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Tech Sightings, September 2, 2014

Posted September 2nd, 2014 at 2:21 pm (UTC-4)
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The Cult of Xiaomi Seeks World Domination Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi grabbed14% share of the smartphone market in the second quarter of this year, after outselling even Apple. And the events the company hosts to encourage and reward its fans are creating something of a rock concert feel that might make Xiaomi’s advance in the […]

Kaspersky: Asia Pacific Users Most Targeted in Cyberspace

Posted August 29th, 2014 at 2:07 pm (UTC-4)
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Asia Pacific social media users are a curious lot. They tolerate the world’s highest incidences of malware, cyber attacks and cybercrime, yet shrug off security precautions as a gimmick, based on the assumption that these types of things only happen to other people. This is the picture that emerges from Kaspersky Lab‘s global Consumer Security […]

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, […]

Black Girls Code Adds Color to Tech Scene – Q&A with Kimberly Bryant

Posted June 27th, 2014 at 2:28 pm (UTC-4)
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The lack of diversity in Silicon Valley’s mostly white, mostly male workforce has attracted a lot of scrutiny and criticism in recent months. But even if criticism is warranted, the problem originates elsewhere – in early education. That realization has driven several tech companies to action. Among them is Google, whose $50 million Made with […]

Can Technology Boost Mine Safety?

Posted June 6th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Technological progress has enhanced mine safety significantly in recent years. But tragedies still occur. A recent mine explosion and fire in Turkey killed at least 301 coal miners, while a mine collapse in Chile in 2010 trapped 33 miners underground for a record 69 days. It took a massive rescue effort, sheer determination, ingenuity and […]

Tech Sightings, June 5, 2014

Posted June 5th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Tech Has Key Role to Play in Climate Change Battle Apart from political solutions to climate challenges, technology can help in reducing emissions, for example. Carbon capture and storage allows plants to burn the same amount of coal without the pollutants. Wide-scale implementation, though, might be a major challenge. Next-Gen Tech Featured at Asia’s Computex […]

New Technologies Bolster Autism Therapies

Posted May 2nd, 2014 at 2:21 pm (UTC-4)
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Technology is a work in progress. It might not have all the answers to humanity’s problems, but it can go a long way toward alleviating some of them. Such is the case with the autism spectrum disorder, a group of brain development disorders characterized by difficulties in communication, social interaction and repetitive behavior that has […]

Tech Sightings, April 22, 2014

Posted April 22nd, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Children Use Minecraft to Redesign the Real World Block by Block, a partnership between the United Nations Human Settlements Program and Minecraft developer Mojang, is an initiative that allows young people to design and upgrade 300 public spaces by 2016. The program has yielded several pilot projects, the first of which is an informal settlement in […]

Tech Sightings, April 17, 2014

Posted April 17th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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‘Titanic’ Director Cameron’s Mini Robot Probes May Aid Malaysian Jet Quest Film director and deep-sea explorer James Cameron says robot probes used on the wreck of the Titanic could investigate debris from the missing Malaysian jet once it’s located. The miniaturized probes could help explore larger structures of the plane, if found. Singapore Broker Urges […]