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Global development in the eyes of gamers

The UN led the first playable policy conference which aims to address some of the world’s most complex challenges.

Corals meet genetic engineering

To fight the risk of extinction, scientists are using cutting-edge technology to safe coral reef ecosystems.

Will Cuba embrace the internet revolution?

There are now more than 240 public access wi-fi spots dotted around the country and the price for an hour of internet access, while still expensive by international standards, has dropped by more than half, to $1.50 (£1.20) for an hour.

Tech to the ocean’s rescue

Researchers are using satellite monitoring to identify illegally caught fish.

Camera traps for studying endangered species

In South America researchers are using camera traps to study endangered species in remote locations.

Europe and Brazil to combine their expertise on cloud computing

The EUBrasilCloudFORUM has just released its Preliminary Research Roadmap on cloud computing, providing an in-depth analysis of the current situation of research collaboration in cloud computing between Europe and Brazil

Google expands fact-checking feature to Latin Ameria

Google News is launching its fact-checking feature in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico, as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to counteract fake news.

Telefónica, Huawei, Kamstrup launch NB-IoT tech in Latam

Telefónica, Huawei and intelligent energy company Kamstrup have launched the first project with narrowband internet of things (IoT) technology in Latin America.

Google expands fact-checking feature to Latin Ameria

Company brings fact-check tag to Latin America as part of its ongoing effort to combat fake news

The next blue collar job? Coding

Given the IT industry's projected growth and the increasing accessibility of training programs, coding is poised to be a major supplier of jobs for the middle class.

The race for a green internet

Greenpeace’s report Clicking Green explores digital infrastructure’s renewable transition.

“Bad” Internet traffic loses businesses over $7 billion annually

According to the Imperva Incapsula Bot Traffic Report, various bots are now responsible for more than half of all internet traffic around the globe and estimates that businesses lose an estimated $7 billion dollars each year because of this

In Cuba, app stores pay rent

An ingenious answer to digital deprivation. like citizens of most countries in the digital age, Cubans are familiar with app stores. But theirs have actual doors

Software program identifies brains with Alzheimer’s disease

From magnetic resonance brain structure imagery, the software program automatically rates Alzheimer’s disease patients with 70% assertiveness.

The web goes native

“Mozilla Nativo” an initiative that seeks the incorporation of the indigenous languages to the digital world. In particular, it will make easier for indigenous languages speakers to make of the web.

D-Wave's quantum computer runs a staggering 2,000 qubits

At 15 Million USD D-Wave's 2000Q quantum computer will ship to select customers but could ultimately be available to others via the cloud

Drones can help measure air pollution in Peru

The qAIRa project aims to measure pollution in La Oroya one of the most polluted cities in the world and the Madre de Dios region.

The Internet Of Things could finally get the common language it needs

In the home and beyond, it's more important than ever that gadgets get standard ways to talk to each other. And there are signs of progress.

The ‘plastic’ bags that dissolve in water

These are biodegradable, compostable and recyclable bags made from cassava root and natural resins. 

Space technology can make the world better

Simonetta Di Pippo, Director of UN’s Office for Outer Space Affairs says they can contribute to the push for sustainable development. 

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