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The world's most automated country moves toward setting a 'robot tax' - 0 views

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    "A new proposal could see the country reduce the amount of tax benefits for companies that invest in automated machinery."
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What jobs will still be around in 20 years? Read this to prepare your future | US news ... - 0 views

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    "More and more independent thinkers are realizing that when being an employee is the equivalent to putting all your money into one stock - a better strategy is to diversify your portfolio. So you're seeing a lot more people looking to diversify their career."

    Faith Popcorn, a futurist, echoes the idea that we will all have to become as agile as possible and "have many forms of talent and work that you can provide the economy".
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JetBlue is the latest to use facial recognition technology in airports - 0 views

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    "However, there is some concern about how accurate these new procedures will be. Apparently the facial recognition technology doesn't recognize all people will the same accuracy. White women and black people aren't as easily recognized as white men, meaning there could be some mismatching of identities. Some are also concerned that this is crossing the line in terms of passenger privacy."
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The Era of Ownership Is Ending - 0 views

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    "Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) is a model for traffic without ownership. You pay a monthly fee for it, like with Spotify, tell the app where you are going and get instant access to taxis, Ubers, buses, and so on. Everything is available on-demand and ownership is no longer needed."
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Bank of England investigating dramatic overnight fall in pound | Business | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "The Bank of England has previously highlighted the impact of trading algorithms. "Some markets appear to have become more fragile, as evidenced by episodes of short-term volatility and illiquidity over the past couple of years," Threadneedle Street said last December, warning of a move towards "fast, electronic trading."


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idonotknowyet

New Chromecast and Chromecast Audio dongles take on games and music (Wired UK) - 0 views

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    Google is never giving up on developing their tech- devices whether its successful or not. Google ought to making a new difference to their old headphones so that they made it suitable for both audio and video consumption.Although they have succeeded in developing such headphones with a cheap price yet they made it only completable with two TV companies
jamandham

The BBC micro:bit will, predictably, be delayed until 2016 (Wired UK) - 0 views

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    A cool bit of tech that should help educated young brits on coding and other things to help them in jobs later in life although this could put the younger people at an advantage due to the inequality between older students and younger ones
amenosolja

Twitter takes on Facebook, Snapchat with improved photo tools | Gigaom - 0 views

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    "The new tools appear to allow Twitter users to share images with text overlays, stickers, and other modifications. Twitter's existing tools merely allow people to crop images or run them through filters that greatly change their appearance, whether it's by upping the contrast or making them look like old Polaroid shots."
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Alliance for Open Media - 0 views

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    "The initial project will pursue a new, open royalty-free video codec specification and open-source implementation based on the contributions of members, along with binding specifications for media format, content encryption and adaptive streaming, thereby creating opportunities for next-generation media experiences."
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Technology has created more jobs than it's destroyed, says Deloitte study - 19 Aug 2015... - 0 views

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    "While it's still a popular choice to allege that technology is putting human beings out of work, a study by Deloitte based on 140 years of data seems to prove otherwise.

    Automation, robotics and the simple fact that IT is faster, better connected and capable of massive amounts of analytics and storage means technology has often been held responsible for replacing the roles of people, but census data stretching back to 1871 begs to differ."
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Big Data: Career Opportunities Abound in Tech's Hottest Field - 0 views

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    "Big data is the advance in data management technology, which allows for an increase in the scale and manipulation of a company's data. It allows companies to know more about their customers, products and their own infrastructure. More recently, people have become increasingly focused on the monetization of that data."
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Microsoft's Excel Might Be The Most Dangerous Software On The Planet - Forbes - 0 views

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    "No, really, it's possible that Microsoft's Excel is the most dangerous software on the planet. Yes, more dangerous than rogue code running a nuclear power plant, than the Stuxnet that was deliberately sent off to sabotage Iran's nuclear program, worse, even, than whatever rent in the fabric of space time led to the invention of Lolcats. Really, that serious."
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Cory Doctorow's craphound.com >> Blog Archive » Promoting statistical literac... - 0 views

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    Youngtroopz - right up your EE alley!
Max van Mesdag

Grid storage gets updraft from auto batteries | Green Tech - CNET News - 0 views

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    Energy storage has seen a new innovation from A123 Systems.
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Google engineer fired for privacy breach after 'stalking and harrassing teenagers' - 0 views

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    A worker at Google was fired for breaking company rules.
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