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New Google Logo 2015 Why Google Changed Its Logo (VIDEO)

Google's new logo in 2015 San Francisco, Sep 1 (EFE).- Google on Tuesday revealed its new logo, which keeps the red, blue, yellow and green colors of the tech giant's original logo but changes the lettering to a simpler, rounded "Product Sans" font. Until now, the firm has used a serif typeface for its logo for more than 16 years. The tech firm said on its blog that it has changed a lot ...

Source: Savioke The Future of Hotel Room Service Belongs to Robots

Source: Savioke By Teresa Bouza San Francisco, Aug 31 (EFE).- It's called Relay and it's the latest server at a number of Silicon Valley hotels, which use the diminutive robot to take toothpaste, towels and other supplies to the guests in their rooms. "We have our robots deployed at the Aloft Cupertino hotel, the Aloft Silicon Valley, the Crowne Plaza Milpitas and the Holiday Inn Express...

Source: Pixabay Commons Costa Rica Bans 2 Hydroelectric Plants; Protects Environment

San Jose, Aug 30 (EFE).- President Luis Guillermo Solis has issued an executive order banning the development of hydroelectric power plants along Costa Rica's Pacuare and Savegre rivers for the next 25 years. The environmental protection measure covers power projects with a generating capacity equal to or greater than 500 kilovolts to keep the rivers clean and free of barriers. The goal is t...

Source: Flickr Commons Could Dental Drills Become Obsolete in Costa Rica?

Source: Flickr Commons “Drill and fill” is the basic dentistry method applied to treating cavities. Essentially, dental care professionals first remove the soft decayed area of a tooth with special instruments, and one of them happens to be an ominous, high-speed drill that people in Costa Rica and around the world seem to have a predisposed phobia against. The filling comes after the drilling...

Source: Wikimedia Commons FBI Allegedly Hacked Into MySpace; Faked News Articles

Source: Wikimedia Commons Washington, Aug 28 (EFE).- The Associated Press has sued the U.S. Justice Department over the FBI's failure to turn over public records related to its online impersonation of the media company during a 2007 sting operation. The lawsuit, to which EFE gained access on Friday, was filed jointly by the AP and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press with the U....

Source: Flckr Commons Microsoft Reports Strong Adoption of Windows 10

Source: Flickr Commons San Francisco, Aug 27 (EFE).- Tech giant Microsoft said that since the launch of Windows 10, the latest version of its operating system, less than a month ago, the software has been installed in more than 75 million devices. "More than 75 million devices running Windows 10 - and growing every day," Microsoft vice president Yusuf Mehdi said in a Twitter post. "Windo...

Luviva Cervical Cancer Detection Device Will Begin Trials in Costa Rica

NORCROSS, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Guided Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: GTHP) announced today that access to the LuViva® Advanced Cervical Scan has been expanded to Costa Rica, bringing to 20 the number of countries where the Company has shipped its non-invasive, point-of-care cervical cancer detection technology. “We are pleased to see our growing traction among doctors, governments and distributors...

Source: IAU Mexican Woman Leads International Astronomical Union

Source: IAU Mexico City, Aug 24 (EFE).- Mexico's Silvia Torres-Peimbert is the first Latin American woman to serve as president of the International Astronomical Union, or IAU, thanks to her five-decade scientific career. Torres-Peimbert, born in Mexico City in 1940, is only the second Latin American to lead the IAU - Argentina's Jorge Sahade headed the organization from 1985 to 1988 - and ...

Cricket Wireless U.S. Cricket Wireless Offers Cheap Calls to Costa Rica

ATLANTA, Aug. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Cricket Wireless expands international service even further by offering calling to nine new countries from the U.S. and unlimited talk and text to and from the U.S. to Canada. New International Add-Ons Customers can now reach out to family and friends in Dominican Republic, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Jamaica, Haiti, o...

Source: ACAE Nicaragua Will Host Aerospace Conference

Managua, Aug 22 (EFE). - Nicaragua will be the meeting place for the 7th Space Conference of the Americas 2015, or CEA, which is expected to attract more than 200 participants to exchange information and experiences about satellites and other technologies, the authorities said. During the CEA, to be held Nov. 17-19 in Managua, there will be four great areas of discussion: education, science &am...

An Uber driver in Bogota. Wikimedia Commons President of Costa Rica Issues Warning to Uber

An Uber driver in Bogota. Wikimedia Commons On Friday afternoon, the controversial private transportation mobile app Uber began operating in Costa Rica with a stern warning by President Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera, who explained that his administration will increase vigilance on the roadways for the purpose of catching and issuing infractions to Uber drivers. According to a news report file...

Wikimedia Commons Scientific Tourism Flourishes in Costa Rica and Belize

University of North Georgia Media Release -- This summer, the first-ever study abroad opportunity for the University of North Georgia's (UNG) biology department took students to tropical reefs teeming with vibrant sea life off the coast of Belize and highland forests in Costa Rica, where 100 percent humidity keeps the treetops shrouded in mist. The group in Costa Rica studied the ecology of clo...

Wikimedia Commons Young Astronomer Discover Colossal Star and Planet

Wikimedia Commons Santiago, Aug 19 (EFE).- Chilean astronomer Maritza Soto has discovered a planet three times as large as Jupiter orbiting a red giant star larger than the Sun and located some 290 million light years from Earth. Soto, a 25-year-old doctoral student in Sciences at the University of Chile, worked for eight months using two telescopes at the La Silla observatory, 600 km (abou...

Source: Pixabay Commons Costa Rica Participates in Future of Sustainable Energy Seminar

Solar Energy Park in Guanacaste, Costa Rica CEPAL Press Release (August 18, 2015) -- Using the abundant energy resources found in Latin America and the Caribbean in a sustainable way can significantly contribute to overcoming barriers to development, experts gathered at ECLAC’s headquarters in Santiago, Chile said during the seminar The Future of Energy: Latin America’s Path to Sustainability....

Electric BYD Qin taxi. Wikimedia Commons Electric Taxis Debut in Uruguay

Electric BYD Qin taxi. Wikimedia Commons Montevideo, Aug 15 (EFE).- Four electric cars have been incorporated for the first time into this capital's taxi fleet, part of the Uruguayan government's efforts to promote renewable energies.   The transportation sector accounts for 29 percent of the country's energy consumption, Industry, Energy and Mining Minister Carolina Cosse said, add...

Source>: Von Kelemen School Advanced Digital Audio Recording Education in Costa Rica

Source>: Von Kelemen School San José, Costa Rica (PRWEB) August 11, 2015 -- VonKelemen’s mission is to provide universal access to education — not just in the professional audio and music business disciplines, but broader realms encompassing contemporary arts, technology and business. The school, an online-learning center that opened its doors in 2011, provides a comprehensive 'Master Serie...

San Martin de Porres. Wikimedia Commons Forensic Technology Recreates Faces of Saints from 400 Years Ago

San Martin de Porres. Wikimedia Commons By Monica Martinez Lima, Aug 14 (EFE).- Sts. Rose of Lima, Martin de Porres and Juan Masias, all of whom died more then 400 years ago, will soon have their faces recreated by the most cutting-edge technology used in forensic odontology. The remains of the three saints lie in Santo Domingo Convent in Lima, where a team of forensic odontologists from...

Wikimedia Commons Aerospace Firm from Costa Rica Continues to Work with NASA

Source: Ad Astra Ad Astra Press Release -- Ad Astra Rocket Company and NASA have successfully completed contract negotiations on the company’s Next Space Technology Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP) award, announced on March 31, 2015, and now enter the execution phase of the project. The parties executed the contract, a three-year, fixed price agreement, on August 7, 2015 for a total value o...

Source: Netflix Costa Rica Ranks Dead Last on Netflix Video Streaming List

Source: Netflix Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 62 million members in over 50 countries -including Costa Rica- enjoying more than 100 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. For the most part, members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected scree...

Wikimedia Commons Facebook Helps in Tracking Flight MH370 Debris

Wikimedia Commons After published reports stated that suspected plane debris washed up on several Maldives islands, Malaysia will send a team of investigators to examine it. Investigators will try to determine if the debris came from a plane before taking any further action. "I urge all parties to allow for the verification process to take its due course. Once it is determined to be aircraf...

Source: Bau Bax With This New, Hi-Tech Travel Jacket, You May Not Need Luggage

Source: Bau Bax Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 10, 2015 -- BauBax, the world’s best travel jacket with 15 distinctive features for everything a traveler needs, is now the 11th most funded Kickstarter campaign of all-time with over $4.5-million in contributions and counting (source: Kickstarter). BauBax looks to enter the Top 10 most funded Kickstarter campaigns within the next week by passing R...

Source: Tri-Hard The Power of Social Media in Tourism Marketing

Source: Pixabay Commons National tourism boards around the world are paying very close attention to how their peers are using social media for marketing purposes. In Costa Rica, the Costa Rica Tourism Board (Spanish initials: ICT) was at one point an international leader in terms of using social media to attract foreign visitors as well as fomenting domestic tourism, and the most productive...

America's Cardroom screenshot Online Poker Site in Costa Rica Welcomes Bitcoin Players

Logicoins Press Release -- San Jose, Costa Rica – July 31, 2015 – Ready to turn your Bitcoin into $200,000 in a matter of hours? Then you’ll want to be online at Americas Cardroom on Sunday, August 2nd. At 3pm ET, the US-facing online poker site is hosting its signature Million Dollar Sunday poker tournament, a $1 million guaranteed Texas Hold’em event with a first place prize of $200,000 guarante...

Source: Founder Institute Founder Institute Seeks Tech Startups in Costa Rica

Source: Founder Institute Applications for the Costa Rica Founder Institute Summer Semester 2015 will be accepted until August 30th. The Founder Institute is the world's largest early-stage startup accelerator. Over 1,550 technology founders have already launched companies with the help of the Institute's company-building curriculum, expert feedback, and peer support. Anybody in Costa Rica ...

Flickr Commons Costa Rica Allows Facebook Privacy to Minors; Colombia Denies It

Young Facebook users in Costa Rica enjoy certain protections with regard to keeping their social media activity hidden from parents. That much is granted by Article 25 of the Childhood and Adolescence Code. Such is not the case in Colombia, where the Supreme Court recently issued an opinion that gives parents the right to monitor the Facebook accounts of their children. In Costa Rica, a legisla...

Source: Wikimedia Commons Apple’s Siri Will Get Smarter With Voicemail Transcription

San Francisco, Aug 4 (EFE).- Apple's digital assistant, Siri, will soon be able to transcribe voicemail messages from iPhones, according to the publication Business Insider, which reported that the new service could make its debut next year. "Apple employees are testing a voicemail service that uses Siri to answer your calls and transcribe voicemail messages," said Business Insider. "Apple's...

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...

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