December 19, 2014No Comments

Rwanda’s climate data gap finally bridged

Rwanda’s weather service is now better able to forecast floods and other natural disasters after scientists bridged climate-data gaps left by the 1994 genocide against Tutsi The collection of national rainfall and temperature records lapsed for after the genocide, and the absence of reliable records had hampered the Rwanda Meteorology Agency’s ability to forecast threats [...]

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October 31, 2014No Comments

Kagame presents open letter from broadband commission

A Broadband Commission for Digital Development, co-Chaired by Rwandan President Paul Kagame, noted on Wednesday the strong links between broadband and development. Governments must enhance their National Broadband planning process to ICTs and broadband to catalyze socio-economic development, said the commission in an open letter to delegates attending the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)’s 2014 Plenipotentiary [...]

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September 15, 2013No Comments

How my body rejected activity trackers and the ‘quantified self’

Earlier this year, I set out on a grand journey. I tested several activity trackers all at once, to decide which was the best in accuracy and in motivating me to lose a few pounds. Today, they sit unused on my desk. And I weigh pretty much the same. What happened? For one, perhaps no [...]

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September 13, 2013No Comments

Haswell signs up four new Chromebooks

A new line of Chromebooks is coming soon powered by Intel’s battery-sipping, high-speed Haswell chips. Google and Intel announced the models from Hewlett-Packard, Acer, Asus, and Toshiba at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco on Wednesday. Because of their Haswell-based internals, these new Chromebooks are expected to have a battery life in the range [...]

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September 5, 2013No Comments

Galaxy Gear smartwatch apps keep you fit, social, in-the-know

Samsung has packed some interesting ammo for its new Galaxy Gear smartwatch, including some big-name apps to help lure consumers to its device. The watch debuted with 70 applications, and while Samsung only highlighted a few during its launch demo, the apps — from companies like Evernote, Path, and even eBay — could prove a [...]

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