When Paul English, the co-founder of travel search engine Kayak.com, says that he has a “big, big project” ahead of him, he’s not kidding. That’s because he’s planning to cover all of Africa with free Wi-Fi, and he wants it to be “completely self-sustaining,” to boot.
He aims to bring this about through JoinAfrica, a non-profit/for-profit mishmash that’ll get underway this summer. English himself has already gotten his hands dirty, using the wealth he’s gained from his website’s success to buy satellite dishes and the other equipment [...]
One Laptop per Child (OLPC) has recently announced an exciting new partnership in East Africa, with newly-ambitious plans to deliver 30 million laptops to primary school children across the region by 2015.
The new partnership between OLPC and the East African Community (EAC) is now looking at ways of raising the large amounts of money required to fund the laptop scheme over the coming five years.
EAC represents the governments of Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and Burundi.
Massively ambitious program
“This is a very ambitious project for which we will have to partner with various people [...]
Display beautiful images is a potent element in web and graphic design, where there is less concern for readability and more potential for using images in an artistic manner. Photoshop is useful for both creating and editing images to be used in print or online. Not too easy to use, but full of high-quality features, Photoshop is the best choice for any image manipulation job.
The next generation, representing two decades of excellence. This application contains everything you need to create high-end images and graphics. For those artists whose work demands more than the basic application, [...]
The demand for BMW’s is high. This stylish and classy car is a safe riding vehicle. They handle well on the road and are attractive to look at.
In Germany, in 1916, the Bavarian Motor Works began manufacture of these cars. They successfully produced motorcycles and Rolls-Royce as well. At one time, prior to World War 1, they made aircraft engines,
The logo on the cars is circular on a blue background. It is said to be representative of an airplane propeller. The fact that it is an airplane propeller is in dispute. It is agreed, however, that the blue background is the same blue [...]
The only trouble with truly durable performance-bred professional items is that they don’t need upgrading or replacing too often. Which might be why Miller & Kreisel, renamed MK Sound after a restructuring a while back, now sells regular consumer speaker systems.
These S150 THX cabinets aren’t to be underestimated, though; they’re big boxes that sound rich, sweet, damned loud and breathtakingly dynamic.
In the jungle
The children’s ‘toon Madagascar is a great test disc, with the surround mix provoking a lovely sense of Africa, and this MK Sound array revelled [...]
NEW DELHI: Title favourites Australia swept aside South Africa 12-0 on Thursday to record the biggest victory in the history of the men”s field hockey World Cup.
Penalty corner specialist Luke Doerner slammed in five goals, and Glenn Turner and Jamie Dwyer picked two each, as the Australians gave the South Africans a hockey lesson in their first Cup meeting.
Desmond Abbott, Fergus Kavanagh and Matthew Butturini were the other scorers in a spectacular goal spree at the Dhyan Chand National Stadium in the Indian capital.
The Kookaburras, who led 5-0 at half-time, surpassed Pakistan”s [...]
Company meetings are a nearly universally hated thing. No matter what line of work you’re in, most are simply a waste of time. And even when they’re important and necessary, they’re still likely inefficient. A new startup aims to show you just how wasteful they are.
MEETorDIE is an online tool that asks you to put in information about your meeting, including what company you work for, what industry you’re in, how big the company is, how long the meeting is, and who is attending. When you submit that information, you’re taken to a page that shows how much money your [...]
Nokia, still the world’s top mobile phone maker, reported a stronger-than-expected 65% rise in fourth-quarter net profit this morning. The Espoo, Finland-based company reported net profit of €948 million for the quarter or 26 eurocents a share, up from €576 million a year ago.
What caught our eye was the volume of devices the company shipped in Q4 2009: the total mobile device volumes of Devices & Services were 126.9 million units, representing an increase of 12% year on year.
The overall industry mobile device volumes for the same period were 329 million units (based on Nokia’s [...]
Last summer, Microsoft founder Bill Gates made the somewhat surprising announcement that he was quitting Facebook after being inundated with friend requests, explaining “It was just way too much trouble so I gave it up”. Today, it looks like he’s decided to give it another go. A few hours ago, Gates launched both a new Facebook Page and a Twitter account (@BillGates).
Gates’ first updates on Twitter, which were first noticed by TheNextWeb are mostly related to the crisis in Haiti, which may well have spurred his decision to join. President Obama recently sent his first [...]
ESolar, a builder of solar thermal equipment and plants, has landed what could be a $5 billion, 2-gigawatt deal in China, putting it among the marquee names in solar, like First Solar and Solyndra. Not only is it breaking out of a pack of competitors, it’s also putting the U.S. on the map as a major solar thermal distributor.
Pasadena, Calif.-based ESolar will be partnering with China Shandong Penglai Electric Power Equipment Manufacturing to build a solar thermal array capable of powering more than 2 million homes. The two companies will work together to build a field of mirrors used to [...]