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Tech Sightings, April 16, 2014

Posted April 16th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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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 18, 2014

Posted March 18th, 2014 at 2:18 pm (UTC-4)
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The African Version of Amazon Will Emerge From Nigeria Not to be outdone by Amazon, African companies in East Africa are also experimenting with a drone initiative that uses large cargo robots in a race around Mount Kenya to deliver and collect payloads. That initiative faces many challenges, though, and the future “African Amazons” are […]

Tech Sightings, March 12, 2014

Posted March 12th, 2014 at 2:51 pm (UTC-4)
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The $100,000 Device That Could Have Solved Missing Plane Mystery The search continues for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370; and the full story will only be known once the flight recorder is found. But a Canadian company already has the technology to fit a plane with a device that can stream crucial flight information to the […]

Tech Sightings, February 12, 2014

Posted February 12th, 2014 at 3:20 pm (UTC-4)
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 Microsoft Denies Accusations of Censorship on Bing Outside China According to a China-based freedom of speech advocacy blog, Bing has been filtering out  English and Chinese search results for politically-sensitive terms – a charge Microsoft denies. Japan Sees Record 12.8 Billion Cyberattacks Japan’s state-run National Institute of Information and Communications Technology reports that  cyberattacks originating […]

Tech Sightings, January 30, 2013

Posted January 30th, 2014 at 4:44 pm (UTC-4)
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Lenovo Faces Chance to Become Rare PC Maker Successful in Phones Chinese company Lenovo’s US$2.9 billion deal to buy Motorola Mobility from Google could position Lenovo to become one of rare PC makers with handset businesses. Related: Lenovo Buys Google’s Handset Business for $2.91B South Africa Demonstrates Algae-to-Energy Technology A demonstration by the Nelson Mandela […]

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