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Students Create New Device that Translates Sign Language Into Speech

Microsoft’s annual design competition, the Imagine Cup has brought an innovative new device and software system to the forefront with the potential to change the lives of deaf people around the world. A group of Ukrainian developers won the Software Design category for their invention called EnableTalk which is a pair of gloves designed to work with technology to translate ...

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Don’t Think the Internet Could Go Down? Here are Four Ways It Could Crash on All of Us Entirely

The internet goes down? It could happen. Think it’s bad when Twitter and Instagram go down? Neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author David Eagleman says there is something that’s probably worse. Like the internet going down. Everywhere. Eagleman says there are four possible scenarios that could actually cause such a disaster. 1. Space weather Solar flares could cause satellite ...

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Employee Fired from ChristianTelevision Network Over Facebook Comments: Could This be a Wave of the Future?

Techyville.com Staff Jonathan Rovetto, an employee of Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), was fired because he posted a comment on his Facebook wall, which criticized the ministry’s leadership.  The Facebook comment drew the ire of founders, Jan and Paul Crouch, resulting in Mr. Rovetto’s dismissal as assistant station engineer. Mr. Rovetto’s firing has raised legal issues such as, “Do employers have ...

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Firefox Worker Claims “Everyone Hates Firefox”

Poor Mozilla Firefox had to admit to the world something that everyone had already decided a while ago — Firefox is obnoxious! Jono DiCarlo, a former employer for Mozilla slammed Firefox’s rapid release cycle in his recent blog post. DiCarlo comments on how the rapid release cycle ruined Firefox by having too many prompts and dialogue boxes. Its true though. ...

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Peter Sunde, Founder of Pirate Bay Submits Plea for Pardon to Swedish Government

Swedish co-founder of Pirate Bay, Peter Sunde was sentenced to 8 months in Swedish prison. Even after his conviction, Sunde still believes strongly in free sharing. Pirate Bay was a free sharing site with millions of users sharing data. Incarcerating Sunde would be more cruel than punitive. Sunde’s employer told the court that if Sudne were imprisoned then he would ...

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Harlem Couple Put on Wanted Posters for Taping NYPD Stop & Frisk and Posting Cops’ Home Addresses

A couple in Harlem has received unwanted attention from the NYPD for policing the police.   Police have branded them “professional agitators” for portraying cops in a bad light.  The couple is also under fire for posting the home addresses of the officers, according to the site, DNAInfo.com.  Matthew Swaye and Christina Gonzalez have been featured on NYPD mug shots ...

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Facebook Users Outraged that Company is Trying to Take their Email Addresses

Facebook is getting a huge user backlash after it was reported that they are going to replace your old default email addresses with facebook.com domains.  The company says that they’ve been working on this one for a while, but many of their users had no clue they were going to make the move. “Speaking of hating your users. Facebook forces ...

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Dr. Boyce: Facebook Will Soon Become the Company You Don’t Recognize

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Techyville.com As a result of Mark Zuckerberg caving in to the pressures of capitalism, there is going to be an urge by Facebook to follow you around the web and use social media to advertise to you like crazy.  Both Google and Facebook are notorious for learning your shopping and searching patterns and finding things out ...

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Social Media Users Talk about “Fear of Missing Out” as If It is Some Kind of Disease

Techyville.com Staff Do you know what FOMO stands for?  Neither did we until today.  It stands for “Fear of Missing Out.”  This is one of those psychological diseases that they will probably try to sell you a pill for in a few years, or at least some therapy.  Fear of Missing Out is when you are away from social media ...

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Ever Wonder Why Your Social Media Campaigns Don’t Work? Glad You Asked

Techyville.com Staff Writer Ever wonder when the best time is to start that social media campaign?  Well, YesMail Interactive did a three month study on the topic and had some interesting findings.  The company studied multiple major retail brands in order to determine what tactics were effective, and which ones were for the birds. Michael Fisher, president of YesMail, said ...

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