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  1. High-Tech Replica Brings Prehistoric Art Within ReachRead the original story w/Photo

    8 min ago | PSFK

    A A 48m recreation of the Lascaux Caves in France will let visitors experience the unique place for the first time in decades In the Dordogne village of Montignac sur VA zA re, the story of how one boy and his dog discovered one of the most haunting examples of prehistoric art has gone down in local folklore. On 8 September 1940, Marcel Ravidat's black-and-white mongrel, Robot, dived into a hole in the ground in pursuit of a rabbit.


  2. New virtual reality technology may find potential use in diagnostics and surgical planningRead the original story w/Photo

    9 min ago | Medical News

    Before an operation, surgeons have to obtain the most precise image possible of the anatomical structures of the part of the body undergoing surgery. University of Basel researchers have now developed a technology that uses computed tomography data to generate a three-dimensional image in real time for use in a virtual environment.


  3. Salto: Most Vertically Agile RobotRead the original story w/Photo

    14 min ago | NewsFactor

    ... "saltatorial locomotion on terrain obstacles." Salto's creators hope the bot's vertical agility will inspire future robots capable of scaling piles of rubble during search and rescue missions. The robotics team created a new metric to measure ...


  4. Bigoted Passport Robot Tells Asian Man To 'Open Eyes'Read the original story w/Photo

    16 min ago | The Daily Caller

    A Facebook error message is seen in this illustration photo of a computer screen in Singapore June 19, 2014. Facebook Inc's website appeared to be back up on Thursday a few minutes after it displayed a message saying "Sorry, something went wrong".


  5. AI, IoT, and VR Among Top Consumer Trends in 2017, Ericsson ConsumerLab PredictsRead the original story

    21 min ago | CED

    ... at work, and one in four would like an AI as their manager. However, almost half reportedly are concerned that AI robots will soon make a lot of people lose their jobs. The report is based on Ericsson ConsumerLab's global research activities, as ...


  6. Neil Young tackles pipeline, technology on 'Peace Trail'Read the original story w/Photo

    26 min ago | Daily Herald

    Prolific rocker Neil Young is at his curmudgeonly best on "Peace Trail," bemoaning his place in the current generation while standing up for his decades-long commitment to fighting for the underdog. In that way, the largely acoustic "Peace Trail" is representative of late-career Young.


  7. TechnicityTO 2016: IoT and Digital TransformationRead the original story w/Photo

    33 min ago | Column 2

    I missed a couple of sessions, but made it back to Technicity in time for a panel on IoT moderated by Michael Ball of AGF Investments, featuring Zahra Rajani, VP Digital Experience at Jackman Reinvents , Ryan Lanyon, Autonomous Vehicle Working Group at City of Toronto, and Alex Miller, President of Esri Canada . The title of the panel is Drones, Driverless Cars and IoT, with a focus is on how intelligent devices are interacting with citizens in the context of a smart city.


  8. Make Apple Great Again: Apple Supplier Foxconn Plans Expansion in...Read the original story

    34 min ago |

    Foxconn Technology Group, which manufactures Apple Inc.'s iPhone and other products, said it is in talks to expand in the U.S. The statement comes amid President-elect Donald Trump's push for a return of manufacturing to the U.S. Foxconn's statement came a day after Japan's SoftBank Group Corp. Chief Executive Masayoshi Son met with Mr. Trump in New York and pledged to invest $50 billion in the U.S. Foxconn's logo appeared beside SoftBank's on the piece of paper that Mr. Son held while speaking to reporters. Mr. Son and Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou are longtime friends.


  9. Google AI lab study could help develop cyborgs know where they stand in societyRead the original story w/Photo

    36 min ago | Daily Mail

    Brain signals automatically tell us how humans fit into social hierarchies, according to new research from Google's DeepMind artificial intelligence lab. The findings could help build intelligent robots that know where they stand in the pecking order in relation to humans.


  10. Interview with Perry van Rijsingen, CEO of Preceyes Robotic Surgical FirmRead the original story w/Photo

    40 min ago | Medgadget

    Medgadget recently reported on the first successful use in patients of the Preceyes system for robotic vitroretinal surgery from Preceyes , a firm from Eindhoven, The Netherlands. We had the opportunity to ask Perry van Rijsingen, CEO of Preceyes some questions about the new technology and how the Preceyes team overcame some of the challenges medtech start-ups face.


  11. EPIC takes aim at IoT toys Cayla and i-Que that spy on kids, files complaint with FTCRead the original story w/Photo

    44 min ago | Network World

    The Electronic Privacy Information Center is calling upon the Federal Trade Commission to take action against "toys that spy" and violate federal privacy law. In particular, EPIC has issues with My Friend Cayla dolls and i-Que Robots which "subject young children to ongoing surveillance."


  12. What Stephen Hawking gets right and wrong about a the most dangerous time for our planetaRead the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | The Washington Post

    ... huge rewards that the rest of us underwrite. Over the next few years, technology will take more jobs from humans. Robots will drive the taxis and trucks; drones will deliver our mail and groceries; machines will flip hamburgers and serve meals. And, ...


  13. Why are hackers so political?Read the original story w/Photo

    53 min ago | Boing Boing

    Gabriella Coleman is the "hacker anthropologist" whose book on the anthropology of Anonymous is among the best books on hacking I've ever read; her new paper in Current Anthropology , From Internet Farming to Weapons of the Geek , poses a fascinating question: given that hackers are as well-paid and privileged as doctors, lawyers and academics, how come hackers are so much more political than other members of the professional elites? Coleman posits that hackers have a long, deep culture of mischief and playfulness -- embodied in easter eggs, jokes, pranks, and teasing -- that she calls "craftiness," which ties into the adversarial and creative nature of their work , and that hacking, despite its solitary and autonomous nature, is also bound up into groups -- hackerspaces, collectives, software projects.


  14. 'Racist' robot passport checker rejects Asian man's photo as he has 'eyes closed'Read the original story w/Photo

    53 min ago | Daily Star

    ... Around 20% of passport photos submitted this new way online are rejected for various reasons by bungling robots, a New Zealand Internal Affairs department spokesman said. He said: "The most common error is a subject's eyes being closed and that was ...


  15. Mr Robot has driven a stake through the Hollywood hacker, and not a moment too soonRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Boing Boing

    Mr Robot is the most successful example of a small but fast-growing genre of "techno-realist" media, where the focus is on realistic portrayals of hackers, information security, surveillance and privacy, and it represents a huge reversal on the usual portrayal of hackers and computers as convenient plot elements whose details can be finessed to meet the story's demands, without regard to reality. There's a problem with this: information security really matters, and practically no one understands it, and most of what people think they know comes from media portrayals.


  16. Star Wars and the Power of CostumeRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Washington Park Profile

    It's safe to say Colorado's media events don't normally start with governor John Hickenlooper doing an impression of Jabba the Hut's roaring laugh . He and the other dignitaries presenting at the media preview of Denver Art Museum's new show Star Warsa and the Power of Costume approached the podium to the rousing John Williams score and a key character chosen from the film series.


  17. Cirque du Soleila s latest show, a Kurios,a reveals a brave new visionRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Miami Herald

    ... makers 250 hours to build. The retro-future Industrial Revolution-era flavoring and steampunk aesthetic of metal, robots, glowing filaments and mad scientist's inventions like a phonograph incorporated into the costuming is all a means of ...


  18. The American Onshoring Trend Is AcceleratingRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Seeking Alpha

    ... than a factory. It turns out that a drive train with only 11 parts doesn't require much labor to assemble it, and robots do most of that. By adopting similar techniques, GE, is building the same number of appliances it did during the 1960s peak, ...


  19. Talking toys could be spying on your kidsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    Several consumer-advocacy groups filed a privacy complaint Tuesday against a Boston-area company that helps make a new generation of interactive toys. According to the groups, the toys are connected to the internet, which allows them to record the voices of children who play with them and permanently store those recordings.


  20. Little African primate's talents inspire leaping robotRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | DNA India

    ... leap into the air and then spring off a wall, or perform multiple vertical jumps consecutively. In designing mobile robots, researchers sometimes mimic the way animals move. For example, some robots slither over terrain like a snake. In this case, ...