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Tech Sightings, December 31, 2013

Posted December 31st, 2013 at 4:27 pm (UTC-4)
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How to Get the Most Battery Life from your Android Device If your Android device is powered on all of the time, you may well find that you run out of juice before the end of the day. Though batteries in such devices are getting more powerful, so are the features and apps that run […]

Tech Sightings, December 26, 2013

Posted December 26th, 2013 at 2:30 pm (UTC-4)
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China Approves Pilot to Open Mobile Telecoms Market, Boost Competition China has approved a pilot scheme allowing private companies to piggy back on the country’s three dominant telecommunications providers to offer own-brand mobile services, opening the world’s largest mobile phone market to increased competition. From Twitter to Tinder: Social Media’s Biggest Hits and Misses of […]

Tech Sightings, December 25, 2013

Posted December 25th, 2013 at 2:30 pm (UTC-4)
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A New Use for Coal: Glowing Nanodots All that coal found in the stockings of naughty children today could be a source of cheap, nontoxic fluorescent nanoparticles useful for biomedicine. Apple Fined $670,000 In Taiwan For Price Fixing Another one of these little stories that show the difficulty that multinationals have around the world. What […]

Tech Sightings, December 24, 2013

Posted December 24th, 2013 at 2:30 pm (UTC-4)
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Apple Still Has a China Problem Apple’s landmark deal with China Mobile gives it access to more than 700 million new cell phone customers – a staggering number. But it still has a long way to go before it’s a power player in the world’s biggest market for smartphones. Bill Gates Invests In The Urine […]

Tech Sightings, December 19, 2013

Posted December 19th, 2013 at 5:28 pm (UTC-4)
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Bill Gates Surprises Reddit User With Secret Santa Gifts A Reddit user likely didn’t expect much when she joined the site’s Secret Santa program. But a seven- pound package from “Bill” turned into a Christmas miracle. Nigeria: Airtel, Google Give Customers Free Internet Service Leading telecommunications service provider, Airtel Nigeria and Google launched a unique […]

Tech Sightings, December 17, 2013

Posted December 17th, 2013 at 2:30 pm (UTC-4)
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New Smartphone-Controlled Device Lifts Heavy Objects A new smartphone-controlled device that can lift heavy items – weighing up to 23 kg – with just the push of a button has been developed in the US. The myLifter device is controlled via an app on your smartphone and can lift heavy objects despite its small size. […]

Tech Sightings, December 12, 2013

Posted December 12th, 2013 at 4:20 pm (UTC-4)
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The Verge 50 – The 50 People who Changed Our Lives This Year 2013 has been a year of revelations, disclosures, heartbreaking losses, and thrilling wins. A year of changes. But most of all, it’s been a year when it was never more clear that just a single person could change the way we all […]

Tech Sightings, December 11, 2013

Posted December 11th, 2013 at 4:19 pm (UTC-4)
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Study: Incessant Instagramming Keeps You from Remembering Things According to researchers at Fairfield University, people who rely on their cameras to capture every moment of an event are not fully immersed in it themselves and so are less likely to remember it. Kenya: Remote Borehole Pump Monitoring to Transform Water Supply in Remote Areas Kenyan […]

Tech Sightings, December 10, 2013

Posted December 10th, 2013 at 4:19 pm (UTC-4)
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Three Reasons Bitcoins Aren’t in Your Wallet Yet Security and flexibility of the virtual currency are among several big challenges, experts say. Google Cancels Plans for a $300 Million Data Center in Hong Kong The Hong Kong site – which was estimated to cost $300 million – would have complimented data centers that are being […]

Tech Sightings, December 5, 2013

Posted December 5th, 2013 at 8:01 pm (UTC-4)
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How Your Game Can Change the World A piece that explores a number of social impact games to see what they might teach about designing games to have a more positive impact on the world. Four Reasons Why Video Games are Good for Your Health (According to American Psychological Association) A new paper in American […]