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Tech Sightings, July 30, 2014

Posted July 30th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia Wants Apple, SAP to Cooperate Against Foreign Spying Moscow suggested that Apple and SAP should give the government access to their source code to ensure that it is not being used for espionage. The development comes amidst renewed U.S. and European consultations to impose even more severe sanctions on Russia for its role in […]

Tech Sightings, July 29, 2014

Posted July 29th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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DNA Computer Could Curb Virus Spread A research team at the University of the Sunshine Coasthas developed a computer that can diagnose and distinguish between various types of viruses using molecular circuitry. Microsoft Faces China Antitrust Probe A Chinese government statement says State Administration of Industry and Commerce officials who visited Microsoft’s offices in Beijing, […]

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 […]

Tech Sightings, July 15, 2014

Posted July 15th, 2014 at 2:01 pm (UTC-5)
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Child-Selling Story Underlines Tension as China Opens Up to Video Games This is not the first story coming out of China about a couple selling their child to fund virtual items in free-to-play games. But the subject is touchy in a country that has tended to view video gaming as a cultural intrusion and might […]

Tech Sightings, July 10, 2014

Posted July 10th, 2014 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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How a Paralyzed Man Moved His Fingers With His Mind Ian Burkhart, paralyzed from the elbows down since he broke his neck four years ago when diving into deceptively shallow water, was told that he would never use his arms again. But just last month, he moved his right hand just by thinking about it […]

Tech Sightings, July 9, 2014

Posted July 9th, 2014 at 2:24 pm (UTC-5)
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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 […]

Tech Sightings, June 24, 2014

Posted June 24th, 2014 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Nineteen Year-Old Dies After Abuse in Chinese ‘Internet Rehab’ In China, where Internet addiction is now categorized as a mental illness, a 19-year-old student recently died at a so-called Internet-addiction recovery camp in Henan province. The girl was allegedly struck and kicked repeatedly. An autopsy showed she died from skull injuries and brain damage. ‘Bionic […]

Tech Sightings, June 19, 2014

Posted June 19th, 2014 at 2:09 pm (UTC-5)
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Five World Cup Innovations You Might Have Missed You think you know everything about World Cup technologies? Think again! $50 million Google Coding Initiative Targets Girls Made with Code is a $50 million Google initiative that aims to attract more girls to coding and show that coding in today’s high-tech world is vital. China Cuts […]

Tech Sightings, June 4, 2014

Posted June 4th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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China State Media Calls for ‘Severe Punishment’ for Google, Apple, US Tech Firms The People’s Daily said on its microblog that U.S. technology companies like Apple, Google, Yahoo, Cisco, Microsoft, Facebook and others threaten China’s cybersecurity and Chinese Internet users, and they should be severely punished. LinkedIn Draws Fire for Tiananmen Square Censorship LinkedIn is being […]

Tech Sightings, May 27, 2014

Posted May 27th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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China Renews Crackdown on Tencent’s Messaging App WeChat China’s state media announced Tuesday authorities will launch a month-long crackdown on Tencent’s popular WeChat messaging application. WeChat has become a source of more reliable news for mobile users in China. Twitter’s Growth Shifts to Developing Countries A new report by the research firm eMarketer shows Twitter’s […]