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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Phones are Burning/Exploding!! 1
Posted Friday, Sep 2, 2016 by Kim Parnell

Two weeks after releasing the Galaxy Note 7 SmartPhones, Samsung is literally and figuratively fighting fires!  They have now recalled the roughly 2.5 Million Galaxy Note 7 that have been distributed (about 1 Million phones sold).  This is clearly a serious safety and reliability issue that should have been identified before any shipments started.…

Using Big Data to find Safe Areas of Chicago 2
Posted Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016 by Jeff Safire

Big data can reveal intricate patterns of human behavior and interaction. But, can taxi data taken from one of America’s largest, and most dangerous, cities be used to effectively fight crime?

The rise and fall of Yahoo 3
Posted Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 by Jeff Safire

In the 2000 movie Frequency, a cross-time ham radio link connects father and son across 30 years. Along the way, our present day hero tells his childhood friend, “I want you to remember this word, OK? It’s kind of like a code word: Yahoo. Can you remember that?” His friend does, and because he…

SoftBank Prepares Humanoid Robot Pepper's U.S. Debut 4
Posted Tuesday, May 24, 2016 by Jeff Safire

SoftBank is bringing its “Pepper” humanoid robot to the U.S. and introducing a new SDK for Android Mobile. If you haven’t seen what Pepper is capable of, I recommend having a look; it is quite impressive. It will be interesting to see if the addition of the new Android SDK can attract more developers…

USB Type C speed test: Here's how slow your laptop's port could be 5
Posted Friday, Apr 29, 2016 by Jeff Safire

It’s the controller inside that counts, and you’d be surprised at how some are implemented. USB Type C is the intriguing new port that began appearing in laptops, tablets, phones, and other devices well over a year ago, but we had no real way test its throughput performance until now.

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