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Wikimedia Commons NASA Will Search Jupiter’s Moon for Signs of Alien Life

Wikimedia Commons Washington, May 27 (EFE).- NASA has taken the first step on a mission that will try to determine whether Jupiter's icy moon, Europa, has the conditions for life. Nine instruments and sensors have been selected for the spacecraft that will try to determine if a briny ocean is hidden under Europa's frozen crust and whether temperatures on the mysterious moon would allow some...

An Uber driver in Bogota. Wikimedia Commons Uber Offers Free Rides in Mexico City Despite Protests

An Uber driver in Bogota. Wikimedia Commons Mexico City, May 25 (EFE).- Hundreds of taxi drivers in Mexico City protested Monday against Uber and the authorities failure to do anything about what they consider an "illegal" service - which the U.S. company answered by offering free rides to customers throughout the day.   Groups of taxi drivers from different parts of the city gather...

Scanoa 3D Advanced Dental Care Technology in Costa Rica

Scanoa 3D Although dental technologies have greatly developed in the 21st century, not many clinics in Costa Rica or around the world have adopted them. Dental equipment tends to be very expensive, and thus few clinics are willing to invest in the latest technology. Small dental practices that are just starting up are often not able to afford the initial investment, and others that have been e...

Our Lady of the Angels Basilica in Cartago Cartago Debuts First Smart Parking System in Costa Rica

Our Lady of the Angels Basilica in Cartago (SMART PARKING Press Release) On May 13, Cartago made history by following suit and becoming the first Smart City in Costa Rica with the launch of the “Cartago Historico Digital” project. The project has been developed jointly by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Telecommunications (Micitt) and the Municipality of Cartago with investments fro...

Off the Grid Mobile App This App Lets You Plan Your Adventure Travel in Costa Rica

Off the Grid Mobile App MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Epic Travel Technology, a leading app developer in the area of mobile travel technology, today announced the release of 'Off The Grid Traveler - Costa Rica", for both iOS and Android devices. 'Off The Grid Traveler' app is primed to assist travelers in finding both popular, and uncommon, destinations and lodgings in va...

Source: Pixabay Commons Advanced Wireless Network Technology Tested in Costa Rica

File image SARASOTA, Fla., May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- xG Technology, Inc. ("xG" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: XGTI, XGTIW), a developer of wireless communications and spectrum sharing technologies, announced today that it has received an order for approximately $100,000 in xMax mobile broadband wireless equipment and services which will be deployed in a network to be initially installed in Esca...

Source: Cubix New Smartwatch for the Latin American Market

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - Cubix Latin America, an authorized distributor of the new Quo Motiv smartwatch has recently released their newest wearable technology, the Quo Motiv Smartwatch. Now ready for purchase through their website, the smartwatch is sleek and stylish, with a comfortable, lightweight design. The watch acts as a more accessible form of smartphone technology and offe...

Mennonite children. Wikimedia Commons They Speak German and Escape Technology: Mennonites in Bolivia

Mennonite children. Wikimedia Commons By Santi Carneri El Breal-Colonia Sur, Bolivia, May 18 (EFE).- Mennonite communities in Bolivia's Chaco blend peasant and creole traditions as they adhere to their beliefs - no electric power and shunning modern technology - leading lives devoted to religion, agriculture and communal ranching. The dusty roads winding between hills have allowed the Ch...

Lulu App Just for Women: A Mobile App to Rate and Judge Men

Miami, May 17 (EFE).- The Lulu app, which lets women review the guys they date and post comments online, has 5 million users, including one out of every four female university students in the United States, signed up. Lulu, available on iTunes and Google Play, was created by former pro tennis player Alexandra Chong to try to reproduce "the safe and intimate mood you find at a women's only gathe...

Russian Proton M Rocket. Wikimedia Commons Mexican Satellite Mysteriously Disintegrates During Launch

Russian Proton M Rocket. Wikimedia Commons Moscow, May 16 (EFE).- The Mexican communications satellite Centenario disintegrated Saturday in the atmosphere hours after its liftoff from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Russian space agency Roscosmos reported. "The accident occurred at a height of 161 kilometers (100 miles). The third stage of the carrier missile and the space device...

Source: Becky Stern, Flickr Commons Google’s Self-Driving Cars Also Get Into Accidents

Source: Becky Stern, Flickr Commons Washington, May 12 (EFE).- Google's self-driving cars have had 11 "minor" accidents in their six years of trials in California, the U.S. multinational said, a statistic that it prizes as proof of the cars' safety. "If you spend enough time on the road, accidents will happen whether you're in a car or a self-driving car. Over the 6 years since we started t...

Source: Fair Play Labs Video Game Made in Costa Rica Debuts on Mac, PC, PS4 and Vita

Source: Fair Play Labs SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica - May 12, 2015 - Fair Play Labs, an independent developer from Costa Rica, today released Color Guardians, a new action title where side-scrolling action meets tricky, multi-faceted obstacles and objectives. The game is available today in the Americas for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the PlayStation®Vita portable entertainment sys...

Source: Bitcoffee Buenos Aires Bitcoin + Coffee = Bitcoffee

By Francisco Pescatori Buenos Aires, May 11 (EFE).- Argentines and foreign tourists alike are patronizing Bitcoffee, a downtown Buenos Aires coffee shop that boasts of being the first business of its kind in Latin America to accept the virtual bitcoin currency. "This is a coffee shop like the type you find in the United States, but with Argentine style," Matias Caputi, a founding partner o...

Pixabay Commons The US is Concerned Over Powerful Chinese Cyber Weapon

Pixabay Commons Washington, May 8 (EFE).- The United States asked China on Friday to investigate the alleged cyber attacks on companies and other interests in the U.S. using a new tool called "The Great Cannon." "We are concerned by reports that China has used a new cyber capability to interfere with the ability of worldwide Internet users to access content hosted outside of China," U.S. St...

Source: Wikimedia Commons Drones Will Monitor Avocado Trees in Florida

Source: Wikimedia Commons By Claudia Solis Miami, May 4 (EFE).- Drones and trained dogs could be the answer to stopping an invasive fungus from attacking avocado crops, an industry in South Florida that brings in more than $50 million a year and positions the region as the country's second largest supplier of the fruit. The redbay ambrosia beetle transmits the Raffaelea lauricola fungus ...

Intel Intel’s High-Tech Meditation Could Come to Costa Rica

Legacy Intel product -- What started as a grassroots effort among a few colleagues to meditate during the lunch hour has now grown into an officially supported 10-week long program at Intel. Now in its third year, the Awake@Intel program imparts on participants concepts such as mindfulness, intention and relational intelligence. Many other companies are also deploying similar courses. I...

Trash bags in Playa Ocotal Guanacaste Technology Researcher from Costa Rica Receives Award

(Alpha Galileo Press Release) – As the world population, economy and consumption grows, a complex and multi-dimensional approach is needed to manage a rising tide of solid waste, researchers say in a study published in the journal Waste Management. The research by Lilliana Abarca-Guerrero, now at the Costa Rica Institute of Technology, along with colleagues at the Eindhoven University of Techno...

Source: Apple Tattoos and Faulty Parts Cause Trouble for the Apple Watch

Source: Apple New York, Apr 30 (EFE).- A faulty Chinese-made component of the Apple Watch has forced the Cupertino, California-based technology giant to limit the availability of the product, The Wall Street Journal reported. The problem occurred with some parts - known as taptic engines because they produce the sensation of being tapped on the wrist - that were made by AAC Technologies Hol...

Gorilla Logic Hackathon Costa Rica BPO Firm Will Participate in Nexus 2015

Gorilla Logic Hackathon BOULDER, Colo., Apr 29, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Gorilla Logic, announced today its support and participation in Nexus 2015 at the Apella Event Space at Alexandria Center on April 30th. Nexus is the annual, executive-level conference for the thriving Nearshore IT and BPO marketplace. It is designed to generate dialogue about the opportunities, risks and advantages of dev...

Screenshot of KAT.cr Costa Rica: The New Home for Controversial Torrent Websites

Screenshot of KAT.cr A website that has often come under fire for allegedly facilitating online piracy of copyrighted content is currently hosted in Costa Rica. After trying their luck at retaining a Top Level Domain (TLD) in the Federal Republic of Somalia and the Isle of Man, a self-governing dependency of the British Crown, the administrators of the polemic website Kickass Torrents (KAT)...

Fracking operation in North Dakota. Wikimedia Commons Here’s How Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) Causes Earthquakes

Fracking operation in North Dakota. Wikimedia Commons Washington, Apr 24 (EFE).- Earthquakes triggered by man-made practices have risen sharply in the United States since 2009, especially in the central part of the country, prompting the U.S. Geological Survey to outline a preliminary set of models to forecast the frequency and severity of future temblors. Oklahoma has been the state hardes...

Computer Crash Now Hiring in Costa Rica: 250 IT Professionals

Source: Pixabay Commons (San Jose, April 15, 2015) Convergys Newsroom – Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG), global leader in customer management, is hiring 250 new employees for two of its top technology programs. The hiring profile includes English proficiency and internet skills. The company is also hiring Network Engineers with experience in security, routing or switching who want to develop...

Google mobile search screenshot Is Your Website Ready for Google Mobilegeddon in Costa Rica?

Google mobile search screenshot Edmonton (PRWEB) April 17, 2015 – As always Google is keeping up with the times and is set to give a ranking boost to mobile-friendly websites in its latest algorithm update. As of April 21st, 2015, Google will be rolling out an algorithm update that will extend mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal in their "SERP" (Search Engine Results Page). As reported ...

Wikimedia Commons How the iPhone is Turning Into a Tool for Medical Diagnostics

By Teresa Bouza San Francisco, Apr 20 (EFE).- Apple and IBM have announced projects to enhance cell phones' use as medical devices that gather and analyze data on different conditions, turning the devices into tools in the diagnostic process. ResearchKit, a tool on Apple's iPhones, will be available starting Tuesday for medical researchers developing apps for diagnoses or to collect and anal...

Screenshot of LlamaCostaRica.com Add Credit to Your Kolbi SIM From Abroad and Get 100% Bonus

Screenshot of LlamaCostaRica.com Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) April 18, 2015- Sometimes, sending a gift for no reason whatsoever is a special present for both the sender and the receiver. Keeping that in mind, for all Costa Ricans living abroad, LlamaCostaRica.com has a special offer: 100% bonus on international mobile recharges sent to Kolbi Costa Rica mobiles. The offer is valid until May 1st...

Source: oPhone Smelling Your Smartphone: The Ultimate Multimedia Experience

Source: oPhone CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Vapor Communications, a pioneer in scent delivery systems, is announcing the launch of oMedia, a platform for integrating scent messages, or oNotes, into a range of consumer products including oBooks, oSongs and oClothing. Based on the use of scent cartridges called oChips, oMedia products will become available for purchase...

ISS. Source: Wikimedia Commons SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Travels to International Space Station

ISS. Source: Wikimedia Commons Washington, Apr 14 (EFE).- Privately-owned SpaceX on Tuesday successfully launched a Dragon cargo capsule carrying material for the International Space Station, although it failed to get the Falcon 9 rocket's first stage to land softly enough to allow it to be reused. The Falcon 9 rocket - 42 meters (138 feet) long - placed the unmanned Dragon capsule into orb...

Source: Pixabay Commons How Does Costa Rica Produce 100 Percent Renewable Energy?

Source: Pixabay Commons London, UK (April 2, 2015) - iDisrupted - Burlington, USA was one of the first cities in the world to run on renewable energy and now Costa Rica has becomes the first country to do so. This is a huge achievement for Costa Rica but a huge worry for traditional energy companies says author of new book iDisrupted. An environmental milestone has been achieved for Cost...

Sprint Free Unlimited International Roaming in Costa Rica with Sprint

Sprint roaming OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Beginning today, Sprint (NYSE: S) is introducing International Value Roaming, giving customers the ability to travel to major areas in Latin America, Europe and Japan and roam with up to 2G speeds to read emails and surf the web at no additional charge1 . Additionally, they can send unlimited text messages for no extra charge, and they can c...

Source: Vestas Costa Rica Invests in More Clean Energy Technology

Source: Vestas Vestas, a leading Danish manufacturer, seller, installer, and servicer of wind turbines, recently signed a firm and unconditional order with Fila de Mogote, a subsidiary of US-based Hunt Energy Horizons (Hunt Oil), for the 21 MW Mogote wind power plant in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. According to a press release by Vestas, the company will supply and install seven ...

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