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Greyhound bus driver publicly shamed for toying with phone

On June 5 a Greyhound passenger in the Canadian province of Alberta posted a video on YouTube showing his Greyhound bus driver toying with a mobile phone while cruising down a stretch of road. The ensuing reaction was vast and varied. While many viewers posted comments describing their horror at the driver’s reckless conduct, some were equally shocked by the video’s existence, questioning whether the use of social media to broadcast a complaint, albeit a serious one, was an appropriate reaction. Read more...
 

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No electricity to charge your mobile phone? Just use your motorcycle!

 
Mali, like many African countries, has better mobile phone coverage than it does landline networks, and most people own a mobile phone. However, small villages have no electricity, leaving mobile phone owners to have to come up with ingenious makeshift ways to charge their phone batteries. Our Observer has an original solution. Read more…
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So what if the iPad hasn’t launched in China yet…

While the launch of the iPad in China is continuously postponed - its release has most recently been assured for the end of May - Apple fans in the country, like our Observer Christophe, have so far had no problem getting hold of the genuine tablet computer. Read more...

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How safe are cash machines from hackers?

Tiny hidden cameras, rigged cell phones wired into cash points... These are just some of the sophisticated devices used up by scammers to steal an unsuspecting victim's bank account details. As credit card users become increasingly aware of these hard-to-spot frauds, bloggers are taking to the Internet to alert others of the hidden dangers when at the cash point. Read more...

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Elektra 1, the homemade electric car

Faraz Khan has something to be proud of. He drives around his home city of Karachi in one of Pakistan's few electric cars. And he built it with his own hands. Read more...

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Concealing satellite dishes in China

Satellite dishes are banned in China in order to prevent Chinese people from watching foreign TV channels. Not that it stops them. Read more...

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Military man-eating robots soon to be let loose?

Web users managed to convince the world that a corpse-eating robot was about to be let loose last week after a robotics company announced the release of an android that was fuelled by biomass. Infuriated by the outrageous embellishment, the company released a sarcastic press release, maintaining that "This robot is strictly vegetarian". Read more...

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