Your Phone Was Made By Slaves

Whether we are grilling shrimp for our friends or buying T-shirts for our children we generally think of these things as beginning where we first encountered them, at the shop, at the mall, in the grocery store. But just as each of us is deeper than our surface, just as each of us has a story to tell, so do the tools and toys and food and rings and phones that tie us together. Slaves are producing many of the things we buy.

Now Is Time For The Middle East To Invest In Youth

Current oil prices have put all Arab countries on an equal footing: whether oil producing or not, they are “oil-poor” given current oil prices. The moonshot opportunity is to reach 30% of GDP coming from the digital economy in any Arab country within 10 years. Leaders in these countries should start this process today by priding themselves on being “youth-rich” and investing in sectors that employ their predominantly young and growing population.

Skype real-time Arabic translation

Skype opens the door to the Middle East with real-time Arabic translation

Skype Translator is still in preview mode after around a year and a half in beta – and four years in development – but the team has announced a new milestone for its real-time natural language processing tool as Arabic goes live on the service.

Pro-Bono Surgeries for Arab Children

Leading Egyptian Heart Surgeon Magdi Yacoub to Perform Pro-Bono Surgeries for Arab Children

Renowned Egyptian heart surgeon Professor Magdi Yacoub has announced he will perform surgeries for Arab children free of charge in Oman, state-owned Al-Ahram reported. Yacoub will offer his services through the Omani center to all Arab children with heart-related birth defects but wants to focus on children from Yemen, Iraq and Syria.

Meet the Freediving Couple Who Make Stunning Underwater Photos With No Scuba Gear

Swimming with sharks, respecting the ocean, and filling SD cards with amazing images form the depths. All in a day’s wor…

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