Month: February 2018

Report: Apple plans three new iPhones for 2018—and they’re all like the iPhone X

According to a new report, three new iPhones will launch in 2018, all derived from the design and features of the iPhone X. One would be a direct successor to the iPhone X, another would be a significantly larger cousin with the biggest smartphone screen Apple has yet produced, and the third would be a …

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BrainQ aims to cure stroke and spinal cord injuries through mind-reader tech

BrainQ is a new neurotech startup hoping to take on brain-computer interface (BCI) companies like Braintree founder Bryan Johnson’s Kernel and Silicon Valley billionaire Elon Musk’s Neuralink. It’s not clear yet what Musk’s startup intends to do with the computer chips it plans to put in our heads, but Johnson’s startup says it is focused …

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California now allows driverless cars without a human behind the wheel

On Monday, the California Department of Motor Vehicles approved new rules that would allow self-driving cars to hit the road without a human behind the wheel, ready to take over at any time. The new regulations, which take effect as of April 2, will pave the way for companies like Waymo, Uber, GM, and others …

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Eye diseases accurately diagnosed through artificial intelligence

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence system to quickly and accurately screen patients with potentially blinding retinal diseases to see if urgent treatment is needed. The system used machine learning to identify macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema within 30 seconds with more than 95 percent accuracy, said Kang Zhang, MD, a professor of ophthalmology …

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Seamless Air Alliance aims to improve in-flight connectivity

In a bid to make in-flight connectivity as fast, reliable, and cheap as it is on the ground, Airbus, Delta, OneWeb, Sprint, and Bharti Airtel have teamed up to create the Seamless Air Alliance. The goal is for airlines to work with affiliated mobile services and use satellite technology to provide passengers with the same …

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Why Ethereum weathered the cryptocurrency downturn better than Bitcoin

If 2017 was a dream for cryptocurrency enthusiasts, 2018 has been a swift return to reality. The value of Bitcoin, which increased over 1,000 percent last year, has decreased by close to 30 percent so far this year, and many other coins have followed suit. The crypto market has begun a modest recovery, but investors …

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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (SingularityHub)

COMPUTING Serious Quantum Computers Are Finally Here. What Are We Going to Do With Them? Will Knight | MIT Technology Review “‘The thing driving the hype is the realization that quantum computing is actually real,’ says Isaac Chuang, a lean, soft-spoken MIT professor. ‘It is no longer a physicist’s dream—it is an engineer’s nightmare.’ …The …

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