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‘Tetris’ for Your Sanity; Cloud Tools Bring More Flexibility to Classrooms

Posted March 29th, 2017 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Tetris Shows Promise in Helping PTSD Victims Video games have been both panned and praised for their impact on users, with some studies claiming they promote violent tendencies. Now, researchers in Sweden say playing the 19980s game Tetris reduced symptoms of PTSD in motor vehicle crash victims. While the findings are promising, […]

US Vote Underway Amid Cybersecurity Alert; Year of the Election Bots

Posted November 8th, 2016 at 12:11 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: US Cybersecurity Officials on High Alert as Voting Gets Underway Cybersecurity officials were on the lookout for potential threats from hackers looking to disrupt the U.S. presidential election as voters went to the polls Tuesday. The high alert came amid concerns that some hackers might try to disrupt voting in key states. […]

Fake Bot Content Is Hard to Spot – and the Problem Is Getting Worse

Posted October 28th, 2016 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Sometimes you see them, sometimes you don’t. But they are all over social media. Bots, short for robots, are automated applications – both good and bad – that either help with Web search and repetitive tasks or wreak havoc. And as more of them flood cyberspace, authenticating the content they push will be a major […]

‘Pokémon GO’ to Fix Account Access ‘Error’; Singapore Takes Up Bots

Posted July 12th, 2016 at 11:39 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: ‘Pokémon GO’ Maker Says Full Google Account Access an ‘Error’ While you are completely engrossed in the latest gaming craze, Pokémon GO, you should know that the popular game was erroneously granted full access to your Google accounts, including email, Google docs, photos and other stuff. Also noteworthy is the fact that […]

Chinese Malware Hits Android Devices; the New Face of Cybercrime

Posted July 5th, 2016 at 12:02 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Android Malware Infects Millions of Devices, Earns Its Creators $300,000 a Month HummingBad is a malicious piece of software that has infected millions of Android devices around the world. The malware earns the hackers who created it around $300,000 a month as a result of false advertisements and fake apps that end […]

Robot Joins Search for Loch Ness Monster; Facebook’s Bots Are Coming

Posted April 13th, 2016 at 12:57 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Robot Finds ‘Monster’ Film Prop In Loch Ness Munin, an underwater robot, has been making an in-depth exploration of Scotland’s famous Loch Ness. Scientists undertook the mission to investigate an underwater trench said to house the nest of the fabled Loch Ness monster. So far, it has managed to find some film […]

3-D Printing Recreates Rembrandt; The Woman Behind Microsoft’s Tay

Posted April 6th, 2016 at 11:28 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Computer, 3-D Printer Create Perfect Rembrandt Painting ‘The Next Rembrandt’ – a collaboration between historians, software developers, scientists, engineers and analysts – has recreated the work of Dutch painter Rembrandt using a computer and a 3-D printer. The team spent months studying the master’s works in order to create an algorithm that […]

Mayo Clinic Takes on VR Sickness; China Challenges Google’s AlphaGo

Posted March 31st, 2016 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Mayo Clinic Cure Said to Alleviate VR Motion Sickness Some, but not all virtual reality (VR) headgear cause wearers to experience nausea and motion sickness even with higher frame rates and lower latency. But according to Fast Company, the Mayo Clinic hospital has developed algorithms that can trick the VR user’s brain […]