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Hack IT summer camp to host budding tech entrepreneurs

APPLICATIONS are being accepted for Hack IT Bahamas 2017, a six-day summer camp focusing on technology entrepreneurship scheduled for July 24 to 29 at St Andrew’s School in eastern New Providence.

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• Computer chip maker Intel paid handsomely for a piece of the next big thing Monday as it offered more than $15 billion for Mobileye, an Israeli company at the forefront of autonomous vehicle technology.

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‘Pokemon Go’ or no? Fans glad complaints are being addressed

Few games have enjoyed both the meteoric rise — and subsequent fall — in popularity as “Pokemon Go.”

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Facebook says its data can’t be used for ‘surveillance’

Facebook is prohibiting developers from using the massive amount of data it collects on users for surveillance. This includes using such data to monitor activists and protesters.

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Nintendo Switch’s big challenge: Luring casual gamers

With three kids and constant travel for work, John Hussey jumped at the chance to play an open-world adventure game like “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” anywhere, anytime.

Tech Talk

• US Senator Edward Markey wants to give the world internet access.

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WikiLeaks: CIA has targeted everyday gadgets for snooping

Maybe the CIA is spying on you through your television set after all.

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internet-beaming balloons to out manoeuvre shifting winds?

For its next trick, an internet-beaming balloon factory spun out of Google believes it can outmanoeuvre the wind.

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• In a nod to its past as well as its future, WhatsApp is adding a “status” feature that lets users tell their contacts what they are up to.

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Atlanta eyes test tracks for self-driving cars

Self-driving vehicles could begin tooling down a bustling Atlanta street full of cars, buses, bicyclists and college students, as the city vies with other communities nationwide to test the emerging technology.

Officials to ‘Pokemon’ monsters: Get a permit to enter parks

“Pokemon Go” monsters can roam virtually wherever they please, but they’ll need a permit to get into Milwaukee County parks.

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500 YEARS OF ROBOTS

Inspired by his belief that human beings are essentially terrified of robots, Ben Russell set about charting the evolution of automatons for an exhibition he hopes will force people to think about how androids and other robotic forms can enhance their lives.

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• Howard Webb, the retired English referee who worked the 2010 World Cup and Champions League finals, will move to New York and manage Major League Soccer’s development of video technology for on-field officials.

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Skiing aims to catch up fast with new TV graphics at worlds

When Lindsey Vonn competes in the opening event at next week’s world skiing championships, television viewers will get their first look at some new on-screen technology.

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French candidate uses hologram on campaign trail

French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon can’t be in two places at once.

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