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Tech Talk September 29, 2023

Tech Talk
September 29, 2023

Agility Robotics: Mass-Producing Robots in Salem, Oregon

– First factory to mass-produce robots, aiming for 10,000 units per year.

– Robots named “Digit” designed for warehouse and manufacturing tasks.

– Factory spans 70,000 square feet; compared to early automobile factories.

 Diligent’s Moxie: Nursing Robot Developed in Austin, Texas

– Created to fill healthcare gaps, now deployed in 22 U.S. hospitals.

– Also aims to assist with electronic medical records.

– Can perform simple tasks like fetching water and turning off lights.

 YouTube’s AI-Driven Video Creation Tools

– New feature allows users to integrate AI tools for video creation.

– Announced at “Made on YouTube” event; expected to roll out next year.

 Google Messages vs. Apple’s iMessage

– Google Messages hits 5 billion downloads, partly due to Samsung’s support.

– Ongoing rivalry with Apple’s iMessage; Google releases ad criticizing iMessage’s limited reach.

 New Level of Phishing Attacks Targeting Hospitality Industry

– Hackers infiltrate high-level hotels and travel websites.

– Malware deployed through deceptive URLs; credit card information stolen.

 NASA Awards $850,000 to Trans Astra for Space Junk Cleanup

– Trans Astra aims to clean up space debris using “Fly Trap” bags.

– Concerns over increasing space junk in low Earth orbit.

 FTC and 17 States File Lawsuit Against Amazon

– Accused of illegally maintaining an online retail monopoly.

– Allegedly forced sellers to give up nearly 50% of revenues.

 German Navy Tests Laser Weapon

– Successful trial of laser weapon with up to 100 KW power.

– Could signal the end of traditional bullets in warfare.

 Skydio’s Autonomous Drones for NYPD

– California-based company aims to end high-speed car chases.

– Drones designed for military and utility applications.

 “No Robot Bosses Act” Introduced in U.S. Senate

– Aims to regulate AI use in hiring processes.

– Requires employers to disclose AI usage; could lead to fairer hiring practices.

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Tech Talk September 22, 2023

Tech Talk
September 22, 2023

Hydrogen-Powered Plane Takes Off Headline: “Fly Zero: The UK’s Hydrogen-Powered Plane That Can Fly You From London to San Francisco Without a Refuel” TransUnion Data Breach Headline: “Oops! TransUnion Hacked Because Someone Used ‘Password’ as Their Password” Neuralink Gets Green Light Headline: “Elon Musk’s Neuralink Gets Thumbs-Up to Recruit Human Guinea Pigs” Pavegen’s Kinetic Energy […]

Tech Talk September 15, 2023

Tech Talk
September 20, 2023

Apple’s Latest Announcements: iPhone 15, iWatch 9, and iCloud Plus Zoom’s AI-Powered Rebranding U.S. Government Invests in Smart Surveillance Clothing Parasitic Worms in Cancer Treatment Oxitec’s Genetically Modified Mosquitoes AI Robots Aiding in Coral Reef Restoration Wuhan’s Ultra-Slippery Toilet Bowl Google Flights Enhances Booking Experience with New Features – Speaking Points:   – Google Flights now […]

Tech Talk September 8, 2023

Tech Talk
September 8, 2023

Rise in Scams: A Cautionary Tale from Vacu-Man – Speaking Points:   – Increase in scams targeting various sectors, including duct cleaning.   – Recent incident where Vacu-Man’s identity was falsely used on social media for solicitation.   – Importance of two-factor authentication and vigilance in online banking, citing a $3,000 loss in a Bank of Montreal scam. […]

Tech Talk September 1, 2023

Tech Talk
September 1, 2023

AI Aids Communication for ALS Patients Samsung’s Bixby Gets Personal Beware of Google Business Profile Scams Ancient Cooling Techniques for Modern Problems NASA’s Supersonic Passenger Aircraft Apple’s Rumored “Slab Book” Repurposing CPUs to Tackle E-Waste Enerza’s Power Grid Robot Google Enters Healthcare with AI

Tech Talk August 25, 2023

Tech Talk
August 25, 2023

1. Kite System for Fuel Efficiency in Cargo Ships : “Sailing into the Future: Kite System Slashes Cargo Ship Fuel Consumption by 20%” : 2. Bipedal Robot for Warehouse and Manufacturing : “Walking into Innovation: Apollo, the Bipedal Robot, Revolutionizes Warehousing” : 3. Growing Demand for Electricity in Technology and AI : “Powering the Future: […]

Tech Talk August 4, 2023

Tech Talk
August 4, 2023

1. Furnace Moisture Issues Overview: Concerns arise from the presence of water within furnace systems. Humidity and internal furnace conditions can lead to moisture. No circumstance should lead to water presence inside the furnace. Potential causes: condensation from the air conditioning system, plugged drain pipe, low or bad refrigerant mixture, and blockages forcing the furnace […]

Tech Talk July 28, 2023

Tech Talk
July 28, 2023

1. Vacu-Man’s Google My Business Listing Troubles    – Resolved after two weeks of challenges.    – Small businesses should monitor their Google Maps location.    – Google’s “Know Your Client” initiative to combat fake accounts.    – Had to prove legitimacy through a detailed video call with Google in California. 2. Twitter’s Bold Rebrand to “X”    – Twitter […]

Tech Talk July 21, 2023

Tech Talk
July 21, 2023

Updates on Small Business Listing Scams, Cell Phone Security, Google Baird AI, Amazon Go Closures, Li-Fi Standard, Exopulse Mollii Suit, Eight Sleep Pod Mattress, Barsys Coaster, and LG’s Subscription Model 1. Small businesses facing unlisting issues and verification scams on Google:    – Algorithms questioning online business locations    – Unlisting notifications and the need for verification […]