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Tech Talk 11/2

Tech Talk 11/2

Wondering what has been happening in the digital world lately? Here is a quick update on the up-and-coming trends and innovations occurring in tech. New and Improved Facebook… Notifications? The social giant recently rolled out an update on the notifications tab, making it, and you, the center of attention within the application. The expanded notifications
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Business: WorthFM Will Provide Financial Advice to Women

WorthFM is a new robo-advisor expected to launch in 2016. Robo-advisors are online investment firms that offer financial and investment advice tailored to females. Such investment firms are lucrative as, according to the Center for Talent Innovation, females control an estimated $11.2 trillion in investable assets. Financial experts Amanda Steinberg and Michelle Smith created WorthFM
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World: Join the World’s First Coffee Open Innovation Event

This Saturday, November 14 will see the world’s first coffee open innovation event. Italian Foundries, an Italian firm dedicated to boosting Italy’s creative economy in the art, design, beverage and related industries has teamed up with illy, the premiere, Italian coffee company. The two Italian firms have organized 2 coffee-hacks, free of cost, in Silicon
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Health: Designer Cells Reverse Baby’s Incurable Disease

In London, Layla Richards was diagnosed with leukemia when she was only three months old. After a bone marrow transplant and chemotherapy proved unsuccessful, Layla’s parents were advised to “go home and make memories.” Reluctant to give up, Layla’s parents were willing to try a highly experimental treatment that had only been tried in mice.
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Tech: Gadgets Are Transforming Healthcare Industry

No doubt about it – from yoga retreats to healthy options at McDonald’s, the world is on a health kick. Unsurprisingly, as customers from all corners of the earth begin to seek out ways to incorporate health into their lives, tech companies are trying to give them ways to do so!  “There’s been an increase
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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, to discuss Republican efforts to cut Social Security and Medicare and other programs that have an impact on working families. Sanders, an independent who caucuses with Democrats, became the ranking minority member on the Senate Budget Committee when the new GOP-controlled Congress began. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Politics: Sanders Will Explain “Democratic Socialism”

Last month Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders promised to give “a major speech in the not-too-distant future” explaining the economic policy that he calls democratic socialism. “I think there are a lot of people who, when they hear the word ‘socialist,’ get very, very nervous,” said Sanders during a campaign event in Iowa, “we have some
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Education: Companies Work to Expand Internet Access

Despite living in a society centered around technology, 57% of the world’s population is still offline. The UN’s goal of dropping that percentage to 50% has been met with great difficulty due to its costs and technological needs. Four large companies are attempting to provide worldwide Internet access by employing space technologies: OneWeb intends to
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Tech: Disney Toys Come to Life

As a child, did you ever dream of your toys coming alive? Disney is getting closer to making those dreams a reality with the third version of their game called “Disney Infinity.” Kids can collect figurines of their favorite Disney characters, all of which contain a computer chip, and, when the kids place these figurines
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Politics: Government Works to Digitize Immigration Records

A decade ago, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services started a project to replace its old paper-based approach to managing immigration with a system of digitized records, online applications, and a full suite of nearly 100 electronic forms. This project, originally supposed to cost a half-billion dollars and be finished in 2013 is now projected
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Tech: YouTube Experiments with Virtual Reality Footage

YouTube’s new chief engineer, Matthew Mengerink, recently got a look at the virtual reality footage that Google has been developing but has not yet released to the public. “I saw stuff that just melted my brain,” said Mengerink. “That’s the future technology of YouTube. Those are the table stakes: How do you change the way
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