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New H-1B Guidelines Crack Down on Computer Programmer Jobs

The U.S. administration began to deliver on President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to crack down on a work visa program that channels thousands of …

Immigration

Pollution-fighting Vertical Forest buildings coming to China

Two living, breathing buildings will be able to produce around 130 pounds of clean oxygen a day.<p>China has pollution problems, and one Italian architect could have some answers.<p>The Chinese city of Nanjing is getting a Vertical Forest, a set of two buildings stylised with around 1,100 trees and a …

China

Will a robot take your job? 250,000 public sector admin jobs at risk

Within the next 15 years, 248,860 public sector jobs could be taken over by automated systems and artificial intelligence, a new report has …

Bat Bot is an autonomous drone that mimics a bat's flight

For roboticists working in the field of biomimetics, copying a bat's complex flight patterns has been a difficult problem to solve. Or, as Caltech professor and Jet Propulsion Laboratory researcher Soon-Jo Chung put it during a press conference, "bat flight is the holy grail of aerial robotics." …

EEG cap allows completely paralyzed patients to communicate

A noninvasive brain-computer interface has allowed a number of locked-in people to communicate with the outside world. They say they're happy.<p>Non-invasive caps look like the newest tool that could allow completely paralyzed people to communicate with the outside world.<p>An international team of …

The Brain

Machine beats humans for the first time in poker

<i>(Reuters)</i> – Artificial intelligence has made history by beating humans in poker for the first time, the last remaining game in which humans had managed to maintain the upper hand.<p>Libratus, an AI built by Carnegie Mellon University racked up over $1.7 million worth of chips against four of the top …

Artificial Intelligence

Google just added a feature we always wanted for Chrome on iPhone

Google is adding a much requested feature to its Chrome browser.<p>A new update to Chrome’s iPhone app — v56.0.2924.79 — introduces a built-in QR code …

Google Fiber's 1Gbps network begins signing up customers in Raleigh, NC

While Google Fiber may have put the breaks on its more ambitious expansion plans, the 1Gbps internet and TV service continues to sign up new customers in the locations where it is already under construction. Today, it announced it has begun taking signups in parts of Raleigh, NC.<p>Specifically, …

Google Fiber

AT&T will launch 5G wireless in two cities this year

AT&T's 5G wireless network just got much more tangible. The carrier has announced that its ultra-fast wireless will launch in two cities, Austin and Indianapolis, sometime later in 2017. And while it's still early days, the company is confident enough to set some performance expectations. …

e-David Robot Painting

Meet the Robotics Company Apple Just Anointed

The coming revolution in the toy aisle<p>During Apple's keynote at its Worldwide Developers Conference, it was all Apple all the time, <i>except</i> for one quick demo near the beginning of the event. The CEO of a relatively obscure company (as obscure as a company with $50 million in funding can be) came on …

The smaller, subtler changes in iOS 7

Advertisement<p>15 Comments<p>Apple unveiled some pretty dramatic changes to iOS 7 on Monday and while the blogosphere is arguing over the big design …

Microsoft patent application details use of human bodies for inhuman data transmissions

While we know the human body is capable of generating electricity, we never quite thought of it as a data transmission channel like this Microsoft patent application suggests. According to the document, the folks up in Redmond would like to be able to transfer information from one electronic device …

Smile! Hackers Can Silently Access Your Webcam Right Through The Browser (Again)

You know those people who put tape over their laptop’s webcam to keep digital peeping toms at bay? They’re not crazy.<p>A new proof of concept is making the rounds today that demonstrates how a hacker can snap pics off your webcam, right through the browser, with no consent required.<p>Well, technically, …