Google AI model could help protect endangered orca species

Google AI - Orca in ocean

The tech giant’s artificial intelligence model works to “listen” to killer whales, an endangered species. The Google AI team has developed a new “listening” model that can help to provide improved protection for orca – also known as killer whales. These are an endangered species and the model was designed for use in the Salish Sea. The program is meant specifically for an orca subspecies, of which there are only 73 left. Center for Whale Research data shows that there are only 73 individuals left of the Southern Resident orca…

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Apple Lightning connector cables may come to an end

Lightning Connector - Cables

The iPhone maker may need to abandon its charging cable due to moves by European lawmakers. Members of the European Parliament are moving to require technology giants to adopt one universal charging method, for which the Lightning connector would be in violation. Apple’s cable is used for charging and syncing its various devices and gadgets, such as the iPhone. That said, Apple products are not also compatible with the two other types of charger currently used in the rechargeable technology industry. Their compatibility is exclusive to the Lightning connector. They…

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Italian court rules mobile phones can cause head tumors

Head tumors - Woman on cell phone

Despite research results to the contrary, judges determine that prolonged use has this health risk. An Italian court passed a ruling that prolonged mobile phone use can lead to head tumors. This, despite the vast amount of scientific evidence showing that there is no evidence to support that claim. Last week, judges in a Turin court of appeal upheld a lower court’s 2017 ruling. The 2017 case involved a man who suffered acoustic nerve neurinoma, which is a benign form, but that is nonetheless disabling. The ruling was upheld based…

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New QR code system launched for police in Bengaluru, India

QR Code System - Police Jacket

The app-based beat service incorporates the city’s residents and people who work there. The Bengaluru police in India have launched a new QR code system to help improve their efficiency and effectiveness while on the beat. The south east division police are seeking new ways to use technology to improve their services. This effort to use technology to improve efficacy is centered around the QR code system through a new mobile app. This app uses a quick response code beat system. The idea is to make the police unit more…

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Cow facial recognition technology is changing farming in India

Cow facial recognition - herd of cows

Tech for livestock farmers has become a serious business in the country where animal wearables thrive. Hundreds of tech start ups have launched in India focused on livestock, including cow facial recognition devices and systems. This trend is changing agribusiness in the country. Agri-science technology such as livestock wearable health monitors are vital to these producers. This agri-science boom has inspired investors as cow facial recognition has taken off as vital solutions for the industry. It has raised hopes within a struggling but important sector in the country, though government…

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