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Open Bionics partners with NHS for a feasibility study to bring bionic hands to the U.K. health system

samantha-payne-open-bionics5 Open Bionics is a U.K. startup making bionic hands for patients needing prosthetics and co-founder of the company Samantha Payne came onstage today at TechCrunch Disrupt London to tell us about a new deal between Open Bionics and the National Health Service (NHS) to bring new technologies to amputees. The deal involves a feasibility study with the NHS through SBRI Healthcare to see if Open… Read More

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Sarah Buhr

December 6th

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Grace Hopper and Margaret Hamilton awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom for computing advances

"Grace Hopper, American Computer Scientist" President Obama awarded the country’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to a batch of 21 deserving recipients, among them computing pioneers Grace Hopper and Margaret Hamilton. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

November 17th

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Here’s how The White House wants the U.S. to approach AI R&D

datawhitehouse A pair of lengthy reports from the White House show that the administration is well aware of both the opportunities provided by and the obstacles holding back artificial intelligence. Its summary of the state of the art and dozens of recommendations for researchers and the government itself is well worth a read — but just in case, here are our highlights from the papers. Read More

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Devin Coldewey,Jonathan Shieber

October 12th

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Police complaints drop 93 percent after deploying body cameras

 A study from Cambridge University documents an immense drop in complaints against police officers when their departments began using body cameras. But even more surprising is that the data suggests everyone is on their best behavior whether the cameras are present or not. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

October 3rd

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Police complaints drop 93 percent after deploying body cameras

 A study from Cambridge University documents an immense drop in complaints against police officers when their departments began using body cameras. But even more surprising is that the data suggests everyone is on their best behavior whether the cameras are present or not. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

October 3rd

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Official CPSC recall goes out for Galaxy Note 7 — replacements will be available September 21

smartphones3 The flaming train wreck that is the Galaxy Note 7 recall finally has its official stamp of approval from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and there’s now a hard date for when you can swap your phone for a new one: September 21. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

September 15th

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Galaxy Note 7 recall gets government treatment as the CPSC piles on

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 The Consumer Product Safety Commission has finally weighed in on the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, issuing its own statement urging users not just to be careful, as the FAA did, but to “power them down and stop using or charging the device.” Read More

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Devin Coldewey

September 9th

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Galaxy Note 7 recall gets government treatment as the CPSC piles on

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 The Consumer Product Safety Commission has finally weighed in on the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, issuing its own statement urging users not just to be careful, as the FAA did, but to “power them down and stop using or charging the device.” Read More

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Devin Coldewey

September 9th

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FAA warns not to check your Galaxy Note 7 or fly with it on

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 An exploding phone is by no means a good thing, but if it has to explode, it’s hard to think of a worse place for it to do so than on a plane. Well, not that hard, but it’s definitely a bad one. In wake of the occasional combusting Galaxy Note 7 and the its subsequent recall, the FAA has advised passengers to exercise caution when flying with the device. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

September 9th

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For law enforcement, the rule must be no implementation without representation

surveillance-block Once again a powerful tool has been implemented against the public without its knowledge or consent. Which rather defeats the point of having a voluntary, civilian police force, doesn’t it? Read More

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Devin Coldewey

August 29th

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