GLOBAL – It’s Friday, and that means it’s time to flick through the pages of the never-ending picture book we call the Internet, to bring you some stories happening on other peoples sites. Find out how Nokia and Oxfam are helping people, how mobile phones are helping the people of Haiti after the big earthquake in 2010, a music video shot entirely from a Nokia N8 and a heat vision add-on for your phone. Read on for the details.
- Nokia has partnered with Oxfam through OpenIDEO to explore how mobile technologies can be used to improve maternal health, particularly in pregnancy and childbirth. 1,000 women die every day in pregnancy and childbirth, of which over 90 per cent are preventable. Help fight this worthwhile cause, by reading more about it and taking part in the discussion.
- Nokia and Oxfam have joint forces before to help people who need it. Oxfam Donate is an app from Ovi Store, that allows you to send donations to projects all over the world. You can download the app here, or read more about it here.
- Jay Montano from MyNokiaBlog.com spotted a catchy little music video, called Stalker. It follows a guy – followed by a girl – through what looks like a normal day, but do they end up gazing into the sunset together? You’ll have to watch the video to find out. Weird theme, but catchy. Staring Denver Duncan and Jenna McCarthy, this video is shot entirely using the Nokia N8.
- How does a country cope after a major catastrophe, such as an earthquake? Buildings are destroyed, people are left homeless, jobless and the infrastructure is in chaos. It must be difficult to get back to any kind of normality. Joao Luis from Nokia-News.com reports on a story from Haiti where people are turning to their mobile phones for support.
- Would it be that useful to have a heat vision attachment for your camera phone? No. Would it be cool, though? Without a doubt. Spencer Ackerman from Wired.com picks up the story where this may one day be a reality.
Did you spot anything else this week that you found interesting?