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GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY - curated by Al Cannistra. A look through the window of new and enhance global technology. Improving life - or taking control? #SanAntonioONE #GlobalTechnologyToday #AlCannistra  
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Scientists Teach Robot To Mimic Human Facial Expressions With Deep Learning

Scientists Teach Robot To Mimic Human Facial Expressions With Deep Learning | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Researchers used deep learning neural networks that allowed EVA to self-learn how to smile and mirror human facial expressions.
Al Cannistra's insight:

I wonder if the robot will get facial wrinkles and puffy eyes?

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Apple Just Issued This Major Warning to Users With Older iPhones

Apple Just Issued This Major Warning to Users With Older iPhones | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Many people stay up-to-date with the newest devices, but for those who don't, Apple just released this urgent warning for older iPhones.
Al Cannistra's insight:

the facts of life....  endless updates!

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'Solar Canals' Could Save 63 Billion Gallons of Water Annually | IE

'Solar Canals' Could Save 63 Billion Gallons of Water Annually | IE | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Adding solar panels over waterways with suspension cables makes them double up as parasols.
Al Cannistra's insight:

more green - less fires... 

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Time to Switch Over to a More Resilient Internet Protocol | IE

Time to Switch Over to a More Resilient Internet Protocol | IE | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Is it time to say goodbye to our old Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and switch to QUIC for faster, more reliable, and safer internet? It seems so.
Al Cannistra's insight:

QUIC - coming soon to a computer near you!

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Closer to Nuclear Fusion: Artificial Sun Sets New Record | IE

Closer to Nuclear Fusion: Artificial Sun Sets New Record | IE | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
The device could completely revolutionize the energy landscape.
Al Cannistra's insight:

let's hope it does not get away from them....

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Apple Just Issued This Major Warning to All iPhone Users

Apple Just Issued This Major Warning to All iPhone Users | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Apple just issued a major warning to all iPhone users to update their operating system software immediately due to security concerns.
Al Cannistra's insight:

in the article...  "The company says that the release of iOS 14.6 will address 43 existing software—including some that are considered potentially seriousin the existing software—including some that are considered potentially serious"

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Why AI Will Soon Make Better Music Than Humans | IE

Why AI Will Soon Make Better Music Than Humans | IE | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
AI is changing the way we make and listen to music. Discover how deep learning is crafting the entertainment of the future.
Al Cannistra's insight:

I wonder if they can apply filters and ditch so much of the adult lyrics that have found their way into pop culture...

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New AI System May Predict When People Are Likely to Die | IE

New AI System May Predict When People Are Likely to Die | IE | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
There are times when you're most at risk of cardiac arrest! But AI can help predict high-risk times.
Al Cannistra's insight:

interesting - would you download the death app?  use it?

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New Method Could Make Charging EV's While Driving a Reality | IE

New Method Could Make Charging EV's While Driving a Reality | IE | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Researchers may have paved the way for autonomous vehicles that drive around the clock.
Al Cannistra's insight:

I suppose it could eliminate the worry over gas shortages – but then there are cyber-attacks…   and then thoughts go back to an old 1951 movie and its 2008 adaption “The Day The Earth Stood Still”

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High-Speed Propulsion System Paves Way for Hypersonic Flight | IE

High-Speed Propulsion System Paves Way for Hypersonic Flight | IE | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
A team of researchers from the University of Central Florida has found a way to stabilize the detonation required for hypersonic propulsion.
Al Cannistra's insight:

Well, I have experienced close to Mach 2- so this would be fun! But personally – I still want to experience WARP speed (much more so than being beamed somewhere and having to hope that my molecules are reassembled correctly)

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How Exascale Computing Is Changing The World

How Exascale Computing Is Changing The World | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
What can humanity do with computers that process a quintillion calculations a second? We talk to three experts about the rise of exascale supercomputing and how it's changing the world.
Al Cannistra's insight:

simple....  "If you fill a swimming pool with sand and there are a billion grains of sand in the pool, a billion pools filled with a billion grains of sand each is how many calculations per second we’re talking about."

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Someone May Be Spying on You If You Have These Apps

Someone May Be Spying on You If You Have These Apps | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Some of those apps you love and have come to rely on could be posing more of a danger than they're worth. Here's what you need to know.
Al Cannistra's insight:

I am hoping the new IOS release helps a great deal...

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Nuclear Fusion Is No Longer Science Fiction | IE

Nuclear Fusion Is No Longer Science Fiction | IE | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Nuclear fusion could modernize the entire power grid with nearly-limitless energy! But when?
Al Cannistra's insight:

"ability to produce stable plasma at temperatures topping 50 million degrees Celsius. For comparison, this is more than twice the temperature of the core of the sun!"

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Powering Tomorrow: The Creation and Future of the Hydrogen Engine

Powering Tomorrow: The Creation and Future of the Hydrogen Engine | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
An overview of hydrogen engine technology, and how hydrogen power is seen as a promising clean energy alternative.
Al Cannistra's insight:

for now, I am just going to file this under "things that go BOOM" - battery and solar cars work for me....   and for right now, the combustion engine is just fine!

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525-Foot Superyacht With Solar Sails Doesn't Require Any Wind| IE

525-Foot Superyacht With Solar Sails Doesn't Require Any Wind| IE | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
In addition to its impressive amenities including a helipad and an elevator, the superyacht concept called 'Florida' is powered by solar sails.
Al Cannistra's insight:

stunning...

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What Happened to China's Planned Underwater Rail Line to the US? | IE

What Happened to China's Planned Underwater Rail Line to the US? | IE | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
In 2014, China was planning to build a high-speed rail line that would go from Beijing to Alaska. Now, we know little about it.
Al Cannistra's insight:

I must have missed this the first time around...  no matter, even if they built it I would not ride the damn thing - ever!

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Rolls-Royce Is Working on Ultra-Luxury EV: Silent Shadow | IE

Rolls-Royce Is Working on Ultra-Luxury EV: Silent Shadow | IE | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Rolls-Royce is working on an ultra-luxurious EV called the Silent Shadow. No official launch date has been shared, but the EV will be ready this decade.
Al Cannistra's insight:

moving right to the top of my Christmas wish list....

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Google Launches Jaguar I-PACE: the First Electric Street View Car | IE

Google Launches Jaguar I-PACE: the First Electric Street View Car | IE | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Google launched its first all-electric Street View car, a Jaguar I-PACE, that measures air quality at the same time in Dublin, Ireland.
Al Cannistra's insight:

and taking it through the automatic car wash....

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This Ostrich-Like Robot Could Soon Deliver Parcels to Your Door | IE

This Ostrich-Like Robot Could Soon Deliver Parcels to Your Door | IE | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
A group from Agility Robotics published a new study on its Cassie robot, a bipedal walking machine inspired by the movements of the ostrich.
Al Cannistra's insight:

***EARLY ALERT*** Treat them nicely – they may be sentient beings in the early stage of evolution – at least in the eyes of the Kaylon Primary. AND experience suggests that would not end well for biologicals! 

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Tesla's Prototype Goes 200MPH and Has a 'Retractable' Spoiler | IE

Tesla's Prototype Goes 200MPH and Has a 'Retractable' Spoiler | IE | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Tesla is testing a high-performance Model S Plaid variant! Check out the new retractable spoiler.
Al Cannistra's insight:

200 MPH! - my fav kind of improved technology....  now all I need is a little over 3 million bucks!

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209 Seconds that will make you question your[ENTIRE EXISTENCE]

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Warrior concerto
Al Cannistra's insight:

again, the inmates of the planet are fighting or posturing - and all of it so insignificant compared to the challenge in front of us...

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The Smallest-Ever Injectable Chip Hints at a Cybernetic Medicine | IE

The Smallest-Ever Injectable Chip Hints at a Cybernetic Medicine | IE | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
The world's smallest computer chip is the size of a dust mite! Check out the future of medical tech.
Al Cannistra's insight:

Granted – medical and other advantages of an implanted chip – but then again, just like your cell phone – they can track you!

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Would you do it?

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UK Firm Close to 100M Degree Fusion Milestone | IE

UK Firm Close to 100M Degree Fusion Milestone | IE | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
UK nuclear fusion firm Tokamak Energy can be the first private company to achieve 100 million-degree plasma temperature.
Al Cannistra's insight:

can only wonder how you contain anything that reaches 100 million degrees!

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Blue Origin's Space Tourism Tickets Will Be On Sale Soon | IE

Blue Origin's Space Tourism Tickets Will Be On Sale Soon | IE | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Blue Origin is prepping its attentive audience for its upcoming tourism space flight information, which will be shared on May 5.
Al Cannistra's insight:

on the top of my Christmas wish list.....

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Is Someone Spying on Your Cell Phone? How to Tell & Stop Them

Is Someone Spying on Your Cell Phone? How to Tell & Stop Them | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
How to tell if your cell phone is being tracked, tapped or monitored by tracking or spy software. We show you how to check and what to do next.
Al Cannistra's insight:

have we become to accepting?

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