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Tech Sightings, May 20, 2014

Posted May 20th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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What is Tech Doing to Children’s Brains? Thousands of UK children are being recruited for the Study of Cognition, Adolescents and Mobile Phones, or SCAMP – the world’s largest study on the impact mobile phones have on memory and attention span. The project will examine whether mobiles and other wireless devices affect children’s ability to […]

Tech Sightings, May 14, 2014

Posted May 14th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Samsung Apologizes for Sick, Dying Workers in Its Factories Samsung apologized this week for not taking action to help sickened workers in some of its factories. Some of the workers died from their illnesses. One of the company’s CEOs said in a press conference a third-party agency will determine the amount of compensation the families […]

Tech Sightings, May 8, 2014

Posted May 8th, 2014 at 2:29 pm (UTC-5)
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 Mobile Internet Shakes up Stodgy China Industries China is witnessing a sea of change triggered by consumers shifting their Internet surfing to tablets and smartphones. Around 81 percent of China’s 618 million Internet users go online wirelessly; and the country’s tech companies are scrambling to meet the need with mobile-friendly services. Amazon, Netflix, Tech Giants […]

Tech Sightings, April 29, 2014

Posted April 29th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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New Restrictions From China Cause Bitcoin’s Price to Drop Again The People’s Bank of China reportedly warned financial institutions to restrict access to bitcoin exchanges. Following the news, yesterday’s international bitcoin price dropped by around $40 in a few hours. Future Agricultures, University of Sussex Launch Online African Farmer Game African Farmer is a free, open […]

Tech Sightings, April 15, 2014

Posted April 15th, 2014 at 2:53 pm (UTC-5)
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Are Touchscreens Melting Your Kid’s Brain? Touchscreens continue to proliferate, but researchers know very little about what effect they might have on children. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, kids under the age of two should not be using touchscreens, while older kids should limit use to two hours. Heartbleed Heartache: This Was Not […]

Tech Sightings, April 9, 2014

Posted April 9th, 2014 at 2:23 pm (UTC-5)
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New ‘Heartbleed’ Bug Poses Major Threat to User Data A new type of bug that affects a widely used Web encryption technology has made data on many of the world’s major websites vulnerable to theft by hackers. How to Protect Yourself from the ‘Heartbleed’ Bug The natural response to the Heartbleed Bug might be the […]

Tech Sightings, April 8, 2014

Posted April 8th, 2014 at 2:22 pm (UTC-5)
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Scientists Develop Optical Diode that Can Lead to Faster Computers Running on Light Scientists at the Washington University of St. Louis (WUSTL) have created the first optical diode – a breakthrough toward building the first light-based computer. The Emerging Dark Side of Social Networks Social networks like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, which have been credited […]

Tech Sightings, April 1, 2014

Posted April 1st, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Women, Impeded By Social Norms, Still Don’t Get IT Non-profit organization Catalyst says only 14.6 percent of executive officer positions in Fortune 500 companies last year were held by women. This number hasn’t budged much in four years; and the same is true at startup companies and social media firms. But the problem might actually […]

Can Wireless Electricity Power the World?

Posted March 28th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Remember the last time you wanted to recharge your cellphone only to discover that you forgot the electric cord somewhere else? And if you are hopelessly dependent on your cellphone and there is no replacement charger in sight, then you have a problem. It doesn’t have to be that way, says Massachusetts Institute of Technology […]

Tech Sightings, March 26, 2013

Posted March 26th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Most US Workplaces Today Still Lag in Gender Equality A study conducted by Cornell University had researchers submit more than 1,000 fake resumes to real job openings. The resumes had identical credentials, but varied on gender and whether or not the candidate had children. The fake male candidates with children were found the most hireable, […]