Edgar Aiman Kwanata

15 Flips | 1 Magazine | @EdgarAimanK2v8o | Keep up with Edgar Aiman Kwanata on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Edgar Aiman Kwanata”

South Korea: Mers virus outbreak is over

South Korea has declared an end to a deadly outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) that killed 36 people, triggered widespread panic and stymied growth in Asia’s fourth-largest economy.<p>Addressing a meeting of government officials in Seoul, the prime minister, Hwang Kyo-ahn, said the …

South Korea

Earth 2.0: NASA finds planet that matches our own

Astronomers hunting for another Earth have found the closest match yet, a potentially rocky planet circling its star at the same distance as the Earth orbits the Sun, NASA has said.<p>Named Kepler 452b, the planet is about 60 percent larger than Earth. It could have active volcanoes, oceans and …

Telescopes

Facebook opens up Internet.org to all mobile operators

The program is expanding ahead of its second year<p>A year after Facebook introduced Internet.org, the company is making it easier for any mobile operator to sign up to offer free internet access to basic online services.<p>Internet.org first launched in Africa, but has since expanded and is now …

Smithsonian’s Giant Leap Into Kickstarter Pays Off

Millions of Americans gathered around small black and white television sets in the hot July of 1969 to watch Neil Armstrong step off the Apollo 11 spacecraft and set his left boot onto untouched moon dust. Armstrong would go down in history as the first man to ever walk on the moon.<p>Armstrong’s suit …

Nasty Bug Lets Hackers Into Nearly Any Android Phone Using Nothing But A Message

It’s like something from a bad movie: eager to learn the details of the bad guy’s dastardly plot, the good guys hack his phone armed with little more than knowledge of his phone number. No physical access to the phone, no tricking him into opening some shady application; just a quick message sent …

Android News

FocusMotion lets any wearable become your fitness trainer, no matter how obscure the exercise

There are no shortage of fitness wearables on the market, but many of them do roughly the same thing in different packaging: Sleep tracking, motion detecting, heart rate measuring and the like.<p>FocusMotion wants to be the “Siri for understanding human movement,” by offering an SDK that turns any …

Wearable Tech

Google kills annoying pop-ups that demand you 'download this app'

It's an all-too-familiar experience on the mobile web: Click on a site and an ad overtakes your screen to ask you if you wouldn't rather stop reading …

Apps

Major Flaw In Android Phones Would Let Hackers In With Just A Text

Android is the most popular mobile operating system on Earth: About 80 percent of smartphones run on it. And, according to mobile security experts at the firm Zimperium, there's a gaping hole in the software — one that would let hackers break into someone's phone and take over, just by knowing the …

Android Phones

What you need to know about upgrading to Windows 10

Everyone has a Windows upgrade horror story. For me, it was an XP installation that inexplicably crashed halfway through the upgrade process, somehow corrupting my hard drive at the same time. And with Windows 10 launching on July 29th, it's hard to avoid the traumatic flashbacks to past Windows …

The risk of flooding for US coastal cities has risen significantly over the past century

About 40 percent of the US population lives in the country's coastal counties<p>Changing storm dynamics have made flooding a much bigger problem in the US, according to a nationwide study published in <i>Nature Climate Change</i> today. By analyzing historical storm data, researchers have found that the …

Climate Change

Video Captures Catlike Creature Riding Rare Rhino

New camera-trap footage shows a genet on the back of a black rhinoceros in South Africa. An expert weighs in on the bizarre interaction.<p>The saga of animals riding on other animals continues.<p>This time, it’s a genet—a relative of a mongoose—atop a rare black rhinoceros as it moves through the South …

Impact acquire former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba

MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Impact added an established scoring presence when they traded for former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba on Monday.<p>Drogba …

Soccer

Gamestop Adds A Much-Needed Feature To Sony's PS4

Sony hasn’t given us any information about when we’ll be getting a 1 TB PS4 in North America, but some people aren’t waiting. The PS4 supports customized hard drives in addition to the 500 gb one that comes with the system, and Gamestop is taking advantage of that fact as part of their “premium …

North America

Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens

We’ve adapted our reading habits to fit our screens, but at a cost.<p>Thanks to technology, we’re reading more than ever—our brains process thousands of words via text messages, email, games, social media, and web stories. According to one report, the amount people that read tripled from 1980 to the …

Opinion: Samsung may be #1 in the USA, but they are still on a downward slope

Despite Samsung’s recent onslaught of bad fortune, the latest smartphone data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech puts the popular phone maker back in the #1 spot in the USA. This is good news for Sammy, as they have finally taken back the crown they once held so dearly. The sad news is that chances are …

Phones