[aolvidable-ga-tracking] There was a study done by the McKinsey Global Institute, which focused on 46 countries and 800 occupations. The study has shown that robots and automation will put a huge proportion of the global population out of a job by 2030 — and the problem will be worse in developed nations. Workers in poorer countries without the resources to fund automation, such as India, may only lose up to 9% of its jobs to robots. However, in wealthier countries such as the United States and Germany, it is estimated that up to one-fifth of the global work force will be affected by this new wave of robots taking over jobs, with the greatest impact on people who work as machine operators and food workers. These jobs that involve repetitive...
[aolvidable-ga-tracking] There is a growing market for smart speakers or voice activated home assistants. The first one to come along was the Amazon Echo, followed by the Google Home. However, their price tag made them more difficult to sell. This forced both companies to release smaller and cheaper versions of their home assistants. Amazon came out with the Echo Dot and Google released the Home Mini. They all have the company’s voice assistant, and are able to do simple things, such as set alarms and control home components. The Amazon Echo can help you do your shopping and Google Home can deal with context and speech very well. The Alexa gives you a more scripted response than the Google device. While the sound is fine for communicating, the devices are...
Breathtaking GoPro footage has revealed what it’s like to spacewalk outside the International Space Station.In February, NASA astronautsBarry “Butch” Wilmore and Terry Virts completed an EVA outside the ISS to reconfigure the exterior of a satellite. The astronauts took along a GoPro camera, which allowed them to capture the out-of-this-world experience — and some inspiring shots of the Earth below.
Could playing video games directly benefit your brain? For all the negative news about the alleged downsides of playing video games, it’s always surprising to come across research that shows a potentially huge upside. A new study fills the bill by showing that heavy video game play is associated with greater “cortical thickness” – a neuroscience term meaning greater density in specific brain areas. Researchers studied the brains of 152 adolescents, both male and female, who averaged about 12.6 hours of video gaming a week.
3D printing has been described as a force for revolutionary change, but with all the tchotchkes, jewelry and, lately, food, people are printing, it sometimes feels less like a revolution than an awesome hobby.Advances in biomedical 3D printing certainly help dispel some of those notions. The world’s first 3D electronics printer from Voxel8 could eliminate them completely.
Robots can do many things these days but can it replace parents? One South Korean electronics company says Atti can do some things better than mommy and daddy. Atti was created to help enhance the “edu-tainment” content available to your children through electronic devices. No, the Atti cannot actually provide any real substitute for quality parent-child interation, but it can help to entertain and educate your child, which is never a bad thing!
If we learn anything from the recent celebrity hacks, it’s that we need to be proactive about protecting our privacy, and, frankly, take matters into our own hands. That’s why using apps like Cyber Dust and Xpire can be a game changer.