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For People With Disabilities New Technology Can Be Life Changing

For People With Disabilities New Technology Can Be Life Changing | SBS Tech News | Scoop.it
"We shouldn't need to know they have a disability. It should just work for them."
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These Earth-Saving Robots Might Be The Future Recyclers

These Earth-Saving Robots Might Be The Future Recyclers | SBS Tech News | Scoop.it
Apple recently unveiled Liam, a robot with 29 arms that takes apart iPhones so materials can be recycled and reused. As we accumulate more waste, recycling robots like Liam might become more common.
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New Jersey Student Uses 3-D Printer For DIY Dental Work

New Jersey Student Uses 3-D Printer For DIY Dental Work | SBS Tech News | Scoop.it
Tired of his crooked teeth, 24-year-old Amos Dudley made a mold of his teeth and fabricated a set of aligners using orthodontics reference books, a 3-D printer and other digital fabrication tools.
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Future Roads to Dispense with Traffic Lights : DNews

Future Roads to Dispense with Traffic Lights : DNews | SBS Tech News | Scoop.it
Plan calls for autonomous vehicle intersections to eliminate traffic signals entirely. Continue reading →
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'Invisible' Train Blends Into the Countryside : DNews

'Invisible' Train Blends Into the Countryside : DNews | SBS Tech News | Scoop.it
The new Seibu flagship train cars will have an organic shape and semi-reflective skin designed to mirror the surrounding scenery. Continue reading →
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Technology Upgrades Get White House Out of the 20th Century

Technology Upgrades Get White House Out of the 20th Century | SBS Tech News | Scoop.it
As President Obama prepares to leave the White House, one of his legacies will be the office information technology upgrade that his staff has finally begun.
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Google "smart spoon" prevents spilling

Google "smart spoon" prevents spilling | SBS Tech News | Scoop.it
The tech giant has created a utensil to make mealtime easier for people with Parkinson's disease and essential tremors
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Google Chrome extension Reword flags insults

Google Chrome extension Reword flags insults | SBS Tech News | Scoop.it
If you're a social media user, you've probably said something you regret in a passive-aggressive comment or email.
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Nintendo's first smartphone app is a social surprise

Nintendo's first smartphone app is a social surprise | SBS Tech News | Scoop.it
Nintendo's first smartphone app -- Miitomo -- launched Thursday in Japan, and will soon debut in other markets. It's distinctly social, and at first glance, may seem like a bizarre turn for a company known for games.
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Email is dying among mobile’s youngest users

Email is dying among mobile’s youngest users | SBS Tech News | Scoop.it
In case there was any doubt that messaging apps were the future of communication in the mobile-first era, a new study released this morning puts some solid..
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The Best New Tech to Look Out For in 2016 and Beyond

The Best New Tech to Look Out For in 2016 and Beyond | SBS Tech News | Scoop.it
From drones to virtual-reality headsets, here is what will be popular this year.
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What's Actually Inside Your Phone? - #NatAndLo Ep 4

SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/CEsJyN FOLLOW US: https://twitter.com/NatAndLo TWEET THIS: http://ctt.ec/Kv22g We use our phones every day...but we’d never seen th...
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Zuckerberg Resolves to Invent, Encourages Girls to Invent Too | IT Leadership | TechNewsWorld

Zuckerberg Resolves to Invent, Encourages Girls to Invent Too | IT Leadership | TechNewsWorld | SBS Tech News | Scoop.it
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's 2016 resolution to challenge himself outside his work is to build a simple artificial intelligence assistant to run his home and help him do a better job juggling his business responsibilities. "You can think of it kind of like Jarvis in 'Iron Man,'" he suggested. Zuckerberg first will explore the available technology, then train it to understand his voice to control everything in his home.
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Not So Far-Fetched: How Cats And Dogs Can Use Gadgets You Already Own

Not So Far-Fetched: How Cats And Dogs Can Use Gadgets You Already Own | SBS Tech News | Scoop.it
If they had opposable thumbs, they would probably be taking selfies. We look at how some pets are adapting to technology and technology adapts to them.
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Facebook's New Master Plan: Kill Other Apps

Facebook's New Master Plan: Kill Other Apps | SBS Tech News | Scoop.it
Reading NPR. Trying out a live video. Ordering an Uber. All in Facebook. The company is trying to manage your entire digital life, but not talking about how to do it safely.
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Phone, Everlasting: What If Your Smartphone Never Got Old?

Phone, Everlasting: What If Your Smartphone Never Got Old? | SBS Tech News | Scoop.it
For many of us, when a phone starts slowing down we face a choice: spend the money to try to fix it or get a new one. But could there be a phone that never loses its luster?
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Cyborg Beetles Could Replace Drones : DNews

Cyborg Beetles Could Replace Drones : DNews | SBS Tech News | Scoop.it
For the first time, researchers control a beetle's walking gait, length and speed. Continue reading →
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Using technology to bridge the learning gap across Africa

Using technology to bridge the learning gap across Africa | SBS Tech News | Scoop.it
Local context is essential when using technology to expand the educational horizons of millions across the continent
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Fitbit Blaze review - Pricey novelty or perfect companion?

Fitbit Blaze review - Pricey novelty or perfect companion? | SBS Tech News | Scoop.it
The Fitbit Blaze cracks the fitness tracker market with a $200 price tag and interesting list of features.
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Nike Adds Self-Lacing Shoes to Sneaker Arms Race

Nike Adds Self-Lacing Shoes to Sneaker Arms Race | SBS Tech News | Scoop.it
Nike unveiled sneakers with self-lacing technology that it plans to sell later this year, as the sportswear company looks to one-up rivals in an increasingly tech-driven athletic market.
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Self-cleaning laundry may be on the way

Self-cleaning laundry may be on the way | SBS Tech News | Scoop.it
Researchers in Australia have found a way to enhance fabrics with tiny silver and copper particles that remove stains when activated by a light source.
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Kids And Screen Time: A Peek At Upcoming Guidance

Kids And Screen Time: A Peek At Upcoming Guidance | SBS Tech News | Scoop.it
Does using digital media require moderation, like eating some tasty foods, or abstinence, like cigarettes? An expert weighs in.
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Meet the Fairphone 2, the world's first smartphone you can take apart

Meet the Fairphone 2, the world's first smartphone you can take apart | SBS Tech News | Scoop.it
The world's first smartphone you can take apart yourself is finally here. But is it any good?
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The Future of Deliveries Will Be Driverless | Transportation | TechNewsWorld

The Future of Deliveries Will Be Driverless | Transportation | TechNewsWorld | SBS Tech News | Scoop.it
Thanks to Google, self-driving passenger cars have gained a lot of media attention, but the immediate future of driverless vehicles may lie in home deliveries. Starship Technologies in 2016 will launch two pilot projects -- one in the UK and one in the U.S. -- to test a driverless vehicle designed to make short-distance deliveries. The vehicle can carry loads equivalent to two bags of groceries.
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