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Google says its quantum computer is 100 million times faster than PC

Google says its quantum computer is 100 million times faster than PC | Hawaii Science and Technology Digest | Scoop.it
Controversial D-Wave system gets thumbs up

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Talk about speed!  The controversial D-wave system has overcome its initial shortcomings and is now considered the best way to get a practical Quantum Computer online.  This marvelous computer may be marketable in a few years.  Aloha, Russ.

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This Robot Uses Machine Learning to Take Care of Absent-Minded Humans

This Robot Uses Machine Learning to Take Care of Absent-Minded Humans | Hawaii Science and Technology Digest | Scoop.it
Watch-Bot will never let you forget to put the milk back in the fridge

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As much as I remain skeptical machine intelligence and the Internet of Things, I must admit this idea has merit, now that my advancing years are taking their toll.  I may have to rearrange my biases and preferences as age exacts its revenge.
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In Ear Language Translator by Waverly Labs

Wearable technology that gives you the ability to have conversations with people speaking other languages

Via Tiaan Jonker
Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s insight:
Neat idea that should prove popular as more cultures meet each other.  'Reminds me of the "universal translator" device used in some of the "Star Trek" episodes (original tv series) and movies.
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Open Hardware Multimeter Concept

Open Hardware Multimeter Concept | Hawaii Science and Technology Digest | Scoop.it

This video shows a very interesting concept of how you can build an open hardware multimeter, which lets you get considerable accuracy at a cost that is somewhat lower than existing commercial multimeters.


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Those of use in the electronics field, including broadcast engineering, amateur radio (ham radio), communications, or even audio engineering will find this article interesting and possibly cost saving.  A good multimeter is essential to make critical assessments of electronic equipment, and a good meter can be quite expensive. This video shows you how to build an efficient, accurate multimeter using open hardware. A valuable reference tool for do-it-yourselfers.
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Study decodes genetic circuitry for bacterial spore formation

Study decodes genetic circuitry for bacterial spore formation | Hawaii Science and Technology Digest | Scoop.it
A team led by Rice University bioengineering researchers has decoded the mechanism that some bacteria use to make life-or-death decisions during extremely tough times.

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This project from researchers at Rice University could unravel some of the mysteries of life and disease. The impact on medicine and health could be profound.
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LinkedIn user? Your data may be up for sale | ZDNet

LinkedIn user? Your data may be up for sale | ZDNet | Hawaii Science and Technology Digest | Scoop.it
You need to change your password now.

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s insight:
Here we go again. Apparently, there are no limits what some companies will do to make sales at the expense of your personal data.  As the article suggests, change your passwords frequently. Online privacy is rapidly becoming a myth.  Another tool I use to protect my personal data is a VPN (virtual private network), which encrypts your messages and traffic. 
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THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, May 18, 10:54 PM

Change you password folks.

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Its magnificent :)
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Interference Biggest Radio Complaint to FCC - Radio Ink

Interference Biggest Radio Complaint to FCC - Radio Ink | Hawaii Science and Technology Digest | Scoop.it
As part of the FCC's new approach to transparency it has launched a new Consumer Complaint Data Center. The online listing of consumer complaints includes how many calls are made to the government agency about radio. The biggest complaint ( 7,391 of them) is about interference. What's next?

Via David Hall
Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s insight:
Thanks to reporter David Hall for this look at what people complain about when they contact the FCC.  No surprise here--interference and noise are the biggest issues facing both consumers and FCC regulators.  RFI is so bad in some urban areas, that AM and FM broadcasts are severely degraded.  The main culprit is the rapid expansion of non-FCC compliant digital devices, poorly shielded power supplies, and sloppy technical installations in homes and businesses.  Noise is a massive headache that will impact the future of all wireless communication, from the internet to commercial broadcasting.
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You can swallow this origami Robot and it will help Patch you up

You can swallow this origami Robot and it will help Patch you up | Hawaii Science and Technology Digest | Scoop.it
The tiny robot can patch wounds, retrieve foreign objects or deliver medicine inside the stomach.

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A simply amazing device that can advance the state of public health and medicine ...  take two robots and call me in the morning.
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RoboCop is real – and could be Patrolling a Mall near you

RoboCop is real – and could be Patrolling a Mall near you | Hawaii Science and Technology Digest | Scoop.it
There’s a new sheriff in town at the Stanford shopping center, and he has high-definition infra-red cameras and can process 300 license plates a minute

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Science Fiction is becoming science fact.  Although this robot patrolling the Stanford Shopping Center is not like the machine in the "Robo Cop" film franchise, it does point the way to automated law enforcement.
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Your smartphone is leaking your information

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Bram is a PhD student in computer science at the Expertise Centr

Via Farid Mheir
Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s insight:
Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for the alarming look at how your smartphone messages are compromised by Wi-Fi connections.  As a matter of principal, I don't use public Wi-Fi (public libraries and schools excepted) connections because of the reasons cited in this video.  Privacy is mostly dead these days.  Be careful what networks you use.
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Farid Mheir's curator insight, May 16, 9:14 PM

An 8 minute video that will make you rethink your hunt for free wifi in public spaces...

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Point your phone at an equation and Mathpix will solve it

Point your phone at an equation and Mathpix will solve it | Hawaii Science and Technology Digest | Scoop.it

Math isn't everyone's strong suit, especially those who haven't stretched that part of their brain since college.


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A great tool for those of us "mathematically challenged."  The Mathpix app was developed by Standford PhD student Nico Jimenez and high school students Michael Lee and August Trollback.  The app offers a step-by-step guide giving multiple methods to reach a solution, making this app a "bona fide" educational tool.
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Internet of Farming: Arduino-based, backyard aquaponics

Internet of Farming: Arduino-based, backyard aquaponics | Hawaii Science and Technology Digest | Scoop.it

Courtesy: Kirsten Dirksen This video depicts an inspiring story of Rik Kretzinger, a farmer who used today's technology and has come up with a unique way to do farming efficiently.


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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s insight:
A cautionary tale for all of us as climate change reduces arable land and restricts access to fresh water.  This video is an excellent example of using simple technology to mitigate the coming farming crisis.  Hat off to innovative farmer Rik Kretzinger. His approach may save us from starvation.
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FBLearner Flow: Facebook Is Building An AI That Builds AI

FBLearner Flow: Facebook Is Building An AI That Builds AI | Hawaii Science and Technology Digest | Scoop.it

Ever wondered how Facebook or Google Photos are able to recognize faces in the photos and identify the spoken commands in the smartphones and even translating them into another language? It’s Artificial Intelligence which uses deep neural networks. Facebook has just come up with an AI called ‘Flow’ which tests and helps in building other AIs.


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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s insight:
Intriguing application of Artificial Intelligence.  Pretty soon, most of our critical business and personal decisions may be made by machine intelligence. I feel uncomfortable about our ability to keep this technology serving human and social needs and not the deluded dreams of some self-proclaimed visionary.  I guess I'm reading too much science fiction these days. But science fiction has a nasty habit of becoming science fact.
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Self-healing, flexible electronic material restores functions after many breaks

Self-healing, flexible electronic material restores functions after many breaks | Hawaii Science and Technology Digest | Scoop.it

Electronic materials have been a major stumbling block for the advance of flexible electronics because existing materials do not function well after breaking and healing. A new electronic material created by an international team, however, can heal all its functions automatically even after breaking multiple times. This material could improve the durability of wearable electronics.


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Great news for the wearable technology business. This new electronic material can heal itself after an accident. The wonders of materiasl science.
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Prototyping Just Went to the Next Level With Framer

Prototyping Just Went to the Next Level With Framer | Hawaii Science and Technology Digest | Scoop.it
The latest version of Framer brings closure (well, that’s my opinion anyway) to the ‘should designers code’ argument. Never has there been a greater opportunity, as a visual designer

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s insight:
Visual designers should find this tool useful.  Interesting concept.
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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, May 22, 10:20 AM

The perfect match for #designers dealing with #code.

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The *Official AndreasCY* - Bonus Reads #1

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s insight:
A nice selection of bonus articles from "The Official AndreasCY."  I liked the article on burglar alarms--very relevant to our uncertain times.
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THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, May 23, 3:05 AM

We've compiled a couple of bonus articles for this month. Check them out and keep up with the news...

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It's Bonus Time!
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Nothing beats reading a couple of interesting articles.
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Get Ready for High-Frequency Lawyers

Get Ready for High-Frequency Lawyers | Hawaii Science and Technology Digest | Scoop.it
The legal profession could soon be disrupted by algorithms, too.

Via Farid Mheir
Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s insight:
Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this leading edge report on how the legal profession could be affected by e-commerce. Nice shot of "Robby the Robot" from the film "Forbidden Planet."
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Farid Mheir's curator insight, May 16, 9:22 PM

Combine high-frequency lawyers with block chain technology and you could really have an impact on the supply chain of most organizations. Say a grocer is buying tomatoes or strawberries. Contracts are drawn months in advance setting prices based on quality of products and delivery efficiency. I assume that something like this would allow for terms of the contract to be renegotiated in real-time to reflect how good - or bad - the products and services are. Who will be the first to jump on this? Walmart? Kroger? Costco? Procter and Gamble?

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Smart Home and Smartphone: A Marriage Made in Heaven - Uxari Home Automation

Smart Home and Smartphone: A Marriage Made in Heaven - Uxari Home Automation | Hawaii Science and Technology Digest | Scoop.it

The smart home of the 21st century is getting smarter by the day. Just look at what we can do here at Uxari. We make it possible for you to control thermostats and lighting no matter where you are in the world; we make it possible for you to unlock and lock your doors without ever using a key.


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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s insight:
A great idea from Uxari Home Automation--just be sure your control network can't be hacked or compromised.  I'm concerned that these new IoT devices may lack strong security protocols.
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9 Technologies that will make your Life Easier

9 Technologies that will make your Life Easier | Hawaii Science and Technology Digest | Scoop.it
Here are nine Technologies that will make your Life Easier

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A list of high-tech tools, apps, and equipment that will make daily life easier.  The list includes:
A new portable battery; Fuze Crunch tech newsletter; New apps for students; Wireless Chargers; MyHomework app for students; Alarm Clock apps; Wearable Technology; Storage expansion for smartphones and PCs; A universal remote; and Multi-purpose tools for home and business.
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All Real Estates Opportunities's curator insight, May 19, 6:09 AM
This will make people's life easier
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A Broadcast Engineering Tutorial for Non-Engineers by Skip Pizzi

Read / Download : http://bitly.com/1WJZxxG
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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s insight:
Thanks to reporter David Hall for this intriguing and well-presented video from Skip Pizzi.  For those of us in the broadcast field, both engineers and non-technical staff, this tutorial serves as an easily digestible guide to broadcast engineering.
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Motorola looks set to bring back the Flip Phone

Motorola looks set to bring back the Flip Phone | Hawaii Science and Technology Digest | Scoop.it
Motorola looks set to release a new flip phone that harkens back to the early 2000s. It will be unveiled on June 9, according to the teaser.

Via TechinBiz
Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s insight:
I had one of these Motorola Flip Phones a decade ago and really liked its portability.  Although the keys were a challenge for my stubby fingers, I thought the design was quite good.  This reinvented flip phone, hopefully with some upgrades, should be a good seller if the price is reasonable.
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Google launches Science Journal to turn your phone into a research lab

Google launches Science Journal to turn your phone into a research lab | Hawaii Science and Technology Digest | Scoop.it

Google believes there's a scientist in all of us, so it's launching a new app that turns your phone into a powerful little research lab.


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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s insight:
A fantastically intriguing app from Google.  As a part-time science and math teacher, I found this app useful and somewhat addictive.
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IBM Creates A Molecule That Could Destroy All Viruses

IBM Creates A Molecule That Could Destroy All Viruses | Hawaii Science and Technology Digest | Scoop.it
One macromolecule to rule them all, from Ebola to Zika and the flu

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This could be the medical breakthrough that will enable us to defeat some of the world's deadliest virus, including Zika and yellow fever.
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Western do-gooders need to resist the allure of 'exotic problems'

Western do-gooders need to resist the allure of 'exotic problems' | Hawaii Science and Technology Digest | Scoop.it
Problems in countries far from home can somehow seem far easier to solve, says Courtney Martin. Far better to lean in and embrace complexity
Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s insight:
Intriguing article from www.theguardian.com.  Perhaps, we in the United States ought to realize that we can't solve the world's problems, especially when we can't even feed, clothe, and protect our own citizens, much less those in "exotic" places.  It's time to accept reality--there will always be evil in this world, greed to grease politicians, and deluded self-proclaimed visionaries who "will burn the village to save it."  The future is uncomfortable, and we must learn to embrace complexity.  We may mean well, but our intentions are often distrusted and even hated by others. You can't please everyone.  Serve our own people first, then help those overseas, only if they ask for it.
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My Thesis on How to Handle Feedback

My Thesis on How to Handle Feedback | Hawaii Science and Technology Digest | Scoop.it

Haters are a fact of life. Not everyone is going to be a fan of you or the content you put out.


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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s insight:
A timely article for those of us who manage blogs or websites.  You can't please everyone.  I just ignore them.  The article provides some useful strategies to outsmart sociopaths and others lacking a social conscience.  I found that disallowing comments is an extreme, but effective, strategy.
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A German designer’s AR pingpong table reacts to every shot

A German designer’s AR pingpong table reacts to every shot | Hawaii Science and Technology Digest | Scoop.it
One interaction designer has created an augmented reality tool that can take your ping pong game to the next level.

Via Farid Mheir
Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s insight:
Utterly fascinating augmented reality tool from Germany. Like reporter Farid Mheir, I wonder why this useful technology hasn't been used more often to train new employees or refresh the knowledge of current workers.
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Farid Mheir's curator insight, May 8, 6:46 PM

Very interesting demonstration of what can be achieved with augmented reality and a ping pong table. I always wonder why there are so many great entertainment demos and so few business ones. This can be so beneficial in manufacturing, production and other environments where workers have to make repetitive tasks or get trained on physical objects.