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Internet.org in Kenya; Intel; GitHub; YouTube Takes on Twitch

Posted August 26th, 2015 at 3:02 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Internet.org Seeks Ties With Kenyan Telcos Facebook’s Internet.org has been in touch with several of Kenya’s telecommunications companies for partnerships that could benefit the country, as part of its efforts to connect remote parts of the world to the Internet. How Intel’s Future Goes Way Beyond the PC As the PC market […]

Silicon Valley Diversity; S. Korea Lifts Browser Rule; Can Tech Save Failing Aircraft?

Posted April 2nd, 2015 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Can Technology Steer a Plane Away From Disaster? The Germanwings Flight 9525 that was deliberately slammed into the French Alps last week, killing 150 people, has ignited renewed calls among aviation experts to develop and deploy software that can control an aircraft and automatically steer it to safety if it loses altitude. […]

Silicon Valley’s Gender Culture; GitHub vs. China; Drones on a Mission

Posted March 31st, 2015 at 2:19 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Women in Silicon Valley Objectified, Paid Less Than Male Counterparts Technology trade shows have a name for them: so-called booth babes, meaning scantily-dressed women hired to tout tech gadgets. Now, some associations are banning this culture, saying it is demeaning to women. Adding insult to injury, a recent study from research group […]

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 […]