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    Farms in the future may feature cows outfitted with smart devices that track their movements, monitor their health vitals and look out for signs of disease - to improve the end product for consumers.  Although devices to monitor the health of each cow or keep them within certain areas already exists, these technologies depend on chemical batteries.  Scientists in China designed a wearable device for cows that captures the kinetic energy created by all of their movements, including the small ones, to power itself.  The team’s smart ranch design involves cows wearing tiny devices around their ankles and necks - equipped with sensors - that are powered by everything cows do as they go about their regular ranch activities to feed on grass and walk about.  Farms in the future may feature cows outfitted with smart devices that track their movements, monitor their health vitals and look out for signs of disease The team’s smart ranch design involves cows wearing tiny devices around their ankles and necks - equipped with sensors - that are powered by everything cows do as they...
    Mike Tyson has said he would 'love' to be a 'guinea pig' in the new trial for a psychedelic drug called DMTX.  The former heavyweight boxing champion-turned cannabis entrepreneur has said he would be interested in testing out the new 'technology which 'delivers DMT by drip to volunteers'.  Tyson put his name forward for the new drug, which is injected 'straight into the bloodstream and last for an hour, while speaking to British expert and author Graham Hancock.  Mike Tyson has said he would 'love' to be a 'guinea pig' in the new trial for a psychedelic drug RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Tyson Fury promises to join England fans out in Qatar if he... 'You don't need to be so stiff all the time!': Dillian Whyte... JEFF POWELL: Dillian Whyte cut it close to force his way... Eddie Hearn brands anyone calling Dillian Whyte's victory a... Share this article Share Speaking to Hancock, Tyson said: 'It's not been widely publicised yet but it's called DMTX. As you know DMT is a quick...
    A growing number of problems at Twitter, from replies not loading to retweets not working, along with the 'brain drain' from recent layoffs - will eventually lead to a breakdown of the social network, according to an engineer who works there and share his views anonymously with a tech publication. 'Sometimes you’ll get notifications that are a little off,' one engineer currently working at Twitter, who’s concerned about what's happening at the platform after vast swathes of his colleagues who were previously employed to keep the site running smoothly were fired, told MIT Technology.  Not long after Elon Musk laid off about half of Twitter's 7,500 employees in a bid to cut costs after his $44 billion purchase, users noticed a range of problems that seemed to be related to backend issues with the code that powers it. 'The larger catastrophic failures are a little more titillating, but the biggest risk is the smaller things starting to degrade,' Ben Krueger, a site reliability engineer who has more than two decades of experience in the tech industry, told the technology publication. 'These are...
    by Michael Bastasch When it comes to environmental policy, the only “solutions” coming from liberal politicians activists involve radically restructuring society and centralizing more power in the government — while, of course, handing out billions in tax dollars to politically-favored special interests. Whether it’s the Paris climate accords, Green New Deal or the recently-passed Inflation Reduction Act, these political schemes to remake the economy often end up enriching the climate industrial complex and empowering unelected, unaccountable bureaucracies. If you think this is a terrible way to solve complex problems — as environmental issues often are — you’re not alone. Todd Myers agrees, and he’s published a thought-provoking new book for anyone who wants to see more done to protect the environment, but is frustrated with the empty promises of politicians.Myers’ big idea? Think small. “For the past several decades, the message of too many environmental activists has been that we need to dramatically change our society and economy,” Myers, who is the director of Center for the Environment at the Washington Policy Center, writes in his new book “It’s...
    United Airlines, the nation's No. 3 carrier, has a contract to buy electric 30-seat planes from startup Heart Aerospace, which Heart said it plans to introduce in 2028.Heart Aerospace One of the hardest things to figure out about cutting greenhouse gas emissions has been what to do about aviation, since most commercial jets are too heavy to fly under electric power with today's technology. But United Airlines is beginning to provide a picture of how electric planes will be part of its future and a key to remaking the way travelers think about aviation as a choice for shorter distance routes. The nation's No. 3 carrier has a contract to buy electric 30-seat planes from startup Heart Aerospace, which Heart said it plans to introduce in 2028. In a twist, United's plan is not to replace big jets, but to focus the new planes on regional service. The airline is also preparing to introduce eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) craft to do local transport like taking passengers from central cities to airports. The idea is less to shift how...
    Lockdowns and telecommuting linked to the Covid-19 pandemic have contributed to the democratization of video conferencing. In order not to be left behind, they have changed the approaches of the technology giants who have developed their own video conferencing solutions. In the wake of lockdowns and the Covid-19 pandemic, teleworking and video conferencing have been widely democratized, with the Zoom app becoming the most downloaded app of 2020, for example. These changes in working methods inspired the ambitious Starline project, which represented Google’s idea for the future of video conferencing, a faint vision accessible only to a small group of Googlers. It is characterized by video call booths, where Internet users chat with holographic and more realistic versions, friends, colleagues or relatives from a station equipped with high-resolution cameras and depth sensors. Video conferencing has significant advantages that explain its frequent use. The interlocutors are displayed on a large screen, giving their appearance an authentic look and ensuring better communication. The practice is based on a telepresence system that combines computer vision, spatial audio, artificial intelligence and...
    American firms funded by the Pentagon are selling their technology to Chinese companies involved in hypersonic missiles, according to a new analysis. Under U.S. law, the sale of American products to China is banned if there is knowledge or even reasonable suspicion that they will be used for developing a missile. Yet an investigation by The Washington Post, published on Monday, found numerous examples of U.S. firms supplying Chinese entities with their software or equipment - often with the use of middlemen. The Washington Post uncovered evidence of more than 300 sales since 2019 of U.S.-origin technology to dozens of entities involved in China's hypersonics or missile programs, carried out by almost 50 firms. Even more concerning, analysts said, was many of the U.S. firms were frequently funded by the Pentagon and working with the U.S. military, while selling the sought-after goods and programs to Chinese companies. 'It's very disturbing, because the bottom line is that technology that can be used for military hypersonics was funded by U.S. taxpayers, through the U.S. government, and ended up in China,' said Iain...
    SHOPPING can sometimes take up hours of the day, but one Mom has found a great self-checkout hack to get out of the store in just minutes – no matter how many items she’s buying.  TikTok “Momtrepreneaur” Heather Scibetta posted a video detailing the hack to her followers, saying it could save up to 10 minutes spent loading and unloading the check out conveyor belt.  4"Momtrepreneur" Heather Scibetta is recommending a new shopping hack to speed up leaving the storeCredit: TikTok/ momtrepreneur 4To make checking out easier, Scibetta recommends shoppers load their items with the barcodes showing on topCredit: TikTok/ momtrepreneur 4Once you're at self checkout use the hand-held barcode scanner on the items so you don't even have to unload your cartCredit: TikTok/ momtrepreneur Scibetta paired the 15-second video with a popular TikTok audio that thousands of users have used to show their fun or quirky “life hacks.”  “Show me the life hack you randomly saw one day that is now an unconscious standard practice in your life, I’ll go first,” the audio says.  At the same time, Scibetta...
    Chinese President Xi Jinping proposing a toast at the welcome banquet for leaders attending the Belt and Road Forum at the Great Hall of the People on April 26, 2019 in Beijing, China.Nicolas Asfouri | Getty Images Xi Jinping once declared China should "prioritize innovation" and be on the "cutting-edge (of) frontier technologies, modern engineering technologies, and disruptive technologies." Since that speech in 2017, Beijing has spoken about technologies it wants to boost its prowess in, ranging from artificial intelligence to 5G technology and semiconductors. Five years since Xi's address at the Communist Party of China's last National Congress, the global reality for the world's second-largest economy has transformed. It comes amid an ongoing trade war with the U.S., challenges from Covid and a change in political direction at home that have hurt some of Beijing's goals. On Sunday, the 20th National Congress — held once every five years — will begin in Beijing. The high-level meeting is expected to pave the way for Xi to carry on as head of the Communist Party for an unprecedented third five-year term....
    A NEW battery powered cart allows consumers to scan and pay for their groceries within one process. Veeve allows customers to make their shopping experience personal. 2Using the scanning technology, you can keep track of which items you have placed in the basketCredit: Veeve 2You may use the smart cart to enter your phone number, see what you purchased last, and search for current coupons in your local grocery storeCredit: Veeve You may use the smart cart to enter your phone number, see what you purchased last, and search for current coupons in your local grocery store. You may also weigh your produce in the basket and pay for your items in one stop. Veeve's new product will be able to attach at the top of the shopping cart, near the handle, with a built-in screen facing the shopper. Using the scanning technology, you can keep track of which items you have placed in the basket. More on MoneyI SMELL A RAT Neville slams 'unsustainable' Glazers after Jim Ratcliffe takeover bombshellPLASTIC WAR Walmart is making a big change in...
    KROGER has rolled out new technology in thousands of its stores that's designed to make its self-checkouts more robust. Developers have revealed the AI platform will give shoppers a “gentle nudge” if they make an unintentional error while scanning their groceries. 1Kroger has rolled out new technology to make its self-checkout more 'robust'Credit: Getty More than 75 per cent of errors have been corrected without staffers needing to intervene, according to Chain Store Age. The supermarket chain has teamed up with the Irish AI company Everseen, rolling out technology that’s designed to prevent “skip scans”. The Visual AI device captures video and flags errors that customers make at the self-checkout. The technology invites shoppers to rectify their errors, or a staffer is called if they are unable to do so. read more on krogerWEIGHT A MINUTE I'm a Kroger fan - I weighed some food but it came up lower than the labelLEVEL UP Kroger announces device to speed up shopping & introduces a better improvement Chris McCarrick, a senior manager of asset protection, solutions, and technology at Kroger, said:...
    A no-fly zone has been put in place over London, with security forces deploying cutting edge technology to stop drones flying near the Queen's funeral. In what is set to be one of the biggest security operations in British history, Scotland Yard is pulling out all the stops to ensure today's service and procession go off without at hitch. At least 10,000 police officers, including 2,000 from around the UK, will be guarding central London and the 23-mile route to Windsor Castle today. On the ground many roads and bridges will be shut to traffic, and 23 miles of barriers have been put up to control crowds that are expected to reach into tens of thousands. In the skies no chances are being taken, with the Civil Aviation Authority putting a no-fly zone in place over the capital - this will include the prohibition of drones. To help enforce this security forces have set up top secret anti-drone devices in central London ahead of the service today, it is being reported.  A no-fly zone has been put in place over central...
    A WOMAN has shared a video of a new self-checkout technology at HEB and how it stops people from stealing. The TikTok video showed a new Fast Scan checkout system in Schertz, Texas where you drop items in your basket and weigh them all at once at checkout. 2Fast Scan is introduced at HEB in a Texas locationCredit: TikTok 2Fast Scan is operated through a scan and weigh systemCredit: TikTok Katrina, known as Trulytrina.210 on TikTok, commented in her video: "Feedback is appreciated as these vids will be viewed by other H-E-B team members." She grabbed a scanner at the door and scanned her shopping cart to begin shopping. Katrina continued to scan her items as she placed them in the cart and when ready to checkout, she placed her shopping cart on the technology. She said in her video she purposely missed scanning an item to show viewers how the scanner will detect the unscanned item. Read more on new technologyCHECKED OUT Major store unveils 'Fast Scan' technology that registers whole basket in 1 goFEELING...
    The Minneapolis Police Department is developing a plan to add unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, to its law enforcement strategy. Police and some proponents of the new equipment say it’ll help MPD bolster its law enforcement capabilities as the department tries to deal with a sustained crime wave amid staffing shortages.  “We’re not going to see the numbers (of officers) we used to see,” said Cedric Alexander, the commissioner of the new Minneapolis Office of Community Safety, on a Humphrey School of Public Affairs panel last month, suggesting the department needs to find other ways to police the city.  But many residents are concerned about the equipment’s potential for abuse – such as their use for surveillance and violation of privacy rights that could follow – and whether a department seen by many as unaccountable should have access to that type of technology.  Article continues after advertisement Drone uses In a presentation to Minneapolis City Council public health and safety committee members late last month, MPD Commander Jonathon Kingsbury said the department plans to use drones to “enhance...
    ONE lucky TikToker can get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to stream content to OUTER SPACE if they answer one easy question. Starburst candy is offering the wild opportunity to one lucky user who best answers the brand's iconic question: "How do they make Starburst taste so juicy?" 2One lucky TikToker can stream a winning video to outer space if they win a new competitionCredit: Getty 2Starburst executives will choose their favorite short-term post that answers the iconic question: 'How do they make Starburst taste so juicy?'Credit: Getty The candy brand has asked TikTokers to create a short-term video on the topic. The one that wows executives the most will be streamed to the entire galaxy with mindblowing technology. "While Starburst is no stranger to encouraging curiosity, wonder, and imagination, 'Ask The Universe' is the brand's first mission in space exploration," said marketing director for Mars Wrigley Martin Terwilliger. "That's why we wanted to make sure this campaign is out of this world... partnering with SpaceSpeak to become the first brand to beam TikToks into space utilizing their unique technology." read...
    A HIGH school in Australia has divided opinion after it introduced touch pads to scan students' fingerprints outside the bathrooms to tackle vandalism. Moorebank High School, in Sydney's south west, said the children would be forced to scan their fingers every time they need to access the toilets. 2The biometric technology was offered to the school by the DoE to stop vandalism and anti-social behaviour in the school bathroomsCredit: 9NEWS 2A former student recalled damage done to the toilets block (file photo)Credit: Getty The school said it had introduced the measure to "monitor students' movement during class time". The school Principal, Vally Grego, said parents were notified in June through a newsletter, after a round of consultations. '"The system will roll out in Term 3 for the external student toilets only," Grego wrote. "We are introducing this system to monitor students' movement during class time and to reduce the incidents of vandalism." The controversial new measure has divided opinion, with some left upset over privacy concerns. READ MORE IN AUSTRALIAN NEWSMARK MY WORDS Chilling meaning behind secret markings appearing on...
    POSSIBLE alien technology may reside at the bottom of the ocean, according to an astronomer. Around eight years ago, a meteor traveling at over 100,000 mph fell into the South Pacific. 1Possible alien technology may reside at the bottom of the ocean, according to an astronomer.Credit: Getty However, professor Avi Loeb of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics does not believe that the object came from within our solar system. Now, Loeb is planning a $1.5 million expedition to scour the ocean floor for potential debris from the object. By gathering the debris, Loeb is hoping to determine the object's true origins – and to see if it can be traced back to alien technology. However, many astronomers are skeptical of Loeb's claims, citing a lack of data and insufficient evidence, per NPR. Read more on aliensARE YOU OUT THERE? Nasa astronaut reveals how we'd definitely know if aliens visited EarthON THE HUNT Experts reveal new way to try and spot alien life after surge in UFO sightings The object that the professor is looking for is a meteor designated...
    KROGER has announced new protocols with self-checkout machines to prevent errors that cause innocent customers legal trouble. Their collaboration with an Irish AI company resolves to use technology to prevent "skip scans." 1Kroger has teamed up with Irish AI company Everseen in an effort to streamline its self-checkout machines and increase their accuracy Kroger signed on with Everseen, an Irish AI company in 2020, GroceryDive reported. This company makes self-checkout machines that utilize a video of a customer, showing whether or not they tried to scan an item that has been added into the baggage area. The machine questions whether the person wants to try scanning again. One more unbilled item and the machine lets a store associate know to keep watch. READ MORE SELF-CHECKOUTCASE CLOSED I'm a lawyer- the self-checkout shoplifting defense I use could save youCOSTLY CHANGE Sam's Club makes major update due to self-checkout but it will cost you more Everseen's video capture hopes to steer customers into "self-correction." At January's NRF conference, company vice president of strategy and growth Alex Siskos said: "When somebody sees themselves...
    In his latest Awakening with Russell show, comedian Russell Brand warned against Amazon’s new palm payment system, noting it goes against “the concept of liberty.” The 47-year-old actor’s latest show, titled It’s Happening, referenced how some Whole Foods stores have installed the Amazon One system, providing customers the ability to pay by a “wave of the hand.” Amazon launched the new technology in select Whole Foods stores in California, Washington, Texas, and New York beginning in April, allowing “customers to link their palm to their debit or credit cards,” according to Grocery Dive. TIKTOK AND SNAPCHAT TO PAY MILLIONS IN CLASS-ACTION PRIVACY LAWSUITS Brand described the new payment system as a “nefarious nature of Big Tech” and questioned whether it was just another “snitch” from Amazon with the intention of increasing its power and “stealing your data.” “Move over freedom, more like,” Brand said. “It’s not only ApplePay who’s the competitor here. It’s the concept of liberty.” “When we know Amazon have relationships with the police state, with CIA, with the...
    Scientists have revealed plans to bring back the Tasmanian Tiger, almost 100 years after it went extinct.   The Tasmanian Tiger, also known as the tyhlacine, roamed the Earth for millions of years before being wiped out by human hunting in the 1930s.  Now, Colossal Biosciences, a startup based in Dallas, Texas, has announced plans to start the 'de-extinction' of the species, using stem cell technology.  'Bringing back the thylacine will not only return the iconic species to the world, but has the potential to re-balance the Tasmanian and broader Australian ecosystems, which have suffered biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation since the loss of the predator earlier this century,' Colossal Biosciences explained.  Colossal Biosciences, a startup based in Dallas, Texas, has announced plans to start the 'de-extinction' of the species, using stem cell technology The thylacine was once common in Australia thousands of years ago but went extinct a century ago (pictured)  How do scientists plan to bring back the Tasmanian Tiger? The scientists plan to take stem cells from the fat-tailed dunnart - a living species with similar DNA - and...
    By Matt McFarland | CNN Business “Full self-driving,” the controversially named driver-assist feature from Tesla, may have finally met its match. Tesla’s foil isn’t a silver-haired US Senator, world-class autonomous driving experts, or some of the country’s preeminent safety advocates. They’ve all warned that “full self-driving” isn’t really full self-driving. The technology is designed to navigate local roads with steering, braking and acceleration, but it requires an attentive human driver who’s ready to take control and correct the system, which “may do the wrong thing at the worst time,” Tesla warns. But while these critics may have the traditional bully pulpit of the Senate or other institutions, they have no real power to change any policy on their own. An actual impact may instead come from an unglamorous public agency, one that many Americans think of as only capable of offering customers long wait times: the Department of Motor Vehicles. The California DMV has become the first US government entity to formally move against the naming of “full self-driving.” Automotive regulation has traditionally fallen to the National Highway Traffic Safety...
    The idea of conversing with mourners at your own funeral may sound like the plot from the latest episode of Black Mirror.  But it could become a reality, thanks to a Los Angeles-based startup, which has developed a 'holographic conversational vido experience'. StoryFile creates a digital clone of the subject by using 20 synchronised cameras to record them answering a series of questions. Experts then process the footage, tagging clips and using it to train an artificial intelligence (AI) that can provide responses to these questions in natural language.  The finished product is then uploaded to the StoryFile platform, which can be interacted with after the individual has passed away. Those who attend their funeral are then able to speak with their loved one, as the technology creates the illusion of a real-time conversation. The company worked with Star Trek's William Shatner last year to create a hologram of himself that he said will help 'preserve his memory and legacy for generations to come'. StoryFile creates a digital clone of the subject by using 20 synchronised cameras to record them answering...
    KNOWN for its tagline "Expect More, Pay Less", Target takes its safety seriously and uses security hacks to catch people stealing from its stores, and help stop crime. Getting caught has dark consequences, from shop bans and hefty fines to jailtime, so here are the four security hacks Target uses to know if you're stealing. 3Retail giant Target takes shoplifting seriously and uses security hacks to catch every thiefCredit: Getty 3Target uses anything from CCTV and facial recognition technology to 'forensics labs'Credit: Getty Sophisticated CCTV systems Sophisticated CCTV camera networks help staff monitor any activity inside their big-box stores. It's not because the stores are vast that eyes are not always on customers. While this footage is used in real time, it is also saved as evidence - shared with other locations, headquarters or even police via email. Whether you have been recorded in one shop a month ago, or have crossed states lines to commit your next theft, the teams might already be building up a "repeat shoplifter" case against you. READ MORE IN LIFESTYLE NEWSBRA-VO I'm a bra...
    The 37-year-old worked on Mark Zuckerberg’s civil integrity team. He collected thousands of internal documents before leaving the company in May. Facebook weakens democracy and threatens children, ex-president tells US Senate The information leaked to the Wall Street Journal alerted several members of parliament, who quickly organized an inquiry into the safety of minors on the Internet. Haugen emerged from anonymity last Sunday when he appeared on the US TV show “60 Minutes” on CBS (3). On Tuesday, he gave scathing testimony to members of parliament. He said he saw a close friend getting lost in conspiracy theories. “It’s one thing to read misinformation and another to lose someone,” he told the Wall Street Journal. He was hired by Facebook in 2019 hoping to help solve a number of problems. He says he cares more about the decisions the company makes. 1 of 1 Frances Hagen, former Facebook product manager – Photo: Drew Angerer/Pool Frances Haugen, former Facebook product manager – Photo: Drew Angerer/Pool Haugen, an...
    A 48-year-old patient in New York City who is unable to move and speak due to severe paralysis from ALS became the first to receive a permanent brain implant that could allow him to communicate telepathically - a milestone for Synchron, the startup behind the technology, which beat Elon Musk's Neuralink to the punch with its advance. The procedure took place July 6 at Mount Sinai West medical center in Manhattan, where a 1.5-inch long implant - a brain-computer interface (BCI) as a stentrode - made of wires and electrodes was implanted into the patient's brain without the need for cutting into their skull or damaging tissue.  'The first-in-human implant of an endovascular BCI in the U.S. is a major clinical milestone that opens up new possibilities for patients with paralysis,' said Dr. Tom Oxley, CEO & Founder of Synchron, in a statement.  Scroll down for video 'The first-in-human implant of an endovascular BCI in the U.S. is a major clinical milestone that opens up new possibilities for patients with paralysis,' said Dr. Tom Oxley, CEO & Founder of Synchron,...
    China is using artificial intelligence to 'improve' its court system by recommending laws, drafting documents and alerting 'perceived human errors' in rulings. Judges must now consult the AI on every case by law, Beijing's Supreme Court said in an update on the system published this week, and if they go against its recommendation they must submit a written explanation for why. The AI has also been connected to police databases and China's Orwellian social credit system, handing it the power to punish people - for example by automatically putting a thief's property up for sale online. Beijing has hailed the new technology for making 'a significant contribution to the judicial advancement of human civilisation' - while critics say it risks creating a world in which man is ruled by machine. China has plugged artificial intelligence into its 'smart court' system - allowing it to make rulings, draft laws, and charge people with crimes (pictured, a Chinese court during Covid) China has been developing a 'smart court' system since at least 2016, when Chief Justice Qiang Zhou called for technology to be...
    Let’s see what’s out there NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is the world’s largest and most complex in history and is expected to send images to Earth this week. The James Webb Space Telescope’s revolutionary technology will study every phase of cosmic history — from within our solar system to the most distant observable galaxies of the early universe. Webb’s infrared telescope will explore a wide range of science questions to help us understand the origins of the universe. Science targets: First light and reionization Earliest galaxies in the universe How galaxies evolve Birth of stars and planets Exoplanets Instruments: Near-infrared camera Near-infrared spectrograph Mid-infrared instrument Near-infrared imager and slitless spectrograph with fine guidance sensor Webb is an international collaboration between NASA and its partners, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency. Thousands of engineers and hundreds of scientists worked to make Webb a reality, along with more than 300 universities, organizations and companies from 29 U.S. states and 14 countries. Development began in 1996 for a launch initially planned for 2007 with...
    While most millionaires spend their fortune on pricey cars and luxurious boats, William Sachiti used his fortune to purchase a Cold War era radar station in Norwich, England. Sachiti, who is a British entrepreneur, purchased a network of private roads along a 250,000 square mile to test his ‘spaceship, alien-looking’ autonomous vehicles, but the radar system was an added bonus. ‘UFOs obviously,’ he jokingly told DailyMail.com in response to being asked what he plans on doing with the gigantic 25-foot-tall machine that once alerted the British army to oncoming nuclear missiles. ‘I will find a way to bring this to life and let the people choose the best way to use it,' he said. ‘If people want to hunt UFOS, I guess it is hunting UFOs.’ The massive system is located on the Royal Air Force Neatishead, an air defense station in England. In 2010, it was advertised for sale with an asking price of $4,780,000 – Sachiti declined to say how much he paid for the location. Scroll down for video  While most millionaires spend their fortune on pricey...
    A pioneer of the internet warns the metaverse, in the wrong hands, has the potential to be the most dangerous technology since the invention of nuclear weapons - and those hands likely belong to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta. Brian Shuster, who has 17 years experience with the metaverse and also created his own digital world called Utherverse, spoke with Daily Mail about how people can misuse the metaverse for their own benefit Brian Shuster, who has 17 years experience with the metaverse and also created his own digital world called Utherverse, spoke with DailyMail.com about how people can misuse the metaverse for their own benefit.   'It could be used to brainwash whole populations and basically put them under the control of the puppet master,' Shuster told DailyMail.com in a phone interview. 'I don't believe Zuck or Facebook will ever come to the conclusion they can sacrifice money for the benefit and longevity of humans. 'The money comes when people are happy or angry, [so you choose] which path you [want to] go down? 'We've seen the path Facebook has...
    You have to be patient. Apple’s work on creating its own modem seems to have been delayed and temporarily “failed”. Contrary to some analysts’ predictions, 2023 iPhones should not own this home mode. The Acquisition of a portion of the Intel division by the end of 2019, Who was responsible for the design of the cellular chips, helped formalize the effort previously undertaken by Apple. Cupertino has its iPhones, iPods, and – who knows? – Maybe on his Apple Silicon Max. According to experts and analysts, these modems, which are branded by Apple, may have taken their place in Apple products from 2023 onwards, starting with the iPhone 15. However, the most knowledgeable researcher, Ming-Chi Guo, has shattered this belief. (1/4)[Company Update] Qualcomm (QCOM.O) My latest survey indicates that Apple’s own iPhone 5G modem chip development may have failed, so Qualcomm 2H23 will be the exclusive supplier for the new iPhones’ 5G chips, with a 100% distribution share (vs. 20% previous rating). – 郭明 錤 (Ming-chi Guo) (@mingchikuo) June 28, 2022 According to him, the latest information from his sources...
    Christoph Gebald (left) and Jan Wurzbacher, co-founders of Climeworks.Photo courtesy Climeworks Carbon dioxide removal start-up Climeworks announced on Tuesday it is building a second commercial sized plant in Iceland. When fully operational in 18 to 24 months time, the plant will capture and store 36,000 metric tons per year of carbon dioxide. That's a very small percentage of the total amount of carbon dioxide emitted around the globe each year: In 2021, total global carbon dioxide emissions were a record-high 36.3 billion metric tons, according to the International Energy Agency, a Paris-based intergovernmental energy organization. But this new factory, alongside a smaller one in Iceland that has the capacity to remove 4,000 tons a year, are steps toward the company's bigger goals of removing multiple millions of tons of carbon dioxide a year by 2030, and one billion tons per year by 2050. Those goals are many orders of magnitude higher than where Climeworks is right now, but as co-founder and co-CEO Jan Wurzbacher told CNBC in May, the team has been at this since 2009 and has already seen the...
    Imagine avoiding that soul-crushing, hourlong slog — say from Santa Monica to downtown L.A. on a Tuesday morning. Instead, you hail a high-tech cab that will hop over the gridlock and get you there in nine minutes. This is Adam Goldstein’s pitch to Angelenos run ragged by traffic: air taxis. “These vehicles just unlock something that can completely change the way we live, the way we work,” said Goldstein, the 43-year-old chief executive of Archer Aviation in Palo Alto. The promise of flying cars — for generations a Hollywood staple of a space-age future, from “The Jetsons” to “Blade Runner” — is finally becoming a reality, so much so that a Swedish company is already selling a single passenger vehicle called Jetson 1. Los Angeles transportation officials are preparing for this new era and expect drone-like electric air taxis to be operational by the time the 2028 Summer Olympics roll around, if not far sooner. Companies are eyeing L.A.'s vast inventory of parking lots and high-rise roofs for so-called vertiports as a gateway for the technology to take off...
    Mathisworks | Digitalvision Vectors | Getty Images For years, hotel operators have under-invested in technology, but persistent labor challenges are forcing a reckoning in the industry. "The labor issue is a big driver for investments in technology," said Mark Haley, a partner at Prism Hospitality Consulting, which specializes in hospitality technology and marketing. "You can't hire enough people. ... I would submit to you that to most hoteliers today, [labor] is a more profound and concerning issue than a pending economic slowdown." At the moment, hotel operators are reporting brisk bookings, even in the face of rising room rates. Thank leisure travelers. They seem so eager to get out and about that they aren't flinching at the higher prices. Hotel revenue per available room, a key industry metric known as RevPAR, will likely top pre-pandemic levels this year, on a nominal basis, according to two industry forecasts. The latest, released by STR and Tourism Economics at the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference this week, predicts that hotel occupancy will remain below 2019 totals but average daily rates will be...
    By Catherine Thorbecke, CNN Business For much of the past two decades, the ethos of Silicon Valley was largely defined by Facebook’s former motto: “move fast and break things.” But in a sudden and dizzying shift, the current mood in the tech sector could perhaps best be described with a far more restrained mantra: “cut costs and try to survive.” The tech industry is facing a new reality check as broader economic conditions have deteriorated. Each week seems to bring concerning headlines of tech companies laying off employees and implementing hiring freezes while tech stocks get battered, cryptocurrencies crash and people inside and outside the industry warn about a possible recession. Silicon Valley is also arguably more sensitive than some other industries to shifting economic conditions, including from rising interest rates, given how many tech companies rely on easy access to funding to pursue their ambitious projects before making a profit, or in some cases, even generating revenue. RELATED: Economist sees plenty of bright spots for Santa Clara County job market, but hazards lurk In recent weeks, investors and industry...
    In this photo illustration the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Novavax logos are seen behind a medical syringe and vials.Pavlo Gonchar | LightRocket | Getty Images Novavax's two-dose dose Covid-19 vaccine for adults ages 18 and older cleared a key step on the path toward Food and Drug Administration authorization on Tuesday. The FDA's committee of independent vaccine experts voted 21 to 0 with one abstention to recommend authorization of the shot for use in the U.S. after an all-day public meeting in which they weighed safety and effectiveness data. The FDA usually follows the committee's recommendations, though it is not obligated to do so. The agency could clear Novavax's vaccine for distribution in the U.S. as soon as this week. The Centers for Disease Control Prevention would still need to sign off on the shots before pharmacies and other health-care providers can start administering them to people. Novavax's shot would be the fourth Covid vaccine authorized for use in the U.S. The Maryland biotech company's shots are based on protein technology that's been in use for decades in...
    It’s the year 2035. You wake up and press a button that opens up the blinds for your bedroom window revealing a spectacular view of Earth. It’s another “morning” on the moon as you start your day in one of the human colonies on the lunar surface. As you get out of bed, though, you hear it: the familiar whirring sounds of actuators and the tip tap of feet as your robot dog makes its way towards you. You pet the pooch before you two get started on another day of exploring the moon. This might seem like a fever dream brought on by a few too many episodes of “The Jetsons”—but it could actually become a reality in the future. In fact, two teams are currently in a heated competition to develop a working prototype lunar rover that resembles a robot dog. Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH Zurich) and the Research Center for Information Technology in Karlsruhe, Germany (FZI) both entered robot dog designs in the ESA’s lunar polar challenge, a competition for...
    By Mark Gurman | Bloomberg Apple Inc. will announce significant changes to the iPad’s software next week at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, according to people with knowledge of the matter, part of a push to make the device more like a laptop and less like a phone. The iPad’s next major software update, iPadOS 16, will have a redesigned multitasking interface that makes it easier to see what apps are open and switch between tasks, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the changes aren’t yet public. It also will let users resize app windows and offer new ways for users to handle multiple apps at once. The iPad accounts for nearly 9% of annual Apple’s sales, and that percentage has inched up in recent years. But professional users of the device have clamored for an interface that feels more like a laptop experience. The iPad’s hardware, which now includes the same M1 chip as some of Apple’s laptops, has grown increasingly powerful, and in some ways the software hasn’t kept up. A spokesperson for the...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – What better way to commemorate Memorial Day Weekend than going to Miami Beach for the 2022 Hyundai Air and Sea Show? Here is what to expect, if you go. The event is scheduled to take place Saturday, May 29 through Sunday, May 30 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. READ MORE: Miami Weather: Memorial Day Weekend Will Be Hot, Muggy With Afternoon ShowersIt will feature offshore powerboat demonstrations, extreme water sports, an action zone, a military display village, and more. The event will showcase the women, men, technology, and equipment from all five branches of the United States military. READ MORE: Florida Appeals Court Blasts Redistricting InjunctionThe Hyundai Air & Sea Show will offer a variety of customized hospitality options that offer the best views of the finest equipment and technology our country has to offer. Those attending will find a range of opportunities to enjoy with family or friends, entertain clients, and conduct some business in an excitement-charged atmosphere only found on Miami Beach. Event takes place at Lummus Park, located on the sands of Ocean...
    By Chris Isidore | CNN Business How do you regulate a man worth more than $200 billion who thinks he knows better than everyone else? The simple answer is: You don’t. Elon Musk has once again proven he’ll do things his own way, announcing Friday that his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter is on hold. He shared this news in a tweet rather than in a formal filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The drama over the deal has continued to play out in a series of tweets between Musk and the company. Because the SEC ruled back in 2013 that using Twitter and other social media platforms are an acceptable way for public companies to disclose material information, this might be one of the legal ways he’s flouted convention. But many other moves by Musk over the years have broken actual rules, not just skirted norms, yet none of it has slowed him down or changed his behavior. The financial penalties that regulators or business partners might put in place mean little to someone as wealthy as...
    From Bitcoin to Ethereum, cryptocurrencies are nursing large losses due to a massive market meltdown in the broader crypto market last week. The meltdown was triggered by the crash of TerraUSD, one of the world's largest 'stablecoins', so-called as it's supposed to trade one-to-one with the US dollar.  After TerraUSD 'de-pegged' from the dollar, trading as low as 23 cents amid panicked selling, it caused a broader meltdown that sent cryptocurrency values plummeting. Bitcoin – the largest cryptocurrency – fell to its lowest level since 2020 ($27,000 per Bitcoin) last Thursday, although it has since recovered to reach above $30,000.  However, market volatility is just one reason we may never be able to rely on cryptocurrencies and the system that runs them, blockchain. Blockchains come with inherent issues – namely they require staggering amounts of energy to support, and they can be hacked, despite popular belief.  Some experts believe these issues make it unlikely that blockchains will ever become serious alternatives to banks.  Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are the internet's version of money - unique pieces of digital property that can be transferred...
    Philip Bump with the Washington Post watched conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza’s 2020 “election fraud” film 2000 Mules and offered a fact check for viewers. The film debuted this past week and has become a popular topic online for conservatives. Bump criticized it for attempting to deceive audiences into believing individuals engaged in a nationwide conspiracy to steal a win from former President Donald Trump. D’Souza has touted the film as making the irrefutable case the election was rigged. Trump has praised the documentary for showing the ballot box “was stuffed, and stuffed like never before.” According to Bump, the film relies on flawed cell phone geolocation technology, asks its audience to take leaps of faith and uses hyperbole to spin a wide web. Central to 2000 Mules’ message is that phone-tracking can be used to locate the movements of people. The technology was displayed in a scene where it was implied to have been used to solve a homicide in Atlanta — when it was not. After D’Souza shows his audience how the tracking technology works, he shows them people who...
    Sponsored Content The future is here, and it’s called Web3. The way we communicate, interact, and create is evolving. We’ve seen the emergence of Web 2.0, and now, with Web 3.0, there’s a new standard for digital evolution on the horizon. Valentyn Syenin believes Web3 will undoubtedly change the way we interact with art and culture as time goes on. A renowned creative director, digital artist, and creative filmmaker, Val is leveraging this cutting-edge innovation to create art and make the world a better place. Val has been creating art for over 13 years. His passion for the camera led to an image arts program specializing in film studies at Ryerson University and then a college degree in 3D animation and design from Humber college. His skills established his reputation in the industry, leading to prestigious opportunities in the creative space. Val has worked closely with A-list celebrities and renowned brands, such as Karmagawa, The Chainsmokers, and Shaquille O’Neal, to share their stories. For many years, Val also leveraged his videography skills to travel and impact the world. Besides...
    It might sound like something out of Blade Runner. But science is edging closer towards allowing blind people to see again — without using their eyes. Researchers are developing a pair of high-tech glasses with a built-in camera that ping images wirelessly to the brain. The gadget bypasses nerves between the eyes and the brain, which become damaged in most cases of blindness. A team of Dutch experts are trialling it in Eindhoven, which has been described as 'the place to be' when it comes to blindness research. Similar technology has been backed by legendary American musician Stevie Wonder who lost his sight as a baby. A number of experimental therapies and gadgets for incurable blindness have emerged over the past decade amid medical advances. Among those currently in the works are bionic eyes being trialled in the US and UK, and a trial using gene-editing tool CRISPR to cure genetic blindness.      This graphic representation gives an idea of how the glasses would work in practice  Stevie Wonder, now 71-years-old, who made such hits as 'Superstition' and 'Isn't She Lovely' became...
    A METAVERSE without smells would be like living in black and white - and even the bad ones like body odour and farts have an important place. That's according to a sensory scientist who's pushing the boundaries of virtual reality to a whole new level. 4People able to smell virtual objectsCredit: OVR Technology 4Flowers and fire among the things you can sniff at in virtual worldCredit: OVR Technology VR and the metaverse has largely focused on sight, sound and touch, but taste and smell is often forgotten, mainly because it's so complex to achieve. But a company called OVR Technology has come up with a way to bring odour to the virtual world that could eventually lead the way into the metaverse as well. And for a truly multi-sensory experience, it shouldn't just be all the wonderful smells like roses or food, but the nasty ones we tend to avoid in the real world. "For me, living in the world of scent, all smells are interesting even bad smells and they have their function," OVR Technology boss Aaron Wisniewski told The...
    Evelyn Telfer, a reproductive biologist at the University of Edinburgh, is leading the effort to help biological women who are living as transgender men — many of whom used hormones to bring on male characteristics — create offspring in the laboratory. The ongoing effort was reported by Massachusetts Institute of Technology — a school grounded in science and technology — in its MIT Technology Review, using the unscientific narrative that biological sex is a choice. The MIT Technology Review reported on the development, including saying that transgender men are “assigned female at birth:” For the first time, scientists say they have managed to take eggs from the ovaries of transgender men and get them ready for fertilization in a process completed entirely outside the body. The achievement … suggests that viable eggs can be obtained from transgender men even after years of testosterone therapy, which can stop ovulation. This would allow transgender men who want children to avoid having to pause gender-affirming medical care and avoid vaginal probes, women’s health clinics, and female-hormone-based treatments, all of which can be physically or...
    A controversial Harvard scientist says he wants to launch an investigation into a meteor that he believes is actually alien technology lying at the bottom of Pacific Ocean.  Last week, the US Space Command confirmed that a meteor that hit Earth in January 2014 did come from another solar system and is therefore the first known interstellar object. US Space Command officials have said that the meteor, measuring just 1.5 feet across, 'was indeed an interstellar object'. Their confirmation means the famous interstellar object known as Oumuamua, discovered in 2017, is actually the second interstellar object to visit our solar system. Harvard physicist Avi Loeb (pictured) claimed on Wednesday that a meteor that hit Earth in January 2014 is instead a piece of alien technology According to NASA, the meteor soared through skies near Papua New Guinea at more than 100,000 miles per hour and impacted near Manus Island on January 8, 2014 (concept image) The memo, dated March 1 and shared on Twitter this month, signs off findings from US Space Command chief scientist Dr Joel Mozer But Harvard physicist Avi Loeb...
    A TECH race to build the most sophisticated and expansive metaverse could establish the next world power and change the future of war. The metaverse is still in its infancy, but its limitless potential is seducing companies to invest billions of dollars into its development. 6The US military is already using VR and the metaverse in training simulationsCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk 6But China is prepping for metaverse warfare that 'affects the opponent's thinking, cognition and action decision making,' according to a March 2022 report by an Air Force think tankCredit: MCPA 6The metaverse is a vast, immersive 3D world with limitless potential for both good and bad, including a futuristic cyber warfareCredit: Getty Images - Getty Most of the metaverse's potential uses in the US have been tied to commercial and recreational civilian purposes. But China is prepping for metaverse warfare that "affects the opponent's thinking, cognition and action decision making," according to a March 2022 report by an Air Force think tank. Elmer Francisco, CEO of VetCoin Foundation, told The Sun that the metaverse the next...