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Foxconn wants to use robots to lower cost of smartphones

February 5th, 2015 at 2:19 pm » Comments Off

Foxconn, one of the largest private employers in the world with 1.3 million workers, makes many of the smartphones and tablets used today, including Apple iPhones and iPads, and some android smartphones.  The CEO of Foxconn has indicated that he wants to reduce the workforce by using robots. 



Google exec predicts the end of the internet

February 2nd, 2015 at 6:00 pm » Comments Off

Asked about the evolution of the internet at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Google guru Eric Schmidt gave a simple answer, “I will answer very simply that the internet will disappear,” Schmidt said on Thursday.



11 million jobs and $3.3 trillion in revenue created by mobile technologies

January 16th, 2015 at 5:52 pm » Comments Off

Mobile tech generated $3.3 trillion in revenue in 2014 Mobile technology has had a great impact on the global economy, and a new report is showing us just how big that impact actually is.  According to a report by The Boston Consulting Group, mobile technology generated $3.3 trillion in revenue in 2014.



Should coding schools have free enrollment under Obama’s new free community college initiative?

January 15th, 2015 at 4:59 pm » Comments Off

If the fundamental premise of President Obama’s new initiative to make community college free is to open up career and life opportunities for the nation’s young — especially those from underprivileged backgrounds — then the federal government should also be thinking of ways to cover the tuition costs of individuals attending coding boot camps. Instead […]



Gelatin NanoParticles could Deliver Drugs to your Brain

January 14th, 2015 at 10:57 am » Comments Off

Stroke victims could have more time to seek treatment that could reduce harmful effects on the brain, thanks to tiny blobs of gelatin that could deliver the medication to the brain non-invasively.



Bitcoin is now Tax Deductible

January 13th, 2015 at 12:49 pm » Comments Off

Bitcoin was a terrible investment this year, but that hasn’t stopped non-profits from asking for them anyway. Wikipedia, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Khan Academy and now even Burning Man will take those bitcoins off your hands in the form of a tax-deductible donation.



Abusive Spouses are Using Spyware to Track their Victims

January 13th, 2015 at 10:52 am » Comments Off

The use of surveillance software by abusive spouses to monitor the phones and computers of their partners secretly has reached “epidemic proportions” and police are ill-equipped to tackle it, domestic violence campaigners have warned.



Graphene can Harvest Energy through Thin Air

January 12th, 2015 at 10:50 am » Comments Off

(CNN) Bold claims for new battery technology have been around since the invention of the lead-acid battery more than 150 years ago. But researchers at Manchester University in the UK say their latest discovery involving the new wonder material graphene could be the most revolutionary advance in battery technology yet.



Stanford Engineers Invent High Tech Mirrors that Beam Light into Space

January 7th, 2015 at 8:28 am » Comments Off

Illustration of reflective panel on building A new ultrathin multilayered material can cool buildings without air conditioning by radiating warmth from inside the buildings into space while also reflecting sunlight to reduce incoming heat. Fan Lab Stanford engineers have invented a material designed to help cool buildings. The material reflects incoming sunlight, and it sends […]



How Scientists Can Turn off Pain Receptors

January 6th, 2015 at 1:20 pm » Comments Off

In research published in the medical journal Brain, Saint Louis University researcher Daniela Salvemini, Ph.D. and colleagues within SLU, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other academic institutions have discovered a way to block a pain pathway in animal models of chronic neuropathic pain including pain caused by chemotherapeutic agents and bone cancer pain […]



DaVinci Coders - "Software is eating the world"