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Africa's youngest billionaire wants to take on Coke with 'Mo Cola'

Mohammed Dewji has ambitious plans to take on big brands in Africa.<p>Top of his list of targets: Coca-Cola (KO), Red Bull and Fanta.<p>"We're taking on Coca Cola with our own brand called Mo Cola. We're fighting Red Bull with Mo Energy Drink, and like they have Fanta - we have our own brands," the CEO …

Economic Development

Scientists push a record 57Gbps through fiber optic lines (update)

Need proof that the limits of fiber optic technology have been shattered? You just got it. University of Illinois researchers report that they've set a record for fiber data transmission, delivering 57Gbps of error-free data. And importantly, they sent the data at room temperature -- they didn't …

How Dogs Understand What We Say

Scientists — and anyone who lives with a canine — know that dogs pay close attention to the emotion in our voices. They listen for whether our tone is friendly or mean, how the pitch goes up or down and even the rhythms in our speech.<p>But what about the meaning of the words we say?<p>Sure, a few …

Facebook Just Fired A Huge Shot At Cisco

On Wednesday, Facebook introduced Wedge, making good on its promise from last year to push into the $23 billion Ethernet switch market, currently dominated by Cisco.<p>Wedge is part of the Open Compute Project (OCP), one of the most important tech projects Facebook has ever created. OCP began in 2012 …

Cisco Systems

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

The Rise of Nintendo: A Story in 8 Bits

From ‘Donkey Kong’ to the NES — how a Japanese company took over the American living room. An exclusive first serial from ‘Console Wars.’<p><i>The</i> …

Retrogaming

10 Phrases Great Speakers Never Say | Inc.com

While it's really hard to immediately win over a crowd, it's really easy for a speaker to lose the room within the first few minutes of a presentation.<p>To make sure you don't lose your audience, here's Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, serial entrepreneur and founder of TwitterCounter and The Next Web, …

Public Speaking

Piggybacking: Marketing for The Age of The Network Effect

<i>Sangeet Paul Choudary is the author of the blog Platform Thinking. Patrick Vlaskovits is a NYT bestseller author and CEO of Superpowered.</i><p>Welcome to the age of the zero-dollar marketing startup. WhatsApp, and earlier Instagram, have officially become a permanent part of startup lore for having built …

Kandu: kids' app development program on iPad

[Video Link] Kandu is an iPad based app for kids that lets you make apps and games. Here's co-founder David Bennahum demonstrating it at New York …

NSA Hacked Offline Computers With Tiny USB Radios, Claims New York Times

We already know that the US National Security Agency (NSA) has been spying on virtually every computer connected to the internet - to say nothing of …

Live from the Engadget CES Stage: AMD's Kevin Lensing

And what about the chips that power all of those shiny new devices we're seeing on the show floor here at CES? Kevin Lensing, the director of AMD's mobility product line will discuss the hardware that makes our mobile devices tick.<p>January 7, 2014 5:30:00 PM EST<p><i>Follow all the latest CES 2014 news at</i> …

Internal game development at Oculus VR is already happening (and yes, it involves John Carmack)

It's hard to imagine John Carmack not developing games. Sure, he signed on to Oculus VR as chief technology officer, but he's also the man who co-created such gaming classics as <i>Doom</i>, <i>Quake</i> and <i>Wolfenstein 3D</i>. With Oculus Rift, Carmack and the many talented game developers working at Oculus VR have a …

Report sheds light on Apple’s iWatch hurdles

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Smartwatches are a big trend at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, but so far it’s a category that hasn’t seen any major …

North Carolina has morphed into a solar power leader this year

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Courtesy of Apple<p>Yes, North Carolina is home to Apple’s two recently finished massive (40 MW total) solar panel farms. …

Four New Samsung Tablets Coming Early Next Year (Rumor)

Samsung has big plans for its range of Samsung tablets in 2014, we recently heard that Samsung is looking to ship 100 million tablets next year.<p>We …

Tablets

Apple iOS 7.1 Beta 2 May Support iOS In The Car

On the weekend we heard that Apple had released Apple iOS 7.1 Beta 2 to developers, and now more details have been revealed about the latest beta …

iOS

Sponsored post: Hybrid cloud brings greater clarity and stability to IT in 2014

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Two years ago, I spoke to 80 people in the IT department of an energy company who all clearly viewed the cloud as a threat. …

Apple iWatch Release Date Could Be October 2014 (Rumor)

We have been hearing quite a bit about the new Apple smart watch over the last few months, and now according to a recent report, the Apple iWatch …

Gear & Gadgets

Ayra Pocket Sized Wireless Speaker In Truly Portable (video)

Ayra the pocket sized wireless speaker has been created to provide smartphone and tablet users with a truly portable high quality speaker that is …

Gear & Gadgets

Intel to buy Mindspeed Technologies to go after the telco base station market

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Intel today said it would buy the wireless assets of Mindspeed Technologies in a deal whose terms were not disclosed. …

Universal laptop charger specification published

Laptop users could soon be able to borrow or swap chargers, even if their PCs are made by different manufacturers<p>A new technical specification has been published for a laptop charger that will work with a wide range of notebook computers from different manufacturers.<p>Most smartphones and tablets, …

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Third of UK workers dissatisfied with their internet connection

Buffering, slow download speeds and temporary service loss all feature on the list of complaints<p>Around half of people in the UK regularly work from home, but 37 per cent of home workers are dissatisfied with their Internet service, according to a new web poll from independent broadband news and …

$10,000 and a bout of madness nets you this gold-plated Xbox One

What does one get for the eccentric billionaire who has it all? A gold-plated Xbox One from famed retailer Harrods of London is a start, and it turns out that Harrods is selling <i>just that</i> in its London store right now. Of course, that kind of bespoke game console experience comes with a hefty price …

Windows Phone 8.1 reportedly getting a Notification Center and personal assistant

With each new update, Microsoft's Windows Phone platform resolves more and more concerns that we've had ever since its initial launch three years ago. According to Tom Warren at <i>The Verge</i>, Microsoft has a new update in the works -- currently known to us as Windows Phone 8.1 -- that will implement a …

Designer finds growing market for bridal wear created for lesbians

Couples' requests for wedding dresses keeping Helen Bender increasingly busy in her studio in Mainz, Germany<p>In 2011, two of Helen Bender's lesbian friends approached her with a problem. They wanted to enter a civil partnership and throw a big party, but could not figure out what to wear.<p>Neither of …

LG G Flex vs Galaxy Note 3 (Video)

Pitting smartphones against the Galaxy Note 3 usually goes something like this: “well, x phone is nice, but it doesn’t have the utility, …

NSA can decode many GSM cellphone calls

The NSA may say that its phone surveillance efforts focus on metadata rather than the associated calls, but we now know that the agency can listen to many of those conversations whenever it wants. Documents leaked to the <i>Washington Post</i> by Edward Snowden confirm that the NSA can decode GSM-based …