Technological Trends
123 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by William E. Lutz
Scoop.it!

Make America Grit Again: poor towns tearing up roads they can't afford to maintain

Make America Grit Again: poor towns tearing up roads they can't afford to maintain | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Aarian Marshall reports that poor towns are ripping up pothole-ridden roads rather than pay to maintain them. Repaving roads is expensive, so Montpelier instead used its diminishing public works bu…
William E. Lutz's insight:
Stepping back to the 1800's: Roads being Depaved
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by William E. Lutz
Scoop.it!

This ridiculous drone gun can shoot down UAVs from 2km away

The DroneGun from DroneShield uses GPS and radio frequency blocking to take drones from the sky
William E. Lutz's insight:
For your Christmas Shopping list.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by William E. Lutz
Scoop.it!

Teachers around the US share their fears of teaching in a Trump America

Teachers around the US share their fears of teaching in a Trump America | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Observations of bullying and harassment made their way to social media after Trump's victory. Three teachers share their thoughts on handling such responses.
William E. Lutz's insight:
Remember our children.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by William E. Lutz
Scoop.it!

America's top spy won't stick around to watch Donald Trump wield his doomsday device

America's top spy won't stick around to watch Donald Trump wield his doomsday device | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
James Clapper, the US Director of National Intelligence, has tendered his resignation. He says he will serve through the handover to the new administration, whereupon Donald Trump will inherit an a…
William E. Lutz's insight:
Bad enough there's a lot of concern about ethical and legal matters; but to do this when there's a change in government is potentially very dangerous.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by William E. Lutz
Scoop.it!

Earthquakes spark reckoning where Big Oil 'basically owns the state'

Earthquakes spark reckoning where Big Oil 'basically owns the state' | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Science shows that earthquakes in Oklahoma are man-made and tied to fracking. But in oil and gas country, can policy makers turn against the industry?
William E. Lutz's insight:
Oklahoma: the land of continuous earthquakes.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by William E. Lutz
Scoop.it!

The New MacBook Pros Mark the End of Upgradeable Apple Computers

The New MacBook Pros Mark the End of Upgradeable Apple Computers | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
All Apple laptops are now un-upgradeable and are therefore disposable.
William E. Lutz's insight:
Passing of an age; and what a pity it is.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by William E. Lutz
Scoop.it!

Phenomenal’ skeleton discovery

Phenomenal’ skeleton discovery | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Two ancient skeletons unearthed at a cemetery in London may be of Chinese origin, overturning longstanding assumptions about the history of the Roman Empire and Britain’s capital city. Using cutting-edge techniques, a team of archaeologists
William E. Lutz's insight:
The world has always been a far more connected place than we realize.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by William E. Lutz
Scoop.it!

Iceland is drilling the hottest hole in the world to get electricity from magma

Iceland is drilling the hottest hole in the world to get electricity from magma | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Electricity from magma.
William E. Lutz's insight:
New ventures into deeper ranges.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by William E. Lutz
Scoop.it!

The world's future hinges on supporting 10-year-old girls, says UN

The world's future hinges on supporting 10-year-old girls, says UN | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Daline, 10, from Yaoundé, loves learning. Safeguarding her development, and that of 65 million other girls of her age, could shape the world, claims a new study
William E. Lutz's insight:
It takes more than just machines and computers to truly change the world: it takes children. 
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by William E. Lutz
Scoop.it!

Google's 'DeepMind' AI platform can now learn without human input

Google's 'DeepMind' AI platform can now learn without human input | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Bow to your robot overlords. Google's parent company, Alphabet, now possesses a smart AI capable of learning without the need for human input.
William E. Lutz's insight:
So how much longer before Skynet becomes real?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by William E. Lutz
Scoop.it!

Facebook and Twitter led law enforcement to the doorstep of minority protestors

Facebook and Twitter led law enforcement to the doorstep of minority protestors | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Police are using social networks to spy on you. On Oct. 11, the US watchdog American Civil Liberties Union revealed that over 500 police forces were accessing user data from Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using analytics service Geofeedia. According to the ACLU's public-records request of 63 enforcement agencies, the findings of which were outlined in a recent report, Chicago-based Geofeedia provided police with users' locations. Using that information, the document
William E. Lutz's insight:
And so, as you post on Facebook and other social media sites, just remember to post only amongst your friends and families, and post only things that are harmless - like lots and lots of pictures of puppies and kittens. Welcome to the 21st Century.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by William E. Lutz
Scoop.it!

Report: Verizon wants $1 billion discount after Yahoo privacy concerns

Report: Verizon wants $1 billion discount after Yahoo privacy concerns | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
It’s bad news for Yahoo. The company is in the midst of finalizing its sale to Verizon, but recent revelations about hacking and spying may be costing them..
William E. Lutz's insight:
The cost of selling out your customers to the Government just got rather expensive for some folks,...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by William E. Lutz
Scoop.it!

Apple and Google say they didn't build secret tools to spy on users like Yahoo did

Apple and Google say they didn't build secret tools to spy on users like Yahoo did | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Yahoo quietly spied on all its users' emails on behalf of the US intelligence services — and people are furious about it.
William E. Lutz's insight:
Talk about creepy: if true, Yahoo certainly did a big dis-service to their subscribers.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by William E. Lutz
Scoop.it!

Android smartphones hit by 'largest account breach to date' | Business | DW.COM | 01.12.2016

Android smartphones hit by 'largest account breach to date' | Business | DW.COM | 01.12.2016 | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Researchers in Israel have uncovered new malware affecting Google-powered smartphones. They say more than one million users are affected by 'Gooligan,' which steals user data.
William E. Lutz's insight:
More problems with Andriod phones,...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by William E. Lutz
Scoop.it!

Economics Will Keep Wind and Solar Energy Thriving Under Trump

Economics Will Keep Wind and Solar Energy Thriving Under Trump | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
On the plains of West Texas, new wind farms can be built for just $22 a megawatt-hour. In the Arizona and Nevada deserts, solar projects are less than $40 a megawatt-hour. Compare those figures with the U.S. average lifetime cost of $52 for natural gas plants and about $65 for coal.
William E. Lutz's insight:
Moving ahead into the future,...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by William E. Lutz
Scoop.it!

Trump's CIA nominee wants unrestricted power to collect data

Trump's CIA nominee wants unrestricted power to collect data | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Mike Pompeo, a Tea Party hawk chosen by President-elect Donald Trump to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, also opposes the Iran deal and efforts to close Guantanamo.
William E. Lutz's insight:
This is very troubling on many levels.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by William E. Lutz
Scoop.it!

The 4 Types of AI That You Should Get to Know Now

The 4 Types of AI That You Should Get to Know Now | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
The common, and recurring, view of the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence research is that sentient and intelligent machines are just o
William E. Lutz's insight:
Not all fit one size.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by William E. Lutz
Scoop.it!

Facebook challenges LinkedIn with new job openings feature

Facebook challenges LinkedIn with new job openings feature | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
New feature in testing allows business page admins to post job openings and accept applications.
William E. Lutz's insight:
Oh goody! Now prospective employers can see your Facebook postings while you apply for jobs!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by William E. Lutz
Scoop.it!

AT&T's spying program is ‘worse than the Snowden revelations’

Advocates have called recent revelations surrounding the company "terrifying."
William E. Lutz's insight:
This is just the beginning.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by William E. Lutz
Scoop.it!

AT&T Is Spying on Americans for Profit

AT&T Is Spying on Americans for Profit | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
New documents reveal the telecom giant is doing NSA-style work for law enforcement—without a warrant—and earning millions a year from taxpayers.
William E. Lutz's insight:
This is an incredible story; the fact that it goes back as far as it does and that the reach is literally within every level of government - state, county, local and federal - is truly ominous.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by William E. Lutz
Scoop.it!

The U.S. Government Wants to Read Travelers’ Tweets Before Letting Them In

The U.S. Government Wants to Read Travelers’ Tweets Before Letting Them In | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Despite pushback, Customs and Border Protection is poised to start collecting social media information from people entering under the visa waiver program.
William E. Lutz's insight:
Who's to say the same wouldn't be done for it's citizens as well?  Or, as some have suggested, it's already happening.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by William E. Lutz
Scoop.it!

Half of American Adults Are in Police Facial-Recognition Databases

Half of American Adults Are in Police Facial-Recognition Databases | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Cities and states are investing in biometric scanning technology, with few laws in place to restrict what they can do with it.
William E. Lutz's insight:
Doing wrong or not, chances are you're already recorded and stored.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by William E. Lutz
Scoop.it!

Eye in the sky: the billionaires funding a surveillance project above Baltimore

Eye in the sky: the billionaires funding a surveillance project above Baltimore | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
An experimental police surveillance program funded by Texas philanthropists John and Laura Arnold worries observers of private influence in the public sphere
William E. Lutz's insight:
Just as in the Roman Republic, so too will the fall come when government is funded directly by the wealthy and not the average citizen. 
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by William E. Lutz
Scoop.it!

Earth's Closest Exoplanet Might Be a Giant Habitable Water World

Earth's Closest Exoplanet Might Be a Giant Habitable Water World | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Proxima b could habitable to life. A new study suggests it might be one giant ocean. That's excellent news for the prospect of finding alien life.
William E. Lutz's insight:
A potential game changer - for the human race.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by William E. Lutz
Scoop.it!

Would LSD Make Bar Mitzvahs Great Again? | VICE | United States

Human history is rife with precedent for using drugs to achieve spiritual and moral growth, and there's no scientific reason the modern Jew can't get in on the action.
William E. Lutz's insight:
Wonder how it would go for other religious events?
more...
No comment yet.