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KPN sues Sweden’s Ericsson over telecom patents

KPN NV, the largest Dutch telecommunications company, has filed a patent-infringement complaint against Ericsson in a district court in Texas, the Swedish telecom equipment maker said on Thursday.

The issue revolves around Ericsson’s alleged infringement of five KPN patents covering various wireless network functions.

Court Ruling on SIM blocking Deadline – FG, Telcos To Meet

The Federal Government of Nigeria will be meeting with telecommunications operators and other key stakeholders in the sector over the recent court judgement halting the government from disconnecting SIM cards not linked to National Identity Numbers by April 6.

The PUNCH reported on Wednesday that a Federal High Court in Lagos State had barred the government from blocking SIM cards not linked to NINs in April.

White House Warns of Hack of Microsoft’s Outlook Email Program

The White House on Sunday urged computer network operators to take further steps to gauge whether their systems were targeted amid a hack of Microsoft Corp.’s Outlook email program, saying a recent software patch still left serious vulnerabilities.

“This is an active threat still developing and we urge network operators to take it very seriously,” a White House official said, adding that top U.S. security officials were working to decide what next steps to take following the breach.

United States has Sent Five Rovers to Mars — When will Humans Follow?

With its impeccable landing on Thursday, NASA’s Perseverance became the fifth rover to reach Mars — so when can we finally expect the long-held goal of a crewed expedition to materialize?

NASA’s current Artemis program is billed as a “Moon to Mars” mission, and acting administrator Steve Jurczyk has reiterated his aspiration of “the mid-to-end of the 2030s” for United States of American boots on the Red Planet.

NIN mandatory for Bank Accounts, Voter Registration, says FG

The National Identity Number is mandatory for transactions such as the opening of bank accounts, payment of taxes, voter registration, the Federal Government said on Thursday. NIN mandatory for Bank Accounts, Voter Registration, says FG

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, said this in Abuja while hosting the newly elected National Executive Council of the Association Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria.

Federal Government Plans To Replace BVN With NIN

The Federal Government of Nigeria has stated arrangements are ongoing to replace the Bank Verification Numbers (BVN) with the National Identity Numbers (NIN).

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Dr Isa Pantami, who disclosed this to newsmen shortly after a tour of telecoms operators and NIN licensees in Abuja, said President Muhammadu Buhari has been briefed on the on-going NIN registrations.

See Electric Vehicle Batteries will Charge Cars in Five Minutes

Some researchers in United States have found a way to recharge EV batteries in 10 minutes, and a Chinese company has cut this to just five minutes.

At present the United Kingdom’s fastest 150kW chargers take around 30 minutes to top up the batteries of models that can charge at this speed, such as the Audi E-tron and Porsche Taycan

Elon Musk to offer $100 million prize for ‘best’ carbon capture tech

Tesla Inc chief and billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk on Thursday took to Twitter to promise a $100 million prize for development of the “best” technology to capture carbon dioxide emissions.

Capturing planet-warming emissions is becoming a critical part of many plans to keep climate change in check, but very little progress has been made on the technology to date, with efforts focused on cutting emissions rather than taking carbon out of the air.

Google Threatens to Pull Search Engine from Australia

Google on Friday threatened to pull its search engine from Australia over a proposed media code that would require the tech firm to pay for news content.

Mel Silva, managing director for Google’s Australian operations, told a Senate enquiry the code was unworkable and the company was unable to calculate the financial risk, news agency AAP reported.