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Amazon Takes on Math; Bitcoin’s Future Could Be in Developing World

Posted February 2nd, 2016 at 11:45 am (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Think You Stink at Math? Amazon Wants to Change That Amazon, in collaboration with Stanford University and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, is launching a new initiative to help kids and teachers look at math in a more favorable way. The initiative – With Math I Can – has a […]

Android Malware Hijacks Bank Accounts; Facebook’s Dilemma in India

Posted January 13th, 2016 at 11:00 am (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Android Malware Steals Banking Passcodes, Hijacks Accounts Protected by Two-factor Authentication Internet security firm Symantec has warned that an updated Android malware, called Bankosy, can intercept one-time passcodes that help safeguard online banking accounts. While banks have moved to relay the codes by phone, instead of email, the updated malware forwards all […]

Dropbox Malware Found; Google Denies Deception in Tracking Kids

Posted December 3rd, 2015 at 11:55 am (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: New Malware Found Hidden Inside Dropbox Account Researchers at U.S.-based security firm FireEye have discovered a new malware in Hong Kong that hides its Command and Control server in Dropbox accounts. The hackers, called ‘admin@338,’ are thought to have ties to the Chinese government. The malware targets media organizations and creates a […]

Wireless-tracking Chip; Kids, Parents’ Info Hacked in VTech Products

Posted December 1st, 2015 at 12:03 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Former BlackBerry Execs Create Wireless-Tracking Chip Developed by Cognitive Systems Corp., the chip, called R10, can pick up and analyze wireless radio signals from various devices, including routers and television remote controls. Built on top of that is Amera, a wireless tracking technology that can sense motion by detecting changes in wireless […]

2015’s Biggest Tech Turkeys; Windows 10 Kills Some Third-party Apps

Posted November 25th, 2015 at 12:40 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: The Biggest Tech Turkeys of 2015 Writer Roger Cheng conjures up scary images of Halloween ahead of Thursday’s Thanksgiving Day as he offers a brief look at some of the biggest tech fiascoes of 2015. Post Deletion Stress Disorder Is Real What is Deletion Stress Disorder (PDSD), you ask? Well, if you […]

Changing the World With VR; SE Asia’s Millennials Driving Tech Scene

Posted November 19th, 2015 at 11:45 am (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Virtual Reality Will Change the World in 2016 Virtual reality (VR) technology continues to evolve, with the promise of immersing average consumers in first-hand experiences ranging from gaming to commerce to watching movies. Writer Eric Lancheres believes it is the way of the future. 9 Ways Millennials Are Driving Southeast Asia’s Tech […]

Dinotrux 5-Minute Favorites; TV Networks Reading Minds

Posted November 4th, 2015 at 2:08 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Netflix, DreamWorks Have Videos to Help Parents Get Kids in Bed Sooner Netflix and DreamWorks Animation have teamed up to give Mom and Dad an upper hand when kids often want to watch ”one more show,” before retiring, Netflix now has three new 5 Minute Favorites based on the animated series Dinotrux — each one […]

Indonesia’s Google Balloons; the Threat to Apple; 000Webhost Hacked

Posted October 29th, 2015 at 11:00 am (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Alphabet, Indonesian Firms to Expand Web Access via Balloons Three Indonesian telecommunications firms and Google’s holding company, Alphabet, signed an agreement Wednesday to use Google’s solar-powered balloons to expand Internet access. In 2016, Alphabet’s Project Loon will launch hundreds of balloons over the archipelago nation, comprised of more than 17,000 islands, to […]

Zuckerberg Defends Internet Project; 2016 Cybersecurity Threats

Posted October 28th, 2015 at 12:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Facebook CEO Defends Effort to Expand Internet Access During his second visit to India, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg said his company’s effort to bring free Internet access to the developing world could help alleviate poverty in India. Zuckerberg’s program to provide basic Internet access on Android devices is now available in 24 […]

Connecting the World; Flash Malware; Apple; Twitter

Posted October 14th, 2015 at 12:20 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Ericsson CEO Explains How He’s Going to Connect the World to the Internet In an interview with Re/Code, Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg spoke about what is needed to connect the world to the Internet as hardware prices drop and mobile phones become more accessible. 4.2 Billion People Are Still Offline The world […]