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How Google’s new Moto X will transform the smartphone landscape…

Google has finally unveiled the Moto X “superphone” that the company has been teasing for months. As predicted by the many leaks that preceded today’s announcement, the Moto X is not an ultra high-end Android smartphone intended to go head-to-head with the top phones from Samsung, HTC, LG and Sony. Rather, it’s a thoughtful “mid-range” ... More
In: Tech
SkyTruth, the environment and the satellite revolution

Amos is looking at these ships to monitor illegal fishing in Chilean waters. He’s doing it from a quiet, shaded street, populated mostly with old houses, where the main noises are (a) birds and (b) the occasional passing car. His office, in a one-story building, shares a toilet with a knitting shop. With a couple of clicks on the keyboard, Amos switches ... More
China’s Non-Interference Policy and Growing African Concerns

Two weeks ago, I read an interesting article on African Arguments by Alula A. Iyasu, the Managing Director of Bridge International, Corp.,  an investment and trade advisory group with a focus in Sub-Saharan Africa. Iyasu provides a great insight into China’s non-interference policy and its economic relations with Africa: Non-interference policy has been ... More
In: World
Out of Africa: The minerals that make the world go round

From laptops to cell phones, cars to airplanes, all kinds of everyday products are made using minerals that come from Africa. It’s no exaggeration to say that the world depends on Africa’s natural resources. Those resources are crucial exports for many African countries, and while resource wealth doesn’t always benefit ordinary people, ... More
In: World
The mass movement that will take down the fossil fuel industry

Marissa Solomon is a student at the University of Michigan studying climate and energy policy and women’s studies, she is active in the Divest and Invest Campaign at UM along with other environmental and social justice groups. She wrote a story part of PolicyMic’s Millennials Take On Climate Change series: A few weeks ago, on June 25, I stood ... More
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NSA Says It Can’t Search Its Own Emails…

Justin Elliott writes in an article published on ProPublica: The NSA is a “supercomputing powerhouse” with machines so powerful their speed is measured in thousands of trillions of operations per second. The agency turns its giant machine brains to the task of sifting through unimaginably large troves of data its surveillance programs capture. ... More
In: World
7 Things You Need to Know About South Sudan’s Government Crisis

On July 23, South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir  issued a decree  dismissing his longtime vice president, Dr. Riek Machar, along with all the ministers and deputy ministers in his cabinet. In a statement read on national television late Tuesday evening, Kiir also suspended Pagan Amum, the Secretary-General of South Sudan’s ruling political party, ... More
In: World

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