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Microsoft Wants Rules For Facial Recognition, But… 0

WIRED –TOM SIMONITE – 21 February, 2019 – IN DECEMBER, MICROSOFT President Brad Smith urged lawmakers to set rules on facial-recognition technology to prevent a privacy-threatening “race to the bottom.” Now the

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MIT Says Wifi Gadget Could Power Smartphones

FUTURISM -DAN ROBITZSKI – 29 January 2019: Right now, electromagnetic signals are probably bouncing around the room between your phone, laptop, and other internet-connected devices. For researchers looking for ways to power small,

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Amazon Robots Have Hit the Streets

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW – 24 January 2019 – The e-commerce giant is field testing a new machine, called Amazon Scout, for handling some packages. The news: Amazon says it’s launching a trial of its robot, which

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Revolutionary New Screen Technology Could Triple The Resolution Of Your TV

(HUFF POST) – Think your 4K TV is sharp? Well scientists are working on a radical new screen technology that if perfected could triple the resolution of current displays.  By

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Saudis Kick Off $50 Billion Renewable Energy Plan to Cut Oil Use

(BLOOMBERG) – Saudi Arabia is kicking off its $50 billion renewable-energy push as the world’s top crude exporter turns to solar and wind power to temper domestic oil use in

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DARPA Selects SSL as Commercial Partner for Revolutionary Goal of Servicing Satellites in GEO

(SPACE DAILY) – In an important step toward a new era of advanced, cost-effective robotic capabilities in space, DARPA has announced that it has selected Space Systems Loral (SSL), based

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Intelligence Bill Drops FBI Bid to Read Americans’ Browser History, Email Records

(ZDNet) – An expansion of powers that would have allowed the government access to Americans’ browsing history and email records has been dropped from the latest intelligence authorization bill. The

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Impact of Job-Stealing Robots a Growing Concern at Davos

(RTÉ News) – Open markets and global trade have been blamed for job losses over the last decade, but global CEOs say the real culprits are increasingly machines.  Business leaders

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How the IRS Could Cripple Cryptocurrency

(REASON.COM) – Cryptocurrency startup Coinbase has been scrupulously compliant with government demands, until the IRS asked for millions of innocent customers’ records. By Andrea O’Sullivan Should the Internal Revenue Service

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Beeline Makes Biking About the Destination

(TECH CRUNCH) – Beeline is a handlebar-mounted gadget that uses a combination of Bluetooth, WiFi, and GPS to direct you around town. Instead of giving you turn-by-turn direction like a

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