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  • Inside China’s Dystopian Dreams: A.I., Shame and Lots of Cameras

    07/08/2018 5:03:00 PM PDT · by Theoria · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08 July 2018 | Paul Mozur
    In the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, a police officer wearing facial recognition glasses spotted a heroin smuggler at a train station. In Qingdao, a city famous for its German colonial heritage, cameras powered by artificial intelligence helped the police snatch two dozen criminal suspects in the midst of a big annual beer festival. In Wuhu, a fugitive murder suspect was identified by a camera as he bought food from a street vendor. With millions of cameras and billions of lines of code, China is building a high-tech authoritarian future. Beijing is embracing technologies like facial recognition and artificial intelligence to...
  • America's Junk Weapons

    07/08/2018 7:07:31 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 8, 2018 | J R Dunn
    Leftist thinking is so pervasive that it often slips into conservative thought without anybody being aware of it. (No? How about “capitalism,” or “HUAC”?) One such case involves U.S. defense policy, specifically U.S. vs. Soviet, Russian, or Chinese weapons systems. We’ve already covered the tendency to credit the Russians (and the Chinese, and who knows, the Inuit) with world-beating weapons they couldn’t possibly have. Another such axiom exists governing American defense: that all U.S. weapons are junk, won’t work, can’t compete, are overpriced, will lead to disaster, and must be cancelled immediately. This is a thesis that has achieved the...
  • The Technological Tipping Point

    07/08/2018 6:29:56 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 54 replies
    Rapture Forums ^ | 7/8/18 | Matt Ward
    “Winston kept his back turned to the telescreen. It was safer, though, as he well knew, even a back can be revealing” (1984, George Orwell). It is no overstatement to say that we stand on the brink of a technological revolution that is going to change our world forever. This technological transformation is happening right now, and we will see significant change occur, not over the next couple of decades, but within the next couple of years. Very few people in today’s busy world are aware of just how much their lives are about to change, and how unavoidable and...
  • ISRAELI TECHNOLOGY TO THE RESCUE FOR CAVE-TRAPPED THAI BOYS

    07/07/2018 10:21:46 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 40 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | JULY 6, 2018 | MAX SCHINDLER
    It’s every parents’ worst nightmare – their children stuck underground as rescuers work around-the-clock to save them. For some 12 boys and their soccer coach – who have been trapped for nearly two weeks in a flooded Thai cave – Israeli technology may be part of the answer. It’s every parents’ worst nightmare – their children stuck underground as rescuers work around-the-clock to save them. For some 12 boys and their soccer coach – who have been trapped for nearly two weeks in a flooded Thai cave – Israeli technology may be part of the answer. Donating the communication systems...
  • Looking for Recommendations for Portable Power Supply (Vanity)

    07/05/2018 9:00:49 AM PDT · by Alberta's Child · 45 replies
    self | 7/5/2018 | Alberta's Child
    I'm looking for some input on a piece of equipment I will be using for business and travel. I need a portable power supply that can serve two functions: (1) charge small electronic equipment (mainly a phone and/or a laptop computer) when I have no access to power; and (2) provide power for electronic equipment for hours at a time when I am working in a location where I do not have power. Item (2) is what is driving my need here. I will be working on several projects where I may need to set up a small digital video...
  • A Match Made in Hi-Tech Heaven: Israel and South Korea

    07/04/2018 5:26:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Media Line | July 4, 2018 | David Lee
    Link only due to apparent copyright issues: http://www.themedialine.org/biztec/a-match-made-in-hi-tech-heaven-israel-and-south-korea/
  • How Jeff Bezos and Amazon Are Inviting China Into America’s DoD Computers

    07/01/2018 10:27:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2018 | David Wallace
    Amazon originally started out many years ago selling books online. But owner Jeff Bezos has aggressively led it to now selling everything online, making Bezos one of the richest men in world history. Bezos's corporate empire includes Amazon Web Services (AWS), a leading pioneer of cloud computing services. Cloud computing enables anyone in an organization worldwide to access the organization’s documents and data online. That enables the organization’s employees to collaborate and communicate online, from anywhere in the world. America’s Defense Department is now trying to catch up to the world’s leading multinational companies to adopt cloud computing for America’s...
  • What will be the next big technology that changes our world

    06/23/2018 11:02:03 AM PDT · by MNDude · 93 replies
    It seems that we have a few new technologies that becomes commonplace everywhere, and completely changes the world. Here is roughly what I understand they have been call: Late 50s to late 60s: television, rocketry Late 60s to late 70s: (not sure, handheld calculators and digital watches? Cassette players?) 80s: the use of electronics everywhere, home PCS 90s: internet, pagers, cell phones appear 2000s fast internet, flip phones, digital photography, digital music 2010's: smartphones, social media, digital movies I know those dates are not exact, but pretty close. So what do you think the big technology trends that will change...
  • China will have the world's most powerful naval gun ready for war by 2025

    06/21/2018 3:42:48 PM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 19 replies
    CNBC ^ | 6/21/2018 | Amanda Macias
    China is currently testing the world's most powerful naval gun and people with direct knowledge of a U.S. intelligence report say it will be ready for war by 2025. Railguns use electromagnetic energy instead of gunpowder to propel rounds, and China's is capable of striking a target 124 miles away at speeds of up to 1.6 miles per second, according to the report. For perspective, a shot fired from Washington, D.C., could reach Philadelphia in under 90 seconds. Railguns have long appeared on Russian, Iranian and U.S. military wish lists as cost-effective weapons that give navies the might of a...
  • A Weapon Far More Important Than The AR-15

    06/08/2018 10:54:18 AM PDT · by davikkm · 11 replies
    IWB ^ | Daniel Carter
    echnology continues to advance at an unprecedented rate, and the technology of weaponry is no different. The science fiction of ten or twenty years ago is now becoming a reality. Killer robots are on the rise. And no, I’m not joking (as you will see below). There has been a loud debate in recent months over citizens’ rights to own AR-15s. Gun rights advocates are strongly in favor of citizens having the right to own AR-15s and so am I. The government-backed anti-gun groups are against this right for obvious reasons. However, to compensate for rapidly evolving technology, citizens will...
  • Google exec explains why tech firms aren't just looking for coders anymore

    06/07/2018 11:50:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 7, 2018 | Ryan Brown
    Some people looking to secure a career in the technology sector might fear they are at a disadvantage if they lack technical skills like programming. But according to the head of Google's co-working campus in London, technical skills are not a prerequisite. "When I first came into tech, I was like, 'Isn't that just coders?'" Sarah Drinkwater told CNBC in an interview this week. "And that perception is just not true. When I look at a great company, they've got an amazing business development person, they've got marketers, they've got sales people, they've got technical people — great companies need...
  • Rise of the McRobots

    06/06/2018 2:50:08 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6 June 2018 | Jim Treacher
    Everybody has the right to a living wage. It's the responsibility of employers to pay their workers enough to live on comfortably, no matter what sort of work they do. No matter what it costs. No matter how much or how little value an individual employee provides. A job is a human right, and if you pay your employees anything less than a designated amount -- an amount that is not, and will never be, designated by you -- then you're a fascist and you'll be shamed and slandered and picketed until you comply. F*** your laws of economics, you...
  • Signs of sophisticated cell-phone spying found near White House

    06/01/2018 2:07:39 PM PDT · by Innovative · 40 replies
    Mercury News ^ | June 1, 2018 | Craig Timberg | Washington Post
    A federal study found signs that surveillance devices for intercepting cellphone calls and texts were operating near the White House and other sensitive locations in the Washington area last year. A Department of Homeland Security program discovered evidence of the surveillance devices, called IMSI catchers, as part of federal testing last year, according to a letter from DHS to Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, on May 22. The letter didn’t specify what entity operated the devices and left open the possibility that there could be alternative explanations for the suspicious cellular signals collected by the federal testing program last year. The...
  • Elon Musk Needs to Dial Down on His Galactic Ambitions

    05/19/2018 7:47:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2018 | Nicholas Waddy
    During his sunset years, the great American inventor and entrepreneur Thomas Edison invested a great deal of time and energy in a project that he felt sure would be not just profitable, but essential for U.S. national security. Along with Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone, in the 1920s and 30s he sponsored botanical research into finding an alternative source of rubber. His reasoning was simple: at the time, rubber came from Europe's colonies in Africa and Asia, and from countries in Latin America. It was therefore possible that, in a major war, the U.S. could be cut off from foreign...
  • Dear iPhone—It Was Just Physical, and Now It’s Over

    05/16/2018 4:44:46 PM PDT · by ptsal · 10 replies
    Nautilus ^ | 11-May-2018 | Katie Reid
    s a kid, I’d sometimes try to imagine what life would be like without a particular sense or part of my body, like with questions from the Would You Rather? game. Would you rather be deaf or blind? Would you rather have no legs or no arms? I’d try to erase the sound of my mom’s piano playing, the sight of the ground growing smaller as I soared on the tree swing in my backyard, or the feeling of playing basketball so hard my lungs might explode, but I just couldn’t. How could life go on without these sensations that...
  • Dow Jones Futures Rise On Trump China Tweets; Keep Eye On This Tech Group

    05/13/2018 5:36:56 PM PDT · by John W · 7 replies
    Investor’s Business Daily ^ | May 13, 2018 | Ed Carson
    Dow Jones futures today rose modestly vs. fair value, along with S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures. President Donald Trump tweeted that it "will all work out" on U.S.-China trade. He also tweeted that he wants to help China's ZTE "get back into business, less than a month after the U.S. banned domestic companies from selling components to the telecom gear giant. That could be good news for U.S. optical stocks such as Oclaro, Finisar, Acacia Communications and Lumentum Holdings which also is an Apple iPhone supplier.
  • Cloning horror: Human clone fears as Euro scientists CREATE LIFE from ‘nothing’

    05/03/2018 6:35:45 AM PDT · by plain talk · 61 replies
    Express ^ | May 3, 2018 | Carly Read
    The experimental research combined two types of stem cells and created a viable embryo – which the team say would provide an unlimited stock for medical research. The created embryos would also be used for medical treatment testing and help shed light on one of the biggest infertility enigmas - why embryos fail to implant in the womb. However critics say it is a huge step towards human cloning. The researchers believe the wonder creation could see mice being cloned in three years time, and humans two decades later.
  • 12 Hilariously Wrong Tech Predictions

    04/28/2018 4:52:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    INC ^ | 04/28/2018 | Jessica Stillman
    Is Bitcoin a greed-driven fad or will the blockchain technology that underlies it revolutionize the internet? Will artificial intelligence produce a world of ease and plenty or turn on us and kill us all? Is that jet pack you always wanted arriving any day now, or basically never?There are no shortage of people who make their livings by claiming to have answers to these questions. You should probably meet their claims with a healthy dose of skepticism.Futurists aren't all snake oil salesmen, of course, and it's sensible for both individuals and businesses to think ahead and develop contingency plans for possible future...
  • 'Adversaries' jamming Air Force gunships in Syria, Special Ops general says

    04/25/2018 11:21:05 PM PDT · by familyop · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 25, 2018 | Lucas Tomlinson
    Russian mercenaries...attacked an outpost manned by American commandos and U.S.-backed fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), comprising Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters...Today, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is the U.S. military's best ally in the fight against ISIS in Syria, helping to take back 90 percent of territory formerly held by ISIS. It consists of well over 50,000 Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters.
  • NASA to Discuss Demonstration of New Space Exploration Power System

    04/20/2018 6:49:05 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 17 replies
    NASA ^ | April 18, 2018
    Media are invited to attend a news conference at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland at 9:15 a.m. EDT Wednesday, May 2, to discuss a recent experiment to demonstrate a new nuclear reactor power system designed for space. News conference audio and presentation slides will stream live on NASA’s website. Kilopower could provide safe, efficient and plentiful energy for future robotic and human space exploration missions to the Moon, Mars and destinations beyond. The experiment was conducted November 2017 through March 2018 at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS). News conference participants include: James Reuter, acting associate administrator of NASA’s...