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Tech Sightings, July 17, 2014

Posted July 17th, 2014 at 2:03 pm (UTC-5)
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Africa’s Inventors Struggle to Protect Patents Hampered by Africa’s long, expensive patent registration process and weak court system, many  inventors are working covertly to protect their ideas from copycats. Some Universities Crack Code in Drawing Women to Computer Science U.S. universities that have seen women making a comeback in the fields of science and technology […]

Tech Sightings, June 4, 2014

Posted June 4th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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China State Media Calls for ‘Severe Punishment’ for Google, Apple, US Tech Firms The People’s Daily said on its microblog that U.S. technology companies like Apple, Google, Yahoo, Cisco, Microsoft, Facebook and others threaten China’s cybersecurity and Chinese Internet users, and they should be severely punished. LinkedIn Draws Fire for Tiananmen Square Censorship LinkedIn is being […]

Tech Sightings, May 1, 2014

Posted May 1st, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Google Moves to Kill off URL in New Version of Chrome The URL field is missing from the address bar in the latest version of Google’s Chrome browser. In its place is Google’s search box. The company is currently testing the change with the next incarnation of its browser, Chrome 36. Wonder-Material Graphene Could Be […]

Tech Sightings, April 29, 2014

Posted April 29th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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New Restrictions From China Cause Bitcoin’s Price to Drop Again The People’s Bank of China reportedly warned financial institutions to restrict access to bitcoin exchanges. Following the news, yesterday’s international bitcoin price dropped by around $40 in a few hours. Future Agricultures, University of Sussex Launch Online African Farmer Game African Farmer is a free, open […]