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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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Intel launches Broadwell-H chips for desktops and laptops, but world waits for 'Skylake'

Intel launches Broadwell-H chips for desktops and laptops, but world waits for 'Skylake' | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
The Broadwell-H line will serve as a stopgap until its next "Skylake" chips roll out later this year.
Al Cannistra's insight:
The future is Skylake - hopefully by EOY
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Apple CEO Tim Cook blasts government, private companies for strip-mining user privacy | ExtremeTech

Apple CEO Tim Cook blasts government, private companies for strip-mining user privacy  | ExtremeTech | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Tim Cook gave another strongly-worded speech in favor of user privacy and the importance of strong encryption this week, but the Apple CEO has yet to speak to some of the underlying reasons for why users treat privacy so cavalierly.
Al Cannistra's insight:

need more like him to speak out on this...

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Elon Musk's Hyperloop Is Set to Break Ground Between San Francisco and LA | VICE | United States

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Is Set to Break Ground Between San Francisco and LA | VICE | United States | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
The project is still in its infancy, but this is the first step toward turning Musk's futuristic tubular bullet train thingy into a reality.
Al Cannistra's insight:

"we arrive in about 30 minutes as soon as we leave".....   oh lordy - take it easy on the breaks....  

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NASA to test flying saucer above Hawaii - CNN.com

NASA to test flying saucer above Hawaii - CNN.com | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
U.S. space agency NASA is to carry out a second test flight of a flying saucer-shaped craft intended to help future spaceships land on Mars.
Al Cannistra's insight:

finally - maybe the little green guys will pay attention and stop in for a visit....

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Google launches new Photos app with editing tools and free unlimited storage

Google launches new Photos app with editing tools and free unlimited storage | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Google spins out the best parts of Google+ into new stand-alone app.
Al Cannistra's insight:

another cool tool....

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This Bizarre New Bug Is Causing iPhones to Melt Down

This Bizarre New Bug Is Causing iPhones to Melt Down | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
It's reportedly generated by a specific single line of text
Al Cannistra's insight:

if the bad guys would only convert to being good guys - imagine how humanity could accelerate....

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Sea turtle given a 3D-printed jaw implant after boat accident

Human activity almost killed this loggerhead sea turtle in Turkey, but a group of doctors and researchers are looking to right that wrong with a 3D-printed prosthetic. The turtle, which is marked...
Al Cannistra's insight:

hi tech saving lives...  it's a winner......

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This Robot Learned to Make a Salad by Watching YouTube

This Robot Learned to Make a Salad by Watching YouTube | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
It's named Julia, of course.
Al Cannistra's insight:

ABSOLUTELY no x-rated videos for robots....   last thing we need is baby robots on welfare...

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Cyber Crime Cost Americans $800,492,073 Last Year

Cyber Crime Cost Americans $800,492,073 Last Year | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
“Confidence Fraud/Romance” scams comprised $86,713,003 of 2014 losses.
Al Cannistra's insight:

expensive price tag....

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Inside America's Next Spyplane

Inside America's Next Spyplane | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Born in the spy-vs.-spy cauldron of the Cold War, the iconic SR-71 “Blackbird” remains the fastest air-breathing military aircraft the world has known. It flew so high and so fast that enemy defenses were powerless to intercept it. Eventually, satellite technology and advanced radar eroded its advantage. 
Al Cannistra's insight:

faster than a speeding bullet seems meaningless.....

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The drone that flies itself

The drone that flies itself | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Just throw this drone in the air and it follows you around. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout speaks to the people behind the Lily camera.
Al Cannistra's insight:

they are multiplying - but this one is kinda cool....

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Death and the unplugged SSD: How much you really need to worry about data retention

Death and the unplugged SSD: How much you really need to worry about data retention | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Unless you live in Death Valley with no AC, your data will not disappear from your SSD in a few days. And likely not even then.
Al Cannistra's insight:

do you have an SSD?  (hint, you probably do)

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Throw this drone into the air and it'll follow you around, taking pictures

Throw this drone into the air and it'll follow you around, taking pictures | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Presales of the new Lily camera drone began on Tuesday ahead of a launch in early 2016.
Al Cannistra's insight:

I have not been a drone fan (except for military use) - but this thing is - well, kinda cool.... I want one


hmmm - I wonder what is does if I go in the house - (the sound of breaking glass would not be good :-) - nah )

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Tech cities in Texas are the fastest growing in the U.S.

Tech cities in Texas are the fastest growing in the U.S. | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Maybe it's the climate, the low taxes, or the friendliness, but whatever it is, Texas is king at attracting population growth in the United States.
Al Cannistra's insight:

San Antonio is quickly becoming a hub for biotechnology and cyber security firms, which are becoming all the more important in an increasingly data-driven and interconnected online environment.


#sanantonio

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Welcome to Twitter Town Where All Local Services Are Provided via Twitter

Welcome to Twitter Town Where All Local Services Are Provided via Twitter | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
In the Spanish town of Jun you can call the street cleaner or the police with a tweet
Al Cannistra's insight:

From Spain - what a concept...

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Amazon massively expands free same-day Prime delivery in the U.S.

Amazon massively expands free same-day Prime delivery in the U.S. | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Want that HDMI cable today for online prices? Amazon's got you covered if you live in one of these 14 metropolitan areas.
Al Cannistra's insight:

it's a bird - it's a plane - it's an Amazon delivery drone - well, maybe not yet....

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This Is Google's Plan for Internet-Connected Everything

This Is Google's Plan for Internet-Connected Everything | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Meet 'Project Brillo'
Al Cannistra's insight:

inevitable huge jump for mankind - how do we adjust?

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Mystery radio signals that baffled astronomers for years came from the staff microwave

Beginning in the late '90s, once or twice a year, astronomers operating the telescope at the Parkes Observatory in New South Wales, Australia would pick up mysterious radio signals. These signals...
Al Cannistra's insight:

ooops.....

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Could we program a believable reality?

Could we program a believable reality? | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Video game designer Jesse Schell explains why it is hard to create an alternate reality. It's not just about the three dimensions; you'd have to create all the other senses. Could a computer handle all that?
Al Cannistra's insight:

is the holodeck far from reality - probably not....

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10 utterly wonderful technologies you shouldn't buy yet

10 utterly wonderful technologies you shouldn't buy yet | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
These are great! But be patient, 'cause they need a bit more time to be fully baked.
Al Cannistra's insight:

i don't know - if you can afford it, why not (it is fun being the first kid on the block with a new tow)  :-)

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Super substance may yield tech 'miracles'​ - CNN Video

Super substance may yield tech 'miracles'​ - CNN Video | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Scientists are finding new ways to use graphene, a one-atom thick substance that could be the key to life changing products. CNN's Thom Patterson reports.
Al Cannistra's insight:

the key to new technology?

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JOHN KERRY CALLS FOR THE INTERNET TO BE PLACED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE UNITED NATIONS

JOHN KERRY CALLS FOR THE INTERNET TO BE PLACED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE UNITED NATIONS | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
In a speech today in South Korea, Secretary of State John Kerry said that the Internet "needs rules to be able to flourish and work properly." This, according to Kerry, is necessary even for "a tec...
Al Cannistra's insight:

Why don't we just hand over the keys to the USA to the UN and let them decide our fate? 


Maybe obummer has bigger ideas - give all to the UN and then he runs the UN - a vision toward world emperor 

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Maker Faire: Pancake Printers, an Electric Giraffe and So Much More

Maker Faire: Pancake Printers, an Electric Giraffe and So Much More | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Passionate makers bring their latest wares to an annual festival where creativity meets tech
Al Cannistra's insight:

uhmmm - OK....   someday we walk up to a cubicle and say "pancakes hot" and they materialize....

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Skype's amazing real-time Translator Preview now available to all

Skype's amazing real-time Translator Preview now available to all | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Forget about signing up, just download the futuristic Skype app from the Windows Store.
Al Cannistra's insight:

another step for mankind - as we prepare to go off planet.....

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