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Robots are now really stealing jobs as Japanese firm replaces staff with AI

Though we’ve always assumed certain crafts will forever remain immune to automation, it seems nowadays nobody is safe from the looming artificial intelligence invasion.<p>While a few years back the prospect of robots snatching jobs from humans might have seemed like a hackneyed plot twist from a cheap …

Siren Care weaves electronics into fabric to keep diabetic patients healthy

Instead of tracking your health with a little band that’s on your wrist, Ran Ma thinks that the future is keeping track of your health — or at least parts of it — with technology that’s woven into the fabric of your clothes.<p>That’s the target of Siren Care, a wearable company that looks to weave …

Medical Technology

How Lab-Grown Meat Could Be the Future of Food

LAB TO TABLE<p>Ever thought that your Sunday backyard grill burger patties could come from a lab instead of a farmyard cow? Some claim its the future — …

Agriculture

Virtual reality helps Germany catch last Nazi war criminals

German prosecutors and police have developed 3D technology to help them catch the last living Nazi war criminals with a highly precise model of Auschwitz.<p>The virtual reality death camp offers 21st-century fact-finding technology for the final Holocaust trials, in a twilight bid by the German …

World History

Zipline raises $25 million to deliver medical supplies by drone

Zipline International Inc. has raised $25 million in a Series B funding round to expand its humanitarian delivery drone business in Rwanda, the U.S. and beyond.<p>The startup builds drones and runs delivery services, dropping crucial medical supplies to clinics or hospitals in areas that aren’t …

Zip-lines

Smart security cameras will be able to tell if you're texting and driving

The computer vision chip behind Project Tango and DJI's Phantom drone is coming to security<p>Imagine a security camera that can understand and analyze the scene it's capturing. The camera can spot someone who is leaving a piece of luggage behind at an airport and issue an alert. It can identify a car …

Text Messaging

Thanks to Technology, Doctors Are Making House Calls Again

Let's face it, being sick is a pain, and the last thing you often want to do is drag yourself out of bed to see the doctor or hang around in a waiting room hoping you're next.<p>What if, instead of these typical scenarios, your doctor came to you?<p>Now, smartphone apps are not only paving the way for …

Health Care
Emerging Technology

Google's Daydream VR headset reported to cost $79

New virtual reality headset to be among the hardware unveiled in San Francisco on Tuesday, according to Variety.<p>Google is expected to announce a host of new hardware at a media event on Tuesday, and its first Daydream virtual-reality headset may be among the new offerings.<p>The headset, which the …

Virtual Reality

Uber researches vertical-takeoff planes for city rides

The tech could be ready to take flight within the next decade, says product head Jeff Holden.<p>Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's your Uber ride arriving to take you to work.<p>Uber is researching how to offer customers short-haul flights on vertical-takeoff aircraft in future, the ride-hailing …

Aviation

Uber opens self-driving vehicle trial in Pittsburgh to the public

Uber announced today that it has expanded testing of its self-driving cars in Pittsburgh so that select customers will be able to ride in them for free.<p>“We’re inviting our most loyal Pittsburgh customers to experience the future first,” the company wrote in a blog post. “If a Self-Driving Uber is …

It Sounds Like Apple's Self-Driving Car Hit a Big Roadblock

On Friday, the New York Times reported that Apple has laid off dozens of employees on its self-driving car project, and closed down parts of the …

New York Times