Tech for Good Ten: From fighting child mortality to a greener global infrastructure

10th August 2015 Posted by: Cat Cochrane

Welcome to the Tech For Good Ten, where we share the best 10 links in the Tech For Good world from the past seven days.

We’re aiming to share a wide range of links, meeting the people behind the latest digital innovations, showcasing the greatest tech for good products, looking at the future of social change technology, and exploring the themes and social issues that technology is tackling locally and globally.

Most importantly, we’ll be meeting the people and institutions who are actually using this technology, showing the positive difference it makes in their lives, their communities and the world around them.

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Tech For Good Ten | 10.08.2015

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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