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A growing number of police departments are outfitting officers with tiny, wearable cameras that tape what they see

A growing number of police departments are outfitting officers with tiny, wearable cameras that tape what they see | leapmind | Scoop.it
A growing number of police departments are outfitting policemen with tiny, wearable cameras that tape what officers see as they do their job, providing a record in the aftermath of incidents like the one in Ferguson, Mo., where a policeman shot and...
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Self-Checkout Security Checkpoints Could Replace Touchy Security Guards

Self-Checkout Security Checkpoints Could Replace Touchy Security Guards | leapmind | Scoop.it
Self-Checkout Security Checkpoints Could Replace Touchy Security Guards
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Ferguson’s citizen journalists revealed the value of an undeniable video

Ferguson’s citizen journalists revealed the value of an undeniable video | leapmind | Scoop.it
Dan Gillmor: Until the police stops treating communities as war zones and people as enemy combatants, keep your phone handy
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Tannah Gravelis's curator insight, August 22, 2014 3:19 AM

A current example of the amount of influence that the citizen journalist can have, whilst also displaying the enourmous and instantenous reach that social media facilitates for them. It is a very interesting look into the powerful relationship these two concepts have, and how it can help to bring global awareness to what is a localised issue

 

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Shocked by Ferguson: I Grew Up in a Country Where Most Cops Don't Even Have a Gun

Shocked by Ferguson: I Grew Up in a Country Where Most Cops Don't Even Have a Gun | leapmind | Scoop.it
In the UK from 2012 to 2014, there have been no deaths due to police shootings...
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Harvard scholars explore transforming biology into an engineering discipline | Harvard Magazine Sep-Oct 2014

Harvard scholars explore transforming biology into an engineering discipline | Harvard Magazine Sep-Oct 2014 | leapmind | Scoop.it
Life, reengineered
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Beantown's Big Brother: How Boston Police Used Facial Recognition Technology to Spy on Thousands of Music Festival Attendees | NOISEY

Beantown's Big Brother: How Boston Police Used Facial Recognition Technology to Spy on Thousands of Music Festival Attendees | NOISEY | leapmind | Scoop.it
Your good times are being watched.
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​Telepathic Melodies Are the Soundless Music of the Future

​Telepathic Melodies Are the Soundless Music of the Future | leapmind | Scoop.it
No more wires; no more earphones; more play buttons. Just thoughts—and scans of those thoughts, meandering about your brain.
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The Future of College?

The Future of College? | leapmind | Scoop.it
A brash tech entrepreneur thinks he can reinvent higher education by stripping it down to its essence, eliminating lectures and tenure along with football games, ivy-covered buildings, and research libraries.
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Who’s Doing Common-Sense Reasoning And Why It Matters | TechCrunch

Who’s Doing Common-Sense Reasoning And Why It Matters | TechCrunch | leapmind | Scoop.it
When we humans communicate, we rely on a vast background of unspoken assumptions. Everyone knows that “water is wet,” and “people want to be happy”..
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Watch 1,000 robots in biggest programmable swarm yet (Wired UK)

Watch 1,000 robots in biggest programmable swarm yet (Wired UK) | leapmind | Scoop.it
These are some of the first steps toward creating huge herds of tiny robots that form larger structures -- including bigger robots
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Microsoft turns single-camera smartphone into 3D depth sensor (Wired UK)

Microsoft turns single-camera smartphone into 3D depth sensor (Wired UK) | leapmind | Scoop.it
Ordinarily, depth-sensing would require multiple visual inputs, such as those used in Kinect or, more relevantly, the 6 cameras dotted around Amazon's smartphone or Google's Project Tango
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​Why Automation Today Is Like Computers in the 1980s

​Why Automation Today Is Like Computers in the 1980s | leapmind | Scoop.it
​It's not hard to see the parallels between early mainframe computers and the first prohibitively expensive, functionally-limited robots
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Man vs. Machine: Will Human Workers Become Obsolete? - YouTube

For more coverage, visit the PBS NewsHour website: http://to.pbs.org/KmnmYD Part of his series on Making Sen$e of financial news, Paul Solman has been showca...
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Homni: The new superorganism taking over Earth

Homni: The new superorganism taking over Earth | leapmind | Scoop.it
A new 'species' has emerged only in recent decades, says Gaia Vince, yet it is already having a huge effect on life on our planet. What is it?
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Why Do We Age? | IFLScience

Why Do We Age? | IFLScience | leapmind | Scoop.it
Why do we age - and can we stop it? Anti-aging is a billion dollar industry. People all around the world spend thousands of dollars to turn back the clock, with varying degrees of success.
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A German Guy Wants to Give You a Bunch of Money for Nothing | VICE United States

A German Guy Wants to Give You a Bunch of Money for Nothing | VICE United States | leapmind | Scoop.it
“My Basic Income” is a new initiative looking to raise enough money to pay someone $1,300 a month for a year, no strings attached.
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The Economics of Police Militarism - The New Yorker

The Economics of Police Militarism - The New Yorker | leapmind | Scoop.it
The crisis of criminal-justice debt is just one of the many tributaries feeding the river of deep rage in Ferguson.
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Bezos's law signals it's time to ditch the data center

Bezos's law signals it's time to ditch the data center | leapmind | Scoop.it
According to “Bezos’s law,” a unit of computing power price is reduced by 50 percent approximately every three years. AppZero’s Greg O’Connor looks at why the economic gap that favors cloud providers will only widen over time.
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London's TransferWise aims to disrupt banking

London's TransferWise aims to disrupt banking | leapmind | Scoop.it
TransferWise, the brainchild of two Estonian friends who got tired of paying high money-transferring bank fees, is one of the stars of London's burgeoning financial tech scene and a recipient of U.S.
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IBM SyNAPSE computer chip mimics human brain: Here's why it's amazing

IBM SyNAPSE computer chip mimics human brain: Here's why it's amazing | leapmind | Scoop.it
IBM's "True North" chip is designed to think like a human brain. It's the size of a postage stamp yet it can outdo most supercomputers.
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Not Just Ferguson: 11 Eye-Opening Facts About America's Militarized Police Forces | Perspectives | BillMoyers.com

Not Just Ferguson: 11 Eye-Opening Facts About America's Militarized Police Forces | Perspectives | BillMoyers.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
American police departments are starting to look like invading armies.
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When Will Battery Storage Attain Grid Parity?

When Will Battery Storage Attain Grid Parity? | leapmind | Scoop.it
RenewEconomy. It is now generally recognised that rooftop solar has reached “socket parity” – meaning it is comparable or cheaper than grid prices – in many countries over the last few years.
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Bey Deluge ond DRAM and Flash, Part 2: New Memory Technology for the Data

Bey Deluge ond DRAM and Flash, Part 2: New Memory Technology for the Data | leapmind | Scoop.it
DRAM and Flash are reaching the end of the road. In this second part, Martin Fink explores what will come next to enable the industry to handle the upcoming data explosion
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How Police In Ferguson Should Have Handled Crowd Control

How Police In Ferguson Should Have Handled Crowd Control | leapmind | Scoop.it
Police cannot restore the life of Michael Brown, but they can deescalate their standoff with protesters in Ferguson.
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By 2025, ‘sexbots will be commonplace’ – which is just fine, as we’ll all be unemployed and bored thanks to robots stealing our jobs | ExtremeTech

By 2025, ‘sexbots will be commonplace’ – which is just fine, as we’ll all be unemployed and bored thanks to robots stealing our jobs | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
According to a new report that looks at how continuing improvements to artificial intelligence and robotics will impact society, 'robotic sex partners will become commonplace' by 2025.
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