ReMarkable digital notepad ‘feels like real paper’

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A Norwegian start-up is developing a digital paper tablet it hopes will appeal to “paper people”. The device – called ReMarkable – can be written on using a stylus and is textured to feel like real paper. Source: BBC Technology News Date: May 31st, 2017 Link to video: Discussion 1) The idea and development of electronic paper… Read more »

Self-driving garbage trucks would cut wasted time

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Source: CNN Date: May 30th, 2017 Link to video: Discussion 1) Garbage/trash trucks seem like a very logical move for self-driving automation:  they follow a set route at a slow speed and have a human outside the truck.  This is almost like the beginning of when cars first came out and each car had to have a… Read more »

From cowboys to robots: truckers eye uncertain future

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Kings of the road are by turns dismissive and wary of the technology revolution that might one day remove them from their cabs. Source: Toronto Star / Washington Post Date: May 30th, 2017 Link: Discussion 1) “Anything that’s run by a computer is going to get messed up,” Spell said. “They don’t have no bulletproof software.”   Do… Read more »

How to beat security threats to ‘internet of things’

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The “internet of things” is all about connecting objects to a network and enabling them to collect and share data. Household objects like thermostats, light switches, doorbells, washing machines, fridges and even toys can all be connected via wi-fi and controlled remotely. But how safe are your home appliances from hacking? Source: BBC Technology News Date: May 25th, 2017… Read more »

All the Slick Stuff From Google I/O 2017

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From Google Lens to the the company’s new artificial intelligence chip here are the big announcements from Google I/O 2017’s first day.  Source: Wired Magazine Date: May 18th, 2017 Link to video: Discussion 1)  Why do companies like Google and Apple host these “show off shows”? 2) Google is “all in on AI”.  How might this impact… Read more »

Google Expedition brings 3D objects to classrooms

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Google Expedition brings 3D objects to classrooms with augmented reality. The technology was shown off at Google I/O, the company’s annual developers’ conference in Mountain View, California. Source: BBC Technology News Date: May 18th, 2017 Link: Discussion 1) This is supposed to be “a classroom teaching tool.”  How might a business use this? 2) What sorts of… Read more »