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India Rebuffs Apple; Scientists Seek Gamers to Battle Dementia

Posted May 4th, 2016 at 12:37 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Apple Rebuffed as New Delhi Pushes ‘Make in India’ Initiative Indian government officials have rejected Apple’s plan to import refurbished iPhones at a discount, citing rules against importing used electronics. A government spokesman said India “does not encourage dumping or recycling of hazardous materials.” But the development also coincides with New Delhi’s […]

Microsoft Edge Security Flaws; Surprising Numbers About Video Gamers

Posted December 16th, 2015 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: With Edge Inheriting One-quarter of Internet Explorer’s Flaws, Is It Any More Secure? On the surface, Microsoft’s Internet browser, Edge, is a new, faster and better reincarnation of its now-dead predecessor, Internet Explorer (IE). But writer Zack Whittaker questions the security of the new browser, given how much it has in common […]

Is the Game Industry Stuck in the Past?

Posted September 5th, 2014 at 2:04 pm (UTC-5)
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Did you know that the average gamer is 31 years old? And that the number of gamers age 50 and older increased 32 percent between 2012-2013? The statistics come from the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), whose members include an impressive array of major game developers in its membership. David Mullich, Producer at Electric Sheep Game […]

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 […]

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 […]