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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 […]

The Age of Smartphone Fondling; Beware: New, Lying Ransomware

Posted July 13th, 2016 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Research Shows We Touch Our Cell Phones 2,617 Times Per Day How many times do you admire and fondle your phone every day? Well, a new study from research firm dscout found that the top 10 percent of extreme cell phone users touch their phones more than 5,400 times daily. The average […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

Google Faces Age-discrimination Case, Mobile Ransomware Spikes

Posted June 30th, 2016 at 12:44 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Google Age-discrimination Lawsuit May Become a Monster Two people Google turned down for employment filed a lawsuit in California a year ago, claiming they were rejected because they were both over 40. Now, a San Jose federal court is being asked to determine if others who were also rejected because of their […]

Tech Firms Scramble After Brexit; Windows 10 Update Coming August 2

Posted June 29th, 2016 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Brexit Fallout Begins as Vodafone Warns It Could Move Headquarters Out of UK Britain’s biggest technology company – Vodafone – could move its headquarters out of Britain after the country’s vote to exit the European Union. The move is contingent on understanding the future relationship between the U.K. and the EU. The […]

Tech Giants Look to DNA for Data Storage; Zuckerberg’s Webcam Tape

Posted June 22nd, 2016 at 11:59 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: The Future of Storage May Be in DNA It used to be a big deal to have a hard drive with 20 or 40 megabytes of storage space. Now they can fit terabytes of data. But the sheer volume of space needed now and in the future to store all of humanities’ […]

Apple Pulls Refugee ‘I Sea’ App; Preserving Digital History

Posted June 21st, 2016 at 11:59 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: App That Falsely Claimed to Aid Refugees at Sea Pulled From App Store Apple has pulled from its App Store an app called I Sea that claimed it could help find refugees lost at sea by showing real-time satellite footage of the Mediterranean Sea. But developers found the app only shows the […]

Passenger Drone Tests Begin This Year; Apps Put Wildlife at Risk

Posted June 8th, 2016 at 1:08 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: China’s Ehang Will Test World’s First Passenger Drone This Year Ehang – the Chinese company that unveiled an electric passenger drone in January – now has clearance to begin testing it in Nevada sometime this year. The permissions were secured through a partnership with the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems and the […]