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We’re Not Data, We’re Just Friends

Sep 01, 14 We’re Not Data, We’re Just Friends

Posted by in Technology

Seventy-five years ago, on August 26, 1939, an experimental New York TV station for the first time broadcast a professional baseball game. The Brooklyn Dodgers, playing at Ebbets Field, split a double-header with the Cincinnati Reds. In the stands, 33,000 people cheered. A paltry 3,000 early-TV geeks watched at home, peering into screens the width of a toaster.

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Modern Technology Is Fast Bringing An End To The Era Of The Fighter Jet

Aug 31, 14 Modern Technology Is Fast Bringing An End To The Era Of The Fighter Jet

Posted by in Space, Technology

On Aug. 25, 1914, Lieutenant Euan Rebagliati of Britain's Royal Flying Corps climbed into the observer's seat of an Avro biplane with a rifle in the crook of his arm - not that he had realistic hopes of scoring a hit on a German. Previous attempts to pioneer aerial warfare, during the Italo-Turkish War of 1912 and the first weeks of the First World War, proved to be inept, sometimes comically so.

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Let’s Levitate

Be it fantasy or science fiction, I have always loved the idea of levitation. When I was little, movies promised me hover boards and flying cars by the turn of the century. Well, it's 2014 now and I still do not see anyone scooting by on hover boards. Maybe all that stuff about levitation technology was just a dream of the imaginative mind. Or maybe not.

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New Mobile Monitoring App Can Help Parents Track Teens’ Unsafe Smartphone Activities

Aug 29, 14 New Mobile Monitoring App Can Help Parents Track Teens’ Unsafe Smartphone Activities

Posted by in Technology

As smartphone technology and the Internet have helped connect the world, and mobile devices have made it possible for teens to access pretty much anything they want online with just a few clicks, parents can no longer rest easy believing that their kids are safe at home at the end of the day.

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Why Sleep-Texting Is As Bad As Drunk-Texting

Aug 29, 14 Why Sleep-Texting Is As Bad As Drunk-Texting

Posted by in Health, Technology

Ever feel like you’re not yourself when you first wake up? I’m not talking about a little morning grogginess. More like answering the phone when your alarm clock goes off or putting the cereal in the refrigerator and milk in the cabinet. Don’t worry. You’re not alone. A recent study sheds light on a fairly understated sleep disorder known as “sleep drunkenness.”

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Lightening The Price Of LED Bulbs

Aug 28, 14 Lightening The Price Of LED Bulbs

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Is it time to worry, fellow humans, when the smartest bulb in the room is actually an LED bulb? The Philips Hue, which arrived in late 2012, remains among the smartest, most colorful and most expensive. Here are some alternatives, all app controlled.

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Virtobots And Virtopsies

Aug 27, 14 Virtobots And Virtopsies

Posted by in An English Angle, Health, Technology

Advances in technology and medical science are constantly improving our lives and sometimes we just take all this stuff for granted. But occasionally you will come across something that catches your eye and you can’t help but think that “this is special, this will make a difference to people’s lives in a totally unexpected way.” I would like to share just such a discovery with you today.

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Qualcomm, BMW Join Up For Wireless Car Charging

Aug 27, 14 Qualcomm, BMW Join Up For Wireless Car Charging

Posted by in Automotive, Technology

Wireless electric car charging is still a few years away from appearing on big-city streets, but the technology will make an appearance at the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) Formula E Championship. BMW won the bid to provide four pace cars at the world’s first single-seat electric-car racing series.

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New Apple iPhone 6 Chip Will Monitor Your Health

Aug 26, 14 New Apple iPhone 6 Chip Will Monitor Your Health

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Apple’s iPhone already can remind about upcoming events and track fitness runs. Soon it may be able to monitor health as well. Chinese iPhone repair firm Geekbar published internal schematics of the iPhone 6 Monday revealing a new chip, codenamed Phosphorus, which purportedly will be used to gather and monitor health data.

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Ready For The Stress-Phone?

Aug 25, 14 Ready For The Stress-Phone?

Posted by in Health, Technology

The inventor has received $3 million from the National Science Foundation to perfect smart phones that are smart enough and connected enough to actually monitor the human body. That would be Cornell University engineering professor David Erickson, who will head a multidisciplinary team of investigators who intend to develop devices with diagnostics built in.

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