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An end to overhearing annoying phone calls? This mask silences private conversations

An end to overhearing annoying phone calls? This mask silences private conversations

Abizarre black mask that blocks the sound of its wearer’s voice so nearby listeners can’t hear could be the latest way to protect your private phone calls – as well as silencing loudmouth colleagues. The Hushme, a device that fits around its user’s mouth and connects to a mobile for phone calls, claims to be able to ... Read More
 
Senstone Smart and Intelligent pendant that converts your voice into text

Senstone Smart and Intelligent pendant that converts your voice into text

Ukranian based programmers team came up with the idea to transform the user’s voice into notes. Senstone is a 21st century note taking device. The idea is basically a Kickstarter funded project of smart wearable device which makes it possible to convert user’s thoughts into text on the go. The idea is named as Senstone which ... Read More
 
Twelve Ukrainian IT companies make list of top 100 outsourcing companies in the world

Twelve Ukrainian IT companies make list of top 100 outsourcing companies in the world

Twelve Ukrainian information technology companies have won places on the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) annual list of top tech firms, The Global Outsourcing 100. The 12 software developers listed are either subsidiaries of international tech companies that have research and development offices in Ukraine, or are purely local IT firms. The ranking includes ... Read More
 
Ukrainians build seamless 130-inch screens for gamers

Ukrainians build seamless 130-inch screens for gamers

Techie Anton Galyashinsky, 34, seems small when he stands among the three 130-inch screens he’s been developing for 18 months. He hopes these screens, which he’s hooked up to powerful computers, will be popular among avid gamers. Allocated to the premises of Kyiv Polytechnical University, the alma mater of thousands of tech people in Ukraine, Galyashinsky ... Read More
 
UVCA: aggregate estimate of Ukrainian product IT companies exceeds $2.5 bln

UVCA: aggregate estimate of Ukrainian product IT companies exceeds $2.5 bln

DAVOS. Jan 26 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The sector of Ukrainian product IT companies thanks to a rapid growth in recent years in terms of cost became comparable with the sector of outsourcing IT companies and has a significant potential of growth in the light of experience accumulated, the formation of an appropriate business environment and a ... Read More
 
Ukrainian IT industry employs 100,000 people

Ukrainian IT industry employs 100,000 people

The Ukrainian IT industry now employs 99,940 people — up from 89,300 last year — according to the latest report of DOU.UA, an authoritative industry resource. The figure includes programmers, QA specialists, project managers and other IT-related professionals. Almost half of these professionals live in Kyiv (Kiev). Others are inhabitants of such other major Ukrainian cities as Kharkiv (Kharkov), Lviv (Lvov), ... Read More
 
Ukrainian IT Industry: How to transform Ukraine’s brain drain into brain gain

Ukrainian IT Industry: How to transform Ukraine’s brain drain into brain gain

Returning IT entrepreneurs can help Ukraine to upgrade from breadbasket to brainbasket In February 1992 my former employer, Digital Equipment of Canada, moved me to Kyiv to develop its IT business from scratch. At the time, DEC was the No. 2 global IT company. Prior to my arrival, the transfer of sophisticated technology was prohibited ... Read More