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Facebook Reassures Thai Users After Arrests; UK Hospital Hires Watson

Posted May 11th, 2016 at 12:36 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Facebook Tells Thai Users Their Data Not Given to Government Recent arrests for violations of Thailand’s Computer Crime Act have sparked fears Facebook might have failed to protect user privacy from the country’s military government. But Facebook issued a statement to reassure users it has not shared their information with the government […]

Generation Z; Twitter Bias; Apple’s Event

Posted September 8th, 2015 at 4:30 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Survey Suggests Generation Z Will Cause Trouble in the Workplace What is Generation Z, you ask? According to a study commissioned by Ricoh UK, this is the generation of tech-savvy people aged 19 or younger who are entering the workplace. Up to 63 percent of older workers expect this influx to cause […]

Mind-Controlled Robots; Samsung Updates; Flash, Android Woes

Posted June 24th, 2015 at 3:46 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Mind-Controlled Telepresence Robots Could Restore Mobility to the Disabled Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology’s Defitech Foundation Chair in Brain-Machine Interface in Lausanne are developing a brain-computer interface that will allow disabled people to control telepresence robots with their minds. After training, disabled users participating in early tests were able […]

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

Posted March 25th, 2015 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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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 […]

Tech Sightings, July 16, 2014

Posted July 16th, 2014 at 2:02 pm (UTC-4)
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South Korea to Create 10-year 3D Printing Roadmap South Korea’s government has asked its Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning and the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy to research the feasibility of a 10-year plan to develop 3D printing into a growth market and transform manufacturing. Hi-Tech System Brings Quick Storm Warnings to […]