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Best hangover foods from around the world

It’s 10am and you vaguely recall last night involved small glasses of something resembling vodka standing to attention on the bar as you slid off your stool and into a roller coaster dressed up as a taxi and the coffee you just ordered tastes like brown water and you can’t find your sunglasses and …

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Nigeria, not Kenya, is about to become Africa’s next big technology hub

There’s too much money in Nairobi.<p>That’s one way to explain why some venture capitalists are setting their sights elsewhere.<p>Largely off the back of Mpesa, the hugely successful mobile money-transfer system, the Kenyan capital has gained a reputation for technological innovation—and with it an …

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How to get the most out of a Raspberry Pi? Your tech questions answered

From robotics kits and ultrasound sensors to Arduino-based accessories and Lego Mindstorms<p><b>Q I’ve bought my 10-year-old an iPad for Christmas. How do it set it up to stop him stumbling on “adult” content and running up massive data or AppStore bills?</b> Nigel, via email<p>A The iPad is a great device for …

Dark, but damn, this burger remains one of the best.

Grilled polenta and sausage salad recipe

There’s nothing light about this sausage and polenta salad, but it’s wonderfully colourful with lots of different flavours and textures.<p><i>Serves four</i><p>4 spicy sausages, such as chorizo<p>4 slices of pancetta<p>400g/14oz precooked polenta, cut into 1cm-thick slices<p>4 handfuls of lambs lettuce or rocket<p>A …