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  • Bulgarian smart camera takes temperature in 0.5sec

    Bulgarian smart camera takes temperature in 0.5sec

    The Bulgarian company Allterco Robotics has released its latest smart product on the market – a smart camera with the capability of remotely taking body temperature with an accuracy level of within 0.3℃ of the real number. As the company notes, the MyKi Tcam is a pandemic control solution with features like body temperature screening and a smart warning system.

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  • French parliament adopts disputed online hate speech bill

    French parliament adopts disputed online hate speech bill

    France’s parliament will now oblige platforms and search engines, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat, to remove prohibited content within 24 hours starting 1 July under a newly approved bill aimed at fighting hate online. Lawmakers adopted the proposed legislation late on Wednesday, despite the fact that it has been dismissed numerous times as censorship by detractors.

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  • 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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  • New algorithm claims to improve video streaming

    New algorithm claims to improve video streaming

    Since the coronavirus pandemic has put many countries on lockdown, video streaming has become a more popular activity for many people. But the increased audience has also made bandwidths suffer and video quality has, in consequence, diminished. As a result, streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon, YouTube and others recently confirmed that they will be downgrading the video resolution for viewers in order to keep the servers free from overloading.

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  • This is how VRs helps health experts tackle COVID-19

    This is how VRs helps health experts tackle COVID-19

    As hospitals all around the world are facing extreme shortages of health experts, people are being called off the sidelines to help tackling the COVID-19 crisis - even those with little to no experience in treating such diseases. Hence, doctors and nurses at hospitals, particularly in the US, are undergoing a range of coronavirus-related training now. But because time and resources are limited, the door has opened for technologies like virtual reality (VR) stimulations to fill inside the gaps. 

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  • Revolutionary light-emitting silicon developed

    Revolutionary light-emitting silicon developed

    The push for ever-smaller chips has been running into more and more obstacles, including the very limits of silicon - while optical connections would allow for denser, speedier processors by eliminating heat and energy issues, silicon is lousy at emitting light. Or rather, it was.

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  • Yuri's Night 2020 space party blasts off tonight

    Yuri's Night 2020 space party blasts off tonight

    Every year on 12 April, we commemorate the milestones in space exploration and especially remember Yuri Gagarin, Valentina Tereshkova (first woman in space), Alexei Leonov (who performed the first spacewalk), and the crew of Apollo 11 who first landed on the Moon.

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  • Outdoor sport in times of COVID-19 - safe or not?

    Outdoor sport in times of COVID-19 - safe or not?

    Because of the urgency of the situation and the world‐wide COVID-19 crisis, we exceptionally have turned things upside down, even though in a lot of countries walking, biking, cycling and jogging are still welcome activities. However, it is important to note that you need to avoid each other's slipstream when doing these activities. 

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  • Become your own Italian masterpiece...at home

    Become your own Italian masterpiece...at home

    What is an art enthusiast to do, now that galleries and museums worldwide have closed their doors to vistors? The world-famous J. Paul Getty Museum, based in Los Angeles, has a suggestion: recreate famous works of art using household items. And the results are simply marvelous. 

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