The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, the United Nations Development Program, and Build Up have teamed up to sponsor PEACEapp, a competition intended to showcase the work of game developers who create games to channel cultural dialogue and conflict management. October 15 is the deadline for entries.
Fake cell towers, deployed by scammers to create bogus signals that allow them to access a connected phone, are being used by crooks to send out texts luring users of phones that pick up their signal to part with their cash.
The effect of the Internet on literacy remains somewhat unclear. But a recent study from the Pew Research Center says people who are more engaged on the Web tend to pick up books to read more often.
Software, aided by changing hardware components that gave it prominence, is taking over the world. And, the writer argues, consumers’ expectations of what technology can do for them have increased as devices shifted from specific tools dedicated to specific tasks to multifaceted, multifunctional devices.