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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Technology

LeaksStop Takes the Pressure Off Your Pipes

A smart unit from an Israeli water-tech company modulates water pressure to prevent leakage, and alerts users to leaks already present.

But your water system is constantly under pressure. A leak behind the walls or under the floorboards could go undetected for years, causing costly damage, wasted water, fungus and mold. An estimated one in 10 US homes

Israel App: A Virtual Tour Guide

Tel Aviv—Millions of tourists to Israel now have a complete mobile audio tour guide and travel companion at their fingertips. With a variety of GPS-based guided tours, in-app city guides and instant trip services all on your mobile device and tablet, Israel App redefines the Israel travel experience for the 21st century traveler.

Complete with

A New Hope for Alzheimer’s

A team of Tel Aviv University researchers have identified a specific set of molecules called microRNAs that detrimentally regulate protein levels in the brains of mice with Alzheimer’s disease and beneficially regulate protein levels in the brains of other mice living in a

Master Your Browser’s Tabs with These Tricks and Extensions

There’s a strange joy in keeping 20 tabs open and pretending you have the ability to multitask and actually manage all of them. But in reality, most browsers buckle under the pressure of too many tabs and you start to lose track of what you have open. Here’s a look at some tab management tools for Chrome and Firefox.

Use the Built-In Tab Management

Why Can’t I Copy Large Files Over 4GB To My USB Flash Drive?

The capacity of your external flash drive is large: 8GB, 16GB, or more. There is enough free space on the drive. You can copy the smaller files to the external drive just fine. Yet, when you attempt to copy a large file (4GB or larger) to the external drive, Windows gives you an error (such as: There is not enough free space on the drive, or similar.)

Social Media Scams

Social Media is a great way to connect with friends, relatives and colleagues around the world. However, scammers are always looking for new ways to separate you from your hard-earned dollar, and they have jumped on the social media bandwagon to do just that. Following are just a two common scams to watch out for in the world of social networking.

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The ShanaTova App: Where Technology Meets Tradition

With the Jewish New Year quickly approaching, the ShanaTova App is a perfect way to inspire a new tradition by sending personalized mobile new years greetings to family and friends. Currently available for iPhone®, iPad® & iPod touch®,the Shana Tova App enables users to select from five templates, include a custom photo and share their personalized New Year’s

JGives One-Click Philanthropy for the Smartphone Generation

Jewish charities connect to web-savvy Jewish consumers using jgives,
the new philanthropy solution of popular daily deal site jdeal.

It’s a conundrum that Jewish organizations have confronted for years: how to reach young potential donors who, though interested in repairing the world, have no interest at all in brochures, dinners, or committees? How to

Israeli Bionic Contact Lens Turns Touch into Sight

Much in the way Braille allows people who are blind to “see” the written word, a bionic contact lens invented by Israeli researcher Prof. ZeevZalevsky “presses” images onto the surface of the eye to help the brain decipher through touch what the wearer is looking at.

The lens, still in a prototype stage, uses electrical signals sent to it from

Israeli Technology: Eyed by the Italians

This year marked a dozen years that the Israeli life sciences and biomedical community has hosted its annual International Biotechnology Conference—otherwise known as BioMed.

Taking place at the David Intercontinental Hotel with additional seminars and networking opportunities at the Dan Hotel next door on the Mediterranean shore, BioMed is

We Robot

It takes a lot of patience and dedication to teach math and physics to teens with attention deficit disorder. Igor Podolsky, a 30-year-old Israeli who recently won an international robotics Olympiad in Connecticut, is blessed with the right traits to do his job well. And he thinks robots may just help him do it better.

Working with Prof. Igor Verner

SSD vs HDD

These days, most people buying laptops as their primary computers need to decide between getting Solid State Drives (SSD) or Hard Disk Drives (HDD) as the storage component. Which is better? There’s no straightforward answer; each buyer has different needs and you have to evaluate your needs, preferences, and of course, your budget. Though the price of SSDs