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Apple, FBI Face Off; Using VR to Help Stroke Patients

Posted February 17th, 2016 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Tim Cook: Apple Will Fight Push to Add Backdoor to iPhone Apple CEO Tim Cook said helping the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) break into the iPhone of one of the San Bernandino, California mass shooters would be a “dangerous precedent.” The statement came in response to a court order demanding that […]

iPhones Too Pricey for Poorer World; Malaysia Blocks ‘Medium’

Posted January 27th, 2016 at 11:39 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Tim Cook Basically Admits Price of iPhones May Be Too High for World That’s Growing Poorer Apple’s earnings report shows iPhone sales declining. But CEO Tim Cook’s also conceded while addressing the report that one of the reasons for the decline is Apple’s policy of charging the highest possible prices to protect […]

3-D-printing Damaged Heritage Sites; Scaling Mount Everest in VR

Posted January 7th, 2016 at 11:58 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: How 3-D Printers Can Help Preserve Heritage Sites Historical heritage sites have paid a heavy toll for the exploits of Islamic State fanatics in the Middle East. But a joint venture between the Institute for Digital Archaeology, Harvard University, the University of Oxford and the Museum of the Future in Dubai is […]

Microsoft, Apple Share Holiday Cheer; Is Google Tracking Kids?

Posted December 2nd, 2015 at 12:06 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Microsoft Employees Serenade Apple Employees for ‘Peace on Earth’ Tech rivals Apple and Microsoft have been at each other’s throats for decades. But as the season of giving approaches, Microsoft’s Manhattan store employees took a special message to their old friends at a nearby Apple store in New York. Google Accused of […]

Changing the World With VR; SE Asia’s Millennials Driving Tech Scene

Posted November 19th, 2015 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Virtual Reality Will Change the World in 2016 Virtual reality (VR) technology continues to evolve, with the promise of immersing average consumers in first-hand experiences ranging from gaming to commerce to watching movies. Writer Eric Lancheres believes it is the way of the future. 9 Ways Millennials Are Driving Southeast Asia’s Tech […]

Interactive Movie Watching; Android Adware Not Removable

Posted November 5th, 2015 at 2:09 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Hollywood Studios Wade Into Virtual Reality Over the next year, movie goers might enjoy the same interactive experience as video gamers have long ago, by wearing virtual reality headsets. Innovators are creating headgear, specifically for film.  Viewers can experience being dropped into the middle of the world of the film. Rather than […]

Google; Data Overload; Linux DDoS; iOS 9 Bugs; Windows Privacy

Posted September 29th, 2015 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Key Google Announcements Expected Today, September 29 The San Francisco event will highlight new features for Google’s Nexus 5X smartphone. The company also is expected to talk about its Android Marshmallow mobile operating system, Chromecast and other products. Study: ‘Data Overload’ Is Leaving UK Users Stressed, Sleep-Deprived A study of about 1,000 adults […]

Microsoft; China Tech Rules; VR; iOS 9; YouTube Gaming

Posted September 17th, 2015 at 3:59 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Microsoft to Spend $75 Million to Boost Computer Science in US Schools Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced that his company will spend $75 million over the next three years on initiatives to boost youth access to computer science education. The initiative is part of Microsoft’s YouthSpark program, an effort to get young […]

Facebook in Africa; Popemoji; More Apps, Less TV; Apple Stylus

Posted September 10th, 2015 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Facebook Rakes in Users in Nigeria, Kenya; Eyes Rest of Africa Twenty million users and counting now use Facebook in Nigeria and Kenya, according to the social network giant’s latest statistics. The majority of these users access their account on mobile devices. Facebook’s active African users, most of whom are in North […]

Oculus VR for Therapy; Cyberinsecurity; iCloud Bug; Foxconn Eyes India

Posted June 11th, 2015 at 3:16 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Oculus Virtual Reality Headset Finds Medical Uses Virtual Reality (VR) is great for gaming, but Jennifer Patterson, a University of Pittsburgh engineering student, used the Oculus prototype software to help treat soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. And she hopes her effort might show doctors and therapists the benefits of technology for […]