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Nakasongola district to spend UGX 10.4m on councilors smartphones

Nakasongola , Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nakasongola district council has approved a budget of 10.4 million shillings to buy smartphones for councilors to ease communication. 25 councilors represent 8 sub-counties, five town councils and Special Interest Groups at the district council. Fredrick Lwanga Balaam, the district speaker for Nakasongola …

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Smartphone vs virus, is privacy always going to be the loser?

Paris, France | AFP |  In Europe, officials, doctors and engineers are looking at how smartphones could be enlisted in the war against the spread of the new coronavirus. One obvious attraction for health officials is the possibility of using smartphones to find out with whom someone diagnosed with COVID-19 has …

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The smartphone: a global product

Paris, France | AFP | Smartphones are a product with which China has demonstrated not only its manufacturing prowess, but its ambitions to become a cutting-edge technology developer thanks to the rise of Huawei. The company is not just in the lead in developing equipment for fifth-generation networks, it has also …

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Smartphones raising a mentally fragile generation

San Diego, United States | AFP | San Diego State University psychology professor Jean Twenge sees smartphones and social media as raising an unhappy, compliant “iGen.” QUESTION: What is the iGen? ANSWER: The iGen is the generation born in 1995 and later, and they’re the first generation to spend their …

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Smartphones are revolutionizing medicine

Boston, United States | AFP |  Smartphones are revolutionizing the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, thanks to add-ons and apps that make their ubiquitous small screens into medical devices, researchers say. “If you look at the camera, the flash, the microphone… they all are getting better and better,” said Shwetak …

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