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U.S. lawmakers press Facebook over Chinese data sharing

June 07, 2018

Facebook Inc faced criticism on Wednesday from Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers who demanded that the social media company be more forthcoming about data it has shared with four Chinese firms.

NOAA's New Weather Satellite Delivers Amazing First Images Despite Defect

June 06, 2018

The 1990s era hardware wasn’t up to the task of gathering the data scientists want, but the agency deployed the first of its new generation GOES-R satellites in 2016. Earlier this year, a second GOES satellite went into orbit. It has just sent back its first stunning images of Earth, but there are some glitches that keep the system for working at full capacity.

The US Navy Is Developing Mothership Drones for Coastal Defense

June 06, 2018

The U.S. Navy and researchers from Florida Atlantic University are developing robotic boats that can launch aerial and sub drones to protect U.S. coastal waters. "Our focus will be on developing a multi-vehicle system that can safely and reliably navigate coastal waters with a high level of autonomy while performing assigned tasks...

The greatest risk from artificial intelligence

June 06, 2018

Among the most important lessons in human history is that those who adopt innovation in the most advantageous manner often triumph over competitors. This has never been truer than in the rapidly evolving artificial intelligence revolution underway, where we face great risk from a tripartite of totalitarian nations, corporate oligopolies and complacent democracies.

Everything Apple Announced at WWDC 2018

June 06, 2018

The annual conference tied together all of the latest updates to Apple's platforms--iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS--along with some bigger initiatives focused on bolstering privacy and security, and curbing technology addiction.

The drone age: How these machines are transforming our lives

June 05, 2018

Drones are changing our world, from lifesaving innovations in healthcare, creating new works of art, to the race behind new efforts to secure our skies. And they're everywhere. According to Time magazine, drones are going from sub-culture to mainstream.

The Impact of Technology: How It's Changing Rural and Suburban America

June 05, 2018

The impact of technology continues to be felt in our everyday lives, but nowhere is more evident than in our choice in where to live. These days, if you have tech skills, you can work anywhere you want -- including from home. That’s good news for people living outside city centers, especially considering that, according to FiveThirtyEight, some of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. are actually more suburban than urban.

Apple Just Made Safari the Good Privacy Browser

June 05, 2018

The newest version of Apple's Safari browser will push back hard against the ad-tracking methods and device fingerprinting techniques that marketers and data brokers use to monitor web users as they browse. Starting with Facebook.The next version of Safari will explicitly prompt you when a website tries to access your cookies or other data, and let you decide whether to allow it...

How to Get a Robot to (One Day) Do Your Chores

June 04, 2018

Perhaps the greatest outrage in modern robotics is the continued non-existence of the robot housekeeper. Is it really so much to ask for a robot that sweeps and mops and brings you pills on platters, like Rosie from The Jetsons? Actually, it kind of is a lot to ask...

U.S. Technology Exports Totaled $322 Billion in 2017, Supported 800,000+ Jobs, New CompTIA Analysis Reveals

June 04, 2018

Exports of U.S. technology industry products and services grew by nearly $10 billion in 2017, to an estimated $322 billion, according to a new analysis released today by CompTIA, the world's leading technology association.

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