TECH FOR GOOD TEN: FROM CHILD MORTALITY TO GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE

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1//  Banned Cuban internet delivered weekly by hand

The Paquete is an alternative to the web in a country where according to estimates fewer than 5% of homes are connected

2//  Student fights child mortality with genius new device

Loughborough University’s James Roberts’ invention of a portable, low-cost incubator primarily built to function in refugee camps

3//  The story behind the world's cheapest solar power in Madhya Pradesh

The northern Indian state produces energy at equivalent of 5p per unit

4//  Menstruation ‘relief’ in the form of new time of the month design for world’s poorest females

Flo, an affordable sanitary tool for girls in poverty-stricken areas designed to combat hygiene issues and stigmatisation

5//  The journaling app that could put therapists out of a job

MoodNotes on IOS helps track ‘thinking traps’ and patterns of positivity and negativity

6//  How to improve privacy and security around the much talked about Windows 10

Highlighting the best tips and infographics to keep your data safe with Microsoft’s latest OS

7//  Plastic paving the way to greener global infrastructure

While Rotterdam rolls out its first stretch of plastic road, how might the material benefit construction across developing countries?

8//  Professional and keen amateur anglers can be lifeline to fish population with new social app

FishBrain engages fishers to track and share endangered wildlife info with researchers and conservationists

9// Introducing the first braille-enabled smartwatch

South Korean start-up create a wearable that’s a cross between an Apple Watch and a step tracker

10// India’s smartphone boom is triggering a wave of interesting podcast experiments

A children’s educational radio broadcast is just one of the increasing benefits of podcast popularity


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