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Gaza Startups Catch Silicon Valley’s Eye; China Snubs Pokemon GO

Posted January 10th, 2017 at 1:28 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Gaza Is Attracting Attention of Silicon Valley The Gaza Strip, more often closed to the world than not, has one of the highest unemployment rates and myriads of everyday problems, not the least of which is an unreliable power supply. But the strip is undergoing a bit of a tech evolution as […]

The Question of Robot Safety; Banking Trojan GozNym Eyes Europe

Posted April 26th, 2016 at 11:41 am (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Robots May Be Able to Lift, Drive, Chat, but Are They Safe? Robots are slowly taking up support roles to care for the elderly, chat with children, or navigate a driverless car, to name a few functions. But so far, many questions surrounding the safety of these assistants remain unanswered. Massachusetts Institute […]

Gaza Hacks VoIP; Postcards From North Korea; Java Turns 20; 3-D Printing

Posted May 21st, 2015 at 2:10 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Stuck in Gaza, Hackers Open Lines to the World Tech-savvy Gazans isolated from the rest of the world by an Israeli and Egyptian blockade are now using Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) hacking to rout international calls for a fee. The practice requires dedicated servers to collect as many IP addresses as […]