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Tech Sightings, November 5, 2014

Posted November 5th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Germany’s Top Publisher Bows to Google in News Licensing Row Based on the findings of a two-week experiment, Germany’s biggest news publisher, Axel Springer,  says it scrapped a bid to block Google from running snippets of articles from its newspapers. China Proposes Tougher Rules on Text Message Spam China proposed stricter regulations on sending spam […]

Tech Sightings, November 4, 2014

Posted November 4th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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No Fire Phone Required: Amazon Prime Subscribers get Unlimited Photo Backups Unlimited photo storage is a new  perk for Amazon’s Prime subscribers, a $99 per year service. Users without a Prime subscription are limited to just 5 GB of storage. Urban Onshoring: The Movement to Bring Tech Jobs Back to America Startup Box seeks to […]

Tech Sightings, October 29, 2014

Posted October 29th, 2014 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Google Working on Nanoparticles to Detect Cancer Google X research lab’s Life Sciences Team wants to create tiny, magnetic particles that can target different parts of the body to detect cancer and other health issues. The particles will come in the form of a pill; and a wearable device applied to the skin keeps count […]

Tech Sightings, October 22, 2014

Posted October 22nd, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Survey: Harassment a Common Part of Online Life A new study from the Pew Research Center found that online harassment is a common phenomenon, at least in the United States, with nearly three-quarters of American adults who use the Internet witnessing online harassment, and 40 percent  being harassed themselves. Hungary Plans New Tax on Internet […]

Tech Sightings, October 21, 2014

Posted October 21st, 2014 at 1:53 pm (UTC-5)
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How Silicon Valley Can Fight Ebola Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s recent $25 million donation to boost the fight against the deadly Ebola virus is an important step forward. But there are more steps that the tech industry can take to help solve global problems. The Tiny Fishing Village That Became the World’s Gadget Factory Shenzhen, […]

Tech Sightings, September 17, 2014

Posted September 17th, 2014 at 2:33 pm (UTC-5)
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Middle-School Dropout Codes Clever Chat Program That Foils NSA Spying John Brooks, a coder who dropped out of school at the age of 13, first created Ricochet, an encrypted instant messaging program, as a hobby. After the Snowden leaks about U.S. intelligence spying came to light, Brooks realized that he has the solution that can […]

Data-Sharing Apps Serious Threat to Mobile

Posted August 15th, 2014 at 2:07 pm (UTC-5)
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When was the last time you checked the privacy terms before installing a free or paid app on your mobile device? A mapping app asking for your location might need that information, but if a flashlight app asks for your contacts – you should be concerned. The problem with data sharing on iOS and Android […]

Tech Sightings, July 31, 2014

Posted July 31st, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Facebook-Backed Nonprofit Brings Free Internet to Zambia Facebook’s non-profit group, Internet.org, is releasing an app that provides Zambians with limited, but free Internet data access and news about health, employment and other relevant local information. New Display Tech Corrects for Bad Eyesight Are the days of the reading glasses numbered? The University of California, Berkley […]

Tech Sightings, July 17, 2014

Posted July 17th, 2014 at 2:03 pm (UTC-5)
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Africa’s Inventors Struggle to Protect Patents Hampered by Africa’s long, expensive patent registration process and weak court system, many  inventors are working covertly to protect their ideas from copycats. Some Universities Crack Code in Drawing Women to Computer Science U.S. universities that have seen women making a comeback in the fields of science and technology […]

Android L Improves Security, Raises New Concerns

Posted July 11th, 2014 at 2:26 pm (UTC-5)
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Google’s Android upgrade, known as Android L, promises to address fragmentation and security issues that have long plagued its ubiquitous operating system while raising new concerns. Currently in developer preview mode, Android L brings speed to any platform it runs on, comes with optimized instructions and a lot of changes that expand Android’s reach to new […]