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Gitanjali Rao: Time magazine names teenage inventor its first ‘kid of the year’

The 15-year-old scientist has used technology to address contaminated drinking water, opioid addiction and cyberbullyingA 15-year-old scientist and inventor has been named as Time magazine’s first “kid of the year”.Gitanjali Rao, from Denver, Colorado, has invented new technologies across a range of fields, including a device that can identify lead in drinking water, and an app and Chrome extension that uses artificial intelligence to detect cyberbullying. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Technology, Media, World news, US news, Magazines, Time Magazine, Gitanjali Rao, Denver Colorado


Razer's Latest Wireless Earbuds Add Noise Cancelling and Keep the Incredible Bass

Earlier this year, Razer, a brand synonymous with gaming accessories, proved its hardware isn’t just for gamers when it introduced its Opus wireless headphones that offered a Sony-like experience for just $200. As a follow-up, the company is updating its Hammerhead True Wireless earbuds with a new Pro version that…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Audio, Tech, Headphones, Sony, Wireless, Razer, Earbuds, Consumer Tech, Active Noise Cancelling, Hammerhead True Wireless, Hammerhead True Wireless Pro


Time magazine names teenage inventor its first 'kid of the year'

Gitanjali Rao has used technology to address contaminated drinking water, opioid addiction and cyberbullying A 15-year-old scientist and inventor has been named as Time magazine’s first “kid of the year”.Gitanjali Rao, from Denver, Colorado, has invented new technologies across a range of fields, including a device that can identify lead in drinking water, and an app and Chrome extension that uses artificial intelligence to detect cyberbullying. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Technology, Media, World news, US news, Magazines, Time Magazine, Gitanjali Rao, Denver Colorado


Feds Claim the Patriot Act Allowed Them to Log Visitors to Websites

Letters produced by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and obtained by the New York Times show that the U.S. government has interpreted Section 215 of the Patriot Act as giving it the power to monitor who visits certain websites and when, with minimal oversight.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Nsa, Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Surveillance, Fbi, New York Times, National Security Agency, Dni, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, Warrantless Surveillance, Section 215


With Google Authenticator's Latest iOS Update, You Really Have No Excuse Now

Google Authenticator users on iOS are finally getting a useful security update that their comrades on Android got months ago.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Ios, Google, Security, Science, Consumer Tech, Google Authenticator


Hackers Target Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution 'Cold Chain,' Though Motives Remain Unknown

Hackers “assumed to be state agents” have been waging a phishing campaign against pharmaceutical firms and other institutions involved in the forthcoming distribution of a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, IBM announced on Thursday.Read more...
Tags: Health, Security, Science, Technology, Crime, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Hackers, Ibm, Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


NASA selects four companies for Moon material collection as it seeks to set precedent on private sector outer space mining

NASA has selected the winning candidates that they’ve decided to tap to collect lunar resources for eventual Earth return, from a number of commercial companies who applied. The four companies all have rides booked on future commercial lunar lander missions, and the agency is using this as a demonstration of what kinds of efficiencies it can realize by piggybacking on private industry for serving its needs – and a precedent-setting event for NASA paying private companies to retrieve materials...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Europe, Space, Japan, Science, Colorado, Gold, Tech, Nasa, Moon, Mars, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Artemis, Blue Origin


These Scammy 5G Router Cages Have Michael Faraday Rolling in His Grave

While products that promise to protect you from radiation are far from new, now so-called Faraday router cages that claim to block harmful electromagnetic field radiation (and also 5G signal) are proliferating on Amazon.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Gadgets, Science, Wifi, Routers, 5g, Faraday, Consumer Tech, Michael Faraday, Amazon Read, 5g Conspiracy Theories


Google Is Supercharging Emoji Remixing with Emoji Kitchen in Gboard

Google is pushing out a handful of last-minute Android updates before the end of the year, including a huge update to its delightful Emoji Kitchen feature in Gboard. Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Accessibility, Emoji, Google Maps, Google Play Books, Gboard, Android updates, Emoji Remix


AI’s next act: Genius chips, programmable silicon and the future of computing

Marshall Choy Contributor Share on Twitter Marshall leads product at SambaNova, bringing decades of deep enterprise hardware and software experience with industry leaders including Oracle and Sun. If only 10% of the world had enough power to run a cell phone, would mobile have changed the world in the way that it did? It’s often said the future is already here — just not evenly distributed. That’s especially true in the world ...
Tags: Column, Science, Hardware, Tech, Intel, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Gpu, Oracle, Neural Networks, Google Here, Natural Language Processing, Moore, NLP, Dennard, Artificial General Intelligence


Snag an Apple Watch SE for $20 off Today

Apple Watch SE (44mm) | $280 | AmazonRead more...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Amazon deals, Apple deals


You'll Be Perfectly Happy With the Fitbit Versa 3

Fitbit’s Versa line of smartwatches has always been a winner: They’re less hideous than the Ionic and the Blaze (which we’re still trying to forget), less expensive than most of the competition, and decently full-featured. The Fitbit Versa 3 continues that steady, dependable, and affordable tradition, though the…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Smartwatches, Fitbit, Fitbit Versa 3, Fitnesst Rackers, Fitbit Versa 3 Review


Everlywell raises $175 million to expand virtual care options and scale its at-home health testing

Digital health startup Everlywell has raised a $175 million Series D funding round, following relatively fast on the heels of a $25 million Series C round it closed in February of this year. The Series D included a host of new investors, including BlackRock, The Chernin Group (TCG), Foresite Capital, Greenspring Associates, Morningside Ventures and Portfolio, along with existing investors including Highland Capital Partners, which led the Series C round. The startup has now raised ov...
Tags: Health, Food, Startups, TC, Science, Funding, Articles, Tech, Ceo, Walgreens, United States, Healthcare, Fda, Biotech, Driver, Target


Google Hit With Surprise Labor Rights Complaint Over Fired Workers

The National Labor Relations Board filed a surprise complaint on Wednesday accusing Google of illegally surveilling and firing two workers who had tried to form a union at the tech giant. What’s so surprising? The Trump administration isn’t exactly known as a defender of labor rights.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Workers, Labor Rights, Workers Rights, National Labor Relations Board, Trump, Laurence Berland, Kathryn Spiers


Google To Shut Down 3D Platform Poly Next Year

Google announced in a Wednesday email that it plans to shut down its 3D-object creation and library platform, Poly, next year, making it the latest of the company’s AR/VR projects to fall into obsolescence. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Projects, Assets, Creation, Poly, AR VR, Arvr, Library Platform


Google TV's Newest Feature Will Help You Train It to Suggest Better Recommendations

One of the best things about Google TV is the way it integrates a wide range of streaming services to better surface content that’s relevant to you. Google is rolling out a new feature this week to make those recommendations even better by allowing you to tweak and share your preferences. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Streaming, Streaming Video, Consumer Tech, Google TV


The DJI Mini 2 Is a Great Step Up

As a wannabe cinematographer who salivates over gorgeous aerial shots from directors like Denis Villeneuve, drones are just damn fun to film with and fly. But I’ve been on a hunt for the drone for me and my artistic aspirations (and if I can save a few bucks, that would be great too). Drones are either cheap, flimsy,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Drones, Commerce, Dji, Consumer Tech, Denis Villeneuve, DJI Mini 2, Dji Mini 2 Review


The Vizio Elevate's Rotating Speakers Are a Clever Dolby Atmos Solution

Dolby Atmos soundbars have a problem: They struggle to simulate height. Regardless of how many drivers a speaker has or how fancy its room-tuning audio is, you can tell the sound isn’t coming from above you. That kind of sucks when you have a fancy home theater setup but the spaceships on-screen don’t sound like…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Gadgets, Science, Home Theater, Soundbars, Dolby Atmos, Consumer Tech, Vizio Elevate, It Rotates, Vizio Elevate Review


Researchers created a 'Google Map' of the universe, with a million newly discovered galaxies

A map of the universe created with the help of the CSIRO Rapid ASKAP Continuum Survey (or RACS). CSIRO Astronomers have mapped about a million previously undiscovered galaxies beyond the Milky Way. To make the map, referred to as "the Google Map of the Universe," the team used radio telescopes to scour the night sky. The team surveyed 83% of the sky in just 10 days.  You can take a tour of the 3-D map below.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Astronomers have mapped about...
Tags: Google, Space, Science, Australia, Trends, Earth, Universe, Google Maps, Galaxy, Southern Hemisphere, CSIRO, Sydney University, ASKAP, Southern Hemisphere Indigenous, Astronomy and Space Science, Aidan Hotan CSIRO


Apple Might Soon Be Embracing Mini-LEDs in a Major Way

Now that the transition to Apple Silicon is well underway, it seems like Apple could be gearing up for a rapid shift to mini-LED displays too.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Science, Macbook Pro, Consumer Tech, Mini Led, Apple Silicon


Space Perspective raises $7M for its plan to ferry tourists to the edge of space

Space tourism startup Space Perspective has raised a new $7 million in seed funding, from investors including Prime Movers Lab and Base Ventures . The company, founded by Jane Poynter and Taber MacCallum, who previously founded stratospheric balloon company World View, is focused on developing Spaceship Neptune, a pressurized passenger capsule that is meant to be carried by an ultra-high altitude balloon to the very edge of space to provide passengers with an unparalleled view. Spaceship...
Tags: Startups, TC, Space, Science, Tech, Ceo, Space Tourism, Aerospace, Neptune, World View, Atlantic Ocean, World View Enterprises, Outer Space, Jane Poynter, MACCALLUM, Ryan Hartman


Wednesday's Best Deals: New M1 MacBooks, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Christmas Tree Skirts, Switch Pro Controller Bundle, Too Faced Lipstick, and More

Apple’s new MacBooks and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate lead Wednesday’s best deals.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Kinja Deals, Science


'There's a gaping hole in our knowledge': the scientists studying why gamers invert their controls

Our article asking why so many players invert their controls provoked a fierce debate that has now caught the attention of researchers into visual perceptionIt is one of the most contentious aspects of video game playing – a debate where opposing sides literally cannot see each other’s perspective. When the Guardian ran an article asking why a large minority of game players invert the Y axis on their controls – meaning that they push their joypad’s thumb stick down to move upwards on the screen ...
Tags: Psychology, Games, Science, Technology, Culture, Guardian


Apple's Best Apps of the Year Reflect the Shitshow That Was 2020

Each December, Apple picks the best App Store games and apps that debuted or rose to popularity in the preceding year. It’s usually a hodge-podge of social apps, wellness services, and addictive games with a few under-the-radar surprises for good measure. But in the year 2020, which forced us all to stay at home in…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Consumer Tech, Iosapps, Is 2020 Over Yet


Massachusetts Lawmakers Voted To Ban Police From Using Facial Recognition Tech

Massachusetts lawmakers voted on Monday to pass a police reform bill that would outlaw the use of facial recognition technology by police departments and other public agencies in the state. Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Massachusetts, Bill, Police Departments, Recognition, George Floyd, Police Reform Bill


A North Carolina scientist says chocolate, tea fight COVID-19

Coronavirus in Context is a weekly newsletter where we bring you facts that matter about the COVID-19 pandemic and the technology trying to stop its spread. You can subscribe here. Hola pandemic pals, Let’s dive right in. I was researching for this newsletter this morning when I came across this glorious headline from WRAL TechWire:Eager to get schooled, I read the article then did some research on the professor making the recommendations.Dr. Deyu Xie, a plant microbiology expert from North Caro...
Tags: Startups, Science, Newsletter, Tech, North Carolina, North Carolina State University, WRAL, Coronavirus, Deyu Xie


YouTube TV Is Losing Another Sports Channel Owned by Sinclair

Well, it looks like YouTube TV is losing another sports channel.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Youtube, Streaming, Live TV, Sinclair, YouTube TV, Youtubetv, Streaming Wars


Why Did I Hoard This Shit?

If you’re anything at all like me—and God, I hope you’re not—you never throw anything that uses electricity out, and have developed an elaborate series of dubious justifications to explain why it is actually perfectly rational. Maybe, after all, you’ll need that USB-A to RCA converter cable in the future, or you’ll…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Technology, Moving, Hoarding, Garbage, Useless, Pathology


The Best iPhone Home Screen Widgets We've Found So Far

iOS 14 is here, which means iPhone owners can at long last start experimenting with home screen widgets, just like Android users have been able to do for years. If you’re not clear how to start customizing, we’ve shown you how here.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Mobile, Science, Widgets


Washington state launches 'WA Notify,' an anonymous, data-secure app through which COVID-19 positive users can anonymously notify exposure others who have been within 6 feet of them

Washington Department of Health A new app launched by the Washington State Department of Health and developed in conjunction with the University of Washington seeks to notify users if they have been exposed to COVID-19. The app is voluntary and data-secure and is seen as a complementary tool for testing and contact tracing, according to Gov. Jay Inslee's office. The app launched Monday as COVID-19 cases remained high in Washington state, with state hospitals nearly running out of capacity...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Technology, Privacy, Cdc, Washington, Trends, Tech News, Washington State, University of Washington, Inslee, Jay Inslee, Seattle Times, Washington State Department of Health, Washington Department of Health



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