Hi-Tech


    • Study: Robots in the workforce increase income inequality

      Study: Robots in the workforce increase income inequality

      There have been many predictions about the future of work with artificial intelligence (AI) and automation, ranging from massive unemployment to the creation of many new jobs due to the technology. Now, a new study co-authored by an MIT professor has been released, providing some more insight into the replacement of workers by robots.

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    • Specs of Lenovo's first gaming smartphone have been leaked

      Specs of Lenovo's first gaming smartphone have been leaked

      Reports have shown that photos of Lenovo's first-ever gaming phone have been leaked online. As told by The Verge, a "trusted" anonymous source leaked unreleased material along with the specs for the new phone to XDA Developers. However, it is important to say there is no guarantee that all these details will reflect in the phone's final design.

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    • Lenovo launches new server platform

      Lenovo launches new server platform

      Lenovo Group announced on Tuesday it has launched a new server platform capable of handling heavy computing tasks inside data centers using chips from Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) - the main rival of Intel..

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    • 3D metal printing revolutionised with new technology

      3D metal printing revolutionised with new technology

      Selective LED-based melting (SLEDM) -  i.e. the targeted melting of metal powder using high-power LED light sources - is the name of the new technology that has been developed for 3D metal printing and has now applied for a patent. The technology is similar to selective laser melting (SLM) and electron beam melting (EBM), in which metal powder is melted by means of a laser or electron beam and built up into a component layer by layer.

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    • Stadia to become Google’s next messaging app

      Stadia to become Google’s next messaging app

      Over the years, Google has become infamous for creating and “killing” messaging apps, as well as putting messaging into apps where it may or may not be useful, like in YouTube. Now, Google is preparing to launch messaging into yet another app, Stadia.

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    • NASA, SpaceX target historic spaceflight despite pandemic

      NASA, SpaceX target historic spaceflight despite pandemic

      NASA and SpaceX said Friday they were pressing ahead with plans to launch astronauts to space from US soil for the first time in nearly a decade later on this month, despite the coronavirus pandemic. Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, both veterans of the Space Shuttle program that was shuttered in 2011, will blast off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida on 27 May. Should the mission succeed, the US will have achieved its goal of no longer having to buy seats on Russian Soyuz rockets to give its astronauts rides to the International Space Station (ISS).

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    • MIT experts develop drone that can be navigated by gestures

      MIT experts develop drone that can be navigated by gestures

      Albert Einstein famously postulated that “the only real valuable thing is intuition,” arguably one of the most important keys to understanding intention and communication. But intuitiveness is hard to teach - especially to a machine. Looking to improve this, a team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) came up with a method that dials us closer to more seamless human-robot collaboration. The system, called “Conduct-A-Bot,” uses human muscle signals from wearable sensors to pilot a robot’s movement. 

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