Showing Archived Posts

Tech Sightings, July 15, 2014

Posted July 15th, 2014 at 2:01 pm (UTC-4)
Leave a comment

Child-Selling Story Underlines Tension as China Opens Up to Video Games This is not the first story coming out of China about a couple selling their child to fund virtual items in free-to-play games. But the subject is touchy in a country that has tended to view video gaming as a cultural intrusion and might […]

Tech Sightings, July 10, 2014

Posted July 10th, 2014 at 2:25 pm (UTC-4)
Leave a comment

How a Paralyzed Man Moved His Fingers With His Mind Ian Burkhart, paralyzed from the elbows down since he broke his neck four years ago when diving into deceptively shallow water, was told that he would never use his arms again. But just last month, he moved his right hand just by thinking about it […]

Tech Sightings, July 9, 2014

Posted July 9th, 2014 at 2:24 pm (UTC-4)
Leave a comment

Apple Loses China Patent Case, Separate Suit Against Apple Continues A Beijing court upheld the validity of a patent held by a Chinese company, which is now cleared to pursue an infringement case against Apple. Apple went to court to argue that Zhizhen Internet Technology and China’s State Intellectual Property Office had invalid patents to […]

Tech Sightings, July 8, 2014

Posted July 8th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
Leave a comment

Jack Ma’s Journey to Build Alibaba Was Full of Crazy Alibaba founder Jack Ma, an English teacher, went on to start an e-commerce business that is able to take on global multi-billion-dollar companies.This is the subject of a new movie titled “Crocodile in the Yangtze” that offers a comprehensive look at the journey that lead […]

Tech Sightings, July 3, 2014

Posted July 3rd, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
Leave a comment

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 2, 2014

Posted July 2nd, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
Leave a comment

The Line Between Wearable Technology and Prosthetics is Blurring Wearable technology is increasingly augmenting the human senses through hearing, sight and smell aids. But how far will technology go before the lines are blurred? 3-D Printed Fabric Made of Yarn Can Stop a Knife A student at London’s Royal College of Art has developed a […]

Tech Sightings, July 1, 2014

Posted July 1st, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
Leave a comment

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 26, 2014

Posted June 26th, 2014 at 2:26 pm (UTC-4)
Leave a comment

What Developers Need To Know About Android L Google’s latest mobile operating system, Android L, which is available to developers as a preview version, could be the biggest Android update ever. The new release changes the way Android operates in fundamental ways that developers working with the Android OS will probably want to know. New […]

Tech Sightings, June 25, 2014

Posted June 25th, 2014 at 2:27 pm (UTC-4)
Leave a comment

Intel Introduces ‘Jimmy,’ First Member of a Family of 3D-Printed Robot Kits ‘Jimmy,’ the first member of a family of robot kits for 3D printers developed by Intel, is due for release in September. The chipmaker hopes that enthusiasts will be willing to develop more functionality for the robots to carry out various daily activities. […]

Tech Sightings, June 24, 2014

Posted June 24th, 2014 at 2:25 pm (UTC-4)
Leave a comment

Nineteen Year-Old Dies After Abuse in Chinese ‘Internet Rehab’ In China, where Internet addiction is now categorized as a mental illness, a 19-year-old student recently died at a so-called Internet-addiction recovery camp in Henan province. The girl was allegedly struck and kicked repeatedly. An autopsy showed she died from skull injuries and brain damage. ‘Bionic […]