Technology

Join the Army if you want to invent the next Google Glass

By Nathan Jeffay, December 11, 2014

In the hothouse of Israeli tech success, you may get a surprise if you ask professors which of their graduates they most revere. High up on Boaz Golany's list is the man who led one of Israel's most spectacular failures. Shai Agassi's Better Place company went crashing into bankruptcy last year despite £500 million in investment.

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Tel Aviv's tiny idea that could change the smartphone world

By Nathan Jeffay, December 11, 2014

If an Israeli company gets its way, waiting for your phone to charge will soon seem as out-dated as hanging around while your TV warms up.

Tel Aviv-based StoreDot is about to give industry experts a glimpse of a new smartphone battery that uses nanotechnology to absorb a day's worth of power in just 30 seconds.

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Well suited to science

By Simon Rocker, November 6, 2014

The cutting edge of Israeli science was shared with a select band of London diners by the Friends of Bar Ilan University last week.

Professor Ido Bachelet outlined research being done in the university's faculty of life sciences which, he said, "could revolutionise everything we know as medicine".

His team is developing tiny robots which could be injected into a patient to destroy cancer cel

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Anti-boycott app? Forget it, use BDS tech to buy Israeli

By Nathan Jeffay, October 26, 2014

A new app is promising to boost to the campaign to counter the boycott of Israel by providing information on products originating from the Jewish state.

The app is called Am Yisrael Buy, a play on the phrase "am Yisrael chai", which means "the Jewish People lives".

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Here comes the bride's father - thanks to his robot legs

By Naomi Firsht, September 23, 2014

"As a girl growing up you always expect your dad to be there to walk you down the aisle," said Joanne Beaumont

But she knew her father, Irving Caplan, would be unlikely to fulfil that role.

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Web giants unite to fight online hate

By Marcus Dysch, September 23, 2014

Internet giants Twitter, Facebook, Google and Microsoft have pledged to work harder to tackle online hatred after agreeing a deal with a leading antisemitism watchdog.

The companies endorsed a series of pledges on Monday following talks in California with the Inter-parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism.

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Algorithm that combats bedwetting

By Nathan Jeffay, September 23, 2014

Back in the 1980s in Brighton, an Israeli father started grappling with the challenge of his son's bedwetting.

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Car parking guru finds a space in the market

By Candice Krieger, September 19, 2014

Gap-year student Anthony Eskinazi was on his way to a baseball game in san Francisco and couldn’t find anywhere to park.

Frustrated and driving round in circles,he spotted an empty drive metres from the Giants stadium. This was the moment that lay the foundations for his latest enterprise.

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Man helping Orthodox boot up and cash in

By Nathan Jeffay, September 12, 2014

When Moshe Friedman was trying to get a high-tech start-up off the ground, a potential investor raised a concern. The funder was worried that because Mr Friedman is strictly-Orthodox, he would not be able to stop himself from taking the funds and giving them to charity.

Mr Friedman came up against such prejudice on several occasions while building up his video-editing company.

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App that answers a traveller's prayers

By Simon Rocker, July 24, 2014

It's a problem faced by many an observant traveller.

You are saying Kaddish but you have a plane to catch and you wonder if there is somehow a way to find a minyan to pray with at the airport before the flight leaves.

Now an app launched last week will alert to you to any other potential fellow-daveners up to 10-minutes away from you.

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