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Tech and the Future of Integration
As technology continues to outpace social and civilization rules and mores.
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Robots are getting closer to having humanlike abilities and senses

Robots are getting closer to having humanlike abilities and senses | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
Some can smell, feel and see their surroundings and perform dangerous and dull jobs that humans don’t want.
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As robots/machines are enhanced with more 'human like' capabilities, humans are modifying themselves (external so far) with machine-like capabilities.  Google 'Glass', smart phones, watches and bluetooth headsets.  How long will it be before more of these 'aids/tools' are surgically embedded in humans?  Not too far in the future methinks!  Will it all come together in a 'perfect storm' or is this our destiny?

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Why Energy Companies And The Military Want Underwater Drones

Why Energy Companies And The Military Want Underwater Drones | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
Giant submarines filled with small underwater drones to protect the seas. The concept sounds like something out of a science fiction movie or a particularly trippy Sealab 2021 episode, but the U.S.
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MIT OpenCourseWare | Free Online Course Materials

MIT OpenCourseWare | Free Online Course Materials | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
MIT OpenCourseWare is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.
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Galaxy Note 8.0 to get Android 4.2.2; Galaxy S3 and Note 2 will go straight to Android 4.3

Galaxy Note 8.0 to get Android 4.2.2; Galaxy S3 and Note 2 will go straight to Android 4.3 | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
Samsung is starting to roll out the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 LTE version in the UK, even as rumours are rife that Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 will skip the 4.2 step
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Can you imagine a 1 TB DIMM? It's coming | ZDNet

Can you imagine a 1 TB DIMM? It's coming | ZDNet | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
When it comes to low latency and high-bandwidth the memory bus is hard to beat. But a terabyte? Diablo Technologies has announced one.
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10 Sci-Fi Predictions That Became Science Fact

10 Sci-Fi Predictions That Became Science Fact | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
10 Sci-Fi Predictions That Became Science Fact Presenting 10 pieces of science fiction literature that turned out to be true. Music = Come On Over 2 by Richa...
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Craziest Stuff Made With 3D Printing

Craziest Stuff Made With 3D Printing | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
Not everything created by 3D printing has to be small. A company called RedEye On Demand is developing a road-ready car that's compri...
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This is just the beginning.  Now there is little need to cluster people in cities for most work.  Soon manufacturing will be mostly distributed and not need to be 'centralized'.  No more supply chains and trucks hauling things; just 'print' them when you need them!  This isn't just crazy, it is the FUTURE!

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New computer is the size of a pack of index cards, costs $100

New computer is the size of a pack of index cards, costs $100 | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
CompuLab, an Israeli maker of embedded computing products, has announced a tiny, bare-bones computer called the Utilite that will sell for $99 and up.
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McAfee anti-virus company caught in malicious defamation of innocent websites; will McAfee also promote racism against Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela?

McAfee anti-virus company caught in malicious defamation of innocent websites; will McAfee also promote racism against Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela? | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
McAfee anti-virus company caught in malicious defamation of innocent websites; will McAfee also promote racism against Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela?
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I can confirm the malicious flagging of sites as it has happened to me and I sure as hell won't pay their 'protection' racket.  They have no means to resolve errors except to make you pay!  I wouldn't use McAfee for any reason and suggest you find an alternative (and cheaper) like Bitdefender or other better and more accurate tool!

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Could This Dress Made Of Synthetic Spider Silk Revolutionize Automobiles?

Could This Dress Made Of Synthetic Spider Silk Revolutionize Automobiles? | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
A super-strong, super-light, super-stretchy fabric derived from spider silk is an idea that has been for decades.
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Cash Flow Insight powered by PNC | CFO

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I would like to know why a check in USD that cleared the Canadian bank on 6-26-2013 (copy of cleared item presented as proof to bank) has YET to appear in my available balance? It is inefficiency or poor business practices, bad management or desire to use a period of 'float' for the $5500 that should be available in my account? Is the Canadian and US Banking relationships so primitive that they still use the Pony Express to shuttle paper back and forth? Since the 'paper' has cleared where are those funds now? No one seems to really know, able to explain or to help. Some kind of International bank. Is it any wonder small companies struggle?

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Free imprisoned AT&T hacker now, says EFF

Free imprisoned AT&T hacker now, says EFF | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and a team of legal experts has called on the U.S. Court of Appeals to free Andrew Auernheimer, a computer hacker recently sentenced to 41 months in prison for illegally accessing data from AT&T's networks.
Skip Stein's insight:

Companies fail miserably to secure their systems.  Lousy business procedures to just poor systems configurations all combine to make a 'secure system' very vulnerable as we have seen from this and in recent years. 

 

If as we now have learned that the NSA has secret 'back doors' into Windows and other major business platforms, how are others prevented from accessing this vulnerability?  If the NSA is so poorly secure that a tech with no degree or significant accomplishments and almost clerical systems tech can breach the security of the NSA, how can any system be secure?

 

Companies fail to use simple encryption of key data tables and components.  They do not train or utilize proper password or access encryption. Banks, government institutions and more are wide open to hackers or just kids testing their skills.

 

Remember, as long as there are codes there WILL be code breakers!  It is a constant battle to keep ahead but in the long run a losing one.  There will always be someone with a smarter system a faster process or now, a Quantum Computer digital ‘secrets’ may be a thing of the past.

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With wearable technology, a new measure of independence for people with disabilities

With wearable technology, a new measure of independence for people with disabilities | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
The rise of Google Glass and other wearables offer those with disabilities a little more independence.
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For the future 'dark side' of this read 'Amped' by Daniel H. Wilson.  Otherwise this 'future tech' is wearable now but how long before it is embedded?

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Law Enforcers Can Track People Based Off Of Cell Phone Data No Warrant Needed

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Researchers Steer Off Course With Power of 'GPS Spoofing'

New research shows the GPS software we all rely on can be hacked and manipulated. In June, a team at the University of Texas employed "GPS spoofing" to disor...
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Europa: Facts About Jupiter's Icy Moon and Its Ocean

Europa: Facts About Jupiter's Icy Moon and Its Ocean | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
Europa is an icy moon of Jupiter and one of the four so-called Galilean moons.
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Free energy breakthrough? Holy grail of water splitting technology now achieved with sunlight, mirrors and seawater

Free energy breakthrough? Holy grail of water splitting technology now achieved with sunlight, mirrors and seawater | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
Free energy breakthrough? Holy grail of water splitting technology now achieved with sunlight, mirrors and seawater
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If you read the Clive Cussler book, 'Sarah' or saw the Matthew McConaughey movie of the same name you might know or have seen a solar array and energy tower.  We might have to see this when we visit the Denver area later this summer!

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Exploiting GPS vulnerability to Hijack Ships, Airplanes with $3000 Equipments

Exploiting GPS vulnerability to Hijack Ships, Airplanes with $3000 Equipments | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
Exploiting GPS vulnerability to Hack Navigation system with $3000 Equipments : The Hacker News
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Utilite

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MIT develops system to write computer code using ordinary language

MIT develops system to write computer code using ordinary language | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it

In a pair of recent papers, researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have demonstrated that it is possible to write computer programs using ordinary language rather than special-purpose programming languages. A new algorithm can automatically convert natural-language specifications into "regular expressions" — special-purpose combinations of symbols that allow very flexible searches of digital files.

The work may be of some help to programmers, and it could let nonprogrammers manipulate common types of files — like word-processing documents and spreadsheets — in ways that previously required familiarity with programming languages. But the researchers’ methods could also prove applicable to other programming tasks, expanding the range of contexts in which programmers can specify functions using ordinary language.

“I don’t think that we will be able to do this for everything in programming, but there are areas where there are a lot of examples of how humans have done translation,” says Regina Barzilay, an associate professor of computer science and electrical engineering and a co-author on both papers. “If the information is available, you may be able to learn how to translate this language to code.”


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
Skip Stein's insight:

This used to be called COBOL!  Now they are trying to 'invent' English language programming AGAIN?  There was also a 'language' called 'ENGLISH' by MicroData decades ago (early precursor to SQL).  If COBOL would have been allowed to progress, we wouldn't be coding in C+ and other low level languages.  Thanks to Microsoft who torpedoed the entire computer language development. (IMHO)

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Miro Svetlik's curator insight, July 15, 2013 7:13 AM

I am really wondering how would my daily vocal output look like in form of RegEx. However it is a nice achievement that we can map human language to regular expression formula. Still I personally think that successful implementation of AI which will be able to foresee human mistakes will be necessary before such a conversions can take place in daily life.

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Exclusive: San Francisco jetliner crash caused by airlines turning pilots into 'computer geeks who can't fly' says commercial pilot

Exclusive: San Francisco jetliner crash caused by airlines turning pilots into 'computer geeks who can't fly' says commercial pilot | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
Exclusive: San Francisco jetliner crash caused by airlines turning pilots into 'computer geeks who can't fly' says commercial pilot
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This is the reason I pretty much have totally avoided air travel the past 5 years and plan to continue to AVOID it.  Working on the Internet remotely makes both economic and safety sense.  Besides the invasion of privacy and treatment by the TSA and the interminable lines they cause, air travel is just a pain in the but.  When we travel, we drive!  Yes, see the country and enjoy the sights.  Unless you just have to get somewhere now, the highway seems pretty nice option; even with gas prices where they are.  Conversion to natural gas (in abundance) may even lower the cost.

Sure airline safety is and has been statistically fantastic (YEA), but the hassle at the airport and groping by TSA makes air travel something I avoid whenever possible!

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Exploring Your Purpose

Exploring Your Purpose | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
What will it take to actually thrive? Thrive Filmmaker, Foster Gamble, has some core insights to share from his lifetime quest…here’s the first on the fundamental role of “purpose” in each of our lives.
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Who Governs The Internet and whose property is it?

Who Governs The Internet and whose property is it? | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
Who Governs The Internet and whose property is it? Exposing Top Secret Internet Snooping program
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An OPEN and FREE internet is mankind's last best hope to gain true FREEDOM for humanity.  Uncovering the TRUTH and exposing the lies drives wanna be dictators (like Obama) crazy.  Others in other countries also want FREEDOM.  Freedom from pollution, freedom from mega-corporation takeovers of the food supply (GMO Contamination), useless and needless wars (sponsored by the power elite and religious idiots).

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