Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Headlines & Global News

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10 Best Apps for a Successful Freshman Year in College

10 Best Apps for a Successful Freshman Year in College

Sep 11, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

Education can no longer do without technologies. Even if we see both negative and positive sides to the influence devices and the Internet have on kids, learning and studying will be ineffective without a technological impact. Thus, our task is to make the most of it while trying to minimize its harmful effect.

Home Sellers Have Saved $30M In Real Estate Commissions With UpNest

Home Sellers Have Saved $30M In Real Estate Commissions With UpNest

Aug 15, 2019 08:59 PM EDT

Americans have already saved $30 million in real estate commission fees by using UpNest, with much more to come.

4 Surprising Benefits of Live Chat For Online Businesses

4 Surprising Benefits of Live Chat For Online Businesses

Aug 07, 2019 09:48 PM EDT

Believe it or not, customers are always anxious. And it does not matter how long they have been loyal to your brand or business - they always require updates, especially if they have a bulk order from you. From pricing to inventory to shipping, they just want to know everything in between.

What Security Features Should Be Considered While Building E-Commerce?

Jul 24, 2019 08:31 AM EDT

Internet is a treasure of websites and that numbers are rising every second. Approx 380 new websites are built in every minute. Besides it, cybercrimes are spreading their roots in the internet simultaneously and several online businesses are being targeted by prey eyes.

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Correcting Historic Sea Surface Temperature Measurements

Jul 17, 2019 04:18 PM EDT

Something odd happened in the oceans in the early 20th century. The North Atlantic and Northeast Pacific appeared to warm twice as much as the global average while the Northwest Pacific cooled over several decades.

Safety Driving

Florida to Allow Autonomous Cars with No Safety Driver Starting July

Jul 17, 2019 04:28 PM EDT

Starting July 1, a new law in Florida will allow autonomous vehicles with no safety drivers to circulate public roads in the state. Governor Ron DeSantis signed the bill into law with the intention of attracting self-driving-vehicle makers to the state and compete with California, Arizona and Nevada.

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Now Your Phone Can Become a Robot that Does the Boring Work

Jun 18, 2019 02:33 PM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- If any factory worker could program low-cost robots, then more factories could actually use robotics to increase worker productivity.

Security

The Science Behind Network Security Protocols

Jun 06, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

The science behind network security protocols is the mathematics of encryption. In computer technology, encryption converts plain text or any other type of data from its readable form to an unreadable version. The only way the encryption can be broken is through a decryption key.

Amazon

Amazon Developing an AI-Powered Wearable that Reads Human Emotions

May 28, 2019 05:16 PM EDT

Tech giant Amazon is already a force to be reckoned with in terms of innovation, so the recent news from behind the scenes about the potential development of a wrist-worn AI-powered device that can discern the wearer's emotional state based on the sound of their voice, while shocking through the nature and ambition of the project, come as no surprise as efforts are ongoing on the company's part to revolutionize the tech market.

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'Smart' Insulin Could Prevent Hypoglycemia During Diabetes Treatment

May 17, 2019 10:24 AM EDT

UCLA bioengineers and their colleagues have developed a new type of insulin that could help prevent hypoglycemia in people who use the drug to manage diabetes.

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Same Computer Password for the Last 10 Years? You Might Need a Vibrating Cybernudge

May 15, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

The technology used in exercise and lifestyle apps may hold the key to answering that most difficult of challenges - getting people to change their passwords and better protect their online privacy and data.

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Clean Fuel Cells Could be Cheap Enough to Replace Gas Engines in Vehicles

May 08, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

Advancements in zero-emission fuel cells could make the technology cheap enough to replace traditional gasoline engines in vehicles, according to researchers at the University of Waterloo.

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Technology Could Help Reduce Exploitation of Traditional Weavers in Malaysia

May 04, 2019 09:29 AM EDT

New smartphone apps and greater use of social media could help reduce the exploitation of traditional weavers in poor rural regions of Malaysia, new research suggests. An interdisciplinary team of researchers, including experts in human-computer interaction, information management, and English and creative writing, studied the supply chain of the songket fabric market in the Malaysian state of Terengganu.

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Patterns of Compulsive Smartphone Use Suggest How to Kick the Habit

Apr 30, 2019 01:06 PM EDT

Everywhere you look, people are looking at screens. In the decade since smartphones have become ubiquitous, we now have a feeling almost as common as the smartphones themselves: being sucked into that black hole of staring at those specific apps -- you know which ones they are -- and then a half an hour has gone by before you realize it.

Technology and Trade

New Research to Explore Technology Needed for Peer-to-Peer 'Free Trade' in Excess Energy

Apr 30, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

Households and businesses that generate their own power through micro-renewables, such as solar panels and wind turbines, may soon be able to decide where to distribute their extra energy thanks to funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

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