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Scientists make 'bug-eye' camera

Scientists make 'bug-eye' camera | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
A digital camera that functions like an insect's compound eye is developed by US scientists.
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How Will Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning Impact Cyber Security?

How Will Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning Impact Cyber Security? | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
In what way will AI and ML impact the security domain? This question was originally answered on Quora by Kris Lahiri.
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How to Save a Webpage as PDF on iPad and iPhone the Easy Way

How to Save a Webpage as PDF on iPad and iPhone the Easy Way | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Want to save a web page as a PDF on iPad or iPhone? Generating PDF files of webpages and web articles is now easier than ever before in iOS, thanks to a new obvious “Create PDF” feature that is available in modern system software releases.

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5 Cable-Cutting Problems You Probably Didn't Think About

5 Cable-Cutting Problems You Probably Didn't Think About | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Some important things to keep in mind before you cut the cord.
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Bodyhackers: Bold, inspiring and terrifying

Bodyhackers: Bold, inspiring and terrifying | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
A weekend spent with people who have reshaped their bodies and developed unregulated drugs.
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Create a Membership Site | Starting a Membership Business

Create a Membership Site | Starting a Membership Business | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
What if there was a way to build a profitable online business which generated sales every day WITHOUT having to spend thousands of dollars on complicated systems and advertising? Well, now there is. I’m pleased to introduce you to the Online Sales Lab. The best place on the internet to learn from proven experts for…
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Reshaping Business With Artificial Intelligence

The 2017 Artificial Intelligence and Business Strategy Report offers companies a starting point for developing an AI strategy.

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#Morality #algorithm lets machines cooperate and compromise better than humans #Asimov 

#Morality #algorithm lets machines cooperate and compromise better than humans #Asimov  | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Over the past year, it's become pretty clear that machines can now beat us in many straightforward zero-sum games. A new study from an international team of computer scientists set out to develop a new type of game-playing algorithm – one that can play games that rely on traits like cooperation and compromise – and the researchers have found that machines can already deploy those characteristics better than humans.

Chess, Go and Poker are all adversarial games where two or more players are in conflict with each other. Games such as these offer clear milestones to gauge the progress of AI development, allowing humans to be pitted against computers with a tangible winner. But many real-world scenarios that AI will ultimately operate in require more complex, cooperative long term relationships between humans and machines.

"The end goal is that we understand the mathematics behind cooperation with people and what attributes artificial intelligence needs to develop social skills," says lead author on the new study Jacob Crandall. "AI needs to be able to respond to us and articulate what it's doing. It has to be able to interact with other people."

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Wow. This is wild. It's moving so fast...first thought, is this the future of management?
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As time progresses, it seems as if machines ans humans are constantly competing, and according to this article, Artificial Intelligence is gaining on people. This article goes into detail about how a program called “S#” has the ability to cooperate in social interactions better than a human does. The program was tested throughout a series of human-human, machine-machine, and human-machine interactions via video games. The results showed that the interactions that consisted of machine-machine interactions were most sucessful, while the human-machine interactions placed second, and the human-human interactions scored lowest in cooperation. Jacob Crindalls, lead author of the study stated that the goal of the study is “that we understand the mathematics behind cooperation with people and what attributes artificial intelligence needs to develop social skills.” This article is interesting to see especially during a time like today where technology is constantly making advances, and it raises questions as to whether technology may fully surpass human intelligence altogether. 

RAVEN: The source’s reputation comes from a university study conducted by Brigham Young University. The ability to observe rests in the experimenter’s perspectives, as well as the expertise which comes from those behind the studies such as Jacob Crindalls, who is the lead author of the study. 
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Can music influence the longevity of human blood cells?

Can music influence the longevity of human blood cells? | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Experiment is an online platform for funding and sharing scientific discoveries. Push the boundaries of knowledge in biology, chemistry, medicine, physics, computer science, paleontology, economics, engineering, neuroscience, and more.
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Future of data storage technology: Transformational trends for 2018

Future of data storage technology: Transformational trends for 2018 | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The future of data storage technology reveals containers, machine learning, MaaS, NVMe and in-cloud equivalents of storage arrays going mainstream in 2018.
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How Top CPG Brands Discover New Earned Media Value

How Top CPG Brands Discover New Earned Media Value | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
How ShareIQ helped a global CPG beverage company find new ways to use earned media to drive consumers along the discover-to-buy pathway
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Battle of the Classrooms: Apple, Google, Microsoft Vie for K-12 Market - EdSurge News

Battle of the Classrooms: Apple, Google, Microsoft Vie for K-12 Market - EdSurge News | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

It’s terribly confusing, but perhaps no coincidence, that three of the world’s most prominent consumer technology companies—Apple, Google, Microsoft—each boast a “Classroom” tool aimed at K-12 educators and students. After all, what better way to secure a foothold in the market than impressing one’s brand to future consumers at a young age?


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I remember when Bill Gates lost a law suit. His answer to it was to give computers to schools instead of paying a cash fine if I remember correctly. At the time Mac was king of schools...after that mac was never king again in schools. Gates is also behind to push to divert public tax dollars to privatize education. The Walton family also is seeking to turn education into venture investment profits.

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An interesting comparison.

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How brands can reach consumers through digital assistants: 5 methods

How brands can reach consumers through digital assistants: 5 methods | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Nearly three-fourths of consumers with smart speakers use them daily, according to Google. This presents a ripe opportunity for brands to connect with them.
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Ten ways tech will shape your life in 2018, for better and worse

Ten ways tech will shape your life in 2018, for better and worse | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
​Is the outlook for technology in 2018 exciting - or slightly terrifying? Flip a coin, you'd be right either way.

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Adobe: Two critical Flash security bugs fixed for the price of one • The Register

Adobe: Two critical Flash security bugs fixed for the price of one • The Register | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Emergency patch lands, shuts pair of remote exploitable holes, one used by Norks
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Tracing the tangled tracks of humankind's evolutionary journey | Hannah Devlin | News | The Guardian

Tracing the tangled tracks of humankind's evolutionary journey | Hannah Devlin | News | The Guardian | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

The path from ape to modern human is not a linear one. Hannah Devlin looks at what we know – and what might be next for our species

Let’s go back to the beginning. When did we and our ape cousins part ways?


Scientists are still working on an exact date – or even a date to within a million years. Like many of the big questions in human evolution, the answer itself has evolved over the past few decades as new discoveries, techniques and technology have provided fresh insights.

Genetics has proved one of the most powerful tools for time-stamping the split with our closest living relative, the chimpanzee. When our complete genomes were compared in 2005, the two species were found to share 98% of their DNA. The differences hold important clues to how long our lineages have been diverging. By estimating the rate at which new genetic mutations are acquired over generations, scientists can use the genetic differences as a “molecular clock” to give a rough idea of when the split occurred. Most calculations suggest it was between four to eight million years ago.

This time window is more recent than was originally thought. In the 1960s, fossil evidence led palaeontologists to conclude that a 14m-year-old ape, Ramapithecus, was the earliest ancestor on the human line, based on the shape of its jaw. Subsequent DNA analysis has revealed the split occurred long after that – Ramapithecus is now considered an orangutan ancestor.


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Science and technology is helping us answer questions as the years go by.

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You can’t buy an ethical smartphone today - Engadget

You can’t buy an ethical smartphone today - Engadget | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
It all started with a WhatsApp message from my friend, an environmental campaigner who runs a large government sustainability project. She's the most ethical person I know and has always worked hard to push me, and others, into making a more positive impact on the world. Always ahead of the curve, she steered me clear of products containing palm oil, as well as carbon-intensive manufacturing and sweatshop labor.

That day, she wanted my opinion on what smartphone she should buy, but this time requested an ethical device. Until now, she's been an HTC loyalist, but wanted to explore the options for something better and more respectable. My default response was the Fairphone 2, which is produced in small quantities by a Dutch startup, but I began to wonder -- that can't be the only phone you can buy with a clear conscience, can it?

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TEDxBerkeley - Nipun Mehta - Designing For Generosity

Nipun Mehta is the founder of ServiceSpace (formerly Charity Focus), an incubator of projects that works at the intersection of volunteerism, technology an
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Verizon Weighs Sports Gambling as Legalization Nears | Eben Novy-Williams & Scott Moritz | Forbes.com

Verizon Weighs Sports Gambling as Legalization Nears |  Eben Novy-Williams & Scott Moritz | Forbes.com | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

Verizon Communications Inc. is considering entering the multibillion-dollar market for sports betting, which could become legal in the U.S. before the year is out, according to people familiar with the matter.

The New York-based phone giant, which last year bought Yahoo and its popular sports fantasy business, has been meeting with experts and consultants to assess the potential for a sports-focused online gambling venture if the laws in the U.S. change, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private information. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision early this year in a case that challenges the current federal prohibition on sports gambling.


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#Intel halts chip flaw fix due to problem with patches #Meltdown #Spectre #tech #PC #Windows

#Intel halts chip flaw fix due to problem with patches #Meltdown #Spectre #tech #PC #Windows | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Intel on Monday called for a halt in deployment of patches for a troubling vulnerability in its computer chips because they could cause "unpredictable" problems in affected devices.

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WhatsApp Group chats can easily be infiltrated: Researchers

WhatsApp Group chats can easily be infiltrated: Researchers | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Facebook-owned WhatsApp added end—to—end encryption to every conversation two years ago.
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Best Tankless Water Heaters

Best Tankless Water Heaters | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The ECO 27 is the largest electric tankless water heater available with Patented Self Modulating Technology. This model is well-suited for homes in the northern U.S., Canada etc. ~ http://walkinshowers.org/best-tankless-water-heater-reviews.html
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and Adobe join forces

and Adobe join forces | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Hootsuite and Adobe join forces to extend the value of creative content across social channels.
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A Robot That Tugs on Pig Organs Could Save Human Babies

A Robot That Tugs on Pig Organs Could Save Human Babies | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Researchers detail how an implantable robot could tug on organs to lengthen them, a potential treatment for two traumatic childhood disorders.
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D.A.G. Rosenstein: 'Sophisticated Attacks Focus On Particular Businesses'

D.A.G. Rosenstein: 'Sophisticated Attacks Focus On Particular Businesses' | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
As cyber crime has evolved the defense measures taken by many corporations has not grown to match the cyber attacks against them. Unfortunately, this trend is not new and the cyber threat landscape grows daily when corporations do not take the threat seriously.
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2018 CES: Neuromophic Computing Mimics the Human Brain #tech #science #physics #mathematics

Intel's neuromorphic computing team is creating a chip that mimics the way the human brain observes, learns and understands. The company's prototype chi

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