I spend a large chunk of my life looking for new consumer technologies. I’m not proud that I do this, but I can’t help myself. The deeper I delve into a project, the more I want to know about the technologies available that can help me out. And yet, I rant and rave about people who use technology for technology’s sake – with no other motive than they just want to have the latest gadget. (Yes, I understand the hypocrisy of that.)
With that little duality going on inside my head, I read with great interest a funny piece over at CNET.com about the 10 technologies that have come and gone that people wish were still around. It’s cute (at times a little too cute), but interesting because I found myself, momentarily, recalling the days when I first came across some of these (the Concord doesn’t fall into that category).
A quick guide to the most important AI law you’ve never heard of
The European Union is planning new legislation aimed at curbing the worst harms associated with artificial intelligence.
It will soon be easy for self-driving cars to hide in plain sight. We shouldn’t let them.
If they ever hit our roads for real, other drivers need to know exactly what they are.
This is the first image of the black hole at the center of our galaxy
The stunning image was made possible by linking eight existing radio observatories across the globe.
The gene-edited pig heart given to a dying patient was infected with a pig virus
The first transplant of a genetically-modified pig heart into a human may have ended prematurely because of a well-known—and avoidable—risk.
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