Tech Sightings, January 9, 2014

Posted January 9th, 2014 at 4:11 pm (UTC+0)
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The Digital Divide isn’t Racial – it’s Economic

A new study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project finds there’s no difference in Internet usage between whites and African Americans at the same income level, although college education appears to reduce the gap for people under 50.

Best of CES 2014

The editors at PCWorld and TechHive look at the top 10 products at this year’s CES tech show.

More Security, Fewer Passwords

New products featuring advances in authentication at CES may make data more secure and lead the way to ending the use of passwords.

Health and Fitness Gadgets on the Move at CES

Health and fitness is a top category at this year’s CES show in Las Vegas, providing new gadgets that promise all kinds of health improvements.

Why Cops and Cable Guys Will Be the Pioneers of Wearable Tech

Ads suggest that wearable tech will be used everywhere. But many people will have their first encounter with wearable computers in the workplace.

After Crackdown, a New Bitcoin King Emerges in China

As China tightens Bitcoin regulation, two other big exchanges  have found a way to bypass payment processors by letting users wire money directly into exchange bank accounts.

Yahoo Malware Turned PCs into Bitcoin Miners

A security firm says malicious ads served to Yahoo users were designed to turn their computers into a Bitcoin mining operation.

Playing Games Can Make You Hallucinate, Study Finds

New study finds that gamers who play for hours are likely to experience “altered visual perceptions” similar to hallucinations.

Twitter Co-Founder Makes New Social Network to Answer All Your Questions

Jelly is Twitter co-founder Biz Stone’s latest project – a new social network that aims to outsource your questions to your friends and your friend’s friends.

Windows and Android on One PC? Here’s How AMD and Intel Plan to Do it

Intel and partners are planning PCs that run both Android and Windows 8.1 operating systems, while  AMD and its partner BlueStacks want to allow users to run Android on Windows.

Aida Akl
Aida Akl is a journalist working on VOA's English Webdesk. She has written on a wide range of topics, although her more recent contributions have focused on technology. She has covered both domestic and international events since the mid-1980s as a VOA reporter and international broadcaster.

One Response to “Tech Sightings, January 9, 2014”

  1. Jack says:

    Thanks for collating the tech news around. I missed a few of them and the one with Biz Stone’s new project looks interesting.

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