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Jul 31, 2017

Tesla’s Model 3 Arrives With a Surprise 310-Mile Range

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

Elon Musk finally unveils the long-awaited electric car for the masses.

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Jul 31, 2017

This incredible 3D printer can print living human tissue

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Jul 31, 2017

This phone doesn’t need batteries

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Jul 31, 2017

This pen lets you scan and send anything instantly

Posted by in category: futurism

Jul 31, 2017

4D Camera to Improve Machine Vision for Robots and Virtual Reality

Posted by in categories: engineering, robotics/AI, virtual reality

A new type of camera built by Stanford engineers and funded by the NSF and Intel generates a four dimensional image that is capable of capturing nearly 140 degrees of information.

The 4D camera, built by Donald Dansereau, a postdoctoral fellow in electrical engineering and Gordon Wetzstein, assistant professor of electrical engineering at Stanford, along with colleagues from the University of California, San Diego is the first single-lens, wide field of view, light field camera ever made.

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Jul 31, 2017

Researchers Have Created an AI That Is Naturally Curious

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, virtual reality

Researchers have successfully given AI a curiosity implant, which motivated it to explore a virtual environment. This could be the bridge between AI and real world application.

Researchers at the University of California (UC), Berkeley, have produced an artificial intelligence (AI) that is naturally curious. They tested it successfully by having it play Super Mario and VizDoom (a rudimentary 3D shooter), as the video below shows.

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Jul 31, 2017

Should Fighting Antibiotic Resistance Always Include Finishing a Prescribed Medication?

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

A group of experts takes a controversial stance on how to control superbugs.

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Jul 31, 2017

The first machine to study the Dance Dance Revolution video game now choreographs its own dances

Posted by in categories: entertainment, information science, media & arts, robotics/AI

Intelligent Machines

Machine-learning algorithm watches dance dance revolution, then creates dances of its own.

A machine learns to choreograph by studying a famous 1990s music video game.

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Jul 31, 2017

Why BMW is betting on the cloud

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

In 10 years, when autonomous driving is mainstream, we’ll have a fundamentally different relationship with our cars and driving in general.

Every major car company is fully aware of this, but not all are reacting to this change with the same degree of urgency. Earlier this month, BMW hosted its Innovation Days at its technology office in Chicago, where the company showcased the current state of its connectivity services and laid out its vision for the future.

Unlike other manufacturers, BMW has decided that it wants to retain full control over the in-car experience and that it doesn’t want to outsource this to a big technology firm. While the company offers support for Apple CarPlay, it’s not going to support Android Auto anytime soon (and even the CarPlay support isn’t something it seems all that excited about). Instead, BMW has decided that its job as a premium brand is to own the customer experience and make it fit the rest of the driving experience.

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Jul 31, 2017

Apple has permission to test 5G internet for future iPhones

Posted by in categories: internet, mobile phones

Apple has officially been granted FCC approval for an experimental license to test 5G data technology — specifically in the short-range millimeter wave spectrum in the 28GHz and 39GHz bands, as reported by DSLReports. The FCC portioned off those chunks of spectrum last summer for companies to begin testing 5G technology, so it makes sense that Apple would want to start exploring 5G, especially given that it’s a major player in the world of mobile data due to the sheer weight of the iPhone in the market.

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