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‘Let Girls Learn’ Brings Education Tech to Rural Ghana

Posted April 14th, 2017 at 11:35 am (UTC-4)
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More than 62 million girls around the world are not attending school. But through the U.S. government’s ‘Let Girls Learn’ initiative, a multilateral effort is putting education technology and a future at their fingertips. In parts of the developing world, girls are expected to do house chores, care for siblings, and fetch water. But they […]

Google Hacked; Trump Mobile Alerts Are Coming to Your Phone

Posted November 30th, 2016 at 2:28 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: At Least 1 Million Google Accounts Breached by Gooligan Android Malware An Android-based malware dubbed Gooligan has compromised up to one million Google accounts. Researchers from security firm Check Point Software Technologies found the strain in at least 86 apps available in third-party marketplaces. When the apps are installed, they gain high-level access to […]

USBs Fight N. Korea’s Media Ban; Facebook’s Dilemma in India

Posted February 9th, 2016 at 11:07 am (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Old USB Drives Fight North Korea’s Media Ban The New York-based Human Rights Foundation and Silicon Valley nonprofit Forum 280 have launched a new initiative to collect USB flash drive donations and then ship them to the Koreas. Once activists in Seoul, such as the non-profit North Korean Strategy Center, receive the […]

Tech in Ghana; IoT Privacy; Mobile Churn; Lenovo

Posted August 12th, 2015 at 3:06 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Simple Technology Offers Rural Ghana Communities Powerful Communications In Suke, a remote village in northern Ghana, American entrepreneur Cliff Schmidt and local technologist Andy Bayor have found a way to help communities access services not provided locally. Equipped with Talking Book devices, villagers can access agricultural content, health and social messages for […]

YouTube Turns 10; Video Sharing Wars; ‘Project Fi’; PC Graveyards

Posted April 23rd, 2015 at 2:10 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: YouTube Marks 10 Years of Uploads With New Studios for Filmmakers A decade after its launch, YouTube still gets billions of views each day. To improve content, YouTube is investing in “YouTube Spaces,” or studios similar to what it has in Tokyo that give filmmakers access to everything they need to create […]

White Space Gives Ghanaians Affordable Broadband Access

Posted February 6th, 2015 at 2:17 pm (UTC-4)
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Broadband Internet access can be expensive, even prohibitive in some countries, if it’s even available at all. To remedy the situation, tech giant Microsoft, among others, has turned to unused, unlicensed spectrum on VHF and UHF bands, also known as White Spaces, to deliver affordable high-speed Internet connectivity in Ghana. The program provides students at […]

Tech Sightings, February 4, 2014

Posted February 4th, 2014 at 3:14 pm (UTC-4)
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Just Who is Microsoft’s Satya Nadella? Until 2013, Nadella ran Microsoft’s server and tools business, and gained internal and external credibility for his success. Before that, he ran the company’s Bing search engine. Tech Founders: What I Learned From Mark Zuckerberg Facebook celebrates its 10-year anniversary today. What started a decade ago as one of […]