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by Mark Ollig Our friends from across the big pond are making some bold predictions for the next 20 years. One includes humans being outnumbered by artificially-intelligent robots. In 2036, it will be common to hear the overhead buzzing of an aerial drone delivering a package, ...
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“This is our team!” Producer Nitin quietly whispered to those of us watching along on Facebook Live.
by Mark Ollig “This is our team!” Producer Nitin quietly whispered to those of us watching along on Facebook Live. He approached the news desk, where NBC Bay Area morning television news anchors Sam Brock and Laura Garcia Cannon were seated. We continue where we left off last week: participating ...
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We need to take it underwater. Read the latest Bits & Bytes for the details!
by Mark Ollig A concern exists with sending military submarines, deep-sea vessels, and autonomous underwater vehicles beneath the ocean's surface. They are unable to use the satellite GPS (Global Positioning System). GPS satellites orbiting our planet at an altitude of approximately 12600 miles ...
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PolyU was awarded one grand prize and gold medal for its “Anti-heat Stress Clothing for Construction Workers in Hot-Humid Weather.”
It had once been assumed, with the arrival of the Web, publicly attended exhibitions would drop off, and people would just watch and participate at these events online using a computer. However, after many years of the web and internet, the organizers of this event came to a conclusion, saying; ...
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"Conceivably, these virtual-venues could contain anywhere from one, to tens of thousands of people sharing the same VR experience." 
For one, the software application (app) developers and writers of computing code, spend time in breakout lab sessions, and “development garages,” where they experiment with, and create new software apps. One phrase heard during F8 was, “Code to Connect.” The software coders and developers write ...
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As of 2014, a little over 3 million Cubans are “users of Internet services,” according to the 2015 National Bureau of Statistics and Information report, provided by the Council of Ministers in Cuba. This same report disclosed Cuba had 1.1 million computers in 2014.
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Your investigative columnist did some digging.
I discovered NASA’s black- and-white lunar television camera, used by the Apollo 11 astronauts on the surface of the moon in 1969, incorporated fiber-optic technology.
The use of fiber-optic technology in the lunar television camera was considered “classified CONFIDENTIAL” in NASA’s “Lunar Television Camera Pre-installation Acceptance (PIA) Test Plan” document 28-105, dated March 12, 1968.
“It is a device which produces light. Tunable lasers can produce light of a single frequency, or visible color, in human terms. By turning the laser light signal on and off quickly, you can transmit the ones and zeros of a digital communications channel,” is the description of a laser from my ...
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The media realizes this new method of online social interaction, featuring on-air personalities and other employees performing their jobs from behind the camera, is a new way of attracting and connecting with people on a more personal level. Local TV stations are having Facebook Live sessions to ...
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US Navy launches autonomously-controlled ship #autonomous #robotic #witerslife #blogger
The good folks at the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, better known as DARPA, in cooperation with the US Navy, work in a program called: Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV). This program unites autonomous technologies with a sonar system, ...
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Solar-powered telegraphs during: 'The Carrington Event'
“The phenomenon took place at an elevation considerably above the general surface of the sun,” he later wrote in the November 1859 Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society publication. Thursday, Sept. 1, 1859, the bright and powerful coronal mass ejection (CME) emitted from the sun, ...
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First US community receives autonomous drone delivery. #UA  #Drone #UAS 
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“My father was holding the broom with the handle touching the floor; he lifted the broom and pounded it down onto the wooden floor; the echo could be heard reverberating around the room as he raised his voice saying; “My God, we’re at war!” my mother said, while raising her own voice for emphasis.
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Bits & Bytes OnLine: London Technology Week: predictions for 2036
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by Mark Ollig Our friends from across the big pond are making some bold predictions for the next 20 years. One includes humans being outnumb

Bits & Bytes OnLine: Fiber optics: Information 'packed into ligh...
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“It is a device which produces light. Tunable lasers can produce light of a single frequency, or visible color, in human terms. By turning t

Bits & Bytes OnLine: Behind-the-scenes fun with Facebook Live: Part two
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by Mark Ollig “This is our team!” Producer Nitin quietly whispered to those of us watching along on Facebook Live. He approached the news de

Bits & Bytes OnLine: Behind-the-scenes fun with Facebook Live: Part One
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The media realizes this new method of online social interaction, featuring on-air personalities and other employees performing their jobs fr

Bits & Bytes OnLine: A 'GPS' for undersea vessels
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by Mark Ollig A concern exists with sending military submarines, deep-sea vessels, and autonomous underwater vehicles beneath the ocean's su

Bits & Bytes OnLine: US Navy launches autonomously-controlled ship
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The good folks at the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, better known as DARPA, in cooperation with the US Navy, work in

Bits & Bytes OnLine: Geneva hosts 'Exhibition of Inventions'
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It had once been assumed, with the arrival of the Web, publicly attended exhibitions would drop off, and people would just watch and partici

Bits & Bytes OnLine: Solar-powered telegraphs during: 'The Carri...
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“The phenomenon took place at an elevation considerably above the general surface of the sun,” he later wrote in the November 1859 Monthly N

Bits & Bytes OnLine: The F8 conference
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For one, the software application (app) developers and writers of computing code, spend time in breakout lab sessions, and “development gara

Bits & Bytes OnLine: CEO answers questions about delivery drone
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MS: Thank you – at Flirtey, our vision is to reinvent the delivery process for humanitarian, online retail, and food delivery industries. To

Bits & Bytes OnLine: First US community receives autonomous drone de...
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by Mark Ollig Soon, we'll be looking towards the sky during suppertime; anticipating when the pizza delivery drone will arrive. On a more se

Bits & Bytes OnLine: Cuba and the Internet
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As of 2014, a little over 3 million Cubans are “users of Internet services,” according to the 2015 National Bureau of Statistics and Informa

Bits & Bytes OnLine: 'Shoebox-sized' satellites may provide ...
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by Mark Ollig. Surprisingly, there are nearly 4 billion people living on this planet without reliable, high-speed access to the Internet. Id

Bits & Bytes OnLine: Turks and Caicos Islands hold Internet Governan...
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“ICANN manages and coordinates the top level of the Internet's unique system of identifiers. This is handled through IANA functions, where w

Bits & Bytes OnLine: 'Happy Unplug from Technology Day!'
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by Mark Ollig Could this be the next holiday card we'll be sending to our friends and loved ones? Is it even possible for us to be separated

Bits & Bytes OnLine: Wolfram/Alpha's 'computational knowledg...
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“The Wolfram Demonstrations Project section is an open-code resource that uses dynamic computation to illuminate concepts in science, techno

Bits & Bytes OnLine: US Air Force: Cyperspace weapon system operational
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by Mark Ollig The ability to protect and defend this country's military data networks against global cyberwarfare infiltration has been grea

Bits & Bytes OnLine: Future 'Internet of Things' includes co...
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by Mark Ollig Not too long ago (alright, it was long ago), when my generation thought of computers, the first three letters which came to mi

Bits & Bytes OnLine: 2016 CES doesn't disappoint
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Over 3600 exhibitors from around the world introduced and demonstrated some 20000 new products, technologies, and services to the multitudes

Bits & Bytes OnLine: Looking back 100 years
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by Mark Ollig Are you settled down with a nice cup of coffee? Good. Instead of looking ahead, today let's look back at a few Minnesota-relat