Entries by Dr. Dennie Beach

New York City ID Cards Coming With Cultural Benefits

Follow us on Twitter @GoAfricaNetwork The municipal identification cards that New York plans to start issuing next year in an effort to make life easier for undocumented immigrants will come with an added benefit so enticing that many others may sign up for them too: an offer of free tickets or discounts at 33 of the […]

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Your Surgeon Seems Qualified, but Can He Type?

Like many clinics nationwide, my surgery office recently started using electronic medical records. Headaches and glitches abound, but over all, it has been a godsend: no more lost forms, deciphering lousy handwriting or waiting endlessly for someone to “pull the chart” if you want to look up a patient. Everything’s in one centralized computer system, […]

Google launches $105 Android One; eyes low-price smartphone boom

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork (Reuters) – Google Inc launched in India on Monday a $105 smartphone, the first device from its “Android One” initiative which is aimed at boosting sales in key emerging markets through cheaper prices and better quality software. The Mountain View-Based company tied up with Indian handset makers Micromax, Karbonn and Spice Mobiles to launch the […]

First 3D Printed Car Built, Driven at Chicago Tech Show

American automobile manufacturer Local Motors has built the Strati, the world’s first 3D printed car. The revolutionary vehicle, built by Local Motors with the help of other groups, was unveiled at the International Manufacturing Technology Show held in Chicago from Sept. 8 through Sept. 13. The Strati only required 45 hours to print. It’s a two-seater electric car able to run […]

Politics: Building Legacy, Obama Reshapes Appellate Bench

WASHINGTON — Democrats have reversed the partisan imbalance on the federal appeals courts that long favored conservatives, a little-noticed shift with far-reaching consequences for the law and President Obama’s legacy. For the first time in more than a decade, judges appointed by Democratic presidents considerably outnumber judges appointed by Republican presidents. The Democrats’ advantage has only […]

Ford unveils new models for Africa as it eyes big untapped market

Ford Motor Co announced 17 new vehicles for Sub-Saharan Africa on Thursday, as carmakers jostle for position in one of the last major markets where potential growth remains largely untapped. The models, among 25 to be introduced by 2016 in a broader product offensive across the Middle East and Africa, draw on the U.S. auto […]