Tech Sightings, January 30, 2013

Posted January 30th, 2014 at 4:44 pm (UTC+0)
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Lenovo Faces Chance to Become Rare PC Maker Successful in Phones

Chinese company Lenovo’s US$2.9 billion deal to buy Motorola Mobility from Google could position Lenovo to become one of rare PC makers with handset businesses. Related: Lenovo Buys Google’s Handset Business for $2.91B

South Africa Demonstrates Algae-to-Energy Technology

A demonstration by the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth unveils new technology that uses algae to convert waste coal dust into clean, high-quality coal that can be processed into biofuel.

New Web Addresses Now Live

AInternet users can now register addresses in seven new domain names that include .bike, .singles, .clothing, .guru, .holdings, .plumbing, and .ventures.

Nintendo to Persist with Console Strategy, Ignores Calls to Go Mobile

Despite incurring operating losses for three years in a row, Nintendo is determined to maintain its game console strategy and has promised to offer health-related innovations instead.

 The Top 5 Security Threats to Watch for in 2014

The year has already seen significant data breaches at major retailers and more will likely follow. Here’s a look at some of the biggest security threats that could occur in 2014.

Twitter, CNN Developing Breaking News Tool for Journalists

CNN and Twitter have announced a partnership with Dataminr to develop an alert system for journalists. Dataminr aims to bridge the gap betweenTwitter posts and newsroom reports.





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.

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Whether you are in a big city or a small village – technology is in your hands, your pocket, your car, your home. It is everywhere. And everywhere, it is becoming us.

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