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WhatsApp: Costa Rica’s latest policing tool

Instead of sending memes, users are sharing license plate information with police and tips about suspicious people in their neighborhood.

Winners of Costa Rica Fishackathon create tool to help track fuel subsidies for fishing

Tech firm ImagineXYZ won the Costa Rica Fishackathon 2016 with the idea for a digital remora that would help better track the use of fuel subsidies for fishing boats.

Uber Costa Rica drops fares 20 percent and some drivers aren’t happy

The ride-hailing company says the fare drop will benefit drivers by spurring greater demand, but several chauffeurs complain that the price gouge comes as many have been struggling to cover their expenses.

Intel cuts 12,000 jobs, forecast misses amid PC market decline

Intel Corp., the world's biggest maker of semiconductors, said it will cut 12,000 jobs, or 11 percent of its workforce, retrenching as the personal-computer market heads toward a fifth year of decline.

Duolingo language-learning app hits Costa Rican classrooms

On Monday, trainers from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company showed more than 300 public and private school teachers from across San José, Heredia and Cartago how to use the app in their lesson plans during a free training with the Education Ministry and the nonprofit organization Ideas en Acción.

New bill would OK ride-sharing services beyond Uber in Costa Rica

Lawmaker Franklin Corella's bill would regulate ride-sharing services — for profit and not — that he said will help address Costa Rica’s congested roads.

The technology at the heart of the Apple-FBI debate, explained

What if the FBI could force Samsung to covertly turn on the video camera in your smart TV? Or force Google to deliver a malicious security update to your web browser which actually spied on you and transmitted your passwords and other sensitive information back to the FBI?

The New York Times eyes more changes to meet digital challenge

The New York Times is eyeing further changes to its newsroom to meet the growing challenges of digital, it said Thursday, as the company reported a rise in profits.

Why Google’s new quantum computer could launch an artificial intelligence arms race

Google claims the D-Wave 2X is 100 million times as fast as any of today's machines. As a result, this quantum computer could theoretically complete calculations within seconds to a problem that might take a digital computer 10,000 years to calculate.

Snapchat vanishing video viewing hits 6 billion daily

Snapchat's appeal has been the promise that messages shared disappear shortly after being viewed, providing users a sense of being able to keep pictures or videos private and ephemeral.

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