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Nigerian Girls to Get Tech Training; Indian Students Take on WhatsApp

Posted September 20th, 2016 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Youth for Technology Foundation to Train 6,000 Nigerian Girls in Technology The Youth for Technology Foundation announced it will train 6,000 Nigerian girls unable to attend school or risk the dangers of human trafficking to use 3-D printing. The training, which was made public during the 2016 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting and […]

Drones for Refugees; Tim Cook’s Apple, 5 Years Later

Posted August 24th, 2016 at 1:24 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: How a Former Refugee Uses Drones to Help Others Survive Dangerous Sea Crossings “Drones for Refugees” is a project designed to help rescue workers move swiftly to locate and rescue refugees making the treacherous crossing of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas to a better life. The project was founded by drone expert […]

Best Mobile Connectivity Is in Korea; Web Tracking Is on the Rise

Posted August 17th, 2016 at 12:11 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: OpenSignal: Koreans Enjoy Best Mobile Internet, Dutch Spend Most Time on Wi-Fi A new report from wireless signal mapping company OpenSignal places South Korea at the top of the list of countries enjoying 3G mobile connectivity 93 percent of the time, followed by Japan and Israel. The U.S. took 17th place with […]

Robot Surgeons Are Coming; Pokemon GO’s Security Risks

Posted July 28th, 2016 at 11:49 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: New Crop of Robots to Vie for Space in the Operating Room One in three surgeries in the United States are likely to be performed by robotics systems within the next five years, which is more than double the current levels. The approach will have surgeons sitting at computer consoles to guide […]

‘Making’ Tomorrow’s Workforce; Wireless Keyboards’ Bug Found

Posted July 26th, 2016 at 11:51 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: The Maker movement That Impacts Economy, Education and Culture Technology is about more than just coding, argues writer Dale Daugherty. “Makers” – those who create and craft using electronics, 3-D printing and a mix of physical and digital skills – are already shaping the future. The maker movement is on the rise […]

New Hard Drive Uses Chlorine Atoms; Protecting Privacy With Snapchat

Posted July 19th, 2016 at 12:21 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: World’s Smallest Hard Disk Stores Data Using Chlorine Atoms Researchers at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have created the world’s smallest hard drive – a rewritable device that stores up to 500 terabits per square inch. This is enough room to store all the books ever written. The technique uses chlorine […]

Pokemon Fraud Rising; AI Could Be Key to Fighting Cybercrime

Posted July 14th, 2016 at 1:04 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: A Surge of Pokemon GO-related Apps Is Out to Steal Your Data If you’ve caught the Pokemon GO fever, keep your wits about you. Numerous unofficial apps taking advantage of the popularity of the Nintendo game are raising red flags for their pursuit of users’ personal data. Cybersecurity experts warn that some […]

‘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 […]

Few Countries Reap Tech Benefits; Robots Define Health Care Future

Posted July 6th, 2016 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Report: 7 Countries Benefit Most From Technology Innovation You’d think technology is giving developing countries a boost, but it turns out seven countries are getting the most economic and digital return for technological innovation. Those are the United States, Singapore, Finland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and Israel, according to a new survey […]

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 […]