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McDonald's hires 7,000 touch-screen cashiers

McDonald's hires 7,000 touch-screen cashiers | leapmind | Scoop.it
Would you like some microchips with that burger? McDonald's Europe strikes another blow against human interaction by installing 7,000 touch-screen computers to take your order and money. Read this article by Amanda Kooser on CNET.
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James Burke predicted the future in 1973. Now he does it again.

Forty years ago for Radio Times, the scientist and broadcaster James Burke predicted events in 1993. He got a lot right. So we asked him in to PM this afternoon to predict the future.
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The Insane and Exciting Future of the Bionic Body

The Insane and Exciting Future of the Bionic Body | leapmind | Scoop.it
From “i-limbs” to artificial organs, advances in technology have led to an explosion of innovation in the increasingly critical field of prosthetics
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Nissan says it will have self-driving cars ready for 2020

Nissan says it will have self-driving cars ready for 2020 | leapmind | Scoop.it
Nissan today said it intends to have multiple self-driving vehicles ready for retail sale in 2020. The assertion shows the Japanese automaker pushing ahead on a promising new technology.
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Cox opens the gates to the country’s largest Wi-Fi hotspot network

Cox opens the gates to the country’s largest Wi-Fi hotspot network | leapmind | Scoop.it
Cox will give its home internet customers free access to 150,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in major cities. Cox didn’t build the whole network itself. Instead its tapping into the other cable operators’ networks.
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How is it that HP, king of printing, has zero presence in 3D printers?

How is it that HP, king of printing, has zero presence in 3D printers? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Don’t be fooled — the laser and inkjet printer giants may not be doing much publicly with 3D printing, but their eyes are firmly on the prize.
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Graphene Revolution - Interview on BBC World News

Graphene - Live interview on 'Impact with Mishal Hussain', BBC World News, aired 15th Jan 2013
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Zuckerberg Explains Facebook's Plan to Get Entire Planet Online | Wired Business | Wired.com

Zuckerberg Explains Facebook's Plan to Get Entire Planet Online | Wired Business | Wired.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
In a 10-page white paper shared on, yes, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg postulated that a connected world could address economic disparity and outlined a vision of even the poorest people connecting to low-cost, low-data versions of basic Internet...
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As Android Rises, App Makers Tumble Into Google's 'Matrix of Pain' | Wired Business | Wired.com

As Android Rises, App Makers Tumble Into Google's 'Matrix of Pain' | Wired Business | Wired.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
Responding to demand, startups are increasingly polishing and releasing Android apps. And they're also increasingly complaining about "the matrix of pain" that is Android fragmentation.
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33rd Square | Machines May Learn Like Us

33rd Square | Machines May Learn Like Us | leapmind | Scoop.it
Studies have found that neural network computer models, which are used in a growing number of applications, may learn to recognize patterns in data using the same algorithms as the human brain.
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Fixing Poverty with a Basic Income Guarantee

Fixing Poverty with a Basic Income Guarantee | leapmind | Scoop.it
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Giant Robotic Mining Trucks Love the Australian Desert

Giant Robotic Mining Trucks Love the Australian Desert | leapmind | Scoop.it
In the dusty red earth of Western Australia, robot trucks haul iron ore. The trucks themselves weigh about 500 tons whe…
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New research suggests 'female sperm' and 'male eggs' possible

New research suggests 'female sperm' and 'male eggs' possible | leapmind | Scoop.it
New research from Japan has suggested that it may be possible in the future for scientists to grow male and female reproductive cells from the opposite gender. In other words, to create sperm from women and eggs from men.
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Relax, a Minimum Wage Hike Won't Bring on the Robot Overlords

Relax, a Minimum Wage Hike Won't Bring on the Robot Overlords | leapmind | Scoop.it
The fast-food worker strike is igniting a favorite claim of futurists and Big Business alike: that if minimum wage goes up, companies will just replace humans with robots.
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The thin blue line: Is Twitter mostly for news delivery or for having conversations?

The thin blue line: Is Twitter mostly for news delivery or for having conversations? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Many Twitter users dislike the new conversation feature because they say it interferes with their ability to use the service as a news-delivery system — but others see the new feature as a return to the way Twitter used to be.
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Scientists Grow Miniature, but Distinctly Human, Brain in the Lab

Scientists Grow Miniature, but Distinctly Human, Brain in the Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
Austrian researchers have used regenerative techniques to grow a miniature human brain in the lab, they reported recently in the journal Nature.
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33rd Square | First Human Brain-To-Brain Interface Demonstrated

33rd Square | First Human Brain-To-Brain Interface Demonstrated | leapmind | Scoop.it
Researchers have performed what they believe is the first noninvasive human-to-human brain interface, with one researcher able to send a brain signal via the Internet to control the hand motions of a colleague.
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New rechargeable flow battery enables cheaper, large-scale energy storage | ZeitNews

New rechargeable flow battery enables cheaper, large-scale energy storage | ZeitNews | leapmind | Scoop.it
MIT researchers have engineered a new rechargeable flow battery that doesn’t rely on expensive membranes to generate and store electricity. The device, they say, may one day enable cheaper, large-scale energy storage.
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Already in Use in Canada and India, Iris Scans Get Thumbs-Up in U.S. Government Study

Already in Use in Canada and India, Iris Scans Get Thumbs-Up in U.S. Government Study | leapmind | Scoop.it
As far back at the late 1980s, the U.S. Patent Office issued its first patent for iris recognition scans.
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Robots trained as carers and security guards - Telegraph

Robots trained as carers and security guards - Telegraph | leapmind | Scoop.it
Robots could be employed as security guards or carers for the elderly within as little as a decade following an artificial intelligence project which will allow machines to learn from their environment.
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Will Google enable Teletravel in a Surrogate Reality World?

Will Google enable Teletravel in a Surrogate Reality World? | leapmind | Scoop.it
The year is 2025 and there’s a raging snow storm outside. The world is a pale shade of white and gray. You wake up and instinctively look around the bedroom to locate the amber dot glowing on your G-Glass iteration #4 (4th generation upgrade) visor.
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The most sophisticated sex robot today is a product of healthcare | ExtremeTech

The most sophisticated sex robot today is a product of healthcare | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
Sophisticated sex dolls and toys have been around for quite some time now, with Real Dolls having been on the market since 1996.
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Becoming Bionic: Engineering Beyond Biology - IEEE Spectrum

Transmuting nature to hardware that can repair or strengthen human capabilities
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Future and Cosmos: The Man of the Future Visualized

Future and Cosmos: The Man of the Future Visualized | leapmind | Scoop.it
A visual tour of the cool gadgets and body enhancements of the Man of the Future
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Ballmer’s biggest success was out of the spotlight

Ballmer’s biggest success was out of the spotlight | leapmind | Scoop.it
Fortunately for Microsoft and the future health of the Puget Sound economy, there are two strong contenders to replace outgoing Chief Executive Steve Ballmer — one at hand and the other nearby.
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