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How Smartphones Helped Empower and Enfranchise Afghanistan's Voters

An Afghan woman takes a photograph with her mobile phone at an election rally in Jalalabad on February 18, 2014. Smartphone technology, writes Ahmad Shuja, played a vital role in ensuring a free and fair election for Afghanistan in April 2014. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

Two public service tech projects allowed Afghans — men and women, urban and rural, educated and illiterate — to participate in and strengthen the April 2014 national election.

Interview: How Mobile Technology is Empowering the Philippines' Poor

Outside a sari-sari convenience store in the Philippines.
Business

Ibrahim "Ibba" Bernardo, and Asia Society Asia 21 Young Leader, talks about spreading technology among small business owners in the Philippines and beyond.

Mind Your Text Messages, Say Pakistani Officials

A Pakistani mobile seller shows phones to a customer at a Lahore electronics market in 2010. As of late 2011, Pakistan is estimated to have 100 million cell phone users. (Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) are planning to impose a ban on a list of words considered obscene or offensive.

The Guardian story Butt out! Pakistan Telecom Watchdog drafts rude text message ban mentions words like "strap-in", "beat your meat", "crotch rot". "love pistol", "pocket pool" and "quickie" from the banned list to illustrate some examples. 

The iPad Can't Do What?!

A customer buys an iPad at the Apple store in Shanghai on September 17, 2010. Apple officially launched its iPad in China, a sure-fire winner, analysts say, even though Chinese customers have been able to buy the tablet computer on the grey market for months. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

If you've been following this blog, you're probably aware that Japan has been providing their prized sumo wrestlers with iPads so their beefy fingers can easily punch in keys on a large screen. But its neighbor China, after successfully launching Apple's latest gadget, seems to be skeptical of the device.