Tag: Technology

There is a federal criminal investigation into Facebook’s data-sharing deals

The Eastern District of New York empaneled a Grand Jury into the dirty data dealings of Facebook. Federal investigators are probing Facebook’s data-sharing deals with other companies. A New York grand jury is reported to have subpoenaed “at least two” smartphone makers. “Both companies had (…) broad access to the personal information of hundreds of […]

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US president trump says airplane design is too complex – is simpler better?

US president trump takes to twitter, lamenting that automated airplane technologies are too complex — are simpler, more manual aircrafts better? in the wake of a recent number of airline crashes, trump expresses his critiques of the technological complexities of commercial aircraft. on march 10th a boeing 737 max 8 […]

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Researchers say quasistatic signals will protect wearables and implants from hackers

As wearable devices and medical implants become more common, their likelihood of being targeted by hackers increases, with stakes that could be even higher than traditional computer viruses. But researchers at Purdue University have developed a way to improve both the security and longevity of these devices: a switch from […]

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pneumatic robotic arm offers a hand with a soft ‘human’ touch

german automation specialist festo combines pneumatic robotics with artificial intelligence to create a bionic arm moves just like the real thing. covered in a silicone skin, the lightweight ‘bionicsofthand’ consist of linked bellow-style air chambers, which are in turn made of a flexible knitted material, working together to mimic the movement […]

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SPACE10’s miniature wooden village combines the potential of solar panels and blockchain

SPACE10 — IKEA’s copenhagen-based research and design laboratory — has unveiled ‘SolarVille’, an installation that showcases how we can democratize access to clean, renewable energy. the ‘playful research’ project highlights the advantages of combining technologies such as solar panels and blockchain to make clean energy affordable and accessible. by bringing […]

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mitsubishi’s new energy ecosystem lets you power your home with your car

mitsubishi have come up with a clever way to give homeowners more control over their electricity usage. coming this year, the japanese manufacturer will start selling a system which uses solar panels, a home battery, and a charger to let power flow from your electric car to your home, or […]

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8K TV explained: The script on television’s next big upgrade

[embedded content] I wandered passed hundreds of TVs earlier this year during CES, and came away impressed with what we, the TV-owning and -viewing public, have to look forward to. Let me tell you, it ain’t 8K. While higher-resolution television sets are certainly on their way, technologies beyond the pixel count will have a broader […]

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AUDI Q4 e-tron concept shrinks SUV size but not electric range

dynamic yet sustainable, the AUDI ‘Q4 e-tron’ concept hints at the design of the fifth series production electric vehicle that the brand will introduce by the end of 2020. it follows the debuts of the ‘e-tron’ back in september 2018 and the ‘e-tron GT’ in november 2018, and precedes the […]

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The Source of Self-Regard: Toni Morrison on Wisdom in the Age of Information

“Information will never replace illumination,” Susan Sontag prophesied shortly before her death, before the birth of the social media newsfeed, as she considered the conscience of words and writer’s responsibility to society. A generation earlier, long before we came to confront the untenably urgent predicament of wisdom in the age of information, Walter Benjamin — […]

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aston martin unveils electric lagonda all-terrain concept at geneva motor show 2019

aston martin‘s electric spin-off brand lagonda has unveiled its all-terrain concept at the 2019 geneva motor show. it follows on from the lagonda vision concept four-seater exhibited last year, tailoring the design of this previous model to meet the challenging environment an all-terrain vehicle is capable of reaching. images courtesy of […]

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bentley continental GT number 9 limited to 100 hand-built models

in celebration of their centenary year, bentley reveals the ‘ultimate collector’s version of the all-new continental GT‘ at the 2019 geneva motor show. bathed in their renowned colors, the car is heavily influenced by the brand’s motorsport history. only 100 examples of the bentley continental GT number 9 will be […]

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#NetNeutrality: Pelosi teases ‘Save The Internet Act,’ and Senate Democrats will introduce bill to restore Net Neutrality

The text of the proposed legislation has not been released. Now that Democrats control Congress, Net Neutrality may ride yet again. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today said that on Wednesday, House Democrats will announce Net Neutrality legislation on Capitol Hill. What is in the bill? Nobody seems to know. From Pelosi’s announcement on Monday: […]

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Patrick Courrielche: Time Running Out for Conservatives to Stop Big Tech’s Monopolistic Power

Patrick Courrielche, host of Red Pilled America, warned conservatives of the danger of ignoring Silicon Valley’s “unprecedented” monopolistic power and increasing censorship over the flow of information. These threats challenge conservative orthodoxy about the government’s role in regulating private industries, he explained. In a Friday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with host Rebecca Mansour, […]

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scientists now ‘virtually certain’ (99.9999%) humans are responsible for climate change

according to a recent report by nature climate change, the steady rise in surface temperatures have grubby fingerprints all over them — and the odds of these fingerprints being anything but human have now officially reached a five-stigma statistic. in other words, there is a one-in-one-million chance that humans are not […]

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Apple layoffs hit nearly 200 employees in self-driving car division

The company says 190 employees in Santa Clara and Sunnyvale, CA will lose their jobs. IMAGE: 3000 Kifer Road, a site of layoffs reported by Apple to the State of California, believed to involve Apple’s self-driving car division. Google Street View via SF Chronicle. Apple confirmed today that it is laying off about 190 people […]

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polestar 2 car delivers smart, electric mobility with avant-garde design

ahead of its debut at the 2019 geneva motor show, polestar – volvo’s electric performance brand – reveals the second of its trio of new cars. it follows the two-door model ‘1′ in 2017 by going a segment above as an all-electric, five-door fastback. the premium compact car once again […]

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sixteen-year-olds can drive the all-electric citroen ami one without a licence

citroën unveiled its ami one concept, touting the mini car as a ‘disruptive all-electric object‘ that the company will present at the 2019 geneva motor show. the two-person NEV is designed as an alternative to public transport and can be driven by anyone 16 or older without a license. images courtesy […]

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