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Should tech companies warn consumers that their products could be addictive?
From Phys.org Technology News

Should tech companies warn consumers that their products could be addictive?

How many times per day do you check your phone? Chances are, a lot. According to Time magazine, a recent study found Americans reach for their smartphones an average...

How real is the risk posed by 3-D printed guns?
From Phys.org Technology News

How real is the risk posed by 3-D printed guns?

3-D printed guns are back in the news after Queensland Police reported last week that they had discovered a 3-D printer in a raid on what appeared to be a "large...

How much should air traffic controllers trust new flight management systems?
From Phys.org Technology News

How much should air traffic controllers trust new flight management systems?

With airfares at their lowest point in seven years and airlines adding capacity, this year's Thanksgiving air travel is slated to be 2.5 percent busier than last...

Researchers discover most winter boots are too slippery to walk safely on icy surfaces
From Phys.org Technology News

Researchers discover most winter boots are too slippery to walk safely on icy surfaces

A team of researchers from the iDAPT labs at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-University Health Network are dedicated to keeping Canadians safer this winter by...

Police worried they lack powers to probe phone involvement in crashes: new study
From Phys.org Technology News

Police worried they lack powers to probe phone involvement in crashes: new study

Police officers are worried they lack the right powers and resources to properly investigate whether a mobile phone was being used by a driver at the time of a...

Most expensive destroyer in Navy history breaks down
From Phys.org Technology News

Most expensive destroyer in Navy history breaks down

The most expensive destroyer ever built for the Navy suffered an engineering problem in the Panama Canal and had to be towed to port.

Food data at your fingertips
From Phys.org Technology News

Food data at your fingertips

EPFL is launching openfood.ch, a website that provides the public with data on more than 14,000 food products sold in Switzerland. The website's data set will be...

Drone had 'very near-miss' with plane near London's Shard
From Phys.org Technology News

Drone had 'very near-miss' with plane near London's Shard

A drone just missed hitting an A320 plane flying above the Shard skyscraper in central London in July—one of several near-misses involving passenger jets in Britain...

Obama administration gives specifications for smart gun tech
From Phys.org Technology News

Obama administration gives specifications for smart gun tech

The Obama administration is announcing baseline specifications for smart-gun technology.

Can Chatbots Replace Customer Service Reps?
From Blog@Ubiquity

Can Chatbots Replace Customer Service Reps?

Chatbots may be good at cosumer-focused tasks, but the verdict is still out are not whether a chatbot can completely replace human assistants. The post Can Chatbots...

Why the Software Industry Needs Computing Education Research
From ACM on Huffington Post

Why the Software Industry Needs Computing Education Research

By Andrew J. Ko, Associate Professor, University of Washington and Susanne Hambrusch, Professor, Purdue University Anyone

At $800K a pop, new Navy destroyer's ammo is in question
From Phys.org Technology News

At $800K a pop, new Navy destroyer's ammo is in question

The new guns on the Navy's biggest and most advanced destroyer are going to be firing blanks if the Navy can't find cost-effective projectiles.

Computer outage briefly grounds flights on several airlines
From Phys.org Technology News

Computer outage briefly grounds flights on several airlines

Airlines are dealing with another computer outage that is disrupting flight schedules heading into the weekend.

$12.9B, 4.5 acres: Navy's next-generation aircraft carrier
From Phys.org Technology News

$12.9B, 4.5 acres: Navy's next-generation aircraft carrier

The Navy refers to its newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, as "4.5 acres of sovereign U.S. territory." The $12.9 billion warship—the first of the Navy's...

Global Technology Policy Update – November 2016
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Global Technology Policy Update – November 2016

ACM PUBLIC POLICY HIGHLIGHTS Computer Security – ACM Europe Policy Committee members attended the 23rd ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security in...

After off-mark polls, some question value of 'big data'
From Phys.org Technology News

After off-mark polls, some question value of 'big data'

For an American public that relies on data for everything from where to find the best taco to the likely victor in a baseball game, Election Day offered a jarring...

America's aging voting machines managed to survive another election
From Phys.org Technology News

America's aging voting machines managed to survive another election

During this year's voting, the vast majority of states used outdated voting machines perilously close to the end of their projected lifespan. Back in April, we...

Internet Voting: Not Ready For Prime Time
From ACM on Huffington Post

Internet Voting: Not Ready For Prime Time

By Barbara Simons, Former President Association for Computing Machinery (ACM); Jeremy Epstein, Vice Chair of ACM US Public

Print newspapers are dead? Not after historic elections
From Phys.org Technology News

Print newspapers are dead? Not after historic elections

Print newspapers may be disappearing like the home telephone, but not after Election Day.

Safety chief: Honda must do more to fix dangerous air bags
From Phys.org Technology News

Safety chief: Honda must do more to fix dangerous air bags

Honda must do more to track down owners of 300,000 cars with highly dangerous Takata air bag inflators and make sure they are repaired, the nation's top auto safety...
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