Josh Shiau

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Coming soon: An app to report police brutality

Reporting police brutality could just be a swipe away.<p>That's the motivation behind SWAT, a new app designed by college students Joe Gruenbaum and Brandon Anderson to counter excessive uses of force by police officers.<p>The app, which its creators would like to release by spring, will give witnesses …

Virtual Reality on Smartphones Is Here, but Will Users Follow?

"It's going to take a lot of people experimenting with this technology to really figure it out."<p>The nascent virtual reality industry, recently reignited by Facebook-owned Oculus VR, was originally focused on PCs: Powerful, upgradeable consumer machines that, paired with the right headset, could …

LinkedIn explains its complex Gobblin big data framework

LinkedIn shed more light Tuesday on a big-data framework dubbed Gobblin that helps the social network take in tons of data from a variety of sources …

Eli Broad Adds Jordan Wolfson's Terrifying Robot to Collection

<i>This post originally appeared on artnet News.</i><p><b>by Eileen Kinsella</b><p>Jordan Wolfson's Female Figure (2014) a life-size talking, moving robot, is now part of Eli and Edythe Broad's massive contemporary art collection.<p>Mega-collectors Eli and Edythe Broad have acquired one of artist Jordan Wolfson's creepy …

The Defibrillator Drone Is Another Good Drone Idea But Will It Work?

Problem: Many people who go into cardiac arrest could be helped with an automated external defibrillator (AED)—as well as CPR from someone who knows …

Robotics

Chinese Drivers Welcome Our New Robocar Overlords

A poll released today suggests that driverless cars appeal most in China and India and least in Japan, with English-speaking countries—the only …

University of Michigan

Microsoft finally killed cloud storage. What’s next?

Just over six months ago, I made an early prediction that cloud storage would reach $0 over the next 12-18 months. Well, it hasn’t become “free” just yet, but it is now unlimited thanks to Microsoft. This week, Microsoft set a precedent by making storage unlimited to all users — business and …