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Tech Sightings, July 3, 2014

Posted July 3rd, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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IeSF Removes Male-only Restriction from its e-Sports Tournaments Traditionally a male dominated industry, the International e-Sports Federation removed its ‘male-only’ Hearthstone qualifier for e-sports tournaments. In a statement released yesterday, they announced the creation of two event categories: ‘Open for All’ genders, and events reserved for women. Facebook Experiments Had Few Limits Until recently, Facebook’s […]

Tech Sightings, July 1, 2014

Posted July 1st, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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AP Using Robots To Write Earnings Reports Can they do that? AP says it has started using “automation technology” or robots to write quarterly earnings summaries for about 4,400 companies. Normally, AP reports on earnings reports from about 300 companies. A New Map of Palm Oil Plantations Could Help Save Rainforests Malysian and Indonesian rainforests […]

Tech Sightings, June 5, 2014

Posted June 5th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Tech Has Key Role to Play in Climate Change Battle Apart from political solutions to climate challenges, technology can help in reducing emissions, for example. Carbon capture and storage allows plants to burn the same amount of coal without the pollutants. Wide-scale implementation, though, might be a major challenge. Next-Gen Tech Featured at Asia’s Computex […]

Tech Sightings, May 28, 2014

Posted May 28th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Can Twitter End World Hunger? The Global Poverty Project has once again challenged fundraisers to live below the poverty line for five days to mark World Hunger Day. While many charities have tweeted the effort, it remains unclear how social media, which is becoming increasingly pervasive, can help end world hunger. What Fog Can Do […]

Tech Sightings, April 30, 2014

Posted April 30th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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‘Dark Wallet’ Is About to Make Bitcoin Money Laundering Easier Government regulators’ worst fears are about to come true. After spending the past year trying to prevent cryptocurrency from becoming money launderers’ currency of choice, a group of coders announced a new product called Dark Wallet, a bitcoin application that protects users’ identities and could […]

Tech Sightings, April 22, 2014

Posted April 22nd, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Children Use Minecraft to Redesign the Real World Block by Block, a partnership between the United Nations Human Settlements Program and Minecraft developer Mojang, is an initiative that allows young people to design and upgrade 300 public spaces by 2016. The program has yielded several pilot projects, the first of which is an informal settlement in […]

Tech Sightings, April 10, 2014

Posted April 10th, 2014 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Facebook to Pull Messages from App With the acquisition of WhatsApp, Facebook will soon begin pulling chat messages out of its primary apps in hopes of “…help[ing] connect everyone in the world.” Why You Should Treat Customer Care Like it’s Your Core Product With the click of a finger, consumers seemingly have unlimited control to identify […]

Tech Sightings, April 8, 2014

Posted April 8th, 2014 at 2:22 pm (UTC-5)
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Scientists Develop Optical Diode that Can Lead to Faster Computers Running on Light Scientists at the Washington University of St. Louis (WUSTL) have created the first optical diode – a breakthrough toward building the first light-based computer. The Emerging Dark Side of Social Networks Social networks like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, which have been credited […]

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, March 26, 2013

Posted March 26th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Most US Workplaces Today Still Lag in Gender Equality A study conducted by Cornell University had researchers submit more than 1,000 fake resumes to real job openings. The resumes had identical credentials, but varied on gender and whether or not the candidate had children. The fake male candidates with children were found the most hireable, […]