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L’Égypte lance sa première tablette « inar »

L’Égypte lance sa première tablette « inar » | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

L’Égypte a dévoilé hier sa première tablette 100% égyptienne, sous le nom « inar », avec Android comme système d'exploitation.

Les 10.000 premières tablettes seront produites avant la fin de cette année et ils seront distribué aux étudiants au stade secondaire et universitaire.

Les Caractéristiques de la tablette inar selon Al Masry Al Youm :

Résolution: 720 X 1024 pixels, 9,7 pouces ;OS: Android 4.0 ;Video Camera primaire: 2 MP ;Vidéo Caméra secondaire: 2 MP ;Poids: 750 g ;Mémoire: de 8 à 32 Go de stockage / 1 Go de RAM ;Connexions: WiFi et 3G.
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Egypt researchers develop eco-friendly engine

A team of researchers at the American University in Cairo (AUC) on Tuesday (March 19th) announced they have developed an eco-friendly engine that uses heat to induce sound and electricity, Egypt's Ahram Online reported.

The thermo-acoustic engine was developed by a team of AUC faculty members and graduate students from different universities.

The project cost some $3 million since the AUC team began working on it in 2006, according to team leader Ihab Abdel-Rahman, associate dean of graduate studies and research at the School of Sciences and Engineering.

The engine, which can convert heat (solar-generated and otherwise) into sound, and subsequently into electric power, produces no harmful emissions and is one of the least costly methods of producing clean, renewable energy, he said.

 

Al-Shorfa

http://al-shorfa.com/en_GB/articles/meii/newsbriefs/2013/03/19/newsbrief-07


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Egypt names deputy ICT minister

Egypt names deputy ICT minister | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
The Egyptian government has named Noha Adly Mohamed Abdel Rahman as the First Deputy to the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, starting 01 March. Adly obtained her PhD in Computer Science from Cambridge University in the UK in 1995, and worked also as a Professor of Computer and Systems Engineering at Alexandria University. She was also a Head of the ICT sector at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and chaired the international institute for IT studies at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. http://www.telecompaper.com/news/egypt-names-deputy-ict-minister--930600
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Egypt, China agree on setting up satellite assembly plant in Cairo

Egypt, China agree on setting up satellite assembly plant in Cairo | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
The Egyptian Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) to build a satellite assembly plant in Egypt, Mena has reported.

Under the agreement, CAST is to review and approve the design of the Egyptian satellite "Egypt Sat 2," which is expected to be finalised by the Egyptian side in July 2014.

The Egyptian side will also be allowed to take part in the Chinese space missions and new in-orbit technology demonstrations, said NARSS chairman, Dr Mohamed Mokhtar.
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Egypt: Why Open Source Software?

Egypt: Why Open Source Software? | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

After introducing to Free and Open Source Software (F/OSS) in the previous One might wonder why corporates and governments need the adoption / or encourage the adoption of Free and Open Source Software (F/OSS).

 

In the book “Access to Knowledge in Egypt“, Nagla Rizk and Sherif El-Kassas dedicated a chapter to the software industry in Egypt and the role F/OSS play there. They started by highlighting that just like any other economy, there are the two opposing forces that characterise the growth of the digital economy.

They then clarify how the high cost of producing new knowledge is in favour of monopolies that are built around the production of knowledge and knowledge-embedded goods. Hence, openness versus intellectual property push in one direction or the other.

Having said that, they argued that governments in developing countries should encourageOSSin order to help small and local entities to grow.
And even if some might wonder whether developing country can afford the growing pains of creating knowledge through smaller and younger production structures, the authors compared software production in those countries now to infant industries in the past:

1- The software industry has been hailed as a potential engine forEgypt’s economic growth. This is partly attributed toEgypt’s human capital, given a tradition of a free system of university education where engineering schools graduate thousands of young Egyptian men and women every year. Given that the country has a population of more than 75 million people, 60% of whom are less than 25 years old,Egyptis argued, often by the government, to embody a strong potential for human capital in the software industry.

 

2- Egypt has historically assumed the role of a cultural leader in the region, and has been considered an especially strong center of potential creativity in the Arab software market. The Middle East market offers a strong potential forEgypt’s software industry, especially with Arabization and the increasing interest in Islamic content.

 

3- From a political perspective,OSSoffers another element of comparative advantage over proprietary software, namely national security. In fact, a widely accepted security norm is that openness of systems makes them more trustworthy. This is because openness enables a more thorough review and scrutiny of the inner workings of such systems, which reduces the possibility of errors or trapdoors that might compromise security.

Egypt-actus's insight:

More or less, the opinions mentioned here are meant to elaborate how OSS is better to governments and corporates from a practical point of view. However, the moral values of Free Software and people's right to knowledge and freedom to use their software however they want, should not be ignored.

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AUC researchers devised a thermoacoustic heat engine to convert thermal energy into electricity

AUC researchers devised a thermoacoustic heat engine to convert thermal energy into electricity | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Addressing the issue of insufficiency of energy resources in the world and in Egypt in particular, a press conference was held today at The American University in Cairo, where a team of researchers at The American University in Cairo announced the development of a thermoacoustic heat engine to convert thermal energy into acoustic, or sound, energy, to eventually produce electricity. (...)

 

“Half of the increase in global energy use goes to generating electricity to satisfy rising domestic needs of lighting, communication, refrigeration and water supply,” said Abdel Rahman. “The increase in energy demand will be met with declining fossil fuel production, which makes the need for controlling the rising demand for fossil fuels, for enhancing geographic and fuel-supply diversity, and for alleviating climate-destabilizing emissions more critical than ever.” 

 

More on: http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/auc-thermoacoustic-478458

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India to set up IT centre in Cairo's Al Azhar varsity

India to set up IT centre in Cairo's Al Azhar varsity | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

India and Egypt on Tuesday inked seven agreements, including for setting up a centre of excellence in Information Technology at Cairo's Al Azhar University, after talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and visiting Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi.

Both sides signed an MoU for cooperation in Information and Communication Technology, including in e-governance and e-education, IT and electronics hardware, sharing of experiences in the creation of Technology Parks and IT clusters.

 

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_india-to-set-up-it-centre-in-cairo-s-al-azhar-varsity_1813164

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Intel and Education Ministry agree to distribute 20 million computer tablets

Intel and Education Ministry agree to distribute 20 million computer tablets | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Ahmed al-Zaghbi, director of marketing development for Intel in Egypt, stated that sales for computer tablets have recently experienced growth rates of nearly 20%

 

The computer technology company Intel reached an agreement with the Ministry of Education to distribute 20 million educational computer tablets to users throughout Egypt. A recent study conducted by the company found that worldwide an additional 216 million users would seek to purchase educational computer tablets throughout 2013.

Ahmed al-Zaghbi, director of marketing development for Intel in Egypt, stated that sales for computer tablets have recently experienced growth rates of nearly 20%, with recent surveys conducted by the company estimating that at least 133 million users planned to purchase tablets in 2013, but that number could be expected to increase to 216 million.

 

More on:  http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2013/03/11/intel-and-education-ministry-agree-to-distribute-20-million-computer-tablets/

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U.S Ambassador: New Programs To Activate Entrepreneurship ,E-Tourism With Egypt

U.S Ambassador: New Programs To Activate Entrepreneurship ,E-Tourism With Egypt | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Anne Patterson, U.S ambassador to Cairo, said the embassy is currently working in cooperation with Egypt’s Ministry of Information and Communication Technology to make the best use of the Smart Village’s infrastructure aiming to activate partnership programs in fields of entrepreneurship and E-Tourism.

Anne Patterson, added after paying a visit to Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) and the Center for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage (CULTNAT), that the programs launched by the Ministry about the Egyptian civilization in areas of Sharm Al-Sheikh, Hurghada and Luxor are influential tools to allure tourists to come to Egypt.

Moreover, Patterson explained that Private Sector will play a key role in the implementation of major initiatives in the country’s two sectors within the next period, noting that the recent violence sparked off in the past few days shall reversely affect the investors’ plans to enter the market

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