Robots are NOT coming for our jobs

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Technology has made life easier and more comfortable in countless ways over the past few hundred years. But a relatively new brand of fear mongering suggests the workplace will soon become too easy, making some human workers obsolete. The rise of robots in different industries has led some experts to predict that artificial intelligence will take over a third… Read more »

High price of ‘.sucks’ to be investigate

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The last part of a web address that follows the final dot, such as “.com”, “.org”, and “.net”, is referred to as a generic top level domain (gTLD). The people who issue domain names are charging a $2,000 ‘sunrise’ premium to those wishing to register ‘.sucks’ addresses early, before the addresses go on sale to… Read more »

More than a billion emails at State Department, but few saved

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The State Department’s government watchdog has released a review of its email record-keeping practices and concluded that the vast majority of emails sent by State personnel are not being preserved, possibly in violation of the Federal Records Act. Out of the billion emails sent by personnel in 2011, the Office of the Inspector General found… Read more »

The Cicret Bracelet: Like a tablet…but on your skin

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With the Cicret Bracelet, you can make your skin your new touchscreen. Read your mails, play your favorite games, answer your calls, check the weather, find your way…Do whatever you want on your arm. Source: Date: March 12th, 2015 Link (to paste into web browser): Discussion 1) Obviously you would love one of… Read more »

Could a robot have written this post? The rise of the Robo-journalist

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At large news agencies where speed is crucial, template-style stories have long been used for company results, allowing journalists to simply key in the relevant facts and numbers and fire off the dispatch. Often disparagingly referred to as ‘churnalism,’ some of the larger media organisations — including the L.A. Times and Associated Press — have… Read more »