Today’s Tech Sightings:
The world of blocks known as Minecraft is probably one of the most popular games on the planet. And if you are concerned your kids are spending too much time with their blocky creations, consider that the game is being used to teach kids a host of useful topics, including coding, science, math, art, languages and history.
China’s technology regulator has rejected criticism of the country’s proposed Internet rules. Critics say the draft regulations could be widely interpreted and possibly allow authorities to shut off access to unregistered websites. China has a history of restricting online access. But the regulator says some people are misinterpreting the rules as a way to tighten control over the Internet.
Traditional wisdom has it that you should back up your data files somewhere safe, preferably on a separate, unconnected drive. Marking World Backup Day on March 31, one company – Veeam – is going against the trend, citing the results of a survey that shows backups are falling short of expectations. The company believes the question no longer centers around having a backup, but whether companies can deliver on backup promises when disaster happens.
- Uncensored Google Search Briefly Available in China
- Oculus Rift to Begin Shipping; VR Technology Can Help Improve Learning
- Apple Remains in Dark on How FBI Hacked iPhone Without Its Help
- The Internet of Things Is Fun Until a Racist Takes Over Your Printer
- Microsoft’s Holoportation Redefines Face-to-Face Communication
- Behind Facebook Messenger’s Plan to Be an App Platform
- Clippy’s Back: The Future of Microsoft Is Chatbots
- Millennial Smartphone Users Turn to Video Calls