Smart City Tech Would Make Military Bases Safer

(WIRED) – THE LAST TIME the Pentagon directed all of its bases to raise their threat level, the danger came from an unlikely source: social media. That’s where accounts connected

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Germany Bans Internet-Connected ‘Spy’ Doll Cayla

(RTÉ News) – German regulators have banned an internet-connected doll called ‘My Friend Cayla’ that can chat with children, warning that it was a de facto “hidden spying device”. Parents

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Sony Filed A Patent For Video-Recording Contact Lens

(HUFF POST) – Tech giant Sony has joined the race to develop digital contact lens technology. Sony has plans for a wearable lens that can take photos and video, according

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Graphene from Soybeans

(SPACE DAILY) – A breakthrough by CSIRO-led scientists has made the world’s strongest material more commercially viable, thanks to the humble soybean. Graphene is a carbon material that is one

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Boston Dynamics’ New ‘Nightmare Inducing’ Robot Can Jump Over Obstacles

(HUFF POST) – A leaked video has revealed the latest robot that Boston Dynamics has been working on and if we’re being honest, it’s a little terrifying.  By Thomas Tamblyn

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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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Elon Musk Reiterates the Need for Brain-Computer Interfaces in the Age of AI

(TECH CRUNCH) – How do you avoid getting made obsolete by artificial intelligence in a time when resources and research are largely being funneled toward improving that area of tech?

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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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Found, With a Robot: A Loch Ness Monster

(ATLAS OBSCURA) – Almost 600 feet deep, in the bottom of Loch Ness, a robot named Munin has found the remains of a large object with a very long neck.

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Brainwaves Could Act as Your Password – But Not if You’re Drunk

(NEW SCIENTIST) – Getting drunk could make it harder to enter your password – even if your brainwaves are your login. By Nicole Kobie Brainwave authentication is one of many

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