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Facebook to beam free Internet to Africa

As part of Facebook's Internet.org initiative, the project would provide Internet access to certain areas of Africa that currently can't get online.

By October 5, 2015


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


Russian billionaire patiently listens for alien sounds

Yuri Milner, who backed Facebook and Twitter, says his search for extraterrestrial life is in "listening mode."

By October 7, 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


Wearables meet the Rugby World Cup with these sports outfits of the future

From a GPS-chipped ball to sensor-packed gumshields and shirts, check out these near-future sporting innovations.

By October 6, 2015


How Halo 5 limited collector's edition owners can exchange digital copy for a physical disc

Here's a full set of instructions for how to complete the process.

By October 6, 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