The Outernet Lantern – receiving Internet transmissions in remote areas

Springwise features a solar powered device – the Outernet Lantern – that can receive internet transmissions in remote, off-grid locations or in times of emergency. The information received by the Lantern tends to be news or educational, but Outernet can broadcast content requested by users, including video.

Source: Springwise

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Open-source tools for community radio

HowWeGetToNext features the RootIO project which “…aims to create an open-source toolkit to give anyone the power to start and run a radio station using only a smartphone, a cheap radio transmitter and cloud telephony services.” The article states that radio can still reach the widest audience, particularly in developing nations. For more details visit the links below.

Source: HowWeGetToNext / RootIO

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