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  • Phone Etiquette

    By Ilana Angel

    1 week ago

    When I call someone on the phone, I start with hello. When I end a call, I finish with goodbye. My friend Michael doesn’t bother with hello or goodbye. He simply jumps in and starts a conversation. Perhaps start is the wrong word because he jumps into the conversation as if it has...

  • Apple’s Siri technology to be offered in Hebrew

    January 12, 2016 | 2:14 pm

    Apple’s voice-activated assistant technology, which is offered in 18 languages, will be offered in Hebrew.

    Siri, which stands for Speech Interpretation and Recognition Interface, will be able to speak Hebrew next month in the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system, Ynet...

  • Reinventing the Wheel, Printing Metal and More - This Week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 10, 2015 | 8:37 am

    Israel’s Hebrew University and Cleveland Clinic, Will Take Nanomedicines to the Next Level

    Nanomedicine – the application of nanotechnology to medical procedures, medical device design, sensors, and other medical uses – is seen by researchers as an area of great promise, and to...

  • Israel’s high tech aims to help the elderly

    October 9, 2015 | 10:00 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    More and more elderly people worldwide are joining the technology revolution, and technology is coming to meet them halfway. In Israel, one of the world’s high-tech capitals, companies are racing to develop new applications and...

  • Brand-new labs, advanced equipment prep students for sci-tech careers

    By Elyse Glickman

    October 6, 2015 | 11:07 am

    While Jewish day schools across Los Angeles have always tried to keep children and teens rooted in their ancient faith, new programs are now helping students develop the skills and creativity needed to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Over the past decade, secular and...

  • PicnicHealth puts health care in patients’ hands

    By Kylie Ora Lobell

    September 30, 2015 | 10:32 am

    Eight years ago, Noga Leviner was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. Aside from having to learn to deal with the hardships that accompany the chronic autoimmune disease, Leviner was forced to navigate a complex health care system that she found increasingly frustrating. 


  • Surfin’ Wave Energy, Messaging from the Great Beyond and More - This Week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 28, 2015 | 8:34 am

    New Tech Allows Sending Messages from the Great Beyond

    We’ve seen something very similar last year on “Black Mirror,” and now communicating with departed loved ones takes one more step towards reality.

    A new Israeli app will give everyone an opportunity to communicate with...

  • WIT Israel Attracts Women Entrepreneurs From Around The World To The Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 28, 2015 | 8:37 am

    A first of its kind international Women tech entrepreneurship conference was held in Israel last week, as a group of female tech bloggers and entrepreneurs from around the world were invited for a one-week trip to explore the 'Startup Nation'.

    The conference, titled WIT (Women...

  • Dangling Like Spiderman, Making ‘Most Innovative’ List and More - This Week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 24, 2015 | 8:48 am

    Israeli Startup StoreDot raises $18M to Turn the Electric Vehicle Industry Upside Down

    Advanced battery developer StoreDot Ltd. announced today that they had succeeded in raising $18 million in their latest round of funding. Investors leading the charge to finance the Israeli...

  • Are mobile applications climbing the ladder of technological insanity?

    By Dennis Adonis

    June 23, 2015 | 12:50 pm

    Since mobile Applications evolve into the dominance element that connects humanity to the convenience of portable machines, an ever evolving non-stop race for mobile Applications improvement is constantly being witnessed.
    The intensity of this technological race has intensified so...

  • Environment Day, Aviation Revolution and More - This Week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 8, 2015 | 8:47 am

    Environment Day 2015

    Solar energy has long been deemed as a viable sustainable solution to the global energy crisis, and Israel – a nation barren of oil resources – is at the forefront of such renewable energy solutions. Now Israeli engineers are teaming up with master...

  • Technology offers solutions to tomorrow’s agriculture problems

    May 7, 2015 | 10:38 am

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Ten billion people. That is the number of mouths that farmers will have to feed in another two decades. In order to do this food production needs to increase by 70%.

    “In recent years, due to the over usage of soils there are...

  • IDF Tech Saves Lives in Nepal, 3-D Car, NASA and More - This Week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 4, 2015 | 8:47 am

    An Inside Look at the IDF’s Unique Medical Technology in Nepal

    As part of the IDF’s humanitarian mission to Nepal, a field hospital has been built near Kathmandu. This past week, people affected by the earthquake have been receiving the same treatment as offered in the most...

  • The World’s New Tech Capital, Waze’s New Feature and More…This Week from the Startup Nation!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 27, 2015 | 8:43 am

    “Made in Israel” Labels Combat BDS

    The boycott, divest, and sanction movement, which seeks to cut economic ties with Israel, shows no sign of letting up. Yet concern over the possibility that their products will be boycotted has not stopped Israeli manufacturers and exporters...

  • Parking solutions, driverless ride, revolutionary apps and more – This week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 13, 2015 | 8:55 am

    An Israeli device to revolutionize Augmented Reality

    So far, the augmented reality (AR) consumer revolution hasn’t taken off as expected. Devices like Google Glass and others in that space proved to be too expensive and inflexible for use by most people. But a new system produced...

  • Apple Watch launches April 24 for up to $17,000 in rose gold

    March 9, 2015 | 2:36 pm

    Apple Inc launched its long-awaited watch on Monday, including yellow or rose gold models with sapphire faces costing up to $17,000, but investors questioned whether Chief Executive Tim Cook's first product would be a breakaway hit.

    Apple's first new device since Cook became CEO...

  • Stephen Hawking’s worst nightmare? Golem 2.0

    January 6, 2015 | 3:09 pm

    Stephen Hawking is much in the news these days. His personal story, the subject of the recently released film “The Theory of Everything,” is already spoken of as an Oscar contender. Diagnosed in 1963 with the dreaded Lou Gehrig’s disease and given two years to live, he went on to a...

  • New smartphone technology performs eye exams

    By Roseanne Tabachnik

    December 11, 2014 | 5:42 pm

    Can you imagine a world where eye exams can be performed with your smartphone? Well, it seems like Peek Vision is about to make that vision a reality.

    Here’s a simple pictorial explaining how the Portable Eye Examination Kit works:

    The clip-on mobile adapter helps identify...

  • No magic bullet: Technology has much to offer in the classroom, but it can’t fix everything

    October 20, 2014 | 11:31 am

    I’m sold on technology in the classroom. I really am. I mean, books, paper and pens are a form of technology — they’re just a comparatively inert and messy form. 

    I’m not sentimental about physical books. I’m sure when they came around, some poor slob was sitting in a corner...

  • Israeli company ReWalk going public

    August 28, 2014 | 2:22 pm

    The Israeli company ReWalk Robotics, which builds exoskeletons to help people with spinal cord injuries stand and walk, is going public.

    The company, which changed its name recently from Argo Medical Technologies to the name of its signature product, announced this week that it...

  • ‘HoneyBook’ takes a leap forward in event planning technology

    June 25, 2014 | 1:20 pm

    Naama Alon planned her wedding during a stressful academic year at Tel Aviv’s Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. Soon after the nuptials, but before finishing her degree in graphic design and interactive media, she and her new husband, Oz, birthed a startup that would soon...

  • Passover: Touching Liberation

    By David Suissa

    April 9, 2014 | 2:44 pm

    As we were developing the cover story for this year’s Passover issue —“Are we e-slaves?”— I couldn’t help thinking about a little girl in Israel, Amit, who suffers from a neurodevelopmental disorder called Rett syndrome.

    According to academic literature, Rett syndrome is...

  • Am I an e-slave?

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    April 9, 2014 | 1:30 pm

    I am not the right person to preach on electronic servitude, given my tons of incoming mail and messages and a touch of OCD. As I’m writing this, in between tweets and Facebook updates, I have stopped to answer e-mails. More than once. They pile up, you see, and I like a clean...

  • Diplomacy is back in action, Pharell Williams is HAPPY with Israel and more…This week from Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 7, 2014 | 8:39 am

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is saved!

    The 11-day Foreign Ministry strike that closed embassies abroad and prevented high-profile visits both to and from Israel ended on Wednesday evening as the Treasury and the ministry’s workers committee signed a labor agreement. This ends...

  • New apps help people avoid unwanted encounters

    March 31, 2014 | 2:18 pm

    Trying to avoid an awkward encounter with an ex? Fearful of an embarrassing meeting after an argument? New apps can help people avoid bumping into others and provide escape routes if they do.

    By logging on to Facebook and other social networking sites, users can choose people...

  • 10 Israeli startups to watch

    March 12, 2014 | 4:04 pm

    Roojoom is the latest buzzword you need to know for online content. It’s a new Israeli platform that helps publishers, businesses and  individuals curate Web content, organize it and guide readers.

    Sounds similar to Flipboard? Marni Mandell, head of business development for...

  • Taking Israel off the map- how international companies help the anti-Israeli cause

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 19, 2014 | 9:36 am

    The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is kicking and screaming into reality, but when it comes to some of the leading corporates in the world, it seems as if the conflict is over, and Israel is on the losing side.

    National Geographic shared a video of an escalator on its Instagram...

  • LAPD scopes out Israeli drones, ‘Big Data’ solutions

    By Simone Wilson

    February 13, 2014 | 10:18 am

    For the first nine days of February, eight of the Los Angeles Police Department’s top brass were 7,500 miles away from home, being shuttled around Israel in a minibus.

    “They complained because it was like in the army — they went from place to place to place, and they needed some...

  • The Evolution of Man

    By Steve Greenberg

    January 10, 2014 | 1:56 pm

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 3, 2014 | 12:06 pm

    Yes, my friends. Flash Drive, that tiny little device we cannot live without, is an Israeli creation. The portable storage device was invented and patented in 1999 by the Israeli companies, M- Systems and IBM. It was described as an upgraded version of disc and diskette technology,...

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