HI-TECH NEWS

Hi-Tech is a comprehensive term that defines all industries that deal with advanced technologies. It primarily refers to technological industries with links to the world of computing, electronics and biotechnology. Israel is advancing Hi-Tech and providing these innovations in the global market for the benefit of healthcare, business and defense.

IAI's TaxiBot to expand to airports in Netherlands, India

Both airports are taking advantage of the coronavirus crisis, which has nearly completely halted airport operations.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
15/05/2020
Credit firm Michman signs up ex-Midgal CEO as chairman

Yaniv Biton, founder of foreign banking credit company Michman Credit for Businesses, and accountant Doron Sapir signed a partnership agreement recently.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
11/05/2020
AVIGAYLE ADLER and her children with masks made from a kit.
Corona-preneurs: Anglo entrepreneurs retool in the face of coronavirus

“When you get hit by a coronavirus crisis, you either panic or fear or you decide to turn this into an opportunity,” Jerusalem-based Natalie Garson explained.

By Rivkah Lambert Adler
08/05/2020
Israeli cloud security startup Orca Security raises $20 million

Founded last year by a group of former executives from Check Point Software Technologies, Orca said it will use the funds to grow the company.

By REUTERS
05/05/2020
Intel acquires Israeli mobility start-up Moovit for $900m.

The addition of Moovit will accelerate Intel's plans to transform Jerusalem-based subsidiary Mobileye into a "complete mobility provider."

04/05/2020
A record year for smartphone sales in Israel
Israeli startup Secret Double Octopus raises $15 m. to help end passwords

Secret Double Octopus, a global leader in passwordless authentication, announced Thursday that it has raised $15 million, entering a Series B financing round.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
08/05/2020
The Twitter application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017
Twitter turns off SMS service in most countries

The change was made fairly quietly by the company, and confirmed via - what else? - Twitter.

Father using Tyto Care device to take daughter's temperature.
The Israeli MedTech start-ups that stand out in the coronavirus crisis

The new trends and important issues dominating the changing face of MedTech developmnt

29/04/2020
Israeli engineer stands in the new electrical substation near the West Bank city of Jenin
Program for sustainability in Palestinian energy gets $63m. in funds

The program calls for sustained financing in order to support long-term planning, interventions in infrastructure and policy reform measures.

28/04/2020
Apple
Apple: 'No evidence' that hackers exploited flaw in iPhones, iPads

Avraham said he found evidence that an attacker was taking advantage of the vulnerability as far back as January 2018, but that he could not determine who the hackers were.

By REUTERS
24/04/2020
Sonarax slows the spread of coronavirus by removing the need to touch everyday work items
Israeli start-up to combat spread of coronavirus using touchless tech

Israeli start-up Sonarax has developed an ultrasonic sound technology which allows different devices to communicate using ultrasonic waves, eliminating the need for physical touch.

23/04/2020
IF YOU consider the possibilities at ISA’s fingertips, the information they will have access to beco
As gov'ts use coronavirus to spy on public, is our privacy infringed?

Information is power. Governments and private entities that have access to vast troves of information have vast power.

By DR. TEHILLA SHWARTZ ALTSHULER
25/04/2020
Iphone
iPhones, iPads may have had flaw allowing hackers to steal data for years

Avraham, a former IDF security researcher, said he suspected that the hacking technique was part of a chain of malicious programs that could have given an attacker full remote access.

By REUTERS
23/04/2020
Rafael’s Coronavirus Robot
Israel's defense industry switches gears in the war against coronavirus

Israel’s defense industry has been a key player in the fight to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet Explorer browser in
How can you make Zoom meetings safer?

Over the last couple of weeks, reports of Zoombombing have increased exponentially.

By JONATHAN GREENBLATT/JTA
19/04/2020
An Israeli flag is seen on the first of Israel's El Al Airlines order of 16 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners
Navigating the crisis: How does El Al's anticipated bailout stack up?

Rescue package negotiations between Israel's flagship carrier El Al and the Finance Ministry are still ongoing after more than six weeks of talks and repeated warnings of imminent collapse.

16/04/2020
Space scientists use coronavirus lockdown as dry run for Mars mission

"In the case of the participants in the experiment on campus, it's a confinement which was imposed on them," she said.

By REUTERS
14/04/2020
Tesla to move ahead with commercial launch in Israel

According to an anonymous source, Tesla also recently appointed its technical service manager for Israel, local industry veteran Ilan Benaro.

14/04/2020
Eyesight Technologies' Driver Monitoring System technology
Israeli AI vision combats driver fatigue, even with a face mask

Eyesight Technologies, based in Herzliya, said it adapted its Driver Monitoring Solution (DMS) to maintain the safety of drivers.

14/04/2020
A part of the trench is seen in a former Jordanian military post at Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem. Or
Passover, climate change & the coronavirus

Will we use the coronavirus experience as a wakeup call that we need to do things differently on so many fronts?

Apple, Google to create contact tracing tech to fight coronavirus spread

Apple and Google plan to release software tools in mid-May to contact tracing apps endorsed by public health authorities.

By REUTERS
10/04/2020
A man types into a keyboard during the Def Con hacker convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
All hackers in the Cyber 2.0 International Hackers Challenge fail

With no winner, the NIS 10,000 prize was instead donated to the charity group the "Good Guys Association." However, it will not be the last such challenge.

10/04/2020
Meet Slinger – the perfect, portable tennis partner in a bag

Israeli sports-tech startup has plans on changing the landscape of practicing and training for players of all levels

By Uriel Sturm
10/04/2020
Hillel's Tech Corner: Clues to the COVID-19 crisis

CLEW Medical are literally navigating the maze of patient data providing clues where they are most needed and where there would otherwise be none.

10/04/2020
Coronavirus and the Start Up nation: How COVID-19 impacts tech

Jerusalem Post reporter Eytan Halon and tech expert Hillel Fuld discuss the impact of COVID-19 on Israel's tech sector.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
02/04/2020
Start-up raises funds for new multipurpose VR gaming chair

The release of such a versatile product is very timely, as it coincides when so many people are confined to their homes due to the widespread outbreak of COVID-19.

02/04/2020
Concrete flooring: Some hard-and-fast facts By Jason Blackshaw

Concrete is regarded as an important basic building material. It is used for practical purposes such as creating strong, enduring exteriors, reinforcing girders, and solidifying structures.

By JASON BLACKSHAW
02/04/2020
People pose in front of a display showing the word 'cyber' in binary code, in this picture illustrat
Cyber 2.0 to hold home-based hack competition

If no hacker succeeds in breaking into the system from home, the company will donate NIS 10,000 reward to support 'The Good Guys Association'.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
30/03/2020
File photo of a Microsoft logo on an office building in New York
Microsoft divests from Israeli facial recognition firm AnyVision

Microsoft explained that it had decided to end all of its minority investments in companies that sell facial recognition technology.

Ravi Jacob, ex Intel executive joins Snatch App as chairman of the Company.

Snatch App, announced that Ravi Jacob has joined as chairman of both the company and the board.

Dyson designs new ventilator to fight coronavirus

The device is due to be ready by early April, CNN reported, citing a spokesperson for the Dyson company.

28/03/2020
Apple works with White House to release 'COVID-19' app

The app will ask users questions about symptoms, location and risk factors and then provide the appropriate up-to-date guidance from the CDC.

By REUTERS
27/03/2020
Hillel's Tech Corner: Todos Medical revisited amid the corona pandemic

When the virus hit and its enormity was seen, Todos contemplated trying to develop a test for the virus based on its proprietary technology.

27/03/2020
Cybersecurity startup: Health Ministry coronavirus app protects privacy

The app aims to shield citizens from virus exposure by relying on their cooperation while protecting their privacy

Investment in the shadow of coronavirus: How to get lemonade from lemons?

What's the advantage in investing in the stock market?

By ELI GROSS
23/03/2020
A businessperson working at his computer (Illustrative)
Coronavirus hackathon offers innovative solutions to harsh restrictions

Remote work, fake news and the education system are just a few key issues participants were asked to face in a hackathon to deal with coronavirus challenges.

22/03/2020
Virtual tourism, business and education take off amid coronavirus

Jerusalem’s Tower of David Museum launches interactive online tour of holy sites, as remote business and education tools see massive spike in activity

By MAYA MARGIT/THE MEDIA LINE
20/03/2020
Israeli cybersecurity firm Checkmarx acquired for $1.15 billion

Founded in 2006, Checkmarx is a globally-recognized company that works with over 40 Fortune 100 businesses to mitigate risks, secure code and embed security in their software development.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
16/03/2020
US-Israeli group launches $21.4 million water-energy initiative

New technologies will focus on water desalination, purification and reuse.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
16/03/2020
Yandex's autonomous car on a test drive in Tel Aviv, June 12, 2019
Study: Driverless cars must be designed around user personality to succeed

The researchers found that openness to experience impacted both information sharing and need for control preferences.

16/03/2020
Cyber 2.0 aims to protect workers at home from cyberattacks

Rishon Lezion-based cybersecurity company Cyber 2.0 describes likely efforts to target employees at home as the "new golden way of hackers" into businesses.

12/03/2020
The food industry: A consuming passion

By JASON BLACKSHAW
12/03/2020
Intel AI gives women career advice for Int'l Women's Day

The AI said that women should fully invest in their careers, be confident, network, love, and trust their guts.

09/03/2020
Moving ads (in more ways than one)

By JASON BLACKSHAW
05/03/2020
Tony Blair, Executive Chairman of the Institute for Global Change and former prime minister of Great
Foreword to the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change report

Israel has overcome overwhelming challenges, such as water scarcity and poor land conditions, to emerge as a world leader in agriculture and water management technologies.

By TONY BLAIR
01/03/2020
Tony Blair visits a fishing village in  Sierra Leone
How Israel became a world leader in agriculture and water management

What insights can African countries draw from Israel to revolutionize their own agricultural and water systems?

By MERAV YACHIN , JONATHAN SAID
01/03/2020
Full steam ahead as Israel powers fourth industrial revolution

Israel's technological innovation has turned it into a prominent driver of the fourth industrial revolution, known as Industry 4.0, which is digitizing global production and supply chains.

25/02/2020
Cleantech entrepreneurship incubator to be established in Negev

Gov’t program to invest NIS 80 million in periphery.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
25/02/2020
JVP, pharma giant AstraZeneca launch digital health platform

The program will focus on a wide range of clinical and non-clinical areas of practice to develop breakthrough technologies, including cancer, lung disease, and cardiovascular disease.

25/02/2020
Israeli-based Wix is expanding its large R&D office in Vilnius, Lithuania
Wix.com sees 2020 revenue reaching almost $1 billion

The company added a net 89,000 premium subscribers in the October-December period to reach 4.5 million paying customers, up 13% from last year. Wix has 165 million registered users, up 16% from 2018.

By REUTERS
20/02/2020
Israeli researchers develop technology producing water from air

Researchers at Haifa's Technion–Israel Institute of Technology say they have developed a standalone system capable of producing water from air, including in desert regions.

18/02/2020
Food photography
Israeli company launches tool to turn black and white photos into color

The Israeli start-up, called MyHeritage, uses the free technology MyHeritage In Color to recover images from the past and restores them with added color.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
14/02/2020
New York turns to Israeli innovation to become capital of cybersecurity

Innovation: The concrete jungle with an Israeli state of mind

15/02/2020
MusashiAI's artificial intelligence-controlled visual inspection robot.
Israeli 'loneliness' robot company raises $36 million

“In the future, robots will provide a more proactive, empathetic, and personalized user experience,” said Colin Angle, CEO of investor iRobot.

By REUTERS
13/02/2020
Seagate Technology CEO Dr. Dave Mosley
Data giant Seagate launches Tel Aviv innovation center

The central Tel Aviv center, located on Ha'arbaa Street, will be Seagate's flagship innovation center. Seagate has an additional innovation center located in Logmont, Colorado.

13/02/2020
Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk appointed new CEO of Microsoft Israel

“I have full confidence in Michal and the team in Israel to continue the tremendous momentum of the development center in Israel in recent years"

By CARMEL MADADSHAHI
12/02/2020
A CYBER hotline facility, part of Israel’s hi-tech innovative sector
Federation of Local Authorities in Israel holds fourth MUNI EXPO

Professionals will share their expertise on a wide range of topics inlcuding cyber security, combating hate crime,and ground-breaking technologies.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
12/02/2020
MPA award
Pitches by some of the world's most innovative startups - watch now

At Startup Grind conference: Game-changers, curious investors, world-class speakers, the leading brands for startups.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
12/02/2020
Mickey Gurdus in his Tel Aviv studio in 1990
A man whose talents the military relied on for eavesdropping and more

How much they leaned on his information, and how much it contributed to their efforts, we’ll probably never know.

By GIDEON REMEZ
11/02/2020
An illustration of a parking garage gate opening.
US-based Arrive taps Israeli innovation to accelerate parking solutions

The mobility start-up first established a permanent presence in Israel with the acquisition of Tel Aviv-based mobile payment platform CodiPark in May 2018.

11/02/2020
Intel enables French soccer fans to watch games in 360°

Intel's "True View" enables broadcasters to show instant replays and highlights from every angle, including the player's point of view.

11/02/2020
CBD oil is seen displayed at The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) trade show
Cannabis compound may be 30 times more powerful than THC, scientists find

The authors assessed whether THCP can be of potential health benefits, given its high potency.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
08/02/2020
'What to do' ideas in Israel for Tu Bishvat

Need plans for Tu Bishvat? Look no further

By MEITAL SHARABI
06/02/2020
KKL-JNF’s project to develop Negev and Galilee into economic oasis

Everyone knows that the Galilee and the Negev should be Israel's economic growth engines in the coming years

Arava region of Israel about to be 100% solar powered

What Israel – and the world – can learn from the Arava

By YOSEF ISRAEL ABRAMOWITZ
05/02/2020
Intel invests in smart buildings in Israel

Intel's box-shaped, 10-story building is covered in glass and will accommodate up to 2,700 of its local 13,000 workforce.

By REUTERS
05/02/2020
A 3D-printed logo for Twitter is seen in this illustrative picture
Twitter to label deepfakes and other deceptive media

"Deepfakes" use artificial intelligence to create hyper-realistic but fabricated videos in which a person appears to say or do something they did not.

By REUTERS
05/02/2020
Israeli slaughter-free meat start-up launches visitor center

The visitor center aims to educate the public regarding the potential and importance of producing meat with full traceability, without harming animals.

04/02/2020
BGU developing system to stop self-driving cars being fooled

The researchers explained that advanced driving assistance systems consider depthless projections of objects as real objects.

JVP launches New York cyber center, advances global ambitions

Leading Israeli venture capital firm Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) inaugurated the International Cyber Center of New York on Monday evening, seeking to replicate its domestic innovation.

04/02/2020
Brickstone CEO Dvir Indig
Private safety-deposit vault to open in Jerusalem

Since the banks have closed many safety-deposit boxes in recent years, Brickstone plans to open 10 private vaults across the country with a total investment of about NIS 60 million.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
02/02/2020
Intel's Israeli exports soar by 70% to $6.6 billion in 2019

Intel has exported a total of $60b. of goods since commencing operations in Israel in 1974, the company said.

02/02/2020
iphone 6
EU votes to make iPhones and Androids have same charger type

Members of the European Parliament voted by 582-40 for a resolution urging the European Commission to ensure that EU consumers are no longer obliged to buy new chargers with each new device.

By REUTERS
02/02/2020
Maryland Lt.-Gov. recruiting Israeli hi-tech companies to his state

Rutherford presented at Cybertech and then he and his team met with several promising Israeli companies

The Hydrop solution being dropped from on board a Croman aerial fire suppression helicopter.
Elbit Systems solution to allow planes to fight fires 24/7

Elbit Systems HyDrop solution enables, for the first time, continuous operations “to fight fires 24/7 and especially during the night.”

Design dreams set in stone

Today, a virtual design dream can become a concrete reality. With Corian and state-of-the-art technology, it is possible to create practically anything -- any design, motif or object.

By JASON BLACKSHAW
02/02/2020
Israel cyber chief: We must protect AI-based vehicles from hacking

Every cyber attack on critical infrastructure in 2019 was thwarted

The cast of P&G's interactive Super Bowl ad
Israeli start-up to power interactive, star-studded Super Bowl ad

P&G partnered up with Israeli start-up eko to create an interactive commercial, which will air during the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl.

30/01/2020
IAI to unveil new long-endurance Heron MK II UAV

With larger and improved sensors, the Heron MK II can gather intel from tens of kilometers away from enemy fire

A marcher dressed as Superman performs opposite the Great Synagogue in the annual Jerusalem parade d
X-Ray vision now available through technology

Vayyar was founded in 2011 by Raviv Melamed, former Intel vice president; and Miri Ratner and Naftali Chayat, hi-tech veterans from Alvarion, a Wi-Fi company

By SHLOMO MAITAL
28/01/2020
ELTA's Drone Guard system
Tests of Israeli anti-drone solution at int’l airports succeed

System deployed to protect leaders, infrastructure at the 2018 G20 Buenos Aires summit, opening ceremony of Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympics

27/01/2020
girl plays in water from fire hydrant
New Israeli tech prevents terror attack and water theft

The innovative start-up Hydrantech has launched an electric bracelet that can be attached to the nozzle of a fire hydrant to detect theft and terror.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
26/01/2020
An illustration of an astronaut with a DoubleTree by Hilton Cookie
Astronauts bake chocolate chip cookies in space in historic first

No matter where they're baked, the taste and smell of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies is truly out of this world.

24/01/2020
Artificial intelligence
The future of AI in warfare and counterterrorism

From a ‘Minority Report’ world and killer robots to avoiding battlefield misfires on civilians and catching lone-wolf terrorists.

ServiceNow acquires Israeli AIOps start-up Loom Systems

The company has raised $16 million in funding to date, led by Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), along with investments from Meron Capital, Global Brain and Flint Capital.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
22/01/2020
A Microsoft cloud datacenter.
Microsoft to establish major cloud data center in Israel

The tech giant's first cloud datacenter region in Israel will offer Azure cloud computing services to local customers in 2021, with Office 365 to follow.

22/01/2020
Boeing 737 MAX unveiled (REUTERS/JASON REDMOND)
Boeing eyes developing Israeli technology for light aircraft

Boeing Co and Tactical Robotics are working together to develop a ducted fan propulsion technology with potential uses for piloted and autonomous light aircraft.

By REUTERS
22/01/2020
Smart phone
Israel’s HelpAround announces $6 million financing round

The company says it will “accelerate its growth into the specialty drug market”

AppsFlyer enters unicorn club with $210m. funding round

Founded in 2011 by current CEO Oren Kaniel and CTO Reshef Mann, AppsFlyer offers a range of measurement and analytics software solutions to marketers, serving brands like eBay, Nike and HBO.

21/01/2020
Holocaust victims' fates could be revealed with facial recognition

Shem Olam Holocaust Memorial Center launched its "Face to Face" project in July, calling via social media for people to send in pictures for facial recognition scans.

By REUTERS
21/01/2020
The human mind is in danger of being hacked, warns Israeli author Harari

Israeli academic Yuval Noah Harari of Hebrew University and Huawei Technologies CEO Ren Zhengei speculate about the dangers technology pose to the privacy of the mind.

Hands are seen on a keyboard in front of a displayed cyber code in this picture illustration taken O
Israeli cyber expert: Healthcare is world's most cyber-targeted industry

Cyber insecurity cost the healthcare industry an estimated $4 billion in 2019

Trash burning in West Bank is polluting the environment

“The negligence of the environment in Judea and Samaria is causing tremendous damage to the residents. The only solution is increased enforcement and better future planning,” Gilad Ach of GEF said.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
19/01/2020
Ilan Regenbaum, 29 from Atlanta, Georgia , TO Jerusalem, 2014
Bringing innovations to ‘the most first-world third-world country’

Ilan Regenbaum was 23 when he moved to Israel from Atlanta, Georgia. By law, he was required to do six months of military service. He wanted more.

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