Technology

Thermomix, Vorwerk’s $1,450 kitchen appliance, is coming to the US — Quartz

In a fanciful advertisement from 1956, a limber American housewife is spirited to Frigidaire’s “Kitchen of the Future,” where she delightedly pushes buttons, gazes at flickering screens, and twirls a rotating cylindrical fridge. She skips away for an interlude of recreation involving tennis, golf, and sunbathing, then returns to remove a fully baked—and frosted—birthday cake, candles lit, from a large glass dome.

Source: Thermomix, Vorwerk’s $1,450 kitchen appliance, is coming to the US — Quartz

How to Get Rich When Robots Steal Your Job | Inc.com

Robots don’t take breaks, or call in sick, or complain about their job. That is strong competition for a lot of jobs that can be automated. So, where does that leave the non-robots? In trouble.

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Consultancy firm Price Waterhouse & Coopers recently published a report that suggested that 38% of US jobs will be performed by robots by 2030. The rates are even higher in the transportation and storage (56%) and manufacturing (46%).

Source: How to Get Rich When Robots Steal Your Job | Inc.com

Women and young people are hurt the most by internet surveillance – Business Insider

Time to face the truth. In an effort to combat cyber-espionage, all governments are watching citizens. The young are naturally more vulnerable.

Earlier this month, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats backtracked on a promise to disclose how many Americans’ communications have been swept up in warrantless mass surveillance of foreign targets.

Source: Women and young people are hurt the most by internet surveillance – Business Insider

Net neutrality scored a big legal victory in the US — Quartz

A federal appeals court just put net neutrality on firmer legal footing in the US. A 2-1 vote by a three judge panel on the District of Columbia circuit court backed the regulatory rules sanctioned by the Federal Communications Commission in 2015. The rules instruct telecom companies to treat the internet like a public utility,…

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The newest tool in the fight against cancer is a huge genetic database driven by algorithms — Quartz

“This is good news in the fight against cancer.” That’s what US vice president Joe Biden said as 2 petabytes of genomic and clinical data were released to the public last week. The trove features 440,000 DVDs worth of information—including full genome sequences—from 12,000 patients, raw and unprocessed. How will it help improve cancer treatment?…

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Belgian Hospitals Employ Robots as Receptionists — TIME

Two hospitals in Belgium have employed robots to welcome patients and visitors, in what is reportedly the first use of automata to greet people in a medical setting. The robot, named Pepper, was unveiled Monday at a hospital in the eastern city of Liege, where it will act as a receptionist, Agence France-Presse reports. The…

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