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What Is DARPA?
 
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Google Home Voice Calling Goes Live, And It's Better Than Amazon Echo
 
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If releasing and updating smart home devices was a foot race, Amazon would be winning. It was the first to launch the Amazon Echo ahead of the Google Home, and the first one to offer both device-to-device calling and video conferencing via a camera on the brand-new Amazon Echo Show. But sometimes it’s not about coming in first – it’s about doing things better. Starting today, Google Home can now make calls not to another Home device, but to any number in the US and Canada – home phones, cell phones and business numbers – absolutely free. To activate the free calling service, all you need to do is ask Google to call someone listed in your Google Contacts with an associated phone number. Of course, if you’re unsure of a phone number, like, say for that pizza place down the street, simply ask Google Assistant to call a location specifically and it will locate a number for you. Saying “Hey Google, call Dad” automatically triggers a ringtone, a neat feature for the times you're just a bit too pre-occupied to pick up the phone, but, perhaps even cooler is the fact that if your roommate or significant other walk in and make the same request, Google Assistant will know to call their father instead thanks to Google Assistant’s ability to identify voices. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/techradar/allnews/~3/ae2ps2SWkcc/google-home-voice-calling-goes-live-and-its-better-than-amazon-echo http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Could This Football Helmet Save The Sport's Future?
 
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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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Robot Teaches Itself To Walk
 
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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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How to Buy a Hoverboard That Won't Explode
 
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Hoverboards are easily the hottest toy of the holiday season, but they are not known for their safety specs. Its popularity on social media has fueled a huge boom in manufacturing that is largely unregulated. Some hoverboard makers use low-quality lithium-ion batteries and chargers that can catch fire. To get in on the hoverboard craze without compromising safety, you should stick to well known brands, or products offered directly by retailers like Walmart or Amazon. Also, be weary of hoverboard that come at prices too good to be true. $300 to $600 seems to be the sweet spot for a device that won't break the bank, but won't also, you know, break. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/e4hPHhqam6g/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Siri Has a New Zealand Accent so Kiwis Can Say 'six' Again
 
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It seems everything is coming up New Zealand recently. First there was the local version of Netflix, Nitflux, and now Apple's Siri is fixing her vowels in attempt to sound like and understand Kiwi English. The virtual assistant will be able to be set to "New Zealand English," allowing for the user to say "six" without it getting mistaken for a "sex" proposition. Fairfax Media reported there are still issues with the translation, when tested with a strong New Zealand accent — such as the word "deck" and the phrase: ""Can I get some fish and chips for six tonight?" The new setting is part of the iOS 8.3 update, which also saw a bunch of new emojis rolled out, including different skin colours. The update saw New Zealand, Brazil, Denmark, India, Russia, Sweeden, Thailand and Turkey brought up to speed with Siri features such as Twitter and Facebook integration, sports, local search, directions and Shazam. Although Siri has been in the land of the long white cloud for years, she was still acting like a foreigner. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/uAVg_yQUNno/ http://www.wochit.com
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Snowden Says Protect Your Privacy by Flipping On An Ad Blocker
 
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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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Pentagon Tests Military Use Of Micro-Drone Swarms In California
 
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On Monday the U.S. Department of Defense announced a successful demonstration of one of the world's largest micro drone swarms. The exercise took place at China Lake in California, where three combat jets launched 103 Perdix drones, then tested advanced swarm behaviors, such as collective decision making, adaptive formation flying and self-healing. MIT's Lincoln Laboratory debuted Perdix in 2013, and ever since, the DoD has been upgrading the technology. The demonstration confirmed the drones' reliability under a variety of conditions - including high speeds, low temperatures and large shocks. Once launched, the micro drones - which run on AA batteries - gain situational awareness and locate other drones to create a swarm, which can stay airborne for 20 minutes. They may be used for low-altitude missions such as surveillance and reconnaissance, and the system's collective mind spread over an area "could provide an unprecedented level of information and be very hard to block." http://www.technewsworld.com/story/84217.html?rss=1 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
 
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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
 
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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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Microsoft Gets Set To Unveil The Most Powerful Console Ever Made
 
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Get ready for Microsoft's Xbox Project Scorpio. The company's Xbox Twitter page on Wednesday hinted that it will talk up the newest version of its popular gaming console in its press conference at the E3 gaming show at 2 p.m. PT on June 11 in Los Angeles. The company said, "Brace for big news" and also posted a photo of the components of its new console. Microsoft didn't flat out say it will show off Project Scorpio, but the photo it shared is the same it displayed at the end of its E3 keynote last year. It includes the image of an ultra-high-def 4K chip, a resolution that the current generation of Xbox doesn't support. Microsoft says Project Scorpio -- coming in the fourth quarter of 2017 -- is both the future of Xbox and the most powerful game console ever made. The catch is that it doesn't play any new games but instead will play older games at much better resolution. With 4.5 times the power of an original Xbox One, Microsoft claims Project Scorpio can run those same games at ultra-high-def 4K resolution at a butter-smooth 60 frames per second. Compare that to today's Xbox One, which still struggles to output many games at 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution (1080p). https://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-xbox-project-scorpio-e3-game-console-june-11/#ftag=CAD590a51e http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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The Tesla Model X's Falcon Wing Doors Open in Tightest Spots!
 
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Apple may never buy Tesla, but Tesla's CEO has fully bought into Apple's penchant for keynote stagecraft. At the unveiling of the Tesla Model X SUV, Elon Musk had a lot to show off, but one of the most anticipated features of the new vehicle was its Falcon Wing doors, a close relative to the gull-wing doors that have been a trademark feature on various other cars — most famously on the DeLorean. To show how the sensor-laden Model X doors can open even in tight spaces, Musk slipped the Model X in between two other competing SUVs on the stage, simulating a extremely tight parking situation. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/wiJPrDN0uDE/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Microsoft Announces Next Version Of HoloLens Will Be Equipped With A.I.
 
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On Sunday, Microsoft announced that the next version of its HoloLens will be equipped with a new coprocessor that may be better at navigating reality than the current version of the mixed-reality headset. At this year's annual CVPR computer vision event, Harry Shum, the executive vice president of the Artificial Intelligence and Research Group, revealed that the second version of HoloLens' custom multiprocessor -- called a "holographic processing unit," or HPU -- will incorporate artificial intelligence technology. According to Shum, the new HPU will enable HoloLens to do the kind of deep learning processing that typically is done only in the cloud. Marc Pollefeys, director of science at HoloLens, said, "Mixed reality and artificial intelligence represent the future of computing, and we're excited to be advancing this frontier." http://www.technewsworld.com/story/84695.html?rss=1 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Sprint Will Bring Your New Phone to Wherever You are
 
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Going to a store to pick up your new phone can be such a hassle. That's the basis of Sprint's new service, called Sprint Direct 2 You, through which the company will send a "Sprint-trained expert" your way, who will then help set up your new phone. The service is free, but currently available only for Sprint customers who are upgrading from an existing service. That process includes transferring all of the customer's contacts, pictures, videos and apps from the old device to a new one. The Sprint rep will also show you how the phone works — as well as offer tips on how to use it. You don't even have to be at home to receive your phone; Sprint insists that it will deliver your phone to "wherever" you specify. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/mnx8OEe36CU/ http://www.wochit.com
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Bye Bye, WhatsApp: Germans Switch To Threema For Privacy Reasons
 
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Swiss startup Threema probably didn't expect this. In 24 hours, the startup has doubled its user base, according to Süddeutsche. It is now sitting at the top of the paid App Store chart in Germany. Interestingly, Threema's key feature is its true end-to-end encryption as German users probably don't want to use a Facebook-owned app anymore. While WhatsApp promises a great level of security, the startup faced security holes in the past. And of course, it is now part of Facebook after the $19 billion acquisition. Facebook is an advertising-based company, after all. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/T4DsFQM0oTc/ http://www.wochit.com
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NASA’s Origami-Inspired Robot Explores Small Spaces
 
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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration this week introduced a new scouting sidekick to the Rover: the Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot (PUFFER). In development at California’s Jet Propulsion Lab, the mini machines were inspired by origami—the art of paper folding. PUFFER's project manager said in a statement that the folding bot would be able to do parallel science with the rover, increasing the amount of work the bots can do in a day. Tested in rugged terrains like the Mojave Desert and Antarctica, the rolling robots can navigate slopes and overhangs, and drop into pits or craters. Several of the microbots may even be flattened and stacked atop one another during travel, then separate and explore individually. PUFFER’s creators hope to see the wee critters skittering across the sands of Mars one day; there are also various applications for them on Earth. http://www.geek.com/tech/nasas-origami-inspired-robot-explores-small-spaces-1693440/?source http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Your Phone Will Replace Your Debit Card on ATM's
 
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Apple Pay and Android Pay haven’t exactly conquered the world of payments just yet. A smartphone can replace credit and debit cards in millions of checkout aisles, but that doesn’t mean people will reach for theirs. Now, ATMs are starting to learn the same tricks, giving you one more very good reason to ditch your wallet for good. Yesterday, the technology found its most prominent stateside supporter yet in JPMorgan Chase. The bank said they will provide “thousands” of cash machines that will require only your smartphone to withdraw from your account. The Chase machines will still work with debit cards, if you so choose. The author of Cash Box: The Invention and Globalization of the ATM, Bernardo Batiz-Lazo, says, "“We can expect more merging of mobile and ATMs, as banks are transforming themselves by deploying and relying ever more on self-service technology to interact with their customers." http://www.wired.com/2016/01/cardless-atms/ 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
 
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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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Companies Can Now Buy, Sell Your Internet Browsing History--Without Your Permission
 
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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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Microsoft Quits Windows Vista
 
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Out with the old, in with the new. On the day Microsoft released its new Windows 10 Creators Update, it also said goodbye to Windows Vista. Microsoft announced it was officially suspending support for the much-maligned operating system, which was released in January 2007. The company said, "Microsoft has provided support for Windows Vista for the past 10 years, but the time has come for us, along with our hardware and software partners, to invest our resources towards more recent technologies so that we can continue to deliver great new experiences.” https://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-says-hasta-la-vista-to-windows-vista/#ftag=CAD590a51e http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Bill Gates to build high-tech 25,000-acre city in the Arizona desert
 
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Bill Gates has purchased 25,000 acres of land in Arizona, just forty five minutes west of downtown Phoenix. Gates reportedly is aiming to build a “smart” city which adopts all the gadgets of a modern technological society. The name of the community will be Belmont and the hope for Gates is that it will blossom into one of Arizona’s largest cities. The plans for Belmont include 80,000 residential units, space for public schools as well as office, commercial and retail space. The project is incredibly ambitious and may give us a glimpse into the cities of the future. It is unknown when construction will begin but Gates’ investment firm has already put down 80 plus million dollars. https://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/stories/bill-gates-build-high-tech-25000-acre-city-arizona-desert http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Google Is Upgrading Paid Google Drive Users To Google One
 
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In the next few months, Google is changing its cloud storage options and upgrading all paid Google Drive consumers to a new service called Google One. The new service will come with expert assistance, user benefits, family plan options, and slightly different rates from its current Google Drive plans. Google Drive will still exist as a free service for people who only need up to 15GB of online storage. Google One is a more comprehensive service for paying users that provides new options for 100GB to 300TB of storage. A new family storage option gives users the ability to include up to four additional people. Paying consumers will get an email when their Drive has been upgraded to Google One. http://www.businessinsider.com/google-one-new-storage-service-2018-5 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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NASA Selects Advanced Space Technology Concepts for Further Study
 
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NASA has selected 15 proposals for study under Phase I of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts, a program that aims to turn science fiction into science fact through the development of pioneering technologies. The chosen proposals cover a wide range of inventive concepts, selected for their potential to transform future aerospace missions. Such transformational technology holds promise of accelerating NASA’s progress toward its goals of exploration beyond low-Earth orbit, and missions to an asteroid and Mars. "The latest NIAC selections include a number of exciting concepts," said Steve Jurczyk, associate administrator for the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) at NASA Headquarters in Washington. "We are working with American innovators to reimagine the future of aerospace and focus our investments on concepts to address challenges of current interests both in space and here on Earth." http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-selects-advanced-space-technology-concepts-for-further-study http://www.wochit.com
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Incandescent Light Bulbs Could Return With Improvements
 
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Scientists at MIT have begun work on a better lightbulb using nanomaterials and some clever engineering. http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-35284112 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Qualcomm: Snapdragon Makes For More Secure Smartphone Kill Switch
 
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Qualcomm says that its Snapdragon processors could be used to power up more secure, final ways of rendering smartphones useless if stolen. The chipmaker says its Snapdragon processors are an important element to creating secure methods of rendering mobile devices bricks if stolen. With kill switch technology installed, a stolen cell phone would be a dead cell phone. The US chipmaker's senior vice president Raj Talluri said there are many benefits to using not only software-based smartphone kill switches, but also implementing hardware options. By doing both, users circumvent the problem of a stolen handset simply being factory reset or flashed with new software to be issued to a new user. As a result, Qualcomm announced Sunday a range of new mobile-based kill switch solutions, including SafeSwitch. SafeSwitch allows devices to be remotely locked if lost or stolen -- and rather than completely transform the handset into a brick, if recovered, the device can be unlocked. http://www.cnet.com/news/qualcomm-snapdragon-makes-for-more-secure-smartphone-kill-switch/ http://www.wochit.com
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Is Vine Founders' New "Hype" App Worth The Hype?
 
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Twitter just recently decided to kill its Vine video sharing app, but that has not deterred the original creators of the app. Vine’s co-founders have been working on a new video streaming app called Hype. There’s something incredibly bold about calling an app “Hype.” Will Hype live up to its own hype? Hype aims to offer a richer live streaming experience. Think of it like Periscope with more interaction with the audience. While running a Hype stream, you can create polls, have a Q and A, and share additional media with viewers. The host’s video doesn’t have to take up the whole screen, so you can put yourself in a smaller bubble and use the rest of the canvas for GIFs, videos, or highlighted comments. It’s a much looser format for video live streams that give the host the chance to make something unique. Every one of the examples in the demo video looks different, and that’s kind of refreshing. Of course, there’s always the danger of adding too much clutter to the app that it ends up confusing or hard to use. The barrier to entry needs to be low in video streaming apps to make them viable for casual use. Hype will need a large and engaged community to be a success when it’s not explicitly tied to an existing social network. Hype is currently available on iOS, and the early reviews are reasonably good. An Android version of the app is expected in the not too distant future. http://www.geek.com/tech/vine-co-founders-launch-new-hype-video-streaming-app-1678103/?source http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Elon Musk Will Send a Tesla to Orbit Mars
 
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SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launch is scheduled for Tuesday, February 6. The initial launch payload is a Tesla Roadster — and Elon Musk posted an Instagram photo of the car with a dummy driver, called "Starman," wearing the SpaceX spacesuit. If the launch is successful, the Tesla could orbit Mars indefinitely. In a statement Musk wrote, "Test flights of new rockets usually contain mass simulators in the form of concrete or steel blocks. That seemed extremely boring. Of course, anything boring is terrible, especially companies, so we decided to send something unusual..." http://www.businessinsider.com/photo-tesla-roadster-driver-starman-spacex-launch-falcon-heavy-rocket-2018-2 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
 
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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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Actress Millie Bobby Brown Quits Twitter
 
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Millie Bobby Brown, star of Netflix' "Stranger Things," is deleting her Twitter account. Comicbook.com reports the 14-year-old actress is doing so after memes bearing her image began to circulate. The surge of hateful memes involving the actress also involved hateful homophobic slurs. The memes often juxtapose Brown's innocent image with offensive quotes. It's unclear when and why the memes began, or why Brown was targeted. Brown has been a vocal supporter of LGBTQ causes and anti-bullying campaigns. Brown isn't the only celebrity to depart social media following relentless harassment. In 2016, SNL actress Leslie Jones quit Twitter after being subjected to racist insults. Daisy Ridley also left social media following harassment over he beliefs on gun control. Actress Kelly Marie Tran also quit after being the target of countless racist and sexist insults. http://comicbook.com/2018/06/13/stranger-things-millie-bobby-brown-meme-deletes-twitter/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Capital One Debuts A New Mobile Wallet App, Designed To Work With Apple Pay
 
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Just ahead of Apple Pay’s public release, atop credit card provider, Capital One, has rolled out a new mobile wallet app for cardholders that will work with Apple’s forthcoming mobile payments platform to provide users with detailed information on their Apple Pay transactions, in addition to balance rewards access, and other features. Capital One Wallet, however, has a modern look, and features including real-time purchase notifications, transaction details that include business names, locations, contact information for the business, and more – which, combined, make it easier for consumers to quickly spot and report fraudulent charges directly from the app. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/_t8Dw97I4iQ/ http://www.wochit.com
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory Now Houses The World’s Most Powerful Supercomputer
 
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According to a report by Gizmodo, for the first time, a new supercomputer capable of making 200 million-billion calculations per second, known as Summit, has been ranked as the world's most powerful super computer. Summit, built by IBM and Nvidia for the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is a 200 petaflop machine, which means that it can perform 20 quadrillion calculations per second. The machine weighs 340 tons and is comprised of 4,608 servers, 9,216 central processing chips, and 27,648 graphics processors. Gizmodo reports that the system, housed in a 9,250 square-foot room at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s facility in Tennessee, requires 4,000 gallons of water to keep this machine cool and uses as much power as 8,000 US homes. https://gizmodo.com/the-world-s-most-powerful-supercomputer-is-an-absolute-1826679256 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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SpaceX's Rise To Become A Leader In Technology
 
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According to a report by Business Insider, Elon Musk started SpaceX in 2002 with just a small staff and an empty office in Los Angeles. Now, the rocket company employs over 5,000 people, has received nearly 1.6 billion-dollars in funding, and is increasingly making strides in the space industry. The company is also reportedly developing the most expansive satellite network in history, while also developing spaceships capable of transporting 100 people to Mars at a time. To accomplish all of these lofty goals, the company is investing millions in remodeling and building new facilities all over America. SpaceX is now operating out of both the west and east coast, and operates on three sites in Texas. http://www.businessinsider.com/spacex-locations-maps-texas-california-florida-washington-2018-3 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Top 5 Innovations in Agriculture Tech
 
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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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You No Longer Need a Facebook Account to Use Messenger
 
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Facebook Messenger just moved one step closer to messaging domination. Facebook announced Wednesday that the social network no longer requires people to have active Facebook accounts to use its messaging app. Now, when people in the United States, Canada and Venezuela who don't have Facebook accounts download Messenger, they will see a new "not on Facebook?" option on the sign-up screen, which allows them to create an account for the app using their name and phone number. All of the same Messenger features, including payments and stickers as well as voice and video calls, will be available to people using Messenger without Facebook. The main difference for non-Facebook users, of course, will be features that rely on your network of Facebook friends. Without a connection to a Facebook account, for example, the app will rely solely on your phone's contacts to find friends on the service. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/oyknrJWvhFk/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Sprint Allows Free International Roaming Data
 
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Sprint aims to take some of the confusion and expense out of global roaming charges with its updated international service. The communications company announced today its customers will now get basic data and text messaging free in 165 destinations as well as voice calls for $0.20 per minute. In Canada and Mexico, high-speed data will run you $2 per day or $10 per week. If Sprint's move to free basic data and texts sounds familiar, it's because T-Mobile has offered a similar fee structure, Simple Global, as part of its Simple Choice plans since 2015. https://www.cnet.com/news/sprint-goes-free-with-global-roaming-data/#ftag=CAD590a51e http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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How To Get A 'Free' iPhone Upgrade Every Year
 
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There's no other way to say it - it's really expensive to buy new phones these days. Whether you want to buy a new phone outright or get one on a contract, you're going to pay through the nose. It's even more frustrating for those people who like to get a new phone every year. So what's the most economical way to buy a new iPhone 8 if you want to pay as little as possible while not locking yourself into an expensive two year contract? One option is to sign up for a 12-month contract and sell your new phone next September. Hopefully you have an iPhone 7 to trade in for it off the bat, so that should cut back on the initial cost. Then, when your iPhone 8 contract is up, sell the phone online and repeat the process with next year's iPhone model. With these steps, you should end up paying about half of the iPhone's total cost with each new phone. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/techradar/allnews/~3/TjHSxdlXnEc/iphone-8-deals-how-to-get-a-free-iphone-upgrade-every-year http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Streaming Services To Consider if You Are Thinking About Cutting The Cord
 
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The tradition TV experience may be going the way of the dinosaur as more and more people are turning away from TV packages and relying on streaming services for entertainment. Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon all charge only $8 per month each and hold some of the most popular TV show titles right now. For $35 you can watch live TV channels like ABC, FOX, Disney, and others with YouTube TV. But what if you like anime or old school cartoons? Thats ok too, CrunchyRoll and Boomerang have you covered. On the flip side, CuriosityStream has what feels like endless educational shows and documentaries for $3 a month. So what do you think? Could you cut the cord? https://www.geek.com/geek-pick/cut-the-cord-and-subscribe-to-these-streaming-tv-services-1704574/?source http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Energizer’s New Phone Has Battery That Could Last 5 Days
 
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For those who can't be bothered to charge their phone, the Energizer Power Max P16K Pro is boasting the biggest battery life ever. Let’s get what this one-of-a-kind phone claims to have into some context: the iPhone X packs a 2,716mAh battery, while the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus goes all the way to… 3,500mAh. So the Power Max P16K Pro’s 16,000mAh battery is about four or five times bigger than the big boys’ batteries. That’s massive. Despite claims of it having an ‘ultra slim design’, the prototype of the P16K Pro is not super-slim. In fact, in the hand it feels more like two 6-inch phones on top of on another; it’s about 15mm thick. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/techradar/allnews/~3/3b2O_PcnUMY/energizers-power-max-p16k-pro-the-phone-with-a-battery-that-could-last-a-working-week http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Huawei’s New Facial-Recognition Technology Could Be Better Than Apple’s
 
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The iPhone X is one of the most hyped phones of the year, largely because of its new design and features such as Face ID. Huawei claims that it will ship a version of Face ID with 10 times the accuracy of Apple’s version. Huawei’s new take on facial recognition was unveiled at a presentation about the Huawei V10, where it noted a technology that combines things like infrared and a projector to create a 3D map of the user’s face. According to Huawei, its tech will capture 300,000 points in 10 seconds. That is 10 times the number of points captured by the iPhone X. With accuracy like that, the technology will be secure enough for things like mobile payments and will work almost as quickly as Huawei’s fingerprint sensors. https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/huawei-face-id-tech/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Send Your Name On NASA's Voyage To Mars
 
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NASA is gearing up for the first flight test of its Orion spacecraft, an exploration vehicle that’s being built to take humans to deep space locations like Mars. On December 4, Orion will be launched into space atop a Delta IV Heavy Rocket — a launch vehicle that’s nearly 180 feet tall. See also: NASA Eyes Asteroids, Mars and Europa With $17.5 Billion Budget During the test flight, many of Orion’s key systems will be tested. All you have to do is fill out this form , and your name will be added to a microchip aboard Orion as it makes its way into space. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/bCvRrBSert4/ http://www.wochit.com
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Cuba's Fake Internet Helps Young Cubans Connect Online
 
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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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BlackBerry's Chen: No Rush To Android
 
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BlackBerry's Chen: No rush to Android Interim CEO John Chen says that it's too early to talk about any possible switch to Android and that the company needs to "preserve the reason why BlackBerry is around." [Read more] http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/cnet/tcoc/~3/TuQllX7hMGM/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com
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Facebook Finishes Aquila Solar-Powered Internet Drone With Span Of A Boeing 737
 
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Facebook has announced the completion of its first full-scale drone, which it says has the wingspan of a Boeing 737 and will provide internet access in remote parts of the world. The company said it would test the aircraft in the US later in 2015. The plane would weigh about 880lbs, said Yael Maguire, the company’s engineering director of connectivity, and operate between 60,000ft and 90,000ft – above the altitude of commercial airplanes – so it would not be affected by weather. Jay Parikh, vice-president of engineering, said: “Our mission is to connect everybody in the world.” Although Facebook does not immediately face policy or legal hurdles in testing its drone in the US, Maguire said, it was the first company to fly at such altitudes and had a team working with policymakers to help set guidelines. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/31/facebook-finishes-aquila-solar-powered-internet-drone-with-span-of-a-boeing-737 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Elon Musk Is Giving Away Epic Prize
 
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Elon Musk, a man who wants cars to drive themselves and start colonies on Mars, has been preoccupied by hats lately. Since October, Musk's Boring Company has been selling $20 hats bearing the company's name. On Tuesday, he said 35,000 of the 50,000 hats had been sold. And on Thursday, Musk said 10 customers will get to tour the Boring Company's Los Angeles tunnel and drive one of the tunnel-boring machines. Musk to Twitter writing, "10 hat aficionados, in appreciation for their exquisite taste in millinery, will be picked at random to tour the LA tunnel & drive boring machine," http://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-giving-away-prize-to-10-hat-buyers-2017-12 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
 
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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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Microsoft Will No Longer Make The Xbox 360
 
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The gaming world says goodbye to an old friend, 10 years old to be exact. Microsoft has announced it will stop production of the Xbox 360. Xbox CEO Phil Spencer confirmed the news on Wednesday explaining the realities of "manufacturing a product that's over a decade old." The Xbox will leave a legacy behind with over 78 billion gaming hours played and over 25 billion hours spent in apps. Microsoft now looks forward to producing new consoles. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/XW9klZRHwDk/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Microsoft CEO Shares Story About How His Marriage Came To Be
 
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In December 1992, future Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella married his wife, Anu, who still lived in their native India. And then, things got complicated. "It was a happy time, but the complications of immigration would soon prove a challenge," Nadella writes in his new book, "Hit Refresh," which officially releases on Monday. At the time, Nadella had just started as a technical evangelist at Microsoft's Redmond headquarters. He had been in the United States since he entered graduate school in 1988. Importantly, he enjoyed permanent resident status, meaning he had a "coveted" green card. Following the wedding, Nadella intended to bring Anu over to the US to live with him. The problem was, the immigration authorities rejected Anu's visa application — there was a long waitlist for the spouses of permanent residents, Nadella writes. She was able to get a short-term tourist visa, but had to return to India before long. http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-ceo-satya-nadella-green-card-2017-9 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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Samsung Galaxy S News - Samsung Electronics, Kim Jong-un, LG Display, HTC Corp
 
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Galaxy S4 reportedly set for March 15 debut Samsung Electronics is set to unveil the Galaxy S4 at its own event on March 15 and will begin selling in early April. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/cnet/tcoc/~3/0xjiO7MVNWQ/ Kim Jong-un has HTC phone, not iPhone or Galaxy? North Korea's "supreme leader" is reportedly in possession of a smartphone. And reports from South Korea suggest that possession of an iPhone or Samsung device would provide "extra burdens." [Read more] http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/cnet/tcoc/~3/ieeDGxuBtXw/ Samsung, LG call off lawsuits in patent dispute Samsung, and LG are reportedly planning to resolve their disputes through dialogue, and not through court proceedings. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/cnet/tcoc/~3/fzWv_Oz9WOw/ HTC plans cheaper phones for China as revenue sags Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp will shift its focus more towards emerging markets and offer lower priced phones in China this year as it grapples with slumping revenue in the shadow of Apple's iPhone ... http://us.rd.yahoo.com/finance/news/rss/story/SIG=14cbjl12l/*http%3A//us.rd.yahoo.com/finance/news/topfinstories/SIG=129obn0pq/*http%3A//finance.yahoo.com/news/htc-sees-q1-revenue-flat-070911911.html?l=1 http://www.wochit.com
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What Does Elon Musk Think The Cause Of World War III WIll Be?
 
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Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, who cofounded companies such as PayPal, Tesla and SpaceX says that artificial intelligence poses a threat to humanity's existence. Musk has been known to repeatedly warn about doomsday scenarios involving AI despite any evidence. On Monday morning, Musk took to Twitter to express that he now believes AI could cause World War III. He seems to think this because Russia's president Vladimir Putin told a group of students that the country with the best AI would be "the ruler of the world." http://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-thinks-ai-will-be-the-cause-of-world-war-iii-2017-9 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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US Intelligence Agencies Warn Against Huawei And ZTE Smartphones Amid Cybersecurity Threat
 
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If you’re looking for a new smartphone, six U.S. intelligence heads have advised that you should probably avoid purchasing one from Chinese manufacturers Huawei or ZTE as They might be a cybersecurity risk. The companies are suspected of using their devices to potentially spy on individuals, steal information, and cause telecommunications issues. As a result of the government’s suspicion of the company, Huawei has been having a rough go of selling its phones in America, with Verizon being the most recent wireless carrier to get rid of their devices due to government pressure. https://lifehacker.com/avoid-huawei-zte-and-other-chinese-smartphones-1823010820 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech using http://wochit.com
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