Massachusetts Lawmakers Voted To Ban Police From Using Facial Recognition Tech

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Massachusetts lawmakers voted on Monday to pass a police reform bill that would outlaw the use of facial recognition technology by police departments and other public agencies in the state.

We could soon be coughing into our phones to see if we have COVID

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Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed an algorithm that can tell if you have COVID simply by analyzing the sound of your cough. Mobile News breaking twitter Coronavirus COVID COVID-19 massachusetts institute of technology MIT

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New York Legalizes Weed in Crackdown on the Racist Cop Epidemic

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drugs in the united states andrew cuomo cannabis michael sisitzky drugs rosalie liccardo pacula cannabis in massachusetts social issues law crime kassandra frederiqueAndrew Cuomo has just legalized recreational weed in New York. Read more.

Crank up the Savings With $20 off Marshall's Acton Bluetooth Speaker

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Robinhood Will Pay $65 Million to Settle SEC Claim That It Duped Investors

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rob from the poor give to the rich robinhood sec massachusetts lawsuit charges settlementThe bloom is off the rose for Robinhood’s self-styled image as a champion of the little guy.

The Knight Foundation launches $750,000 initiative for immersive technology for the arts

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ConcertCue – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology. Project lead: Eran Egozy | Cambridge, Massachusetts | @EEgozy , @MIT , @ArtsatMIT , @MIT_SHASS. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is looking for pitches on how to enhance and augment traditional creative arts through immersive technologies.

Robot specialist Boston Dynamics offers rare look inside its workshop

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In a rare move, robot specialist Boston Dynamics recently allowed a film crew inside its Massachusetts workshop and even showed off a new robot. News boston dynamics Robotics Robots

Where Do We Go From Here?

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Ed Markey won his primary in Massachusetts earlier this month, he had a message : “The age of incrementalism is over.” After Sen. Read more. wildfire season is year round now california oregon washington forest

Earth Scientists Are Fighting to Push Racist Place Names Off the Map

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Four graduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have called for scientists to help support efforts to remove racism from the hundreds of federal place names across the country.

Magic Leap Highlights Award-Winning Augmented Reality Apps Revealed at Reality Virtually Hackathon

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17 to 21 at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With Magic Leap One approaching six months since launch, Magic Leap is fully focused on building a content ecosystem and developer community. The company's latest endeavor in engaging developers was sponsorship of the Reality Virtually Hackathon, which took place Jan. Now, Magic Leap has released a highlight reel that gives the public a peek at the fruits of their endeavor.

Volunteers Are Racing to Save Endangered Sea Turtles Stunned by the Cold

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For decades, volunteers in Cape Cod Bay in Massachusetts have spent November and December trekking up and down the area’s beaches during high tide.

FDA Authorizes Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine for Emergency Use

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On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration authorized the emergency use of a covid-19 vaccine developed by the Massachusetts-based biotech company Moderna.

Charles Steinmetz's Predictions About 2021 From the Year 1921 Were Amazingly Accurate

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Steinmetz, the pioneering inventor and mathematician , was published in a Massachusetts newspaper predicting what the fantastical world of 2021 would look like. Back in 1921, Dr. Charles P.

This Perfectly Flat Fisheye Lens Could Help Shave Down Camera Bumps

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However, engineers at MIT and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell have figured out a way to make a fisheye lens … Read more. Fisheye lenses make for some cool photos, but their most distinctive feature is that the glass is curved.

A Dangerous Toxin From Pond Scum Can Go Airborne, Study Finds

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In what’s said to be a first, the study found traces of the toxin in the air near pond water in Massachusetts. A potent toxin released by algae blooms has the potential to become airborne, recent research suggests.

This AI Can Tell if You Have Covid-19 Just by Listening to Your Cough

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Thankfully, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have figured out a way to gauge whether a person has covid-19 just from the sound of their cough , so I may… Read more.

Too Much Licorice Stopped Man’s Heart and Killed Him, Doctors Say

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A Massachusetts man’s fateful switch to licorice candy seems to have sent him to an early grave.

Onshape Partners with Magic Leap to Bring Its Collaborative Industrial 3D Design Tool to AR

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On Wednesday, the Massachusetts-based company officially unveiled its partnership with Magic Leap, delivering an app that allows multiple Magic Leap One users to collaborate on 3D product designs. Departing from the long string of entertainment-focused partnerships released in recent weeks and months, a new, enterprise-focused Magic Leap app has finally emerged in the form of Onshape.

Isaias Shows Our ‘Dinosaur Energy System’ Isn’t Ready for Climate Change

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In Massachusetts, National Grid estimates some may not have their utilities back on until Saturday afternoon. It’s been two days since Hurricane Isaias swept over the East Coast, but thousands of people are still without power.

Wow, Comcast Actually Did Something

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This covers customers in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, New York,… Read more.

Yo-Yo Ma performs surprise concert after receiving COVID-19 vaccine

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After receiving his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday, the renowned cellist made his way to the waiting area and put on a surprise performance for his Massachusetts distribution center. Yo-Yo Ma knows how to celebrate and how to make people ugly cry.

W. Mass. group offer free HTC Vive, Gear VR demos

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If you are located near Northampton, Massachusetts, or plan to swing by, Northampton Community Television is offering free public virtual reality demos using the HTC Vive and Gear VR headsets. Stop by the NCTV facilities at 380... Briefs Gear VR HTC Vive Northampton

MIT Media Lab Hosts 2017 VR/AR Hackathon

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If you plan to be in the Boston, Massachusetts area in early October, the MIT Media Lab invites you to join the Reality Virtually Hackathon taking place October 6 – 9, 2017.

10 free online classes from Harvard to learn something new

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While a year's tuition at Harvard University will set you back nearly $50,000 (and that’s before room, board, and fees tack on another $20K), there’s a much cheaper option that doesn’t involve braving Massachusetts winters, or having to be admitted to the prestigious university at all.

FAA approves first fully-automated commercial drone flights (with a catch)

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On Friday, Massachusetts-based industrial drone developer American Robotics announced it had received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate its fully-automated "Scout" drones without any humans on-site.

Elizabeth Warren hates Zoom as much as we all do

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In a Politico profile of Elizabeth Warren published Thursday, the Massachusetts senator revealed she cannot stand video meetings. If 2020 has taught us anything, it's that Zoom meetings get very tiresome, very fast. Apparently, famous politicians are feeling the hurt as well.

Robinhood faces over 30 class-action lawsuits for blocking GameStop stock, others

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A Massachusetts-based man named Brendon Nelson was the first to file a class-action lawsuit against Robinhood, demanding it pay up in damages for depriving users of the chance to buy GameStop stock.

What Prop. 22 could mean for the gig economy nationwide

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New York, Massachusetts, and other states considering gig economy legislation could look to its new "hybrid" model, in which companies give workers some limited benefits. After Election Day in California, labor groups and coalitions of drivers were devastated.

Virtual Reality’s Been Working on the Railroad

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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has much. Virtual reality is on the right track in Boston — and we mean that literally. The post Virtual Reality’s Been Working on the Railroad appeared first on VRJournal. Featured Mobile Industry News VR Industry and Technology Boston Keolis Trains

Elizabeth Warren hid some inspiring Easter eggs in her Democratic convention speech

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Warren, a former teacher with " the energy of a mother of five boys who all play a different sport ," delivered her brief address from Square One early childhood education center in Springfield, Massachusetts, and aptly focused on education and childcare.

Political ad goes viral for actually being inspiring (and deeply Boston)

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Then there's Massachusetts Sen. Typically, political ads follow familiar beats. There are the dark attack ads with an ominous narrator. There are the somewhat cheesy ads touting the candidate's record. Ed Markey's new ad, which feels like a three-minute trailer for a Scorsese film.

ICE won't ban international students taking online classes after colleges, Big Tech push back

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Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology sued the government agencies after they announced on July 6 that foreign students taking online only classes would have to leave the country or transfer to a new school with in-person learning.

3D Printing In AR Using A Robotic Assistant

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RoMA: Interactive Fabrication with Augmented Reality and a Robotic Printer was penned by Huaishu Peng, Cornell information science doctoral student; alongside computer science master’s student Jimmy Briggs, computer science doctoral student Cheng-Yao Wang, information science professor Francois Guimbretiere, University of Central Florida’s Joseph Kider, Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Stefanie Mueller, and Hasso Plattner Institute’s Patrick Baudisch.

VRChat, Rec Room, Vacation Simulator Confirmed For Oculus Quest

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With PAX East set to kick-off tomorrow in Boston, Massachusetts, Oculus appears to be taking advantage of the calm before the storm and teasing a brand new selection of Oculus Quest games players can expect at launch sometime this spring. Oculus teases a new heap of Quest launch titles ahead of PAX East. As part of their ongoing ‘Quest Countdown’ campaign, Oculus is in full hype mode as the company continues to reveal new launch titles for their upcoming Oculus Quest standalone headset.

Netflix's 'Ginny & Georgia' is utterly unique yet wildly predictable

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The family (along with adorable little brother Austin, played by Diesel La Torraca) has just moved to a quaint little Massachusetts town in hopes of starting fresh and escaping the past.

Google And Labster Are Making VR Labs For Students

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Arizona State University’s online Biological Sciences course already started offering these virtual labs earlier this month, and it’s soon to arrive in courses at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Texas at San Antonio and McMaster University, with more sites across the US and Europe coming soon. Google is already taking classrooms around the world on virtual field trips , but now it’s bringing students into VR laboratories too.

Iowa State Athletics Will Use A Concussion-Detecting VR Headset

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Developed by SyncThink , a Boston, Massachusetts-based neuro-technology company, EyeSink is a portable VR headset that uses built-in eye-tracking technology to detect and identify signs of a concussion in less than a minute. The eye-tracking headset will be used on the sidelines to detect signs of player concussions in real-time.

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