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North Korea Online Population: 0.03 Percent; Death of the Java Plug-in

Posted January 28th, 2016 at 11:40 am (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: There Are Just 7,000 Web Users in North Korea That there are any people online in North Korea is refreshing. But a new survey from marketing Group We Are Social found only 7,200 Web users in the country. The survey says only about 0.03 percent of the population are allowed to go […]

Generation Mobile; IoT, Wearable Tech Promise; Yahoo Search

Posted June 25th, 2015 at 3:47 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Emerging ‘Gen M’ Workforce Requires a Rethink of IT Strategy A new, independent study from MobileIron that polled more than 3,500 professionals about work and personal life has uncovered an emerging demographic called “Generation Mobile” or “Gen M” that likely will require a review of traditional IT strategies. This demographic is described […]

Gaza Hacks VoIP; Postcards From North Korea; Java Turns 20; 3-D Printing

Posted May 21st, 2015 at 2:10 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Stuck in Gaza, Hackers Open Lines to the World Tech-savvy Gazans isolated from the rest of the world by an Israeli and Egyptian blockade are now using Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) hacking to rout international calls for a fee. The practice requires dedicated servers to collect as many IP addresses as […]

Braille Tutor; Google vs. EU; Coding Hype; Smartphone Aids Chess Cheat

Posted April 15th, 2015 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Black Box Teaches Braille to Blind Children in India, Zambia Carnegie Mellon University’s Braille Tutor, part of a program called TechBridgeWorld, is a computerized machine that teaches Braille to elementary school children in poor countries around the world. The inexpensive machine is now in use on in India, Tanzania, and Zambia. GAO […]

Tech Sightings, January 29, 2014

Posted January 29th, 2014 at 4:44 pm (UTC-4)
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Answers to a Puzzling Deal at Alibaba Remain in the Shadows China’s Internet giant Alibaba, which recently acquired the Hong Kong-listed company Citic 21CN,  hopes to join the ranks of Google and Microsoft. But much remains unclear about Alibaba and its business. Meet the ‘Bitcoin Millionaire’ Arrested for Allegedly Helping Silk Road Launder $1 Million […]