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In Episode 2 of Future You, Elise Hu explores mind-controlled exoskeletons that could let paralyzed people walk or the able-bodied gain super strength.
The next phase of human evolution seems headed toward merging biological bodies with machines, and in the first video of Future You, Elise Hu gets connected to a network and plays a game her thoughts.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor has announced 47 local court projects are receiving nearly $3 million in technology grants. The grants pay for security improvements and upgrades to case management systems through the Ohio Courts Technology Initiative. This is the fifth year for the grants since O’Connor started the… Read More
Deep brain stimulation offers relief from some neurological problems and is being tested for mood disorders. But the treatment — an implant in the brain — raises ethical questions.
Wondering how to use that new tech gadget you got as a present? Your children or grandchildren showed you how to use your new toy, but they’re gone now and you forgot some essential details. Bring your device to the library for tech help. Friendly people will help you understand what to do, and show… Read More
In his new book, The New Childhood, Jordan Shapiro argues that we’re not spending enough screen time with our kids.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Kroger is collaborating with Microsoft to test an upgraded digital shelf technology that the Cincinnati-based supermarket chain says could speed up shopping for its customers. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports shoppers needing to find specific items on shelves can use Kroger’s self-checkout scanning technology to see personalized icons on shelves below the items. Shoppers can… Read More
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Just the thought of a bed bug infestation is enough to make you start scratching and tossing out furniture. A new app created by a researcher at Ohio State University has the answers and information on what to do next. The app funded by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky officials say a technology upgrade will allow state social workers to spend less time on paperwork. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services says about 1,800 social workers and social services staff will receive tablets to replace laptop and desktop computers. Cabinet officials say the upgrade will save time and… Read More
Robots, Artificial Intelligence, Cyberwar, Social Media Battles, 3D printing, bio-enhancements, and a new geopolitical competition; the 21st century is being shaped by a range of exciting, and scary, new trends and technologies. A best selling author described by the Wall Street Journal as “one of Washington’s pre-eminent futurists,” and a consultant for groups that range… Read More