Jewish Journal

Terrorist Groups Using YouTube to Distribute Propaganda

By Sam Gliksman

November 12, 2010 | 11:14 am

Anwar al-Awlaki video urges Muslims to take up arms against the USA

One of the major features of modern, “web 2.0” internet technologies is the ability for anyone to publish material that can quickly be disseminated across the world. This has been utilized... read on

  • Campaign calls for No-Device Day on Yom Kippur

    By Adam Wills

    August 31, 2010 | 3:23 pm

    A new campaign is inviting you to add mobile tech to your Yom Kippur fast.

    Eric Yaverbaum and Mark DiMassimo—two marketing CEOs who have worked hard to convince you to log on, click here, call now, surf, search, pay bills in your underwear, trade from the beach, etc.—are hoping to... read on

  • iPhone weather app divides Jerusalem

    By Adam Wills

    June 3, 2010 | 10:18 am

    I’ve heard of microclimates, but this is ridiculous. The Yahoo! Weather app, which comes pre-installed on the iPhone and iPod Touch, divided Jerusalem earlier this week, but the feeds for both West and East Jerusalem are coming from the same, united weather station.

    More from... read on

  • Bar Refaeli busted for bringing an iPad to Israel

    By Jay Firestone

    May 14, 2010 | 10:26 am

    Supermodel Bar Refaeli gets busted at Tel Aviv’s airport for bringing an iPad.  If you remember, a few weeks ago, Israel had lifted its ban on the iPad (officials initially were worried the wifi would interfere with the Israeli network).  Though, apparently in this situation, Refaeli... read on

  • Israel bans iPad

    By Adam Wills

    April 14, 2010 | 12:27 pm

    Israel’s Communications Ministry banned the import of Apple’s iPad yesterday following a tiff between its minister and engineering staff, and custom officials are now directed to confiscate the tablet computer. Ten iPads have been seized already at Ben-Gurion International, according... read on

  • Grapes facing frost? Ice ‘em

    By Adam Wills

    March 23, 2010 | 4:50 pm

    Kendall Jackson is turning to an Israeli company, PIP (Pulsating Irrigation Products), to protect its 14,000 acres of vines from frost. The counterintuitive technique—employed by other vintners and vineyards in Sonoma and Napa—coats the growing grape bud with a fine layer of ice,... read on

  • Is Google Really Racist?

    By Sam Gliksman

    February 23, 2010 | 9:18 am

    There is a note on the notice-board at my workplace that accuses Google of being racist. Whenever you start typing in the Google search box an auto-complete feature drops down and suggests a list of related search terms. The notice-board note displays a screen shot of the search... read on

  • UCSB professor wins Harvey Prize

    By Adam Wills

    February 5, 2010 | 1:24 pm

    Technion—Israel Institute of Technology selected Shuji Nakamura, a UCSB engineering professor whose work was key in the production of white LED lighting, for the 2009 Harvey Prize, an award named for the late L.A. benefactor Leo M. Harvey.

    From UCSB:

    Nakamura is a professor of... read on

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Sam Gliksman was born in Australia. As a child, the closest he ever came to technology was playing with a yo-yo that lit up at night. After college Sam made aliyah and took his...

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