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Could This Football Helmet Save The Sport's Future?
Los Angeles-based design studio Gridiron Labs is working on technology that just may help save the sport of Football. According to Gridiron, the key is in devising a safer helmet. More than just a piece of safety equipment, the football helmet “stands out as one of the most impactful icons in sports—symbolizing aggressive power, bone-crushing action, and gladiator-like legend.” And even though the helmet may have come a long way since it's leatherhead inception, the protective headgear has assumed much of the blame for the increase in concussions and other play-related head injuries, which have been linked to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). And now the design studio is hoping to shape protective headgear into a “prolific wearable device” by 2030. Addressing functionality issues like “clumsy and visually distracting” snap-on chin straps and “undesirable overall weight,” Gridiron has created a modern, high-tech mock-up of its new football helmet, complete with embedded impact sensors, shatterproof head-up display visors, onboard cameras and even a digital helmet shell to animate team logos, ads, player reactions and fan interactions. Performance and safety, however, remain top priority for the company, with new features like a lock-and-release retractable facemask, improved helmet fit, auto-fastening inner feed chin strap, and exterior sound control technology adding to what the company hopes is a safer future. http://www.geek.com/tech/is-this-helmet-design-the-future-of-football-1689279/?source http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Swedish Battery Breakthrough Could Boost A Tesla’s Range By 70%
The Tesla Model 3 can drive for about 220 miles on its sizeable battery pack. New battery tech could boost those numbers by another 70%. That’s a massive increase in range that would see the base Model 3 rolling for nearly 375 emission-free miles and the extended range would smash the 500-mile mark. And it could be a reality very soon thanks to new battery packaging tech that’s been developed in Sweden. Cadenza Innovations has created a “new way to package energy.” Their design allows the cells to be packed more tightly inside a special ceramic casing. That, in turn, is wrapped in aluminum which provides additional protection and acts as a big heat sink. The result is a battery pack that’s much more energy-dense. With a stack of freshly-approved patents in hand, Cadenza is now ready to start making deals. https://www.geek.com/tech/swedish-battery-breakthrough-could-boost-a-teslas-range-by-70-1711666/?source http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Microsoft's Xbox Play Anywhere Allows Gameplay on Xbox One & PC
With Xbox’s successors pioneering new standards in gaming tech, Microsoft has been teasing that its next move is to bring cross-platform gaming to a new level. The company has hinted that its latest console, the Xbox One, may soon share backwards compatible titles with Windows 10. And, today, potential leaks ahead of E3 signaled the company may make good on its word. Earlier today on Twitter, Daniel Aleksandersen tweeted a screenshot of his Windows Store Library showing Xbox One games under his games menu. Following the leak, Xbox confirmed fans' suspicions with their introduction of Xbox Play Anywhere. Microsoft's new initiative will allow fans to purchase qualifiying cross-platform titles that can then be played on both the Xbox One and PC. http://comicbook.com/2016/06/13/xbox-one-360-games-might-work-on-windows-10-soon/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Microgrids and Mobile Tech Bring Solar Power to Rural Kenya
in July 2014, Kenyan renewable energy firm SteamaCo set up a solar microgrid in Entasopia a remote area on the southern savannah. Some 70 people in Entasopia are now benefiting from SteamaCo's solar microgrid project. According to SteamaCo's website, the company operates 23 power and water microgrids in East Africa and Nepal. Tapping into Kenya's abundance of sunshine, the company has installed high-capacity solar panels at power hubs, where energy is stored in high-voltage batteries. Each hub can harvest up to 5.6 kilowatts of power, enough to supply electricity to nearly 100 households and businesses, depending on their usage and distance from the hub. According to SteamaCo founder and technical director Sam Duby, the company is currently serving around 700 customers, with its hubs producing a total of 61 kilowatts. Duby said "From the power hub we use underground cables to supply electricity to homes and businesses, We provide basic wiring in each customer's premises, but any further wiring or extension is done by the customers themselves." http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/PKjsRtyk_yE/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com
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What To Know Before You Donate Blood
The American Red Cross put out an emergency call for blood donations after the fourth of July. This time of year, “blood donors are typically out of town and unable to give," explains Justin Kreuter, MD, medical director of the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center in Rochester, Minnesota. Blood shortages hit the hardest during the summer months. If you want to help out here is what you should know before donating. First, figure out if you are eligible. Eligibility is always changing, especially now due to fears over the Zika virus. Second, you will get a mini physical to make sure you're healthy enough to donate. Third, It won't hurt that much. Fourth, your blood will save lives, including the lives of people who haven't even been born yet, as some babies need transfusions during the later months of pregnancy. And fifth, if you donate you are in a better position to encourage others to donate. http://www.health.com/mind-body/blood-donation-facts http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Google Acquires Webpass To Lead Everyone Towards Faster Internet
Google just bought a small Internet service provider called Webpass, so it can get a little extra help in expanding the reach of Google Fiber, its own ultra-high-speed Internet service. But there’s a little-noticed detail in this merger that could be more significant than the purchase of any single ISP. Google is now getting a firsthand look at a new wireless technology that aims to radically change the way the Internet is delivered. That’s because Webpass is helping to test something called pCell. It's a wireless antenna developed by serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur Steve Perlman and his latest company, Artemis Networks. According to Wired, Google and Perlman both declined to discuss the Webpass acquisition. However, Perlman did say in an email that Artemis is excited to continue working with Webpass as it merges with Google Fiber. One way or another, it seems, these three companies are coming together. And together, the three serve as a powerful symbol for a rapidly approaching shift in how everyone gets online. http://www.wired.com/2016/06/googles-webpass-buy-points-way-speedier-internet-everyone/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Snowden Says Protect Your Privacy by Flipping On An Ad Blocker
Edward Snowden says Everybody should be running adblock software. The government surveillance whistleblower gave an advice in an interview with The Intercept, on how average citizens can shield their privacy online. One of the less obvious security tips: flip on an ad blocker. Snowden said that we have not just a right but a duty to take every effort to protect yourself. Infecting popular websites like the So-called "malvertising" attacks — in which ad networks play unwitting host to harmful files disguised as ads — have been on the rise over the past several months. The trend is worrying for publishers who rely on advertising for their livelihood, and some argue that it's unethical for readers to skip out on an "implied contract" that supplies them with free content in exchange for putting up with ads. As Snowden says, most ad blockers also come with options to close these loopholes, and on the whole, they can serve to tighten online security as Snowden says. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/tjZ6EgGdDOI/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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CalTech Builds Nanotech Robots from DNA
New research from the California Institute of Technology is showcasing the tremendous potential of nanotech, or microscopic machines performing complex tasks. A CalTech research team has built robots from DNA, and programmed them to bring individual molecules to designated locations inside the body. This technology could transform everything we now do, from administering drugs that fight infections to how microscopic measurements are made. According to a new study published in Science, DNA nanoscience could create molecular devices or systems by leveraging the power of nature, creating molecular-sized devices out of DNA with programmable functions and sending them to places that are otherwise impossible to reach, such as a cancerous tumor. http://gizmodo.com/robots-made-from-dna-could-one-day-transport-medicine-i-1809685738 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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CERN Scientists Discover 2 New Subatomic Particles
Scientists at the world's largest smasher said Wednesday they have discovered two new subatomic particles never seen before that could widen our understanding of the universe. An experiment using the European Organization for Nuclear Research's Large Hadron Collider found the new particles, which were predicted to exist, and are both baryons made from three quarks bound together by a strong force. In a statement Wednesday, officials at the lab known by its French acronym CERN announced the discovery, which could shed more light on how things work beyond the "Standard Model" physics theory explaining the basic building blocks of matter. The results also were submitted to the publication Physical Review Letters. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/CMuusYI-ngs/ http://www.wochit.com
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Robot Teaches Itself To Walk
There's a robot in California teaching itself to walk. Its name is Darwin, and like a toddler, it teeters back and forth, trying and falling, and then trying again before getting it right — all in a UC Berkeley lab. But it's not actually Darwin doing all this. It's a neural network designed to mimic the human brain. Darwin's baby steps speak to what many researchers believe will be the greatest leap in robotics — a kind of general machine learning that allows robots to adapt to new situations rather than respond to narrow programming. Developed by Pieter Abbeel and his team at UC Berkeley's Robot Learning Lab, the neural network that allows Darwin to learn is not programmed to perform any specific functions, like walking or climbing stairs. The team is using what's called "reinforcement learning" to try and make the robots adapt to situations as a human child would. http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/4c0a71f2/sc/32/l/0L0Snbcnews0N0Ctech0Cinnovation0Ccalifornia0Erobot0Eteaching0Eitself0Ewalk0Ehuman0Etoddler0En47510A6/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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BBC Gives Away 1 Million Computers So Kids Can Learn To Code
The BBC wants coding to become as fundamental as writing, and is taking some very practical steps to ensure that happens. The broadcaster announced on Thursday that it is giving away 1 million micro computers to next year's cohort of 11- and 12-year-old schoolchildren in Year 7, as part of a new initiative called Make it Digital. Currently in development, the Micro Bit is a small piece of programmable, wearable hardware that helps kids learn basic coding and programming. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/Xy0-mg39-i4/ http://www.wochit.com
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A Battery That Will Never Die?
Researchers at UC Irvine may have discovered a way to design a battery that will last for years. Using a gold nanowire in electrolyte gel rather than lithium, researchers found the battery could withstand 200,000 charging cycles and only lose five percent of its capacity. Lithium batteries are subject to some corrosion after consistently being depleted and recharged. However, researchers aren’t quite sure how this new design yielded such amazing results. “We started to cycle the devices, and then realized that they weren’t going to die. We don’t understand the mechanism of that yet.” http://www.geek.com/science/lab-accident-leads-to-discovery-of-battery-that-lasts-400-times-longer-1653203/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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The iPhone might be really cheap on Black Friday — if you can wait for the deals to buy it
apple has just released their newest iphones, and like always they are very expensive. the iphones will set you back between $700-$1000, and thats for the most basic version of the phone. although you may want to run to the store to preorder your phone now, you should probably wait until black friday. it is being reported that phones will be significantly cheaper on black friday. according to best black friday.com they say that the phones will be between 4 and 5 percent off. in addition to the discount, people will receive a store credit ranging from 100 and $300. http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-iphone-black-friday-deals-cyber-monday-2017-9 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Nasa Prepares Robots for the Journey to Mars
Nasa has just opened registration for a new competition -- the Space Robotics Challenge. This event is intended to explore and develop the capabilities of humanoid robots to help astronauts sent to Mars. Teams must program a virtual robot, modeled after NASA’s Robonaut 5 that pushes the envelope in terms of robotic dexterity. Winners will receive a 1 million dollar prize. The competition focuses on software, with the idea being that any innovations produced by teams can be downloaded into older NASA robot models. With the technology generated by this challenge, robots could participate in precursor missions to selected landing sites, arriving long before astronauts to set up essential systems and even begin preliminary reserach http://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/centennial_challenges/feature/space_robotics_challenge.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Tesla Employee Calims He Was Fired For Being Old
On Thursday a lawsuit filed by 69 year old Thomas Flessner alleges that his former employer, Tesla, exhibited age discrimination when it fired him. Flessner, who began working with Tesla as an independent contractor before being brought on full-time in 2012 as a materials engineer, says that once he joined the team at the Fremont, California facility, he was alienated due to his age and routinely chastised for completing projects slower than younger coworkers. Flessner maintains he worked as hard as anyone else, but faced the added burden of having to disprove myths about older workers being unable to adapt to changing technology. Many other tech giants in Silicon Valley have faced similar suits, as older employees claim that tech companies are ignoring their experience in lieu of younger workers, and that the push for diversity in the workplace has consistently avoided the issue of age discrimination. Tesla has not yet responded to an inquiry about the lawsuit. http://fusion.net/story/353259/tesla-age-discrimination-diversity/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Google Brain Team Lets AI Develop Their Own Encryption
The Google Brain team, a wing of Google working on developing neural network and artificial intelligence technologies, are experimenting with having their neural networks, named Alice, Bob and Eve, develop encryption. The task the Google Brain team set was for Alice to create a simple form of encryption and work with Bob to agree a set of numbers known as a key. Using this key, Bob can read the encrypted messages Alice sent. Meanwhile Eve intercepts the messages and attempts to decipher them. The important thing to remember about neural nets is they continue to learn and adapt, just like us humans do. So while initially the secret message passing didn’t go so well, Alice adapted and got better. Eve was unable to decipher the messages beyond what classes as pure chance. This technology could put digital security in the hands of AI in the future, completely foiling the efforts of hackers to decrypt. http://www.geek.com/tech/googles-alice-ai-is-sending-secret-messages-to-another-ai-1677220/?source http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Nano Robots May One Day Help Reduce Cancer Treatment Side Effects
Magnetically controlled swarms of microscopic robots might one day help fight cancer inside the body, new research suggests. Over the past decade, scientists have shown they can manipulate magnetic forces to guide medical devices within the human body, as these fields can apply forces to remotely control objects. For instance, prior work used magnetic fields to maneuver a catheter inside the heart and steer video capsules in the gut. Previous research also used magnetic fields to simultaneously control swarms of tiny magnets. In principle, these objects could work together on large problems such as fighting cancers. http://www.nbcnews.com/mach/technology/these-tiny-robots-may-bring-big-change-cancer-care-n721901?cid=public-rss_20170217 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Only Israel To Modify America’s F-35
The USA is one of the top five sellers of arms in the world. However, any advanced military technology bought from the US comes with huge stacks of strict rules outlining exactly what allies can do to modify the hardware and systems. Usually, the answer is nothing. No modifying, no adding or deleting hardware or software, and not even repairs without consent from the Pentagon. America usually says no, especially when it comes to hyper-advanced weapons ( and crazy expensive) F-35 Lightning II Joint Striker Fighter Jet. However, it seems that Israel has convinced Uncle Sam to allow its military to do just that with the jet. Israel said that it's unique needs as a state living with the perpetual possibility of conflict, require the ability to act quickly and autonomously. http://www.wired.com/2016/05/israel-can-customize-americas-f-35-least-now/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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College Kids Make Robotic Arms for Children Without Real Ones
By the time Cynthia Falardeau read about Alex Pring, a little boy who got a battery-powered robotic arm last summer, she had made peace with her son Wyatt's limb difference. Her premature baby had been born with his right arm tangled in amniotic bands. At a week old, doctors amputated his dead forearm and hand. They were afraid his body would be become infected and he would die. Falardeau mourned her boy's missing arm for years but, in time, embraced her son as he was. Wyatt also learned to adapt. They tried a couple of prosthetics when he was younger and each time the toddler abandoned the false limb within months. So when a friend shared a story from the "Today Show" with Wyatt in mind, about a team of University of Central Florida (UCF) students and graduates that made an electronic arm for 6-year-old Pring using a three-dimensional printer on campus, Falardeau was defensive. "He doesn't need this," she thought. Her fifth-grader had a different reaction: "I want one of these robot arms!" Falardeau remembers Wyatt telling her and her husband. "I could ride a bike! I might even be able to paddle a kayak!" The UCF team, which operates a nonprofit called Limbitless Solutions, is special because it's the only group in the 3-D volunteer network making electronic arms. http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/edition_us/~3/457aRNN94QY/index.html http://www.wochit.com
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Don't Blindly Trust Companies Selling Solar Eclipse Glasses On Amazon
On August 21st, a total solar eclipse will pass through the continental United States — traveling from the coasts of Oregon to South Carolina. It’s going to be an incredible sight, but the only way to watch it safely is to view the Sun with special solar filter glasses that block out the majority of the Sun’s light. Only certain solar filter glasses sold online have been properly certified. A quick search of solar filter glasses on Amazon will pull up hundreds of companies selling products for safely viewing the eclipse. Many of the glasses are sponsored or recommended by Amazon, and claim to have been certified for safely viewing the Sun. However, some of the vendors being featured on Amazon’s website are allegedly selling counterfeit products, and it’s hard to tell which ones are legitimate. To properly view the eclipse, you need solar filter glasses that are in good condition and meet the standards set by the International Organization for Standardization, or ISO. As of now, NASA and AAS only recognize five manufacturers with glasses that meet the proper ISO standards: Rainbow Symphony, American Paper Optics, Thousand Oaks Optical, TSE 17, and Baader Planetarium. It is best to try to buy the glasses directly from one of these manufacturers, which have plenty available. https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/26/16033902/solar-eclipse-amazon-solar-filter-glasses-safety-iso-certified http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Sprint Reveals New Signal Booster Device
In an announcement Wednesday, Sprint said that it will soon offer customers their own mini cellular antenna. According to the company, the antenna is designed to provide better LTE coverage for users inside businesses, homes and the surrounding area as well. The device, which is called the Sprint Magic Box, simply plugs into any wall and acts as a cellular signal booster, providing 4G LTE service for customers. According to Sprint, unlike other boosters at competing companies, this one doesn't require a broadband connection, instead connecting its cellular channel to the nearest Sprint cell tower. https://www.cnet.com/news/sprint-to-offer-free-wireless-signal-booster-magic-box-small-cell/#ftag=CAD590a51e http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Comcast Changed Its Net Neutrality Pledge In Response To FCC
Comcast deleted its pledge to protect the open internet the day after the FCC announced its plan to kill the open internet this spring. The telecom has had a page on its corporate website since at least August of 2014 that explained its position on net neutrality. Up until April 26th of this year, the statement said things like “Comcast won’t block access to lawful content,” and “Comcast won’t throttle back the speed at which content comes to you.” The previous lines asserting that Comcast “won’t” do the bad things have now been changed to: “We do not block, slow down or discriminate against lawful content.” A line from the statement that previously read “An Open Internet with access for all. That’s what we’re for,” has also been deleted. Another troubling change is the removal of the line “Comcast doesn’t prioritize Internet traffic or create paid fast lanes” from the statement. Now, the company no longer discusses paid fast lanes on the page at all. Last, but not least, the company’s current position is that its “for sustainable and legally enforceable net neutrality protections for our customers.” So, if the FCC follows through with repealing net neutrality on December 14th, that phrase will be meaningless. https://gizmodo.com/comcast-changed-its-net-neutrality-pledge-the-day-after-1820852207 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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New Land Rover Comes Complete With A Life Saving Drone
Jaguar Land Rover is embracing drone technology with its new special operations vehicle ‘Project Hero.’ The unique version of the Land Rover Discovery has been created specifically for the Austrian Red Cross as part of Jaguar’s partnership with the humanitarian network. The hope is that it will reduce emergency response times for the service. The car is essentially a modified version of the Land Rover Discovery. Its most interesting modification by far is that it comes equipped with its very own search and discovery drone capable of taking off and landing on the vehicle’s roof, even when it’s in motion. The idea behind the drone is that it’ll be able to take off from the vehicle and scout ahead of the Red Cross emergency response team, transmitting live footage back. In addition to the drone technology, the car will also feature a sliding floor in the rear of the car which will be capable of acting as an additional work surface; strategically positioned LED lights to help make the car more identifiable when using night vision; and power supply points capable of accepting multi-region plugs. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/techradar/allnews/~3/B2kt6ZPnM1c/land-rover-has-created-a-car-that-comes-complete-with-a-life-saving-drone http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Graphene Silly Putty Detects Spider Footsteps
Graphene-infused Silly Putty forms an electrical sensor that is sensitive enough to detect spider feet walking across it. Mixing graphene, or atom-thick sheets of carbon, and polysilicone, the substance found in the children’s toy Silly Putty, made it conduct electricity. Its electrical resistance was highly sensitive to pressure: Squishing the putty caused the graphene sheets within to shift and disconnect, impeding the flow of electricity.When placed on a person’s neck over the carotid artery, the putty could monitor pulse and blood pressure via changes in the material’s resistance. The putty could also detect breathing and finger motions. To illustrate just how sensitive the sensor was, scientists coaxed a small spider to walk over the putty; the sensor registered the spider’s footfalls, researchers report December 9 in Science. https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/science-ticker/graphene-silly-putty-detects-pitter-patter-spider-footsteps http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Verizon Wireless Makes Watching NFL Live Games on Phones Free
Verizon Wireless is making live-streaming NFL games available for no extra charge to all smartphone users starting this season — a feature that previously cost $5 for customers on most plans. But the nation’s biggest wireless carrier is not strictly doing it as a favor to sports fans: Verizon Wireless is looking for new ways to encourage customers to use more data, ideally to upgrade to plans with higher usage limits. Now, all smartphone customers can watch every game, in addition to NFL Network, via the redesigned NFL Mobile from Verizon app at no extra charge. http://variety.com/2015/digital/news/verizon-wireless-nfl-mobile-free-streaming-1201585307/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Cuba's Fake Internet Helps Young Cubans Connect Online
Cuba's status as one of the world's least-wired countries is central to the new relationship Washington is trying to forge with Havana. Home internet connections are banned for all but a handful of Cubans, and the government charges nearly a quarter of a month's salary for an hour online in government-run hotels and Internet centers. But a small minority have covertly engineered a partial solution by pooling funds to create a private network of more than 9,000 computers with small, inexpensive but powerful hidden Wi-Fi antennas and Ethernet cables strung over streets and rooftops spanning the entire city. These young Cubans can play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world that most can't access. Disconnected from the real Internet, organizers say the network is limited, local, and built with equipment commercially available around the world-- with no help from any outside government. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/FO6-y8gPK0o/ http://www.wochit.com
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Facebook Invents New Unit Of Time
Facebook has announced a new unit of time called the "flick." It's the equivalent to precisely one 705,600,000th of a second. It's useful for special effects artists and anybody else working in film or virtual reality. "Flicks" cleanly divide each frame in a movie, TV show, or video game in an easy-to-read, easy-to-use number. Flick's original inventor, Christopher Horvath says it's short for "frame tick." Facebook has actually released its documentation for the creation and use of flicks as open source. This means that flicks could become a standard unit of time. http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-invents-flicks-time-measurement-2018-1 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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New Open Source Mobile OS Puts Privacy Front And Center
A renowned Linux innovator has developed a new mobile operating system, called "Project eelo," in an effort to provide a level of data privacy that traditional Android and iOS devices fail to offer. The new eelo system will allow mobile phone users to regain control over their personal information at a price they can afford. According to the creator, Apple has become too expensive, too boring and is "going crazy with its products," while Google has "become too big" and is capturing too much information about what we do. The new eelo project is a fork of the LineageOS, which is an open source system that runs mainstream Android applications. The project, which calls for the developers to sell preloaded eelo smartphones and provide some premium services, will run as a nonprofit. As a community project, it will welcome contributors. http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85045.html?rss=1 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Companies Can Now Buy, Sell Your Internet Browsing History--Without Your Permission
If the thought of your internet browsing history and habits being put up for sale without your consent sounds like a scary thought, it could become a reality. According to NBC News, the Senate passed a joint resolution on Thursday, which bars the Federal Communications Commission from enforcing rules passed last year that would ban internet, cable, and mobile providers from selling your data without your consent. So, how do you keep your internet activities private? Robert Siciliano is CEO of IDTheftSecurity.com. He told NBC News the best way to protect yourself is by installing a VPN — that's a virtual private network. A quick Google search will lead to some VPN options, which range from free to a few dollars per month. You'll also want to start paying attention to cookies — those little pieces of data sent by a website and stored on your browser. They're designed to make your life easier, letting you skip certain steps, such as re-entering your login information. However, they can also be clever tools for keeping tabs on everything you do on a site. Siciliano also advised taking advantage of any 'incognito' or other private browsing technologies. In Google Chrome, you can do this by clicking the icon in the right-hand corner showing three lines, then opening a new window to browse anonymously. While Thursday's vote doesn't mean there are any immediate changes, the measure has been slammed by online privacy advocates. http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/senate-moves-internet-privacy-how-can-you-keep-your-searches-n738216?cid=public-rss_20170324 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Amazon Patents Tiny Police Drones
Amazon reportedly just patented a tiny drone that could not only potentially aid police officers in carrying out justice, but also violate your civil liberties. The internet giant received the patent for the "unmanned aerial vehicle assistant" on October 18th, and illustrations from the patent office show a very small drone which connects to a dock on a police officer's shoulder. The goal is for the drone to respond to voice commands, and to be capable of running license plates, pursuing one suspect while the officer pursues another or even pursuing a suspect when an officer goes to cut them off. However, its the inconspicuous size of the drones that has the American Civil Liberties Union a little nervous. The technology could be open to all kinds of abuses and could, according the ACLU, "make an end-run around the constitutional protections." Though they now have the patent, it hasn't been announced whether or not Amazon will actually produce the drone assistants. http://www.newser.com/story/233280/amazon-gets-patent-for-tiny-police-drones.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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NASA Announces Dates for International Space Apps Challenge
NASA’s open innovation incubator, the International Space Apps Challenge, will take place April 22-24. The global main stage for this year’s event will be in Pasadena, California, with local events taking place simultaneously in 193 locations spanning 72 countries. On April 23 and 24, participants are asked to develop mobile applications, software, hardware, data visualizations and platform solutions that could contribute to space exploration missions and help improve life on Earth. More than 200 sources, including data sets, services and tools, will be available to challenge participants. This year, NASA is offering 26 challenges in six mission-related categories: Aeronautics, Earth, International Space Station, Journey to Mars, Solar System and Beyond, and Space Technology. http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-announces-dates-for-one-of-world-s-largest-hackathons http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Next-Gen Facial-Recognition May See Through Disguises
Even as facial-recognition technology continues to improve by leaps and bounds, up until now it has been unable to work around simple disguises such as fake beards, head coverings, and glasses. But that could all be changing. Engineers at India’s National Institute of Technology and Science and the U.K.’s University of Cambridge have developed a next-generation facial recognition framework that can identify people even when they've actively sought to obscure their faces. According to researcher Amarjot Singh, "Disguise Face Identification is an extremely challenging and interesting problem that is of great interest to law enforcement.” The deep learning-based system works by identifying 14 key areas of the face, including 10 for the eyes, 3 for the lips, and one for the nose, which the system is capable of estimating even when they are obscured. In early tests, the system was accurate 56 percent of the time when dealing with head coverings, but dropped to 43 percent when glasses were added. And while such figures may not be considered compelling in a court of law, they could signal a future where AI improves exponentially in searches and identification to assist Law Enforcement. https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/facial-recognition-in-disguise/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Large Hadron Collider May Disprove SuperSymmetry Theory
Some physicist are beginning to concede to the reality that a 16 year old theory in the physics world may be incorrect. This favorite theory of many prominent physicists asserted that all existing particles in the universe had super counterparts that physics had not yet been able to detect. For example, the electron had a super symmetric partner called a selectron. But now, the Large Hadron Collider is putting an end to this theory. Even though the LHC is operating at higher capacities than ever before, it has yet to reveal any evidence of these supposed supersymmetric particles. While the lack of evidence does not completely destroy the theory, scientists are giving up on the theory and even some old bets associated with it. Theoretical physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed brought in an expensive bottle of cognac for colleagues who believed that super symmetry was false all along. https://www.sciencenews.org/article/supersymmetry%E2%80%99s-absence-lhc-puzzles-physicists http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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NASA Interns Launch Genius 'All About That Space' Parody
The space nerds at NASA have officially hopped on the Meghan Trainor parody train with their ode to the Orion spacecraft, "All About That Space." The Pathways Interns of NASA's Johnson Space Center recorded and filmed the parody song to encourage further public interest in Orion, which saw its first successful test flight on Dec. 5. The spacecraft orbited Earth twice during its flight and traveled 60,000 miles before splashing down into the Pacific Ocean as planned. NASA's parody isn't the first space-themed "All About That Bass" parody — a group of geeky ladies penned a similar, Star Wars-themed parody in November. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/tEtK4rffRQY/ http://www.wochit.com
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Top 5 Innovations in Agriculture Tech
There are an estimated 570 million farms in the world and, in a neat twist of number synergy, according to Valoral Advisors, funding rounds in technological innovations along the agriculture and food value chain also raised around $570 million in 2014. While much of this investment is directed at ag-tech startups and disruptive market newcomers, in many ways priorities remain the same as ever – innovation in resource use, especially in terms of land and water (also energy), to boost efficiency and yields. Here are five of the solutions helping to support global growth of sustainable agriculture and food production… 1. http://raconteur.net/sustainability/top-5-tech-innovations-in-agriculture http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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FDA Approves First Biodegradable Corornary Stent
The FDA has approved the first coronary stent that the body will gradually absorb. Known as the BVS, the vascular scaffold system dissolves into the body within three years. The stent is a hollow mesh tube which props open clogged arteries to improve blood flow; it also releases a drug to limit the growth of scar tissue. The new approved stent is constructed of biodegradable polymer commonly used in other medical devices designed to dissolve into the body. The FDA added the since the stent breaks down, it leaves behind no foreign material. http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2016/07/05/FDA-approves-first-fully-dissolvable-stent/6431467744914/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Scientists Grow Human Skin on Robots
Pierre-Alexis Mouthuy and Andrew Carr, of the Oxford Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, test medical technology by dressing robots in human flesh. The cyborgs “wear” tissue grafts to help develop artificial muscles and tendons before transplantation. Moving humanoids, however, could help develop the implants in a more lifelike way. “Humanoid-bioreactor systems may open numerous opportunities in medicine, science, and technology, in the spirit of ‘science for robotics and robotics for science,'” Mouthuy and Carr suggested in the latest issue of Science Robotics. http://www.geek.com/tech/hasta-la-vista-arthritis-scientists-grow-human-skin-on-robots-1692479/?source http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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With Spotify Integration, Algoriddim's Djay App Gives IOS DJs Accesst To Millions Of Tracks
Algoriddim is updating its iOS app djay today with a big new feature — integration with Spotify. This is the first time djay, which the company says has been downloaded 10 million times, making it the world's bestselling DJ app, has been connected to a streaming music service. This means users will no longer be limited to the music in their collection, and can instead access the millions of tracks in Spotify's library. It sounds like an obvious move, but CEO Karim Morsy said there were significant technical challenges, because users aren't just streaming music from the cloud, but also mixing and applying effects in real-time. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/LiDKm1Kvv8g/ http://www.wochit.com
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See The First Color Image Produced By An Electron Microscope
Electron microscopes can magnify an object up to 10 million times, allowing researchers to peer into the inner workings of, say, a cell or a fly’s eye, but until now they’ve only been able to see in black and white. The new advance—15 years in the making—uses three different kinds of rare earth metals called lanthanides layered one-by-one over cells on a microscope slide. The microscope detects when each metal loses electrons and records each unique loss as an artificial color. So far, the researchers can only produce three colors—red, green, and yellow, they report online today in Cell Chemical Biology. Still, the ability to use color creates stark contrasts that grayscale images simply can’t accomplish. With a few more tweaks and added metal ions, researchers hope to add three or four other colors to the mix and improve the images’ resolution. http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/11/see-first-color-images-produced-electron-microscope http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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2016 Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car
The 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car hasn't yet gone on sale--it'll arrive in limited regions of California in the second half of this year--but already it's been the focus of a great deal of attention. As Toyota's first production hydrogen vehicle, and the cornerstone of its future plans for zero-emission vehicles, the company often compares the Mirai to the first generation Toyota Prius sold from 1997 through 2003. The energy content of the 5 kilograms of hydrogen fuel is roughly 165 kilowatt-hours, or almost double the capacity of the largest battery pack in a production electric car. That's the Tesla Model S with the 85-kWh battery. Tesla gets ranges of 265 to 270 miles from that battery, whereas the Mirai is expected to get 250 to 300 miles from its fuel, though the EPA hasn't issued a final rating yet. That implies a fuel cell of slightly more than 50-percent efficiency, plus other losses in the system. http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1096639_2016-toyota-mirai-hydrogen-fuel-cell-car-a-few-things-we-noticed http://www.wochit.com
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Walmart is turning its shopping carts into robots that follow you
The humble shopping cart is going high tech! Walmart is collaborating with Five Elements Robotics to create a shopping cart robot. Neither company is talking much about the collaboration, but it’s easy to make some conclusions with confidence based on what Five Elements Robotics has done before. The company’s main focus is on Budgee–a personal robot that follows its owner around and has a large storage area for your shopping, or just to carry items from place-to-place. That same tech can be integrated into shopping carts, meaning rather than pushing them around they’ll instead follow you, leaving your hands free to browse the shelves. http://www.geek.com/news/walmart-is-turning-its-shopping-carts-into-robots-that-follow-you-1658786/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Harnessing The Awesome Power of Magma
Iceland is about to tap into water as hot as lava. Several kilometers below ground, a drilling rig named Thor will soon penetrate the area around a magma chamber, where molten rock from the inner Earth heats up water that has seeped through the seafloor. This water -- up to 1,000°C and saturated with corrosive chemicals -- will eventually be piped up to the surface and its heat turned into usable energy. t is a huge engineering challenge, and one which may usher in a new age of geothermal power production. Existing geothermal projects around the world need waters heated to less than 300°C, so why go to this extra effort and expense? The answer is simple: water at the most extreme temperatures exists in a state described as "supercritical", where it behaves as neither a true liquid, nor a true gas, and is capable of retaining a phenomenal amount of energy. Supercritical water can generate up to ten times more power than conventional geothermal sources. http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/04/world/iceland-magma-power/index.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Stretchable Prosthetic Skin Could Give Artificial Limbs a Sense of Touch
Scientists say they have developed a synthetic skin that acts a lot like the real deal — it's stretchable and even has a sense of touch. This is not the first time that scientists have purported to have found a way to sense humidity or temperature in a prosthetic, but according to a new study, a team of researchers based in South Korea said their version could result in the most advanced prosthetic skin yet. This technology comes on the heels of last year's project from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology , which posited that discovery of a similar medical breakthrough in prosthetic touch technology. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/41T5GByc1_U/ http://www.wochit.com
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NASA Needs a Programmer for the Voyager Program
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is in dire need of a computer programmer, though the job requirements have a serious catch. With engineer Larry Zottarelli retiring shortly, the Voyager missions which sent two spacecraft beyond the reaches of our solar system need a programmer. The problem is that the devices launched in the 1970s use programming languages equally as old. Well before the personal computer boom which saw an explosion of different programming languages, Voyager runs on assembly language and two other languages created in the late 1950s. The core software for the pair of spacecraft was last overhauled in 1990. Shortly after the Neptune flyby, JPL worked looping protocols into the system which would help the craft operate autonomously. The probes are now 12 billion miles away from Earth. http://www.geek.com/science/nasa-seeks-programmer-fluent-in-60-year-old-languages-to-work-on-voyager-1638276/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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​Sky Signs Mobile Deal With O2 for 'quad-play' Move
Sky is launching a new mobile service in the UK using O2's mobile infrastructure, in a move that will allow it to begin offering 'quad-play' plans. The broadband, fixed line, phone and TV provider will add mobile services to its lineup in 2016 thanks to a new multi-year deal with Telefonica for wholesale access to its 2G, 3G and 4G network. Telefonica operates under the O2 brand in the UK. Sky's addition of mobile services means it will begin offering 'quad-play' packages - fixed line phone and broadband, TV, and mobile - to its subscribers. The deal comes at a time of upheaval in the country's telecoms sector that looks likely to end with consolidation among the main mobile players Telefonica last week confirmed it was in talks with the owner of Three in the UK, Hutchison Whampoa, over the sale of O2 for £10.25bn. If the deal goes ahead, it would make Three the largest mobile network in the country by subscriber numbers. http://www.zdnet.com/article/sky-uk-taps-telefonica-for-mobile-quad-play-move/ http://www.wochit.com
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Jony Ive To Critics Of Apple's $5 Billion Campus: 'It Wasn't Made For You'
Apple's head of design seems to be sensitive about criticism of Apple Park, the company's new $5 billion campus. According to Business Insider, Ive dubbed critiques of the campus "bizarre," noting it was designed for the company's use, not for the general public. In face, in an interview at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC, earlier this week, Ive said, "We didn't make Apple Park for other people, So I think a lot of the criticisms are utterly bizarre, because it wasn't made for you. And I know how we work, and you don't." One New York Times architecture critic wrote the new campus shows "a blatant disregard not only for the citizens of Cupertino but also for the functionality of the region." Indeed, The Economist noted the complex has more space dedicated to parking garages than to offices and workspaces combined. http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-head-of-design-jony-ive-calls-criticism-of-apple-park-bizarre-2017-12 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Facebook Plans To Improve Messenger In 2018
The use of visual communication tools like video chat, emojis, and AR filters is gaining steam on Messenger. Messenger is leader for much of the Western chat app industry, so any changes it undergoes in 2018 will have wide implications for both users and businesses. These are three actions Facebook Messenger will take in 2018, which other players in the industry are likely to mimic: First, visual messaging — images, video, GIFs, and stickers — will fully take off in 2018, as video chatting to engage with others becomes more popular on the platform. Second, Messenger’s high engagement rates, convenience, and ability to offer new ways to reach businesses serve to make Messenger the preferred method for consumers to communicate with businesses. Messenger plans to capitalize on that, potentially replacing customer service emails and phone calls. Finally, Messenger will make the platform more seamless for businesses of all sizes to market to consumers. These key actions will help to aid Facebook in its efforts to transform Messenger into a business communication hub. http://www.businessinsider.com/how-facebook-plans-to-improve-messenger-in-2018-1 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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How This Student Hacked a Smartwatch by Tracking Hand Motions
A graduate student's thesis reveals privacy issues for wearables like smart watches. In his master's thesis, Tony Beltramelli was able to find passwords and personal information of smart watch users by analyzing their body movements.He demonstrated how a compromised smartwatch can make sense of which buttons the user is pressing just by sensing the way his hand moves.The many sensors packed into smart watches transmits data, which can be used to hack the device. Similarly, intelligent keystroke-tracking programs have been shown to be able to recognize individual people from their typing habits. http://fusion.net/story/250608/smartwatch-behavioral-biometrics/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=/feed/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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IBM and Marchesa make Light-Up Dress for the Met Gala
"Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" was the theme at the Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vogue hosted annual fashion event known as the Met Gala, where model Karolina Kurkova wore a dress that was half man-, half machine-made. The dress was a partnership between British design studio Marchesa and Watson, IBM’s friendly cognitive computer. The “Cognitive Dress" had one of the least fashion-forward names on the red carpet, but the technology behind it was pretty avant garde. The dress was designed to change colors throughout the night based on what people were saying about the event on Twitter. http://www.wired.com/2016/05/ibms-watson-helped-design-karolina-kurkovas-light-dress-met-gala/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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