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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China readies home-grown Windows sub for fall launch

The new operating system is expected to launch initially on desktops in October, with support for mobile devices coming later.

China plans to launch its own government-backed operating system in the next few months to lessen its dependence on imported OSes from Microsoft and Google, the government-run Xinhua news agency reported Sunday

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Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager who was shot during an encounter with police in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9, was recorded by a convenience store surveillance camera a few minutes before he was killed, according to police. Then, just after he died, a picture of his body was snapped by a Twitter user who claims to have seen the shooting.

Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager who was shot during an encounter with police in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9, was recorded by a convenience store surveillance camera a few minutes before he was killed, according to police. Then, just after he died, a picture of his body was snapped by a Twitter user who claims to have seen the shooting.

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