Tech Sightings, February 11, 2014

Posted February 11th, 2014 at 4:17 pm (UTC+0)
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Online Clues Located North Korea’s Missile-Launcher Factories

It’s not really a spy job .A team of researchers using freely available open-source information have been able to  pinpoint two North Korean factories where some of the country’s mobile missile launchers are assembled.

Mobile World Children? Camp Brings Kids to MWC 2014

Forty kids between the ages of 8-14 get to experience this year’s Mobile World Congress, as part of a program called mYouth Camp, where they will be able to learn a few things about new technology and the mobile world.

Bill Gates Not a Big Gamer, Does Dishes Every Night

Microsoft’s co-founder Bill Gates tells Gamespot he is not a huge gamer, though he goes for family sports games. He also does the dishes every night because he likes the way he does them.

‘Flappy Bird’ Creator Pulls Game, Says It Ruined His Life

Nguyen Ha Dong, the 29-year-old Vietnamese creator of the hit mobile game Flappy Bird has removed his creation from the App Store and Google Play, saying it ruined his life.

‘Mask’ Virus Takes Aim at Governments, Activists

A sophisticated virus uncovered by Kaspersky Lab targets governments and finance firm; and security experts say it was probably created by a nation state. The company says the virus is among the “most advanced threats”it has ever seen.

What Bitcoin Needs to Grow Up

Governments, businesses, economists and finance experts will not be able to take Bitcoin seriously so long as its value continues to rise and fall violently.

Alibaba to Launch US E-commerce Website

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd plans to launch 11main.com, a US e-online shopping website that offers fashion, tech and jewelry goods.

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, February 11, 2014”

  1. Jassica says:

    Good collection, thanks for sharing…

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