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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 ...

Source: Wikimedia Commons Expats Sentenced for Running Online Sportsbook in Costa Rica

Source: Wikimedia Commons PHILADELPHIA – Joseph and Anna Rose Vitelli, of Conshohocken, PA, were sentenced today for their roles in a Racketeering conspiracy involving the Mastronardo Bookmaking Organization. Joseph Vitelli, 71, was sentenced to five months in prison and three years of supervised release, with the first five months served on house arrest. His wife, Anna Rose, 67, was sentenced...

Cuba Wi-Fi Hotspot Marks Technology Milestone in Cuba

By Sara Gomez Armas. Havana, Apr 2 (EFE).- Cuba recently opened its first free public Wi-Fi hotspot, a "gift" to his people from artist Alexis Leyva that offers many young people the chance to surf the Web for the first time in their lives. At a time when babies in other parts of the world are seemingly born with a smartphone or tablet under their arm, Pedro, a 17-year-old student, checked o...

President Chinchilla Listens to Minister Cruz The Internet of Things is Big Business for IBM

Former President Chinchilla at IBM function New York, Mar 31 (EFE; additional reporting by The Costa Rica Star).- Technology giant IBM announced Tuesday that it will invest some $3 billion over the next four years to create a new unit dubbed the Internet of Things, or IoT, based on the interconnection of everyday objects with the Web. The company, as it explained in a communique, seeks to m...

Tidal.com screenshot Tidal: A Spotify Rival Backed by Madonna and Jay-Z

Tidal.com screenshot New York, Mar 30 (EFE).- The artists have taken the initiative in resolving the business model crisis in the music industry and on Monday Jay Z gathered together in New York Madonna, Rihanna, Beyoncé and Alicia Keys, among others, to present Tidal, a "streaming" music platform intended to compete with Spotify. While the industry is still lamenting the death of the CD an...

NestDrop screenshot Mobile App Offers Home Delivery of Marijuana

NestDrop screenshot By Fernando Mexia. Los Angeles, Mar 30 (EFE).- Nestdrop is waging a legal battle to continue making home deliveries of medical marijuana in Los Angeles, where the courts have issued an injunction stopping the service, citing regulations covering the cannabis trade. In October 2014, Nestdrop became the first U.S. firm developing an app that allows users to order and ...

ISS. Source: Wikimedia Commons Successful Docking of Manned Soyuz Spacecraft with ISS

ISS. Source: Wikimedia Commons Washington, Mar 28 (EFE).- The Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft arrived successfully at the International Space Station, or ISS, with three astronauts aboard, two Russians and an American, on a mission that makes history because two of its crew will join the very few who have stayed the longest time in space. The spacecraft blasted off at 1942 GMT from the cosmodrome ...

Van Gogh - Starry Night. Google Cultural Institute How LED Technology Can Stop Light Pollution

Van Gogh - Starry Night. Google Cultural Institute By Carolina Ruiz Vega Have you noticed how, when looking at the night sky, it is difficult to spot the stars when you're in town? The phenomenon is due to what is known as light pollution, which is caused by excess artificial lights pointing in unnecessary directions for carrying out the activities planned for the area in which they are insta...

Livox app developer and his family honored by the UN An Emotional Mobile App For Those Who Can’t Type or Speak

Livox app developer and his family honored by the UN Sao Paulo, Mar 24 (EFE).- Inspired by his daughter afflicted with cerebral palsy, Brazilian inventor Carlos Edmar Pereira created the Livox app, which allows people with motor and audiovisual impairments to express emotions via a mobile device. Pereira told Efe that to improve communication with 7-year-old Clara he created an interface in...

Source: Trivia Crack Trivia Crack: The World’s Most Addictive Mobile App

Source: Trivia Crack Buenos Aires, Mar 23 (EFE).- Just four years after giving up a job developing financial apps to enter the world of games, Argentine computer engineer Maximo Cavazzani has seen his Preguntados/Trivia Crack become the world's fourth-most-downloaded app, with 125 million users. To create "something that everyone would be able to do" was his guiding principle, he told Efe i...

Outsourcing to Costa Rica Learn About Software Outsourcing Options in Costa Rica

Pressbox UK (Press Release) - Costa Rica is not only popular for her tourism attractions; the country is gaining popularity for professional software development services as well. Many businesses from across the Americas decide to opt for software outsourcing in Costa Rica services. If you are operating from a neighbouring country and thinking whether software development can be done inhouse or wh...

One of Ishiguro's robots. Source: Wikimedia Commons Dancing Robots Travel to Nicaragua

One of Ishiguro's robots. Source: Wikimedia Commons Managua, Mar 21 (EFE).- Japanese scientist Hiroshi Ishiguro presented in Nicaragua two robots he calls "humanoids," which he developed with systems of cognitive intelligence, and which are capable of walking, talking and interacting with people. Ishiguro is director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory of the Upper School of Engineering ...

Adults take part in a beginning computer class. Only 38 percent of people worldwide have connected to the Internet at least once in their lives. EFE/File The Internet: Good for Education but not so Good for Morals?

File photo San Francisco, Mar 19 (EFE).- People in emerging and developing countries believe that the Internet has a positive effect on education, personal relations and the economy, but they feel that its impact on morals is mainly negative, according to a study published Thursday. The study prepared by the Pew Research Center is based on 36,619 interviews conducted in 32 emerging and deve...

Source: Wikimedia Commons New Facebook Feature: Money Transfers

Source: Wikimedia Commons San Francisco, Mar 18 (EFE).- Facebook said U.S. users would be able to link their e-mail accounts and the Messenger texting application to their debit cards, allowing them to make instant payments. "Today we're adding a new feature in Messenger that gives people a more convenient and secure way to send or receive money between friends," the social network said on ...

Source: Pixabay Commons Costa Rica: 100% Clean Electricity Produced This Year

Source: Pixabay Commons San Jose, Mar 17 (EFE; additional reporting by The Costa Rica Star).- Clean energy sources have been used to generate 100 percent of the electricity this year in Costa Rica, the state-owned Costa Rican Electricity Institute, or ICE, said. "The year 2015 has been one of electricity totally friendly to the environment for Costa Rica. According to National Electric Syst...

The LHC - Source: Flickr Commons Investigating Dark Matter in the Universe

The LHC - Source: Flickr Commons Geneva, Mar 14 (EFE).- An understanding of dark matter and its composition and the recreation of conditions billionths of a second after the big bang are two of the objectives that physicians at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as the CERN, are aiming to achieve now that the world's largest and most powerful particle collider is up and runn...

Source: Wikimedia Commons United States Testing Secret Defense Drones

Source: Wikimedia Commons The Associated Press (AP) reported on Tuesday the U.S. Secret Service is conducting drone exercises over Washington, D.C. to defend against unmanned aerial vehicles being flown over the area. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved the Secret Service to conduct these flying exercises. The exercises are to be over parts of D.C. airspace which is normally ...

Source: UK Trade & Investment Despite Setbacks, Aerospace Firm from Costa Rica Finds Support

Source: UK Trade & Investment Two major projects from the Ad Astra Rocket Company, the celebrated aerospace firm from Costa Rica that founded by NASA Hall of Fame Astronaut Franklin Chang Diaz, have recently run into roadblocks. First of, there's the breakup between Ad Astra and RECOPE, Costa Rica's state-owned fuel refinery monopoly, over future development of hydrogen production in our c...

Source: Wikimedia Commons Ultra-Secure VPN Provider Sets Up Servers in Costa Rica

Source: Wikimedia Commons MEGGEN, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwired - Mar 3, 2015) - Golden Frog, a company that fights for online privacy and an open Internet, announced today that it has significantly expanded its VyprVPN server location offerings in Latin America. The company added server locations in Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica and Panama to give Internet users in Central and South America mor...

Source: iTunes App Store Wigo is the Hottest Mobile App of the Moment

Source: iTunes App Store Mobile app Wigo has become a hot topic of discussion among college students and it is the pet project of Ben Kaplan, the 23 year old college dropout. Wigo (Who is Going Out) is an application that helps college students to find out where their friends are going to meet up (study, meet up and do anything). Students have to sign up on the products website and download the ...

U.S. tech giant Apple will replace telecom titan AT&T in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the company that compiles that stock market index said Friday. EFE/File DJIA Tech Stocks Shake Up: Hello Apple, So Long AT&T

U.S. tech giant Apple will replace telecom titan AT&T in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the company that compiles that stock market index said Friday. EFE/File New York, Mar 6 (EFE).- U.S. tech giant Apple will replace telecom titan AT&T in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the company that compiles that stock market index said Friday.   Apple's inclusion in the select cl...

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