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Tech Sightings, February 4, 2014

Posted February 4th, 2014 at 3:14 pm (UTC-4)

Just Who is Microsoft’s Satya Nadella? Until 2013, Nadella ran Microsoft’s server and tools business, and gained internal and external credibility for his success. Before that, he ran the company’s Bing search engine. Tech Founders: What I Learned From Mark Zuckerberg Facebook celebrates its 10-year anniversary today. What started a decade ago as one of […]

Tech Sightings, February 3, 2014

Posted February 3rd, 2014 at 4:34 pm (UTC-4)
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How Social Media Changed the World Ten years after Facebook was launched, social media continues to transform the world. Who knows what the future of technology will bring to a connected world? Mentally Ill Man Launches Massive Social Media Campaign to Find the Person Who Saved His Life in 2008 Londoner Jonny Benjamin, who was […]

Mobile App Could Save Lives

Posted January 31st, 2014 at 11:17 pm (UTC-4)
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This week’s TECHtonics feature was written by VOA reporter Matthew Hilburn. Canadian researchers are developing a device that could allow mobile phones to be used to measure the oxygen content in the blood, a vital sign useful for diagnosing a variety of ailments, including some that threaten the lives of women and children. Roughly 6,000 […]

Tech Sightings, January 29, 2014

Posted January 29th, 2014 at 4:44 pm (UTC-4)
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Answers to a Puzzling Deal at Alibaba Remain in the Shadows China’s Internet giant Alibaba, which recently acquired the Hong Kong-listed company Citic 21CN,  hopes to join the ranks of Google and Microsoft. But much remains unclear about Alibaba and its business. Meet the ‘Bitcoin Millionaire’ Arrested for Allegedly Helping Silk Road Launder $1 Million […]

Tech Sightings, January 28, 2014

Posted January 28th, 2014 at 4:43 pm (UTC-4)
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Akamai: Average Internet Speed Grew 29% Year-over-Year to 3.6 Mbps, Mobile Traffic Jumped by 80% The latest figures from Akamai’s quarterly State of the Internet report for Q3 2013 show average global connection speeds and demands in the global mobile market increasing steadily year-over-year. Eco-friendly Technology to Boost Indonesia’s Shrimp Farming The new technology, championed by […]

Non-Profit CyArk Uses Lasers to Preserve Cultural Sites

Posted January 24th, 2014 at 10:02 pm (UTC-4)
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As a child, Ben Kacyra was both frightened and excited by sculptures of winged bulls in the ruins of Nineveh, near his hometown of Mosul, Iraq.  In 2001, he was horrified when the Taliban blew up the Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan. “They were gone in an instant,” he said during a 2011 TED Talk. “And […]

Tech Sightings, January 23, 2014

Posted January 23rd, 2014 at 4:42 pm (UTC-4)
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Pope Francis Calls the Internet ‘a Gift from God’ Pope Francis said in a statement that the media can be very helfpul, especially when human communications have made great advances. He said the Internet, in particular, offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. Asia Number One Market for Mobile Apps, Study Says A new study […]

Tech Sightings, January 22, 2014

Posted January 22nd, 2014 at 4:42 pm (UTC-4)
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Bill Gates Talks to TIME About the Three Myths of Global Aid Bill Gates says improvements in the human condition have laid the foundation for improvements in their entire societies. He tells Time why a reduction in child mortality hasn’t led to population The Elevator that Learns to Read Minds Microsoft researchers use a Microsoft Kinect […]

Kenyan Wearable Tech Helps Save Lives

Posted January 17th, 2014 at 3:05 pm (UTC-4)
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Boda boda, anyone? If you don’t know what that is, stick around. Boda boda is the local name for Kenya’s favored mode of transportation. It is becoming more popular in both rural and urban areas across the country. Also known as the motorcycle, the boda boda saves Kenyan riders time, gives them maneuverability to zigzag […]

Tech Sightings, January 14, 2014

Posted January 14th, 2014 at 2:26 pm (UTC-4)
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A Thousand of These Tiny Windmills Might Power Your Phone A windmill less than two millimeters across could recharge your cell phone battery, researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington hope. China Video Sites Confident Public Will Pay for Content With piracy rampant and licensed content free online due to Hollywood and site operator […]