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Turning on the Zap: New York City Readies World's Largest UV Drinking-Water Disinfection Plant: Scientific American

Turning on the Zap: New York City Readies World's Largest UV Drinking-Water Disinfection Plant: Scientific American | Consumer Technology | Scoop.it
In two months the Big Apple will begin relying on both ultraviolet light and chlorination to rid its drinking water of cryptosporidium, giardia and other pathogens...
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Samsung joins Intel and TSMC, buys stake in ASML

Samsung joins Intel and TSMC, buys stake in ASML | Consumer Technology | Scoop.it

Samsung's buys 3% stake in ASML, valued at $629 Million. The Dutch business, developing tooling for chip-making machines with Extra Ultraviolet Lithography (EUV) designed to "extend Moore's Law." It'll also help reduce the cost of future silicon, since it'll enable the companies to use wider silicon wafers along the manufacturing line. 

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Google, PayPal, VeriFone and US carriers band together to form Mobile Payments Committee

Google, PayPal, VeriFone and US carriers band together to form Mobile Payments Committee | Consumer Technology | Scoop.it

Competitors teaming up!

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Scientists investigating AI-based traffic control.

Scientists investigating AI-based traffic control. | Consumer Technology | Scoop.it

Researchers at the University of Southampton have just revealed that they are investigating the use of artificial intelligence-based traffic lights, with the hope that it could be used in next-generation road signals.

 

The team at Southampton hope that they will be to emulate this human-like approach with new "machine learning" software.

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Kodak to sell the film business that made it so famous

Kodak to sell the film business that made it so famous | Consumer Technology | Scoop.it

Whoops. Kodak is selling off its renowned film arm in order to revive its moribund fortunes.

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Google gets patent for eye tracking-based unlock system, shifty looks get you access

Google gets patent for eye tracking-based unlock system, shifty looks get you access | Consumer Technology | Scoop.it
Look up. Now down. Back up here again?Imagine having to do that every time you wanted to unlock your phone, as this...
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