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Aug 9, 2017

Your phone is trying to control your life

Posted by in category: mobile phones

Whether you’re killing time in line at Starbucks or scrolling through an endless meme stream on Twitter, your smartphone is trying to seduce you. Former Google employee Tristan Harris felt something needed to be done to combat tech designers’ relentless efforts to influence our behavior. Special correspondent Cat Wise talks to Harris as part of a collaboration with The Atlantic.

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Aug 9, 2017

Ray Kurzweil reveals plans for ‘linguistically fluent’ Google software

Posted by in categories: engineering, Ray Kurzweil, robotics/AI

Smart Reply (credit: Google Research)

Ray Kuzweil, a director of engineering at Google, reveals plans for a future version of Google’s “Smart Reply” machine-learning email software (and more) in a Wired article by Tom Simonite published Wednesday (Aug. 2, 2017).

Running on mobile Gmail and Google Inbox, Smart Reply suggests up to three replies to an email message, saving typing time or giving you ideas for a better reply.

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Aug 9, 2017

María Blasco: Las claves del envejecimiento. Hacia la extensión de la Longevidad

Posted by in categories: cryonics, life extension

La directora del CNI acude al International Longevity and Cryopreservation Summit para poner sobre la mesa el trabajo que lleva años realizando sobre los telómeros y su implicación en la extensión de vida.

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Aug 9, 2017

When is the correct time to eat a banana: green or yellow?

Posted by in category: food

Aug 9, 2017

Does Intelligence Make You Lazy? Here’s What the ‘Need for Cognition’ Test Reveals

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Do you get antsy when there’s nothing to do? Although this sample size is too small to draw a definitive conclusion, it’s a pretty interesting study to read.

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Aug 9, 2017

Smartglass can fade from translucent to opaque in a second

Posted by in category: futurism

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Aug 9, 2017

Volvo Trucks Emergency Brake Even In A Curve

Posted by in category: transportation

Aug 9, 2017

This is the world’s fastest electric hypercar

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

Aug 9, 2017

This handheld printer can print on almost anything

Posted by in category: futurism

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Aug 9, 2017

Australia is replacing passports with facial recognition

Posted by in category: robotics/AI