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Computer pioneer Harry Huskey dies aged 101

Engineer Harry Huskey, who helped build many of the first ever computers, has died aged 101. Dr Huskey was a key member of the team that built the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (Eniac) which first ran in February 1946. Eniac is widely considered to be one of the first electronic, general purpose, programmable computers. Dr Huskey also helped complete ... Read More »

Facebook team working on brain-powered technology

Facebook says it is working on technology to allow us to control computers directly with our brains. It is developing “silent speech” software to allow people to type at a rate of 100 words per minute, it says. The project, in its early stages, will require new technology to detect brainwaves without needing invasive surgery. “We are not talking about ... Read More »

Inside Netflix we reveal how brain scans and bots help shows go from lens to your living room

Netflix first launched in the UK in 2012 and, along with catch-up services like BBC iPlayer and streaming rivals like Amazon Prime, has completely transformed the way we watch television. WIRED was invited along to the firm’s recent Netflix Labs Day at its Los Gatos headquarters in the heart of Silicon Valley for the global release of Marvel’s Iron Fist ... Read More »

Track how technology is transforming work

Androids, such as this one directing shoppers in Tokyo, will replace humans in many service occupations in the next 10–20 years. Advances in technology pose huge challenges for jobs. Productivity levels have never been higher in the United States, for example, but income for the bottom 50% of earners has stagnated since 1999 (see ‘Job shifts’). Most of the monetary ... Read More »

The Small Technology Giving Big Peace of Mind

Hope, fear and inspiration In 2012, Kurt Workman was a full-time chemical engineering major at Brigham Young University. Kurt’s aunt had just had twins, prematurely, so he and his wife were lending a helping hand whenever they could. They saw firsthand the constant worry Kurt’s aunt shouldered. They wanted to start a family of their own soon, but Kurt knew ... Read More »

Bored? No way. Ditching technology makes life complicated and beautiful

‘Gathering and chopping wood is more of a practical meditation than a chore.’ Illustration: Kirsty Alston Saturday 25 March 2017 05.00 EDTLast modified on Saturday 25 March 2017 05.02 EDT We are walking eyes half-open, half-asleep into a techno-dystopia even George Orwell couldn’t imagine. 1984 is starting to look primitive compared to what’s in store for us. Sex robots could soon make ... Read More »

Can We Really Predict The Future Technology?

The coming decades will bring exciting innovation, but can we predict future technology? The development of technology is an essential part of human life and has been used to change the world we live in. But the uncertainty of what technology will look like in the future can be daunting. In just over 100 years, we have come from inventing ... Read More »

Eye blink technology allows vicar sex abuse victim to give evidence

A former vicar has been jailed for sexually abusing a choirboy who gave evidence using eye-tracking technology which turned his blinks into words. Cyril Rowe was sentenced to four years for three counts of indecent assault at a London church in the late 70s. His victim Michael Kelsick, 47, died of motor neurone disease in a hospice before hearing the ... Read More »

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LG Promises Large Screen and Long Battery Life with G Pad II 10.1

LG announced on Monday the next G Pad tablet model, the G Pad II 10.1. The company plans to give its newest tablet an official unveiling at IFA 2015 in Berlin next month. But for now LG is giving a peek at some of the G Pad II’s specs and features. You won’t likely get the highest specs or super clear ... Read More »