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Have Internet, Will Travel: Ugandan Woman Brings Computing to the Rural Masses (Video)

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From the moment she got her first taste of computing, Uganda’s Asia Kamukama knew that she wanted more of her people to get their hands on this. Fast-forward a few years, and she helps run Maendeleo Foundation, an organization that does just that — bringing a solar-powered mobile computing lab...
Have Internet, Will Travel: Ugandan Woman Brings Computing to the Rural Masses (Video)

Apple’s iPad: Hate The Player, Love Their Game

www.johnnyworthington.com
The iPad is out. Some hate it. Some love it. I, for one, love what I have seen… but I love what it will do more. One of the arguments levelled at the iPad is what it lacks in terms of what is commonly understood to be a ‘computer’. To...
Apple’s iPad: Hate The Player, Love Their Game

Coffee producers ‘getting hammered’ by global climate change

rawstory.com
Coffee producers say they are getting hammered by global warming, with higher temperatures forcing growers to move to prized higher ground, putting the cash crop at risk."There is already evidence of important changes" said Nestor Osorio, head of the International Coffee Organization (ICO), which represents 77 countries that export or...
Coffee producers ‘getting hammered’ by global climate change

Reflections on Sandy

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I ended yesterday's post with this: Hurricane Sandy looks to be coming through NYC at that time and I don't know what that may cause me and my family to be doing at that time. We live right on the Hudson, at the border of Zone A. So I've got...
Reflections on Sandy

Switched On: Higher stakes, higher ground for crowdfunding, part 2

www.engadget.com
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Last week's Switched On discussed the issues around crowdfunding liability, offering examples of some recent tech projects that delivered late or inconsistently, and explaining the justification for sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo denying accountability. Given this,...
Switched On: Higher stakes, higher ground for crowdfunding, part 2

Switched On: Higher states, higher ground for crowdfunding, part 1

www.engadget.com
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. The power of crowdfunding is that, by aggregating relatively modest donations from what is often hundreds or even thousands of backers, consumers can help artists and inventors turn ideas or concepts into reality. The Pebble smartwatch that...
Switched On: Higher states, higher ground for crowdfunding, part 1
Climate change threatens to destroy Alaskan village within four years

Kingdom of the Skulls review: Shogun Control

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KA-BONG! Ahead, across the river, lies my foe's most precious possession: a stone shrine. The enemy's healer monk, summoned from that very shrine, has grown far too powerful during battle. At this point, my only hope for victory is to run my fastest horseback rider across a field of...
Kingdom of the Skulls review: Shogun Control

Earthquake Off Japan's Coast Predicted 12 Hours Early Via @earthquakejapan

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The Fukushima nuclear plant was on high alert after an underwater rumble caused a one-meter tsunami to hit Miyagi Prefecture. Japan was on high alert today after a tsunami hit Miyagi prefecture, just twenty months after the one that devastated the country last year. English-language publication Japan Times declared...
Earthquake Off Japan's Coast Predicted 12 Hours Early Via @earthquakejapan

DailyDirt: Spooky Spiders...

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Halloween is coming up, so there will be plenty of plastic spiders and fake cobwebs decorating suburban homes. But real spiders have been known to swarm over small towns and envelope sizable areas with acres of their webbing. If you're not too comfortable around spiders, you might not want to...
DailyDirt: Spooky Spiders...
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