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Are WiFi-only tablets and mobile devices impractical in hotspot-starved African countries?

One disappointment with the new Google Nexus 7 tablet is the lack of 3G connectivity. It only has WiFi and some people wonder if that makes it impractical in developing countries where hotspots are rare and mobile data the primary connectivity option.

Hardware Hack: Android Mobile Phone + IOIO Board = Simple Temperature Sensor

Right around the time of Google I/O, SparkFun announced the IOIO board, a bridge-board for Android phones to talk to other electronics like sensors, etc. The IOIO uses the adb service port to send data back and forth between the board and any Android phone running Android 1.5 or later.

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