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Bring on the technology bans

In mid-July 2019, Oakland, California, became the third U.S. city to ban municipal departments from using facial recognition technology. Meanwhile, Congress began hearings on whether and how to regulate it on a national level. ...

Hi Tech & Innovation

Smart contact lens is discussed at electron devices meeting

(Tech Xplore)—Can we look at a future smart contact lens for those with eye problems? The iris, a key part of our eyes, modulates the amount of light reaching the retina, said researchers, and an estimated 200,000 individuals ...

Robotics

How to win friends and influence people – using robots

Despite being trapped in Moscow, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden often ambles through meeting rooms and conference halls in New York City. He does so using the same technology that lets 11-year-old Lexie Kinder, housebound ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Polyera announces truly flexible display

Flexible technology development company Polyera has announced, via press release, that it has succeeded in creating a truly bendable electronic display and will be showcasing it soon, as part of an arm band it has also developed ...

Semiconductors

Sony inspired by biomimicry develops curved CMOS sensors

Sony's advance in image sensors appears quite natural: the company has developed a set of curved CMOS image sensors based on the curvature of the eye. A report on the sensors in IEEE Spectrum said that, "in a bit of biomimicry," ...

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