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Windows 10 is Spying on You; Are Video Games Addictive?

Posted January 6th, 2016 at 11:08 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Microsoft Shows off What It Knows About Windows 10 Users If you ever had any doubts that Windows 10 collects all kinds of user data for Microsoft, then here’s proof. In a recent blog post, Microsoft revealed what it knows about its Windows 10 customers, including how many hours they spent with […]

LEGO Launches Robot-based Learning Kit; ‘That Dragon, Cancer’

Posted January 5th, 2016 at 11:27 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: LEGO Education Launches New Robot-based Learning System Forget the old way of learning. Kids today have more fun learning their sciences, and LEGO Education just jumped into the ring with a new kit it hopes will be added to school curricula. The kit includes a LEGO brick set, software and servos that will […]

2015: End of Cybersecurity, Rise of the Robots, Digital Amnesia

Posted January 1st, 2016 at 10:47 am (UTC-5)
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In many ways, 2015 saw the demise of cybersecurity as hackers violated website after website, taking security breaches to new levels and compromising the personal data of millions of users around the world. The year also witnessed the steady advance of robotics and artificial intelligence, frequently giving shape to the idea that the future might […]

Egypt Bans Facebook’s ‘Free Basics’; Twitter Under Fire for Diversity Pick

Posted December 31st, 2015 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Following India, Egypt Shuts Down Facebook’s ‘Free Basics’ Service Once again, Facebook’s efforts to provide free internet services are running into trouble in some parts of the world. Egypt on Wednesday joined India in temporarily banning the company’s Free Basics app. Critics argue the service violates net neutrality by favoring some websites […]

Toxic Web User Warnings; 2015 Technology in Review

Posted December 30th, 2015 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Vietnam Warns of ‘Toxic’ Web Use Ahead of Party Shakeup Using its new Facebook page, Vietnam’s government vows to tackle an anticipated increase in “toxic” activity on social media ahead of the country’s Communist Party congress in January. The Internet is hugely popular in Vietnam, used by nearly half of its 90-million-strong […]

Facebook, India Battle Over Free Internet; China’s Tech Transformation

Posted December 29th, 2015 at 11:03 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Battle Over Facebook’s Free Basics Internet Service Intensifies in India India’s net neutrality activists are on the war path as Facebook launches a new app that offers free internet service to users of the Reliance network in six Indian states. Save the Internet (STI) members argue that there are many ways to […]

How NORAD Tracks Santa

Posted December 25th, 2015 at 11:18 am (UTC-5)
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Millions of people tracked Santa’s travels around the globe this Christmas, thanks to NORAD Tracks Santa, a non-profit program that provides updates on his whereabouts with a bit of imagination, some tech wizardry, and a lot of heart. It all starts in early April, when NORAD – the North American Aerospace Defense Command – assembles […]

In 2016, Social Media, IoT to Dominate; Asia Startups Likely to Shine

Posted December 24th, 2015 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Technology Trends for 2016? IoT, Social Media Rule The Internet of Things (IoT) will take root in 2016, projects Mark Barrenechea, CEO of Enterprise Information Management firm OpenText. Barrenechea says IoT will become more prevalent in 2016 as social media dominate the world, becoming the new marketing avenues of choice. How Vulnerable IoT […]

Google Gives Vietnam’s Startups a Lift; X-ray Tech Becomes Reality

Posted December 22nd, 2015 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Google CEO’s Vietnam Visit Gives Hope to Local Startups Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who is visiting Vietnam, sees no reason why Vietnamese startups cannot be successful global players. Given time, he said Vietnamese startups can become stronger and learn from the experiences of their Indian counterparts before branching out of the country. […]