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DARPA in the market for smart bandages

Published on 02/16/2019 @ 1 AM EST
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has a program looking into devices that can help wounded soldiers heal on the battlefield. The technology would “closely track the progress of the wound and then stimulate healing processes in real time to optimize tissue repair and regeneration.”

OpenAI develops highly accurate language bot

Published on 02/15/2019 @ 10 AM EST
Named GPT-2, OpenAI’s language bot is able to predict text after a brief prompt. The prompts can range from a headline to an opening paragraph and GPT-2 is able to accurately continue the story. OpenAI used the top 8 million most upvoted links on Reddit as the source for learning.

DJI to update their European geofencing

Published on 02/13/2019 @ 10 AM EST
After a DJI drone was flown onto Gatwick Airport property, thousands of travelers had their flights cancelled with Heathrow Airport soon following suit. GEO 2.0 will cover all 32 European countries and provides a more thorough and precise geofence. In order for it to take effect, users must manually update their DJIGO 4 flight control app.

Apple is working on biometric car locks

Published on 02/12/2019 @ 9 AM EST
Apple has filed a patent called “System and Method for Vehicle Authorization” and includes designs for mobile biometric authentication technology for vehicles. Engadget summarizes this finding as the possible use of Face ID on cars. And, for future applications, it could mean vehicles could have profiles for each user (or “driver”). This would pertain to automatic seat positioning, climate settings, and even music.

Google Maps adds huge arrows for navigation

Published on 02/12/2019 @ 9 AM EST
In an effort to keep people from getting lost, the Google Maps app has added an augmented reality feature. The huge arrows show exactly where a user should travel while floating street names help the navigation process. This overlay is designed to work with a live view from their camera within the app.

Russia is unplugging from the Internet

Published on 02/11/2019 @ 10 AM EST
In an effort to plan for future cyber wars, Russia will be briefly unplugging from the Internet sometime before April 1st. This disconnect would mean any data transmission would remain in the nation and not routed internationally. The Digital Economy National Program requires Russia to be able to function online independently of other nations in the event they’re cut off from international servers.