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Nov 24, 2017

“The Number of Teens who Are Depressed is Soaring — and All Signs Point to Smartphones”

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, neuroscience

LTRP Note: The following news story is posted for informational purposes.

By Jean Twenge Business Insider

Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens.

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Nov 17, 2017

FAA Approves Drone As ‘Cell Phone Tower In The Sky’ For Puerto Rico

Posted by in categories: drones, internet, mobile phones

Good idea, they could use the help!!


Updated at 5 p.m. ET

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Nov 15, 2017

Artificial Intelligence Is Putting Ultrasound on Your Phone

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, mobile phones, robotics/AI

Two-thirds of the world’s population doesn’t have access to medical imaging. A company called Butterfly Network is trying to change that.

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Nov 8, 2017

Apple Is Ramping Up Work on AR Headset to Succeed iPhone

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, mobile phones

Apple Inc., seeking a breakthrough product to succeed the iPhone, aims to have technology ready for an augmented-reality headset in 2019 and could ship a product as early as 2020.

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Nov 3, 2017

The Eve of the Self-Driving Revolution

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

The big roll out is set for 2021–2022.


A decade ago, there wasn’t much talk about self-driving cars or autonomous-cars, but Toyota and Lexus were setting the stage with their self-parking cars. They aired television commercials showing how cars magically parallel-parked themselves. That was before any mention of the first iPhone or Android. At the time, it seemed amazing, but that was nothing compared to what’s coming next.

The self-parking revolution that spread throughout the automotive industry over the last decade is now expanding. There is more technology in cars today than ever before: navigation systems, automatic updates wirelessly downloaded to the dashboard, in-cabin WiFi and much more.

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Nov 2, 2017

Transhumanism: A technological “worldview”

Posted by in categories: computing, mobile phones, transhumanism

A local ABC story on #transhumanism:


NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) — From the minute we wake up until we go to sleep, we’re constantly surrounded by technology.

Computers, cell phones, iPads, they’ve become ingrained in our everyday lives.

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Oct 29, 2017

Nanobots will live in our brains in the 2030s, says Google boss

Posted by in categories: engineering, mobile phones, nanotechnology, Ray Kurzweil, robotics/AI, wearables

Ray Kurzweil is director of engineering at Google but he is better known for writing best-selling books outlining the future of artificial intelligence.

He has made 147 predictions on the future of technology including the ubiquity of wearable devices and the move from desktops and laptops to smartphones and tablets. In fact, his prediction rate has been rated 86 per cent accurate.

With this in mind, fans were excited to see Kurzweil answer their questions in a live streaming interview session last week where he elaborated on his predictions.

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Oct 28, 2017

3D printer makes first wearable ‘battery’

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical, mobile phones, sustainability, wearables

Imagine printing off a wristband that charges your smartphone or electric car with cheap supplies from a local hardware store.

That’s the direction materials research is heading at Brunel University London where scientists have become the first to simply and affordably 3D print a flexible, wearable ‘battery’.

The technique opens the way for novel designs for super-efficient, wearable power for phones, electric cars, medical implants like pacemakers and more.

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Oct 28, 2017

Saudi Arabia becomes first country to grant citizenship to a robot

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, robotics/AI

LONDON: A humanoid robot took the stage at the Future Investment Initiative yesterday and had an amusing exchange with the host to the delight of hundreds of delegates.

Smartphones were held aloft as Sophia, a robot designed by Hong Kong company Hanson Robotics, gave a presentation that demonstrated her capacity for human expression.

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Oct 26, 2017

Hello to the Heavens: Pope Francis Phones the Space Station

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, space

Pope Francis made a phone call to the International Space Station today (Oct. 26) to ask its six occupants deep questions about humanity’s place in the universe.

Calling from the Vatican in Rome, Pope Francis spoke with Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency along with three NASA astronauts and two Russian cosmonauts.

“Your little glass palace in totality is greater than the sum of its parts, and this is the example that you give us,” Pope Francis said through a translator. [Space Station Photos: The Expedition 53 Crew in Orbit].

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