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Cory Doctorow still believes technology can save us from ourselves

Cory Doctorow still believes technology can save us from ourselves Cory Doctorow’s first novel for adults in over eight years is a noodle-bender of the first order.“I wanted to write a story about how technology can be used in times of disaster to let us work together,” Doctorow explains.

This blooming solar system harvests energy from the sun like a flower

This blooming solar system harvests energy from the sun like a flower 'Smartflower' claims to be the world's first "intelligent energy plant." It's a solar system that unfolds its giant solar panel petals in the morning and follows the sun throughout the day.

This Disney-designed room will start charging your phone as soon as you enter

This Disney-designed room will start charging your phone as soon as you enter The main hitch, however, is that the actual room in which the technology is housed is currently an integral part of the design.The setup also uses a signal generator, a power amplifier, and a drive coil that couples power to the room.

56-hour groundbreaking face transplant surgery gives man a new face

56-hour groundbreaking face transplant surgery gives man a new face Andrew (Andy) Sandness is adapting to his new face.His face was disfigured over a decade ago after he attempted suicide.

Why sex harassment scandals like Uber's are bound to persist in tech

Why sex harassment scandals like Uber's are bound to persist in tech If you thought tech companies were succeeding, even incrementally, at creating more inclusive workplaces, it's not entirely your fault.Inviting scrutiny, though, is risky for tech companies.

Satya Nadella announces the 'first coming together of Microsoft and LinkedIn' project

Satya Nadella announces the 'first coming together of Microsoft and LinkedIn' project Speaking at Microsoft's 'Future Decoded' event in Mumbai on Wednesday, Nadella said that Project Sangam "is actually the first coming together of Microsoft and LinkedIn" — the professional networking site which it acquired in a $26.The service has LinkedIn Lite integrated in it and is designed to work on slow and metered internet connections, something common in India.

Like smartphones, self-driving tech may prove problematic for road safety

Like smartphones, self-driving tech may prove problematic for road safety ” And things might get worse as autonomous technology allows us to take our hands off the wheel even more often.Although self-driving technology has long hung its hat on claims of being safer than human drivers, the MIT Technology Review is a bit skeptical, especially considering the history already laid forth by the advent of smartphones.

Google’s Perspective tool helps clean up those ugly internet comment sections

Google’s Perspective tool helps clean up those ugly internet comment sections It’s called Perspective and it is a new technology from Google and Jigsaw (an Alphabet company focused on security) that employs machine learning to identify toxic comments.The new technology looks into various comments and compares them to previous content that has been considered “toxic” by human reviewers.

Can AI smart enough to play poker be weaponized without turning Terminator?

Can AI smart enough to play poker be weaponized without turning Terminator? The same groundwork that helps a computer excel at poker can be applied to all kinds of different scenarios.Unlike Go, a game where all information about the game state is known, Libratus had to contend with Poker, a game that revolves around incomplete information.

pinnacle of naval assault technology.

pinnacle of naval assault technology. 5 Anonymous 02/ 21/ ala( Tue) 13: 52: 42 934Guys, We just got a brilliant idea.What if we remove all the planesfrom an aircraft carrier and fill itwith tanks and soldiers instead,183 KB JPGSo, when you have to invade anenemy just park the thing on the shore, and usethe steam catapult to rapidly deploy armoredvehicles?