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Future Toilets; Creepy Facebook Algorithm; Privacy; Free Windows 10?

Posted June 23rd, 2015 at 3:44 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Gates-Funded Toilet of the Future Is Built So Anyone Can Repair It Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Caltech’s Group’s “toilet of the future” uses solar power to turn human waste into clear, sterilized water. After testing it in India, the group decided to tackle maintenance issues, should the toilet […]

Lithuania’s IT Power; Facebook Sued; Android Drops in EU; Mac BIOS Flaw

Posted June 4th, 2015 at 2:08 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: The Rise of Lithuania’s IT Power Attracted by its infrastructure and tech-favorable environment, more IT companies are flocking to Lithuania to set up shop there. Lithuania is home to 13 of the Baltic region’s 20 biggest IT firms; and its population ranks 16th in the world for their Information and Communication Technology […]

Online Abuse Dilemma; Windows 10; Apple Apps; Hammer of Thor PC

Posted June 2nd, 2015 at 2:31 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: The US Supreme Court Just Made the Web Even More Hostile for Women The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that violent statements on social media websites and the Web in general are not enough to consider the perpetrator’s behavior threatening and that his state of mind at the time should be […]

Reaching Out to Nepal; Robots Rising; the Tweeting Pope; WordPress Woes

Posted April 28th, 2015 at 2:12 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Earthquake Rocks Internet in Nepal The devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday claimed more than 4,000 lives and affected more than eight million people. It also took a toll on Internet connectivity. While international links survived, the same cannot be said for connectivity on the ground in areas where underground fiber […]

FREAK Bug, Smart Glasses Still Alive; Windows 10 Piracy; IoT Future

Posted March 18th, 2015 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings:   Internet of Things: Sillier, Scarier and Coming Your Way Wearable, connected devices and “smart” everyday gadgets are slowly making their way into people’s homes, turning everything from the cellphone to the fridge to Barbie dolls into a connected, Internet of Things tech challenge. While using your cellphone to turn on or […]

Ramnit Botnet Busted; Lenovo Hacked; Beijing Drops Apple; Vivec Wadhwa

Posted February 26th, 2015 at 2:48 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: ‘State of Connectivity’ Says  Most World Population Not Online A new report from Facebook Newsroom said Internet adoption is slowing down, with only 6.6 percent of the population getting connected in 2014, compared to the 2010 record of 14.7 percent. The report estimated that up to 3 billion people will go online […]

Apple’s Car Buzz; Robot Ethics; Impossible Malware?

Posted February 17th, 2015 at 2:38 pm (UTC-5)
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Google Exec: Digital Media Could Vanish Remember the LP and the cassette player? Or the Floppy Disk? Looking back, it seems as if these gadgets became obsolete a very long time ago. With the stunning speed of technological progress, though, even newer gadgets are at risk of becoming passé just as quickly. Google’s Vice President, […]

Uganda’s Robotics Generation; 3D-Printed Buildings; Apple; Windows 10

Posted January 20th, 2015 at 2:37 pm (UTC-5)
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Robotics Revolution Hits Ugandan Classrooms Fundi Bots founder Solomon King Benge is betting that a new generation of Ugandans can develop creative skills and learn from robots how to solve real-world problems. His company offers robotics training in 15 schools in Kampala and Gulu in the north that let kids tinker with robotics parts and […]

Tech Sightings, October 1, 2014

Posted October 1st, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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iOS Trojan Spies on Hong Kong Protesters Lacoon Mobile Security has revealed that the phones of protesters demanding more democratic reform in Hong Kong are being targeted by “Xsser mRAT,” which is spyware believed to be the work of the Chinese government. The spyware is disguised as a fake application aimed at monitoring protesters’ communications. […]