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Samsung Opens Solar-Powered Internet Schools in Africa

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Old shipping containers repurposed into solar-powered classrooms are giving students in the most remote parts of #Africa access to #education and innovation. Samsung’s Solar-Powered Internet Schools Initiative brings mobile classrooms filled with gadgets to rural towns like Phomolong, home to about 5,000 to 10,000 people. By outfitting a mobile shipping container with desks, a 50-inch […]

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40 Essential Mashable Stories You May Have Missed in 2012

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Now that the year is nearing a close, it’s an appropriate time to reflect on the prodigious growth of digital culture in 2012. #Social media is more popular than ever. Facebook has more than one billion users. The number of active smartphones also eclipsed one billion in 2012. The Internet is becoming so essential to […]

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Friendster Founder Launches News Service Based on Social Networks

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#Jonathan Abrams, founder of Friendster, credited as being the first social network to hit the Web in 2002, has released a new social-news service. Abrams’ new startup, called Nuzzel, aggregates news your friends have shared across social networks. It compiles them into categories, and an additional section called “news you may have missed.” The site […]

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How to Buy a Tablet

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It’s time to face the inevitability of a tablet in your life. They’re no longer luxury items. These slab computers play a critical role in travel, leisure, second screen and productivity computing. More than 71 million people own them in the U.S. alone, according to the Online Publishers Association. One in 10 around the world […]

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If Christopher Columbus Had Apple Maps

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That would finally explain why Christopher Columbus had such a poor sense of direction. The World According to #Apple Maps Comic written and illustrated by Jerry King. More #Comics From Jerry King Don’t Invite FBI Agents to the Summer BBQ Unfortunately, FBI agents have a hard time distinguishing between types of grilling. Comic written by […]

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Did Nate Silver Let Twitter Get Under His Skin?

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It was shaping up to be a classic ‘Revenge of the Nerds’ scenario. In one corner, we had #Nate Silver, the stats whiz whose algorithmic models have correctly called everything from baseball rankings to the 2008 and 2010 elections. In the other, a pundit class with little on their side other than gut feelings and […]

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Mashable Debuts First E-Book: Politics Transformed

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We’re happy to announce that Mashable’s first Special Report, #Politics Transformed: The High Tech Battle for Your Vote is now available as an e-book on the Amazon Kindle platform. In total, Politics Transformed encompasses over 20,000 words of original reporting that uncovers the major ways in which tech is affecting the 2012 elections and beyond, […]

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