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Rocking down to Electric Avenue? Good luck charging your car

blog post image European and U.S. cities planning to phase out combustion engines over the next 15 years first need to plug a charging gap for millions of residents who park their cars on the street.

China has won AI battle with U.S., Pentagon's ex-software chief says

blog post image China has won the artificial intelligence battle with the United States and is heading towards global dominance because of its technological advances, the Pentagon's former software chief told the Financial Times.

This is the real story of the Afghan biometric databases abandoned to the Taliban – MIT Technology Review

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Will MIT Scientists' Powerful Magnet Lead Us to Nuclear Fusion Energy? - Slashdot

blog post image "A start-up founded by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology says it is nearing a technological milestone that could take the world a step closer to fusion energy, which has eluded scientists for decades," reports the New York Times: Researchers at M.I.T.'s Plasma Science and Fus...

The pandemic slashed the West Coast’s emissions. Wildfires already reversed it.

blog post image Major fires and resulting emissions are set to continually increase across the world’s forested regions, fueling more warming and more fires to come.

Pegasus: Spyware sold to governments 'targets activists'

blog post image Israeli tech firm NSO denies media reports that its software has been sold to authoritarian regimes. The Android and iOS spyware can apparently see photographs and contacts, log everything that is typed, and turn on the camera and microphone.

No Evidence That Associations Between Adolescents' Digital Technology Engagement and Mental Health Problems Have Increased

blog post image Digital technology is ubiquitous in modern adolescence, and researchers are concerned that it has negative impacts on mental health that, furthermore, increase over time. To investigate whether technology is becoming more harmful, we examined changes in associations between technology engagement and...

AI unlocks ancient Dead Sea Scrolls mystery

blog post image "Cutting edge technology" reveals how scribes foiled modern scholars with one of the Biblical texts.

Essential Technologies: The Tally Stick - The Scholarly Kitchen

blog post image From the Upper Paleolithic Era up until the mid 1800s, the tally stick was a remarkably long-lived piece of technology.

NASA has flown its Ingenuity drone helicopter on Mars for the first time

blog post image The historic moment was livestreamed on YouTube and Ingenuity captured the photo above with one of its two cameras.

Building customer relationships with conversational AI

blog post image We’ve all been there. “Please listen to our entire menu as our options have changed. Say or press one for product information…” Sometimes, these automated customer service experiences are effective and efficient—other times, not so much. Many organizations are already using chatbots and virtual...

Build for a crisis: Ideas for the future of local news

blog post image Enjoyed this story of the ingenuity of local newspapers when struck with the crisis of extreme weather. What does it say for our other complex technology and business layers? When crisis strikes perhaps that's when you find the lowest common tech that works and exactly what purpose you are using it for....

The US is about to have a vaccine surplus

blog post image Covid-19 vaccines are still hard to come by in many places, but supply in the US will soon outpace demand.

Contactless Sleep Sensing in Nest Hub

blog post image “People often turn to technology to manage their health and wellbeing, whether it is to record their daily exercise, measure their heart rate, or increasingly, to understand their sleep patterns. Sleep is foundational to a person’s everyday wellbeing and can be impacted by (and in turn, have an impact...

Why European vaccine suspensions could have unintended consequences

blog post image Europe’s difficult rollout of covid-19 shots took another blow over the weekend, as several countries halted deployment of the AstraZeneca vaccine amid worries it could cause blood clots. On Monday Germany, Spain, Italy, and France were among those to suspend deployment of the vaccine, following similar...

Moving fast and breaking us all: Big Tech’s unaccountable algorithms

blog post image Much of the technology driving revenues for the world’s most powerful digital platforms is accountable to no one—not even the companies themselves.

UK businesses caught buying five-star Google reviews

blog post image Consumer group Which? staged a sting operation to investigate fake Google reviews in the UK.

Instagram photos help Facebook AI 'teach itself'

blog post image The photos were used to help a Facebook algorithm learn to recognise images without supervision.

COVID-19 has transformed education – here are the 5 innovations we should keep

blog post image "Five changes made to higher education during COVID-19 will be beneficial afterwards, according to an expert, including more creative assessment methods." Whilst this is written from the perspective of university education this authentic, rich, and active learning approach can and should be applied to...

MyHeritage Deep Nostalgia™, deep learning technology to animate the faces in still family photos

blog post image MyHeritage have used the same AI technology behind deep fakes to analyse old photographs and link them to movements from a number of videos of other moving faces. Bring your ancestors back to life.