SuperCharge technology ensures that the phone is always ready to go and takes little time to get fully charged.

The HUAWEI nova 5T sports a 6.26-inch HUAWEI Punch FullView Display, but weighs only 174 grams due to its wafer-thin 7.87 mm thickness, offering an immersive display on a slender body.

The HUAWEI nova 5 series comes available in three inventive color schemes: Crush Blue, Dark Black, and Midsummer Purple. A refined finish provides a unique texture, and accentuates lighting contrasts, creating a multi-layered 3D effect on a flat surface.

Equipped with four AI cameras that support high-definition, ultra wide-angle, macro, and depth of field photography, the HUAWEI nova 5T is able to capture rich and clear images within a single shot in all scenarios, from vast landscapes to close-up shots. It also combines AI-powered image semantic segmentation and partition optimization technology with the 48 MP HD lens, 16 MP wide-angle lens, 2 MP macro lens, and 2 MP bokeh lens which can clearly present details in the photo and balance the exposure under all lighting conditions, thus preventing blown highlights and crushed shadows.

The HUAWEI nova 5T saw a massive technological leap in the full-view display. The HUAWEI nova Series has one mission – to democratize Huawei’s technology and deliver a premium user experience to the masses and it is very affordable.

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Nigeria Tops Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List For 2020, DJ Cuppy, Mr Eazi, Patoranking Among The List

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LAGOS, NIGERIA, Saturday, April 4, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ –

April 3, 2020, Forbes released its tenth annual “30 Under 30” list.

Spread across categories like finance, tech, art, and sports, it features 30 young entrepreneurs in Africa who are innovating their respective industries.

With Nigeria topping the list, below are the young entrepreneurs who made the list.

Every year, Forbes Africa releases a list of top 30 under 30 young Africans who are doing amazing things for themselves and for their community.

This year wasn’t any different and the publication released names of 30 Africans sourced from four categories featuring 30 in each: Business, Technology, Creatives and Sports.

Nigeria makes up the majority of honorees in the list, shedding light on the entrepreneurial and can-do spirit of the young people in the country.

South Africa and Botswana had four of their young entrepreneurs on the list. Ghana had three young people while Uganda had two of its young entrepreneurs on the list.

Cameroon, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Morocco, Sudan and Ivory had one young entrepreneur making the list.

Here are the Nigerians on this year’s list:

DJ Cuppy, 27, DJ, Founder and Director, Red Velvet Music Group
Industry: Entertainment

DJ Cuppy, DJ, Founder and Director, Red Velvet Music Group

Mr Eazi, 28, Musician and Founder, emPawa Africa
Industry: Entertainment

Mr Eazi, 28, Musician and Founder, emPawa Africa

Patoranking, 29, Musician
Industry: Entertainment

Patoranking, 29, Musician

Tracy Batta, 29, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Smoothie Express
Industry: Food and Beverage

Tracy Batta, 29, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Smoothie Express

Olajumoke Oduwole, 29, Founder and CEO and Senior Web Developer, KJK Communication Limited
Industry: Tech /Software development

Olajumoke Oduwole, 29, Founder and CEO and Senior Web Developer, KJK Communication Limited

Swanky Jerry, 28, Founder, Chief Creative Officer, Swanky Signatures
Industry: Fashion

Swanky Jerry, 28, Founder, Chief Creative Officer, Swanky Signatures

Davies Okeowo, 29, Co-founder and CEO, Enterprise Hill and Competence Africa
Industry: Business Development

Davies Okeowo, 29, Co-founder and CEO, Enterprise Hill and Competence Africa

Maryam Gwadabe, 29, Founder and CEO, Blue Sapphire Hub
Industry: ICT

Maryam Gwadabe, 29, Founder and CEO, Blue Sapphire Hub

Asisat Oshoala, 25, Footballer
Industry: Sports

Asisat Oshoala, 25, Footballer (Photo by Gary Prior – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Arthur: Berlinda Entsie

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‘TOILET PAPER, GENTLY USED/ How Facebook Marketplace Has Become An Unlikely Platform For Comedy

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In the two days since he advertised “unprocessed toilet paper” for sale on Facebook Marketplace next to a photo of logs, David Traichel says the response has been better than expected. No actual buyers, just hundreds of views, laughs, and “you made my day” from other users browsing through the online classifieds.

“So many people are so freaked out about the idea of not having toilet paper,” says Traichel, 39. The aerospace technician and welder from Northford, Connecticut generally uses Facebook Marketplace to sell vintage car and bicycle parts. He decided to offer his oak and cedar woodpile (price, $1) to jog users out of their shopping panic. “Maybe those people would see the ad and think, ‘OK, maybe I’m overreacting.”

Homebound Americans have turned to scavenging on ecommerce sites like Amazon, eBay and Facebook Marketplace for the boring household goods that have become hot items during the coronavirus pandemic. The shortages have inspired some mercenary sellers to excessive pricing (say, hand sanitizer for $149) and prompted the tech companies to crack down on price gougers. The hoarding frenzy has also been catnip for armchair humorists, who have found an unlikely platform to yuk it up in the free classifieds of Facebook Marketplace.

On the social network’s 800 million-user shopping site, one Internet standup is offering “toilet paper, extra long roll” for $69,4202—it’s a CVS receipt wound around the toilet paper dispenser. Another wants to sell you the “last roll of toilet paper in the world,” marked at $10,000. As a last resort, yet another smart aleck is advertising $90 toilet paper alongside a photo of sandpaper. “Don’t go without during this crisis,” it reads.

In reality, there’s no toilet paper crisis. Unlike imports such as iPhones and flat-screen TVs, most U.S. toilet paper comes from domestic factories, buffering supplies from a drop in production in China, where the viral outbreak started. Georgia-Pacific, maker of AngelSoft and Quilted Northern, is boosting its U.S. production. Proctor & Gamble, which makes Charmin brand toilet paper, Bounty paper towels and Puffs facial tissue, says production at its U.S. plants is at record highs. “Demand continues to outpace supply, but we are working diligently to get product to our retailers as fast as humanly possible,” says P&G spokeswoman Loren Fanroy.

Which makes it all the more absurd that anxious shoppers stripped supermarket shelves of every last double-ply roll. Relishing the irony, Kim Marie, a 42-year-old naturopathic practitioner from Manorville, New York, decided this week to flog “vintage toilet paper” on Facebook Marketplace. For just $55,990, she’s showcasing a water-damaged and rotting roll mounted on a rustic wall, closing with the Craigslist battlecry of overpriced junker listings, “no low ballers, I know what I got.” Marie, who regularly sells vintage housewares on the site, says she has received no serious inquiries. Just as well, since the item listed isn’t actually in Marie’s possession— it was a funny photo texted to her by her husband. She threw it up on Marketplace “to lighten the mood.”

It was the “organic toilet paper,” a $10 baggie of leaves listed on Facebook Marketplace by her brother’s girlfriend, that inspired Liz Stoppiello, 27. The stay-at-home mom usually sells items like car seats and books on Facebook Marketplace. This week she’s offering “washable crochet toilet paper! Been used only a cpl times” for a cool $100. The advertised off-white crochet squares, wrapped around a cardboard tube, look worthy of an Etsy storefront. It took about 30 minutes to make. She just wanted to “get a good laugh” from people and to promote her crochet-oriented Facebook page. “You never know if anyone will start to desperately need handmade items in the near future lol,” she said via email.

Her fellow Marketplace posters might be in on the joke, but Facebook’s bots are not. The social network, which uses artificial intelligence to help monitor content and warned Monday that its systems may have removed some COVID-19-related posts in error, had flagged Traichel’s toilet paper ad for unprocessed wood as “under review.”

Facebook “must be so flooded they don’t know what to do,” Traichel emailed, adding an “lol.” He isn’t interested in making a profit, at least not on his firewood. “If people really need toilet paper, I’ll give ‘em a roll.”

–Helen A. S. Popkin, Forbes Staff, Innovation

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SA Minister Warns Over Coronav!rus And 5G Link Claims.

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CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, April 1st, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ South Africa’s Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has warned against a conspiracy theory that links coronavirus to 5G technology.

Dr Mkhize in a tweet said: “5G is a technology issue and Covid is a virus. You cannot link the virus to technology.”

Claims that 5G technology could be linked to the spread of the coronavirus have been spreading online for weeks.

They got more traction last month after popular American singer and songwriter Keri Hilson shared the claims with her 4.2m Twitter followers and on Instagram – although she later deleted the posts.

An American medical doctor Thomas Cowan – speaking in Tuscon, Arizona in March – also advanced the conspiracy theory, in a video that has been viewed thousands of times on YouTube.

But to date, there has been no scientific connection between the spread of the virus and the 5G technology.

The South African health minister said people need to use facts to fight coronavirus.

“We have tracked the virus from animals to human beings. Let’s tell the truth. We can prevent the spread,” Dr Mkhize says.

Source: Ghana Web.

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YouTube Music app now shows lyrics during playback

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American online video-sharing platform headquartered in San Bruno, California, YouTube Music, announced that it now displays lyrics on its iOS and Android apps that will help listeners view lyrics by tapping the ‘i’ button while a song is playing.

The feature is only available on the apps and not on the web player, although YouYube said it would be available on desktop soon. However, real-time lyrics aren’t supported yet and users have to scroll through manually to view them.

YouTube joins Apple Music and Spotify who added lyrics on their platforms last year. Apple Music has an official partnership with Genius, while Spotify uses Musixmatch. YouTube has opted to use LyricFind, accused of stealing lyrics from Genius last year, as its main partner.

YouTube says it receives lyrics from LyricFind on a daily basis, but there isn’t a specific time frame for when a song will get its lyrics. Lyrics appear for ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ by Taylor Swift but none are currently available for recent albums such as Childish Gambino’s 3.15.2020.

Song lyrics are now a popular service offered by music streaming platforms and YouTube may have some catching up to do on this front. The streaming platform has more than 20 million paying subscribers, while Spotify and Apple Music have reported over 124 million and 60 million, respectively.

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