How social robots will invade our homes … and what we can do about it

I’m not sure how I feel about social robots. The idea is to have a bot that talks to you, recognizes your face and voice, and can take family photos on cue. But it also feels like your home has been invaded by an alien — one that might be recording everything you say.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/22/how-social-robots-will-invade-our-homes-and-what-can-do-about-it.html

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5 Ways to Give E-Commerce Shopping That Personal Touch


Shopping online can feel a bit impersonal. It’s all about looking at screens and filling virtual carts, and not so much about having a rich experience. Many consumers long for just that kind of experience — one that’s similar to walking into a store, looking at products, talking with an associate, and perhaps ultimately making a purchase. This is where e-commerce personalization technologies come in, with the goal of delivering an online shopping experience that’s at least as interactive as a bricks-and-mortar one.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84784.html?rss=1

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Facebook tightens privacy, bans developers from harnessing data for surveillance

Facebook, saying it is “committed to building a community where people can feel safe making their voices heard,” updated its privacy policies on Monday to state unambiguously that developers are forbidden from using its data to create surveillance tools.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/14/facebook-tightens-privacy-bans-developers-from-harnessing-data-for-surveillance.html

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We get antsy when told to touch robots in certain places: Study

“Please touch my buttocks.” Most people feel uncomfortable obeying this command, and scientists have just discovered that this discomfort extends to, well, boxes of circuitry.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/04/06/get-antsy-when-told-to-touch-robots-in-certain-places-study.html

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Your computer mouse may be opening the door for hackers

If you think about catching a cold, you know you feel miserable, but you don’t have a clue how you got it. You can catch a cold from standing close to someone who’s sick or turning a doorknob that they touched. That’s similar to how airborne viruses infect computer systems with malware. These viruses spread over Wi-Fi connections, from one computer to another.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/03/04/your-computer-mouse-may-be-opening-door-for-hackers.html

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Key Apple TV designer Ben Keighran leaves Apple with startup plans in mind

Article Image One of the people principally responsible for the look and feel of the new Apple TV’s interface, Ben Keighran, is reportedly leaving Apple shortly with the eventual goal of founding a new business.

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How ‘smart skin’ could revolutionize military vehicles

New “smart skin” for military vehicles could let them “feel” their environment, similar to a human. The skin, for example, could let combat aircraft detect any damage by “feeling” the injury.  

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/07/23/how-smart-skin-could-revolutionize-military-vehicles/

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World preps for Tuesday’s rare ‘leap second’

Ever feel like there isn’t enough time in the day? You probably won’t notice it, but Tuesday will be a longer day than usual thanks to the addition of a ‘leap second,’ a rare event designed to keep atomic time in sync with the Earth’s rotation.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/06/30/world-preps-for-tuesdays-rare-leap-second/

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Touch panel makers face falling revenue thanks to faltering touchscreen PC sales

Despite rising overall sales, manufacturers of touchscreen components are set to feel the squeeze in their bottom line as more players enter the market and shipments shift toward lower-margin parts for tablets and smartphones.



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