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App for Ringing Ears; MusicGlove; Ethical Robots; Trust in Facebook?

Posted March 19th, 2015 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings:   Musical Glove Helps Stroke Patients Use Their Hands Again Part of the problem of rehabilitating stroke victims is that many of them don’t keep up their physical therapy. In an effort to change the situation, Nizan Friedman, founder of Flint Rehabilitation Devices, has come up with a wearable device called MusicGlove […]

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 […]

Internet’s Human Side; Smart Devices Vex Users; 3-D Cool Bricks

Posted March 10th, 2015 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings:   Internet Offers Help to Homeless Sierra Leone Athlete Whose Family Died of Ebola Jimmy Thoronka, a top athlete from Sierra Leone who went to Britain to participate in the Commonwealth Games, ended up homeless after losing his family in Sierra Leone to the Ebola virus. But as he was being prepared […]

Future of Mobile; Robot Aides; Apple, Google Security Woes

Posted March 4th, 2015 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Will Robots Help the Bedridden See the World? Seven museums are participating in a beta program to test Suitable Technologies’ Beam telepresence robot. The remotely-controlled, camera-equipped mobile robot can be steered from a laptop to help bedridden people explore museums they are otherwise unable to visit in person. Five Keys to Future of […]

Ramnit Botnet Busted; Lenovo Hacked; Beijing Drops Apple; Vivec Wadhwa

Posted February 26th, 2015 at 2:48 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: ‘State of Connectivity’ Says  Most World Population Not Online A new report from Facebook Newsroom said Internet adoption is slowing down, with only 6.6 percent of the population getting connected in 2014, compared to the 2010 record of 14.7 percent. The report estimated that up to 3 billion people will go online […]

Apple’s Car Buzz; Robot Ethics; Impossible Malware?

Posted February 17th, 2015 at 2:38 pm (UTC-5)
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Google Exec: Digital Media Could Vanish Remember the LP and the cassette player? Or the Floppy Disk? Looking back, it seems as if these gadgets became obsolete a very long time ago. With the stunning speed of technological progress, though, even newer gadgets are at risk of becoming passé just as quickly. Google’s Vice President, […]

WoW for Ebola; Samsung’s TV Saga; Apple’s Labor Woes

Posted February 12th, 2015 at 2:21 pm (UTC-5)
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WoW Players Raise Nearly $2 Million to Fight Ebola Blizzard’s World of Warcraft’s latest charity campaign has netted more than $1.9 million to help fight Ebola in Africa. The donations were raised through in-game purchases; and all proceeds were donated to the Red Cross. Microsoft Researchers Say Their Newest Deep Learning System Beats Humans An […]

Uganda’s Robotics Generation; 3D-Printed Buildings; Apple; Windows 10

Posted January 20th, 2015 at 2:37 pm (UTC-5)
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Robotics Revolution Hits Ugandan Classrooms Fundi Bots founder Solomon King Benge is betting that a new generation of Ugandans can develop creative skills and learn from robots how to solve real-world problems. His company offers robotics training in 15 schools in Kampala and Gulu in the north that let kids tinker with robotics parts and […]

Apple Malware; Biometrics; Super Cookies; CES

Posted January 8th, 2015 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: New Undetectable Apple Malware Can Infect Any Thunderbolt Device Using a new exploit called Thunderstrike, hackers can infect an Apple Thunderbolt peripheral with malware, then load it into a system’s firmware interface using the Thunderbolt device’s Option ROM. Robot Comforts Children Through Chemotherapy The robot, MEDI, short for Medicine and Engineering Designing […]