Innovation & Tech

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Gives Waze Directions, Looks Like a Terrible Driver

Stephen Colbert would sound terrible if he were the voice giving you directions on Waze. The comedian also seems like a very bad driver, and you should not ride with him. That’s the gist of his latest promotional short ahead of his Sept. 8 debut as the host of “The Late Show” on CBS. And if you want […]

September 2, 2015
An Intel logo is seen at the company's offices in Petah Tikva, near Tel Aviv October 24, 2011.
Credit: Reuters/Nir Elias Intel Israel offers bonuses for recruiting women

The proportion of women employees at Intel Israel is only 21%. Intel, Israel’s biggest high-tech employer, is trying to recruit more women employees. The company today announced that it would double the bonus for employees helping to recruit women employees. “In order to recruit the best employees,” said Intel Israel CEO and Intel International VP […]

August 28, 2015
adhd_school Israelis develops app that detects ADHD

Researchers at IBM Research in Haifa develop app that can help identify those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms; smartphones, smartwatches or activity bands can be used to analyze person’s movements. Israeli researchers have developed a prototype of an app that can detect attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms by monitoring and analyzing hand movements […]

August 28, 2015
AngelSense Israeli startup’s digital ‘guardian angel’ saving lives of children with special needs

By Julie Steigerwald, JPost. “Saving lives isn’t something everyone gets to do at work every day,” says Nery Ben-Azar, graciously reflecting on his work. Ben-Azar runs the innovative startup AngelSense along with his business partner Doron Somer. They are aiming to create a safer world for children with special needs with their specially-designed GPS tracking […]

August 28, 2015
Screen Shot 2015-08-26 at 4.41.58 PM How the makers of Facetune raked in ~ $18 million in 2 years and caught Facebook’s eye

Julie Bort, Business Insider. Lightricks makes a popular smartphone photo-editing app, Facetune, that’s a perpetual member on the App Store’s best-selling apps list. And that’s no accident. Lightricks was founded in Israel in 2013 by five co-founder friends, four of them PhDs studying computer graphics, or as the company’s CEO Zeev Farbman described it to us: “computational photography.” Their best-selling apps Facetune and […]

August 26, 2015
WomeninTechIsrael Women in Wireless: Gender Equality in the Start-Up Nation

By Stefanie Amini, The Culture Trip. In Israel, there’s a new buzzword making waves and it’s got to do with women. It’s the idea of Women in Tech, and it isn’t something new by any means. We explore the achievements of Israeli women in hi-tech, and the challenges that still lie ahead. The wave of […]

August 26, 2015