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You Have the Alzheimer’s Gene? GOP Wants Your Boss to Know

You Have the Alzheimer’s Gene? GOP Wants Your Boss to Know | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Republicans derided Obamacare as the nanny state. But if this GOP bill on genetic testing passes, we’ll be living in the Orwell state.
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Got bad genes? Too bad: no health coverage for you!
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How Did a 30-Year-Old Jet Dodge the Pentagon's Latest Missile?

How Did a 30-Year-Old Jet Dodge the Pentagon's Latest Missile? | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
The AIM-9X Sidewinder failed to bring down an aging attack jet because of a curious issue with flares.
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The more complex a system is, the more prone to failure it will be.
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Watch: Confirmed tornado rips through Home Depot parking lot in New Jersey

Two tornados are now confirmed to have hit South Jersey on Saturday as part of a fast-moving thunderstorm.
- Rob Tornoe, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
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ProtonMail makes its free VPN service available to everyone

ProtonMail makes its free VPN service available to everyone | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
ProtonMail, the encrypted email created by CERN and MIT scientists, has released a new product in response to the administration's roll back o
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Free VPN (kind of)
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Google, not GCHQ, is the truly chilling spy network | John Naughton

Google, not GCHQ, is the truly chilling spy network | John Naughton | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Daily surveillance of the general public conducted by the search engine, along with Facebook, is far more insidious than anything our spooks get up to
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We have met the greatest challenge to privacy - and it's not who you think it is.
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Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
The internet can be horrible, and it isn't weird to sometimes feel like you want to leave. But there's wasn't an easy way out, until now.
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Tired of Facebook and all the junk mail you get? Then read on,...
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Apple's Tim Cook confirms self-driving car plans - BBC News

Apple's Tim Cook confirms self-driving car plans - BBC News | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Tim Cook says he views Apple's project as being a "core technology".
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I have seen the future: and it is without other drivers.
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Three men in Thailand reportedly ran a clickfarm with over 300,000 SIM cards and 400 iPhones

Three men in Thailand reportedly ran a clickfarm with over 300,000 SIM cards and 400 iPhones | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Clickfarms are a dubious business people rarely get a peek inside of, but accept as part of our everyday internet existence. We know companies pay bots to shower likes, emoji, ratings
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Which goes to show you can't always believe the rankings.
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Career site Workey raises $8M to replace headhunters with artificial intelligence

Career site Workey raises $8M to replace headhunters with artificial intelligence | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
One of the ways companies fill their ranks with good employees is by scouting “passive talent,” or people who aren’t currently looking for new jobs but..
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AI now reaching into Recruiting / Headhunting firms.
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Driving / Riding Will Soon Be A Privilege

Driving / Riding Will Soon Be A Privilege | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Watching my young daughters play act driving a car the other day got me thinking and realizing that they are liking going to be among the last generation to be driving their own vehicle. Word of the driverless cars (aka 'autonomous vehicles' as it is known within the car industry) has long been around, and…
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Goodbye to the notions of 'taking it out on the highway',...
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'One in two' young online gamers bullied, report finds - BBC News

'One in two' young online gamers bullied, report finds - BBC News | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Online games are rife with abusive chat, according to an anti-bullying charity
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The new normal: the rise of bullying is a disturbing trend. It's now becoming normal to harass, intimidate and threaten.
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Hillary Clinton Wikipedia page redirected to ‘Mein Kampf’ for 16 hours and no one noticed

Hillary Clinton Wikipedia page redirected to ‘Mein Kampf’ for 16 hours and no one noticed | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Someone edited the Wikipedia page for Hillary Clinton's bibliography to redirect to 'Mein Kampf.'
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Somebody in New Jersey has been busy,...
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Swedish police successfully test electric cars

Associated Press historical news archive articles dating back to 1985
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"If law enforcement is doing it, then it's cool."
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NYU Accidentally Leaked a Top-Secret Code-Breaking Supercomputer to The Entire Internet

NYU Accidentally Leaked a Top-Secret Code-Breaking Supercomputer to The Entire Internet | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
The NSA can't be happy about this.
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Troubling as well as embarrassing.
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155 chatbots in this brand new landscape. Where does your bot fit?

155 chatbots in this brand new landscape. Where does your bot fit? | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Since we started building bots at KeyReply more than two years ago, the industry has seen massive interest and change. This makes it hard for companies and customers to figure out what’s really happening — so we hope to throw some light on this industry by creating a landscape of chatbot-related businesses. There’s no way to put everyone into this landscape, so we have selected examples that give readers an overview of the industry, such as notable or dominant providers and tools widely used to develop bots.
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Reading this, you better appreciate the extent to which Bots now dominate our lives. 
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Vinod Khosla predicts AI will replace human oncologists

Vinod Khosla predicts AI will replace human oncologists | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
While much of the conversation around AI and jobs is focused on widespread job losses in sectors like trucking, venture capitalist and Sun Microsystems cofounder Vinod Khosla thinks that there’s a high-paying job on the chopping block: oncology.
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More and more, not just jobs but entire careers are going to be erased.
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Secret Government Report: Chelsea Manning Leaks Caused No Real Harm

Secret Government Report: Chelsea Manning Leaks Caused No Real Harm | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Prosecutors said WikiLeaks' disclosures about Iraq and Afghanistan posed a major threat to US national security. But it turns out the classified document they cited — newly obtained by BuzzFeed N
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From the Overlooked News File.
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There is one thing that computers will never beat us at

There is one thing that computers will never beat us at | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
In late post-revolutionary France one man was tasked to map out the country. Gaspard de Prony, a mathematician and engineer, decided to approach the task by creating logarithmic and trigonometric…
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There's hope for humans after all,...
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Advanced CIA firmware has been infecting Wi-Fi routers for years

Advanced CIA firmware has been infecting Wi-Fi routers for years | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Latest Vault7 release exposes network-spying operation CIA kept secret since 2007.
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So now with the NSA we also have the CIA. 
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The Human Brain Can Create Structures in Up to 11 Dimensions

The Human Brain Can Create Structures in Up to 11 Dimensions | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
"We found a world that we had never imagined." 
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So those multidimensional universes we've been hearing are really in our minds after all. 
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Can a 'Smart City in a Box' Democratize Data?

Can a 'Smart City in a Box' Democratize Data? | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Instead of deploying urban sensors as instruments of surveillance for technocrats, what if vulnerable communities controlled the gear—and the data?
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Rather than be the subject, why not empower citizens to take control instead?
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Roomba creator wants to do for gardens what he did for your floors

Roomba creator wants to do for gardens what he did for your floors | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Let's be honest: while planting your garden can be fun, weeding it usually isn't. Not unless you enjoy crouching down for long stretches, anyway. You migh
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Alien invasions, heady gaming, and the view from China. This is science-fiction with three twists

Alien invasions, heady gaming, and the view from China. This is science-fiction with three twists | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Physics meets literature in a play of imagination.
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New, cutting edge science fiction worth checking out.
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World's best Go player flummoxed by Google’s ‘godlike’ AlphaGo AI

World's best Go player flummoxed by Google’s ‘godlike’ AlphaGo AI | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Ke Jie, who once boasted he would never be beaten by a computer at the ancient Chinese game, said he had ‘horrible experience’
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Years ago, experts cited Go as the ultimate game for AI to master. Now that an AI has done so, we are edging ever more closer to Singularity than many of us realize.
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FCC votes 2-1 to advance repeal of Obama-era internet rules

FCC votes 2-1 to advance repeal of Obama-era internet rules | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted 2-1 on Thursday to advance a Republican plan to reverse the Obama administration's 2015 "net neutrality" order.
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So much for protecting the consumer's interests.
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IBM's quantum computer has more qubits than it knows what to do with

IBM's quantum computer has more qubits than it knows what to do with | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
IBM's two quantum computing platforms just took a leap forward in processing power. The company announced today that it has successfully built and tested it
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Faster and faster we go,...
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