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University of Colorado Boulder. Source: Wikimedia Commons University of Colorado Investigates 2012 Costa Rica Earthquake

University of Colorado Boulder. Source: Wikimedia Commons SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced that Splunk software is being taught or used for research in more than 100 universities around the world. Using Splunk solutions in the classroom equips students and faculty with an...

Source: Open Garden New Mobile Messaging App Works Without Internet Connection

Source: Open Garden SAN FRANCISCO, July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Open Garden, the creator of FireChat, announces today the introduction of its new off-the-grid private messaging technology (OM). You can now send private messages to people anywhere, even if you aren't connected to the Internet or to a cellular network. All communication apps today require Internet access and protocols. When ...

Cabo Blanco, Costa Rica. Source: DigitalGlobe Advanced Imaging Firm Augments Biological Research in Costa Rica

Cabo Blanco, Costa Rica. Source: DigitalGlobe DigitalGlobe Media Release -- In June 2015, the Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) offered a field-based graduate course in Costa Rica titled “Tropical Biology: An Ecological Approach.” To supplement the field-based instruction and incorporate a GIS (geographic information systems) and remote sensing component, Dr. Eben Broadbent, assistant pr...

An Uber driver in Bogota. Wikimedia Commons Costa Rica and Mexico Join International Protests Against Uber

An Uber driver in Bogota. Wikimedia Commons San Jose (The Costa Rica Star) and Mexico City (EFE), July 29.- Mexico City taxi drivers staged a protest on Wednesday against the recent approval of private transportation services offered via smartphone apps, while police are investigating attacks on Uber drivers in the past few hours. In Costa Rica, the National Forum of taxicab drivers assembl...

An entertainment android. Source: Wikimedia Commons An Artistic Artificial Intelligence Exhibit in Argentina

An entertainment android. Source: Wikimedia Commons By Mar Centenera Buenos Aires, Jul 27 (EFE).- Are androids creative? The question becomes inevitable when faced with robots that create portraits of whoever poses in front of them, an avatar dancer that improvises choreographies, and a computer that creates its own language at the exhibition of artificial intelligence that opened over the ...

GoCode, a programming academy in Costa Rica Nerds in Paradise: New Tech Workspace Planned in Costa Rica

GoCode, a programming academy in Costa Rica Austin, Texas (PRWEB) July 27, 2015 -- techXscapes launched its Indiegogo campaign for funding its destination bungalow-workspace pilot location in Costa Rica on July 20, 2015. Its funding goal is $75,000. Focused on technology professionals, the Bungalow-workspace concept combines co-working and co-living space ideas into a unified experience, si...

Wikimedia Commons Even High-Tech Toothbrushes Can’t Escape Fecal Bacteria

Wikimedia Commons Smart toothbrushes that connect to the World Wide Web and keep electronic dental records were among the most talked-about items at the Barcelona Mobile World Congress last year, but even these advanced oral hygiene instruments are not impervious to accumulating fecal matter if they are left in the bathroom. According to a 2014 report by Sam Schechner of the Wall Street Jou...

Wikimedia Commons Hackers Prompt Massive Recall of 2014 Jeep Cherokee

Wikimedia Commons Washington, Jul 24 (EFE).- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Friday it is conducting a voluntary safety recall affecting 1.4 million vehicles in the United States after two hackers remotely controlled some functions of a 2014 Jeep Cherokee. The automaker said in a statement that "the recall aligns with an ongoing software distribution that insulates connected vehicles from re...

ISS. Source: Wikimedia Commons Lift-Off: Astronauts Travel to the International Space Station

ISS. Source: Wikimedia Commons Washington, Jul 22 (EFE).- Russia on Wednesday launched a manned space mission to the International Space Station two months behind schedule because of recent problems with other launches. The Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft carrying a Russian, an American and a Japanese astronaut lifted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 2102 GMT and began its climb i...

Nextbook 10 A Windows 10 Tablet/Laptop Hybrid for Less than $250

Nextbook 10 WEST COVINA, Calif., July 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- E FUN announces the new Nextbook 10 2-in-1 tablet with Windows 8.1.  This lightweight tablet features both a touchscreen and detachable POGO keyboard, giving users the fun and mobility of a tablet and the ease-of-use of a laptop.  An incredible value, the device comes with a one-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365 Personal wi...

Source: Flickr Commons Spotify Will Bring the Playstation Music Network to Costa Rica

Source: Flickr Commons Two of the most significant brands in digital entertainment have teamed up to create an exciting network that will soon be available in Costa Rica. In late March, streaming music service Spotify and video gaming giant Sony announced an exclusive music partnership on the PlayStation Music network, which was described as follows: Spotify and Sony Network Entertainment ...

TomTom device. Wikimedia Commons TomTom Expands to Costa Rica With Turn-by-Turn Navigation

TomTom device. Wikimedia Commons SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Esri User Conference – TomTom (TOM2) today announces the addition of navigable maps for thirteen new countries. TomTom’s global map database now covers over 45.6 million kilometers and 4.3 billion people worldwide, and features full navigable coverage for 134 countries. “The addition of nearly 3 million kilometers of roads in one ...

Source: Wikimedia Commons Measuring Climate Change With Nuclear Science in Costa Rica

Source: Wikimedia Commons Earlier this week, the world took time to remember a major milestone of the Nuclear Age. Seventy years ago, the first atomic bomb was detonated at a site codenamed Trinity by scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory of the United States Department of Energy. Around the same time the 70th anniversary of the Trinity test was being observed, the U.S. and the I...

Unidentified hacker. Wikimedia Commons Costa Rica Suspect Allegedly Involved in Global Hacker Network

Pixabay Commons Agents from the Office of Judicial Investigations (Spanish initials: OIJ) arrested a 24-year old man identified by the last name of Rivera, who is alleged to have been an active member of the massive underground hacker forum Darkode, which the United States Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) recently dismantled.   The arrest was executed at the suspect’s home in ...

Full Tilt Advanced Games Launched by Online Casino from Costa Rica

Full Tilt LAS VEGAS, July 13, 2015 /CNW/ - NYX Gaming Group is proud to announce the launch of its Open Gaming System (OGS™) with Full Tilt, enabling Full Tilt to launch hundreds of casino games in both mobile and desktop formats immediately. The partnership covers the licensing of a significant number of NextGen Gaming slots (NYX's proprietary games studio) and a wealth of third party content...

Source: Pixabay Commons Electricity Production in Costa Rica is Still Pretty Clean

European Year for Development (EU Press Release) / The small Central American country of Costa Rica is in many ways seen as an example of progress in Latin America, especially when it comes to the protecting the environment. The country’s rainforest is left to grow, benefiting both nature and the tourism industry, and the country has a well-developed energy network that draws on power from four bi...

Flickr Commons Facebook Gradually Enters the Medical Industry

Social networking giant Facebook is quickly becoming a powerful ally for the business interests of the medical profession. Last year, a report by Reuters journalists Christina Farr and Alexei Oreskovic indicated that Facebook was looking into the feasibility of creating support communities for people who share certain medical conditions in common. Another research team within Facebook was also ...

Firefox smartphone XOOM Online Payments and Mobile Credits Now in Costa Rica

Source: Wikimedia Commons SAN FRANCISCO, July 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), a leading digital money transfer provider, has launched Xoom Mobile Reload. The cutting-edge service allows customers to instantly send airtime credit online from the U.S. to prepaid mobile phones in 16 countries in Latin America, includingMexico, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Peru, Guatemala...

Source: NASA NASA Space Probe is Days Away from Reaching Pluto

Source: NASA Washington, Jul 7 (EFE).- The U.S. New Horizons space probe has provided the clearest and closest images to date of Pluto a week before it arrives at its historic rendezvous with the distant and largely unknown dwarf planet. The photographs, taken on July 1 and 3, are a foretaste of what scientists hope to see when the probe makes history on the 14th, passing just 12,500 km (7,...

Hift app A Dating App for People with Sexually Transmitted Infections

Hift app NEW YORK, July 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With discreet service, Hift allows those who are living with STIs to find others with the same or similar infections. It is important for those with STIs to find understanding, acceptance and hope. Hift creator Marie is bringing that to the app world with her new creation. She uses Hift to help those with STIs (such as Herpes, HSV-1, HSV-2, HP...

ISS. Source: Wikimedia Commons Cargo Spacecraft Successfully Docks with Space Station

ISS. Source: Wikimedia Commons Moscow, Jul 5 (EFE).- Russia's Progress M-28M cargo capsule successfully docked with the International Space Station on Sunday, Russian space agency Roscosmos reported. "The docking was carried out successfully. The Progress M-28M ship now forms part of the ISS," Roscosmos said in a communique. The unmanned space vessel, carrying some 2.5 tons of cargo - in...

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...

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