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Silicon Valley’s Gender Culture; GitHub vs. China; Drones on a Mission

Posted March 31st, 2015 at 2:19 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Women in Silicon Valley Objectified, Paid Less Than Male Counterparts Technology trade shows have a name for them: so-called booth babes, meaning scantily-dressed women hired to tout tech gadgets. Now, some associations are banning this culture, saying it is demeaning to women. Adding insult to injury, a recent study from research group […]

App for Ringing Ears; MusicGlove; Ethical Robots; Trust in Facebook?

Posted March 19th, 2015 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)

Today’s Tech Sightings:   Musical Glove Helps Stroke Patients Use Their Hands Again Part of the problem of rehabilitating stroke victims is that many of them don’t keep up their physical therapy. In an effort to change the situation, Nizan Friedman, founder of Flint Rehabilitation Devices, has come up with a wearable device called MusicGlove […]

Ebola Internet Access; Internet in Space; League of Legends Trojan

Posted January 21st, 2015 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Tech Firms Extend Internet Access to Help Ebola Treatment in Africa San Francisco-based non-profit, Inveneo, has launched a three-month initiative to connect 100 West African locations to the Internet to help fight the spread of Ebola. The group teamed up with Facebook’s data-science team to determine how to deploy its equipment in Sierra Leone, Guinea […]

Uganda’s Robotics Generation; 3D-Printed Buildings; Apple; Windows 10

Posted January 20th, 2015 at 2:37 pm (UTC-4)
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Robotics Revolution Hits Ugandan Classrooms Fundi Bots founder Solomon King Benge is betting that a new generation of Ugandans can develop creative skills and learn from robots how to solve real-world problems. His company offers robotics training in 15 schools in Kampala and Gulu in the north that let kids tinker with robotics parts and […]

Q&A: Robotics Workshop Scours Tech Scene for Ebola Tools

Posted November 7th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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As global efforts to contain Ebola accelerate, U.S. researchers and robotics experts are meeting (November 7) to identify tech solutions to protect health workers tackling Ebola, which has claimed more than 4,900 lives. The Workshop on Safety Robotics for Ebola Workers is a multi-location collaboration between Texas A&M University, the University of California at Berkley, […]