Gadgets

Flight attendants to use augmented reality to read our emotions

Curator’s Note: We’re now on the downhill portion of the slippery slope of privacy loss. From News.Com.Au: FLIGHT attendants may soon be able to read our emotions using augmented reality. Well, that’s what Air New Zealand is hoping for. In a collaboration with Dimension Data, the airline is exploring how the Microsoft HoloLens — augmented reality smart glasses — can …

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Facebook Working on Brain-Computer Interface to Translate Thoughts to Text

From Breitbart: Facebook’s Building 8 “moon shot” division is developing a direct brain-to-computer interface, allowing users to type words with their mind. Scientific American reports that Facebook is working on a device that would allow users to type words using a brain-computer interface (BCI). The device would reportedly be strapped to a user’s head and decode words thought by the user, with …

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C.I.A. Spying On You Via Your Samsung TV (New Wikileaks Reveal)

Curator’s Note: Well we can confirm now that there are plenty of Doctor Who fans over at the C.I.A. as Wikileaks releases info on their “Weeping Angel” program (Weeping Angels being another Doctor Who reference after we learned about their “Sonic Screwdriver” program which remotely controls iPhones) One thing is for sure, nobody at EBS is going to be buying …

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Your Bose Headphones App May Be Spying On You (Lawsuit Claims)

From Yahoo News: By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) – Bose Corp spies on its wireless headphone customers by using an app that tracks the music, podcasts and other audio they listen to, and violates their privacy rights by selling the information without permission, a lawsuit charged. The complaint filed on Tuesday by Kyle Zak in federal court in Chicago seeks an …

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Apple Car Coming Soon?

From Wall Street Journal: Apple Secures Permit to Test Autonomous Vehicles in California By Tripp Mickle and Tim Higgins Updated April 14, 2017 2:53 p.m. ET 7 COMMENTS SAN FRANCISCO— Apple Inc.’s AAPL -0.53% secretive self-driving car project is on course for a public debut. The technology giant on Friday secured a permit for autonomous-vehicle testing in California, the clearest …

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Google Gnome: The April Fools Gag

Curator’s Note:  I know it was an April Fool’s gag but I’d love to have one of these on my patio. Especially if it was programmed to be this cheeky.

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C.I.A. Operation “Sonic Screwdriver” Bugs ‘Factory Fresh’ iPhones!

By Paul Alves (Emergency Broadcast System):  The C.I.A. program Sonic Screwdriver (a nod to Doctor Who, the fictional time traveler who can use his “sonic screwdriver” to remotely control just about anything) has been exposed by Wikileaks.  The C.I.A. (if the leaks are true) appears to be loading their own FIRMWARE which is NOT REMOVABLE onto iPhones by intercepting the …

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Vaping linked to host of new health risks

From ScienceNews.org:   WASHINGTON — Many people have turned to electronic cigarettes in hopes of avoiding the heart and cancer risks associated with smoking conventional tobacco products. But vaping appears far from benign, a trio of toxicologists reported February 11 and 12 at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting. If used as a means to totally wean people …

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Smartphones may be changing the way we think

From ScienceNews.org:   Not too long ago, the internet was stationary. Most often, we’d browse the Web from a desktop computer in our living room or office. If we were feeling really adventurous, maybe we’d cart our laptop to a coffee shop. Looking back, those days seem quaint. Today, the internet moves through our lives with us. We hunt Pokémon …

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VIDEO: Ridiculous Looking Gadget “Hushme” Helps You Have Private Conversations In Public

Curator’s Note:  With all the spying being done nowadays on the public including all our phone conversations being recorded, our internet usage tracked and recorded, public cameras and microphones, this gadgets of this type may one day be a necessity for having an actual private conversation…but that day hasn’t quite come yet and it looks ridiculous. From Mashable: BY FREIA …

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