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Coding for Kids; Coursera; Google in India; Internet TV

Posted September 22nd, 2015 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Coding for Kids Makes Sense, Needs More Than Just Classrooms Coding is becoming increasingly popular to create a new generation of young programmers, with some countries already requiring coding classes in public schools. But the effort faces some challenges, including teacher availability and new approaches to teaching. Google Tips ‘Nanodegree’ Program for […]

Generation Z; Twitter Bias; Apple’s Event

Posted September 8th, 2015 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Survey Suggests Generation Z Will Cause Trouble in the Workplace What is Generation Z, you ask? According to a study commissioned by Ricoh UK, this is the generation of tech-savvy people aged 19 or younger who are entering the workplace. Up to 63 percent of older workers expect this influx to cause […]

Data Access Fight; 3-D Printing the Bronze Age; Mobile Dominance

Posted September 3rd, 2015 at 4:16 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: How Microsoft’s Data Case Could Unravel the US Tech Industry Backed by a host of tech giants, Microsoft again heads to court next week to fight a U.S. Department of Justice search warrant seeking to access data stored in Ireland in a case related to international drugs. The case will determine if […]

Cuba on the Web; Indonesia’s Poaching Games; Mobile Addicts

Posted August 27th, 2015 at 3:04 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Cuba’s Internet Dilemma: How to Emerge From Web’s Stone Age Cuba is finding its way to the Internet highway the rest of the world has been using, albeit very slowly. The challenge now is for the country to embrace the Internet as a vital tool for business and commerce and a host […]

Tech in Ghana; IoT Privacy; Mobile Churn; Lenovo

Posted August 12th, 2015 at 3:06 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Simple Technology Offers Rural Ghana Communities Powerful Communications In Suke, a remote village in northern Ghana, American entrepreneur Cliff Schmidt and local technologist Andy Bayor have found a way to help communities access services not provided locally. Equipped with Talking Book devices, villagers can access agricultural content, health and social messages for […]

Mobile Extends Reach, Potential of Distance Learning

Posted August 7th, 2015 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Distance education is increasingly becoming available to mobile users, both as an alternative and a compliment to structured learning. Some educators hope it could even level the global skills gap. But that remains a work in progress. Open universities that offer MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses with content from participating universities are not new. […]

Three-D Printing; App Fraud; Asia Eyes US Gaming Market

Posted July 23rd, 2015 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: India Needs China’s 3-D Printing Construction Technology Now Building a house in India takes about six months, on average. But recently, a Chinese company put together a 3-D-printed house in a matter of three hours. Writer Abhimanyu Ghoshal argues that India could use this technology to pare down the time it needs […]

Asia Mobile Growth; Toshiba Crisis; Twitter, Digital Attack Map

Posted July 21st, 2015 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: APAC to Reach Two Billion Unique Smartphone Users by 2019 A new Forrester report said the Asia-Pacific region will have two billion unique smartphone users by 2019, accounting for 83 percent of the total unique mobile subscriber base. The number of smartphones in the region passed one billion last year. Toshiba CEO […]

Tech Devices Displace Memory, Boost Digital Amnesia

Posted July 10th, 2015 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Digital devices have become where we keep many of the vital pieces of our lives – snapshots once relegated to photo albums, contact information that used to be committed to memory or recorded in address books, even sensitive records kept in filing cabinets. All it takes is one careless moment for all those digitally-stored ‘memories’ […]

China’s Privacy Law; Gender on Facebook, Google; Mobile Addiction

Posted July 8th, 2015 at 3:32 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: China’s Draft Cybersecurity Law Could Boost Censorship A draft cybersecurity law just published by China’s parliament boosts privacy protection from hackers and information peddlers, but strengthens government powers to obtain records and block information that might be deemed illegal under Chinese law. The move could have significant implications for Internet service providers […]