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    seconds using methanol and water for recharging An alternative to batteries that uses methanol and water to recharge gadgets is to go on sale in Japan Image credits BBC Initially the fuel cell will only be available in Japan Made by electronics giant Toshiba the Dynario fuel cell is now on sale and will only be available in a limited product run of 3000 units Toshiba said the unit which costs 29 800 yen 195 can triple the battery life of portable gadgets such as mobile phones and music players If demand proved high enough it said it would produce more units Anyone buying a Dynario will also have to pay for the methanol fuel to keep it running A set of five refills is expected to cost 3 150 yen 21 Toshiba said the cell was ready to power gadgets about 20 seconds after it was fuelled with methanol It estimated that each fill up produces enough power to recharge two mobile phones Power is transferred via a USB cable The Dynario has a lithium ion battery onboard to store power that is being generated The hand sized unit weighs about 280g when empty Toshiba said it would be

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/news/japan-launches-mobile-fuel-cell/?searchterm=None (2016-02-17)
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    the nod from India s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting MIB but has failed to receive the WPC license till Related topics regions Communications South Asia Community Radio India launches e gov app store for speedy delivery of e services The e gov app will be a national level common repository of productized allocations components that can be re used by various government agencies Related topics regions South Asia India Digital Low internet penetration questions achievement of MDGs in Angola Angola in comparison to other countries in southern Africa has continued lower levels of internet access Related topics regions Africa India IT HDFC Bank launches e payment facility for Margao Municipal Council The e payment facility would be the first of its kind initiative in Goa to enable quick and easy payment of house tax Related topics regions South Asia India E Governance Digital Low internet penetration questions achievement of MDGs in Angola Angola in comparison to other countries in southern Africa has continued lower levels of internet access Related topics regions Information Africa Internet Digital Green helps improve farming practices Digital Green combines technology and social organization to improve cost effectiveness and broaden the community participation of existing agricultural Related topics regions India Digital South Asia India s National Community Radio Awards 2014 presented Community Radio JU from West Bengal was awarded Most Creative Innovative programme content Award Related topics regions Communications Community Radio India South Asia Use internet for scaling up vocational education Top Indian official Unless modern technological tools like Internet are used to impart vocational training skilling cannot be scaled up said Dr Sam Pitroda chairman of India s Related topics regions South Asia Vocational Education Internet Digital Mobile services to benefit 7 crore Indian farmers report The mobile based services would be especially beneficial to the small and marginal farmers living on the edge of poverty says the report Related topics regions India digital literacy Communications South Asia Social media will increase donations for NGOs expert Indian NGOs pick up the fine aspects of social media and how this can leverage their work and create visibility in a networked world Related topics regions Social Media India Nasscom Foundation Aakash tablet price to come down to 35 in India Production of the Aakash tablet in large volumes will further bring down the cost India s minister for Telecom and Information Technology said Related topics regions South Asia India Aakash Tablet Digital Using ICTs to hunt better markets for apple farmers Shri Jagdamba Samiti SJS a Rishikesh based NGO is engaged in the task of empowering small apple farmers in the North Indian states of Uttarakhand and Related topics regions India South Asia Agriculture ICT Kashmir on finger tips thanks to Mehvish s Android App I was always interested in technology and fortunately my family supported me in my decision to go into this field In fact no one in the family has ever Related topics regions Information ICTs South Asia Now a mobile app for incentivising

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    HOPE Foundation in India an NGO aimed at empowering children and other vulnerable individuals to fund programmes which create hope for underprivileged children with the help of digital technology BT will be supporting the project for the coming two years and help the project meet its infrastructure and operational needs A digital learning centre will be established in a school to teach students various facets of information technology through a customized syallabus Through audio and video methods and by leveraging the internet children will experience first hand the world of digital learning By encouraging children to discover new concepts applications and tools the project aims to enhance learning and help the students take up digital technology as a career Using technology to impart learning BT and HOPE expect to empower 500 children and young people per year through digital literacy Not only will this initiative help build their confidence but it will also help them develop future skills that can help increase their future employability BT and HOPE Foundation have a particular interest in helping underprivileged girls as many of them have no access to education opportunities Ian Correa CEO of HOPE Foundation said We are excited to be working with BT on this great initiative One of the biggest reasons for poverty is due to lack of education not only in India but around the world BT showcases its commitment to education and helping others in need joining and supporting us in these community programmes We look forward to a brighter future for youth across India thanks to BT s contributions BT employees will actively be involved in this initiative taking time to volunteer to help out with this project and BT executives plan to visit the project in India Besides helping children this new initiative strives to engage

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    of mobile learning he said Based on the client base of Knowledge Platform the director of business said Asian companies have started adopting e learning in a more serious way only in the past three years The Singapore headquarter company s clients were mostly European and U S multinational companies for the past 12 years of its operations said Rosenkranz He believed that Asian companies are starting to adopt e learning because of reasons such as cost pressures the wish to adopt a more advanced approach to learning and development and employees becoming more savvy in technology A lot of the larger regional organizations such as telco Singapore Telecommunications banks like UOB and DBS are now joining the e learning bandwagon More surprisingly many regional small and midsize enterprises are doing the same he said However Rosenkranz noted that e learning is still in the early stages for companies in the region He estimated that only about 20 percent of the 500 plus companies registered on the Singapore Stock Exchange are using e learning in an effective or advanced way E learning becoming more social While mobility is a future trend for e learning WeejeeLearning s Huckabee noted that e learning is becoming more social Companies are turning to cloud based Software as a Service products that offer SCORM Sharable Content Object Reference Model compliant socially driven environments which foster creativity and problem solving while providing the governance and security controls required by the corporation he said He added that next generation learning management systems allow learning and development departments to manage their users learning path monitor performance and drive discussion while leveraging commonly used social tools Besides that Huckabee said many distance learning providers have turned to popular social networks such as Facebook and YouTube as innovative channels of

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    2013 The researchers say their findings could be applicable in Africa and other places that lack a reliable network of rain gauges Mobile phone masts in Africa could be used for other development initiatives such as filling gaps in rainfall data and providing electricity to refrigerate vaccines experts say For example masts could be used to measure rainfall in areas without rain gauges according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences PNAS this month 4 February A general lack of rain gauges across Africa hinders countries ability to monitor water resources and improve early warning systems that could save lives and cut the cost of flooding In the PNAS study the researchers estimated average rainfall intensity from telecommunication network data for the Netherlands taking advantage of the fact that rain causes signal losses between mobile phone masts They then compared these estimated rainfall maps with those generated from radar and rain gauges There was a good match between the rainfall maps based on the mobile network and those based on the radar and rain gauge data says lead author Aart Overeem a hydrologist with Wageningen University in the Netherlands and the Royal Netherlands Meteorological

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    websites and resources Governance Knowledge Centre Lifelines EK duniya anEK awaaz Climate Change Action Appropriate Technology Choice OneWorld South Asia Info India s growing network scenario There are currently no items in this folder Add comment You can add a comment by filling out the form below Plain text formatting Info You are not logged in You may optionally enter your username If you don t enter anything this comment

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    Mobile Telephony in Rural Areas Publisher e agriculture March 2009 Mobile phones have successfully bridged the rural digital divide This policy brief looks into the challenges that rural communities face in enhancing the benefits of mobile telephony and cites some examples of interesting initiatives and good outcomes from around the globe Image credits e agriculture Mobile telephony used for rural development The document highlights some unique opportunities mobile telephony creates in rural regions including providing a direct global communication channel to rural communities extending the impact of established rural media such as rural radio making local content available and making rural services more efficient logistics coordination etc and cost effective With growing awareness of mobile telephony in rural areas the technology is expected to reduce costs of information access in agriculture It plays a role in planning and setting up systems for disaster management place greater emphasis on rural enterprise and partnership networks distributing mobile handsets at little or no cost to resource poor farmers to enable communication help establish large scale interventions through small scale pilot initiatives Maybe in a more systematic manner and to share user generated multimedia content describing indigenous knowledge While strong anecdotal evidence exists of

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    assisting the venture It helps that Hyderabad is a BPO hub generating some 50 million rupees 1 1m 717 922 annually in revenues from non voice based business alone We cannot let prisoners get online and communicate with the outside world So we opted for an offline business Some people and companies have already shown interest and we expect some orders soon says prison chief G Jayawardhan The convicts get a paltry 15 rupees 33 cents per day for other work like making steel furniture or working on looms in the prison but authorities expect to pay them 100 rupees 2 2 to 150 rupees 3 32 a day for working in the BPO unit M Nageshwar 37 a software engineer who worked with a company for 10 years before he ended up in prison is leading the pack of convicts who are training to work at the unit He was found guilty of killing his wife he says she committed suicide three years ago and sentenced to life Mr Nageshwar has contested his conviction in the Supreme Court I am excited about the project Educated people like me can easily slip into depression when they are incarcerated It is a relief for convicts like me and a good opportunity to prove ourselves he says Also remember he whispers an idle man s brain is a devil s workshop G Rama Rao who was sentenced to life 15 months ago for murdering a political opponent he says it was a case of political conspiracy echoes a similar sentiment Mr Rao is a postgraduate in commerce from a leading university and owns a rice mill which his family runs in his absence As an educated man I can t find good work in a prison and get bored I can t

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