New artificial intelligence technology spots the worst areas for local pollution

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Duke University researchers employed satellite imagery, weather data and machine learning. Researchers at Duke University have developed new artificial intelligence technology that is able to spot local areas where air pollution is the heaviest. The researchers were able to employ the tech to narrow down the focus to the city block. The artificial intelligence technology used machine learning, satellite imagery and weather data. This combination could identify areas of heavy air pollution from one city block to the next. Using this type of method could be very helpful in identifying…

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New Pew research shows 7 percent of Americans are living without internet connections

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The Pew Research Center study has shown that the number has dropped considerably. A new study conducted by the Pew Research Center has found that the number of Americans living without internet has dropped substantially in recent years. That said, those who continue to lack a connection to the online world include the elderly, those living in remote regions, and those living in poverty. The percentage of people in the US who aren’t going online has dropped from 15 percent in 2015. Though the current percentage of people living without…

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LG smartphones are a thing of the past as the brand steps out of mobile

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The South Korean electronics giant has announced that it will no longer be making phones. LG smartphones are shutting down as the company focuses on other areas of the electronics market and leaves the losses associated with its handsets in the past. These mobile phones once rivaled iPhones in popularity and reputation. As popular as they once were, in recent years, LG smartphones have brought nothing but losses. The electronics giant has officially decided that enough is enough and has brought the struggle of its phone division to an end.…

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Chrome incognito mode tracking complaints lead to $5 billion lawsuit

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The most popular browser in the world could soon become an expensive problem for Google. A judge has now ruled that Google is required to face a lawsuit from plaintiffs claiming that Chrome incognito mode tracking was still taking place. The browser mode is supposed to allow people to browse the internet without being tracked. The class action lawsuit was filed in the United States. It alleges that Chrome incognito mode tracking was still following users as they browsed. This accuses Google of allowing website to collect personal information from…

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Mobile technology device assists with communication for nonverbal kids on the spectrum

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Tech developed by Purdue University researchers is helping children on the autism spectrum during the pandemic. Researchers at Purdue University have developed a mobile technology device app and platform helping nonverbal kids on the autism spectrum to be able to better communicate during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lockdowns have closed or limited access to schools and clinics for in-person learning and care. Many of these resources have been forced to use remote options, which is challenging for children and parents at the best of times, but that has broader obstacles for…

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