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Smart toilet cancels embarrassing noises

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Japan is known as the most polite nation on Earth, and that extreme politeness extends to all aspects of life, including bathroom etiquette. Many public toilets feature a wall-mounted device that, when pressed, creates a sound that masks that of urination. However, Japanese homeware …

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‘Die With Me’

New hot smartphone app that only works if less than 5% battery Left Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | From Whatsapp to WeChat or Skype,the world has plenty of choices when it comes to messaging apps that connect friends and strangers on the internet. The market is so crowded that …

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Human eggs grown to maturity in lab: researchers

Paris, France | AFP | Scientists have grown human egg cells to full maturity in the lab in a potential breakthrough for fertility treatment, they announced in a study published Friday. Researchers in New York and Edinburgh developed a new method to grow eggs from very early-stage cells obtained from …

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Twitter hits milestone with first-ever profit

Washington, United States | AFP | Twitter on Thursday reported its first-ever quarterly profit, a key milestone that sent shares soaring at the social network which has lagged for years behind fast-growing rivals. The San Francisco-based one-to-many microblogging service said it earned $91 million in the fourth quarter, the first …

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