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September 22, 2017 2:02 PM Xiaomi Sold More Than 1 Million Smartphones in 2 Days During Flipkart, Amazon Sales

Xiaomi was able to cash in on India's festive sales once again. The Chinese smartphone maker said on Friday that it sold more than one million smartphones in two days in the country as e-commerce giants Flipkart and Amazon India attempted to lure customers with massive discounts in their ongoing sales. To put the numbers in perspective, Xiaomi sold more than 300 smartphones 43

September 21, 2017 3:37 PM Here Are The iPad Apps That Show Off iOS 11’s New Drag-And-Drop Feature

These apps already make great use of drag and drop—but the feature has plenty of potential to become even more useful. With iOS 11’s new drag-and-drop feature, Apple’s iPad becomes a more promising PC replacement. Now you can move files, text, photos, and links between apps without having to use cumbersome “share sheets” or the clipboard. But there is one caveat 38

September 20, 2017 5:00 PM Inside the Second Coming of Nest

“We have better light rings than any other products on the market,” says Adam Mittleman. This is a sentence that I have never before heard uttered by anyone, even after a long time living on Planet Earth. But because I am visiting Nest, and Mittleman is its Head of Product Design, working on a new gadget that this startup-turned-controversial Alphabet 88

September 20, 2017 1:15 PM Why might Google want to buy part of HTC?

A Google takeover of at least part of HTC's business has been rumoured for some time. HTC made the first ever Android handset - the Dream - and is rumoured to be the manufacturer of one of the US firm's Pixel 2 models, which is set to be announced next month. But Google has already struggled to integrate one phone-maker, Motorola Mobility, and it's not clear 32

September 19, 2017 6:48 AM Non-smokers can get lung cancer and the reasons are around us

Cancer of the lung brings to the mind an image of a chronic smoker. While it is true that smoking causes four out of five cases of lung cancer, the trend of lung cancer in non-smokers is also on the rise. A recent study reported a doubling of lung cancer incidence in non-smokers and this was not due to change of proportions but due to rise in absolute 232

September 19, 2017 4:10 AM South Africa falls from top position and Nigeria drops out of Top 10

is that the African continent could find itself hovering on the brink of disaster if it continues to depend on its current economic fundamentals and does not usher in economic diversification. highlights those countries which have understood the need to adapt to the prolonged slowdown in commodity prices and sluggish levels of production growth – and those 121

September 15, 2017 3:02 AM Jolie effect helps Namibian tourism defy economic slump

Walvis Bay (Namibia) (AFP) - Charmed is the tourist who visits Namibia. And like more and more foreigners, Anouk Den Otter took the plunge and travelled to the southern African country to marvel at its legendary natural beauty. In the middle of the southern hemisphere's winter, Den Otter and her new husband defied the cold to canoe through a seal reserve 256

September 14, 2017 4:25 AM Taking the gloves off in war against HIV/Aids

Botswana President Festus Mogae has personally taken charge of the campaign to combat Aids in his country, which has the world's highest rate of HIV infection - 35 percent, according to UN estimates. He has had an HIV test and publicly announced the - negative - results. He has launched a huge anti-retroviral drugs rollout programme and heads the country's 141

September 14, 2017 2:20 AM Emigration of nurses cripples Aids fight

Lusaka - As a senior paediatric nurse at Zambia's top hospital, Mutinta Mwale is at the forefront of her country's desperate battle against the Aids epidemic. Like thousands of other African health professionals, she is preparing to move to Britain - part of a migration of doctors and nurses analysts say is crippling Africa's response to its biggest 110

September 13, 2017 2:21 PM Rwandan Hutus spread terror in Congo

Kingi, Congo - Flies buzz around a stinking pile of army fatigues soaked with blood. The rotting heap of uniforms stripped from dead and injured soldiers lies untouched after an ambush in Kingi, a remote, hilltop village surrounded by jungle in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where Rwandan rebels struck on May 6. Nearly 400 Rwandan Hutus surrounded 88