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New human ancestor discovered in Africa: 'Tiny brain, curved fingers'

The only thing that may be harder than extracting ancient fossils of the latest piece of our evolutionary puzzle may be figuring out exactly how our new relatives fit into the human story.

By September 10, 2015


Orange Klif, Firefox OS's $40 phone for Africa (pictures)

French carrier Orange will include six months of voice, text and data service with the budget phone. Here's a look at the MediaTek-powered 3.5-inch model from Mobile World Congress.

12 Images By March 1, 2015


Firefox OS comes to Africa with Orange's $40 package deal

Mozilla's major new ally will sell its Klif phone and six months' network service in 13 countries in Africa and the Middle East. Orange likes Firefox OS's inexpensive hardware requirements and expects to sell millions.

By March 1, 2015


Sharp debuts mosquito-catching air purifier

The Japanese appliance maker hopes to help tackle two major problems Southeast Asians are struggling against -- polluted air and mosquitoes.

By October 1, 2015


New technology could help contain spread of Ebola

A high-tech diagnostic method could speed identification of the virus, a key factor in combating epidemics.

By September 25, 2015


Facebook renames oft-criticized free website Internet.org

Website backed by the social networking giant to expand Internet access globally is renamed Free Basics.

By September 24, 2015


Crave Ep. 218: Ancient human ancestor hid bodies in near-inaccessible caves

Fossils found deep in a cave in South Africa led to the monumental discovery of a human ancestor who seems to have practiced disposal of the dead.

By September 11, 2015


9,000-year-old ritual decapitation discovered in Brazil

Archaeologists dig up the site of a ritual decapitation in which a person's head was buried along with amputated hands. It's coming soon to a campfire tale near you.

By September 23, 2015


T-Mobile expands its Simple Global data roaming to more countries

The carrier's customers can now take advantage of unlimited data and texting and 20-cents per minute phone calls across more countries.

By September 17, 2015


Uber CEO wants every car to be an Uber car

The ride-hailing service is already in more than 300 cities in 60 countries, but Travis Kalanick wants it everywhere.

By September 16, 2015