Monthly Archives: May 2014

Robotic Cars Getting Driver’s Licenses


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California, eager to retain its role as legal arbiter to the auto world, in July will begin taking applications for driving licenses for self-driving cars. The licenses take effect this September.
The car will merely have to bring along a sane, sober, attentive, insured, licensed human driver to sit behind the wheel and quickly take over if need be. The license will cost US $150 a pop and the insurance policy must be for $5 million.
Companies will be allowed to take out 10 licenses apiece. Also, the person sitting behind the wheel must have been suitably trained by the car’s manufacturer.
That means nobody will be able to sleep his way to work or sleep off his way back from a night of heavy drinking. But this rule is a first, and a certain amount of initial caution is well founded, certainly more than…

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Google Wants To Start Selling You Surveillance Cameras



We jest about Google becoming a dystopian nightmare of a corporation, a relentless privacy eater that wants all your information. But that’s just a joke. It’s not like Google wants to sell you cameras streaming images of your home to their servers 24/7 right? Right?

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Disconnectedly Yours


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For two and a half months, I escaped the rain and cold of Seattle, living on a tiny island across the bay from Panama City.

While on Isla Taboga, I continued to work, thanks to the internet and email and Skype. All useful tools. I volunteered at an artists’ cooperative where I met people from all over the world who were visiting the island. I ate sum-ripened fruit, fresh fish and lots of vegetables. I swam and walked and sweated out toxins. It was a gradual process that led to a healthier me. Healthier than I had felt in a long time.

There was something else at work though. Something I didn’t realize until I returned home.

As I turned on my phone after our plane landed, I heard the beeps and saw a considerable number of texts and voice mails that had accumulated over the time…

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Global Service Robotics Market: Analysis, Market Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Growth And Forecast 2013 – 2019


Transparency Market Research published a new report “Global Service Robotics Market: Analysis, Market Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Growth and Forecast 2013 – 2019” to its report store.

Service robotics is mainly used to assist humans usually by making their work easier and simpler. It could perform a job that is dull, dirty, distant, repetitive and dangerous, among others. According to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), the service robotics could be defined as a robot which functions semi automatically or fully automatically to perform the task assigned which are useful for the well-being of humans.

The increasing need of labor in the emerging nations and growing instances of assisted living are predicted to give the momentum to the global service robotics market as these service robots helps in performing the tasks that are more likely to be very difficult or risky. In addition, these computer-controlled devices are capable of performing…

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Notes on car aerodynamics for beginners

Haulographic TV Projector with 3D Capabilities :: Create the Future Design Contest


Haulographic TV Projector with 3D Capabilities :: Create the Future Design Contest.     Tech Briefs – Create the Future 2014;  Oh no!! This one is the only one pending approval. So far is does not match competition, although it does come close to some other research, it’s one step ahead. This one has implications for medicine, research, science, AND entertainment, although its only geared at entertainment. I am even putting its dynamics in practice in one of my writing works 🙂 PLEASE, view and vote!

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Microsoft reportedly axed a smaller Surface

Deepak verma

We’d surmise that a few folks were disappointed then Microsoft’s Surface event concluded earlier today. Rumors swirled that the “small gathering” tease meant a more compact version of Redmond’s tablet was imminent, but instead the festivities focused…
May 21, 2014 at 01:51AM
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Gizmodo Built The ‘Home Of The Future’ — And It Looks Really Cool

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There’s been plenty of talk about how technology will change the way our homes look and function in the future. But tech and design blog Gizmodo has taken it one step further, assembling some of the tech world’s most recent innovations into a “Home of the Future” exhibit near its SoHo office. The pop-up installation includes a living room, bedroom, kitchen, and office, all packed with the latest devices, appliances, and furnishings that Gizmodo editors say will play a role in homes in the future. This “home” has a little bit of everything, from an automatic Oracle espresso machine in …

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Google Can’t Forget You, But It Should Make You Hard to Find

Deepak verma

“The Right to Be Forgotten” sounds catchy. And, yes, the language of “erasure” laws and “disappearing” messages is captivating. Unfortunately, these popular words are fatally inaccurate in the privacy context. As a result, critics risk tackling irrelevant arguments about unattainable perfection whil
May 21, 2014 at 01:19AM
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