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Tech Sightings, May 7, 2014

Posted May 7th, 2014 at 2:28 pm (UTC-5)
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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 […]

Tech Sightings, April 2, 2014

Posted April 2nd, 2014 at 2:18 pm (UTC-5)
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Giant Six-Legged Robot Crab to Walk Ocean Floor Developed by the Korean Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, the six-legged Crabster CR200 will undertake the most dangerous undersea exploration.The name comes from the robot’s architecture, which mimics the design of crabs and lobsters that live in stormy waters. Navy to Test Seafaring, Firefighting Robots This […]

Tech Sightings, February 20, 2013

Posted February 20th, 2014 at 4:53 pm (UTC-5)
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More People Spend Via Their Phones as  World Goes “Mobile First” A 2014 Mobile Media Consumption Report conducted by Mobile advertising company InMobi reveals that 60 percent of mobile users are using their cell phones as the primary or only means of going online. The report found that 68 percent have spent money via their […]

Tech Sightings, February 6, 2014

Posted February 6th, 2014 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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New lawsuit Against Bitcoin Miner Manufacturer Alleges Fraud, Negligence Butterfly Labs, a Bitcoin-related company, is facing its first civil lawsuit in the United States. More will will likely follow. Report: Nearly All Visitors to Sochi Winter Olympics Will Be Hacked The State Department has already cautioned that travelers should have no expectations of privacy in […]

Tech Sightings, February 5, 2014

Posted February 5th, 2014 at 5:01 pm (UTC-5)
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Calling the Bluff on India’s Internet Penetration Hype India’s mobile phone business is rapidly growing. But despite claims by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) that Internet access is becoming more inclusive, a closer look reveals more hype than reality in these claims. Tech Start-Ups in Singapore – Cultural Challenges You’ll Face Singapore […]

Is There a Future for Decentralized Digital Currency?

Posted January 3rd, 2014 at 3:53 pm (UTC-5)
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably heard some of the recent fuss surrounding Bitcoin – with some saying it is too volatile for currency, or it’s a scam or a fad, while others insist it’s the future of currency. For better or worse, the world’s first decentralized digital currency – meaning it […]

Tech Sightings, December 31, 2013

Posted December 31st, 2013 at 4:27 pm (UTC-5)
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How to Get the Most Battery Life from your Android Device If your Android device is powered on all of the time, you may well find that you run out of juice before the end of the day. Though batteries in such devices are getting more powerful, so are the features and apps that run […]

Game Changers: Playing for a Better World

Posted December 27th, 2013 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Gamers have heard it all before: games are a waste of time! They are bad for your health. They promote violence, etc., etc. But the fact is some are also catalysts for positive change. And that’s exactly what Games for Change is about. Games for Change is a non-profit hub that promotes video games as […]

Tech Sightings, December 26, 2013

Posted December 26th, 2013 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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China Approves Pilot to Open Mobile Telecoms Market, Boost Competition China has approved a pilot scheme allowing private companies to piggy back on the country’s three dominant telecommunications providers to offer own-brand mobile services, opening the world’s largest mobile phone market to increased competition. From Twitter to Tinder: Social Media’s Biggest Hits and Misses of […]

3-D Printing Brings New Promise for Developing World

Posted December 20th, 2013 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The growth of three dimensional (3-D) printing technology brings opportunities scientific, entrepreneurial – even culinary.  Some people are using the devices to build custom creations out of chocolate. “I don’t know if it’s good chocolate,” said Prabhjot Singh, Director of Additive Manufacturing at General Electric (GE), which uses 3-D printers to make parts for aviation […]