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IBM Unveils Tool To Fight Computer Bias

It’s not just humans who are biased. Apparently, computer algorithms are too. That's why IBM recently unveiled AI Fairness 360 (AIF360) – an artificial...

IBM Haifa Developing Real-Time Shopping App

IBM in Haifa is developing a a new augmented-reality mobile shopping app to enable retailers to personalize customers’ shopping experiences from their smart phones and tablets.

Israel to Launch Google Street View

Famed Google Maps application Street View, which is a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth providing 360-degree panoramic views from positions along streets throughout the world, will be launched in Israel on Sunday.

Report: Apple Not Seeking to Purchase Waze

Rumors that Apple wants to acquire Israeli social navigation app developer Waze are false, according to a report by CNET.

How Apple Made Me A Better Jew

Over the past few weeks, I've become an improved Jew. I learn more, say more brachos, bench more, and didn't have a problem remembering the day in the Omer. I haven't been to Israel recently, didn't have a near death experience that reawakened my spiritual side, nor did I feel empty in my life and decided I needed to search for more meaning. So what caused this recent growth spurt in my Judaism? I got an iPod touch.

How Much Do You Trust Facebook?

The Portal already has stiff competition from Google Home and Amazon Echo, although its video-calling technology gives it a unique twist to help differentiate it from other smart speaker devices.

Lain, Smartphone, Lain

As someone who lains fairly often at my synagogue, I don't consider it a big deal committing to a few aliyot every couple of weeks. I've even occasionally lained the megillah. Yet for more than 15 years, there is one Torah reading I have avoided laining at all costs: my bar mitzvah parshah.

The Talmud Gets (Another) Facelift

Let’s face it, the words “cool” and “Gemara” don’t really go hand in hand. In fact, they probably aren’t meant to. But like it or not the new and improved ArtScroll app has made Gemara as cool as can be, thanks to the tech wizards at RustyBrick.

$1 Million Israeli BRAIN Prize To Be Awarded in 2013

A $1 million dollar prize has been announced which will go to the individual or team with the highest potential for helping people around the world by the non-profit organization Israel Brain Technologies.

Mishnah Berurah

Finally, it is here -- the famous Mishnah Berurah with English translation on CD-ROM. For those of you who are not familiar with the Mishnah Berurah, it is one of the most popular and famous Halachic works written within the last 200 years.

DavkaWriter Dimensions

For those who own Davka Writer Platinum and are utilizing the text library feature in it, I am sure you are probably very satisfied with your purchase.

Does This Theme Make My Site Look Good?

In the online world of split-second decision making, having the right theme for your website may mean the difference between engaging a customer or losing the sale.

Israeli Scientist Wins Nobel Prize

Professor Dan Shechtman of Haifa’s Technion University received the Nobel Prize in Chamistry at an awards ceremony and gala ball in Stockholm on Saturday evening.

Israeli Medical Smartphone Spreading Freedom, Happiness, Around the World

Israeli scientific breakthroughs are restoring freedom and ease to the lives of millions of patients throughout the world. The latest: a smartphone to measure your vital signs and help manage chronic diseases, a discovery which may restore speech to the paralyzed and disabled, and a possible cure for severe depression for those with no options left.

Masterdaf.com – Talmud On The Web

One of the newest websites to sprout up on the Internet is Masterdaf.com. A few weeks ago, www.masterdaf.com appeared on the Internet as an experimental website, and, as of recently, is fully functional. Masterdaf.com is not just another one of those pointless dot com websites that have nothing to offer or, even worse, try to sell you a worthless product.

Israeli Startup Helps Kids Manage Hanukkah Gelt

Just in time for Hanukkah, an Israeli startup is helping kids to handle their gelt responsibly.

IDF Redefining Cyber Space as Battlefield

The IDF Operations Department has put together instructions for military operations in cyberspace against enemies of the Jewish state. The IDF will engage in consistent and continuous intelligence gathering operations online, and said it will handle cyberspace as a battlefield as important as those at sea in the air, and on the ground, executing attacks when necessary.

American-Israeli Startup Creates First Smartphone Breathalzyer Test

A joint American-Israeli startup has developed the world’s first breathalyzer attachment for smartphones, in order to prevent drunk driving.

Is It A Car? Is It A Network? No — It’s Both

If Israeli electric car company, Better Place, only gave the world an electric car that could switch an empty battery for a full one in five minutes that would have been enough! But Better Place is also the key to making renewable energy production practical all over the world. Dai aynu!

Tanach

Judaica Press, in conjunction with Davka software, offers a great alternative to your traditional Chumash or Navi by giving you The Judaica Press Tanach on CD-ROM.

Israeli Startup Wins NYC Big Apps 3.0 Award

YooGuide, an Israeli startup, has won “The Investors Choice Application” award at the NYC Big Apps 3.0 competition for its app, The Funday Genie.

Israeli-Based “DogTV” For Dogs At Home Alone

The new made-in-Israel US cable channel, DogTV, is scientifically designed to make dogs happy when they’re left at home alone, according to Israel21C.

Israeli IVF Success Doubles in Decade

A new Health Ministry reports shows that a whopping 25 percent of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)treatments resulted in pregnancies, with 20% of attempts resulting in live births. The number represents the doubling of success in the last decade, partly thanks to Israeli law supporting free IVF for two live babies.

Israeli Med Tech Company Acquired for $300 Million

US medical device company Covidien has acquired Israeli respiratory systems maker superDimension for approximately $300 million, winning a bidding war to purchase the company for its bronchial tube endoscopes which reduce the invasiveness of surgery.

Bar Ilan Responsa

Bar Ilan Responsa, Volume Ten Plus is a powerful product that will make a very nice addition to your Jewish software library. In fact, it will probably make up a large part of your Jewish software library. This is a most excellent option for the student who needs a serious array of resources at an affordable price.

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