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How much would the iPhone cost if it were made in America?

September 19, 2018 Bilal 0

How much would the iPhone cost if it were made in America? https://ift.tt/2MrE8tF Even if President Donald Trump won his battle with Apple and the tech giant started to manufacture its iPhones in the United States, it might not even be a good idea. Trump lashed out at Apple recently after the company said the White House’s proposed $200 billion tariffs on Chinese goods would hurt its business. Trump tweeted: “Make your products in the United States instead of China. Start building new plants now.” It’s tempting to write off Trump here as just tweeting populist rhetoric, but he actually […]

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Artificial intelligence can estimate an area’s obesity levels by analyzing its buildings

September 5, 2018 Bilal 0

Artificial intelligence can estimate an area’s obesity levels by analyzing its buildings https://ift.tt/2NHuqEW Two researchers from the University of Washington have found a way to estimate a US city’s obesity level without having to look at its inhabitants. The duo trained an artificial intelligence algorithm to find the relationship between a city’s infrastructure and obesity levels using satellite and Street View images from Google. By understanding how city planning influences obesity, health campaigns and new construction can be coordinated to improve a city’s health, the researchers wrote in a paper published in JAMA Network Open. The algorithm was trained using […]

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Victorians enjoyed rudimentary version of Netflix, new research shows

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Victorians enjoyed rudimentary version of Netflix, new research shows https://ift.tt/2wFilIV Lantern shows were particularly popular at Christmas and for children’s birthdays. Credit: University of Exeter Victorian families were able to enjoy their own version of Netflix by utilising an early form of ‘pay-per-view’ entertainment to while away winter evenings, new research has found. Nineteenth-century households were able to have access to hundreds of images of far and exotic lands, comic scenes and classic novels, all from the comfort of their homes after magic lanterns and stereoscopes became available to hire. While magic lanterns existed from the early 1600s, they were […]

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Japan preps first test for its awesome ‘space elevator’l

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Japan preps first test for its awesome ‘space elevator’ https://ift.tt/2Q1fBhU Next time you step inside an elevator, imagine it has a button marked “space.” It may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but researchers in Japan are prepping an experiment for this month to test part of a design for an elevator between Earth and space. Based at Shizuoka University, 80 miles west of Tokyo, the research team envisions a so-called “space elevator” as a low-cost alternative to rockets for getting astronauts and cargo to orbiting space stations way above Earth. The experiment is the first of its kind, […]

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Samsung teases foldable smartphone launch for later this year

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Samsung teases foldable smartphone launch for later this year https://ift.tt/2ChWT30 Samsung is planning to launch a foldable smartphone later this year. CNBC reports that Samsung CEO DJ Koh hinted the device could be unveiled at Samsung’s developer conference in November, but it’s not clear if consumers will actually be able to purchase the foldable phone this year. Koh admitted that the mystery device had been “complicated” to develop, and rumors have suggested Samsung will launch a phone with a bendable display under the company’s Galaxy Note line. Samsung has been experimenting with bendable OLED displays for years, and the company […]

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Blockchain Ecosystem Explained In One Chart

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Blockchain Ecosystem Explained In One Chart https://ift.tt/2LZds3c Blockchain technology is developing at a rapid pace. Trying to keep up, understand and explain the inner workings of the ecosystem can be difficult. To address the evolution of this nascent technology, PitchBook has updated a blockchain market map consisting of “135 blockchain startups that have received the greatest amount of funding from angel investors and VC funds, per the PitchBook platform.” There’s been an increase of blockchain techologies and use cases in enterprise solutions, compliance, identity systems and tokenization of assets. Below are brief descriptions of leading market segments, sub-categories and a […]

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Award winning robot travels through water pipes to detect leaks

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Award winning robot travels through water pipes to detect leaks https://ift.tt/2CrIPDQ It sounds unbelievable, but each day around 20 percent of clean water produced in the world is lost as the result of leaky pipes. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, this amounts to an estimated 6 billion gallons of clean water per day in the U.S. alone. The problem is exacerbated by current detection technology, which means that most of the leaks are either not found or discovered too late, after they’ve already caused sinkholes and burst pipes. A new soft robot may be able to help, […]

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46 Corporations Working On Autonomous Vehicles

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46 Corporations Working On Autonomous Vehicles https://ift.tt/2vIGA7h Beyond trendy names like Tesla and Alphabet chasing self-driving cars, a host of auto brands and other tech heavyweights are also investing in autonomous R&D. Private companies working in auto tech are attracting record levels of deals and funding, with autonomous driving startups leading the charge. Along with early-stage startups, VCs, and other investors, large corporations are also angling to get a slice of the self-driving pie. Using CB Insights’ investment, acquisition, and partnership data, we identified 46 companies developing road-going self-driving vehicles. They are a diverse group of players, ranging from automotive […]

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The Internet and its Phases

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The Internet and its Phases https://ift.tt/2NgCeAr Web 1.0 was about publishing – anyone can write and have global distribution. Web 2.0 was about interaction – connect with others, collaborate in real time, data. Web 3.0 is about value transfer – money can now be programmed and embedded in any app. — Brian Armstrong (@brian_armstrong) August 24, 2018 Publish,A Weekly Newsletter Creativity via swissmiss https://ift.tt/2mFaCWG September 5, 2018 at 12:13PM https://ift.tt/1Zo5h10 https://ift.tt/2mFaCWG https://ift.tt/2NgCeAr

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Teachers Are Moonlighting As Instagram Influencers To Make Ends Meet

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Teachers Are Moonlighting As Instagram Influencers To Make Ends Meet https://ift.tt/2PVyJOe Lixia Guo / BuzzFeed News If you saw Amy Groesbeck during school hours, you’d think she’s just your typical third-grade teacher. But when the 33-year-old goes home each evening, that’s when her second job begins. She pulls out her iPad and logs into Instagram — where she has more than 90,000 followers. “I lock myself in the office and spend at least six hours a day working on products and creating images to post on Instagram and things like that,” she told BuzzFeed News. “It really is a second […]