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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, May 1, 2014

Posted May 1st, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Google Moves to Kill off URL in New Version of Chrome The URL field is missing from the address bar in the latest version of Google’s Chrome browser. In its place is Google’s search box. The company is currently testing the change with the next incarnation of its browser, Chrome 36. Wonder-Material Graphene Could Be […]

Tech Sightings, April 30, 2014

Posted April 30th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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‘Dark Wallet’ Is About to Make Bitcoin Money Laundering Easier Government regulators’ worst fears are about to come true. After spending the past year trying to prevent cryptocurrency from becoming money launderers’ currency of choice, a group of coders announced a new product called Dark Wallet, a bitcoin application that protects users’ identities and could […]

Tech Sightings, April 29, 2014

Posted April 29th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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New Restrictions From China Cause Bitcoin’s Price to Drop Again The People’s Bank of China reportedly warned financial institutions to restrict access to bitcoin exchanges. Following the news, yesterday’s international bitcoin price dropped by around $40 in a few hours. Future Agricultures, University of Sussex Launch Online African Farmer Game African Farmer is a free, open […]

Wearable Devices Raise Privacy Concerns

Posted April 25th, 2014 at 2:36 pm (UTC-4)
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Wearable devices such as Fitbit or Google Glass are raising concerns over their data recording features. And while some are finding a niche in sports, health and other professional sectors, privacy advocates say there are serious implications associated with many of these devices that should have been taken into account during their development. “Some of […]

Tech Sightings, April 24, 2014

Posted April 24th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Big Tech Companies Offer Millions to Help With Heartbleed Crisis Amazon.com, Cisco Systems, Facebook, Google, IBM, Intel Corp and Microsoft are among the world’s biggest technology companies that have agreed to donate millions of dollars to set up a group to fund improvements in open source programs like OpenSSL, the software whose “Heartbleed” vulnerability has […]

Tech Sightings, April 23, 2014

Posted April 23rd, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Games for Change 2014: How Gaming Can Change Everything Teaming up with the Tribeca Film Festival, this year’s Games for Change Festival aims to expand the discussion about using games for social change, including their impact on education and their potential use for therapy. How China and Russia are Trying to Undermine the Internet, Again […]

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 […]

Is There a Future for Passwords?

Posted April 18th, 2014 at 2:34 pm (UTC-4)
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Whether you go online to check your email, use social media, shop or play games, the odds are you have more passwords than you can keep straight in your head and even more scribbled on enough sticky notes to decorate an entire room. And they just keep getting longer and trickier as cyber attacks become […]

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 […]