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Technology News


Tech News Monthly

May 2018


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by Lumi IT

on May 02, 2018

 
 

Ground-rescue snake robots, virtual reality theme parks, redesigned Braille - this month’s edition of Tech News Monthly will look at some of the latest innovations in the tech world, as well as recent updates on self-driving cars, smart cities, and cybersecurity.

 

Ground-rescue snake robots, virtual reality theme parks, redesigned Braille. This month’s edition of Tech News Monthly will look at some of the latest innovations in the tech world, as well as recent updates on self-driving cars, smart cities, and cybersecurity.

 
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Made in China 2025: Beijing's manufacturing blueprint and why the world is concerned

Policy documents don't usually attract this much attention, but China's hi-tech manufacturing plan could have a dramatic effect on global trade.

 
 
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Snakebot named ground rescue robot of the year

The Robotics Institute's multi-jointed Snakebot robot, which was deployed to search for survivors following the Mexico City earthquake last fall, has been named Ground Rescue Robot of the Year by the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue.

 
 
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What is mobile phone radiation and how safe is it?

Radio frequency does interact with your body, but researchers are yet to nut out exactly what its effects are.

 
 
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Kids, Meet Alexa, Your AI Mary Poppins

Amazon has announced new kid-friendly features and parental controls for the Echo home assistant. What do AI experts think about encouraging kids to spend more time with Alexa?

 
 
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China’s new sci-fi amusement park is powered entirely by virtual reality rides

China's Oriental Science Fiction Valley amusement park is the latest to capitalize on the rise of virtual reality with 35 rides and experiences powered by VR. VR entertainment could represent an $8.4 billion industry by 2020 for China.

 
 
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Tesla driver loses license after moving to passenger seat with Autopilot on

A U.K. Tesla owner starred in a video that cost him driving privileges for 18 months. He was seen riding in the passenger seat with autopilot turned on. The driver told police officers his car was amazing but admits what he did was "silly."

 
 
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How the internet tricks you out of privacy using 'dark patterns' of design

Digital design nudges and tricks you into sharing more than you want to online.

 
 
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Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Tennis ball bots, eco-straws, smart swear jars

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

 
 
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How Small Businesses Can Thrive in the Age of AI

What are the benefits of AI for small businesses, and how can entrepreneurs embrace this technology now?

 
 
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Even the smallest of Dutch towns are becoming smart

An increasing number of Dutch towns and cities use street sensors and big data to tackle societal problems. From smart lighting to artificial intelligence that spots violent behaviour in surveillance footage, smart technology is booming in the Netherlands.

 
chinese-man-in-warehouse-manufacturing-business-automation
Made in China 2025: Beijing's manufacturing blueprint and why the world is concerned

Policy documents don't usually attract this much attention, but China's hi-tech manufacturing plan could have a dramatic effect on global trade.

snakebot-ground-rescue-robot-IT-automation
Snakebot named ground rescue robot of the year

The Robotics Institute's multi-jointed Snakebot robot, which was deployed to search for survivors following the Mexico City earthquake last fall, has been named Ground Rescue Robot of the Year by the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue.

illustration-man-with-glasses-holding-ringing-or-buzzing-smartphone-SAAS-software-development
What is mobile phone radiation and how safe is it?

Radio frequency does interact with your body, but researchers are yet to nut out exactly what its effects are.

child-in-his-bed-facing-a-green-amazon-alexa-bespoke-IT-Solutions
Kids, Meet Alexa, Your AI Mary Poppins

Amazon has announced new kid-friendly features and parental controls for the Echo home assistant. What do AI experts think about encouraging kids to spend more time with Alexa?

two-people-on-a-virtual-reality-rollercoaster-wearing-VR-headsets-with-their-hands-in-the-air-API-integration
China’s new sci-fi amusement park is powered entirely by virtual reality rides

China's Oriental Science Fiction Valley amusement park is the latest to capitalize on the rise of virtual reality with 35 rides and experiences powered by VR. VR entertainment could represent an $8.4 billion industry by 2020 for China.

tech-news-tesla-driver-loses-license
Tesla driver loses license after moving to passenger seat with Autopilot on

A U.K. Tesla owner starred in a video that cost him driving privileges for 18 months. He was seen riding in the passenger seat with autopilot turned on. The driver told police officers his car was amazing but admits what he did was "silly."

internet-dark-patterns-privacy
How the internet tricks you out of privacy using 'dark patterns' of design

Digital design nudges and tricks you into sharing more than you want to online.

closeup-of-hands-reading-a-red-outlined-new-braille-language
Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Tennis ball bots, eco-straws, smart swear jars

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

man-holding-ipad-with-futuristic-brain-and-circuits-hologram-digital-transformation
How Small Businesses Can Thrive in the Age of AI

What are the benefits of AI for small businesses, and how can entrepreneurs embrace this technology now?

small-smart-dutch-town-IT-automation
Even the smallest of Dutch towns are becoming smart

An increasing number of Dutch towns and cities use street sensors and big data to tackle societal problems. From smart lighting to artificial intelligence that spots violent behaviour in surveillance footage, smart technology is booming in the Netherlands.

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