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Autism Groups Look to Tech for Help; China Unveils Zapping Robocop

Posted April 27th, 2016 at 11:16 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Autism Advocates Look to Tech but Cash Is Tight Technology could hold the key to help individuals with the autism spectrum disorder, but autism advocates lack the funds to pursue this avenue. Parents and advocates hope apps, robots and wearable devices can open up the world to autistic children and help them […]

The Question of Robot Safety; Banking Trojan GozNym Eyes Europe

Posted April 26th, 2016 at 11:41 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Robots May Be Able to Lift, Drive, Chat, but Are They Safe? Robots are slowly taking up support roles to care for the elderly, chat with children, or navigate a driverless car, to name a few functions. But so far, many questions surrounding the safety of these assistants remain unanswered. Massachusetts Institute […]

VTech Under Fire; Apple’s Awkward Battery Case Raises Eyebrows

Posted December 8th, 2015 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: VTech Slammed for ‘Unforgivable’ Security Lapse Toy maker VTech is in the crosshairs following the November hack attack that compromised account data for more than six million kids in the company’s app store. Some experts claim a lot of the stolen information was available online for a while before it was taken […]

AI Boss; Apple iMessages; Amazon; McAfee for President?

Posted September 9th, 2015 at 3:39 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Meet the New Boss: The World’s First Artificial-Intelligence Manager? Japanese multinational conglomerate Hitachi recently started an experiment to determine the efficiency of Artificial Intelligence (AI). To that end, it appointed the first AI manager to run a warehouse staffed by humans. The AI chief coaxed an 8 percent increase in efficiency among […]

Tech Sightings, August 12, 2014

Posted August 12th, 2014 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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African Women Begin to Break Down Tech Barriers Across Africa, more women are getting into the tech industry with the help of several non-profit groups that are equipping them with the necessary skills and means to get a foot in the door. But the male-dominated tech sector still makes it hard for these women to […]