10 Greatest Video Game Makers/Developers Of All Time

As if it wasn't tough enough to create one great game, doing so multiple times takes something truly special, the end result creating incredible products that continue to entrench themselves across the global gaming community, all the while establishing an identity for the developers in the process. 

While memorable games are a prerequisite for a studio to attain greatness, the ethos by which they approach this is also important. Have they sought to redefine gaming genres or the entire medium in some way? Have they taken a stand against dodgy industry practices and shown that games can achieve success in ways that challenge the norm? 

Here we commend those developers who have helped shape the games industry and drive it forward, with both their end products and approaches towards game-making overall. Some of them no longer exist, others have long since passed their golden years but still deserve to be remembered for the good times they gave us, whilst others still are new kids on the block determined to shake up the industry.
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LucasArts

Before LucasArts came along, PC gaming just felt a bit sterile; a domain reserved mainly for techy types who could be bothered to type commands into DOS Shell to open games, then play dry adventure games across five floppy disks. But that all changed when LucasArts pretty much single-handedly kickstarted the point-and-click adventure genre. It developed some decent adventure games throughout the 80s, but things really took off when they released The Secret of Monkey Island in 1990. 

The game's Douglas Adams-style humour captured everyone's imaginations, and they went on to dominate the decade with adventure games like Grim Fandango, Monkey Island and Sam & Max. LucasArts' in-house Jedi Engine was fantastic too, if vastly underrated, being used for several of the studio's Star Wars spin-offs (Dark Forces II was pure magic at the time), and the cult-classic western first-person shooter, Outlaws. 

Unfortunately, LucasArts slipped into remakes and licensing its name to mediocre Star Wars games from the turn of the millenium. It was eventually bought out by Disney in 2013 and had most of its staff laid off. But in their 90s heyday, they were a developer unafraid to do things differently, offering some of gaming's best-written and most memorable characters in the process. Notable titles: Monkey Island series, Sam & Max series, Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle, Outlaws, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, Grim Fandango, Zombie At My Neighbors.

Bethesda

Man, do we like to moan about Bethesda. " Screw them. Their games are always unfinished on release', "Booo, we'll never forgive them for the Horse Armour." And yet for all our mass moaning, there's a pretty high chance that as you read this you're playing through one of their open-world RPGs right now (is that Fallout 4 I see in your Recently Played list?). 

Ever since The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind back in 2002, Bethesda has for the most part worked as a successful publisher. They only dip into development every few years, but when they do, it's with a bang. 

Their legendary first-person RPGs are grandiose, flawed monstrosities, and more so than most other games, they're responsible for sucking us into their vast open worlds for hundreds upon hundreds of hours. 

Of course, we're talking about the Fallout and Elder Scrolls series - two franchises which evolved RPGs from a nerdy and niche video game genre to a dominant one. Bethesda has been at the forefront of open-world games ever since Morrowind, creating believable worlds with an implacable immersive magic that no others can match. They're beautifully detailed, richly designed, and utterly captivating. 

Notable titles: Elder Scrolls series (Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim), Fallout 3, Fallout 4.

Blizzard 

Blizzard began by offering us the excellent puzzle-platformer The Lost Vikings in 1992, but it was the creation of a nifty little strategy game called Warcraft: Orcs & Humans that marked their major breakthrough.

Since then, they've gone on to become the kings of addictive games that have managed to transcend the medium in various ways; StarCraft has become one of the world's most popular eSports, while a certain MMO called World of WarCraft has become a cultural phenomenon.

Perhaps the reason people stay hooked on Blizzard games is because they're incredibly dedicated to maintaining their existing fanbases. Diablo II, for example, received its last patch 10 years after its initial release, while StarCraft II and Diablo III - both a good few years old - continue to be tweaked based on ongoing gamer feedback. World of Warcraft may now be descending from the peak of its popularity, but that's not saying much when it still has millions of registered players. 

Not content to just stick to the genres it's historically dominated, Blizzard recently released the hit card game Hearthstone, as well as Heroes of the Storm - a MOBA aiming to challenge Dota 2 on the eSports scene.

Notable titles: Warcraft series, StarCraft series, Diablo series, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm

Rare

If Rare managed to keep up their form from when it used to make games for the SNES and N64, then they would have been contender for the very best developer of all time. As it stands, their catalogue of games between 1994 and 2001 still comfortably gets them onto this list. Rare was prolific back in the days of the NES, probably best known for its Battletoads games and the NES port of Sid Meier's Pirates. But things really took off for them with the release of Donkey Kong Country for the SNES in 1994, after which point they went from strength to strength - trailblazing whatever genre they touched. There was Killer Instinct in beat-'em-ups, legendary 3D platformers like Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong for the N64, not to mention Goldeneye and Perfect Dark - two shooters that revolutionised split-screen gaming on consoles. Since Microsoft bought them out, Rare has been reduced mainly to remakes and remasters (and, erm, Kinect Sports games), but their golden age should never be forgotten.

Notable titles: Banjo-Kazooie series, Killer Instinct, Goldeneye 007, Perfect Dark, Conker's Bad Fur Day, Battetoads, Donkey Kong Country, Diddy Kong Racing, Donkey Kong 64

Konami

With reports of inhumane working conditions and that incident with its prodigal son Hideo Kojima, Konami currently resembles a once-great monarch who's been driven to insanity by their own power. But the company's corporate discrepancies and mentality as a publisher shouldn't discredit the incredible work its development teams have done over the years. 

This is the company that first gave us the gruelling Castlevania, adding a challenging, exploratory element to 2D platformers. 

They infused video games with unparalleled horror with the Silent Hill series, and revolutionised football games with ISS (which would later evolve into Pro Evo). Even though Hideo Kojima was always presented as the mastermind behind Metal Gear Solid, his superstar status shouldn't overshadow the fact that the Konami's development team made it happen, and deserves a solid share of the credit for the legendary series.

Notable titles: Castlevania series, Silent Hill series, PES, Metal Gear series, Contra

Rockstar 

Living up to their name, Rockstar are arguably the developer that helped games become cool in the eyes of wider society. The GTA series has, ever since the third game, pushed boundaries not just in terms of what can and can't be depicted (which is the only aspect of the games that mainstream media seems capable of talking about), but technologically too.

GTA III realised a living, breathing 3D city for the first time ever, while also being relentlessly satirical of US - and western - society. Subsequent games in the series have refined this edgy, clever formula to perfection.

Rockstar showed off their versatility with Red Dead Redemption, proving that they were equally adept at delivering darker, more serious storytelling (while realising an open-world wild west beautifully). With all these big hitters, it's easy to overlook excellent and original games like Bully and The Warriors, and quirky gems like Lemmings and Space Station Silicon valley from when they were known as DMA Design. 

Notable games: GTA series, Red Dead Redemption, Bully, The Warriors, Manhunt, Lemmings, Space Station Silicon Valley

Electronic Arts

EA is one of the oldest independent publishers in the industry that still is relevant to any modern gamer. Founded in 1982, this publisher can take much responsibility for the popularization of the yearly iterative model of games with the annual release cycle of their various sports games such as NBA, FIFA, and NFL , all catering to a certain hardcore audience who’ll buy it every year without fail with minimal additions or modifications to the core mechanics.

With such a strong foundation, EA was able to acquisition growing game developers such as DICE in Sweden who makes the Battlefield franchise, now one of the most popular FPS franchises ever made. EA have also partnered with Disney to be the sole distributor of any and all Star Wars games. It doesn’t take a genius to know that Star Wars is one of the entertainment industry’s most lucrative intellectual properties, and every Star Wars game that EA has released so far has been a hit.

Notable Games: Need For Speed Series, FIFA, Battlefield Series, The Sims Series

CD Projekt RED

CD Projekt RED may not have the rich history and longevity of other developers on this list, but the AAA indie's ethos is one that should be used as a benchmark for the entire industry. 

The only games on CD Projekt RED's resume so far are the excellent Witcher series, with the massive improvements between each of the successive games suggesting that they are a developer that listens to fans, learns from their past mistakes, and are determined to make their games seminal in terms of design and storytelling; The fact that The Witcher 3 looks set to be most peoples' choice for Game of the Year is evidence that they've successfully implemented all these things. 

We've got good reason to be excited about what's coming up from CD Projekt RED - namely the futuristic RPG, Cyberpunk 2077 - but the company's liberal stances on digital rights management (DRM) and downloadable content also deserve praise. CD Projekt are opposed to DRM, and are one of the few AAA developers to sell the PC version of the game on the DRM-free digital games distributor, GOG.com. That essentially means you can own it without Draconian restrictions on installing it on other machines, licensing it to a digital account, and so on. 

CD Projekt are also adamant that games should be bolstered by free DLC for months after release, and followed through with this after releasing The Witcher 3, adding plenty of free items, quests and other perks into the game. Now that is how gamers should be treated.

Notable Game: The Witcher Series

Valve Corporations

Setting aside the fact that Valve revolutionised PC gaming thanks to its Steam digital games platform, the all power corporation has also proved itself to be one of the greatest developers of all time. What better way to make your debut as a developer than by releasing a seminal game like Half Life in 1998?

The game was technically so far ahead of everything else at the time that it was a good few years before other shooters on the PC seemed worthy of being played. Valve's subsequent achievements spring-boarded off the back of Half-life, with each new game heralding in its own mini-revolution. 

Counter-Strike and Team Fortress redefined online shooters, Half-life 2 reshaped the FPS genre just like its predecessor, while Portal proved that a non-violent puzzle game could enthral the world. Not to mention Dota 2 - the game responsible for turning eSports into a global phenomenon.

Then there was Left 4 Dead, which may not have been revolutionary, but man, was it insanely fun. In fact, the only thing that stands between Valve and God-like greatness is Half-life 3. Make it happen, Valve... 

Notable games: Half-life series, Counter-Strike series, Team Fortress series, Dota 2, Portal series, Left 4 Dead series, Day of Defeat

Naughty Dogs

With each successive console generation, Naughty Dog have been fearless in creating new IPs while gracefully leaving old ones behind. Granted, they might be bucking that trend slightly now with Uncharted 4 in development and The Last of Us 2 rumoured to be in the works, but that shouldn't take away from their successes with those series, as well as Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter. 

Naughty Dog are masters of infusing their games with a fantastic, vibrant sense of character. From the relatively lo-fi characters of Crash that we'll nostalgically reminisce about forever, to the whimsical charms of Jak, Daxter and Nathan Drake and co, right through to the powerful turns of Joel and Ellie. 

Always making the most of any console's resources, the resulting technical accomplishments often leave us speechless. In recent generations, they also got to show off their adeptness at storytelling and pacing; the Uncharted and Last of Us games being unafraid to slow down excellent action sequences with moments of environmental storytelling or lengthy, engaging conversations between characters.

Notable titles: Crash Bandicoot series, Jak & Daxter series, Uncharted series, The Last of Us

Nintendo 

There could only really be one winner. From the mid-80s right through to today, the Japanese powerhouse has been responsible for some of the greatest, most instantly recognisable games in history. 

Just as with any developer, you can accuse Nintendo of 'sticking with what they know', but they've shown an incredible level of mastery in every genre they touched. 

They mastered the platformer with the Mario series, before converting it brilliantly to the 3D realm. They're behind arguably the most important adventure game of all time in Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and haven't been afraid to experiment with existing genres like the beat-em-up (Smash Bros), or more recently the shooter (Splatoon). 

As well as having a flawless games repertoire across every generation since the NES, Nintendo have created characters that engaged not only gamers, but everyone in the world. They're universally recognised and loved, and have helped integrate video games with mainstream culture like nothing else in the industry.

For all the tired opprobrium about video games as a menace to society, Mario, Luigi et al. will always be around to remind people that there's a little gamer in all of us. The continuing impact of Nintendo's games as technical and cultural products is unparalleled, and for that, we should always revere them.

Notable titles: Super Mario series, Metroid series, Zelda series, Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, Pikmin, Splatoon, Yoshi series, Wario series, Mario Tennis, F-Zero, Pilotwings, Star Fox, Wave Race, Luigi's Mansio

SEGA

Sega Corporation or, as they're usually called in the world, SEGA is the video game company with the most published and developed games of all time. Most people recognize SEGA's official mascot, Sonic The Hedgehog, even if they haven't played a single one of the games he's featured in. SEGA was a forerunner in the console wars until the year 2002, when they ceased production of their SEGA Dreamcast and decided to fully dedicate themselves to arcade and video game development and publishing. This business decision was brought about as a result of the Dreamcast's poor reception, and an ever increasingly competitive console war (Microsoft had recently joined the fray with its Xbox)

10 Fast Moving Businesses That Can Fetch You Easy Money





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Fast Moving Businesses in Nigeria

It’s another day, another business idea in Nigerian business industry and this is a very good thing because in the past, Nigerians weren’t too serious about tapping into its business opportunities. We left all the viable businesses for the Lebanese, Chinese, Americans and Indians to run while we opted for importing goods into the country instead.

Thankfully, Nigerians have woken up now and many more people are coming up with smart business ideasand setting up lucrative businesses too. This is not unconnected to the fact that the governments we have had in the last few years have encouraged and supported the establishment of small and medium-sized business as a strategy for stimulating economic growth.

When you talk of lucrative businesses in Nigeria, there are a lot of them but if you want a list of the fastest moving businesses in Nigeria with high rate of turnover and profit, here they are-:

1. Agricultural Food Crops Production

The government continues to impose stiff measures and sometimes, ban the importation of food items that can be indigenously produced. Food items like rice, groundnut oil and frozen livestock, fish and poultry are not allowed to be imported into the country. This however, gives room for investors to make huge amounts of money from manufacturing and packaging these food items.

Some of the items you can produce for sale include cocoa powder, rice, cassava flour, frozen poultry, fish and livestock, cashew and peanuts.

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2. Exportation

Another fast moving business in Nigeria is exportation business. Nigeria has vast resources from mineral resources to agricultural resources. These items are sought after in the international market and have very high growth potential. Some commonly exported products include bitter kola, sesame seeds, coal, gall stones and several others.

3. Security Outfit

Well, the police might be our friend but not so many Nigerians are content with leaving the protection of their lives and properties to the police. Many people believe that the Nigerian police officers are too corrupt and incapable of defending its citizens so they prefer to hire private security outfits with specially trained security men to guard and protect them and their businesses. Visit any bank, hotel or corporate outfit and you would find these private security men stationed there.

4. Facility Management

For years, Nigerians have been accused of having poor maintenance culture. Public facilities are quickly damaged and nobody cares about repairing or replacing them. Thanks to facility managers, that is slowly changing. Facility managers help to manage properties, houses and all types of facilities on behalf of its owners. This is another fast growing business opportunity in Nigeria.

5. Real Estate

Another lucrative and fast growing business opportunity in Nigeria is to buy lands and wait till it appreciates and then resell or, build houses, offices or shops and rent them at to people for a fee.

6. Haulage

Haulage is booming right own in Nigeria. There are people I know that make about half a million naira monthly with just one truck.

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7. E-Business

These days, the internet is where the big money is. The internet breaks all physical barriers and allows transaction of business with anyone from any part of the world. Some lucrative e-businesses in Nigeria include web designing, mobile apps development, Bulk SMS services, database management and online stores.

8. Waste Management

Proper waste management is necessary for good health and proper maintenance of public facilities. Waste management is a business with a lot of potential in Nigeria.

9. Alternative Sources of Power

Although Nigeria’s power situation seems to have improved a bit, it is still unreliable. Alternative sources of energy not only provide power when PHCN strikes but are also cheaper compared to regular power supply.

10. Manufacturing

Importation of basic things that can be manufactured in Nigeria has also reduced. Manufacturing of items like tissue paper, washing liquids and detergents, candles, cloths, paper bags and candles are now being produced on a small scale in Nigeria.

Simple Guide On How To Start Cassava Farming


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It is unfortunate to see many Nigerians go to bed hungry, suffering of starvation and malnutrition. We constantly complain of lack of good paying jobs and no money to spend and take care of our immediate needs. In effort to get jobs, we sell themselves into slavery in the hands of Chinese and Lebanese right in their own country all in the name of working in a factory. While in reality, we are sitting on a goldmine known as cassava farming and production!

Cassava grows very well in most parts of West Africa like Ghana, Senegal, Benin Republic, Nigeria, and Cameroon. The Brazilians are also know for cassava farming which they use for Tapioca production.

How To Start Cassava Farming In Nigeria

The industrial processing of cassava in Nigeria holds much potential for successful investment.  The crop is increasingly attracting attention of serious business people. And processing businesses are slowly starting to spring-up all over the country. You also know how useful cassava is to Nigerians in general in terms of consumption. Cassava forms the major part of our daily food. Almost no family can survive  a whole year without cassava related food.

Cassava can be processed into a number of products such as starch, flour, chips, ethanol and glucose syrup, and bread to name a few. These products are all in high demand locally and also have significant export possibilities. These therefore, place a lot of raw cash in the hands of anyone who goes into cassava farming right now.

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As a smart person, you should be thinking about how to take advantage of the government support for agriculture and the increased budget to create wealth for yourself. This is because cassava production surely provides opportunity for investors. If you are ready, here are what you need to start your own cassava farming in Nigeria.

Step by step method To Start Cassava Farming In Nigeria

1. Select Site For Your Cassava Farming

For Cassava plantation, it is important to choose an accessible well-drained fertile soil. You can take sample of the soil where you want to start your cassava farming to the IITA to help determine whether the soil is suitable for high yield cassava variety.

While most forest lands within the South West are known to be very fertile for cassava farming, it is important to further verify in other to be sure of your investment.

2. Decide On Cassava Varieties

For good cassava production, the following varieties are recommended for their high yield and processing quality: TMS 30572, NR 8082, NR8083, TMS 4(2) 1425, TMS 81/00110, TMS 92/0326. An additional 10 varieties are in the process of being released. Check from the cassava production specialists in Ibadan

3. Land Preparation And Planting

A total herbicide – Round up (a glyphosate) should be applied to the land where you want to plant your cassava at the rate of 4–5 l/ha 10 days before land preparation. For cost effectiveness and optimum plant population of your cassava , mechanization and planting on ridges are recommended.

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Liming

It is recommended that 5 (50 kg) bags of agricultural lime be applied /ha during land preparation.
Planting and planting material

1. Cassava Planting starts in April and can be extended to October.

2. The quantity of cassava recommended for 1 ha is 60 bundles of cassava stem.

3. Cassava Stem cuttings 25 cm long should be planted at a spacing of 1 m x 1 m.

4. Maintain 100% cassava planting rate by replacing dead or nonviable stems.
Post-planting weed control

Where a total herbicide was not used before land preparation for cassava plantation, it is recommended that a selective pre-emergence herbicide be applied within three days after planting. Five liters of Primextra is recommended /ha.

4. Types Of Fertilizer To Use

The following fertilizers and their rate/ha are recommended

NPK 15:15:15–12 (50 kg) bags
NPK 20:10:10–9 (50 kg) bags
NPK 12:12:17–15 (50 kg) bags

Apply fertilizer at 8 weeks after planting your cassava. Apply fertilizer in a ring, 6 cm wide and 10 cm from the plant or broadcast with care around the cassava plant, making sure the fertilizer does not touch the cassava stem or leaves.

Yield

Cassava Yield of 25 t/ha and above can be obtained with good agronomic practices and management.
Therefore, every step must be taken seriously in the process of planting your cassava.

Note

To reduce cost of production and attain high yields, it is recommended that land preparation be fully
mechanized. A power tiller can be used if the total land area under cultivation is not more than 250ha

Cassava Production Like This Will Make You Millions of Naira
Production cost for one hectare of cassava

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Land preparation ……………………………………………………… N10,000.00

Cassava cuttings (60 bundles @ N300/bundle) ………………N18,000.00

Planting (4 person at N1000/pd) …………………………………..N4,000.00

Pre-emergence herbicides (5 liters at N1000/l) ………………..N5,000.00

Fertilizer (20:10:10, 9 bags at N2500/bag) ……………………..N22,000.00

Insecticides (2 liters at N1000/l) ……………………………………N3,000.00

Application of herbicide ……………………………………………….N3,000.00

Application of insecticide ………………………………………………N 3,000.00

Application of fertilizer (4 persons at N1,000/pd) ……………..N4,000.00

One weeding (10 person at N1,000/pd) …. ……………………..N10,000.00

Harvesting (15 person at N1,500/pd). …………………………….N17,500.00

Total ……………………………………………………………………….. N100,000.00

Farm Labor Wage Rates Vary By Location.

Note: Fixed capital investments are not included. Such capital investments include knapsack or boom sprayers, tractors or power tillers, stem cutters, planters, and harvesters. With planters and harvesters, manual labor use can be minimized.

This is one of the business you can access very quickly and easily to, why not take advantage now and free style to the bank.

The 2019 Ford Ranger Configurator Is Ready For Adventure (specs And Photos)


After accidentally publishing (and quickly unpublishing) the configurator for the 2019 Ranger last week, Ford officially launched the truck online today, betraying the Ranger’s pricing and options structure. The 2019 Ranger will start at $25,395 (N9.2M Approx) for a base XL SuperCab 4×2,
It must be acknowledged that it represents a fairly substantial jump in base price compared to some of its competition like the base four-cylinder Chevrolet Colorado.


Admittedly, the Ford’s 2.3L EcoBoost I-4 will no doubt offer more power and torque than most of it’s competitors From the base XL, prices rise just a bit. SuperCab versions of the XLT and Lariat is sold for $29,035 (N10.5M Approx) and $33,305 (N12M Approx), respectively. Adding four-wheel drive requires about $4,000, depending on the model..

To be certain, nearly 40 grand is a significant starting point for a midsize pickup without any added extras. For comparison, a nicely equipped Colorado Z71 crew cab 4×4 starts at $37,195 with a few luxuries like Bose audio, a navigation system, and towing accouterment. While we’ve come to accept midsize trucks as having the same MSRP problems as their fullsize brethren, it’s a bit sad to see Ford not take the opportunity to significantly undercut its primary competitor.

Infotainment system ?

It comes with extra speakers a larger 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system running Ford’s Sync 3.. The XLT also includes Ford’s CoPilot360 safety suite, which adds automatic high beams, blind spot monitoring and lane-keep assist. It also picks up Ford’s 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capability.


All possible configurations carry the same powertrain — a 2.3-liter turbocharged I4 gas engine mated to a 10-speed automatic. Nevertheless, the Ranger promises to be a fine truck for active individuals and small families.

SOURCE:http://techcapon.com/the-2019-ford-ranger-configurator-is-ready-for-an-adventure-specs-and-photos/

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in All its Blue and Yellow Glory


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Samsung’s latest, the Galaxy Note 9 has finally seen the light of day and surprise, surprise, the leaks were right. Very little has changed about the Note 9 compared to last year’s Note 8 but taking a closer look shows that Samsung actually thought about this one.

The Galaxy Note 9 is more like an evolution and not a revolution but all in all, the changes are where it matters. First, we get a huge battery. Bigger than the explosive Note 7 and to put to bed any issues consumers might have over safety, Samsung put the new 4000mAh battery through vigorous tests including involving third parties to verify its safety.

Second to that is the new S-Pen. Well, it’s not new in design but new in functionality. Samsung has bundled Bluetooth functionality on the S-Pen to make it more useful. With the new stylus, one can use it as a remote control, actually, Samsung refers to it as the ultimate remote control. Due to this added functionality, the S-Pen has an inbuilt battery that recharges when you put it back into the device.

With the new S-Pen, one can take photos by simply pressing the button once while in the camera. You can also map app shortcuts where a long press of the button opens a specific app, by default, this action opens the camera app. Other functions that can now be controlled using the S-Pen include play and pause music and as a controller during a presentation.

Speaking of presentations, this is possible thanks to the new DeX interface that is now accessible without the need of a dock. Similar to Huawei’s implementation, DeX can now be activated by simply connecting the Note 9 to a display using a special USB-C cable. There are no new features that have been added into DeX, so there’s nothing to dwell on there.

The camera has also received a fresh coat of paint. Bringing back dual lenses but with a similar implementation that we had on the S9+, where we have a lens with a variable aperture and a secondary wide-angle lens. The megapixel count is 12MP on both lenses and yes, we do have OIS on both. The selfie camera is an 8MP shooter that is more or less the same lens we got on the S9 and last year’s Note 8.

Samsung could not help themselves but had to buzz A.I when it came to the camera. Samsung have now built-in A.I powered scene recognition and a feature that they call, “flaw detection” that is meant to detect blurry photos or things like someone who blinked while you’re taking the photo and it will notify you of this and you can take another shot.

As usual, we have some minor spec bumps to justify the leap in number from the 8 to the 9. There’s now a slightly larger 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display, the new Exynos 9810 processor powering the device, an interesting water carbon cooling system that is meant to keep the device evenly cooled when performing heavy tasks. Just like the S9, we have dual stereo speakers on the Note 9 and they have been tuned by AKG.

Bixby still lives on, with a dedicated button and now, the Note 9 comes with 128GB of internal storage as standard with 6GB of RAM. There’s a higher spec’d version with 8GB RAM and 512GB of storage for those who feel like they need it.

Here comes the big ball. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 starts at $999, which means that in Nigeria, it will cost over N350,000 when it launches later on in the month, probably August 24.

Source: www.techweez.com

How To Redeem iTunes Gift Card Online 



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If you are an apple device user or you got interested in buying and selling of gift cards you can learn how to redeem your gift cards from this simple guide. 
Guide on Redeeming iTunes Card Online in Nigeria
As we all know you can use the iTunes gift card to purchase different varieties of products. So, whether it was given to you as a gift or you won it from a promo, all you have to do is to redeem it and start making purchases from your card.
The following steps will guide you.
First, turn over your iTunes gift card and scratch off the section on the back above the bar code. This will reveal the code you must enter at the iTunes Store to redeem the card.

Next, go to the iTunes Store. Make sure you have an Apple ID/iTunes account.

Click “Redeem” in the “Account” menu: You’ll find it at the top left of your iTunes page. You may be asked to log into your iTunes account.

You have two options on the Redeem Code page for how you’ll credit your account with the money from the gift card.Simply type in the code you revealed when you scratched off the back of the card. When the “Redeem” button appears, click it.
Or
If your card has a focus box around the redemption code, you can use your computer’s built-in camera to scan the card and redeem it without typing. Click “Use Camera,” then hold the iTunes gift card up to the camera when it turns on. The back of the card showing the focus box must face the camera. iTunes will recognize the card and scan the code, adding the amount of the card directly to your account.

Now that you have redeemed your itunes card, you can now use it for whatever transaction you wish to use it for. Good luck

Meet Tanmay Bakshi, Boy Who Works For Google And Earns Over N450m Annually

Tanmay Bakshi, a software programming whiz who is only 14 years old. He is also among the youngest developers building applications around Watson, IBM’s artificial intelligence platform. Tanmay is now working for Google with a Salary of $1.25 Million! annually. We are keen to see what amazing thing Mr Bakshi develops over the next few years!

I must say this boy is super intelligent


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