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Will ‘Shapies’ replace Selfies?

March 3rd, 2015 at 2:20 pm » Comments Off

Photo booths are making a comeback, kids and parents (all certainly equipped with smartphones that take much better pictures) line up all in good cheer, gaily running off with low quality photostrips of themselves.  Now if people think photo booths are cool, just wait until they enter the high-tech world of a Shapify booth.



Study: People are ready for self-driving cars

March 3rd, 2015 at 12:57 pm » Comments Off

General Motors pioneered a version in the 1950s, in the 1970s Ford engineers predicted their own version would be on the road by the year 2000, but self-driving cars have remained a science fiction dream for decades.



New air-filter design may help Beijing and L.A. breathe easier

February 27th, 2015 at 4:30 pm » Comments Off

Smog in Beijing Yi Cui of Stanford and his students have used a material commonly used in surgical gloves into a low-cost, highly efficient air filter that could be used to improve facemasks, window screens, and could even reduce the exhaust from power plants.



Mobile game revenues will grow 16.5% in 2015, to more than $3B

February 26th, 2015 at 2:23 pm » Comments Off

According to new figures from eMarketer, US mobile game revenues—including both downloads and in-app purchases—will grow 16.5% this year to reach $3.04 billion.  



Making robots that have better morals than humans

February 26th, 2015 at 1:56 pm » Comments Off

Many people are worried about artificial intelligence, and what will happen if machines become smarter than humans.  Even Bill Gates has said he is concerned about the decisions machines of the future will make once they outsmart humans.



Storing data for millions of years with man-made DNA

February 23rd, 2015 at 3:56 pm » Comments Off

Moving closer to an entirely new, and better, way to store the world’s information Swiss scientists have discovered encasing DNA in glass and chilling it down can preserve data encoded in it for millions of years.



Google and our right to be forgotten

February 23rd, 2015 at 3:44 pm » Comments Off

When Mario Costeja González googled himself in 2009, two prominent results appeared: home-foreclosure notices from 1998, when he was in temporary financial trouble.  It took the next five years to have 18 words delisted from Google search results on his name.  



The Economist’s digital editor: wearables will kill the healthcare insurance industry

February 23rd, 2015 at 3:25 pm » Comments Off

Digital Editor at the Economist, Tom Standage, at the ‘PWC World in Beta’ conference predicts ‘data meets healthcare’ is one of 5 emerging technologies that are shaping todays world.



Drone ambulance concept could revolutionize emergency operations

February 23rd, 2015 at 3:16 pm » Comments Off

An Austin, TX design firm, has designed a drone ambulance that would be capable of providing quick support in rural areas and faster treatment for major traffic accidents.  



A new Google-powered website lets you compare every constitution in the world and write your own

February 23rd, 2015 at 3:04 pm » Comments Off

In 1787, a few dozen men at the Philadelphia State House drafted the US constitution.  They debated and revised the document For four months, until they had something they could generally agree on.  Now a new site could let anyone work on drafting a new constitution in real time over the web.



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