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Tech Sightings, August 28, 2014

Posted August 28th, 2014 at 2:57 pm (UTC-4)
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Source: Microsoft CEO to Visit China Amid Antitrust Probe Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella is planning to visit China in late September, according to sources quoted by Reuters. The move comes amid ongoing Chinese government anti-trust probes of Microsoft and other Western companies. China Supplier of Samsung, Lenovo Denies Using Child Workers HEG Technology, a supplier […]

Tech Sightings, August 27, 2014

Posted August 27th, 2014 at 2:56 pm (UTC-4)
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Google to Launch Campus for Asian Startups in Seoul Google for Entrepreneurs is creating Asia’s first Google Campus in Seoul, where it will serve as a space for startups and entrepreneurs to host events and network. How Crowdfunding is Helping Female Technologists Break the Glass Ceiling A study by New York University’s Jason Greenberg and […]

Tech Sightings, August 26, 2014

Posted August 26th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Nine Incredible Science Projects by Brilliant Kids You won’t believe some of the innovations these kids have come up with – from flashlights that run on heat from a human hand, to a device for the hearing impaired to listen to music. Austin Nonprofit Builds ‘Microhouses’ for Homeless A Texas non-profit, Mobile Loaves & Fishes, […]

Tech Sightings, August 21, 2014

Posted August 21st, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Two Contracts Dispute Whether 18-Year-Old Zuckerberg Sold Half of Facebook to Scammer Criminal proceedings into Facebook ownership are focused on the legitimacy of a contract between an 18-year-old Mark Zuckerberg and a New York man who is facing charges of criminal fraud. The document, which is either forged and de facto useless, or worth billions of […]

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 19, 2014

Posted August 19th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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The Neuroscience-y Reason You Can’t Spot Your Own Typos Wondering why you missed that last typo? A University of Sheffield psychologist told Wired that people reading their own stuff look for meaning rather than the details that convey it. New Minecraft Mod Teaches You Code as You Play There’s always something that needs doing in […]

Tech Sightings, August 14, 2014

Posted August 14th, 2014 at 2:06 pm (UTC-4)
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Tech CEOs join the Ice Bucket Challenge What’s the Ice Bucket Challenge, you ask? The idea is that people dump a bucket of ice-cold water over their head and challenge others to do the same – all in the interest of helping raise awareness of Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS). This year’s challenge drew Facebook’s CEO […]

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, August 12, 2014

Posted August 12th, 2014 at 2:05 pm (UTC-4)
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African Women Begin to Break Down Tech Barriers Across Africa, more women are getting into the tech industry with the help of several non-profit groups that are equipping them with the necessary skills and means to get a foot in the door. But the male-dominated tech sector still makes it hard for these women to […]

Tech Sightings, August 7, 2014

Posted August 7th, 2014 at 2:15 pm (UTC-4)
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Can an African Virtual SIM Gamble Pay Off? The New Delhi-based Bharti Airtel, in a deal with UK-based Movirtu, hopes  to do away with handsets, which are often shared among family members in Africa. Using a technology called Movirtu Share, Airtel hopes that the shared family phone could benefit from its virtual SIM, which allows […]