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'Mind-reading' device can translate your brain activity into audible sentences

'Mind-reading' device can translate your brain activity into audible sentences | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
UCSF researchers have created a veritable mind-reading implant capable of translating your brain activity into synthetic speech, and it's surprisingly accurate.
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would a device that translates brain activity to spoken words get you in trouble?

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Blueland delivers home cleaning products to your door as tablets

Blueland delivers home cleaning products to your door as tablets | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Your home cleaning products have a major carbon footprint. Several startups want to popularize a clever solution: remove the water.
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shockingly simple solution - or at least a way to make a major impact on consumer products packaging, plastics - and planet earth....  who is on board?

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Facebook lets you look up profiles by phone number provided for 2FA

Facebook lets you look up profiles by phone number provided for 2FA | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Facebook won't let users opt out of a feature that allows them to be searched by phone numbers provided for two-factor authentication.
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so you trust FB?

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The Kugelschiff by Edmonds + Lee Architects

The Kugelschiff by Edmonds + Lee Architects | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
At just 80 square feet, The Kugelschiff is a renovated Airstream Bambi II that now serves as a tech entrepreneur’s tiny home and office.
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this gives new meaning to "home office"...

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Thousands of Amazon employees are listening to you through Alexa

Thousands of Amazon employees are listening to you through Alexa | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Alexa users can disable use of their voice recordings for "the development of new features," but Amazon says their employees may still listen and analyze recordings of people who opt out.
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i have one in my bedroom...  hmmm - i suppose my snoring is not terribly exciting for them....

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A powerful spyware app now targets iPhone owners

A powerful spyware app now targets iPhone owners | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Security researchers have discovered a powerful surveillance app first designed for Android devices can now target victims with iPhones. The spy app, found by researchers at mobile security firm Lookout, said its developer abused their Apple-issued enterprise certificates to bypass the tech giant&#…
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way to go Apple...  "After researchers disclosed their findings, Apple revoked the app maker’s enterprise certificate, knocking every installed app offline and unable to run."

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A colossal elevator to space could be going up sooner than you ever imagined

A colossal elevator to space could be going up sooner than you ever imagined | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Scientists in China and Japan are working to create a space elevator, and an experiment aboard the International Space Station could help point the way.
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go for a ride anyone?

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Here's what Twitter's new app, Twttr, looks like

Here's what Twitter's new app, Twttr, looks like | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Twitter has previewed an all-new prototype app to a group of hand-picked beta testers ahead of a potential global rollout. The app is purportedly a streamlined testbed of new features.
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will it inevitably roll out?

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Facebook app developers leaked millions of user records on cloud servers, researchers say

Facebook app developers leaked millions of user records on cloud servers, researchers say | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Facebook app developers left hundreds of millions of user records exposed on a publicly visible cloud server, researchers from security firm UpGuard said. The researchers said the larger of the two data sets came from a Mexican media company called Cultura Colectiva. A 146GB data set with information like user activity, account names, and Facebook IDs was found that included more than 540 million records, the researchers said.
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such regularity making it more acceptable?

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What happened when I discovered the men I managed were paid a lot more than me

What happened when I discovered the men I managed were paid a lot more than me | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Companies have been hiding read receipts in your emails for decades. Now everyone’s doing it. Here’s how to shut that down.
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the suggestion that one disable pictures from automatically opening seems in excess if the option to open them is one click away....   emails that one tends to "open" could be the pixel carrier  - why not just accept that privacy is no more and if you open an email someone knows you did?  best to have good virus protection in case you open one that is a little bit more menacing!

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Gmail adds email scheduling and Smart Compose improvements

Gmail adds email scheduling and Smart Compose improvements | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
It’s Gmail’s 15th birthday, and Google is celebrating with a couple of minor updates. Gmail can now be used to schedule emails, and Google is improving the quality of its Smart Compose feature.
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better 15 years later than never....

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The glorious freedom of disabling read receipts

The glorious freedom of disabling read receipts | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
It’s time to reclaim your privacy–and your time–from your friends and coworkers.
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hmmm - i have blocked read receipts on email since the beginning of time - today, changed the iPhone to do the same on messages - we'll see what happens....

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A first look at Microsoft’s new Chromium-powered Edge browser

A first look at Microsoft’s new Chromium-powered Edge browser | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Microsoft is rebuilding its Edge browser on Chromium, and The Verge has secured an exclusive first look. Microsoft’s new browser supports Chrome extensions, some Edge features, and sync. It also runs very fast on Windows 10
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hmmm - right on the edge of edgeness - Edge and Chrome - together - your thoughts?

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The phones of the future are here--growing pains and all

The phones of the future are here--growing pains and all | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
A slew of experimental phones, like Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, are due to hit the market this year. But radical new design brings radical new engineering challenges.
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what next in phones?

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That mental health app might share your data without telling you

That mental health app might share your data without telling you | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Free apps marketed to people with depression or who want to quit smoking are hemorrhaging user data to third parties like Facebook and Google — but often don’t admit it in their privacy policies, new research says. The study is the latest to highlight the potential risks of entrusting sensitive health information to our phones.
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everybody knows apps can be so cool...  but at what cost?  one way or another - it is about money...

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Signal should be your primary messaging app of choice. Here’s Why.

Signal should be your primary messaging app of choice. Here’s Why. | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
No, it isn’t just for spies and whistle-blowers.
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communications privacy at the next level...

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Inside Tesla's 100% renewable design for the Gigafactory

Inside Tesla's 100% renewable design for the Gigafactory | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The factory, which currently makes battery packs and electric motors for the Model 3, will eventually be the biggest building in the world–with the world’s largest rooftop solar array.
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consider the possibilities!

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'Spaceplane' that flies 25 times faster than the speed of sound passes crucial test

'Spaceplane' that flies 25 times faster than the speed of sound passes crucial test | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
A 'spaceplane' that flies 25 times faster than the speed of sound has successfully passed a crucial testing milestone.
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one ticket on my Christmas wish list!

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Airbnb hidden camera: Family finds camera livestreaming from their rental

Airbnb hidden camera: Family finds camera livestreaming from their rental | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
After arriving at their Airbnb in Cork, Ireland, a family from New Zealand made an unsettling discovery: a hidden camera, livestreaming from the living room.
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one of a billion or two too many cameras in the world.... got one at your Airbnb?

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SEC: Amazon can't stop an investor vote on face recognition

SEC: Amazon can't stop an investor vote on face recognition | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Investor proposals limiting Amazon’s face recognition sales can now proceed after the company argued they concerned “an insignificant public policy issue.”
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can big brother be put on hold?  should it be?

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Amazon’s Project Kuiper aims to offer satellite broadband access –

Amazon’s Project Kuiper aims to offer satellite broadband access – | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Amazon is joining the race to provide affordable broadband internet access around the globe via thousands of satellites in low Earth orbit.
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Amazon - The filings lay out a plan to put 3,236 satellites in low Earth orbit...  more junk in space....

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Google Duplex starts rolling out to iPhones and more Android phones

Google Duplex starts rolling out to iPhones and more Android phones | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Google said Duplex would launch on iOS devices and other Android phones, and it looks like that’s now starting to happen. The service has appeared on a Galaxy S10 Plus, showing the rollout is underway.
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The Download

The Download | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Intel is investing $13 million in Untether AI, a startup that's working on a novel type of chip for artificial intelligence that promises to perform neural-network calculations at warp speed.
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chip that can transfer data 1,000 times faster

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Jeff Bezos’ security consultant says Saudi government hacked Amazon CEO’s phone –

Jeff Bezos’ security consultant says Saudi government hacked Amazon CEO’s phone – | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The Saudi government hacked into Jeff Bezos’ phone and accessed private information, according to new details shared by the Amazon CEO’s security consultant.
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say what?  do be careful about pictures on your phone!

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TSA to launch 3-D tech that will make going through security a walk in the park

TSA to launch 3-D tech that will make going through security a walk in the park | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The TSA has signed a $96.8 million contract with Smiths Detection, Inc. to go toward developing advanced technology at airport security checkpoints over a period of five years.
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welcome news for travel....

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