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The joystick as virtual white stick for the blind

A new software tool from Israel allows the blind and visually impaired to make accurate mental maps, giving them the confidence to venture into unfamiliar environments on their own.   “This tool lets the blind ‘touch’ and ‘hear’ virtual objects …

AnyClip for your personal movie magic

With Israel’s AnyClip you just key in a description of your favorite movies or movie scenes on the Internet to relive those magic moments over and over.   AnyClip co-founders Nate Westheimer (center) and Aaron Cohen (right) accept the Audience …

A two-step image search solution

Israeli company Ginipic offers a two-step image search download that crawls 15 different web-based photo-sharing applications and displays the results on a single screen.   Finding images becomes a much simpler process with Ginipic. Ginipic is a small Israeli startup …

Cloud Power

Ctera’s CloudPlug fits in the palm of your hand and turns a USB drive connected to your main computer into a full-fledged, Internet-connected, backup solution.   It may look tiny, but Ctera’s CloudPlug can back up your files directly to …

Plugging leaks and forging partnerships at WATEC

Israel’s new approach to the global water shortage is to share technology and forge long-term partnerships.   Israeli water technology company Aqwise has developed a scalable wastewater treatment solution using plastic beads and a special aeration technology to increase the …

Can Personology reveal the real you?

Look into the mirror. Who is that person? What do you see? A new Israeli internet service claims it has all the answers.   Photo courtesy of Boaz Oppenheim/Flash90 What does your face say about you? Look into the mirror …

ISRAEL21c Start-up Nation Giveaway

ISRAEL21c is giving away six copies of this year’s runaway hit, the book Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle, in a special prize giveaway designed especially for our readers. Start-up Nation, written by Saul Singer and Dan Senor …

Start-Up Nation analyzes Israel’s ‘secret sauce’

Israel’s extraordinary high-tech successes result from a combination of military-inspired innovation and an immigrant’s propensity for risk-taking, a new book concludes.   Photo courtesy of Ariel Jerozolimski “The world needs innovation; Israel’s got it,”:Saul Singer, co-author of Start-Up Nation. The …

Bringing old world branding to internet sales

Israel’s Webcollage is helping companies like Target, Kodak and Radio Shack to sell their products online using tried and true retail point-of-sale techniques on websites.   At US store Sears, products sold using Webcollage technology showed a 22 percent increase …

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