Today’s Tech Sightings:
Partnering with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Google Thursday announced a grant of $1 million to help the agency fight the Zika virus in Brazil. Google is also launching new initiatives to enhance Zika search results and maps to provide more detailed information about the disease.
Africa’s technology sector has been booming, and international tech companies have been paying attention. Now, three of the continent’s startups from Kenya, Egypt and Nigeria are teaming up with major U.S. accelerators to help grow their business abroad.
Doctors at the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work in Texas have come up with a new way to help heroin and opioid abusers deal with addiction. Researchers hope that using virtual reality (VR) for immersion therapy could help. To do that, they created a virtual ‘heroin cave’ that patients can navigate with the help of therapists to identify and deal with their addiction triggers.
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- Explaining Apple’s iPhone Fight With the U.S. Government
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- The Rise of Bill Gates, from Harvard Dropout to World’s Richest Man
- New DisplayPort Standard Leverages USB Type-C’s Blazing Speed
- iOS 9.3 Will Tell You If Your Employer Is Monitoring Your iPhone
- Apple Launches Tech Support Account on Twitter
- Slack Voice Calling Arrives on Desktop