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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Technology

Charedi Israeli Start-up Entrepreneurs’ ‘Demo Day’ Takes NY by Storm

In an unprecedented show of support for Israel’s fledgling Charedi start-up ecosystem, over 300 potential investors, as well as some of the biggest names in the hi-tech world and New York Jewish community, came to the ADP Innovation Center in Manhattan last week, on “Demo Day,” to get exclusive demonstrations from

Going Paperless

Everyone must have that filing cabinet or drawer overflowing with papers, bills and receipts. If you are lucky enough to have a wife who is super organized and a QuickBooks expert you are as blessed as I am. My wife will pay the household bills then put all the papers in a bin. At some point in the month we will scan all of the documents into the

SOS Apps Go Viral in Israel Under Siege

Israel21c—Over the past few weeks, Israelis have been shocked at the kidnappings and murders of three Jewish and one Arab youths, and the resumption of shelling from Gaza. But reactions aren’t limited to fear, sadness, and anger. In typical Israeli fashion, people are thinking out of the box to help prevent future tragedies.

The nonprofit emergency

Israeli Dad Creates “Facebook for Kids”

Itay Eshet’s 10-year-old said she want­ed a Facebook account. Nothing doing, said Dad. But everyone’s using it, the little girl com­plained.

At that point, some parents would have caved in and others would have ignored the whining. Eshet did neither. He agreed that chil­dren under 13—the official minimum age for Facebook—need a safe social

Wearable Internet

This week Google held its Google IO confer­ence. The keynote speaker went on for over two hours. Anyone who knows me knows I can only sit for about a half hour before my ADD kicks in.

Though I wasn’t able to attend— the price tag for admission, if you could get in, was $1000—there was a large amount of coverage. Google’s smart­watch platform

A Two-Inch Computer for $55

The 2x2x2-inch CuBox-i is the smallest computer in the world. It sells for just $55 and is made in Israel by SolidRun, a 10-person com­pany cofounded by two Arab-Israeli electrical engineers with a background in the high-tech industry.

CuBox-i is the newest model from Solid­Run, which launched its first CuBox low-pow­er, miniature micro-PC and media

Resetting the Net

When you go online, you are likely to en­counter the Reset the Net campaign. Exactly one year after the first revelations from Edward Snowden about NSA spying, the campaign is designed to mobilize organizations and indi­viduals to resist government mass surveillance. The organizations involved, including the Elec­tronic Frontier Foundation, Google, and

UnGarbled Tech

A call I dread, but unfortunately have gotten too many times, starts off with, “my computer crashed, did I lose everything?” To which I have to ask, “When was the last time you backed up your data?” Too often the answer to that question is: “Never.”

I cannot stress strongly enough that there are never enough times somebody can back up their

Garb’s Gadgetry

Several doctors I know say they are constantly bombarded with small questions any time they bump into someone they know. Working in the information technology field is much the same, except instead of “What does this ache mean?” or “Why do I feel like this?” I get “How come my screen freezes twice a day?” and “Why won’t this load?” What my

Elie Y. Katz Now Has An App!

There are apps for virtually everything today: from weight loss, home, health, shopping, travel and even an Elie Y. Katz app. Now residents can have, for the very first time, their own free Elie Y. Katz app.  The app is available free for Iphones and Android phones in the Istore and Google Play Store. Among many of its features, the app gives you the ability to stay

Young Entrepreneurs from Around the World Meet In Caesarea

Caesarea—ID² - Israeli Designed International Development, an exclusive three-day gathering of 70 young Jewish innovators, entrepreneurs, and international development professionals from Israel and around the world, took place recently in Caesarea. Coming together across sectors—private, government and NGOs—attendees looked at how to harness Israeli innovations,

Israeli Company Launches World’s First GPS-Based Mobile App

New York and Jerusalem—CathMaps+, the world’s first HIPAA-compliant mobile application for cardiac patients and people living with elevated risk of a cardiac incident has been launched in the U.S. It integrates a patient’s cardiac history with an interactive map of cath labs throughout most of the world. CathMaps+ mission is simple: to use mobile