Today’s Tech Sightings:
Researchers at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have created the world’s smallest hard drive – a rewritable device that stores up to 500 terabits per square inch. This is enough room to store all the books ever written. The technique uses chlorine atoms to find the most efficient storage mechanism. The atoms on the surface of the device represent the computer’s binary code.
The Ukrainian city of Lviv has become a magnate for tech companies despite struggling with political turmoil following Russia’s annexation of Crimea two years ago. About two percent of the city’s population are employed as IT professionals, and the emphasis on outsourcing has created a thriving tech sector that has attracted American, Canadian and European tech companies.
Smartphone messaging firm Snapchat has just patented new technology that uses facial recognition to scrutinize whether a scanned photo should be shared without permission. Depending on how the algorithm works and detects pictures, the feature might even be able to edit an image to protect the privacy of the subject.
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