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Jan 19, 2016

LinkNYC’s free gigabit Wi-Fi is here, and it is glorious

Posted by in categories: economics, habitats, internet, mobile phones

I’m standing on the corner of 15th Street and Third Avenue in New York City, and I’m freezing. But my iPhone is on fire. After connecting to one of LinkNYC’s gigabit wireless hotspots, the futuristic payphone replacements that went live for beta testing this morning, I’m seeing download speeds of 280 Mbps and upload speeds of 317 Mbps (based on Speedtest’s benchmark). To put it in perspective, that’s around ten times the speed of the average American home internet connection (which now sits at 31 Mbps). And to top it all off, LinkNYC doesn’t cost you a thing.

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Jan 18, 2016

Neura raises $11 million to create digital identities from consumers’ connected lives

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

Interesting; your own Digital DNA.


Neura, an Israeli Internet of Things startup that pulls together data from users’ connected devices, has raised $11 million to expand its “business reach and make the service ubiquitous.” The Series A round was led by AXA Strategic Ventures and Pitango Venture Capital, with participation from Liberty Israel Venture Fund and Lenovo Group.

Founded in 2013, Neura launched in the U.S. out of UpWest Labs, a Silicon Valley-based accelerator specifically for Israeli startups. The following year, Neura announced a $2 million funding round.

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Jan 16, 2016

Why Digital Overload Is Now Central to the Human Condition

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, mobile phones, nanotechnology, neuroscience, robotics/AI, singularity

Imagine: What happens when you’re in 2027 on the job competing with other AI; and there is so much information exposed to you that you’re unable to scan & capture all of it onto your various devices and personal robot. And, the non-intrusive nanobot for brain enhancement is still years away. Do you finally take a few hundred dollars & get the latest chip implant requiring a tricky surgery for your brain or wait for the nanobot? These are questions that folks will have to assess for themselves; and this could actually streamline/ condition society into a singularity culture. https://lnkd.in/bTVAjhb


A mom pushes a stroller down the sidewalk while Skyping. A family of four sits at the dinner table plugged into their cell phones with the TV blaring in the background. You get through two pages in a book before picking up your laptop and scrolling through a bottomless stream of new content.

Information technology has created a hyper-connected, over-stimulated, distracted and alienated world. We’ve been living long enough with internet-connected computers and other mobile devices to have begun to take it for granted.

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Jan 14, 2016

RFID Tagging Chip is Here for the Human

Posted by in categories: business, computing, mobile phones

It’s about 12 millimeters in size, and embedded under your skin, most likely in the hand. The RFID chip is here. Swiping cards when we make purchase transactions will be a thing of the past. A ride on public transport, simple tasks such as accessing the photocopier at work or sending a business card to a client’s phone at a literal tap of the finger.

The RFID chip stands for Radio Frequency Identification, and a company in Sweden, Epicenter, is embracing the new technology for their employees. Co-Founder and CEO of the company Patrick Mesterton says their employees have a personal choice to be chipped or not, it’s a voluntary decision.

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Jan 12, 2016

Intel RealSense Devkit and Lenovo Smartphone to Feature Project Tango 3D Mapping Technology

Posted by in category: mobile phones

Intel has unveiled a smartphone devkit and Lenovo is planning to launch a smartphone (for consumer) both supporting Google ATAP Project Tango 3D motion tracking and depth sensing technology using three cameras.

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Jan 12, 2016

Medgadget @ CES 2016: Profusa Unveils Long-Term Implanatable Biosensor

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, electronics, health, materials, mobile phones

ProfusaLast week at CES, South San Francisco based Profusa showed off an upcoming injectable sensor that can be used to continuously monitor oxygen levels in tissue. Measuring only five millimeters long and a tiny 250 microns in diameter, the biosensor can be injected into tissue with just a hypodermic needle. It consists of a soft hydrogel scaffold that allows it to be biologically compatible with the surrounding tissue without any foreign body response. The sensor also contains a special chemical marker that changes fluorescence depending on the amount of oxygen that reacts with it. An optical reader placed on the skin measures the fluorescence and relays the data to a smartphone. The biosensor can last as long as two years (at which point the chemical marker begins to lose its potency), and because it contains no electronics and is completely biocompatible there’s no need to remove it.

On stage at the CES Digital Health Summit, Profusa CEO Dr. Ben Hwang gave a live demonstration of how the sensor works in action. As two of his colleagues with the sensors implanted and using a blood pressure cuffs performed stretches to simulate changes in blood flow, a graph displayed the live view of the changing tissue oxygen levels at the site of the sensors.

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Jan 11, 2016

Intelligent Energy’s hydrogen-powered iPhone lasts a week #CES2016

Posted by in categories: energy, mobile phones

We met Loughborough-based Intelligent Energy at CES, where they showed us a hydrogen-powered iPhone 6 that lasts for a week without a charge.

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Jan 10, 2016

Quantum Computing – things that need to be considered for our future Quantum Computing World

Posted by in categories: computing, finance, internet, mobile phones, quantum physics, robotics/AI, space, virtual reality, wearables

Sharing my recent posting that I did on Linkedin Pulse. I will admit that I purposely delayed this article in concerns of creating a panic; however, with the progress that has been occuring across the globe and in some cases accelerated the maturity of this technology; I believe it is time for governments, industries, etc. to start thinking about their own broader strategic plans around Quantum as well as how they will address any impacts.


Quantum Computing is making great progress in so many areas such as chips, network/ Internet, etc. each month. And, many industries such as financials, telecom, tech, and public sector namely defense and space, etc. have made big investments in this technology as well as have developed some interesting partnerships such as Wall Street. Everything looks so promising and exciting for our future when we look at the various ways how Quantum Computing can change our lives around AI, improving the medical technologies, how we interact with devices (wearables, VR, etc.), and even how we travel will advance through this technology. The future looks extremely rosy and bright; right?.

I believe it can be with Quantum; however, in every major shift/ disruption in technology, there is always a transformation progression that has to naturally occur thru stages. And, Quantum is no different; however, the disruption that Quantum will bring is going to be on a much more massive scale than what we have seen in the past. The reason why is Quantum is truly going to impact and improve every area of technology not just in devices, or a platform, AI, VR, etc.; I mean everything in technology will be changed and improved by Quantum over time.

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Jan 9, 2016

Pocket-Sized Device Charges Your Phone with Water

Posted by in categories: energy, mobile phones

This is a nice concept especially when you’re on vacation or traveling and need to be mobile.


A new portable fuel cell charger can charge a smartphone or tablet by combining saltwater and oxygen, say while you’re basking in the sun on the beach.

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Jan 9, 2016

Why We Need A Legal Definition Of Artificial Intelligence

Posted by in categories: governance, law, mobile phones, robotics/AI

Everyone today claims they are a digital disruptor or have AI; even if they have call forwarding on their Skype phone thay claim to have AI. So, I do believe there do needs to be better standardized definitions around some of these terms in order to keep confusion down plus not comprimise the real value that these areas bring into the marketplace.


When we talk about artificial intelligence (AI) — which we have done lot recently — what do we actually mean? AI experts and philosophers are beavering away on the issue. But having a usable definition of AI – and soon — is vital for regulation and governance because laws and policies simply will not operate without one.

Creepy robots image from Shutterstock.

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