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What mobile technology can do for Africa, and the world

Cell phones are being used across Africa in increasingly innovative ways, offering services such as mobile banking and aiding doctors in the medical field to give eye examinations. Here, we highlight some of these innovations.

Visit another country, with friends, from home?

Here, we highlight an app for experiencing other countries through virtual reality. 

Virtual Reality for Experiencing other Cultures

What is the power of virtual reality to provide you with an immersive cultural experience?  The tourism industry is experimenting with VR to see if it can be used to expand their reach and entice prospective clients

Navy Launches Mobile App for Culture Readiness

The U.S. Navy recently released a new application for mobile devices to support personnel and families stationed or deployed abroad.  The app assists with learning basic cultural awareness and language skills and provides material for six fleet concentration areas: Bahrain, Italy, Japan, Spain, the Republic of Korea, and the Philippines.

USN Offers New App for Culture and Language Tips

The Navy has developed new application for mobile devices designed to support Navy personnel and their families stationed or deployed abroad with cultural awareness and language resources.

What are technology's effects on culture?

There are more mobile phones than adults in most African countries. This is having a significant economic, social and cultural impact on the continent. One of the cultural effects has been a growth in the number of innovators and entrepreneurs leveraging mobile technology in areas like business, healthcare and education.

Navy Announces Launch of Culture and Language Training Mobile App

The Navy Center for Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture (CLREC) has launched a mobile application for training products and working aids hosted by Joint Knowledge Online (JKO).

Want to keep cultural traditions alive? There’s an app for that!

Feng Lim, co-founder and chief executive officer of CultureGuru, recently announced the creation of an app which helps track Asian holidays and cultural events.

The Cross ­Cultural Assessment Tool

The Cross-Cultural Assessment Tool was developed in 2010 by ARI and 361 Interactive with the support of funding through the Small Business Innovation Research effort. The tool is a standalone battery of questions that is administered on a computer and assesses an individual Soldier’s cross-­cultural competence.

IARPA can help develop, deploy enhanced soft power

The U.S. intelligence community’s relatively new research and development group can include efforts to enhance soft power assets as part of their ongoing activities dealing with emerging challenges.

The recently-formed Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) has evolved from previous intelligence activities and is now trying to model itself on the respected Defense Advanced Research Projects Activity (DARPA), created in 1958.