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10 million jobs in Britain at risk from advancing technology

November 26th, 2014 at 3:53 pm » Comments Off

Over the next 20 years, Ten million British jobs could be taken over by computers and robots, wiping out more than one in three roles.    

The scientific quest to cure aging

November 26th, 2014 at 10:25 am » Comments Off

The goal of biomedical research is to allow people to be as healthy as possible for as long as possible. CRISPR is the revolution to enable genome editing and the bio-information revolution is happening. Joao Pedro de Magalha does not consider the breakthroughs in gene and genome editing that are occurring with CRISPR.  

Two-thirds of American consumers don’t know what a smart home is

November 26th, 2014 at 10:05 am » Comments Off

According to a new survey, two-thirds of the consumers in the U.S. with broadband are not very familiar with smart home services or products or where to buy them.    

An estimated 5 million complete human genomes will be sequenced by 2020

November 26th, 2014 at 9:58 am » Comments Off

Genomics pioneer Craig Venter In 2000, researchers finished the first draft of the human genome. Although the decreasing cost of the technology has far outpaced Moore’s Law since then, we have yet to fully leverage all that new information, to make it really useful.

The video game industry is growing 4 times faster than the U.S. economy

November 25th, 2014 at 6:04 pm » Comments Off

An Electronic Arts employee works on a character for “MySims.” The U.S. economy is on the upswing. Unemployment is down to 5.8 percent, and we’re adding hundreds of thousands of new jobs every months — and the video game industry is partially responsible for that.    

Darkhotel tricks hotel Wi-Fi users into downloading malicious software

November 25th, 2014 at 5:56 pm » Comments Off

Business travelers beware of Darkhotel. There are a lot of reasons not to use Wi-Fi in a hotel. It’s often expensive, sluggish, and unreliable. Sometimes it seems like nobody knows the network password, and when trouble arises it’s hard to convince the front desk that there’s a problem with their network, not one with your devices. […]

Artificial intelligence is not a threat, it’s a tool

November 25th, 2014 at 5:47 pm » Comments Off

It’s a mistake to worry about us developing malevolent AI anytime soon. There has been several articles in the press recently, and several high profile people who are in tech but not AI, speculating about the dangers of malevolent AI being developed, and how we should be worried about that possibility. Should we be worried? […]

Will robot brains catch up to human-level intelligence in 25 years?

November 25th, 2014 at 5:38 pm » Comments Off

Computers are improving at an exponential rate. Futurists started predicting that in just a few decades machines would be as smart as humans soon after computers evolved in the 1940′s. Every year, the prediction seems to get pushed back another year. The consensus now is that it’s going to happen in … you guessed it, […]

Could we run the entire world on solar power?

November 24th, 2014 at 2:46 pm » Comments Off

We all want to find an alternative to fossil fuels as soon as possible. The most viable answer to the planet’s energy needs is visible to us any time we look upward. The amount of solar energy that hits just 1 square mile of this planet over the course of a year is equal to 4 million barrels of oil, and the […]

rHEALTH diagnoses hundreds of diseases using a single drop of blood

November 24th, 2014 at 2:39 pm » Comments Off

rHealth Device This month, the XPRIZE Foundation announced the winner of the Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE. The global competition was aimed at accelerating the availability of hardware sensors and software sensing technology as a means to smarter digital health solutions. The winning device is called the Reusable Handheld Electrolyte and Lab Technology for Humans (rHEALTH) system. It can potentially […]

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