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In Silicon Valley, the homeless illustrate a growing divide
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) - In the same affluent, suburban city where Google built its headquarters, Tes Saldana lives in a crowded but tidy camper she parks on the street. She concedes it's "not a very nice living situation," but it also is not unusual. ...[Read more]
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Heathrow Airport Top Secret Data Reportedly Found on USB Stick Left in Street
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Earlier in the day, the Sunday Mirror newspaper reported that an unemployed man had found a USB stick containing sensitive information about the type of IDs needed to access restricted areas at the airport, the location of CCTV cameras, a patrol timetable ...[Read more]
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Who Takes the Rap for Robots? Robot Developer Probes Tech’s Moral Side
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"From a moral point of view, how will machines make decisions, when they have this ability? Who will be responsible for errors in decision-making by machines that have learned independently?" are some of the pertinent questions, Zabala said. ...[Read more]
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Putin Reveals What Future Technology Will Be More Terrible Than a Nuclear Bomb
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Speaking to participants of the World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi, Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed the future technology he believes can prove to be more terrible than nuclear weapons. According to the president, genetic programming ...[Read more]
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Verizon is disconnecting 8,500 customers who need its service the most
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Back in June, reports first started surfacing of Verizon disconnecting customers in rural areas who were using too much data on Verizon partner networks. At the time, Verizon downplayed the changes as only affecting a “small group” of customers whose ...[Read more]
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These drones can plant 100,000 trees a day
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It’s simple maths. We are chopping down about 15 billion trees a year and planting about 9 billion. So there’s a net loss of 6 billion trees a year. Hand planting trees is slow and expensive. To keep pace with the tractors and bulldozers clearing vast ...[Read more]
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Has China created Nasa’s ‘impossible engine’?
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A new video claims that scientists in China have created a working prototype of the 'impossible' fuel-free engine. The radical EmDrive has been hypothesised for years by Nasa, but the space agency has been unable to create a working version. If the physic ...[Read more]
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China eclipses Europe as 2020 solar power target is smashed
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China has reached its 2020 solar power target three years ahead of schedule, after installed capacity topped well over its 105GW target. Europe has been urged to show similar ambition. ...[Read more]
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Film lays bare toxic impact of our dependence on tech gadgets
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A new documentary from American filmmaker Sue Williams, Death by Design, holds up a mirror to modern consumers, exposing the environmental and health costs of our reliance on devices that have depressingly short lifespans ...[Read more]
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Smart Device Breaks Up Domestic Dispute By Calling the Police
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We a€™re gradually learning that smart home devices can be quite valuable for police. Following a recent case in which Amazon handed over data from its Echo device to police investigating a murder, a smart device called the police when a couple was alle ...[Read more]
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Supreme Court should stop companies from spying on consumers
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“My Friend Cayla” is your child’s new high-tech best friend. The doll tells your child what she’d like to do or places she’d like to go. She loves the song “Let it Go,” for example, and dreams of going to Disneyland. But My Friend Cayla isn ...[Read more]
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