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Source: Riverside BT Video Game Made in Costa Rica Helps Pink Dolphins in Brazil

Source: Riverside BT San Jose, Jul 5 (EFE).- A video game developed in Costa Rica aims to raise awareness in Latin America of the need to protect the Amazon river dolphin, or pink dolphin, and other river species, such as the manatee, that are threatened by illegal fishing and habitat loss. The game, titled "Apu, el espiritu del rio" (Apu, the Spirit of the River), takes players on a journe...

Leaf.fm Made in Costa Rica: An Alternative to Apple Music

Leaf.fm Lovingly made in Costa Rica and in the loveable English city of Newcastle upon Tyne, Leaf.fm is a new music streaming service that aims to enter a market already crowded by the likes of Pandora, Spotify, Tidal, and the new Apple Music. According to the Leaf.fm developers: Leaf.fm is the first music service crafted for the post-millennial generation.   Leaf.fm provides a ...

"Xiaomi Redmi 2" by Vernon Chan - https://www.flickr.com/photos/vernieman/16161508853/. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons Chinese Smartphones Ready to Take Over Latin America

"Xiaomi Redmi 2" by Vernon Chan - https://www.flickr.com/photos/vernieman/16161508853/. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons Sao Paulo, Jul 1 (EFE).- China's Xiaomi, the world's No. 5 producer of smartphones, is entering Brazil, where it plans to open its first plant outside Asia. Xiaomi, known as "China's Apple," is making its Redmi 2 smartphone available at its online store to B...

Source: Wikimedia Commons Advanced Wireless Network Quickly Expands in Costa Rica

Source: Wikimedia Commons SARASOTA, Fla., June 30, 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 $58,000 in xMax mobile broadband wireless equipment and services from Itellum, LLC ("Itellum"). This represents a follo...

Source: Space X Rocket Bound for Space Station Explodes After Liftoff

Source: Space X Washington, Jun 28 (EFE).- The unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station, or ISS, exploded less than 10 minutes after liftoff Sunday from Cape Canaveral, Florida, NASA said. "After liftoff, an anomaly occurred. SpaceX is evaluating the issue," NASA said in a Twitter post. The last information received from the rocket was sent two...

Dental Tourism Costa Rica The Economics of Zirconium Crown Technology in Costa Rica

Pixabay Commons With the global market for dental implants and prosthetics poised to grow to more than $10 billion by the end of the decade, the dental tourism sector in Costa Rica is also expected to experience substantial growth. However, not all dental clinics in our country are prepared to meet the demands of health travelers who visit us for their treatment needs. According to a recent...

Flickr Commons Google Now Offers Free Music

Source: Pixabay Commons Los Angeles, Jun 23 (EFE).- After the recent announcement by competitor Apple Music, Google on Tuesday answered back by launching its own free music service, a gratis version of Google Play Music, designed to attract more customers to its subscription service and provide artists with another income stream. In its official blog, the firm explained that the service is ...

Source: Quo Mobility New Quo Infinity Smartphones Debut in Costa Rica

Source: Quo Mobility Miami, FL (PRWEB) June 22, 2015 -- Cubix Latin America, international leaders in technology wholesale, is set to welcome 3 new Quo Mobility mobile phones to their supply. The Infinity P1, PD5 and PQ5 models will soon be ready for purchase through Cubix’s website. Offering a wide range of features and functions, there’s a device to cater to everyone’s mobile phone preferenc...

Real Pay-Per-Head Sportsbook Software Firm Consolidates in Costa Rica

Real Pay-Per-Head LOS ANGELES, CA, June 21, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The management team of Realpriceperhead.com, considered to be one of the world's largest bookie software providers, has announced a successful leveraged management of the website, as well as other brands from the PPH company. As a result, the pay per head company will now operate as a private organization with offices located...

computer glitch US Computer Error Slows Down Tourism and Agriculture

New York, Jun 16 (EFE).- A computer error in the system used to award U.S. visas has delayed thousands of temporary farmhands from entering the country and consequently has caused the nation's agriculture millions of dollars in losses, The Wall Street Journal said Tuesday. In its leading front page story, the daily said that since June 9, thousands of visas intended for farmhands during the cro...

Source: Wikimedia Commons Advanced Wireless Network Successfully Installed in Costa Rica

File image SARASOTA, Fla., June  17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- xG Technology, Inc. ("xG" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: XGTI, XGTIW), a developer of wireless communications and spectrum sharing technologies, announced today the successful installation and initial deployment of an xMax broadband network in Escazu, Costa Rica by Itellum, LLC ("Itellum"). This represents the first stage of xMax network de...

Source: Wikimedia Commons U.S. Owners of Costa Rica Sportsbook Sentenced to Prison

Source: Wikimedia Commons NEWARK, NJ (US Attorney Press Release) —Two members of a racketeering conspiracy involving the Genovese Crime Family of La Cosa Nostra and an online sports betting operation were sentenced today in federal court, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Dominick J. Barone, 45, of Springfield, New Jersey, and Eric Patten, 38, of Bayonne, New Jersey, were sentenced t...

Source: Renovatio Enterprise Cloud Provider Opens New Center in Costa Rica

Source: Renovatio Austin, Texas (PRWEB) June 15, 2015 -- Renovatio Cloud Solutions (http://www.renovatiocloud.com), a market-leader in custom cloud based enterprise software solutions, has announced the official opening of its Costa Rican operations in San Jose, Costa Rica. The new operations will enhance the company’s delivery of enterprise solutions that maximize the ROI on mobility, cloud, ...

"Rosetta - Philae close-up" by DLR, CC-BY 3.0. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 de via Wikimedia Commons Rosetta Space Mission: Exploration Robot Awakens in Comet

"Rosetta - Philae close-up" by DLR, CC-BY 3.0. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 de via Wikimedia Commons Paris, Jun 14 (EFE).- The Rosetta mission's Philae lander has sent signals that it has resumed operating after a seven-month hibernation period on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the European Space Agency, or ESA, said in a Twitter post. "For 85 seconds, Philae 'spoke' with its t...

Jurassic footprints. Source: Wikimedia Commons British Scientific Discovery Recalls “Jurassic Park”

Jurassic footprints. Source: Wikimedia Commons London, Jun 10 (EFE).- British scientists have found possible blood cells and collagen in the fossilized remains of a dinosaur dating back 75 million years, the journal Nature Communications reported. Researchers found structures that might be red blood cells and other fibers similar to collagen in bones from the Cretaceous period, which lasted...

Flickr Commons How Google is Working to Empower People With Disabilities

Flickr Commons By Teresa Bouza San Francisco, Jun 9 (EFE).- Google engineer Eve Andersson does not hesitate to discuss her dream, telling Efe that she wants people with disabilities to "be able to work at whatever they want, study what they like, travel wherever they wish, feel free and empowered." Andersson, who holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California ...

Wikimedia Commons Massive Lava Lake Detected on Jupiter Moon

Wikimedia Commons San Juan, Jun 6 (EFE).- A U.S. radio telescope has captured images of an enormous lava lake on the surface of Io, one of the moons orbiting the planet Jupiter, the Puerto Rico Astronomy Society, or PRAS, reported. "The new images clearly show an enormous lake of lava, fed from the subsoil and which exists permanently," PRAS vice president, professor and scientist Armando C...

Unidentified hacker. Wikimedia Commons U.S. Suspects Massive Data Breach by Chinese Hackers

Pixabay Commons Washington, Jun 4 (EFE).- The personal data of up to four million U.S. federal employees may have been compromised by a massive cyberattack, which could have been the work of Chinese hackers, U.S. authorities said Thursday. The hack-attacks occurred last December but were not detected until April, the U.S. government's Office of Personnel Management said Thursday in a commun...

Source: Quo Smart Fitness Tracking Device Debuts in Costa Rica

Source: Quo Miami, FL (PRWEB) June 02, 2015 -- Cubix Latin America, international leaders in technology distribution, offers their answer to the popular fitness tracker bands. The Quo Sport Smartband is a wearable activity tracker, providing the user with personalized information about their fitness levels and sleep habits. The Smartband is able to track overall physical activity, calculate ca...

Silk Road Seizure Silk Road Founder Sentenced to Life in Prison

Ross Ulbricht (right) and his family enjoy happier times. FreeRoss.org (Department of Justice Press Release) Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that ROSS ULBRICHT, a/k/a “Dread Pirate Roberts,” was sentenced today in Manhattan federal court to life in prison in connection with his operation and ownership of Silk Road, a hidden website des...

Source: Google Google Presents Brillo and Weave; Android’s Siblings

By Teresa Bouza San Francisco, May 28 (EFE).- Google made public on Thursday its intention to expand its Android mobile operating system far beyond cellphones, unveiling plans to penetrate a growing number of aspects of daily life with its software. The tech giant on Thursday announced its big product lines for the coming months at its annual conference of developers in San Francisco, where ...

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...

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