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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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COVID-19 could convince Apple to put pulse oximeter in Apple Watch

COVID-19 could convince Apple to put pulse oximeter in Apple Watch | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Apple Watch Series 6 will include a pulse oximeter to take blood-oxygen readings. Many other new features are also rumored.
Al Cannistras insight:

if FitBit can do it, why not Apple...  need an update NOW to ALL Apple Watches - like today!

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Adjust your Zoom security settings to avoid these 5 privacy issues

Adjust your Zoom security settings to avoid these 5 privacy issues | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
As people work from home in greater numbers, Zoom has become a household fixture. But like a lot of software, Zoom can be used both for good and by nefarious forces of evil who want to ruin your life one meeting at a time. You might have some privac
Al Cannistras insight:

unless you like being zoombombed....

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This is the biggest myth about self-driving cars

This is the biggest myth about self-driving cars | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
The hype about autonomous vehicles misses one key point: Humans will still be vitally necessary for a very long time.
Al Cannistras insight:

well, even the big jets "fly themselves" - but you best believe that pilot is keeping an eye on things....

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How the phone failed to make the Spanish flu crisis bearable

How the phone failed to make the Spanish flu crisis bearable | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Alexander Graham Bell’s invention was supposed to make life under quarantine bearable. But AT&T ended up begging people to stay off the line.
Al Cannistras insight:

today - we will be saved by AI - won't we?

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New App Attempts to Detect Signs of COVID-19 Using Voice Analysis

New App Attempts to Detect Signs of COVID-19 Using Voice Analysis | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
A team at Carnegie Mellon University has released an app that they say can determine whether you likely have COVID-19 — just by listening to your voice.
Al Cannistras insight:

covid-19 by voice analysis - hope it works out....

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The US Space Force Is About to Finally Leave the Planet

The US Space Force Is About to Finally Leave the Planet | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
The U.S. Space Force is scheduled to conduct its first launch on Thursday afternoon. It's expected to deliver the final part of a new communication network.
Al Cannistras insight:

Fulfilling the prophecy and “going where no man has gone before”

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An app for tracking coronavirus in your community is almost here

An app for tracking coronavirus in your community is almost here | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Knowledge is power—and when it comes to the coronavirus, it can also save lives.
Al Cannistras insight:

and another app coming soon... COVID-19...
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An Overwhelmed Italian Hospital Is 3D Printing Replacement Parts

An Overwhelmed Italian Hospital Is 3D Printing Replacement Parts | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
When an Italian hospital started to run out of ventilator valves, 3D printing firms came in to make some more on the spot.
Al Cannistras insight:

a nudge into the future = survival in Italy....

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Getting closer to no-battery devices

Getting closer to no-battery devices | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Combining wake-up receivers with the parasitic use of ambient radio waves could drastically slash IoT power consumption.
Al Cannistras insight:

no battery?  YEAH!

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Hyperloop is taking a ‘crucial’ step toward continent-wide travel

Hyperloop is taking a ‘crucial’ step toward continent-wide travel | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
A new European standard could ensure competing systems work together.
Al Cannistras insight:

i hope this gets built - experience riding hi-speed trains and the older network in Europe suggests this has a potential great benefit - economic and environmental...

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Next NASA Mars Rover Will Sport a Rock-Vaporizing Laser

Next NASA Mars Rover Will Sport a Rock-Vaporizing Laser | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
NASA equipped the 2020 Mars rover with a powerful laser, capable of vaporizing rocks. It's an extreme way of learning what they're made of.
Al Cannistras insight:

oh lordy - we can now vaporize rocks!  i think they do that on Star Trek - too....  they have this little hand held device called a phaser :-)  just kidding around, well get there too with a smaller version of this thing one day!

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Rolls-Royce Is Building Tiny Nuclear Reactors

Rolls-Royce Is Building Tiny Nuclear Reactors | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Now, the company is eyeing two sites for tiny nuclear power stations it calls “small modular reactors,” Popular Mechanics reports, in Wales and northern England — a program the UK government committed to funding in July 2019.
Al Cannistras insight:

a nuclear renaissance?

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NASA Wants to Grow a Moon Base Out of Mushrooms

NASA Wants to Grow a Moon Base Out of Mushrooms | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
"Right now, traditional habitat designs for Mars are like a turtle — carrying our homes with us on our backs — a reliable plan, but with huge energy costs."
Al Cannistras insight:

mushroom moon base.....

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FDA Blocks Apple Watch Blood-Oxygen Feature That Would Help Millions

FDA Blocks Apple Watch Blood-Oxygen Feature That Would Help Millions | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
FDA regulations block usage of a feature in Apple Watches that would help millions of users monitor their blood-oxygen levels.
Al Cannistras insight:

another day the FDA might serve best by getting out of the way!

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Andrew Bowden's curator insight, April 28, 1:07 PM
What is the FDA's reasoning behind this? Is Apple going too far?
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European engineers recommendation: stop recirculating air in buildings

European engineers recommendation: stop recirculating air in buildings | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Almost every American office building and home has this.
Al Cannistras insight:

this is HUGE - can we do it?

 

should we do it?

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How Apple and Google's coronavirus-tracking technology works

How Apple and Google's coronavirus-tracking technology works | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
The companies will build tech into their mobile software to help authorities track the spread of coronavirus. But will a critical mass of users trust them?
Al Cannistras insight:

being able to track us is a good thing - isn't it....

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Experts Warn That Hackers Can Use Zoom to Take Over Your Computer

Experts Warn That Hackers Can Use Zoom to Take Over Your Computer | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Zoom, the increasingly-popular video conferencing program, has extremely flawed cybersecurity in place. Companies like SpaceX have already banned it.
Al Cannistras insight:
not my fav app - and usually avoid any webinar that uses it... if i must use it - i delete the app immediately after the webinar....
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there is a REASON some big companies are banning it's use
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Maker Mask launches in Seattle using 3D-printing technology to produce protective gear –

Maker Mask launches in Seattle using 3D-printing technology to produce protective gear – | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Maker Mask
Al Cannistras insight:

grass roots perhaps - but what do you think - can we do this? do you have the knowledge and capacity to help? - i am already registered for Thursday... and i don't have a damn clue....

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World’s Fastest Supercomputer Finds 77 Potential COVID-19 Treatments

World’s Fastest Supercomputer Finds 77 Potential COVID-19 Treatments | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
IBM's Summit supercomputer at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee has identified 77 drug compounds that could stop the coronavirus.
Al Cannistras insight:

we may have a challenge like never before - but we have the power to fight back like never before - humanity is not toast yet!

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This AI camera spots people with coronavirus fever

This AI camera spots people with coronavirus fever | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Austin-based Athena Security first gained recognition using AI to detect firearms. It’s now tackling another public health threat.
Al Cannistras insight:

there is an app for just about everything - coming soon... COVID-19...
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Bill Gates leaves Microsoft and Berkshire boards in historic milestone for tech pioneer –

Bill Gates leaves Microsoft and Berkshire boards in historic milestone for tech pioneer – | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Bill Gates is leaving Microsoft’s board, 45 years after co-founding the company with his childhood friend Paul Allen. Gates also announced that he is stepping down from the board of Berkshire Hathaway, led by his friend and philanthropic partner Warren Buffett. Gates, 64, wrote in a post on LinkedIn…
Al Cannistras insight:

WOW!

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What is a cyber attack? Recent examples show disturbing trends

What is a cyber attack? Recent examples show disturbing trends | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
A cyber attack is an attack launched from one or more computers against another computer, multiple computers or networks. Here are some of the major recent cyber attacks and what we can learn from them.
Al Cannistras insight:

when....

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Iowa's tech meltdown could be a preview of the 2020 census

Iowa's tech meltdown could be a preview of the 2020 census | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
In the arms race to improve census outreach, few have paid attention to a looming cybersecurity threat that exists because the census is going online.
Al Cannistras insight:

scary thought!

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Why shouldn't an electric car look like a toaster?

Why shouldn't an electric car look like a toaster? | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Canoo redesigns the electric car from the ground up. It redesigns the ownership model too.
Al Cannistras insight:

it kinda does look like my toaster....  same color too.....

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Reverse search warrants turn your phone into a tracking device

Reverse search warrants turn your phone into a tracking device | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Court documents reveal previously unreported instances of the so-called “reverse search warrant”: court orders demanding that tech firms provide all the information on users in a certain geographic area at a certain time. While this tactic is relatively rare today, it holds the power to transform every internet-enabled gadget into a government tracking device.
Al Cannistras insight:

where are we headed?  scary!

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