Tech Sightings, February 20, 2013

Posted February 20th, 2014 at 4:53 pm (UTC-4)
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More People Spend Via Their Phones as  World Goes “Mobile First”

A 2014 Mobile Media Consumption Report conducted by Mobile advertising company InMobi reveals that 60 percent of mobile users are using their cell phones as the primary or only means of going online. The report found that 68 percent have spent money via their phones in the past year.

How Mobile Developers are Using Games to Help Victims of Cyberbullying

Developer Pixelberry, which has an iOS and Android game called High School Story that lets players design and run their own school, has released a new quest for the sim that deals with cyberbullying.

12-Year-Old Creates Affordable Braille Printer with LEGOs

Seventh-grader Shubham Banerjee has turned his Lego Mindstorms set into a fully-functioning Braille printer that punches Braille characters into standard receipt paper with a pushpin.

India Launches Own Wikipedia in Local Languages

India’s Secretary of Department of Electronics and Information Technology said in a report that the government’s new online information guide, Vikaspedia, is part of the democratization of information that people will no longer have to pay for.

Clandestine Websites Fuel ‘Alarming’ Increase in Child Porn

According to U.S. Justice Department records gathered from 61 Internet Crimes Against Children task forces in the United States, more suspects were arrested last year for child exploitation crimes than at any time in the past five years.

Protesters Camp Outside Closed Mt. Gox Exchange, Demanding Bitcoin Answers

A small group of protesters, camped outside a Bitcoin exchange in Tokyo for seven days now, are demanding assurances that their bitcoins are safe.

Aida Akl
Aida Akl is a journalist working on VOA's English Webdesk. She has written on a wide range of topics, although her more recent contributions have focused on technology. She has covered both domestic and international events since the mid-1980s as a VOA reporter and international broadcaster.

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