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Technology Could End Mass Shootings
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I’m tired of being upset about mass shootings and the government’s seeming lack of progress to end them. I’m particularly tired of the partisan bickering around talking points that have no basis in fact. The left wants this to be about guns. The right wants to blame mental illness and video games. What is needed […]

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When Technology Makes Life Harder
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The latest Windows 10 update hasn’t gone smoothly for many users due to a conflict with an outdated driver for Intel’s Rapid Storage Technology. This is somewhat ironic in that RST was designed to improve the performance of storage hardware. Certain versions have slowed the install process, and in some cases the program actually has […]

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The Knight Foundation launches $750,000 initiative for immersive technology for the arts
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The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is looking for pitches on how to enhance and augment traditional creative arts through immersive technologies. Through a partnership with Microsoft the foundation is offering a share of a $750,00 pool of cash and the option of technical support from Microsoft, including mentoring in mixed-reality technologies and […]

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Unregulated facial recognition technology presents unique risks for the LGBTQ+ community
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Carlos Gutierrez Contributor Share on Twitter Carlos Gutierrez is deputy director and general counsel at LGBT Tech. It seems consumers today are granted ever-dwindling opportunities to consider the safety and civil liberties implications of a new technology before it becomes widely adopted. Facial recognition technology is no exception. The well-documented potential for abuse and misuse of these tools […]

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Office Setup (u/rickhart2019) – Reddit
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u/rickhart2019: I am an Online Marketing Expert with 3 years of extensive and rich experience of Marketing through Social Networking Platforms.

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New USPTO Guidance May Clear Path for More Technology Patents
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James J. DeCarlo Contributor James J. DeCarlo is a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. A registered patent attorney, he is actively involved in virtually all aspects of intellectual property counseling. He has spent nearly 30 years litigating, licensing and procuring patents in the software, hardware, internet and networking spaces, among many others. […]

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Senate re-introduces bill to help advanced nuclear technology
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Enlarge / The Watts Bar nuclear power plant in Tennessee. (credit: Tennessee Valley Authority / Flickr) Last week, a bipartisan group of 15 US senators re-introduced a bill to instate the Nuclear Energy Leadership Act (NELA), which would offer incentives and set federal goals for advanced nuclear energy. A smaller group of senators originally introduced […]

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Creative agency Virtue introduces genderless voice Q to challenge biases in technology
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Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant, Cortana and Bixby–almost all virtual assistants have something in common. Their default voices are women’s, though the role that plays in reinforcing gender stereotypes has been long documented, even inspiring the dystopian romance “Her.” Virtue, the creative agency owned by publisher Vice, wants to challenge the trend with a genderless voice […]

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Ask Slashdot:  Is Today's Technology As Cool As You'd Predicted When You Were Young?
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“How does the actual, purchaseable consumer technology available in 2019 compare to what you — back in the 1960s, ’70s, ’80s or ’90s — thought consumer technology might look like around the year 2020?” asks Slashdot reader dryriver. Is today’s consumer technology as advanced, inventive, groundbreaking and empowering as you imagined it would be 30, […]

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