Gene editing breakthrough could pave way for pig-to-human organ transplants

Scientists have harnessed gene-editing technology to eliminate viruses in pigs that could be harmful to people, potentially laying the foundations for pig-to-human organ transplants.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/10/gene-editing-breakthrough-could-pave-way-for-pig-to-human-organ-transplants.html

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Pilotless planes? No thanks, say more than half of travelers

Even if they were told the technology was perfectly safe, more than half of travelers still don’t like the idea of pilotless planes. Research shows that the industry has a big job to convince people it’ll be just fine.

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EPIC Claims Google Violates Consumer Privacy in FTC Complaint


A new technology that Google uses to track billions of credit card transactions is unsafe, overly intrusive, and possibly in violation of federal law, according to a complaint EPIC filed Monday with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. EPIC urged the FTC to investigate Google over its Store Sales Management program, criticizing it as unfair and deceptive to consumers, and lacking an easy way to opt out. Google uses its SSM program to track whether consumers have converted online advertisements into in-store purchases.

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Trump's transgender military ban slammed by tech execs

Technology executives, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google CEO Sundar Pichai took to social media to voice their displeasure over the President’s latest stance on transgendered people in the military.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/26/trumps-transgender-military-ban-slammed-by-tech-execs.html

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New Cybersecurity Policy Will Impact Federal IT Market


Federal agencies already under the gun to modernize their information technology capabilities have a new set of standards to meet as a result of an executive order President Donald Trump issued this spring. The directive not only will affect agency managers in their IT operations and acquisition activities, but also will have a significant effect on IT vendors. The Trump initiative “adds another important piece to the U.S. federal IT modernization puzzle,” said Katell Thielemann, research vice president at Gartner.

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SpaceX plans to relaunch a rocket just 24 hours after it lands

SpaceX, the pioneering force behind reusable rocket technology, has already proven to the world that single-use rockets will one day be a thing of the past, but the company clearly isn’t done honing its recovery and refurbishing techniques.

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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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Major Tech Firms Pressure FCC to Stay the Net Neutrality Course


The Internet Association, which represents 40 of the United States’ leading technology companies — including Facebook, Google, Amazon and others — on Monday filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission, urging it to maintain Net neutrality regulations enacted during the Obama administration. The rules have created a level playing field that has helped fuel innovation in the broadband Internet space, according to IA, and any attempt to unravel them could have a disruptive impact on the industry.

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Naval architect predicts 3D-printed yachts and superyachts by 2030

Rapid technology advances will result in 3D-printed yachts by 2025 and superyachts by 2030, according to naval architect Greg Marshall. Titanium 3D-additive printing will produce light weight, fireproof marine vessels.

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Verizon data breach: 14 million customers reportedly exposed

Millions of Verizon customers’ records have been exposed after an Israeli technology company left user data unprotected, according to a new report.

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Creeps and criminals, beware! Hand-held 'Defender 24/7' device takes pepper spray to the next level

Defender 24/7 is the first hand-held smart technology that combines pepper spray, a camera, and 24/7 monitoring that connects to your smartphone.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/10/creeps-and-criminals-beware-hand-held-defender-247-device-takes-pepper-spray-to-next-level.html

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Apple expands bet on cutting edge privacy technology

Last year, Apple Inc. kicked off a massive experiment with new privacy technology aimed at solving an increasingly thorny problem: how to build products that understand users without snooping on their activities.

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New DNA technology creates digital 'sketch' of terrorists' faces

Bad news for criminals who are trying to remain hidden, nameless and faceless. New technology can predict what a terrorist’s face looks like from less than a drop of blood or single strand of hair.

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Western Digital Unveils 96-layer NAND, 4-bit QLC breakthrough

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Western Digital has announced a pair of major breakthroughs in NAND flash technology. The company is claiming it will commercialize 96-layer 3D NAND next year, and that it has found a way to build NAND that can store up to four bits of data per cell.

The post Western Digital Unveils 96-layer NAND, 4-bit QLC breakthrough appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Israeli spy agency Mossad targets cutting-edge tech, sets up innovation fund

The Israel Security and Intelligence Service (Mossad) has announced the establishment of Libertad – a technology innovation fund.

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Apple shows off VR on new Mac, iPhone

Apple nodded to several up-and-coming technology trends, unveiling new device features touching on virtual reality, online privacy and a form of artificial intelligence called machine learning.

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Researchers create high-speed internet lane for when disaster strikes

Researchers from the Rochester Institute of Technology have developed a new internet protocol to help emergency responders communicate without disruption when it’s most vital to do so.

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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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AMD Clarifies Vega and Server Rollouts, Talks Zen Follow-Ups

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AMD’s Lisa Su spoke at the JP Morgan Technology conference this week and shared new details on the company’s plans for data center expansion, Vega launch dates, and future iterations of its new Zen microprocessor family.

The post AMD Clarifies Vega and Server Rollouts, Talks Zen Follow-Ups appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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