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3-D Printed Drug; Mac Thunderstrike 2; Windows 10 Privacy

Posted August 4th, 2015 at 3:17 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: FDA Approves First 3-D Printed Drug Increasingly, 3-D printing has been leaving its mark in the fields of prosthetics, industrial parts and other areas. Now, Aprecia Pharmaceuticals has announced that the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its new 3-D-printed drug, SPRITAM, for the treatment of epilepsy. The company said it is the […]

Three-D Printing; App Fraud; Asia Eyes US Gaming Market

Posted July 23rd, 2015 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: India Needs China’s 3-D Printing Construction Technology Now Building a house in India takes about six months, on average. But recently, a Chinese company put together a 3-D-printed house in a matter of three hours. Writer Abhimanyu Ghoshal argues that India could use this technology to pare down the time it needs […]

Nokia Silent in Salo; Social Media News; Cybersecurity; iOS Scam

Posted July 16th, 2015 at 4:01 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Microsoft Shuts Down Nokia Phone Unit in Finnish Town of Salo Salo, a town of 54,000 in southern Finland that hosted one of Nokia’s first factories in the 1970s, has been hit hard by the decline of the country’s electronics industry. Now, Microsoft’s decision to shut down Nokia’s former product development unit […]

Leap Second; 3-D-Printed Building; VPN Leaks; Apple Price Fixing

Posted June 30th, 2015 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: The Leap Second Is Coming to Confuse the Internet Today It’s June 30; and that could be a problem. Just before midnight in London tomorrow, the world’s atomic clocks will gain a second before reverting back to 00:00:00. The extra leap second is needed to keep the clocks synced with the Earth’s […]

Printed Prosthetics; Green Chips; iPhone Blues; IoT; Instagram

Posted May 27th, 2015 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Google Pledges $20 Million to Give 3-D Prosthetics a Helping Hand The Director of Google’s non-profit Google.org, Jacquelline Fuller, announced the launch of the Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities project in a blog post, with $20 million in funding. The project is intended to support people with disabilities and push the development of […]

3-D Printing; VR; Fighting Cancer With Games; Apple vs. Tattoos

Posted April 29th, 2015 at 2:36 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Your Next Hand Brace Could Be 3-D Printed Two firms – MHOX and CRP Group – have come up with an additive manufacturing process that allows them to 3-D-print flexible, waterproof material that can be used to create custom-made rehabilitation devices. How Virtual Reality is Being Used to Tackle Prejudice Prejudice runs […]

Ad Malware; Ozzie the Goose; IoT Insecurity; Microsoft Mobile Payments

Posted April 8th, 2015 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Malicious, Large-Scale Google Ad Campaign Slams Users With Malware Researchers with Dutch security company Fox-IT found that advertisements distributed by Engage Lab, one of Google’s advertising partners in Bulgaria, redirect users to the Web-based Nuclear Exploit Kit. This particular exploit attempts to install malware on users’ computers by targeting vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash […]

China’s 3-D-Printed Car; Google’s Gmail Pay Plans; Persson’s Crazy Mansion

Posted March 25th, 2015 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Beijing Official: Chinese Have No Need for Blocked Websites A Chinese official said Wednesday that if Beijing wins the bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, then foreigners attending the games will be able to access the Internet unhindered. But he said that is not an issue for the Chinese because they “don’t […]

Cuba’s First Free Wi-Fi; Printed Prosthetics; Steve Jobs Legacy?

Posted March 17th, 2015 at 2:26 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings:   Non-Profit 3D-Prints $100 Arm for Boy in Sudan Back in 2013, California-based non-profit Not Impossible Labs built its own 3-D printer prosthetic lab in Sudan — the world’s first. Now, the group has printed a prosthetic arm for Daniel, a 14-year-old boy who lost both arms during a bombing attack. Contemporary […]

Apple’s Researchkit Ethics; Bye-Bye Barbie; PlayStation Mobile to Shut Down

Posted March 11th, 2015 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings:   Plans to Censor South Africa’s Internet Called ‘Unconstitutional’ A campaigning group called Right2Know has blasted proposed policies released last week by the South Africa Film & Publication Board to regulate online publications and vet their content. Right2Know said the document gives authorities too much room to infringe on citizens’ constitutional right […]