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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Technology

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

Taglit-Birthright Israel Visits Google Headquarters in Tel Aviv

Participants on the OU’s Israel Give & Tech niche trip organized by Israel Free Spirit Taglit-Birthright Israel, recently visited Google Headquarters in Tel Aviv. There, they were treated to a presentation on “start-up nation concepts” and cutting-edge Israeli developments, followed by a question and answers session with Google

Signs of ATM Skimming

In an ATM skimming operation, criminals place a fake electronic device on an ATM and steal card information and PIN numbers from the bank card’s magnetic strip. Then they create their own bank cards and steal from customer accounts.

The devices planted on ATMs are usually undetectable by users. The equipment blends right into the ATM’s façade. The

YU-Einstein’s GeneSights: Jewish Genetics Online Learning Series Unveils “Lesson” on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

New York– Individuals seeking to learn about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD) can self-educate at GeneSights (www.GeneSights.com), the free online education resource presented by the Program for Jewish Genetic Health of Yeshiva University/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. IBD affects more

Windows 8 Tips and Tricks

For those who would like to switch your computer operating systems to Windows 8, or for those of you who already have, here is a guide to help you work through this new-style interface, which is very different from previous operating systems. (Tiles are what they call the new desktop icons...and there’s more for you below.)

Knowing some of the new

Cloud Outages

Cloud computing provides plenty of benefits for both businesses and individual users, but they are not immune to failure.Web-based services can crash just like any other type of technology. So be aware of how heavily you rely on their services and at what cost.

Although we are only midway into 2013, “the cloud” has already experience a fair share of