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Internet Connectivity; Galaxy Flaw; Apple; a Zuckerberg Snapshot

Posted June 17th, 2015 at 3:31 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Airbus, OneWeb to Compete With Internet.org in Worldwide Internet Race The race to connect the world to the Internet is heating up with another company getting into the fray. OneWeb has a plan to bring satellite connectivity to billions of people around the globe in partnership with Airbus, which will build more […]

Oculus VR for Therapy; Cyberinsecurity; iCloud Bug; Foxconn Eyes India

Posted June 11th, 2015 at 3:16 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Oculus Virtual Reality Headset Finds Medical Uses Virtual Reality (VR) is great for gaming, but Jennifer Patterson, a University of Pittsburgh engineering student, used the Oculus prototype software to help treat soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. And she hopes her effort might show doctors and therapists the benefits of technology for […]

YouTube Kids; Gaming for Charity, Logjam; @POTUS; Mobile Malware

Posted May 20th, 2015 at 2:09 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: YouTube, Google Under Fire for Adult Content in Kids App U.S. consumer groups have updated a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission after finding adult-themed videos on the Google-owned YouTube Kids app for Android and iOS. Google was already criticized in April for allowing ads to mix with content geared for kids. […]

Smartphones Detect Cancer; Venom Fixed; Apple Watch Flaw

Posted May 14th, 2015 at 2:47 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Smartphones Can Detect Eye Cancer Believe it or not, smartphones can actually diagnose Retinoblastoma, a rare type of aggressive eye cancer that develops as a tumor in the retina and almost exclusively affects children. Those suffering from this disease often have a white glow around their pupils that shows up when photographed with […]

YouTube Turns 10; Video Sharing Wars; ‘Project Fi’; PC Graveyards

Posted April 23rd, 2015 at 2:10 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: YouTube Marks 10 Years of Uploads With New Studios for Filmmakers A decade after its launch, YouTube still gets billions of views each day. To improve content, YouTube is investing in “YouTube Spaces,” or studios similar to what it has in Tokyo that give filmmakers access to everything they need to create […]

Ad Malware; Ozzie the Goose; IoT Insecurity; Microsoft Mobile Payments

Posted April 8th, 2015 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Malicious, Large-Scale Google Ad Campaign Slams Users With Malware Researchers with Dutch security company Fox-IT found that advertisements distributed by Engage Lab, one of Google’s advertising partners in Bulgaria, redirect users to the Web-based Nuclear Exploit Kit. This particular exploit attempts to install malware on users’ computers by targeting vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash […]

Ramnit Botnet Busted; Lenovo Hacked; Beijing Drops Apple; Vivec Wadhwa

Posted February 26th, 2015 at 2:48 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: ‘State of Connectivity’ Says  Most World Population Not Online A new report from Facebook Newsroom said Internet adoption is slowing down, with only 6.6 percent of the population getting connected in 2014, compared to the 2010 record of 14.7 percent. The report estimated that up to 3 billion people will go online […]

Apple’s Car Buzz; Robot Ethics; Impossible Malware?

Posted February 17th, 2015 at 2:38 pm (UTC-4)
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Google Exec: Digital Media Could Vanish Remember the LP and the cassette player? Or the Floppy Disk? Looking back, it seems as if these gadgets became obsolete a very long time ago. With the stunning speed of technological progress, though, even newer gadgets are at risk of becoming passé just as quickly. Google’s Vice President, […]

Uganda’s Robotics Generation; 3D-Printed Buildings; Apple; Windows 10

Posted January 20th, 2015 at 2:37 pm (UTC-4)
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Robotics Revolution Hits Ugandan Classrooms Fundi Bots founder Solomon King Benge is betting that a new generation of Ugandans can develop creative skills and learn from robots how to solve real-world problems. His company offers robotics training in 15 schools in Kampala and Gulu in the north that let kids tinker with robotics parts and […]

Internet’s Missing Second; Skeleton Key; Android Exploits; iPhone Addiction

Posted January 13th, 2015 at 2:18 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: ‘Leap Second’ Threatens to Break the Internet According to the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service announced, the Earth’s rotation has slowed by a second. That means the planet — and its computer systems that will have to grapple with this issue – need an extra second to catch up. This is […]