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Review: Is Palm's $350 "mini-smartphone" worth it?

Review: Is Palm's $350 "mini-smartphone" worth it? | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
But after a week of testing the tiny Palm, I’m not sure owning a second smartphone is worth the trouble–at least in its current form.
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something to be said for smaller phones - but recently, i learned that using a smart watch is quite similar....

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How to Fix Your Facebook News Feed

How to Fix Your Facebook News Feed | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
It's easy to feel beholden to the Facebook's algorithm tweaks, but there are plenty of ways to customize your experience.
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what we see - and what we hear - is being controlled in all aspects of our life - freedom is in jail...

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Scientists create a 'Star Trek'-style replicator

Scientists create a 'Star Trek'-style replicator | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Capable of materializing objects out of thin air, this replicator is as close to magic as it gets.
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I am SO ready for this…  now I won’t have to go thru all the work of nuking a hot dog for dinner – I will walk up to a machine and simply say “one hot dog – hot”…  I just wonder if the machine will ask if that is one hot or two…  maybe I will have to be more specific as “one hot dog in a bun, hot”  – they’ll work it out I suppose….

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Inside IKEA Live Oak before the grand opening (slideshow)

Inside IKEA Live Oak before the grand opening (slideshow) | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The new store will be the company's fifth in Texas and its 49th in the United States.
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A look inside the new IKEA store opening soon in San Antonio - yeah!!!

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Follow This Brick-Laying Robot's First Outdoor Build | Builder Magazine | Technology, Building Technology, Jobsite Technology, Construction Technology, Tech Trends, Construction Productivity

Follow This Brick-Laying Robot's First Outdoor Build | Builder Magazine | Technology, Building Technology, Jobsite Technology, Construction Technology, Tech Trends, Construction Productivity | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The Hadrian X is building its first house in an uncontrolled environment—a three bedroom, two bathroom home.
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solution to housing?  perhaps a look to the future when similar technology will build ships in space  (trekkie here)

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The 7 Most Secure Email Services and the Security Measures They Practice

The 7 Most Secure Email Services and the Security Measures They Practice | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
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this is an interesting look at secure emails - depending on your need, may be worth a look...

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Review: Is Palm's $350 "mini-smartphone" worth it?

Review: Is Palm's $350 "mini-smartphone" worth it? | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
But after a week of testing the tiny Palm, I’m not sure owning a second smartphone is worth the trouble–at least in its current form.
Al Cannistra's insight:

something to be said for smaller phones - but recently, i learned that using a smart watch is quite similar....

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Apple is part of the data surveillance economy

Apple is part of the data surveillance economy | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
From a consumer point of view, it’s hard to get too upset about Apple’s position on privacy, even if it’s a little complicated. The company has a strong voice in Washington, and during the Trump era, congressional Democrats may need all the help they can get to pass meaningful data privacy legislation before 2020.
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self-serving interests ?

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Can A.I. predict when you will die?

Can A.I. predict when you will die? | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
New research into artificial intelligence prognostic tools could be the next step in better predicting death. Buzz60's Tony Spitz hash the details.
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would you want to know the day you will die?

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Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides rolling out Google Material Theme redesigns on the web

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides rolling out Google Material Theme redesigns on the web | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Google Drive was one of the first web apps to adopt the Google Material Theme last May and now a similar redesign is rolling out to the core Docs, Sheets, and Slides productivity services on the we…
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Go Google!  Buying the Suite is one of my best decisions....

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Elon Musk unveils assembled SpaceX Starship and it's glorious

Elon Musk unveils assembled SpaceX Starship and it's glorious | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Elon Musk and SpaceX's ambitious plans to reach around the moon and all the way to Mars require a big effin' rocket. Now we know what it looks like.
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in the early days of television there was Flash Gordon, Emperor Ming and other characters flying rocket ships.....   the rockets looked similar to this...  (hopefully, once we get out there, we will not run into Ming - he was a bad dude!)

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Apple Leak Reveals Radical New iPhone XI

Apple Leak Reveals Radical New iPhone XI | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Apple's radical new iPhone upgrade has bee
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is 11 going to be the magic number?

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Disney, AT&T streaming services to test Netflix in 2019: LA Times

Disney, AT&T streaming services to test Netflix in 2019: LA Times | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Disney and WarnerMedia streaming services will give them "a lot of leverage" negotiating liecensed content with Netflix in the future, media reporter Stephen Battaglio says.
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hmmm - streaming wars ahead?

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16 apps to delete before the new year

16 apps to delete before the new year | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Want to be a better you? Rid your smartphone of apps that bring you down, waste your time, and invade your privacy.
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dare to change your habits?

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Protecting your online privacy is tough—but here's a start —

Protecting your online privacy is tough—but here's a start — | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Many decisions that affect your life are now dictated by the interpretation of your data profile rather than personal interactions. And it’s not just about advertising banners influencing the brand of the soap you buy—the same mechanics of profiling users and targeting messages apply to political campaigns and visa applications as much as supermarket metrics. When advertising looks like news and news look like entertainment, all types of content are profiled on the basis of your data.

So what story does your data tell about you?
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An interesting read….  And, somewhat akin to an old phrase that goes something along the line of “only worry about the things you can control, not the others”

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The Threat 5G Poses to Human Health

The Threat 5G Poses to Human Health | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Commentary The crime scene was straight out of an Alfred Hitchcock movie. One hundred and fifty dead bird
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is it time for someone to start yelling "danger, danger"?

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Boeing's self-flying taxi completes its first flight

Boeing's self-flying taxi completes its first flight | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Multiple companies have outlined plans for flying taxis, but Boeing just took an important step toward making them a practical reality. The aircraft maker ha
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focus has been on the self-driving cars - Boeing is going another direction....

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Starship technology robots make deliveries at George Mason

Starship technology robots make deliveries at George Mason | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
At George Mason University, a delivery from a campus grocery store will arrive via robot in 15 minutes.
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wow - used to have to get up and find food in the caff or local McD - now it is delivered (no tip required?)

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The story of Cleatus, the Fox Sports robot at the NFC Championship

The story of Cleatus, the Fox Sports robot at the NFC Championship | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Cleatus
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Cleatus is on my wish list for Christmas..

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Apple Watch Series 5 Could Have a Game-Changing New Interface, Patent Says

Apple Watch Series 5 Could Have a Game-Changing New Interface, Patent Says | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The Apple Watch Series 4 increased the smartwatch’s screen size and improved the Digital Crown so users could more intuitively interact with apps and notifications. But Apple might soon introduce a handful of gesture features that could let wearable owners navigate the next-generation Apple Watch without an
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my 4 is not even broken in yet - and the 5 is a game changer?

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New atom smasher would be world's biggest by far

New atom smasher would be world's biggest by far | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
CERN announced plans to build the Future Circular Collider (FCC), a vast particle collider that would dwarf the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
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in Europe - again....

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Motorola’s RAZR is returning as a $1,500 folding smartphone

Motorola’s RAZR is returning as a $1,500 folding smartphone | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The legendary Motorola RAZR might be making a comeback as a $1,500 foldable screen smartphone. It could launch as early as February as a Verizon exclusive, courtesy of new parent company Lenovo.
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who is going to make the most expensive phone?

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So You Automated Your Coworkers Out of a Job

So You Automated Your Coworkers Out of a Job | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
During his first day on the job at a small 3D-modelling company, Griffith noticed that his new colleagues’ workstations were hopelessly out of date. So he took the initiative to suggest some automation upgrades to the higher-ups, who concurred. Two years later, 20 employees—some of them good friends—were out of work.
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a wise man once suggested, technology is moving faster than humanity can absorb it.....

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Italy rejigs measures to spur sale of green cars

Italy rejigs measures to spur sale of green cars | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The new measures, which still need to be approved in the lower house, will come into effect on March 1 and last to the end of 2021
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HOT Italian car....   uhm, i'll go with a Ferrari instead...

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Why you should use a VPN in 2019

Why you should use a VPN in 2019 | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
It’s time to start using a VPN. Here’s why–and three good choices to get your started.
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it makes a huge difference - for many reasons....   but, remember - nothing is free - best to avoid the so called free VPN - they need to make money - somehow....

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Meet the 400-mile electric pickup truck Tesla should watch out for

Meet the 400-mile electric pickup truck Tesla should watch out for | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Although Rivian is still a very new brand, the R1T looks promising.
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"power" - but not under the hood...  zero to 100 in.....

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