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Imagine an ID card that remembers all of your personal records. This one card serves as your driver’s license and a catch-all that includes information about your health insurance, tax payments, and bank accounts. Oh, and it’s a MasterCard.

Now imagine you’re required to have it to vote. By 2019, that will be the case in Nigeria, where the government is running a large-scale pilot program with MasterCard, the U.S. credit card giant. An initial 13 million Nigerians will participate in the pilot program, but all those above the age of 16 — a whopping 160 million people — are expected to carry the cards by 2019.

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Former executives from Thrillist and Microsoft launch Dwnld, a platform that makes websites into mobile apps.

Dwnld, a platform that can turn any website into a smartphone application in just minutes and at minimal cost, launched on Wednesday.

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The Minister of Science and Technology, Mr Abdu Bulama, has urged stakeholders in the sector to support the country in the promotion of knowledge-based economy driven by innovation.

Bulama made this known at the inauguration of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI) in Abuja on Tuesday.

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The Taiwanese tech giant isn’t giving up on hybrid laptops, or on Microsoft’s operating system, revealing a slew of new notebooks at the IFA tech trade show in Berlin.

Acer is keeping the hybrid faith, unleashing a slew of new half-laptop half-tablet gadgets upon the world, including the new hinge-swivelling Aspire R13 series.

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It is disclosed that Ethiopia has planned to launch medium research satellite within the next five years.The Entoto Observatory and Research Center (EORC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Sunday with Finland based Space Technology and Science Group (STSG) to this effect.

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The Chinese company appears to be unable to keep up with demand for its phones in India — leading to complains on Facebook about the “limited” quantity of its stocks.

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Flying drones are helping journalists in Kenya report on disaster stories by enabling them to film in dangerous or hard-to-access areas. Read more

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The newest Chrome for Windows is faster at some tasks, better at thwarting attacks, and renders fonts better. The 64-bit Chrome for Mac still is a work in progress, though.

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Citizen footage widened the lens of civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and it brought live-streaming to popular attention in the US unlike any confrontation has before.

For many people in the US, their first glimpse of the violence in Ferguson, Mo., came via an Internet live stream. Read more

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Smartphone shoppers in India can now buy the affordable Cloud FX for just slightly more than Mozilla’s target price of $25.

The Cloud FX, a joint project of India-based phone maker Intex and Mozilla, is a low-cost smartphone running Firefox OS. Mozilla hopes the phone will open up new markets by getting more people to use the Internet

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