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Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Google takes a closer look

Skybox

Peering down to earth from one satellite now and eventually 24, Google is expanding its view, and some say its influence in the universe.

In June Google bought Skybox Satellite for $500 million. Images from the high resolution satellite are updated daily and users with special software can zoom in on things like crops and construction or see how full oil containers are at a Saudi oil field.

Take a look at one such example where the Burj Khalifa skyscraper casts a shadow over Dubai.

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Focus on Technology
2:05 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Google Glass is a hit at the hospital

Dr. Steve Horng uses Google Glass at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
Dr. John Halamka

Outside patient rooms at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center there's a Quick Response (QR) code on the wall. It is key to a new way doctors are doing things there.

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Focus on Technology
1:00 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

How to improve your online reputation

Pete Kistler, a former Syracuse University student, had trouble figuring out why he couldn’t land even an internship. He had a high GPA, won a couple of scholarships and started two clubs on campus. And while all his friends were getting phone calls and going out on interviews, he got nothing. Why? When he Googled his name he found out. There was a convicted sex offender with the same name.   

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Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Balloon-powered Internet

Google scientists launch a balloon designed to provide Internet access to people in New Zealand.
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Focus on Technology
12:31 am
Fri January 11, 2013

North Korea: On the Other Side of the Firewall

Eric Schmidt, Google Chairman

North Koreans continue to face restrictions over cell phone and computer usage. As Google’s chairman visits the country, Ann Thompson reports in Focus on Technology, what Eric Schmidt may want and what the future may hold for those who live there. East-West Center Associate Scott Thomas Bruce weighs in and so does Suk-Ho Shin, a reporter for South Korea's leading newspaper DONG-A-ILBO.