Changing the World With VR; SE Asia’s Millennials Driving Tech Scene

Posted November 19th, 2015 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings:

A woman in Realities+D, a space for Virtual Reality content, smiles while watching virtual reality film "Evolution of Verse" during the Sonar Festival in Barcelona, Spain, June 19, 2015.

A woman in Realities+D, a space for Virtual Reality content, smiles while watching the virtual reality film “Evolution of Verse” during the Sonar Festival in Barcelona, Spain, June 19, 2015. (Reuters)

Virtual Reality Will Change the World in 2016

Virtual reality (VR) technology continues to evolve, with the promise of immersing average consumers in first-hand experiences ranging from gaming to commerce to watching movies. Writer Eric Lancheres believes it is the way of the future.

9 Ways Millennials Are Driving Southeast Asia’s Tech Boom

Southeast Asia’s millennial generation is crucial for the growth of the region’s young tech sector. Mashable takes a closer look at this tech-savvy generation.

EU Clamps Down on Bitcoin, Anonymous Payments

A document obtained by Reuters reveals that European Union countries are planning a crackdown on cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and anonymous online payments following media reports that terrorists were using cryptocurrencies to fund their operations. EU interior and justice ministers are getting together in Brussels Friday for a crisis meeting.

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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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