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Nigerian state bans cars during Eid
Vehicles in Nigeria's north-eastern Borno state are banned for three days during Eid festivities because of fears of a Boko Haram attack.
[BBC News Africa] Obama to rename Africa program for Nelson Mandela
WASHINGTON (AP) A program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders will be renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela, the White House said Sunday.President Barack Obama, who has said he was...
[nzherald.co.nz - world] California governor kicks off Mexico trade mission
SACRAMENTO, California (AP) California's governor travels to Mexico for three days starting Monday and will discuss immigration in separate meetings with President Enrique Pena Nieto and Central American diplomatic and religious...
[nzherald.co.nz - world] US Steel invokes Carnegie legacy in revival plan
In March 2013, Mario Longhi lobbed an unexpected question into a roomful of 150 US Steel managers: Who here would buy the company's stock, tomorrow?He gave them three seconds, and "only a few reacted in that time frame positively,"...
[nzherald.co.nz - world] VIDEO: Wildfire in California forces evacuations
More than 500 homes and about 1,200 residents have been evacuated in an area east of the California state capital Sacramento due to a wildfire.
[BBC News Americas] 'Boko Haram abductions' in Cameroon
Boko Haram militants are suspected of carrying out two high-profile abductions in Cameroon and a church bombing in northern Nigeria.
[BBC News Africa] Bike borrowed to help hurt cyclist
A paramedic borrows a bicycle to help save an injured teenager who was down an inaccessible path in Darlington.
[BBC News UK] Boot up: Instagram goes after Snapchat, Airbnb tenants, mobile Pirates
Plus, Sony coughs up, old media attracts new, Twitter's disparity and leaked Xperia Z3 Continue reading...
[The Guardian] Phil Iserino Joins Teq as VP of Channel Sales
Huntington, NY, July 24, 2014 – Teq, the leading educational technology and professional development firm, today announced that Phil Iserino has joined the company as Vice President of Channel Sales. In this new role, Iserino supports the growth of Teq's channel partner program, with a focus (...)
[WebWire Computer software] Creating sustainable STEM teacher programs
Faculty members who choose to champion physics teacher education, in combination with institutional motivation and commitment, ensure that STEM teacher education programs remain viable after initial funding ends.
[Science daily] Kids coding app Tynker expands to Android and adds game-making mode
Startup says it wants to work with schools and parents alike to help children learn programming skills Continue reading...
[The Guardian] Is it a phone? Is it a drone? No, it's a flone!
A team of inventors have produced Flone a simple H-frame for smartphones, bringing drone technology to the masses Continue reading...
[The Guardian] Spotify: seven reasons why Google might buy the streaming music service
And a few why it might not, despite rumours that internet giant is in the frame for $10bn acquisition Continue reading...
[The Guardian] Curse of Naxxramas, Hearthstone's first expansion, released to players
Blizzard has pushed out the first PvE expansion to Hearthstone, its collectible card game Continue reading...
[The Guardian] Virtual humans as models: Say goodbye to Naomi, Kate and Claudia ... Enter 'Ava'
Forget top models. With haute couture turning to virtual reality, holographic versions of the world’s most in-demand models are now striding down the catwalks alongside their human counterparts. But does this mean temperamental models are on their way out? New research has been revealed which (...)