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Jul 28, 2017

Apple granted FCC license to test 5G wireless technology

Posted by in categories: futurism, internet

The FCC approved Apple’s application to test millimeter wave technology in the 28 and 39 GHz bands, which are expected to be used for future 5G broadband.

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Jul 28, 2017

Now, You Can Charge Your Phone Wirelessly Using Only WiFi

Posted by in categories: internet, mobile phones

Wireless charging is a relatively young technology, so it has a huge legroom for expansion. A team from Disney Research discovered one potential way to wirelessly charge mobile devices by just connecting to a WiFi signal.

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Jul 21, 2017

3D-Printed Gun Designs Are Selling for $12 on the Dark Web

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, computing, internet, security

A new report shows just how easy it is becoming to download designs for difficult-to-trace arms.

In the darker corners of the Internet where search engines cannot go, black markets offer pistols, machine guns, even explosives — and most worrisome to security researchers, computer aided design, or CAD, files for 3D-printed guns.

A new report from RAND looked at 811 weapons listings on a dozen dark-web markets, which continue to thrive despite the shuttering of sites like the Silk Road and, just this month, AlphaBay. Firearms were the top-selling category, with was 339 active listings, roughly 42 percent of the market. But the next-largest share, with 222 listings, was a variety of digital products, from build-it-yourself explosives manuals to CAD files.

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Jul 21, 2017

High Tech Surveillance With 5G Wi-Fi

Posted by in categories: internet, surveillance

First and foremost, consumers must realize what’s involved with 30 GHz. A Gigahertz (GHz) is a frequency equal to one billion hertz or cycles per second. Now multiply that 30 times; how many cycles per second do you get? Isn’t that 30 billion cycles per second? Now, imagine those GHz frequencies traveling over in-wall copper electric house wires that are built to take only 60 Hz!

Such GHz frequencies just may be considered as sinusoidal harmonics or “dirty electricity.”

To put the above into proper perspective about microwave technology and non-ionizing radiation waves such frequencies emit, we need to understand the frequency of electricity. One Hertz (Hz) equals one cycle per second. One kilohertz (KHz) is equivalent to one thousand cycles per second. One megahertz (MHz) equals one million cycles per second. One gigahertz (GHz) is equal to one billion hertz or cycles per second—frequencies not found naturally in Nature, except from man-made/generated electromagnetics.

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Jul 17, 2017

Scientists Just Teleported a Photon from Earth to Orbit for the First Time

Posted by in categories: internet, quantum physics

Researchers from China successfully teleported a photon from Earth to a satellite 500 km away. The work is an essential step towards establishing a global-scale quantum internet.

Not long ago, in the early 1990s, scientists only speculated that teleportation using quantum physics could be possible. Since then, the process has become a standard operation in quantum optics labs around the world. In fact, just last year, two separate teams conducted the world’s first quantum teleportation outside of a laboratory.

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Jul 16, 2017

AI Creates Fake Obama

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, internet, robotics/AI, virtual reality

Artificial intelligence software could generate highly realistic fake videos of former president Barack Obama using existing audio and video clips of him, a new study [PDF] finds.

Such work could one day help generate digital models of a person for virtual reality or augmented reality applications, researchers say.

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Jul 15, 2017

Liberty Might Be Better Served by Doing Away with Privacy

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, government, internet, robotics/AI, transhumanism, virtual reality

My new article from Vice Motherboard on liberty and privacy. This is one of my most ambitious philosophical works yet: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/bjx5y5/liberty-mi…th-privacy #Libertarian


If tech is surveilling us constantly, we need the ability to use it to watch the watchers.

Zoltan Istvan is a futurist, transhumanist, author of The Transhumanist Wager, and a Libertarian candidate for California Governor.

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Jul 14, 2017

Click Here for Happiness

Posted by in categories: biological, bionic, computing, electronics, entertainment, fun, internet, media & arts, mobile phones

Technology can be wonderful. But how do you keep track of yourself when technology allows you to be everywhere at once?

In this film Prof. Yair Amichai-Hamburger (director of the Research Center for Internet Psychology at the Sammy Ofer School of Communications) argues that even though technology allows us to reach out and connect more easily than ever before, if we don’t ever take a step back, we can lose track of our humanity in the process.

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Jul 8, 2017

What we get wrong about technology

Posted by in categories: food, internet, mobile phones, robotics/AI, sustainability

The toilet-paper principle suggests that we should be paying as much attention to the cheapest technologies as to the most sophisticated. One candidate: cheap sensors and cheap internet connections. There are multiple sensors in every smartphone, but increasingly they’re everywhere, from jet engines to the soil of Californian almond farms — spotting patterns, fixing problems and eking out efficiency gains.


Forget flying cars or humanoid robots. The most disruptive inventions are often cheap, simple and easy to overlook.

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Jul 2, 2017

Industry’s Digital Revolution

Posted by in category: internet

In this challenging and crowded market, new competitors are emerging all the time. Moving further into software brings manufacturers up against specialised information technology companies, and there is a shifting landscape of competition and co-operation between different groups that a decade ago could have safely ignored each other.


The likes of GE and Siemens are investing billions in the ‘industrial internet’ but will face competition from IT groups and start-ups.

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