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BBC develops technology that could let people 'feel' the weather. BBC develops technology that could let people 'feel' the weather by simulating the sense of rain, snow or sunshine as you put your hands near an alarm clock BBC creates device which uses ultrasound waves to simulate the feeling of rain Users can put their hand near an alarm clock and 'feel' the weather outsideCorporation designed prototype to help experts understand 'haptic technology' By Paul Revoir For The Daily Mail Published: 17:23 EST, 31 January 2020 | Updated: 17:31 EST, 31 January 2020.

BBC develops technology that could let people 'feel' the weather

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The future is now: how exoskeletons are changing Canada's construction industry

Despite the weight of the tool and its intense vibrations, the worker never tires or loses their grip. They are a new breed of construction worker in Canada, using wearable machinery to do work faster and with less fatigue. The hope is this technology will attract younger workers and allow older employees to stay on the job longer, which would benefit an industry facing a labour shortage. Like It or Not, “Smart Drugs” Are Coming to the Office. You’ve managed the same team for the past five years — then one day you find out that your most successful employee uses cognitive-enhancing drugs on the job.

Like It or Not, “Smart Drugs” Are Coming to the Office

This scenario may not be hypothetical for long. The unauthorized use of prescription drugs such as the ADHD medications Adderall and Ritalin and the narcolepsy drug Modafinil is now common among American university students. They use these drugs not to escape work and avoid responsibility but to be able to work more and better.

Up to 20% of Ivy League college students have already tried “smart drugs,” so we can expect these pills to feature prominently in organizations (if they don’t already). The BBC's Haptic Weather Forecast Machine Lets You Feel the Weather. The BBC has cooked up a new way to deliver the weather forecast using haptic technology - although it's only an internal prototype right now, so don't get too excited.

The BBC's Haptic Weather Forecast Machine Lets You Feel the Weather

Working with Ultraleap – self-proclaimed world leaders in tracking and haptics – the BBC has developed a snazzy machine that lets you feel the sensation of wind, rain, snow, etc when you stick your hand into it. The device uses ultrasound waves to project the sensations onto the user's hand, while the tracking technology zeroes in on when there's a hand underneath it, and tracks the position of said hand as it moves around beneath the machine which enable it to create a more precise sensation of touch.

The device contains 256 small ultrasound speakers on its underside as well as hand tracker to pull off this feat, and is paired with "3D holographic type animated images" of weather forecast symbols to create a more immersive experience. Feature image credit: BBC. Magazine Strøm - Édition Automne / Hiver 2019-2020 by Strom spa nordique. 'I am going to say quiet words in your face just like I did with Trump': a conversation with the Zuckerbot. Mark Zuckerberg is press shy.

'I am going to say quiet words in your face just like I did with Trump': a conversation with the Zuckerbot

The 35-year-old billionaire’s innate sense of swagger (“I’m CEO … bitch”) has failed to translate into confident public speaking. YouTube’s Top Earner Is an 8-Year-Old Who Reviews Toys. Still scrambling to find gifts for your younger loved ones this holiday season?

YouTube’s Top Earner Is an 8-Year-Old Who Reviews Toys

A guide to fighting lies, fake news, and chaos online. AA few months ago, I got angry about something on Twitter.

A guide to fighting lies, fake news, and chaos online

Somebody had tweeted a photo of a paper sign in an apartment building, informing tenants that using the elevator would soon cost $35 a month. It was surprising, but on a gut level, exactly the kind of behavior I’d expect from a greedy landlord — the kind of thing that’s easy to furiously retweet without thinking. Now the Machines Are Learning How to Smell. Dead North wants to make sure filmmakers respect Indigenous stories, cultures. Are you the right person to tell this story?

Dead North wants to make sure filmmakers respect Indigenous stories, cultures

That's what the organizers of the Dead North Film Festival want filmmakers to ask themselves when they're submitting movies that include Indigenous stories, culture or language. The annual Yellowknife festival showcases short horror films from across the circumpolar North. The Perfect User. The Perfect User Digital wellness movements insist there is a single way to “stay human” Cherie Lacey; Catherine Caudwell; Alex Beattie September 05, 2019 share Image: Conversations by Siddhant Jaokar.

The Perfect User

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But even as some Americans are integrating these devices into their homes, many owners express concerns over data collection and personalization, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted June 3-17, 2019. Here are five findings about Americans and smart speakers: 1Smart speaker ownership varies across demographic groups. Should you be polite to your smart speakers? Why many people say 'please' to Alexa. The five corrupt pillars of climate change denial.

The fossil fuel industry, political lobbyists, media moguls and individuals have spent the past 30 years sowing doubt about the reality of climate change - where none exists. The latest estimate is that the world’s five largest publicly-owned oil and gas companies spend about US$200 million a year on lobbying to control, delay or block binding climate policy.

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Tech platforms are where public life is increasingly constructed, and their motivations are far from neutral. This game makes players better at spotting disinformation after just 15 minutes, study finds. #Fakenews is being used to discredit mainstream media coverage of the Canadian election. Facebook isn’t free speech, it’s algorithmic amplification optimized for outrage.