Autism Expressed is the first and only online learning program that teaches digital literacy to students with autism and other developmental disabilities. It was launched last summer launched by a student at Philadelphia’s University of The Arts and has already benefited thousands of students.
Portland State University in the United States has developed a small device to monitor water pumps in Rwanda, making it easier to find and fix broken pumps. The smartphone-sized device, which is installed on each pump, runs on one battery and has a SIM card that sends information on water flow to a central server.
Looking to acquire Titan Aerospace – an American maker of high-altitude drones – under the guise of connecting the world’s unconnected demographics, Facebook plays the philanthropist while ensuring its business continues to grow and survive.
The Japanese government will decide Friday how to handle bitcoins, following the collapse of Tokyo-based Mt. Gox, once the world’s dominant bitcoin exchange. New rules could put Bitcoin on the same footing as gold, while financial institutions will not be allowed to handle the digital currency as part of their business.
As bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox descends into bankruptcy after a $460-million hack, a new website, Bitcoinbuilder.com, has sprung up to let speculators buy the rights to assets locked inside the troubled exchange – that along with a new effort to create a new digital currency.
BlackBerry’s CEO John Chen tells the Financial Times that recovery and restructuring efforts at the company have a “50:50 chance” of success.
A new collaboration between Apple and Danish hearing-aid company GN ReSound is set to produce a new hearing aid compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The device, announced last week, syncs wirelessly with Apple’s mobile devices and takes advantage of iOS 7′s accessibility features for the hearing-impaired.