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Dear Nigeria: goodbye and thank you

Leaving after 18 months, Clementine Wallop pens an open letter to the country she fell in love with<p>Dear Nigeria,<p>After some time as your guest in Abuja, I wanted to thank you for teaching me:<p>Patience. If you’d told me I’d spend a year of my life waiting for a Nigerian visa, I might have backed out …

White Hat Hacker Bundle - learn to hack, pay what you want and help charity

How do you become a hacker without spending a fortune in courses and endless hours searching the web? Well, you will probably still need to do the latter to really polish your skills, but at least we can cover the fundamentals with a new offer from the AA Deals Store.<p>The White Hat Hacker Bundle can …

White Hat

This app is changing the way Tanzania reads the news

Tanzanians, like other Africans on the continent, are doing almost everything via their phones these days—from paying bills, depositing and transferring cash, to accessing loans.<p>And now an app has introduced a new way for people to read newspapers. M-Paper is distributing printed editions directly …

Google Play

Samsung's consumer Gear VR is available now for $99

We knew it was coming, but now it's finally here. Samsung's newly improved virtual reality headset, the Gear VR, is launching today in the US for $99. This iteration of the Gear VR is, without a doubt, the most consumer-ready VR headset to date. One of its downsides is that it only works with …

There are only 20 countries in the world where it is harder to do business than in Nigeria

Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, has long been touted as one of the continent’s most promising business hubs.<p>In the first quarter of 2015, foreign direct investment inflow surpassed $700 million and even though investor confidence is shaky given the uncertainty during and since the 2015 …

Emerging Markets

7 open-source password managers to try now that LogMeIn owns LastPass

Some LastPass users were clearly not pleased to find out last week that the password management app had been acquired by LogMeIn. Fortunately, there are several alternatives to choose from.<p>Sure, there are premium options like Dashlane, Keeper, Passpack, 1Password, and RoboForm, but there are also …

Software

Jose Mourinho Mocked in Cartoon Spoof Video After Chelsea Defeat to Southampton

Link to Media<p>It's not a great morning to be Jose Mourinho.<p>"The Special One" watched his Chelsea side lose 3-1 to Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, before going on a seven-minute post-match rant about anything and everything.<p>That's led to some comedic fun at the expense of the Portuguese …

Soccer

To Catch A Bomb-Maker

This is the story of a little-known FBI forensics lab and how it changed the war on terror<p>The insurgent began with a cordless phone—one of the knockoffs of a Chinese-built Senao so popular in northern Iraq. Hunched over a worktable somewhere near the refinery town of Baiji, about 150 miles north of …

Terrorism

Skreens puts all your content in a single display

People are more connected than ever. Entertainment is anywhere we go – we have game consoles, cable, mobile devices, computers and more, but so far you can pretty much only enjoy one or two at a time. Picture-in-picture is available, but it is quite limited and Skreens wants to take things a step …

Televisions

The Okavango: why you need a safari in Botswana's delta

Sitting at the geographical heart of southern Africa, Botswana's Okavango Delta is the closest thing to Eden left on the planet. Amid the sandy thorn-scrub of the Kalahari Desert, its 15,000 square kilometres of champagne-coloured rivers, papyrus-choked reed beds and lily-covered lagoons represent …

Wildlife

Yanis Varoufakis: ‘If I’m convicted of high treason, it would be interesting’

As Greece’s finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis won fans with his leather jacket, abrasive wit and swashbuckling battles with the EU. Six weeks on from resigning, and with a snap election just announced, what now for the bad boy of anti-capitalism?<p>The island of Aegina is just 17 miles from Athens, a …

Europe

Recommended Reading: The Ashley Madison hack should scare you

<i>Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.</i><p><b>The Ashley Madison Hack Should Scare You, Too</b><br>by Heather Havrilesky<br>New York …

Nigeria’s electricity problem is burning a $100 million hole in the pockets of phone companies

Nigeria’s biggest telecommunications companies are spending close to $100 million a year on diesel fuel to keep their networks running due to the country’s poor electricity supply.<p>MTN, the market leader with a 43% market share, revealed it spends about $40 million annually to power its services in …

Africa

Can drones help tackle Africa's wildlife poaching crisis?

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Wildlife

6 companies that should report huge earnings gains

After the worst U.S. winter in decades, scores of companies will show plenty of quarter-over-quarter sales and earnings improvements starting this …

Super cheap Smart Home kit brings automation to the masses

If you're wondering when home automation might tip into the Walmart-level mainstream, here's a sign: Archos' Smart Home starter kit is now on sale. Along with two cameras, two movement tags and two weather tags, they're throwing in a controlling tablet, all for $250 -- or $25 each for the cameras …

TV Pro Media Player

A media player for HDTVs that has a 5MP 1080p camera. It runs Android 4.2.2, has 8GB of storage, a microSD slot, two USB ports, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth …

Migrate to a new PC for free with Todo PCTrans Pro (Win)

Normally $39.95, this migration tool is free for Cheapskate readers. But only if you grab it today.<p>Let's face it: You've wrung every last drop out of that old Windows XP machine. It's time for a replacement. The good news is that new PCs are cheap; you can get an entry-level laptop for as little as …

Software

CozyCloud raises $1.1M to help you build your own personal cloud server

CozyCloud, a Paris-based startup building an open-source platform for personal cloud storage, raised $1.1 million (800,000 euros) earlier this month.<p>“We are building an open platform that allows people to have their web apps and their personal data on hardware they control,” said CozyCloud …

Mozilla's $25 Smartphone Is a Brilliant Gamechanger

Mozilla plans to roll out a $25 smartphone by the end of the year, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported Wednesday.<p>$25? For a smartphone? Sounds crazy, …

Michael Jordan Is A Billionaire Thanks To Soaring NBA Team Values

Forbes does great sports business analysis, but they've been too conservative. The Milwaukee Bucks, valued by the business site at $410 million, sold for $550 million in April. The Los Angeles Clippers, valued at $575 million, sold for $2 billion in May. Franchise values are rising for many …

3D Hubs Proves 3D Printing Is Bankable

In the ever changing world of advancements in 3D printing from body parts to clothes and food, there’s one fact that we lose track of, the companies that took a chance on the unknown market and pushed their agenda anyway.<p>Netherlands-based 3D Hubs, founded in 2013 has reached what they consider to …

Want to learn Arabic? Klingon? Duolingo turns to the crowd to create new language classes

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>For the past two years, startup Duolingo has helped people learn new languages while crowdsourcing translations of real-world …

China's Tencent Is Giving Away 10TB Of Free Cloud Storage

Yesterday we reported that Chinese tech giants Baidu and Qihoo 360 are currently courting users with 1TB of free space, putting the free space given by Dropbox, Box and Microsoft to shame.<p>Today another Chinese tech company Tencent has upped the game, offering a jaw-dropping 10TB worth of free …

Tomorrow's cities: Just how smart is Songdo?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1006000/1006457_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524649169_5dc564365c25f160c141b3ec0660e28e<p><b>As cities around the world look to technology to make themselves "smarter" many are watching Songdo.</b><p>Built with smart technologies very much a …

South Korea

A Handy Guide to Deleting Digital Accounts

If you’ve ever tried deleting a bunch of your Web accounts, I probably don’t have to tell you that it’s a huge pain.<p>Some attempts require searching …

Sibling Sleeping Pods

What looks like a display piece for your local Urban Outfitters is actually your new home. Well, kind of. Sibling created these Sleeping Pods with …

Storage Ideas

Meet Hacking Team, the company that helps the police hack you

Hacking Team may not have any clients in the US yet, but it's not for lack of trying<p>In 2001, a pair of Italian programmers wrote a program called Ettercap, a "comprehensive suite for man-in-the-middle attacks" — in other words, a set of tools for eavesdropping, sniffing passwords, and remotely …

ASUS Transformer Book T100 with Windows 8.1 and Bay Trail arriving in October

ASUS plans to release a tablet hybrid next month running Intel’s Atom Bay Trail processors, the ASUS Transformer Book T100 loaded with Windows 8.1. …