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Law firms will soon be filled with robot lawyers

July 26th, 2016 at 3:11 pm » Comments Off

It may be time to start rewriting lawyer jokes. Smart, time-saving computers are quickly elevating the profession.



SpaceX’s ambitious satellite internet experiment

July 25th, 2016 at 5:51 pm » Comments Off

New details have emerged about SpaceX’s ambitious plans to launch a huge constellation of micro-satellites designed to provide internet service here on Earth. What is the next step in this giant endeavor?



Uber parking lot patrol robot is cheaper than a security guard

July 21st, 2016 at 11:37 am » Comments Off

Uber drivers at the company’s inspection lot near Mission Bay in San Francisco will be met with a rather strange sight: a five-foot-tall, white, egg-shaped robot wheeling around the lot, on the look-out for trouble. This robot will be putting a few people out of a job soon.



Hidden “anti-crime” mics are proliferating on US public transit

July 21st, 2016 at 11:24 am » Comments Off

New Jersey public transit was recently forced to remove the bugs it had installed on its light rail system after a public outcry, however Baltimore’s buses and subways remain under audio surveillance. All the while in Oakland, cops have hid mics around bus-shelters near the courthouses to capture audio of defendants and their lawyers discussing their cases.



This company will help you become a cyborg

July 7th, 2016 at 9:27 am » Comments Off

Three years ago, Neil Harbisson, who is completely color-blind, had an antenna implanted in his skull that enables the artist and entrepreneur to sense color via audio vibrations. The long, metallic device, dubbed the ‘eyeborg,’ curves over the top of his head and hovers just above his eye line. It effectively made Harbisson into one […]



Machines want your job

July 5th, 2016 at 9:56 am » Comments Off

Since the beginning of the “machine age”, humans have envisioned a time where machines became intelligent. In most science fiction, there is an apocalyptic tone in which the machines determine that humans are an inefficient use of resources and seek to destroy us. Whether 2001: A Space Odyssey, Terminator or iRobot, books and movies have […]



Ethereum developers are hacking the hacker that hacked it

June 29th, 2016 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

Hacking is most certainly a two way street. The developers behind Ethereum launched an assault on an anonymous hacker that stole at least $89 million through its network.



Scientists are now using bacteria as living hard drives

June 27th, 2016 at 3:30 pm » Comments Off

Computers are becoming more like living beings. It looks like living beings are becoming more like computers. The latest research has demonstrated a method for storing lines of code in living bacteria, which can then be passed down to the next generation as genetic information.



Doomsday preppers to 3D print their way through the Apocalypse

June 26th, 2016 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

Jason Ray thinks the culture of “disaster prepping” is misunderstood. Thanks in part to National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers, a reality TV show about preppers, the term conjures images of far-flung, paranoid woodsmen hoarding Borax under their floorboards, a caricature of prepping that does no favors to Ray, whose main concern is taking care of his family.



Finland struggles to fill over 7,000 programming jobs

June 24th, 2016 at 11:30 am » Comments Off

Finland was once a renowned technology sector that shed 15,000 jobs with the demise of Nokia’s mobile phone business. It is now struggling to fill thousands of vacancies for software developers, because it lacks people with the right skills. NOTE: For anyone looking to enter the coding field, check out the beginner-based courses offered by […]



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