Archive for the Daily Techbytes Category


New car owners blast technology in Consumer Reports reliability survey; Toyota does well – Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune New car owners blast technology in Consumer Reports reliability survey; Toyota does wellChicago Tribune“These new technologies can add features and improve fuel efficiency, but are more prone to have issues. More often than not, our data suggests it's prudent for consumers to wait for the technology to mature,” said Jake Fisher, director of […]

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How Technology is Keeping Holocaust Survivor Stories Alive Forever – Newsweek

Newsweek How Technology is Keeping Holocaust Survivor Stories Alive ForeverNewsweekThe life-size image of Pinchas Gutter on a video screen, fidgeting, blinking and tapping his foot, seemed present and alive in the way portraits do in the magical world of Harry Potter. The Holocaust survivor, who lives in Toronto, was nowhere near the … technology – […]

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The Curse of the Halfway Technology – Slate Magazine

Slate Magazine The Curse of the Halfway TechnologySlate MagazineThe iron lung was a typical halfway technology—an improvement over what had been but nothing really close to what you'd truly want. That would be the Salk-Sabin vaccine. But for some, like O'Brien, halfway was the only way. They survived—and some … technology – Google News

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Justices to Decide on Forcing Technology Firms to Provide Data Held Abroad – New York Times

New York Times Justices to Decide on Forcing Technology Firms to Provide Data Held AbroadNew York TimesDisputes between leading technology companies and the Justice Department have become increasingly common, and the new case will give the Supreme Court an opportunity to weigh in on the clash between the demands of law enforcement and the …US Supreme […]

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Asics is using microwave technology to create custom midsoles in as little as 15 seconds – TechCrunch

TechCrunch Asics is using microwave technology to create custom midsoles in as little as 15 secondsTechCrunchAsics is just offering a sneak preview of the technology at the moment, as it's still in the testing phase — but if all goes according to plan, it could be rolled out to the point of sale. Somewhere down […]

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Junk technology: A ridiculous history of fast-food PR stunts – Engadget – Engadget

Engadget Junk technology: A ridiculous history of fast-food PR stunts – EngadgetEngadgetWho doesn't love a good, over-the-top marketing stunt? Recently we've seen a lot of those, including Pizza Hut's Pizza Parka, a coat made out of the same …and more » technology – Google News

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The Ethical Minefields of Technology – Scientific American (blog)

Scientific American (blog) The Ethical Minefields of TechnologyScientific American (blog)Almost all businesses today rely on some type of software, and few people would dispute the productivity increases that accompany new technology. However, there's a flip side to the embrace of advanced technology, and one with significant implications. technology – Google News

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FDA Vote Sets Stage for Gene Therapy’s Future – MIT Technology Review

MIT Technology Review FDA Vote Sets Stage for Gene Therapy's FutureMIT Technology ReviewFor decades, gene therapy has been imagined as a way to treat—and potentially cure—serious genetic diseases (see “10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017: Gene Therapy 2.0”). The traditional idea of gene therapy is to use an engineered virus to deliver a …and more » technology – Google […]

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Will North Korea sell its nuclear technology? – Salon

Salon Will North Korea sell its nuclear technology?SalonStill, there are only a handful of cases that suggest these illicit networks have been turned to export nuclear technology or materials to other states. North Korean technicians allegedly assisted the Pakistanis in production of Krytrons, likely …and more » technology – Google News

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Radiohead’s vanishing act: Rumored new album could be the anti-technology opus we’ve been waiting for – Salon

Salon Radiohead's vanishing act: Rumored new album could be the anti-technology opus we've been waiting forSalonFrom nearly the beginning, Radiohead's music has been about technology and alienation. The relationship between the two can be complicated – is the machine making humans more alienated, or vice versa, and are we really all that different from our …and […]

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