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Sale of Nigeria's Nitel bogs down in confusion yet again

Dec. 19, 2014 | MICHAEL MALAKATA

The sale of Nigeria's state-owned Nigerian Telecommunications (Nitel) and its mobile arm, Mobile Telecommunications Mtel), is once again bogged down in confusion following allegations that the government sold the company below the value offered by another willing buyer.


Review: Duet Display brings fast response to the iPad-as-external-monitor game

Dec. 19, 2014 | ROB GRIFFITHS

Laptop users who occasionally need more screen real estate can benefit from an additional display. And there are quite a few iOS apps (with companion Mac apps) that let you use an iOS device as that display. But, up to this point, what they lack is speed due to the slow Wi-Fi signal that allows the two devices to communicate. A team of ex-Apple employees address this issue with Duet Display, an iOS app that works in conjunction with a Mac app and a wired connection between your Mac and iPad.


Valve's Steam Controller looks less revolutionary with every redesign

Dec. 19, 2014 | HAYDEN DINGMAN

I don't know whether to be disappointed with Valve or disappointed with us, the collective group of game enthusiasts who are unwilling to change old habits. There was a time when the Steam Controller was going to be really bizarre (see art above): Zero analog sticks, four buttons arranged around a massive touchscreen that would help simulate the rest of the keyboard, and two enormous touchpads for camera control and movement.

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