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Link Bubble Link Bubble: An Optimal Browser for Costa Rica

Link Bubble is a mobile Web browser that lets users escape the tyranny of ridiculously slow load times and dropped wireless signals that are very common in Costa Rica, particularly among subscribers of the former telecommunications monopoly Kolbi/ICE. Users of smartphones and tablets powered by the Android mobile operating system, which is very popular in Costa Rica, have a lot of choice in ter...

Robotics Team Fast Robot from Costa Rica Wins Award in Russia

Young robotics engineers from Costa Rica have done their country proud at the 11th World Robot Olympiad (WRO) currently underway in Sochi, Russia. According to an official press release from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Telecommunications, engineers representing our country in the College Category advanced to the final stage and received a special award for their robotic creation. La...

Webcam Russian Site Spies on Security Webcams from Costa Rica

A “grey hat” website hosted in Russia is making a strong statement about a security flaw that is often “exploited” due to a very common user error. This site has been widely reported by several news media outlets in the last few days, including online news daily Costa Rica Hoy, which published screenshots of surveillance video at a known shopping center in Ezcazu, a factory in Paquera, and a secti...

iphone 6 iPhone 6 in Costa Rica: More than 100 Purchase Options

On November 14th, the Big 3 wireless service providers in Costa Rica officially began offering the long-awaited Apple iPhone 6 and the oversized iPhone 6 Plus to eager shoppers. As reported by The Costa Rica Star, the Superintendency of Telecommunications (Spanish acronym: SUTEL) recently issued technical approval of the new Apple smartphones and their operating systems, even though they were alre...

Hackathon U.S. IT Enterprise Firm Sponsors Hackathon in Costa Rica

The information technology (IT) scene in Costa Rica is growing and flourishing at a desirable pace. As recently reported by The Costa Rica Star, the Gold Coast of Guanacaste is now home to an international hacker retreat and a programming boot camp. Hackathons, collaborative events that last from a few hours to a few days for the purposes of nurturing special IT projects and creativity, are becomi...

Turrialba Drones Frankenstein Drones Will Fly Over Costa Rica

Whereas unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, commonly referred to as “drones”) routinely make headlines for their use in wartime operations, surveillance and invasive law enforcement, in Costa Rica they are used for science. As reported by The Costa Rica Star in late 2011, The Center for the Investigation of Nuclear and Particle Science (Spanish acronym: CICANUM) of the University of Costa Rica (UCR) u...

GoCode In Costa Rica, You Can Learn Programming at the Beach

One of the most significant informtation technology trends in recent years has been the learn-to-code movement, endorsed by the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and even Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat. To this end, programming boot camps have emerged as popular teaching methods to introduce novices to the intricate world of coding. In Costa Rica, an international coding boot camp has chosen Play...

whatsapp What’s Up with the WhatsApp Blue Check Marks in Costa Rica?

It has been a difficult week for some users of the instant messaging mobile app WhatsApp in Costa Rica. A few weeks ago, social media giant Facebook acquired WhatsApp in a multi-billion dollar transaction that recalled the heady days of the Dot Com Bubble and its subsequently calamitous crash on Wall Street. More than 600 million WhatsApp users around the world worried that some Facebook featur...

Loyalty Cards Loyalty Card Mobile App Developed in Costa Rica

The mobile app development field in Costa Rica has been growing very rapidly in recent years. One of the latest apps provides a neat and convenient solution for small and medium-sized that issue loyalty, membership and discount cards as marketing and retention tools. This iOS and Android app is also appealing to smart shoppers who use numerous loyalty cards and wish to organize them. The StampK...

Biometrics Biometrics Arrive in the Financial Sector of Costa Rica

In the wake of widespread reports of phishing attacks perpetrated against online banking customers in Costa Rica, one financial institution has responded by teaming up with a Spanish biometrics provider to add extra security to online transactions conducted on smartphones and tablet computers. Grupo Mutual, a major retail bank traditionally known for its mortgage solutions, is the first financial ...

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