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Data Brokers are Cruising for a Bruising 2019-12-05 09:00:00We blame hackers for breaches, but shadowy brokers are often just as culpable, and need to be held accountable.

Stop Saying Driverless Cars Will Help Old People 2019-12-05 09:00:00And maybe start including them in research instead of just assuming we know what they want.

'The Irishman' Gets De-Aging Right—No Tracking Dots Necessary 2019-12-05 09:00:00Director Martin Scorsese was not about to ask the likes of Robert De Niro and Al Pacino to walk around his set with motion-tracking markers all over t

The 9 Best Soundbars for Every Budget (2019) 2019-12-05 08:00:00We've listened to a ton of soundbars and these are the best sounding systems from Vizio, Sonos, Yamaha, and more.

Today’s Cartoon: Dry Phone Diet 2019-12-05 07:00:00Going keto won’t rescue your wet phone.

What Happens When Computers Learn to Read Our 2019-12-05 07:00:00As sensors connected to artificial intelligence proliferate, machines will see right through our poker face.

Meet the Activists Risking Prison to Film VR 2019-12-05 06:00:00This animal liberation group actually wants to be put on trial. Their goal: force jurors to wear VR headsets and immerse them in the suffering of anim

Baby Yoda Merchandise Is Out There—But Wary, You 2019-12-04 20:07:55Unofficial Baby Yoda gear has flooded the internet, and some sellers are taking sketchy shortcuts to meet the demand.

The RCS Texting Protocol Is Way Too Easy 2019-12-04 18:40:04Rich Communication Services promises to be the new standard for texting. Thanks to sloppy implementation, it's also a security mess.

A Once-a-Month Birth Control Pill, an Arctic Warning, 2019-12-04 17:49:12Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

WIRED Book of the Month: *Dead Astronauts* by 2019-12-04 15:00:03Dispensing thoroughly with sense, the king of the New Weird takes us on his strangest journey yet.

The Arctic Is Warming Much Faster Than the 2019-12-04 14:00:00Rising temperatures in the northern polar cap are driving extreme heat, drought, and sea level rise in the continental US, a study says.

IdeaConnection :: Inventions

Hybrid Antibiotic Breaks Through Biofilms 2019-12-03 13:00:00A hybrid antibiotic able to break through biofilms offers a new way to fight staph infections and bacterial resistance.

3D-Printed Flexoskeletons Usher in Insect Robots 2019-12-03 01:00:00The 3D-printed flexoskeletons could open the door to a new array of hybrid, insect-inspired robots.

Biosensor Glasses Monitor Glucose in Tears 2019-12-02 13:00:00A biosensor able to monitor diabetes through tears could be built into eyeglasses to eliminate the need for needles.

WelWalk WW-2000 Helps Patients Learn to Walk Again 2019-12-02 07:00:00Toyota’s updated WelWalk WW-2000 offers improved rehabilitation support for patients suffering from lower-limb paralysis.

Biodegradable Semiconductors Could Dissolve in the Body 2019-12-02 01:00:00Stretchable, biodegradable semiconductors that degrade harmlessly over time could lead to dissolving medical implants and other novel electronic devic

SoloPore Speeds Gene Engineering 2019-12-01 13:00:00The innovative SoloPore technology could reduce the cost of producing engineered cells to make the therapies more accessible to everyone.

Open-Weave Microlattice Foam Absorbs Impacts, Stays Cool 2019-12-01 07:00:00A microlattice foam with an innovative interlinked structure could improve the impact absorption of helmets while also helping keep the wearer cool.

Banana-Based Plastic Reduces Waste 2019-12-01 01:00:00A plastic alternative made from the banana plant provides a new eco-friendly packaging as well as a use for banana plantation waste.

Fiber Optic Cables Help Detect Undersea Earthquakes 2019-11-30 19:00:00Underwater fiber-optic cables could offer scientists a new way to detect and study underwater earthquakes.

Wearable Sensor Tests Sweat for Signs of Gout 2019-11-30 13:00:00A wearable sensor able to detect gout-causing compounds in sweat can identify the disease sooner without the need for needles.

Magnetic Liquid Stays Slows Blood Loss 2019-11-30 01:00:00An injectable magnetic liquid and pair of magnets staunch bleeding to extend the survival time of trauma victims.

Biodegrable Rods Treat Gum Disease 2019-11-29 19:00:00Flexible, biodegradable rods inserted into the gum help treat periodontal disease without the need for large dose of medication.

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Sharp decline in ‘lumpy’ deals sees Irish VC 2019-12-05 07:39:31While large Irish VC funding deals appear to be getting significantly less popular, smaller deals are on the rise. The post Sharp decline in ‘l

Wondering what the top tech skills in 2020 2019-12-05 07:01:58What will be the most in-demand tech skills in 2020, and what will learning and development look like over the next decade? The post Wondering what th

Three set to ditch Huawei in favour of 2019-12-05 06:24:47After long negotiations behind the scenes with Huawei, Three is now expected to launch its 5G network using Ericsson technology. The post Three set t

Instagram now asks for your date of birth 2019-12-05 05:50:26Instagram will begin verifying user ages upon creation of an account to ‘help keep young people safer' and ‘enable more age-appropriate e

Federal Communications Commission launches $9bn 5G fund for 2019-12-05 04:57:20The US Federal Communications Commission has launched a $9bn fund to accelerate 5G wireless access in rural parts of the US. The post Federal Communic

Giant planet around white dwarf gives glimpse into 2019-12-05 04:40:27The first discovery of a giant planet orbiting a white dwarf star has given astronomers a glimpse of our solar system’s future. The post Giant

Almost 50 projects get access to €5m in 2019-12-05 04:15:24A total of 47 projects will share financing worth €5m to boost public engagement with STEM. The post Almost 50 projects get access to €5m i

2019’s Irish Research Council Researcher of the Year 2019-12-05 04:00:52For her research in bone mechanobiology and osteoporosis, Prof Laoise McNamara of NUI Galway has been named Researcher of the Year. The post 2019&rs

Why workplace stress management doesn’t just belong in 2019-12-05 03:35:53Shane Metcalf, chief culture officer at 15five, discusses the importance of stress management for happiness in and out of the office. The post Why wor

8 start-ups that contribute to Toulouse’s reputation for 2019-12-05 03:00:58From transport and leisure to learning to code, we look at some of the most interesting start-ups based in Toulouse's ‘IoT Valley’. The

What exactly is 6G and how much of 2019-12-04 08:15:54Prof Simon Cotton, director for the Centre for Wireless Innovation in Belfast, is part of a team already looking beyond 5G into the world of 6G. The

More than €500m invested in Irish medtech in 2019-12-04 08:06:03Of the €557m invested in the Irish medtech industry over the last 12 months, around €142m of that figure was invested in start-ups or SMEs.


Cafe Staffed by Robots Opens in Japan New! 2019-12-05 16:53:21 Robot Restaurant On Thursday, SoftBank Robotics opened the Pepper PARLOR, a cafe where three different types of robots work alongside human staff to

This Futuristic Space Hoodie is a “Self-Contained Microhabitat” New! 2019-12-05 16:16:50 British clothing design firm Vollebak came up with a futuristic jacket that promises to create a “self-contained microhabitat” to help as

The Company Behind Pokémon Go Is Making AR New! 2019-12-05 16:07:30 Niantic, the company that created augmented reality games like the undying Pokémon Go and the much more forgettable Harry Potter: Wizards Unit

Impress The Science And Tech Lovers On Your New! 2019-12-05 15:22:47 Futurism's Holiday Gift Guide for 2019 has lots of wonderfully unique gift options for the science and tech lovers in your life. The post Impress Th

Nation’s Entire Gov Shuts Down to Focus on New! 2019-12-05 15:15:41 The island nation of Samoa is in the midst of a devastating measles outbreak — and the government has now ceased all operations not focused on

Watch a Deepfaked Trump Say Epstein Didn’t Kill New! 2019-12-05 14:59:00 A new deepfake video portrays President Trump, sitting at his desk in the Oval Office and giving an official address. It begins with him hinting that

MIT Says New Technique Lets You Hack Your New! 2019-12-05 14:30:41 MIT researchers have found that they could teach test subjects how to manipulate their own alpha brain waves, thereby improving attention at a given

Chinese 23andMe Knockoff Gives Different Results From 23andMe New! 2019-12-05 14:02:16 23Mofang, a Chinese DNA testing startup that’s highly similar to 23andMe, is giving people some interesting results. Notably, it totally missed

Uber Admits It Didn’t Let Drivers Use Employee New! 2019-12-05 13:41:48 Uber has repeatedly argued that its drivers are independent contractors and not employees — a distinction that lets the company get away with n

Gene-Hacking Company Says It Can Slow Your Aging 2019-12-05 13:00:56 A biotech firm called Libella Gene Therapeutics says that the genetic treatment it’s currently developing can reverse aging by as many as 20 ye

Former Content Moderators Sue Facebook for Giving Them 2019-12-05 12:43:54 As a content moderator for Facebook, it was literally Dublin resident Chris Gray’s job to see children be abused, animals tortured, and humans

Trolls Immediately Attack Vatican Minecraft Server 2019-12-05 11:55:06 When a Roman Catholic priest made a Vatican-themed Minecraft server, he meant for it to be an online haven where people could hang out free from inte

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