Latest Tech News: 7 March

by Tiago


Phone watches banned from Thai exams

I had my good share of ways to cheat on exams when needed to, but it didn’t include any kind of “top-notch” technology, like it happened in Thailand. According to someone on the Ministry of Education, a student was caught cheating during an exam by using his phone watch – can you blame him?

The cheating system while using this kind of gadgets is pretty simple: take a discrete photo of the exam questions, send it via MMS to a friend that has the knowledge or knows how to look for the answers, and wait for a SMS with all the goodies.

The only problem is being discrete, and in this case, the student was caught while receiving/reading the text messages that were displayed on the watch. Thanks to this student, all normal watches are banned from exams, and the next step is to take a look at wall clocks.

Facebook now in German version

Facebook, one of the most popular social networks of 2007 (and 2008) has added a new language to their site – German. All the work was done by 2,000 Facebook members, that went into volunteer work and got the job done (translating the whole site) in less than two weeks.

Since 60% of the Facebook population lives on the US, it isn’t hard to understand why it only had a n English version until February, at that time, the Spanish language was added thanks to more volunteers.

Source – Reuters

Guest post by Tiago of Gadgetizer

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