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5G is in Danger of Being Oversold 1
Posted Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018 by Jeff Safire

Just like graphene or Elon Musk’s startups, 5G has become a technology savior. Proponents tout the poorly defined wireless technology as the path to virtual reality, telemedicine, and self-⁠driving cars.

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FDA OKs First Blood-Based Concussion Detection Test 2
Posted Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018 by Jeff Safire

Banyan Biomarkers is one of the first companies to bring a blood-based test to aid in the detection of traumatic brain injuries and concussions to the U.S. market By Omar Ford February 16, 2018 A new blood-based test could help change the way TBI’s such as concussions are detected in patients. FDA recently granted…

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A Sleeping Alexa Can Listen for More Than Just Her Name 3
Posted Monday, Feb 12, 2018 by Jeff Safire

Sunday’s Super Bowl broadcast included a spot for Amazon’s Alexa, in which Alexa’s name was said some 10 times. But the Amazon Echos in people’s homes didn’t even blink, because they were programmed to look for a particular digital fingerprint in the wake-up word, and ignore it.

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Silicon Valley Reconsiders the iPhone Era It Created 4
Posted Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 by Jeff Safire

A tussle this week between prominent investors and Apple Inc. over iPhone use by young people comes amid a nascent re-evaluation of the smartphone’s social consequences within the industry that spawned it.

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Clustering spatial data without ML to find homogeneous areas 5
Posted Sunday, Dec 10, 2017 by Jeff Safire

This is an interesting discussion by Björn Hartmann on managing spatial data with machine learning. I found this fascinating given the amount of spatial data collected by our (U.S.) government. The tools available are fun to explore. Be sure to click on the 4th image to open the interactive dashboard.     – Jeff

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