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Egypt eighth amongst 10 highest smartphone sales in developing markets

By Mohamed Alaa El-Din A recent report issued by GFK Institution ranked Egypt as having one of the highest  smartphone sales in developing markets in 2015. According to the report, Egypt occupied eighth place in the list of countries that included India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Brazil, China and Indonesia. The report said Egypt’s sales of smartphones …

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Big business behind a free Windows 10?

Microsoft is starting to roll out its new Windows 10 operating system. It's available for free to a large proportion of Windows users. You think that's a poor business model? – Far from it, insists DW's Hardy Graupner. Windows 10 comes with quite a lot of new features and improvements over everything we've seen before. Among other things, there's now…

In Austria, Glorious Bastards bust Facebook haters

An invitation-only Facebook group named Glorious Bastards is taking down the social network's hatemongers. The vigilantes have already gotten one teenager fired from his job for an anti-migrant comment. The weeks-old group first drew attention when a 17-year-old apprentice at Porsche posted a comment under the picture of a young Syrian girl playing in a spray of water. The picture…


Tech experts warn against ‘killer robots’

More than 1,000 leading scientists have penned an open letter condemning the possibility of an AI arms race. It is only a "matter of time" before dictators and warlords also get the technology, they said. A group of scientists, philosophers and technology experts including Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak issued a stern warning on Tuesday against a global…