Kari's Law: A 911 Fix That Will Make the US Safer

The 911 emergency number was created when telephones were connected by wires, before cellphones or VoIP in the home, and before Multi-Line Telephone Systems in the enterprise. In the early days, anyone could dial 911 for police, fire or medical emergencies. However, in 2017, dialing 911 unfortunately is no guarantee that a call for help will reach a 911 service that can identify the location of the caller immediately. When consumers dropped land lines and started using Internet phone services, a 911 problem surfaced.

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Facebook shut down conservative-leaning employee chat room, report says

Facebook reportedly shut down an online group created as an outlet for employees to speak anonymously last year after discussion about the 2016 election turned heated and alarmed company management, according to Business Insider.

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Scientists create world's first mutant ants with gene editing technology

It may sound like a script for a science fiction movie, but scientists have created the world’s first mutant ants.

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New tech protects homes from invisible radon threat

A Norway–based company, Airthings, has created a state–of–the–art radon detector that uses digital sensors and smart home technology to measure radon levels over a long period of time.

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Watch out, Nest — a new smart thermostat called Glas is coming for you

Microsoft just debuted its very own smart thermostat (the first that it’s created), and of course, it can be controlled via voice with Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana. No word yet on pricing or availability.

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Free AI Chatbot Goes to Bat for Beleaguered Consumers

DoNotPay, an AI-based chatbot app created to help fight parking tickets in the UK, now addresses roughly 1,000 consumer concerns and is available throughout the United States as well as across the pond. The app’s creator, Stanford student Joshua Browder, announced the expansion last week. Powered by IBM Watson, DoNotPay has about 1,000 bots capable of tackling a variety of legal and service issues, ranging from fighting one’s landlord to appealing against unreasonable warranties, to getting a refund when a company doesn’t fulfill its promise.

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Georgia Tech's 3D-printed heart valve models could be a genuine lifesaver

Researchers at Georgia Tech and the Piedmont Heart Institute have created 3D-printed heart valves designed for use in the planning of lifesaving surgeries. Here’s why they’re so exciting.

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Artificial intelligence can now predict if someone will die in the next 5 years

Scientists from the University of Adelaide have created an AI that’s able to look at the CT scans of patients, and predict whether they’ll live through the next five years. And that’s a good thing.

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Nutshell CTO Andy Fowler: Good CRM Tools Stay Out of the Way

“CRM was originally created for the managers and bosses to report on the pipeline, and it was sold as a value proposition to the manager,” noted Nutshell CTO Andy Fowler. “What’s changing now is that CRM is becoming much more about supporting the rep — giving them the tools they need to improve their performance. It’s no longer just a tool for the boss to check in on the salespeople. If [salespeople] see the intrinsic value of the CRM tool they’re using, that motivates them.”

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Scientists create 'lip password' that IDs users by their lips' movements

A team of researchers in Hong Kong have created the ‘lip password’, a method of biometric authentication that verifies a person’s identity by analyzing their lips’ movements and texture. The researchers have already patented the method.

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'For Honor' review: A tough learning curve, but a rewarding game

There are plenty of decent medieval war-based games on the market, but Ubisoft has created one of the best titles so far with “For Honor.”

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Apple removes The New York Times' apps from the App Store in China

Normally available in many regions around the world, news apps created by The New York Times are no longer offered through Apple’s App Store in China at the insistence of the country’s authorities, The Times reports.

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Your next car may be the most powerful computer you own

Stanley, the self-driving car that won the DARPA challenge, had racks of computers in its rear compartment
The demand for automated safety systems and autonomous driving features has created a huge appetite for extensive vision-based, AI-powered, computer systems in our cars. Maybe someday our cars will provide the processing power for our gaming rigs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/237005-your-next-car-may-be-the-most-powerful-computer-you-own?source=Computing

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Researchers create working transporter, but only manage to teleport photons

Researchers have created a transporter capable of teleporting photons just under four miles. It used an entangled pair of photons and dark optic cables installed by the city of Calgary.

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