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Tech Sightings, September 18, 2014

Posted September 18th, 2014 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Make Peace, Not War The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, the United Nations Development Program, and Build Up have teamed up to sponsor PEACEapp, a competition intended to showcase the work of game developers who create games to channel cultural dialogue and conflict management. October 15 is the deadline for entries. China’s Signal Hijacks Have […]

Tech Sightings, September 16, 2014

Posted September 16th, 2014 at 2:47 pm (UTC-5)
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A Walkway for Slowpokes Staring at Their Smartphones? Getting tired of being stuck behind people walking while perusing their cellphones? China has an answer for that. The city of Chongqing is introducing the world’s first pedestrian slow lane for mobile users. Sensors Let Alzheimer’s Patients Stay Home, Safely Families with Alzheimer patients can now feel […]

Tech Sightings, September 11, 2014

Posted September 11th, 2014 at 2:46 pm (UTC-5)
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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, September 3, 2014

Posted September 3rd, 2014 at 2:24 pm (UTC-5)
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IT jobs’ Big Threat: Robots, automation A brisk conversation is already taking place about the ramifications of immersing robots in the job market. For the IT sector, people with strong interpersonal and collaborative skills will likely keep their jobs as artificial intelligence and automation become more prevalent. But questions about the potential unemployment arising from […]

Tech Sightings, August 28, 2014

Posted August 28th, 2014 at 2:57 pm (UTC-5)
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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, August 27, 2014

Posted August 27th, 2014 at 2:56 pm (UTC-5)
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Google to Launch Campus for Asian Startups in Seoul Google for Entrepreneurs is creating Asia’s first Google Campus in Seoul, where it will serve as a space for startups and entrepreneurs to host events and network. How Crowdfunding is Helping Female Technologists Break the Glass Ceiling A study by New York University’s Jason Greenberg and […]

Tech Sightings, August 19, 2014

Posted August 19th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The Neuroscience-y Reason You Can’t Spot Your Own Typos Wondering why you missed that last typo? A University of Sheffield psychologist told Wired that people reading their own stuff look for meaning rather than the details that convey it. New Minecraft Mod Teaches You Code as You Play There’s always something that needs doing in […]

Tech Sightings, August 13, 2014

Posted August 13th, 2014 at 2:06 pm (UTC-5)
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 Google Opens Up Classroom Tool for Teachers Worldwide Google’s Classroom Project, which just completed its first phase, is an online tool designed to encourage teachers to use its services to assign and collect work online. The service is now open for all Google Apps for Education users. Apple: Mostly Men, Mostly White Apple’s statistics on […]

Tech Sightings, August 12, 2014

Posted August 12th, 2014 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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African Women Begin to Break Down Tech Barriers Across Africa, more women are getting into the tech industry with the help of several non-profit groups that are equipping them with the necessary skills and means to get a foot in the door. But the male-dominated tech sector still makes it hard for these women to […]

Tech Sightings, August 6, 2014

Posted August 6th, 2014 at 2:14 pm (UTC-5)
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One-Size-Fits-All Textbooks Don’t Make Sense in the Digital Age A non-profit group based at Rice University is developing a new approach to learning. In the next two years, OpenStax will produce personalized interactive books that better match individual learning aptitudes. The Inspiration for ‘The Bionic Man’ Shares His Thoughts on the Future of Bionics Bertolt […]