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30-Watt 6-Port USB Charging Station

New 6-Port USB charging station Charge up to 6 mobile devices at once, such as iPhones and iPads, Android devices, Bluetooth speakers, and digital cameras Highlights: • Charge up to six devices at once • Two smartphone ports, two iPad/iPhone ports, and two Android ports • Can also charge devices …

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2 month mobile internet shutdown partially restores – Ethiopia

Ethiopia has restored mobile Internet services after the service was blocked over two months. The blockage was connected with anti-government protests that broke out largely in the Amhara and Oromia regions. Local portals reported that mobile service was restored on Friday evening (December 2) after being shut down since October …

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India unveils the world’s largest solar power plant.

The country is on schedule to be the world’s third biggest solar market next year. Images have been released showing the sheer size of a new solar power plant in southern India. The facility in Kamuthi, Tamil Nadu, has a capacity of 648 MW and covers an area of 10 …

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Drones launch off-grid healthcare in rural Madagascar.

New project aims to enable villagers to diagnose and treat conditions via drone-delivered test samples and vaccines. Drones, initially developed for warfare, are being co-opted to provide revolutionary off-grid healthcare to those who live in the most remote parts of the world. A fully autonomous drone recently flew blood samples …

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Nokia confirms it will release a smartphone next year

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The once-mighty Finnish company sold its device business to Microsoft in 2014, where phones were sold under the Lumia brand. But as Microsoft effectively exits the smartphone business, Nokia is set to return.   Nokia has confirmed that its upcoming smartphone will be released next year, making good on its …

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Skyscanner sold to China travel firm Ctrip in £1.4bn deal

Skyscanner, the UK-based travel search business, has been bought by Ctrip, China’s biggest online travel firm. The deal values Skyscanner at about £1.4bn ($1.75bn). The firm, which has its headquarters in Edinburgh, is available in more than 30 languages, with about 60 million monthly active users. It was set up …

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