Reading Time: 2 minutes 3D printers have hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons — like creating illegal guns. Here’s a use which is nothing but good.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Is a cat or dog too much responsibility for you? Don’t worry — AI robots are replacing them.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Squeamish readers should probably look away now, as this is a story about tiny robots burrowing into eyeballs.
Reading Time: 2 minutes A potentially revolutionary technology that increases the odds of inheritance for specific genes was recently tested on lab mice. Scientists regarded the results with measured optimism.
Reading Time: 6 minutes In 1996 came the Internet and it made the world instantly global. Then, in 2008, the iPhone arrived, and we as a society became universally and ubiquitously plugged-in. Mainlined into the cosmic collective, and buttressed by an accompanying explosion of virtual “communities” through social media sites.Today this omniscient virtual world is summoned on average 85 Read More
Reading Time: < 1 minute Rare-earth elements are essential to current and emerging technologies and one country controls their supply.
Reading Time: 2 minutes In a wide-ranging interview, Edward Snowden talks about the Apple vs. FBI encryption lawsuit, why he has not endorsed a presidential candidate and how a member of the WhoWhatWhy Editorial Advisory Council changed his views on what it would take to return to the US.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Sounding a somewhat conciliatory note, FBI Director James Comey said the key to resolving the encryption debate would be negotiations involving all stakeholders.
Reading Time: < 1 minute The leaked Snowden files revealed the scope of the NSA’s mass surveillance of Americans. Since then, tech companies have boosted encrypted protection. A court order issued this week to Apple constitutes the biggest test to date over whether to permit government-mandated backdoors to encrypted devices.
Reading Time: 2 minutes An ad outfit has created an app that will allow cameras to automatically identify us when we walk into retail establishments. The promise is a good deal. But the implications represent a very, very bad deal.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Protests Then and Now, Space-Age Science, And Stone-Age Art.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Watch out Taliban, here comes Sesame Street. A tough mushroom makes a tougher bumper. And welcome a microscopic friend.
WORTH READING: The Censorship Business, US Still Segregated, Don’t Shoot (Your Camera)!, No Cars Allowed
Reading Time: 2 minutes The Censorship Business You may have heard how the revolutions across the Middle East were spurred by Facebook and Twitter. You probably also know that the governments blocked these websites to counter the protestors. But you probably didn’t know that the technology used to censor these sites comes from US based company McAfee. Read more Read More
Reading Time: < 1 minute Today’s edition of Worth Reading includes two videos “Worth Watching”. Sometimes a picture, or in this case film, is worth a thousand words. Warning: The video on the conflict in Libya contains graphic images.