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E-Learning; Thailand’s Firewall; Apple’s Ghost; Killer Selfies

Posted September 22nd, 2015 at 8:30 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Khan Academy Brings Free Learning to Android The non-profit educational group, Khan Academy, is planning to release a dedicated Android app and a redesigned iPhone app for its online courses. The new apps include improved search and an offline learning mode, among other features that allow students to keep track of their […]

Selfie Drones Jump Into Safety, Privacy Debate

Posted September 4th, 2015 at 2:57 pm (UTC-4)
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A new breed of so-called selfie drones is making its debut as more and more drones take to the skies amid increasing concerns about safety and privacy. These small, devices, some of which are wearable, make it easier to launch a drone with the flick of a wrist to take a selfie or track and […]

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

Posted September 3rd, 2015 at 4:16 pm (UTC-4)
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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 […]

Intel Wireless Charging; Wikipedia; Android Malware; D&D

Posted September 2nd, 2015 at 3:56 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Intel Readying Charging Without Wires for Laptops Intel is looking to kill cabled charging with a new system to recharge laptops without a single wire in sight. The product is expected to launch sometime next year. The Case That Has Microsoft, Apple and Amazon Agreeing for Once Microsoft has lost two bouts […]

IFA 2015; Shifu; Windows’ Spying Tools; Adobe Flash

Posted September 1st, 2015 at 3:10 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Tech’s Biggest Names Descend on Berlin for IFA 2015 The Germany-based consumer electronics show, IFA is coming up this September 4, with participation from some of technology’s biggest brands. The show will feature an array of wearable technology and smart devices, large screens, virtual reality gadgets and a whole lot more. Here’s […]

Kim Jong Un; China Mobile Banking; Android’s ALPs; Privacy

Posted August 20th, 2015 at 3:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Kim Jong Un Has His Own Cellular Network According to a former technical director at North Korea’s cellular network Koryolink, Kim Jong Un and other high-ranking officials have their own private cellular network to secure their communications. The 3G network, according to the source, has its own algorithms and operating system. Many Apps […]

Hawking’s Voice; Google in Africa; Bitcoin Split?

Posted August 18th, 2015 at 3:55 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Stephen Hawking’s Voice Now Available as Open Source Software Intel is making astrophysicist Stephen Hawking’s distinctive voice available to the public for free. The technology developed for Hawking, who suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is called the Assistive Context-Aware Toolkit (ACAT). Intel will now make the source code open for people to […]

Facebook; HTC; Windows 10 Privacy; the Cult of Apple

Posted August 13th, 2015 at 3:07 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Facebook Axes Internship for Student Who Exposed Location Flaw Facebook did not appreciate an app created by enterprising Harvard student Aran Khanna that exploited a privacy flaw in Facebook’s Messenger. The flaw allowed Messenger to automatically share the location of users whenever they chatted. The plugin Khanna created allowed buddies to see […]

Privacy; China’s Online Police; OS X; Android Fragmentation

Posted August 5th, 2015 at 3:48 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Online Is Poised to Spread Europe’s highest court’s ruled more than a year ago that search engines had to give Internet users the “right to be forgotten” to help safeguard privacy. But some privacy and free speech advocates expect the controversial “right to be forgotten” to expand beyond […]

3-D Printed Drug; Mac Thunderstrike 2; Windows 10 Privacy

Posted August 4th, 2015 at 3:17 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: FDA Approves First 3-D Printed Drug Increasingly, 3-D printing has been leaving its mark in the fields of prosthetics, industrial parts and other areas. Now, Aprecia Pharmaceuticals has announced that the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its new 3-D-printed drug, SPRITAM, for the treatment of epilepsy. The company said it is the […]