Archive | February, 2021

‘Halo’ TV show will air in 2022, alongside ‘Star Trek,’ on new Paramount+ streaming service

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The long-awaited live-action adaptation of Halo has a new release date, as well as a new network. It’s now scheduled to air in the first quarter of 2022, as a flagship show on the new Paramount+ streaming service.
Paramount+, in turn, is a rebranding of ViacomCBS’s current streaming service, CBS All Access. It’s planned to re-launch on

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How IoT Will Change Everyday Life By 2030?

With the start of every new decade, one can’t help but wonder what the world will look like at the end of it. If we can skip the major COVID year (can we) what will 2030 be like? Human technological advancement used to take generations if not centuries up until the Renaissance era. Even then, it took several hundred years

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iRobot says it’ll be a few weeks until it can clean up its latest Roomba software update mess

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iRobot, maker of the robotic Roomba vacuums, has confirmed to The Verge that a software update has been causing issues for some users of its i7 and s9 robots and that it’s working on another one to prevent future issues. The catch? It might be a bit before things get sorted out, with iRobot

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The NYPD deploys a robot dog again

Photo illustration by William Joel | Video by Daniel Valls

The cyberpunk dystopia is here! (If you weren’t aware: I’m sorry. You’re living in a cyberpunk dystopia.) The latest sign — aside from corporations controlling many aspects of everyday life, massive widespread wealth inequality, and the recent prominence of bisexual lighting — comes in the form

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Amazon donating $15M to to create AP computer science course with inclusive focus

Amazon is making a $15 million donation to to help the Seattle nonprofit launch a new Advanced Placement computer science programming course aimed at underrepresented groups of students.
The gift from Amazon Future Engineer will be used to create a course that teaches students the same concepts as the existing AP Computer Science A (AP CSA) course. But it

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Spot: Boston Dynamics condemns robot paintball rampage plan

The art project, which is using a quadruped Spot robot, has been criticised by maker Boston Dynamics

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Why covid-19 might finally usher in the era of health care based on a patient’s data

Back in the 1990s, Lee Hood, a technologist and immunologist famous for co-­inventing the automated DNA sequencer, made a bold prediction. By 2016, he suggested, all Americans would carry a data card  recording their personal genomes and medical histories in vast detail. Upon arriving at a hospital or doctor’s office, they would present it to a clinician, who could simply

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10 Breakthrough Technologies 2021

This list marks 20 years since we began compiling an annual selection of the year’s most important technologies. Some, such as mRNA vaccines, are already changing our lives, while others are still a few years off. Below, you’ll find a brief description along with a link to a feature article that probes each technology in detail. We hope you’ll enjoy

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