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Robots to the rescue: Drones can help tackle TB, says health charity

Crocodile-infested rivers, choppy seas and a lack of proper roads make it difficult for aid workers in remote areas of Papua New Guinea to transport medical supplies, but aid workers have come up with a new solution: drones.


PGA Tour making digital reach-out to younger audience

Golf fans surfing PGA Tour's websites and apps can now score rewards points in the golf organisation's efforts to reach younger audiences and fantasy game players, a tour executive said.


Apple's Tim Cook will give away all his money: Fortune

Apple Inc chief executive Tim Cook is joining the roster of the very rich who are giving away their wealth.


India bets on mobiles in battle on maternal, child deaths

India is betting on cheap mobile phones to cut some of the world's highest rates of maternal and child deaths, as it rolls out a campaign of voice messages delivering health advice to pregnant women and mothers.


Google launches virtual tour of Nepal’s Everest region

Google launched a virtual tour of Nepal’s Everest region, allowing armchair tourists a rare glimpse of life in one of the toughest and most inaccessible places on earth, home to the world’s highest mountain.


Lufthansa encourages passengers to go offline for charity

At a time when most airlines are striving to bring passengers the in-flight WiFi they so eagerly demand, Lufthansa has introduced an app that encourages "digital detox" before, during and after a flight.


Bank on poor women and phones to drive growth in Africa, experts say

Mobile phone technology can help to bring financial services to the 80% of African women who do not have a bank account and bolster the growth of the world's poorest continent, Nigeria's finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, said.


Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy star as FarmVille winemaking avatars

Celebrity winemaking couple Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy, frontman for the rock band Muse, have joined FarmVille in a new online game that allows players to create their own virtual wine.


Prince William recruits Angry Birds to protect wildlife

Prince William teamed up with the makers of Angry Birds to release a new game that will highlight the dangers of illegal poaching for animal species from elephants to anteaters.


Samsung to auction gold UHDTV for charity

A curved 78in ultra-high definition television set is already a rather rare and exclusive commodity. But this particular set has been gold-lacquer painted using the Ottchil technique, by celebrated artist Sung Yong Hong.