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Bitcoin Dives; Blackberry; Mech Suits; Social Media Stress?

Posted January 15th, 2015 at 2:35 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Social Media and the Cost of Caring You’d think the world would be totally stressed out with the way people obsess over technology and social media. But a study from the Pew Research Internet Project says otherwise. The study notes, however, that social media exposure increases awareness of unfortunate events and suffering […]

Lizard Squad; Mt. Gox; Twitter; Killer Tech

Posted January 1st, 2015 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Activist plans to Air Drop ‘The Interview’ into North Korea South Korean activist Park Sang-hak reportedly plans to carpet bomb North Korea with DVD and USB copies of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s “The Interview.” But South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo notes that a North Korean three-star general and a dozen other officials have […]

RoboSimians; IT Nightmares and the Great Firewall of China

Posted December 30th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: The Great Firewall of China is Nearly Complete Officially called the “Golden Shield,” China’s decade-old Internet firewall, which recently blocked Google Gmail and typically blocks Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Google search, is the most effective in the world. The program restricts content deemed sensitive and blocks thousands of websites, including some Voice […]

3-D Printing Goes Wild; Bitcoin Finds Microsoft; the Hacking Wars

Posted December 11th, 2014 at 2:44 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Silicon Valley Summit Explores Ways to Make Tech Workforce More Diverse Leading tech companies, including Apple, Google, Facebook and many others, are participating in a California summit to look at ways to increase diversity in the tech sector, currently dominated by white and Asian men. Microsoft Begins Accepting Bitcoin Microsoft has added […]

Tech Sightings, September 30, 2014

Posted September 30th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Hong Kong Protesters Turn to Mesh Networks to Evade China’s Censorship As tens of thousands of students fill Hong Kong Streets as part of the Umbrella Revolution,  demanding democratic reform, Beijing blocked Hong Kong social media sites to keep mainland China in the dark. But the protesters are a step ahead with an app called […]

Tech Sightings, September 25, 2014

Posted September 25th, 2014 at 2:09 pm (UTC-4)
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The Man on a Quest to Open-Source Cancer Research His name is Isaac Yonemoto. He is a chemist; and he is experimenting with open source software to make cancer research available to the world. The goal of his patent-free project, funded by the bitcoin cryptocurrency, aims to revive work on an anti-cancer compound called  9-deoxysibiromycin, […]

Tech Sightings, September 24, 2014

Posted September 24th, 2014 at 2:08 pm (UTC-4)
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Taiwan Probes Xiaomi on Cybersecurity Taiwanese authorities launched an investigation into whether China’s leading smartphone maker, Xiaomi, poses a cybersecurity risk. The probe started following reports that some of Xiaomi’s phones automatically send user data to its servers in mainland China. The results of the investigation will be released in three months. Facebook to Start […]

Tech Sightings, September 11, 2014

Posted September 11th, 2014 at 2:46 pm (UTC-4)
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Google Buys High-Tech Spoon Manufacturer It’s not an ordinary spoon. Lift Labs’s high-tech spoon accounts for tremors and makes it easier for people suffering from neurodegenerative disease to eat. The company, along with some of its employees, will join Goggle’s Life Sciences division. Bank of England Sees Bitcoin Fraud Risk, Deflation Danger The Bank of […]

Tech Sightings, August 28, 2014

Posted August 28th, 2014 at 2:57 pm (UTC-4)
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Source: Microsoft CEO to Visit China Amid Antitrust Probe Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella is planning to visit China in late September, according to sources quoted by Reuters. The move comes amid ongoing Chinese government anti-trust probes of Microsoft and other Western companies. China Supplier of Samsung, Lenovo Denies Using Child Workers HEG Technology, a supplier […]

Tech Sightings, July 9, 2014

Posted July 9th, 2014 at 2:24 pm (UTC-4)
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Apple Loses China Patent Case, Separate Suit Against Apple Continues A Beijing court upheld the validity of a patent held by a Chinese company, which is now cleared to pursue an infringement case against Apple. Apple went to court to argue that Zhizhen Internet Technology and China’s State Intellectual Property Office had invalid patents to […]