Put your phone down and talk to people

Apple and Google recently announced features in their forthcoming mobile operating systems designed to “reduce interruptions and manage screen time.” Android and iOS users alike will soon be able to guard their sleep against digital temptations, easily activate “Do Not Disturb” mode when needed, and get prompted to stop when…

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Fighting malaria using drones in Malawi

The drone makes a conspicuous racket as it lifts off on a mission to capture images of the reservoir below. The sight and sound of this strange device stirs interest among locals as they make their way to and from the town of Kasungu in central Malawi. It takes a…

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Developing cobalt-free batteries

A New York-based startup, Conamix, has finalized $2 million in a Series A funding round to continue with developing batteries that do not require cobalt. The Series A funding is said to be a part of an $8 million funding comittment from Volta Energy Technologies and other companies. Conamix is…

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Perfect gift for the bibliophile

It's small enough to carry around in your bag meaning you can take it with you wherever you go. When closed it looks exactly like a book so you can surprise your friends or family when they open it. Use it as a night-light, reading light, decorative light or let…

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Surveillance cameras pose a threat to privacy

Locational privacy is a fairly new and novel aspect of privacy rights. It refers to the right of people to move about freely, without having their movements tracked. But as CCTV cameras become more widespread in public spaces for use in a range of functions such as crime-fighting, it’s…

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You wear it well

Wearable technologies are the wave of the future, and can have a positive impact on a range of industries – provided there is fast, high-quality connectivity for them to make use of. The idea of wearable technology has been with us since at least as far back as the original ‘Star…

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