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China's Xiaomi breaks out of Asia with Brazilian beachhead

When it comes to smartphones, Xiaomi will stick to emerging markets where price-sensitive customers respond to its devices, says the company's head of international business.

By June 30, 2015


Brazilian company reveals security-minded GranitePhone

Sikur's phone, running a locked-down Android derivative, enables encrypted communications. It's one of several arriving at Mobile World Congress.

By March 3, 2015


App users in emerging markets get break as Google tweaks pricing

The move addresses currency issues and will lower app costs for people in developing regions who use Android phones.

By November 18, 2015


Snowden a 'human rights defender,' say European politicians

A vote in the European Parliament sees politicians agree that Edward Snowden should be given protection in Europe -- but that doesn't mean he will be.

By October 29, 2015


Heavy vehicle operators in short supply? Use robots and drones instead (Tomorrow Daily 257)

Because of the country's aging population, Japanese construction company Komatsu isn't finding trained equipment operators as of late for their projects. It solved its own problem by creating a service featuring drone-guided, robotics-controlled industrial vehicles.

By October 13, 2015


Japanese construction firm using robotic bulldozers guided by drones (Tomorrow Daily 257)

Ashley discusses a construction company's futuristic solution to Japan's aging population, two Brazilian VJs using tricycles loaded with audio-visual gear to entertain citizens and an electrical engineering professor who invented a pollution-absorbing bikini.

By October 13, 2015


US and German transportation heads to meet over Volkswagen woes

Between expanded recalls and investigation mishaps, the scandal surrounding the German automaker is starting to play out like a television drama.

By October 23, 2015


New Street Fighter V character Laura leaked

Laura comes with a move set inspired by Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and wields electricity.

By October 1, 2015


Following GPS, a woman is shot dead in a dangerous neighborhood

Technically Incorrect: A Brazilian woman uses the Waze app to find a particular street. However, there are two streets with similar names in the vicinity. One leads to a favela.

By October 7, 2015


Phone makers aren't doing enough to protect your privacy, says CEO of security-conscious GranitePhone

The security-focused Sikur GranitePhone is available to pre-order today.

By September 29, 2015