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Depth-sensing walker monitors and connects the elderly and mobility impaired

By |May 31st, 2016|

 The so-called Internet of Things is often underwhelming — who really needs a tweeting oven? — but inspiring applications of embedded sensors and ubiquitous connectivity still appear, and sometimes from the most unexpected places. Take this smart walker, for instance: The same tech that goes into tacky toys and frivolous appliances could help an aging --> READ MORE

7 of the Internet’s best animated 404 pages

By |May 31st, 2016|

 Gone are the days where a humorous picture or phrase will get your site’s 404 page noticed. In a version of the Internet where GIFs are the new text and videos are the new photos, it’s going to take a lot more than a witty phrase to stand out amongst the crowd. But, we were surprised to see that --> READ MORE

Not all startups need the bright lights of the big city

By |May 31st, 2016|

 In an office park overlooking a lake in Southern New Hampshire, Rajesh Mishra is working to change how cell networks are created. Rajesh and his company, Parallel Wireless, along with a dozen or so other nearby startups in Southern New Hampshire, are taking on a variety of challenges that face tech infrastructure that most people --> READ MORE

Facebook spares humans by fighting offensive photos with AI

By |May 31st, 2016|

 Facebook’s artificial intelligence systems now report more offensive photos than humans do, marking a major milestone in the social network’s battle against abuse, the company tells me. AI could quarantine obscene content before it ever hurts the psyches of real people. Facebook’s success in ads has fueled investments into the science of AI and machine --> READ MORE

Robots date, mate, and procreate 3D printed offspring in ‘Robot Baby’ project

By |May 31st, 2016|

 Researchers in the Netherlands claim to have created the world’s first “robots that procreate.” What does that mean exactly? Well, child, when two robots’ fitness evaluation algorithms come to a successful conclusion, something beautiful happens. You’ll know when you’re older — or if you scroll down. “This breakthrough is a significant first step… Read More --> READ MORE

Periscope introduces real-time comment moderation

By |May 31st, 2016|

 Livestreaming app Periscope is rolling out a new experiment with real-time comment moderation, the company announced today. While its parent company Twitter has struggled over the years with spam and abuse — without much success, let’s be honest — Periscope is aiming to go a different route with the introduction of a community-policed system where users can --> READ MORE

Y Combinator announces basic income pilot experiment in Oakland

By |May 31st, 2016|

 Y Combinator announced today that it would launch its first basic income experiment in Oakland, CA. The startup accelerator began researching the concept of basic income last fall and will soon start paying salaries. Read More Source: News

Energysquare is a wireless phone charging pad that doesn’t use induction

By |May 31st, 2016|

 Meet Energysquare, a thin charging pad made so that you don’t have to plug in your phone charger ever again. Energysquare doesn’t rely on induction like most wireless chargers out there. Instead, Energysquare uses a conductive surface as well as a sticker on the back of your phone. The company is currently doing a Kickstarter --> READ MORE

Inventory shortages may herald rebirth of Apple’s aging Thunderbolt Display

By |May 31st, 2016|

 Apple’s Thunderbolt Display, first introduced in the summer of 2011, may be getting a refresh at WWDC, if inventory shortages at retail stores are any indication. Just try getting one at your local Apple store — dozens of locations near me are “ship to store” only, suggesting (as is often the case before a refresh) --> READ MORE

Xbox One price drops to $299 just in time before unveiling slim Xbox One at E3

By |May 31st, 2016|

 Microsoft just dropped the price of its gaming console. The Xbox One now costs $299 in the U.S. with a 500GB hard drive, or €299 in Europe. For $319, you get a 1TB hard drive. And bundles also get a $50 price cut. Interestingly, this news comes right before E3. Microsoft is set to announce --> READ MORE