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Amazon’s high-tech automated grocery store of the future is also super creepy

“You walk into the store, scan your Amazon Go app as you pass through the turnstile” writes Zach Epstein for bgr.com. It’s all done via a combination of hardware and software meant to prevent lines from forming, and ensure a customer experience that no other retail store can offer.Amazon is ready to deliver another blow to retail stores, in the form of a grocery store that’s so high-tech that it doesn’t need cashiers to make sure you pay for the goods you want to purchase.On that’s the price to pay…

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While you were glued to Twitter, a high-tech job passed you by | Thomas Friedman / Syndicated columnist

“Quantum computers, with their exponential processing power, will be able to crack most encryption without breaking a sweat” writes Thomas Friedman for seattletimes.com. Last week I visited the same lab, where my hosts showed me the world’s first quantum computer that can handle 50 quantum bits, or qubits, which it unveiled in November.Talia Gershon, an IBM researcher, posted a fun video explaining the power of quantum computers to optimize and model problems with an exponential number of variables.The result is computers that may one day “operate 100,000 times faster than…

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Everything Londoners need for a healthy new year, without leaving home

“Scroll through the gallery above to see the best home fitness gadgets, equipment, food boxes and clothing to get 2018 off to a healthy active start, without leaving your living room” writes Prudence Ivey for independent.co.uk. Even better, you won’t need to leave your house to buy your new gear as it’s all available for online purchase.Between online workouts, streamlined wearables and minimalist equipment, you can rest assured you won’t be adding bulky clutter to your small city space too.Luckily, the home workout and wellness scene is thriving thanks to new…

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Eschewing High-Tech Hotel Amenities in Favor of Old-School Record Players…

“In Boston, the Verb Hotel (nightly rates from $125) has provided record players in its 93 rooms since last year” writes Shivani Vora for nytimes.com. The Shorebreak Hotel, in Huntington Beach, Calif. (nightly rates from $219), introduced a record player in its new library area earlier this year.Guests are encouraged to check out these vinyls and listen to them in the library; the hotel staff also rotates different ones on the player during wine hour, held daily at 5 p.m.When Schafer Newman stayed at the Goodland, in Goleta, Calif., last…

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Meet the anti-drone: The high-tech system that detects and takes down intruding drones

“As drones will be an indispensable part of future technology, regulation of drones is essential,” Quek said” writes Uptin Saiidi for cnbc.com. Another player in the space is SkySafe, an anti-drone technology backed by Andreessen Horowitz.TeleRadio said it’s currently in discussions and testing its device with governments in Asia and the Middle East as demand for anti-drone systems increases. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Google commits $1B in grants to train U.S. workers for high-tech jobs

“That money will be used to help launch the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator, aimed at preparing the American workforce for high-tech jobs” writes Minutes Ago Matthew for techcrunch.com. The number of high-tech jobs had doubled.” The company is committing $10 million to Goodwill as part of the initiative — the largest Google.org has committed to one organization. Source: techcrunch.com Share This:

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Google commits $1 billion in grants to train U.S. workers for high-tech jobs

“That money will be used to help launch the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator, aimed at preparing the American workforce for high-tech jobs” writes Hours Ago Frederic for techcrunch.com. The number of high-tech jobs had doubled.” The company is committing $10 million to Goodwill as part of the initiative — the largest Google.org has committed to one organization. Source: techcrunch.com Share This:

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High-tech 2020 Census: Grant it enough money to make it count | Editorial

“The 2020 Census should not be treated as a practice session using inadequately tested technology and procedures” writes The Seattle Times for seattletimes.com. The bureau says the collected data will help guide the official count in 2020, which would be considered the first “high-tech” U.S. census using mobile technology from start to finish, incorporating innovations from the geospatial industry and allowing Census forms to be completed using the internet. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Amazon donated 1,600 Echo Dot smart speakers to ASU’s new high-tech dorm for engineers

“From ASU’s perspective, the Echo Dot speakers speak straight to the engineering program’s mission, according to Fulton Schools dean Kyle Squires” writes Matt Weinberger for businessinsider.com. This dorm is designed to be the crown jewel for ASU’s Fulton Schools of Engineering, which it says is the largest engineering program in the country. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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