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Tech Diversity; Wearable Computers; IoT Privacy Risks

Posted January 7th, 2015 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Intel Announces $300 Million Tech Diversity Initiative Given the bleak diversity numbers that keep coming out of Silicon Valley, Chip giant Intel has pledged $300 million over the next five years to increase diversity in its workforce to include more women and minorities. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said in a speech at […]

‘The Interview’ Cyberwar; 3D-Printing Cancer; Apple in Russia

Posted December 17th, 2014 at 2:04 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Not Even North Korea Can Stop the Internet Those behind the devastating hack attack that targeted Sony Pictures Entertainment have also threatened violence against theaters showing the movie The Interview. To thwart that group’s effort to prevent people from seeing the picture, which centers around an assassination plot against North Korean leader […]

EU Wants Google to ‘Forget’ US Citizens; Regin; 3-D Printing

Posted November 26th, 2014 at 2:24 pm (UTC-4)
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Tech Sightings today: Google Pushed to Extend ‘Forgotten’ Requests to US After two days of meetings, EU data protection chiefs drafted rules that now require Google to extend the right to be forgotten beyond Europe to the United States to allow U.S. residents to submit privacy requests to Google if they are unhappy with their […]

Sony Hijacked? Killer Technology; EU vs. Google and More

Posted November 25th, 2014 at 2:02 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Tech’s Gender Gap Wasn’t Always So Bad. Here’s How It Got Worse A filmmaker whose daughter wanted to drop out of her computer science major because she was one of only two girls attending resulted in a documentary about gender inequality in the U.S. tech and science sectors. The film, called CODE: […]

Tech Sightings, October 14, 2014

Posted October 14th, 2014 at 1:49 pm (UTC-4)
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Mark Zuckerberg, Wife Priscilla Donate $25M to Fight Ebola Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have announced that they have made a donation of $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to help fight Ebola, the deadly virus that has claimed more than 4,000 lives and continues to spread. While […]

Tech Sightings, September 17, 2014

Posted September 17th, 2014 at 2:33 pm (UTC-4)
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Middle-School Dropout Codes Clever Chat Program That Foils NSA Spying John Brooks, a coder who dropped out of school at the age of 13, first created Ricochet, an encrypted instant messaging program, as a hobby. After the Snowden leaks about U.S. intelligence spying came to light, Brooks realized that he has the solution that can […]

Tech Sightings, August 20, 2014

Posted August 20th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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BrightSource Solar Plant Sets Birds on Fire Federal investigators are urging a California company to put on hold its plans to expand an energy plant that concentrates solar energy to produce steam after watching birds caught between the plant’s mirrors and boilers ignite in mid air – on an average of one every two minutes. […]

Tech Sightings, August 13, 2014

Posted August 13th, 2014 at 2:06 pm (UTC-4)
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 Google Opens Up Classroom Tool for Teachers Worldwide Google’s Classroom Project, which just completed its first phase, is an online tool designed to encourage teachers to use its services to assign and collect work online. The service is now open for all Google Apps for Education users. Apple: Mostly Men, Mostly White Apple’s statistics on […]

Tech Sightings, July 17, 2014

Posted July 17th, 2014 at 2:03 pm (UTC-4)
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Africa’s Inventors Struggle to Protect Patents Hampered by Africa’s long, expensive patent registration process and weak court system, many  inventors are working covertly to protect their ideas from copycats. Some Universities Crack Code in Drawing Women to Computer Science U.S. universities that have seen women making a comeback in the fields of science and technology […]

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