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  • Addressing the digital divide
    UNCTAD’s new report <b><i>Information Economy Report 2009</i></b> highlights the limited access to broadband internet and its impact on economic opportunities ...
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  • Transliteration service on your mobile
    A new technology will allow Indian mobile users to communicate and express themselves in their local languages. The service being made available by Tachyon in ...
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  • Improving learning in the digital world
    An integrated use of technology enables a range of positive outcomes for children and young people. Becta’s latest publication, <b><i>The impact of digital ...
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  • How green are my gadgets?
    Companies are making their products greener in line with the expectations of their market. This year's Consumer Electronics Show witnessed many companies ...
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  • All you want to know about IPTV
    Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), referring to TV delivered through broadband services, is hotting up in India. Read about how this new technology is set to ...
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  • Online platform for climate adaptation
    A global initiative by the International Institute for Environment Development will bring together donor agencies, NGOs and research institutes from over 50 ...
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  • Using WiFi, Nepal village goes online
    Once without a telephone line and in the grip of insurgency, a remote village in western Nepal stands transformed. A local visionary's efforts with a home-WiFi ...
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  • Preserving dying languages for posterity
    Two US-based linguists toured from Siberia to India and Bolivia to Arizona to audio record dying dialects, using ‘language technology kits’. Nearly 40% of the ...
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  • Unveiling the 'Sixth Sense'
    This demo from the MIT Media lab, USA, was the buzz of the TED community. It's a wearable device with a projector that paves the way for profound interaction ...
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  • Extending x-ray vision
    Using locally developed open source software, doctors in Mali can send digital copies of x-rays via the internet to the main city hospital, in Bamako, for ...
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  • Rural Bolivia connects up via the net
    In San Ignacio de Moxos in north Bolivia, the only internet connection available was an expensive and intermittent telephone connection. Since March 2006, ...
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  • Watching while you work and play
    BBC Click reporter David Reid visits a project in the south of France where digital technology is giving freedom to hospital patients and the vulnerable.
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  • Texting disease away
    Alerta DISAMAR, a mobile phone-based health project is helping doctors in the Peruvian navy to report and track disease outbreaks even in remote areas and ask ...
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  • Delivering an extra message
    Specially developed open source software enables a South African project to send millions of targeted health messages to mobile phones users across the country.
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  • Smart marketing

    Knowledge is power, and agriculture is no exception. Producers who keep track of market prices stand to make more money. ICTs, particularly mobile phones, ...
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  • Talking back to radio
    Radio is often considered to be a one-way medium, but the African Farm Radio Research Initiative is investigating ways of combining radio and ICTs to gather ...
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