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Tech Sightings, November 18, 2014

Posted November 18th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Executives Say Digital India Needs Broadband Access Like Water and Electricity Participants at the  Indo-U.S. Technology Summit in New Delhi say India’s plans to improve governance by enhancing Internet access are behind schedule as the government grapples with the costs of fiber optic networks and spectrum challenges. Uber Exec Suggests Spying on Journalists Critical of […]

Tech Sightings, October 9, 2014

Posted October 9th, 2014 at 2:07 pm (UTC-5)
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Zuckerberg in India: Facebook Wants to Boost Rural Connectivity to Reach 5 Billion People Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who is visiting India, is meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday to offer help in providing Internet connectivity and possibly local content to about 600,000 remote villages. Robots in US Hospitals Help Prevent Spread […]

Tech Sightings, September 30, 2014

Posted September 30th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Hong Kong Protesters Turn to Mesh Networks to Evade China’s Censorship As tens of thousands of students fill Hong Kong Streets as part of the Umbrella Revolution,  demanding democratic reform, Beijing blocked Hong Kong social media sites to keep mainland China in the dark. But the protesters are a step ahead with an app called […]

Mobile Device Makes Diagnostics accessible to Poor Areas

Posted September 19th, 2014 at 2:36 pm (UTC-5)
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Harvard University researchers looking to provide some of the world’s poorest countries with affordable health care solutions have come up with a detector that runs diagnostics with the click of a button and uses a cellphone to transmit the results. The device costs about $25 per unit and probably less if mass-produced. Alex Nemiroski, postdoctoral […]

Tech Sightings, July 2, 2014

Posted July 2nd, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The Line Between Wearable Technology and Prosthetics is Blurring Wearable technology is increasingly augmenting the human senses through hearing, sight and smell aids. But how far will technology go before the lines are blurred? 3-D Printed Fabric Made of Yarn Can Stop a Knife A student at London’s Royal College of Art has developed a […]

Tech Sightings, June 25, 2014

Posted June 25th, 2014 at 2:27 pm (UTC-5)
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Intel Introduces ‘Jimmy,’ First Member of a Family of 3D-Printed Robot Kits ‘Jimmy,’ the first member of a family of robot kits for 3D printers developed by Intel, is due for release in September. The chipmaker hopes that enthusiasts will be willing to develop more functionality for the robots to carry out various daily activities. […]

Tech Sightings, June 17, 2014

Posted June 17th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Apple Opens Applications for $100 million Program to Boost Tech in Schools Apple’s CEO Tim Cook is soliciting applications for its part of a White House initiative to improve connectivity and technology in schools. The initiative aims to get 95 percent of American students on high-speed networks by 2019. Cyberprotesters Target Brazil’s Digital Government Infrastructure […]

Tech Sightings, June 11, 2014

Posted June 11th, 2014 at 2:12 pm (UTC-5)
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New Technology Aims to Rid World Cup of ‘Ghost Goals’ Soccer’s governing bodies are working to resolve the issue of the “ghost goal” – a situation where it is impossible to tell if an air-borne ball in the goal area actually crosses the goal area. Now, with the help of a German company, FIFA will […]

Tech Sightings, May 21, 2014

Posted May 21st, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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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 13, 2014

Posted May 13th, 2014 at 2:31 pm (UTC-5)
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Ransomware Gang Targets Android Phones The Reveton Gang that pioneered the idea of locking up a victim’s computer and demanding a ransom to unlock it is now targeting the mobile market. Once Reveton mobile infects a phone, it will display a bogus warning that will hold the phone hostage until the extortionists get payment.  One […]