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Wanted: Smart Public Policy for Internet of Things Security

Wanted: Smart Public Policy for Internet of Things Security | IT as a Utility Digital Economy Network | Scoop.it
Vulnerable IoT devices put everyone at risk, and government regulation could help
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Open data aims to boost food security prospects - BBC News

Open data aims to boost food security prospects - BBC News | IT as a Utility Digital Economy Network | Scoop.it
Rothamsted Research, a leading agricultural research institute, is attempting to make data from long-term experiments available to all scientists.
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Starbucks moves into "content creation" with digital series

Starbucks moves into "content creation" with digital series | IT as a Utility Digital Economy Network | Scoop.it
Starbucks wants to tell stories about inspiring Americans, marking the coffee chain's latest push to deepen its relationship with customers and cast itself as a positive force on social issues.
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Stanford-hosted study examines how AI might affect urban life in 2030

Stanford-hosted study examines how AI might affect urban life in 2030 | IT as a Utility Digital Economy Network | Scoop.it
A diverse panel of academic and industrial thinkers has looked ahead to 2030 to forecast how advances in artificial intelligence might affect life in a typical North American city, and to spur discussion about how to ensure that AI applications are deployed in ways that are safe, fair and beneficial. Their takeaway: 'It is not too soon for social debate on how the fruits of an AI-dominated economy should be shared.'
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Expert Questions Claim That St. Jude Pacemaker Was Hacked

Expert Questions Claim That St. Jude Pacemaker Was Hacked | IT as a Utility Digital Economy Network | Scoop.it
Evidence is not strong for harmful hack, says medical device security expert Kevin Fu
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Hands-on with Hasselblad's True Zoom Moto Mod camera

Hands-on with Hasselblad's True Zoom Moto Mod camera | IT as a Utility Digital Economy Network | Scoop.it
The Moto Z accessory has 10x optical zoom and engineering support from Hasselblad but does it make Motorola's smartphone camera worth the £199 price
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Mobile-phone data helps researchers study human exposure to urban pollution

Mobile-phone data helps researchers study human exposure to urban pollution | IT as a Utility Digital Economy Network | Scoop.it
What's the best way to measure human exposure to urban pollution? Typically, cities do so by studying air-quality levels in fixed places. New York City, for example, has an extensive monitoring network that measures air qualit
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Centimeter-Level GPS Positioning for Cars

Centimeter-Level GPS Positioning for Cars | IT as a Utility Digital Economy Network | Scoop.it
software that can run on hardware already in cars can position cars more accurately than ever before
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Disney Robot With Air-Water Actuators Shows Off "Very Fluid" Motions

Disney Robot With Air-Water Actuators Shows Off "Very Fluid" Motions | IT as a Utility Digital Economy Network | Scoop.it
Disney engineers have built a robot called Jimmy that instead of electric motors uses fluid actuators that are light, fast, and precise.
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Lenovo Yoga Book copies handwriting off paper notepads - BBC News

Lenovo Yoga Book copies handwriting off paper notepads - BBC News | IT as a Utility Digital Economy Network | Scoop.it
Lenovo unveils an unusual tablet that detects handwriting on a notepad placed above.
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Bitcoin not money, judge rules in victory for backers

Bitcoin not money, judge rules in victory for backers | IT as a Utility Digital Economy Network | Scoop.it
Bitcoin, a Florida judge says, is not real money. Ironically, that could provide a boost to use of the crypto-currency which has remained in the shadows of the financial system.
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The Fathers of the Internet Revolution Urge Today’s Software Engineers to Reinvent the Web

The Fathers of the Internet Revolution Urge Today’s Software Engineers to Reinvent the Web | IT as a Utility Digital Economy Network | Scoop.it
Tim Berners-Lee, Vint Cerf, and other Internet pioneers issue a challenge on a day that just might go down in tech history
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NHS email blunder catches 1.2 million staff in 'reply all' chaos

NHS email blunder catches 1.2 million staff in 'reply all' chaos | IT as a Utility Digital Economy Network | Scoop.it
A test email accidentally sent to 1.2 million NHS staff has been causing major disruption
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STEM Crisis? What About the STS Crisis?

STEM Crisis? What About the STS Crisis? | IT as a Utility Digital Economy Network | Scoop.it
Science, technology, and society programs will become more effective if they’re embraced by scientists and engineers
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A strange thing happened in the stratosphere

A strange thing happened in the stratosphere | IT as a Utility Digital Economy Network | Scoop.it
This disruption to the wind pattern - called the "quasi-biennial oscillation" - did not have any immediate impact on weather or climate as we experience it on Earth's surface. But it does raise interesting questions for th
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Why Utility Poles Are So Important to the Future of the Internet

Why Utility Poles Are So Important to the Future of the Internet | IT as a Utility Digital Economy Network | Scoop.it
Google is fighting with AT&T over a very important technology.
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'Homo sapiens is an obsolete algorithm': Yuval Noah Harai on how data could eat the world

'Homo sapiens is an obsolete algorithm': Yuval Noah Harai on how data could eat the world | IT as a Utility Digital Economy Network | Scoop.it
Yuval Noah Harai, author of book Sapiens, gives WIRED an exclusive insight into his new novel, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, released on September 8
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IBM Watson creates the first AI-made film trailer – and it's incredibly creepy

IBM Watson creates the first AI-made film trailer – and it's incredibly creepy | IT as a Utility Digital Economy Network | Scoop.it
IBM researchers fed Watson over 100 horror film trailers cut into separate moments and scenes to create the trailer for the film that has a release date of September 2
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Drive.ai Solves Autonomous Cars' Communication Problem

Drive.ai Solves Autonomous Cars' Communication Problem | IT as a Utility Digital Economy Network | Scoop.it
Safe driving is only one part of the autonomous car challenge. Interaction with humans is another
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The Surprising Story of the First Microprocessors

The Surprising Story of the First Microprocessors | IT as a Utility Digital Economy Network | Scoop.it
You thought it started with the Intel 4004, but the tale is more complicated
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From Passwords to Passthoughts: Logging In to Your Devices With Your Mind

From Passwords to Passthoughts: Logging In to Your Devices With Your Mind | IT as a Utility Digital Economy Network | Scoop.it
Earbud EEG turns brain waves into biometric passwords
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Curved screen Predator laptop unveiled by Acer at Ifa - BBC News

Curved screen Predator laptop unveiled by Acer at Ifa - BBC News | IT as a Utility Digital Economy Network | Scoop.it
Acer unveils the world's first laptop to feature a curved screen, saying it will make games more immersive.
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Smart home tech on show in Berlin - BBC News

Smart home tech on show in Berlin - BBC News | IT as a Utility Digital Economy Network | Scoop.it
The tech industry's biggest names reveal their latest smart home gadgets at this year's IFA consumer tech show in Berlin.
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Raspberry Pi maker Premier Farnell bought by Daetwyler - BBC News

Raspberry Pi maker Premier Farnell bought by Daetwyler - BBC News | IT as a Utility Digital Economy Network | Scoop.it
The maker of the Raspberry Pi mini computer, Premier Farnell, agrees to be bought by Switzerland's Daetwyler for 1bn Swiss francs (£700m).
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Swiss Pi not Swiss roll
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