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  • 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...

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  • 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,...

  • Remembering Anne Frank, BDS, mission to space and more…This week from Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 23, 2013 | 12:35 pm

    A look at Israel’s most unique buildings

    Ynetnews.com turned to several leading Israeli architects and asked them to recommend specially designed building worth visiting in Israel. From the Museum of Art at Ein Harod to the Glass House in Haifa – take a glimpse at the best of the...

  • Israel is the leader in producing drones

    December 9, 2013 | 10:40 am

    This story originally ran on themedialine.org.

    Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s) are being used in conflicts all over the world, and military analysts say their use is only expected to increase. With the clear advantage of not needing pilots, who can be shot down or captured,...

  • Best. Site. Ever.

    By David Suissa

    November 6, 2013 | 1:06 pm

    It’s common these days to micromanage what information we receive. Many of us have a list of favorite Web sites and blogs we regularly go to, as well as Facebook pages and mobile apps that reflect our individual tastes and ideologies. It’s a way of maintaining some level of control...

  • Welcome your oil-less future

    October 23, 2013 | 4:23 pm

    I first became aware of autonomous cars when I read of Google’s successful attempt last year to drive a Prius from San Francisco to Los Angeles without human intervention. To be clear, a human was in the car, but he was there only in case he was needed — and the need never came up....

  • The women of startup nation

    By Simone Wilson

    October 16, 2013 | 12:51 pm

    Kira Radinksy, co-founder and chief technology officer of Israeli startup SalesPredict, is something of an anomaly among the leaders of Israel’s proud “startup nation.” And not just because she was a child prodigy who started her computer science career at the Technion - Israel...

  • Will LAUSD’s iPad upgrade work?

    By Sam Gliksman

    September 24, 2013 | 1:52 pm

    The Los Angeles Unified School District, the second-largest public school district in the United States, has approved a plan that will provide every K-12 student and teacher in Los Angeles with an iPad by fall 2014. With more than 650,000 students and almost 26,000 teachers, this...

  • Atoning in the digital age, there's an app for that

    September 3, 2013 | 9:56 am

    The digital age is changing the way we approach all aspects of life — including repentance. 

    There is a catharsis in release, especially public release, and that’s what the founders of a slew of new digital programs and apps have tapped into during the High Holy Days. From...

  • Hackers use new tactic to attack U.S. media sites

    August 15, 2013 | 4:20 pm

    Hackers promoting the Syrian Electronic Army simultaneously targeted websites belonging to CNN, Time and the Washington Post on Thursday by breaching Outbrain, a firm which publishes content recommendations on those sites.

    That resulted in some WashingtonPost.com and Time.com...

  • 3-D Nation: Reut Institute advances 3-D printing for all

    By Simone Wilson

    August 14, 2013 | 9:57 am

    Few aspects of Israeli society are dearer to the national identity than its high-tech sector — a class of entrepreneurs so churning with ideas and innovation that they have earned Israel the title of “startup nation.” 

    But can this legacy last forever? Research from the last few...

  • Google bought Waze for less than $1 billion

    July 29, 2013 | 11:19 am

    Google paid less than the previously reported $1.1 billion for the Israeli navigation app Waze.

    The purchase price came in at $966 million in cash, Waze reported July 25 in its financial report for the second quarter of 2013, the Israeli business daily Globes reported. The...

  • You’ve got mail: Government to assign email addresses to all Iranians

    July 9, 2013 | 10:19 am

    Iran is to assign all citizens an individual email address which the communications minister said on Monday would aid interaction between state authorities and the people.

    It was unclear whether the move would add to regulations on Internet use imposed by a conservative Islamist...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 8, 2013 | 5:52 am

    Camp Kimama is taking off!

    More than 1500 children and teenagers from all around the world will land this summer in Israel, for an unforgettable international experience named: Camp Kimama. The staff is assembled from young Israelis, Jewish Agency summer camps alumni, who use...

  • There’s no app for humanity

    By David Suissa

    June 26, 2013 | 4:39 pm

    Every time I turn around, I hear about a new app that promises to make my life easier, get somewhere faster, find things quicker. This is the golden calf of the digital era: speed. We’re desperate for any clever gizmo that will make things go quicker — including our brains.

    But...

  • Billion-dollar Waze

    June 19, 2013 | 10:57 am

    UPDATE [7/29/13]: Google bought Waze for $966 million.

    Just a couple of years ago, the Israeli entrepreneurs behind the traffic-fighting smartphone app Waze were knocking down the door of every news outlet in Los Angeles. They were seeking publicity to help forge their way into...

  • Google set to buy Israeli navigation application Waze

    June 10, 2013 | 10:42 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    When Dr. Gary Ginsburg, who lives in Jerusalem and works at the Ministry of Health, drives to Tel Aviv, he makes sure not to forget his smartphone and the Israeli traffic application Waze.

    “I’m a Waze fan,” he told The Media...

  • Why did Israel’s promising electric car maker fail?

    June 4, 2013 | 11:05 am

    It was supposed to be the car of the future, a near-silent, battery-powered vehicle that would wean the West off its dependence on Middle Eastern oil and save the environment in the process.

    And an Israeli company seemed destined to build it.

    Better Place, founded in 2007 by...

  • Report: Talks between Waze and Facebook break down

    May 31, 2013 | 11:08 am

    Talks between an Israeli technology firm and Facebook reportedly broke down over the Israeli company’s insistence on staying in the country.

    The navigation company Waze had been in talks to be acquired by Facebook for $1 billion. But the negotiations reportedly broke down over...

  • Can Google Glass transform Jewish life?

    May 30, 2013 | 11:57 am

    Over the past few weeks, strangers have begun stopping high school computer science teacher Chaim Cohen on the street. A few accuse him of recording them without their knowledge. Even fewer blame him for all of society’s ills.

    But many just want an answer to a simple question: Is...

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