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Tech Sightings, July 23, 2014

Posted July 23rd, 2014 at 2:01 pm (UTC-4)
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Why Africa Needs Maker Faire Maker Faire, an international celebration of hardware hacking, is making its way to South Africa in September. Organizers are looking to focus on African makers and inventors and are actively seeking them out to encourage them to attend. Building a Generation of Women Scientists in Africa An educational program initiated […]

Tech Sightings, June 19, 2014

Posted June 19th, 2014 at 2:09 pm (UTC-4)
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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, May 28, 2014

Posted May 28th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Can Twitter End World Hunger? The Global Poverty Project has once again challenged fundraisers to live below the poverty line for five days to mark World Hunger Day. While many charities have tweeted the effort, it remains unclear how social media, which is becoming increasingly pervasive, can help end world hunger. What Fog Can Do […]

Tech Sightings, May 21, 2014

Posted May 21st, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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In Thailand, Martial Law Is a Backdrop for Selfies Waking up to Thailand’s new martial law reality, many people scrambled to take pictures of themselves with soldiers against the backdrop of the most recent of at least 18 military coups the country has seen since 1982. Facebook to Launch ‘I’m a Voter’ Feature Worldwide After […]

Tech Sightings, May 8, 2014

Posted May 8th, 2014 at 2:29 pm (UTC-4)
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 Mobile Internet Shakes up Stodgy China Industries China is witnessing a sea of change triggered by consumers shifting their Internet surfing to tablets and smartphones. Around 81 percent of China’s 618 million Internet users go online wirelessly; and the country’s tech companies are scrambling to meet the need with mobile-friendly services. Amazon, Netflix, Tech Giants […]

Tech Sightings, May 7, 2014

Posted May 7th, 2014 at 2:28 pm (UTC-4)
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Google Unveils Free Classroom Tool for Educators Goggle’s new “Classroom” tool integrates Google Docs, Drive, and Gmail and makes teachers’ use of IT and online communications in the classroom more streamlined and simplified. How Technology is Set to Transform India’s Fragmented Education System India has no overall technology policy for schools and Internet penetration is […]

New Technologies Bolster Autism Therapies

Posted May 2nd, 2014 at 2:21 pm (UTC-4)
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Technology is a work in progress. It might not have all the answers to humanity’s problems, but it can go a long way toward alleviating some of them. Such is the case with the autism spectrum disorder, a group of brain development disorders characterized by difficulties in communication, social interaction and repetitive behavior that has […]

Tech Sightings, April 23, 2014

Posted April 23rd, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Games for Change 2014: How Gaming Can Change Everything Teaming up with the Tribeca Film Festival, this year’s Games for Change Festival aims to expand the discussion about using games for social change, including their impact on education and their potential use for therapy. How China and Russia are Trying to Undermine the Internet, Again […]

Tech Sightings, April 22, 2014

Posted April 22nd, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Children Use Minecraft to Redesign the Real World Block by Block, a partnership between the United Nations Human Settlements Program and Minecraft developer Mojang, is an initiative that allows young people to design and upgrade 300 public spaces by 2016. The program has yielded several pilot projects, the first of which is an informal settlement in […]

Tech Sightings, March 25, 2014

Posted March 25th, 2014 at 2:47 pm (UTC-4)
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UN Highlights Value of Biogas from Wastewater The UN’s latest World Water Development Report released for World Water Day highlights biogas generation from wastewater as a promising technology to provide energy in developing countries, particularly in warm climates in Asia and Africa. Twitter Ban Sparks ‘Arms Race’ With Tech Savvy Turks Turks are exploring more […]