Futuristic bionic arms now available for the nation's bravest

American military members make many sacrifices serving the United States. In fact, more than 1,600 have suffered the loss of a limb in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Cyberthieves Train Their Sights on US Mobile Phone Customers


A relatively new form of cybercrime recently has been plaguing American consumers. Thieves have been hijacking mobile phone account numbers and then transferring services to a different device. Further, hackers have begun using mobile numbers to raid digital wallets and similar accounts. This type of theft has been successful even against the most sophisticated of consumers. Accounts belonging to the chief technologist of the Federal Trade Commission, Lorrie Cranor, are among those that reportedly have been breached.

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Sonic weapons reported in Cuba: Could sound be harnessed in an attack?

Reports that a mysterious sonic weapon has been used to target American diplomats in Cuba are puzzling scientists.

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Trump's Plan to Make Government IT Great


The American Technology Council, which President Donald Trump established this spring by executive order, has four years to rebuild the federal government’s information technology structure. A massive reboot of both hardware and software will be necessary to bring government computers up to modern standards. The effort will force many government agencies to shift years of floppy disk and other outdated storage technologies to current cloud storage systems, and to adopt big data and machine learning solutions.

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Robots bring apple picking into the 21st century

Few things are American than apple pie, and a new technique that utilizes machines and technology has set out to make apple harvesting more efficient and less daunting on humans.

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Machines have only completely stolen one US occupation since 1950

While there’s a lot of worry about robots replacing American workers, a paper by Harvard economist James Bessen found automation has made humans obsolete in just one job over the past 67 years.

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Amazon/Blue Origin mogul Jeff Bezos gets letter from John Glenn the day he died

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos received an American Ingenuity Award Thursday night. He also received a letter from American astronaut legend John Glenn, the same day the 95-year-old passed away.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/12/amazonblue-origin-mogul-jeff-bezos-gets-letter-from-john-glenn-day-died.html

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These eagles snatch hostile drones from the sky

The newest additions to the Dutch National Police (DNP) are North American “immigrants”: bald eagles that are specially trained to take down airborne drones.

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Building a Better World, Together

Tackling Student Debt At Consumer Reports, we envision a day when every American can get an affordable college education and contribute to society unburdened by the pressure of excessive debt.

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ACLU, other pro-privacy groups submit amicus briefs in support of Apple in encryption debate

Article Image The American Civil Liberties Union and two smaller pro-privacy organizations, Access Now and Wickr Foundation, have reportedly submitted amicus briefs supporting Apple in its refusal to help unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.

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EU competition chief denies anti-US bias in investigating tax deals like Apple's

Article Image The European Commission is not unfairly targeting American corporations like Apple when it comes to cracking down on tax deals constituting illegal state aid, according to the E.U.’s competition head, Margrethe Vestager.

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New DoE program to offer high performance computing power to major manufacturers

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The DoE is partnering with a group of diverse American firms to share supercomputing time and find ways to optimize manufacturing and design processes. If the program works, it could be the beginning of a new type of performance scaling based on expanding shared knowledge rather than transistor frequency.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/223198-new-doe-program-to-offer-high-performance-computing-power-to-major-manufacturers

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CRM and GDP


I was gobsmacked when I read this in Robert Gordon’s The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living Since the Civil War: “Electric light, the first reliable internal combustion engine, and wireless transmission … were all invented within the same three-month period at the end of 1879.” It’s a book full of surprises emanating from an analysis of major inflection points identified by dates like 1870, 1920 and 1940. Gordon’s point is that major innovations spark major trends in how we make a living.

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GM sides with Lyft in ridesharing war with $500M investment, self-driving car partnership

Article Image Stalwart American automaker General Motors on Monday announced an expansive tie-up with ridesharing service Lyft that includes a $500 million cash infusion and technical support for mobile connectivity and autonomous vehicle technology.

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