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Meet Robert Adler, The Viennese Jew Who Invented the Clicker

By On December 27, 2017

Robert Adler was a brilliant physicist and inventor who narrowly escaped the Holocaust, came to the U.S. to help discover innovations like the electric beam parametric amplifier and touch-screen technology. But he… Read More

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A New Israeli Smartphone App for the Dog Who Has Everything

By On March 28, 2017

Q: What do you get for the pooch who’s got it all? A: A smartphone app just for them. Duh. The municipal government of Tel Aviv has just launched Digi-Dog, an app especially for… Read More

Auschwitz Sets the Record Straight With This New "Polish Death Camp" Plug-In
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Auschwitz Sets the Record Straight With This New “Polish Death Camp” Plug-In

By On March 25, 2016

“Words can insult or distort reality,” announces a heavily promoted, ominous trailer made by the Auschwitz Museum: As such, the museum recently released a computer program offering the public “a simple tool for correcting memory errors… Read More

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Girl Holocaust Survivor Becomes Hi-Tech Hero

By On October 14, 2015

In 1939, a little girl named Vera Buchthal said goodbye to her parents as they got her on the kindertransport to England. In 2000, she was named Dame Stephanie Shirley – aka… Read More

Scan Your Snack With This Amazing Israeli Invention
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Scan Your Snack With This Amazing Israeli Invention

By On September 21, 2015

It used to be that x-ray vision was just for superheroes like Superman and Ultra Boy. But now thanks to Israeli tech start-up ConsumerPhysics, you, too, can look at that apple and… Read More

For a More Kosher Scooter (In Case You Think You Need One)
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Think You Need a Kosher Scooter?

By On July 2, 2015

Introducing the “halachically-approved” Amigo Shabbat motorized scooter! All you have to do is change your toggle from “normal” to “Shabbat” mode, and you’re off to synagogue. The Amigo Shabbat is authorized by… Read More

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The Google Glass Goes Jewish

By On August 22, 2013

It seems like Jewish apps have existed as long as the smartphone. Your iPhone can teach you to bake challah, take you to the Western Wall, and even say the prayer after meals. But now,… Read More

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Putting the Book in Facebook

By On March 9, 2012

Alex Epstein left the Soviet Union at the age of 8, in 1979, and settled with his parents in Israel. Now he’s the author of seven books in Hebrew (two have been translated into English), and a recipient of… Read More

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Crowdsourcing the Holocaust

By On July 14, 2011

Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial museum in Israel, has an unexpected new ally in its efforts to chronicle the Nazi atrocities: Google. Each day, Yad Vashem gets literally hundreds of requests for information about Holocaust victims.… Read More

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