Today’s Tech Sightings:
Smartphone users spend up to 90 percent of their phone time in mobile apps. And while that may not necessarily be a bad thing, writer Matt Asay argues that it is not a healthy or open web environment if one company owns all app access, while another owns web search or all forum discussions.
Japan, an aging country and a leader in robotics, will launch the world’s first robot-run farm by mid-2017. The planting of seeds is the only thing that will not be automated. The vegetable producer doing this hopes to cut costs, increase production and apply sustainable farming techniques
A new study from New York’s Joan Ganz Cooney Center – the creators of Sesame Street – found that even among poor U.S. families, Internet access stands at 91 percent. But a new digital gap was revealed during the research – one that separates those who only have a single device to Internet access from those who have Internet access on multiple gadgets.