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Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter unite to simplify data transfers

Four of the biggest technology companies are banding together to make it easier for users to download and transfer their data between services. Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Twitter formally announced The Data Transfer Project (DTP) today, an open-source initiative to create new tools that …

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AI Is Humanity’s Trojan Horse: Alluring at First, Dangerous Down the Road

Technology that changes the way we live has always been met with suspicion — especially information technology. When new tech supplants less efficient ways to engage with the world, it usually attracts trumpets of doomsday proclamations about how tech will negatively impact humanity. Even the …

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New electronic skin allows bionic limbs to feel pain — and that’s a good thing

There’s no doubt that bionic prostheses have evolved by leaps and bounds in recent years, thanks to various technological breakthroughs. But one …

The creator of Internet Explorer wants to read your mind with a bracelet

Forget Amazon Echo-style voice controls or touchscreen gestures; controlling a computer with your thoughts is the ultimate way to interface with …

It’s not Terminator time yet, but robots with living muscle tissue are on the way

We’re more than two decades removed from August 29, 1997, the date that <i>Terminator 2: Judgment Day</i> predicted the fictional Skynet artificial …

No sun? No problem — this solar panel harvests energy from raindrops, too

We are used to solar panels which can harvest power from sunlight during the day. But how about a new type of solar cell that is able to generate …

Multitouch 'skin' makes your body the controller

Having a sophisticated computer interface on your body might seem like the stuff of science fiction, but a group of scientists at Germany's Saarland University have announced exactly that. Called Multi-Touch Skin, the material can be inkjet printed onto a plastic sticker and register a touch from …

7 ways we’ll interact with computers in the future

Fifty years ago, pioneering computer scientist Doug Engelbart showed off a series of breathtaking new technologies in one astonishing keynote that’s …

The mind-reading AlterEgo headset (almost) promises telepathy with Alexa

Speaking to voice assistants, no matter how helpful they can be, is still not something the majority of us do on a daily basis. Especially in public. …

Thanks to Governments: A Radically Different Internet Is Coming!

The battle for Net-Neutrality, which despite of what you heard is still ongoing, seems to have changed government regulators attitudes towards the …

The father of the world wide web is one disappointed dad

Today is the World Wide Web's 29th birthday, and to celebrate the occasion, its creator has told us how bad it's become. In an open letter appearing in <i>The Guardian</i>, Tim Berners-Lee painted a bleak picture of the current internet -- one dominated by a handful of colossal platforms that have …

SOCIAL VR

"Social VR is a virtual reality social network designed to connect virtual avatars and gamers together with developers, friends and online family, so …

The Father Of The Internet Sees His Invention Reflected Back Through A 'Black Mirror'

In 1984, two men were thinking a lot about the Internet. One of them invented it. The other is an artist who would see its impact on society with uncanny prescience.<p>First is the man often called "the father of the Internet," Vint Cerf. Between the early 1970s and early '80s, he led a team of …

Black Mirror

The ‘world’s biggest wind farm’ could send power to as many as five countries

While most offshore wind farms are located close to the coast, an ambitious plan by a Dutch energy firm involves the creation of what would be the …

Bacteria’s at the core of this 3D-printed living ink that could become your skin

The range of objects emerging from 3D printers these days is already quite expansive, but generally, they share one thing in common — the “ink” used …

Blockchain Governance: Programming Our Future

This post describes why blockchain governance design is one of the most important problems out there, its critical components, current approaches, …

Elon Musk: The Architect of Tomorrow

It’s mid-afternoon on a Friday at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, and three of Elon Musk’s children are gathered around him – one of …

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Digital democracy's steep decline

We thought the internet was going to be great for equality, freedom, and maybe even human rights, but now we're not so sure. Turns out, the internet is great for propaganda. And totally unraveling democracy.<p>If only the people who invented and run everything we use online had thought of this! If …

Jaron Lanier: ‘The solution is to double down on being human’

He’s the Silicon Valley visionary who gave us virtual reality. Now, in a new memoir-cum-manifesto, Jaron Lanier recounts his sad, unusual childhood and calls for a re-evaluation of our ties with the digital environment<p>Jaron Lanier has written a book about virtual reality, a phrase he coined and a …

Virtual Reality

Twisted light could make wireless data faster than fiber

As fast as fiber optic lines have become, they're still hamstrung by one key limitation: you still need to transmit that data over wires, which limits where you can transmit and the affordability of the fastest connections. Scientists may have a way to eliminate those cables while offering even …

Scientists Are Getting Closer to Making Edible Gelatin Robots That Can Function Inside Your Body

In the near future, you may be able to eat a robot that will heal you or provide nutrients.<p>It may sound like science fiction, but researchers are …

Inworld Review -10th September 17

Metaworld News - 10th September 17

BBC Blogs - Academy - Is virtual technology a threat to journalism's objectivity?

Is virtual technology a threat to journalism's objectivity?<p>Jack Burgessis a BBC assistant producer<p>Tagged with:<p>Journalism<br>• Technology<br>• Virtual reality<p>Comments<p>Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are game-changers across the media. Both could have substantial implications for the future of …

Inworld Review - 20th August 17

Metaworld News - 20th August 17

Inworld Review - 13th August 17

Metaworld News - 13th August 17

Scientists successfully infiltrate computer using malware coded into DNA

‘We wanted to understand what new computer security risks are possible’<p>In what reads like science fiction becoming reality, researchers at the University of Washington have been able to successfully infect a computer with malware coded into a strand of DNA. In order to see if a computer could be …

Metaworld News - 6th August 17