Today’s Tech Sightings:
Back in 2013, California-based non-profit Not Impossible Labs built its own 3-D printer prosthetic lab in Sudan — the world’s first. Now, the group has printed a prosthetic arm for Daniel, a 14-year-old boy who lost both arms during a bombing attack.
Cuban artist Kcho’s new cultural center in Havana offering free public Wi-Fi has attracted the city’s young people who typically have no Internet access. The center’s offering, according to the Associated Press, was approved by the country’s state telecom — an unprecedented move.
The protest in Austin, Texas mostly reflected concern about a future dominated by technology. The Stop the Robots folks are trying to raise the alarm about the implications of letting technology run society.
A book about Steve Jobs, written and researched by Walter Isaacson, has left some folks at Apple unhappy and campaigning to promote a new biography that they believe offers a better look at Steve Jobs. However, that endeavor is about to get more complicated.
Google Play no longer allows developers to publish their apps without oversight. Google announced that all apps in its store will now be manually tested and reviewed for malware and violations.
Microsoft has been working on a new Internet browser codenamed Project Spartan for some time. But now, the company’s marketing chief Chris Capossela revealed that Microsoft is looking for a new name and brand for the browser, meaning that the Internet Explorer brand might not be around for long.