UNESCO report: Mobile handsets have helped improve global literacy at an accelerated rate

UNESCO report: Mobile handsets have helped improve global literacy at an accelerated rate According to a new report published by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Wednesday, worldwide literacy is improving at an accelerated rate because of the fact that more than 6 billion people in the world - out of the estimated total world population of 7 billion - now have access to mobile handsets.

Ebola death toll rises to over 140 in Liberia, Guinea

Ebola death toll rises to over 140 in Liberia, Guinea The World Health Organization said that what added up to 142 passings have been accounted for from the Ebola flare-up in Guinea and Liberia.

The infection is still restricted to the two countries, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, in spite of gossipy tidbits about it spreading to different nations.

Sprint to unlock smartphones for American use starting February 2015

SprintThird-ranking US wireless carrier Sprint has recently revealed that it will unlock smartphones for American use from February next year.

In a revised policy page on unlocking smartphones, Sprint has stated that it is quite hopeful of ensuring that "all devices developed and launched on or after February 11, 2015 are capable of being unlocked domestically."

Apple releases update to fix ‘Heartbleed’ bug in 2013 AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule models

HeartbleedIn a move which marks Apple's response to the newly-disclosed 'Heartbleed' security vulnerability, the company has revealed in a Tuesday announcement that it has rolled out a firmware update for all 2013 AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule models.

Nest Learning Thermostat now available through Google Play store for $249

GoogleIn a move which underscores the first public Google/Nest crossover after Google's $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest Labs earlier this year, it has been recently announced by Google that the Nest Learning Thermostat is now available through the Google Play Store.

According to the announcement, the Nest Learning Thermostat can now be purchased from the Google Play store for $249.

‘Fertility Scorecard’ released by RESOLVE

‘Fertility Scorecard’ released by RESOLVEThe National Infertility Association has discharged its Fertility Scorecard, which reviews each one state dependent upon the lawful and administrative environment for barrenness or infertility.

Increase in whooping cough cases at Long Beach

Increase in whooping cough cases at Long BeachLong Beach has seen an about nine-fold expansion in whooping cough cases so far in 2014 contrasted and the same time period in 2013, city health authorities say.

Health authorities have tallied 43 instances of pertussis, usually known as whooping hack, so far not long from now. A year ago, Long Beach had five instances of whooping hack between January 1 and May 1.

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