Month: May 2015

Google bursts into the wireless industry

Follow Us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork The search giant unveils a new service that switches between cellular and Wi-Fi signals and lets customers pay for only what data they use.  Google wants to be your wireless carrier. The search giant on Wednesday announced its long-anticipated wireless service in the United States, called Project Fi. Google hopes to …

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Ooredoo Qatar reveals free calls with Mobile Money transfers

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork Ooredoo Qatar has announced that its Mobile Money service will give 20 free international minutes, with all international transfers to selected African countries, until 25 July 2015. According to the company, the offer will be valid in: Cameroon, Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria and Kenya. For Hala customers, the 20 international minutes …

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Daily Aspirin May Help Prevent Cancer, Study Shows

follow us on twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork HealthDay Taking aspirin every day appears to reduce the odds of developing and dying from colon, stomach or esophageal cancer, a new study suggests. Based on a review of available studies, researchers determined that the benefits of aspirin therapy for preventing cancer outweigh the risks. Millions of people already take …

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THE SLEEP DOCTOR TO ELITE ATHLETES, CEOS—EVEN ROCK STARS

follow us on twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork Men’s Fitness Thanks to sleep specialists like Harvard’s Charles A. Czeisler, Ph.D., M.D., everyone from the Portland Trail Blazers to the Rolling Stones is manipulating their slumber to their advantage.  In June 2011, after the sixth game of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Vancouver Canucks and the Boston Bruins, …

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Halotherapy: The New Health Craze for Clearing Your Sinuses

follow us on twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork Men’s Fitness The latest fad in homeopathy to hit the United States has roots in an un­likely place: the salt caves of Eastern Europe—a sort of primordial spa where people flocked for eons to treat ailments ranging from respiratory illnesses to skin infections. Dry salt therapy (or, as it’s officially known, “halotherapy”) …

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ISS 2015: Intel Compute Stick has great potential in Africa

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork Smartphones and tablets have boomed in Africa; however, the standard desktop PC has been left behind. At the Intel Solutions Summit 2015, Intel unveiled its latest innovation – the Intel Compute Stick. Laura Crone, Intel’s VP of the Client Computing Group (CCG) and general manager of Channel Platforms and Operations at …

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PayPal to protect purchases of Uber rides, digital music

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork On July 1, the payment-services company will start offering buyer protections for services, e-books, software downloads, digital music and much more. A lot of the stuff you buy these days isn’t stuff at all. With consumers spending more money on digital goods, PayPal decided it was time to start offering …

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Facebook unveils free VOiP video calls

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork Facebook has announced the launch of free video calling via its Messenger VOiP app in the US, Canada, UK, Nigeria and 14 other countries. The new feature allows users to start a video call within an existing Messenger conversation by tapping the video icon in the corner of the screen. Video calling …

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