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Two Speed Europe? The android fragmentation; Rhino air lift; Makeshift Wifi amplifier

Two Speed Europe? The android fragmentation; Rhino air lift; Makeshift Wifi amplifier

November 10, 2011 5:57 by

Two Speed Europe?
Recent comments from French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been the source of much controversy. And no, we are not talking about his much covered exchange with Obama. At a recent debate with students at the University of Strasbourg, Sarkozy suggested that there may indeed be a demand of a two-speed Europe: a “federal” core of the 17 members of the euro zone, and a “confederal” outer band of the ten non-euro members. What kind of implications will comments and, more seriously, the sentiments behind it have in determining the future of Europe? Breeze through this article from The Economist for a few insights on the issue.

The Android Fragmentation

Have you heard of Day-Old Bread Syndrome? It is just another obstacle that Android will have to overcome if it wants to champion the smart phone battle. For one thing, it doesn’t help that Android phones release within days of each other, outdoing each other with better specs. So what can Android do to avoid this all too common trap? Here is TIME’s take on the matter.

To Amplify the WIFI
Don’t you just hate it when you have absolutely no wifi signal and no mobile reception? Well the next time you are the victim of such an awful fate (and if you are a customer of du that won’t be long) why not try take control of the situation and try and improvise. Take the example of this technologiest who used a good ‘ol baking tray as an amplifier to better enable his reception while he was on a boat.

Ready for lift off!

These terrific photographs come from the World Wildlife Fund and and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife’s Black Rhino Range Expansion Project which saw the team transport its seventh black rhino population using a rather unconventional and somewhat controversial method. The rhinos were anaesthetized and bound by their ankles and transported 1,500 km across South Africa to a new location in Limpopo province. Though, many would think otherwise, the transportation method was apparently the most humane mode of transfer due to it providing the animals with the shortest amount of sedation.

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