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Giving Women in Tech Their Due; Wearable Mobility for the Blind

Posted March 8th, 2016 at 12:10 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Why Have We Always Dissed Women in Tech? Decorated rocket scientist Yvonne Brill’s obit in 2013 focused more on her cooking and her family culture than on the propulsion system she invented to keep satellites in orbit. And that’s just one example that reflects what writer Richard Nieva calls “society’s tendency to […]

Apple Encryption Battle Could Boost Security; Tor Users Treated Differently

Posted February 24th, 2016 at 11:55 am (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Apple Encryption Fight Could Speed Development of Government-proof Devices Apple’s refusal to obey a court order to decrypt an iPhone belonging to a California mass shooter faces some public opposition, but also has the support of many like-minded tech firms. But the showdown has already triggered a move toward developing more secure […]

Wireless Mice, Keyboards Open to Attack; Bill Gates on Energy Miracles

Posted February 23rd, 2016 at 11:52 am (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Countless Computers Vulnerable to MouseJack Attack Through Wireless Mice, Keyboards Startup wireless security company Bastille reports that wireless mice and keyboards from several companies, including Amazon, Dell, Gigabyte, HP, Lenovo, Logitech and Microsoft can be hacked from 100 yards away or about three feet. The problem, called MouseJack, is the result of […]

Indonesia Fights Same-sex Emoticons; 25 Percent of Mobile Apps Insecure

Posted February 11th, 2016 at 11:10 am (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Indonesia Warns Messaging Apps to Drop Same-sex Emoticons The government of Indonesia, where homosexuality is a sensitive topic, is demanding that instant messaging apps remove stickers and images that express support for bisexual or transgender orientations. The move follows a backlash on social media over same-sex stickers on popular messaging app Line […]

Americans Choose Privacy Over Savings; Here Comes Your New AI Doctor

Posted January 14th, 2016 at 11:19 am (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: When Is It Worth Giving Up Your Data? Americans Aren’t Quite Sure A new report from the Pew Research Center found more than half of the 461 Americans surveyed would rather give up discounts than be tracked by gadgets wherever they go. Forty-five percent of respondents rejected energy savings and car insurance […]

Android Malware Hijacks Bank Accounts; Facebook’s Dilemma in India

Posted January 13th, 2016 at 11:00 am (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Android Malware Steals Banking Passcodes, Hijacks Accounts Protected by Two-factor Authentication Internet security firm Symantec has warned that an updated Android malware, called Bankosy, can intercept one-time passcodes that help safeguard online banking accounts. While banks have moved to relay the codes by phone, instead of email, the updated malware forwards all […]

Greece Tests Rescue Robots at Sea; Apple Pushes Board Diversity

Posted January 12th, 2016 at 12:10 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Robot Life Preserver Goes to Work in the Mediterranean Refugee Crisis In Mediterranean waters off Greece, rescuing African and Middle Eastern migrants trying to make the perilous voyage to Europe is a daily affair. Looking for help, the Greek Coast Guard invited Texas A&M University’s Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue to […]

Google Gives Vietnam’s Startups a Lift; X-ray Tech Becomes Reality

Posted December 22nd, 2015 at 12:15 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Google CEO’s Vietnam Visit Gives Hope to Local Startups Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who is visiting Vietnam, sees no reason why Vietnamese startups cannot be successful global players. Given time, he said Vietnamese startups can become stronger and learn from the experiences of their Indian counterparts before branching out of the country. […]

Changing the World With VR; SE Asia’s Millennials Driving Tech Scene

Posted November 19th, 2015 at 11:45 am (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Virtual Reality Will Change the World in 2016 Virtual reality (VR) technology continues to evolve, with the promise of immersing average consumers in first-hand experiences ranging from gaming to commerce to watching movies. Writer Eric Lancheres believes it is the way of the future. 9 Ways Millennials Are Driving Southeast Asia’s Tech […]

China, India Dominate Internet Market; China’s Kids Take Up Coding

Posted November 18th, 2015 at 12:18 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Report: India Set to Become World’s Second-Largest Internet Market A new report from the Internet and Mobile Association of India and market research firm IMRB says India’s Internet users are expected to exceed 400 million by the end of this year, making the Indian Internet market the world’s second-largest after China. Latest […]