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India To Launch Database Of IMEI Numbers For Tracking Stolen Phones: Something Worth Copying For Zim

India To Launch Database Of IMEI Numbers For Tracking Stolen Phones: Something Worth Copying For Zim

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Loss of mobile phone, especially in the cases of mobile theft is not only an economic loss but its a loss of privacy as well. In India, phone theft is a common thing, and conmen know how to change the IMEI address of the stolen device. So, the Indian Government is coming up with a database that stores all IMEIs ( International Mobile Equipment Identity) to counter mobile theft. For those who don’t know, the IMEI number is a set of unique 15-digit number which is used to identify mobile phones. It is the IMEI number that differentiates one phone from another. Since the citizens of India deals with the problem of widespread mobile theft, Indian Government is now planning to roll out a Central Equipment Identity Register that will store IMEI numbers. How would users
4 Reasons Why You Should Stop Using Your Laptop Whilst It Sits On Your Lap

4 Reasons Why You Should Stop Using Your Laptop Whilst It Sits On Your Lap

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Laptops are one of the most common productivity tools today- they are portable and quite convenient. Contrary to its name, however, a laptop does not belong on your lap-unless you want to expose yourself to harmful electromagnetic frequency (EMF) radiation. Your vital organs get an unhealthy dose of electromagnetic radiation from your laptop computer, if you make a habit of actually putting it on your lap. So here are 6 reasons why you should never place your laptop on your lap: It can harm your reproductive organs. A laptop may seem perfectly harmless, but it receives wireless internet signals (microwaves) and radiates EMFs. Its proximity to the reproductive system can pose risks, both on a male user’s sperm count and a female’s egg release. It can lead to certain types
Here Are Some Leaked Screenshots Of Huawei’s Future OS

Here Are Some Leaked Screenshots Of Huawei’s Future OS

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If you’re among the group that firmly believes that Huawei will walk away from Android and become a stronger company, this article is for you. Huawei’s replacement Ark OS – has been spotted in the wild and here’s what it could look like: I said it could look like this because the screenshots shared could be from an earlier phase of development and the OS might have taken a different turn or it might take a different turn by the time Huawei announces it. That’s if they announce it to begin with. The screenshots where obtained from the filing of a patent claiming protection of certain design elements of the user interface. There’s still a lot of uncertainty regarding the impact this ban will have but my fears are less to do with

LED Skincare Gadgets Market Anticipated to Grow at a Significant Pace by 2028

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Rising awareness for the light emitting skincare procedures boosts the LED skincare gadgets market Aging of the skin is a natural process; trying to slow or reverse the presence of aging needs some intervention. For a long time, people have been looking for tools and gadgets, extending from tweezers to moisturizers to establish a skincare routine that works. Technology has upgraded skincare in many extraordinary ways. It has created a market for devices that allow people to care for their skin in their homes while paying less for grooming and stylish services every month. The global market for LED skincare gadgets is expected to grow in the future, due to the increasing rate of skin-related disorders and diseases worldwide. The LED skincare gadgets market accounts for the

BlackBerry Android apps are also disappearing soon

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With all the talk about LG, HTC, and Sony’s phone businesses being in trouble, there is one brand that has seemingly been ignored. To be fair, BlackBerry has long surrendered its phone-making business to TCL but its name still used to ring in Android circles. The last news we heard from its wasn’t good, with BlackBerry Messenger announced to be going away. It won’t be alone, at least, as BlackBerry’s other Android apps are reportedly riding off into the sunset as well. BlackBerry may no longer be making phones but it has realigned its focus on its software products. Most if not all of these apps were designed with enterprise users and business settings in mind. Even BBM, which was at one point believed to be the Android world’s answer to Apple iMessage, is mostly used in those env

World’s largest plane takes to the skies

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The jet stayed aloft for more than two hours, hitting a top speed of 304km per hour. — AP The world’s largest aeroplane made its first test flight on Saturday in California. The mega jet, called Roc, which has a wingspan the length of an American football field and is powered by six engines on a twin fuselage, carried out its maiden voyage over the Mojave Desert shortly before 7am Pacific time. The plane, built by Stratolaunch Systems Corp, stayed aloft for more than two hours, hitting a top speed of 304km per hour, and reached an altitude of 5 182m. It landed safely back at the Mojave Air and Space Port as a crowd of hundreds of people cheered. “What a fantastic first flight,” Stratolaunch Chief Executive Officer Jean Floyd said in a statement p

Nashua Zimbabwe’s Trial Run 3D Printing Prosthetic Hands Is Yielding Interesting Results

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When Nashua informed us that they were experimenting with 3D printing we couldn’t hide the fact that we were in awe. At the time they had just called for interested parties to apply and be part of their trial run 3D printing prosthetic hands. One month later and Nashua have handed out the first prosthetic arm to one Tonderai Makunya. Tonderai was involved in a work accident 6 years ago and ever since then he had to make do without his hand. One of the main reasons being prosthetic hands are prohibitively expensive. Some of the organisations Tonde had reached out to prior to Nashua also couldn’t assist him  because of the costs involved so clearly there’s a big void that can be filled. One of the 3D printer Tonderai is still getting to grips with his new hand but the mobi
Fornite gamer Griffin ‘Sceptic’ Spikoski made almost US$200,000 last year. He’s 14

Fornite gamer Griffin ‘Sceptic’ Spikoski made almost US$200,000 last year. He’s 14

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His YouTube channel – where he regularly uploads videos of himself playing the online game – has nearly 1.2 million subscribers and more than 71 million views; figures that have netted him advertisers, sponsorships and a steady stream of income. Last year, that income totalled nearly US$200,000. The healthy sum – more than enough to comfortably raise a family in most American cities – is all the more impressive considering Spikoski is 14 years old. Still, he approaches video games the way an elite student athlete would approach a sport like football or basketball: when he’s not playing, Spikoski, who goes by the name “Sceptic” on YouTube, completes school work online. But video games remain his focus, according to family members. “It’s kind of like my job,” Griffin told ABC affi

Ford’s pure electric SUV will ‘go like hell’ with a 370 mile range

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Ford's huge Go Further event in Europe has thrown some more light on the forthcoming Mustang-inspired SUV. Go Further was the showcase for a wide range of electrified vehicles, but most fell into the hybrid category, spanning mild, self-charging and plug-in hybrid vehicles across a number of different car categories. What Ford didn't quite manage to do was launch a pure electric vehicle. The forthcoming electric Transit was shown off as a prototype and is due in 2021, but before that we're going to be seeing the Mustang-inspired SUV. Ford's only addition to this story is that it will aim for a 600km WLTP range - about 370 miles - which is in excess of most current rivals. Ford also confirmed in a later session during the Go Further event that it will be arriving in 2020. What w...
Tempered Glass A No For Fingerprint Reader On The Samsung Galaxy S10

Tempered Glass A No For Fingerprint Reader On The Samsung Galaxy S10

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The latest and greatest from Samsung the Galaxy S10 makes use of a new type of under display fingerprint reader. It’s called an ultrasonic fingerprint reader and this tech makes use of high frequency sound waves to read your fingerprint. It works like sonar and generates a 3D map of your fingerprint making it both faster and more secure than the optical under display fingerprint reader. While the optical fingerprint reader fails if your finger is wet or dirty, the ultrasonic implementation on the latest Galaxy device is non functional when you apply a tempered glass screen protector. The 2 glass surfaces distort the high frequency sound waves responsible for reading your fingerprint resulting in failure to authenticate. Plastic screen protectors don’t seem to be an issue though so th
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