Tech Sightings, February 3, 2014

Posted February 3rd, 2014 at 4:34 pm (UTC+0)
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How Social Media Changed the World

Ten years after Facebook was launched, social media continues to transform the world. Who knows what the future of technology will bring to a connected world?

Mentally Ill Man Launches Massive Social Media Campaign to Find the Person Who Saved His Life in 2008

Londoner Jonny Benjamin, who was diagnosed with schizo-affective disorder, thought he had nothing more to live for and almost took his own life, were it not for a stranger who persuaded him reconsider.

The Future of Wearables: 8 Predictions from Tech Leaders

Wearable tech is still in its infancy, but the market is expected to grow at a rapid pace in the next few years. CNET talked with some top executives to see where this technology is headed.

Building a Better Battery

Apple engineers have been experimenting with solar chargers to power up iPhone and iPod batteries. With competition heating up, the race is on to find alternatives to traditional batteries and ways to make them last longer.

Nintendo’s Decline ‘Could be Detrimental to the Market’, Sony Says

UK PlayStation boss Fergal Gara says Nintendo’s decline will affect the market unless platform holders reach out to younger consumers and introduce more family-friendly casual experiences.

How Twitter Is Impacting the World of Television

Twitter is leading the way in bridging the interactive gap between TV producers and their viewers

3D-Printed Chair Uses Sugar, Paste as Its Building Block

London-based architect and designer Daniel Widrig has created his 3-D printed Degenerate Chair using a mixture of sugar, plaster and Japanese rice wine.

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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Techtonics looks at how technology intersects people’s lives, how it empowers them or traps them in a world increasingly obsessed with technological wonders even as privacy slips through its fingers. It aims to inform, discuss, and hopefully inspire.

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