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Tech Sightings, June 17, 2014

Posted June 17th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Apple Opens Applications for $100 million Program to Boost Tech in Schools Apple’s CEO Tim Cook is soliciting applications for its part of a White House initiative to improve connectivity and technology in schools. The initiative aims to get 95 percent of American students on high-speed networks by 2019. Cyberprotesters Target Brazil’s Digital Government Infrastructure […]

Tech Sightings, June 12, 2014

Posted June 12th, 2014 at 2:13 pm (UTC-5)
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Wearable Technology Sets Trend at Mobile Asia Expo San-Francisco-based Fitbit is launching its products in China this month as the popularity of its wearable health technologies continues to surge. South African Entrepreneurs Create Solar-Powered Android Tablet The Millbug Vuya is a solar-powered tablet developed by South African entrepreneurs Sabelo Sibanda and Thulisile Volwana. Using the latest […]

Tech Sightings, May 22, 2014

Posted May 22nd, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Bitcoin Shows Signs of Stability as It Reaches $500 Passing the symbolic $500 mark for the first time in a month, Bitcoin seems to be stabilizing after months of turmoil. But the jump looks like it was spurred by a significant transaction from wealthy individuals tied to the system.. Do Mobile Heart Rate Monitors Actually […]

Wearable Devices Raise Privacy Concerns

Posted April 25th, 2014 at 2:36 pm (UTC-5)
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Wearable devices such as Fitbit or Google Glass are raising concerns over their data recording features. And while some are finding a niche in sports, health and other professional sectors, privacy advocates say there are serious implications associated with many of these devices that should have been taken into account during their development. “Some of […]

Tech Sightings, April 16, 2014

Posted April 16th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Mt. Gox Files for Liquidation Citing rehabilitation issues, Mt. Gox asked a Tokyo-based court for permission to close its doors, thereby abandoning any plans to rebuild its business under bankruptcy protection in Japan and the United States. A Kinder, Gentler Robot is Coming MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory is experimenting with the first […]

Tech Sightings, March 27, 2014

Posted March 27th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Tomorrow’s Cargo Ships Will Use Augmented Reality to Sail the Seas The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Rolls-Royce says operating ships by remote control is already a possibility; and there are plans to deploy the first remotely-operated ship as early as next year. NASA Crowdsources New Spacesuit Design As of Wednesday morning, More […]

Tech Sightings, February 18, 2014

Posted February 18th, 2014 at 4:12 pm (UTC-5)
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Africa: Toilets, Trash and Social Status – the Top 10 Emergency Hygiene Challenges A 2013 survey features the most urgent needs in emergency water, sanitation and hygiene promotion services in Africa presented by more than 900 beneficiaries. Food Tech Startup Gobbles Up $23 million in Funding Up to $30 million has been invested in Hampton […]

Tech Sightings, January 22, 2014

Posted January 22nd, 2014 at 4:42 pm (UTC-5)
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Bill Gates Talks to TIME About the Three Myths of Global Aid Bill Gates says improvements in the human condition have laid the foundation for improvements in their entire societies. He tells Time why a reduction in child mortality hasn’t led to population The Elevator that Learns to Read Minds Microsoft researchers use a Microsoft Kinect […]