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The Road Paved with iPhones

23 Elul 5772 – September 10, 2012
There are many Halachic reasons to disqualify a witness. Owning an iPhone is not one of them.

Israeli Medical Smartphone Spreading Freedom, Happiness, Around the World

19 Elul 5772 – September 6, 2012
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.

Jerusalem, a City of the Future

11 Elul 5772 – August 29, 2012
Yishai is joined by technology innovator Kevin Burmeister to discuss his interest in Jerusalem and how an organization he helped start, Jerusalem 5800 is committed to creating a unified vision for the future of the city.

Samsung to Pay Apple More Than $1 Billion Dollars

8 Elul 5772 – August 25, 2012
A US Jury found Samsung guilty of patent infringment of key features of Apple's iPhone and iPad. The jury awarded Apple over $1 Billion dollars for damages ($1,049,393,540 to be exact). While in the issue of Samsung's claims against Apple, Samsung was awarded nothing.

Israeli Innovation Could Make Water Drinkable in Africa

25 Av 5772 – August 13, 2012
Desalination plants for the most part are extremely costly for less-developed nations, as they use enormous amounts of electricity and are location-sensitive. But thanks to a recent Israeli discovery, the desalination system may become much more affordable in areas like Africa and the Middle East.

O’ Jerusalem

5 Av 5772 – July 23, 2012
From my 6th row aisle seat, I observed the motley assemblage ascending the Egged bus I was riding in Jerusalem. Nearly all shared one common characteristic; they were tuned in and tuned out – tuned into themselves and tuned out to their fellow passengers. Some qualified for chiropractic “before” pictures with necks inelegantly cocked supporting cell phones, while others visually displayed virtual euphoria plugged into MP3s. What a pity. Victims of technology, they will never taste the adventure and reality of the Jerusalem that greeted me some 30 years before.

Presbyterian Committee Approves Israel Divestment

14 Tammuz 5772 – July 4, 2012
The country’s largest Presbyterian church has agreed to vote by week’s end on divesting its portfolio from three companies that it says have resisted...

Stealth: Not-So-Secret Secrets

12 Tammuz 5772 – July 2, 2012
Since its existence was revealed during the 1980 Presidential campaign, "stealth" has become surrounded by an aura of mystery and invincibility that tends to obscure its value in being able to defeat the most advanced air defense systems.

Dystopia and Israel’s Tomorrow

30 Sivan 5772 – June 20, 2012
The orchestra played Lennon's "Imagine" and I was getting alerts about rockets from Gaza hitting Israel's civilian centers down south.

Google Chief Eric Schmidt, Dr. Ruth, and Nobel Laureate Prof. Daniel...

Schmidt: "The smartphone revolution will be universal. There are only one billion people with smartphones and two billion with access to the Internet. The World Wide Web has yet to live up to its name. Technology does not produce miracles, but connectivity, even in modest amounts, changes lives."

Technion Sues Microsoft for $6.5 Mil. over Intellectual Property

21 Sivan 5772 – June 11, 2012
The Technion is going up against the technology giant, citing illegal uses of technology developed by its staff, charging: "For years, Microsoft has taken aggressive enforcement steps against anyone who held software belonging to Microsoft without legal permits, regardless of from whom and when it was purchased, their geographic location and whether they were poor or rich."

The Face That Launched A Thousand Apps: Yours

10 Sivan 5772 – May 31, 2012
Israeli startup Umoove will soon offer a gesture-recognition technology for mobile devices that will control and steer devices by reading gentle facial and head movements, according to a report by NoCamels.

Israeli Startup Helping Americans Find Jobs

9 Sivan 5772 – May 30, 2012
Utilizing social networking as its base, Jobsminer.com is the only job search engine that aggregates jobs in real time from social networks including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, and more.

Intel and Israeli Universities Team Up To Create “Human Brain” Applications

3 Sivan 5772 – May 24, 2012
The IntelCollaborative Research Institute for Computational Intelligence, the Technion Institute in Haifa and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem will team up to research technology that “learns” about the user, imitating the human brain.

Teaching Children To Act As Their Own Internet Filters

3 Sivan 5772 – May 23, 2012
Tens of thousands of Jews filled Citi Field in Queens on Sunday and heard from haredi Orthodox leaders that the Internet should be avoided in the home at all costs and used sparingly at work, and then only with a filter blocking content that could be damaging spiritually.

Technology Can Save Lives, Even in Borough Park

29 Iyyar 5772 – May 21, 2012
The Asifa was a sober and responsible approach to a real problem, and I was impressed by the quickness with which the organizers responded to the potential pitfalls of being portrayed as Luddites, which does not befit a nation of scholars and questioners.

At Least 50 Thousand Haredim Assemble to Decry Dangers of the...

More than 50,000 ultra-Orthodox Jewish men packed Citi Field in Flushing, Queens, on Sunday, for the Asifa, a gathering decrying the dangers of the Internet. Organizers have also rented the nearby Arthur Ashe Stadium for the overflow crowd. Event spokesman Eytan Kobre said the group wants to teach families how to use technology responsibly.

Mass Rally of ‘Jews Against the Internet’ to Pack Citi Field...

4 Iyyar 5772 – April 26, 2012
Tens of thousands of Ultra-Orthodox Jews will participate in a huge rally to be held on Sunday evening, May 20, at Shea Stadium in Queens, New York, to combat the evils of the Internet and the damages caused by advanced electronic devices. One of the event organizers said: "This will be a mass rally never before seen in the history of Orthodox Jewry in the U.S." The rabbis behind the event say the Internet creates "many serious family-related problems."

Israeli Startup Wins NYC Big Apps 3.0 Award

30 Nisan 5772 – April 22, 2012
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.

Israel to Launch Google Street View

26 Nisan 5772 – April 17, 2012
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.

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