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Team exterminates opposition

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A Feilding High School robotics team will compete at the world championships in California next month.
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Isnt it great to see a New Zealand team being competitative on a world stage?
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Why The Future Of Technology Is All Too Human

Why The Future Of Technology Is All Too Human | Contemporary Technology | Scoop.it

While the past favored those who could retain and process information efficiently, the future belongs to those who can imagine a better world and work with others to make it happen.


Via Guillaume Decugis
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We need more than ever to look outside the square to see how technology can really assist and shape our education, business and personal lives.

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internetdoctor's curator insight, March 4, 2014 8:53 AM

While I understand some people wish everything was a computer.  The vast majority of humans need a physical and emotional connection...something "artificial intelligence" cannot give you.

Francisco Restivo's curator insight, March 7, 2014 7:07 AM

I believe that we have to recenter the human machine relationship, and this must be done from school, letting young kids learn that they control the machine, and not the other way round.

Computational thinking and critical thinking are for humans.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 10, 2014 11:50 AM

Why The Future Of Technology Is All Too Human

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Intel announces “Thunderbolt™ ready” upgrade program for PC motherboards, desktops and workstation computers - Technology@Intel

Intel announces “Thunderbolt™ ready” upgrade program for PC motherboards, desktops and workstation computers - Technology@Intel | Contemporary Technology | Scoop.it
The past year has seen a flurry of Thunderbolt™ related activity.  Already present on every current Apple Mac*, Thunderbolt has continued to grow within PC circles.  And the Thunderbolt ecosystem responded, with over 100 Thunderbolt devices now...
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Workspace Lets Your Charge Your Gadgets By Pedaling - PSFK

Workspace Lets Your Charge Your Gadgets By Pedaling - PSFK | Contemporary Technology | Scoop.it
Workspace Lets Your Charge Your Gadgets By Pedaling
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Pedal Power produces stationary, pedal-powered machines that can be configured to run a multitude of devices. Blank · Alan Khanukaev on November 18, 2013.
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What a great idea.  This should be a must for every office worker - 10 minutes a day to feed into the organisations power source. 

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Artificial intelligence: using technology to be one step ahead of computer ... - The Voice of Russia

Artificial intelligence: using technology to be one step ahead of computer ... - The Voice of Russia | Contemporary Technology | Scoop.it
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Tiny laser breakthrough shines light on faster computers

Tiny laser breakthrough shines light on faster computers | Contemporary Technology | Scoop.it
A research breakthrough in Canberra may lead to faster, lighter and cheaper computers within 15 years. (A research breakthrough in Canberra may lead to faster, lighter and cheaper computers within 15 years.
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10 Upcoming Technology That May Change The World

10 Upcoming Technology That May Change The World | Contemporary Technology | Scoop.it
We have seen great leaps in digital technology in past the past five years. Smartphones, cloud computing, multi-touch tablets, these are all innovations that revolutionized the way we live and work.
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Wearables will soon analyze your body chemistry to make you healthier

Wearables will soon analyze your body chemistry to make you healthier | Contemporary Technology | Scoop.it

A lot of the focus in wearable computing has been on delivering products that help everyday users monitor some of the more basic activity traits, such as steps taken and heart rate. While these are certainly useful metrics for health monitoring, they do not paint the full picture.

 

Computational biologists instead study the chemical changes that occur in people’s bodies with the help of optical sensors, non-invasive devices that use the red-to-near-infrared spectral region to assess the chemical changes that occur in the user’s blood vessels, among other places.

 

By leveraging this cutting-edge technology and wearable computing, we are equipped to understand the changes that occur in a person’s body at a whole new level. The implications of this change span from improved training of athletes to better management of chronic diseases and healthcare.

 

 Some interesting recent cases in research that show the potential for disruption include:

 

Researchers at the National Technical University of Athens have helped individuals self-manage diabetes by stimulating the function of an artificial pancreas with fully embedded wearable systems. A paper in the Journal of Biomechanics shows promising results for wearables in athletic training. Scientists mapped out the physiology of athletes’ ski-jumps in order to determine the biological constraints of each individual’s approach. By comparing data across 22 different skiiers, the scientists were able to determine that the wearable system was a very promising tool for training that captured information beyond the capacity of a traditional camera.Researchers at Texas A&M University are investigating the use of optical sensors to interact with dermally-implanted microparticle sensors. This technology could enable cost cutting and continuous blood chemistry monitoring.Optical sensors used to monitor both athletic performance and overall health by researchers at the Dublin Institute of Technology. The sophisticated sensors interpret user’s sweat particles in order to deduce what is going on at a biological level. One of the sensors measured pH levels of sweat particles in order to deduce dehydration while athletes were running. This is a huge stride for activity tracking because it represents real time monitoring of athletic performance and biological signals
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Wearable computers are here.  

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Dan Baxter's curator insight, October 12, 2013 11:20 AM

The next step for quantified and teleheath sensors

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'Iron Man' suit being developed by US Army - NBC News.com

'Iron Man' suit being developed by US Army - NBC News.com | Contemporary Technology | Scoop.it
If you've always wanted a high-tech suit of armor that will make you nearly invincible — à la Tony Stark of "Iron Man" — your long wait... (#TodoSobreTec 'Iron Man' suit being developed by US Army: If you've always wanted a high-tech suit of ar...
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When you think about it this technology has been a long time coming.

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Phone-Compatible ATMs Let You Use An App Instead Of A Card

Phone-Compatible ATMs Let You Use An App Instead Of A Card | Contemporary Technology | Scoop.it
You'll save at least 20 seconds. (RT @PopSci: Buh-bye, ATM card! New ATMs let you withdraw cash with an app http://t.co/dSnvW4MNi2)
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This is interesting.  But does this make everyones phone a real target for theft now?

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FIFA World Cup 2014 Gets GoalControl 4D Technology

FIFA World Cup 2014 Gets GoalControl 4D Technology | Contemporary Technology | Scoop.it
ST LOUIS (LALATE) - The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil will carry GoalControl 4D Technology, the governing body tells news today. Earlier this year, GoalControl 4D Technology was approved for use at the Confederations Cup in Brazil.
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This is great news.  Perhaps the fans might have to calm down now?

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Toyota | Toyota Develops New Pedestrian Safety Technology

Toyota Develops New Pedestrian Safety Technology (Toyota Develops New Pedestrian Safety Technology http://t.co/STj7GvZUxm)
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Toyota takes pedestrian safety seriously.  Read on all you transport searchers......

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This Smartphone Charger Doesn’t Need an Outlet — Just Fire

This Smartphone Charger Doesn’t Need an Outlet — Just Fire | Contemporary Technology | Scoop.it
We all want to disconnect from our mobile devices sometimes and escape outside. But during every camping trip, a sunset is begging to be posted on Instagram or a trail is too hard to navigate without GPS.
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This would be so handy - how many times do you find your phone has gone flat and you run the car just to recharge it?  I like this.

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Fujitsu smartphones to use palm-vein scanners in the future ...

Fujitsu smartphones to use palm-vein scanners in the future ... | Contemporary Technology | Scoop.it
While others obsess over fingers, Fujitsu wants your palms instead. Going against the flow, it plans to employ palm-vein scanning on smartphones in the future. The company, who is one of its few, if not the only, commercial ...
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Technology is developing at an extremely fast pace.  I think it's great that products are not all made equal.  Not all forward thinkers believe in reinventing the same product. In order to be competitive, it is essential we look for our own point of difference.

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Raspberry Pi sells a staggering 2 million mini computers

Raspberry Pi sells a staggering 2 million mini computers | Contemporary Technology | Scoop.it
The Raspberry Pi super-cheap mini computer has sold an amazing 2 million units, the charity behind it has announced.

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Incredible Technology: How Robotic Spacecraft Spy On Mars from Orbit - Space.com

Incredible Technology: How Robotic Spacecraft Spy On Mars from Orbit - Space.com | Contemporary Technology | Scoop.it
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Incredible Technology: How Robotic Spacecraft Spy On Mars from Orbit
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NASA plans to launch its next Mars orbiter today (Nov. 18), kicking off a mission that differs markedly from the space agency's many previous Red Planet efforts.
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Study reveals potential breakthrough in hearing technology - Phys.Org

Study reveals potential breakthrough in hearing technology - Phys.Org | Contemporary Technology | Scoop.it
Study reveals potential breakthrough in hearing technology Phys.Org Computer engineers and hearing scientists at The Ohio State University have made a potential breakthrough in solving a 50-year-old problem in hearing technology: how to help the...
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Wireless Portable Pen Scanner and Translator Technology Blog

Wireless Portable Pen Scanner and Translator Technology Blog | Contemporary Technology | Scoop.it
Wireless Portable Pen Scanner and Translator Buy here: http://amzn.to/11ajWxb You can use your smartphone with suitable scanner app to scan a file, but if you need to scan various files frequently, the following ballpoint pen with portable scanner...
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This is a great idea for the transient workforce. 

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Who would have imagined this? Would you use one? Palm-Sized Portable Iron Runs On USB, AA Batteries To Deliver Wrinkle-Free Clothes

Who would have imagined this?  Would you use one? Palm-Sized Portable Iron Runs On USB, AA Batteries To Deliver Wrinkle-Free Clothes | Contemporary Technology | Scoop.it
We know when traveling, one of the hardest things to do is to keep your clothes wrinkle-free, especially if you’re the kind of person to pack everything they’re traveling with into a large duffle bag.
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This online mag has heaps of new technologies. Gizmag | New and Emerging Technology News

This online mag has heaps of new technologies. Gizmag | New and Emerging Technology News | Contemporary Technology | Scoop.it
Gizmag covers the full spectrum of new and emerging technologies, invention, innovation, and science news.
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New Technology Allows the Mind to Control Prosthetic Limbs

New Technology Allows the Mind to Control Prosthetic Limbs | Contemporary Technology | Scoop.it
Our brains, which control our movements, may soon be able to control the movement of prosthetic limbs as well.
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Now this is really ground breaking technology.  Past reports have said they would be able to do this - and here it is.  I am impressed!

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business-and-technology: IBM solar collector... - Jeremy's ramblings

business-and-technology: IBM solar collector... - Jeremy's ramblings | Contemporary Technology | Scoop.it
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“IBM solar collector magnifies sun by 2,000x (without cooking itself), costs 3x less than similar systems Cleverly combining solar PV with solar thermal to reach 80%...
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This is pretty cool - a solar collector...

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Samsung Note 3 and Gear smart watch were made for each other

Samsung Note 3 and Gear smart watch were made for each other | Contemporary Technology | Scoop.it
In the “about to be crowded” smart watch market, the Samsung Gear is one of the first and is already getting some things right.
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Oh this is so cool....

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Samsung introduces curved display smartphone - USA TODAY

Samsung introduces curved display smartphone - USA TODAY | Contemporary Technology | Scoop.it
Samsung introduces curved display smartphone
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Here come the bendable smartphone displays.
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Roll it, fold it and roll it again.....

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Dropcam's new camera is crystal clear — and it's learning, too ...

Dropcam's new camera is crystal clear — and it's learning, too ... | Contemporary Technology | Scoop.it
Dropcam has released a new monitoring camera called the Dropcam Pro that's remarkably high-resolution, but also very smart. A new user experience enables advanced zooming from a smartphone, and cloud-based ...
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Clearer and sharper images.  

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