In Macha, Zambia, where uploads fail 75 percent of the time, a smart file sharing system can store data locally when necessary.
Stories Tagged "africa"
The creators of Ushahidi, a crisis mapping platform, have developed hardware that keeps wireless communication going in the midst of chaos.
The largest-ever release of mobile-phone data yields a model for fixing bus routes.
Berkeley Labs spin-off Points Source Power develops fuel-cell charger for Kenya powered by cookstove fires.
Collecting and analyzing information from simple cell phones can provide surprising insights into how people move about and behave—and even help us understand the spread of diseases.
Fenix International launches Kickstarter campaign to bring $300 off-grid solar charger to U.S. customers while it seeks to expand in Africa.
New and fast-growing mobile social networks could challenge Facebook's growth on the continent.
Local programmers and homegrown business models are helping to realize the vast promise of using phones to improve health care and save lives.
Nairobi startup's health app surges; Safaricom gives subscribers links to experts for two cents a minute.
A simple microfluidics chip could improve health care in poor countries by making rapid diagnostic testing a reality.