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Tech Sightings, February 25, 2013

Posted February 25th, 2014 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Kiva, Vittana Partner to Crowdfund Loans for Students in Developing Nations San Francisco-based Vittana.org, an organization that helps students, is asking Kiva.org’s community of donors to give $25 or more to help a student pay for college or university and secure a job after graduation. Are Interactive Toys Interfering With Child Development? Interactive toys like […]

Tech Sightings, February 12, 2014

Posted February 12th, 2014 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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 Microsoft Denies Accusations of Censorship on Bing Outside China According to a China-based freedom of speech advocacy blog, Bing has been filtering out  English and Chinese search results for politically-sensitive terms – a charge Microsoft denies. Japan Sees Record 12.8 Billion Cyberattacks Japan’s state-run National Institute of Information and Communications Technology reports that  cyberattacks originating […]

Tech Sightings, January 28, 2014

Posted January 28th, 2014 at 4:43 pm (UTC-5)
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Akamai: Average Internet Speed Grew 29% Year-over-Year to 3.6 Mbps, Mobile Traffic Jumped by 80% The latest figures from Akamai’s quarterly State of the Internet report for Q3 2013 show average global connection speeds and demands in the global mobile market increasing steadily year-over-year. Eco-friendly Technology to Boost Indonesia’s Shrimp Farming The new technology, championed by […]

Tech Sightings, January 23, 2014

Posted January 23rd, 2014 at 4:42 pm (UTC-5)
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Pope Francis Calls the Internet ‘a Gift from God’ Pope Francis said in a statement that the media can be very helfpul, especially when human communications have made great advances. He said the Internet, in particular, offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. Asia Number One Market for Mobile Apps, Study Says A new study […]

Tech Sightings, January 14, 2014

Posted January 14th, 2014 at 2:26 pm (UTC-5)
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A Thousand of These Tiny Windmills Might Power Your Phone A windmill less than two millimeters across could recharge your cell phone battery, researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington hope. China Video Sites Confident Public Will Pay for Content With piracy rampant and licensed content free online due to Hollywood and site operator […]

Tech Sightings, January 9, 2014

Posted January 9th, 2014 at 4:11 pm (UTC-5)
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The Digital Divide isn’t Racial – it’s Economic A new study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project finds there’s no difference in Internet usage between whites and African Americans at the same income level, although college education appears to reduce the gap for people under 50. Best of CES 2014 The editors at […]

Is There a Future for Decentralized Digital Currency?

Posted January 3rd, 2014 at 3:53 pm (UTC-5)
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably heard some of the recent fuss surrounding Bitcoin – with some saying it is too volatile for currency, or it’s a scam or a fad, while others insist it’s the future of currency. For better or worse, the world’s first decentralized digital currency – meaning it […]

Tech Sightings, December 31, 2013

Posted December 31st, 2013 at 4:27 pm (UTC-5)
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How to Get the Most Battery Life from your Android Device If your Android device is powered on all of the time, you may well find that you run out of juice before the end of the day. Though batteries in such devices are getting more powerful, so are the features and apps that run […]

Tech Sightings, December 26, 2013

Posted December 26th, 2013 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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China Approves Pilot to Open Mobile Telecoms Market, Boost Competition China has approved a pilot scheme allowing private companies to piggy back on the country’s three dominant telecommunications providers to offer own-brand mobile services, opening the world’s largest mobile phone market to increased competition. From Twitter to Tinder: Social Media’s Biggest Hits and Misses of […]

Tech Sightings, December 24, 2013

Posted December 24th, 2013 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Apple Still Has a China Problem Apple’s landmark deal with China Mobile gives it access to more than 700 million new cell phone customers – a staggering number. But it still has a long way to go before it’s a power player in the world’s biggest market for smartphones. Bill Gates Invests In The Urine […]