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‘Twisted’ fibre optic light breakthrough could make internet 100 times faster

November 4th, 2018 at 11:05 am » Comments Off

A new development in fibre optics could make internet speeds up to 100 times faster – by detecting light that has been twisted into a spiral. The research, published in the journal Nature Communications, can be used to easily upgrade existing networks and significantly boost efficiency, scientists say. Fibre optic cables use pulses of light […]



A California law now means chatbots have to disclose they’re not human

November 2nd, 2018 at 8:40 am » Comments Off

There’s nothing loljk about Microsoft’s teenage chatbot, Zo. California governor Jerry Brown signed regulations into law last Friday (Sept. 30) that should make it easier for Californians to know whether they’re speaking to a human or a bot. The new law goes into effect on July 1, 2019—Botageddon, as we’re going to call it—and could […]



Here is how much sexting among teens has increased

September 13th, 2018 at 8:23 am » Comments Off

Guess what, people are more likely to sext or receive sexts if they have smartphones. Yes, somehow sexts aren’t quite the same with a rotary phone or semaphore flags. A study published in JAMA Pediatrics revealed that sexting (which is the electronic sharing of sexually explicit images, videos, or messages) has increased among teenagers since […]



MITdevelops water-to-air wireless Communication

August 28th, 2018 at 8:27 am » Comments Off

You can wirelessly communicate with people on the other side of the world in real time, but it’s still impossible for a submarine to talk to an airplane. They both use systems designed for their environment, and those systems aren’t compatible. At least, they weren’t until now. Researchers from MIT have developed a technology to […]



Mercedes-Benz Digital Light LED headlights display messages on the road

August 27th, 2018 at 10:06 am » Comments Off

With more than one million micromirrors per headlight, Mercedes-Benz Digital Light HD headlights do much more than just illuminate the highway. Drivers can project messages on the road in front of a car equipped with the new headlights. The lights can also project navigation guides and road conditions or traffic warning symbols. Digital Light onboard […]



This company embeds microchips in its employees, and they love it

August 19th, 2018 at 7:58 am » Comments Off

Last August, 50 employees at Three Square Market got RFID chips in their hands. Now 80 have them. When Patrick McMullan wants a Diet Dr Pepper while he’s at work, he pays for it with a wave of his hand. McMullan has a microchip implanted between his thumb and forefinger, and the vending machine immediately […]



The way you get TV and internet at home is about to change drastically — for the better

August 19th, 2018 at 6:35 am » Comments Off

Verizon and other internet providers are going to start rolling out 5G internet this year. It will change how we get TV and internet in our homes. Instead of drilling holes for cable everywhere, you’ll get a modem and a subscription to a streaming TV service.



Why we hate using email but love sending texts

August 11th, 2018 at 10:18 am » Comments Off

They both allow us to stay in touch, but while email often attracts ire, text messaging is more popular than ever. Is the way we choose to communicate saying more than we might think? Around 15 years ago, I was working at my part-time job at an electronics store at the mall. One of my […]



Artificial intelligence can now help write Wikipedia pages for overlooked scientists

August 11th, 2018 at 10:02 am » Comments Off

The tech could be used to increase the representation of women scientists on Wikipedia. Quicksilver discovers scientists who should have Wikipedia articles about them and writes a first draft. Plenty of prominent scientists have Wikipedia pages. But while checking to see if someone specific has a Wikipedia page is a quick Google search away, figuring […]



A world-leading technologist on what the year 2038 will look like

August 8th, 2018 at 10:41 am » Comments Off

Currently Senior Maverick at Wired magazine, Kevin Kelly helped launch the magazine and was its executive editor for its first seven years. He has written for The New York Times, The Economist, Science, TIME, and more, and is the bestselling author of The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future. He […]



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