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Robot Umpires Make Professional Baseball Debut

Robot Umpires Make Professional Baseball Debut | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Robot umpires are making their way into professional baseball, calling strikes and balls at the Atlantic League's all-star game Wednesday night.
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YOU'RE OUT! - ugh! robot umpires? even baseball will not be the same in the future......  blah!

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All the Ways Google Tracks You—And How to Stop It

All the Ways Google Tracks You—And How to Stop It | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Google knows more about you than you might think. Here's how to keep it from tracking your location, web browsing, and more.
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reminds me of words from a song...   "every breath you take"...

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HPE will acquire Seattle’s Cray for $1.3 billion in merger of storied tech brands –

HPE will acquire Seattle’s Cray for $1.3 billion in merger of storied tech brands – | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
HPE is doubling down on the supercomputing game, announcing plans Friday to acquire Seattle’s Cray for $1.3 billion in a deal that links two iconic brands in computing history. The all-cash transaction, at $35 a share, is a 17 percent premium over Thursday’s closing price of $29.81 for Cray’s stock.
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HP and Cray together!

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Workplace tracking is growing fast, but most employees don't seem conc

Workplace tracking is growing fast, but most employees don't seem conc | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
While the specter of employers widely abusing workers’ privacy looms large, it doesn’t appear to be much of a real issue in most offices, factories, and shops across the country.
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IMO – a very dangerous direction. Humanity will be lost in the future. Once again, we have not learned to manage technology nor realize its implications.

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Apple is part of the data surveillance economy

Apple is part of the data surveillance economy | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
From a consumer point of view, it’s hard to get too upset about Apple’s position on privacy, even if it’s a little complicated. The company has a strong voice in Washington, and during the Trump era, congressional Democrats may need all the help they can get to pass meaningful data privacy legislation before 2020.
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self-serving interests ?

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Microsoft sounds an alarm over facial recognition technology

Microsoft sounds an alarm over facial recognition technology | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
A new paper calls for the government to regulate facial recognition. If it doesn’t, Chinese-style monitoring could come to the United States
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Perhaps Hawking was right – technology is growing faster that humanity can learn to use it properly – who needs 200 million security cameras when you could invent something the communicator badge worn in Star Trek…..   much more efficient….

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Hear the sound of dead technology in the online museum Conserve the So

Hear the sound of dead technology in the online museum Conserve the So | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
More museums are preserving old technology, but an online archive focuses on the sound it makes. Among the relics? Apple iBooks and Nintendo controllers.
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and then they were gone...

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Not your average train | 10 of the strangest public transit systems

Not your average train | 10 of the strangest public transit systems | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it

From an underground funicular to ice buses, there are unique ways around the world to get from one end of a city to another.
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HOLY SMOKES - got to love technology!

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How to delete Google from your life

How to delete Google from your life | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Get rid of Google by deleting your account information and searching for alternative services.
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could you? yes. should you? seriously? then what?

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Where oil rigs go to die

Where oil rigs go to die | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The long read: When a drilling platform is scheduled for destruction, it must go on a thousand-mile final journey to the breaker’s yard. As one rig proved when it crashed on to the rocks of a remote Scottish island, this is always a risky business
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oil rigs - the final journey...

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10 Jobs That Will Be Taken Over By Robots In The Next 10 Years

https://youtu.be/YKXFAm6caWY
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Don't miss this one - S C A R Y !

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The 5 Backup Strategy Mistakes You've Already Made

The 5 Backup Strategy Mistakes You've Already Made | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Feeling safe and secure with your backup solution? Not so fast. Fix these mistakes now or you're at risk of catastrophic data loss.
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not something to risk

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Smart condo conundrum: Talk to appliances, or text them?

Smart condo conundrum: Talk to appliances, or text them? | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
In today's so-called smart home, you can dim the lights, order more toothpaste or tell the kids to go to bed simply by talking to a small Wifi-connected speaker, such as Amazon's (AMZN.O) Echo or Google's (GOOGL.O) Home.
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so you are still in bed - and you text your coffee pot to brew.....

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885M Mortgage, Title Docs Exposed in Data Breach

885M Mortgage, Title Docs Exposed in Data Breach | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
“On May 24th, First American learned of a design defect in one of its production applications that made possible unauthorized access to customer data,” First American released in a statement to USA Today. “Security, privacy and confidentiality are of the highest priority and we are committed to protecting our customers’ information.”
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technology is failing us in some ways....   this time - potentially 885 MILLION times! or are we suppose to shrug it off as a norm?

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Unmanned 'ghost' ships are coming

Unmanned 'ghost' ships are coming | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
It's not all plain sailing when it comes to autonomous ships – they could make accidents at sea more severe and even end up being more expensive to run.
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driverless cars - and unmanned ships.... coming in 2020...

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iPhone 11 and 11 Max case leaks might confirm Apple’s biggest design change –

iPhone 11 and 11 Max case leaks might confirm Apple’s biggest design change – | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
With some four months to go until Apple unveils the 2019 iPhone series, we’re getting more and more leaks teasing specific design changes for this year’s iPhone generation. Before you get too excit…
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how will 11 differ from 10?

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Facebook stored hundreds of millions of passwords in plain text

Facebook stored hundreds of millions of passwords in plain text | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Passwords were exposed for years to anyone who had internal access to the files. Between 200 million and 600 million Facebook users are believed to have been affected.
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probably the most needed tech fix is secure passwords - ouch!

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Data Breaches: The Complete Guide

Data Breaches: The Complete  Guide | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Everything you ever wanted to know about Equifax, Mariott, and the problem with social security numbers.
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living in the new world order - just as soon as we figure out how!

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Beth Comstock and Rachel Shechtman talk shop

Beth Comstock and Rachel Shechtman talk shop | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
At the Fast Company Innovation Festival, Amazon’s Daniel Rausch sketched out a future where a more proactive Alexa will be ubiquitous.
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just never know where an Alexa app will pop up next...

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Early Television Museum – Hilliard, Ohio

Early Television Museum – Hilliard, Ohio | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Discover Early Television Museum in Hilliard, Ohio: A retro walk through the history of the tube.
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OMG - TV's looked like these?

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8 Things That Will Probably Be Illegal in the Next 50 Years

8 Things That Will Probably Be Illegal in the Next 50 Years | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Your everyday habits could land you a fine (or even jail time) in the future.
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do it while you still can....  changing technology - changing times!  not to worry, something better will likely come along...

(reminds me of a Star Trek Voyager episode where they find an old automobile and pull their phasers on a combustion engine)

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The secret origin story of the iPhone

The secret origin story of the iPhone | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
This month marks 10 years since Apple launched the first iPhone, a device that would fundamentally transform how we interact with technology, culture, and each other. Ahead of that anniversary, Motherboard editor Brian Merchant embarked on an investigation to uncover the iPhone’s untold origin. The One Device: The secret history of the iPhone, out on June 20th, traces that journey from Kenyan mines to Chinese factories all the way to One Infinite Loop. The following excerpt has been lightly condensed and edited.
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did you know?

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You won't believe the interior of Japan's jaw-dropping new train

You won't believe the interior of Japan's jaw-dropping new train | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The new luxury sleeper train service, Train Suite Shiki-shima, has just been unveiled in Japan and its beautiful design is jaw-dropping.
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who needs jets anyway...  (OK, for pond hopping, yes)

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How Does Google Maps Know Where Traffic Is?

How Does Google Maps Know Where Traffic Is? | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.
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OF COURSE they are watching - but perhaps this is nothing more than a transitional period for humanity - time to get used to some computer always knowing where you are - uhm, within reason - for example, if Capt Picard was on board the Enterprise the computer knew where he was....   when Q removed him - well, another story for another time.... 

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Why is it that so many basic things don't work as well as they used to?

Why is it that so many basic things don't work as well as they used to? | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
From toilets to phone connections, there are plenty of things that technology has made demonstrably worse.
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things don't work the way they used to? your thoughts on that?

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