by CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE
"The reality is that COVID 19 is forcing families to adjust to a new way of living and connecting remotely," said Attorney General Becerra. "Whether it's our children's schooling, socializing with family and friends, or working remotely – we are turning to mobile phones and computers as a lifeline. With such a dependency on online connectivity, it is more important than ever for Californians to know their privacy rights."
by Kayla Matthews
At the moment, robots can look for spills, clean floors, check inventory, or direct customers, but no robot can do more than one or two of these things. Still, grocery stores have genuine needs for the functions these service robots offer, providing an early glimpse of how they could eventually help more retailers, even after the COVID 19 crisis has passed.
by Karlyn McKell
Smart cities allow us to service a large number of people in a very short time by using data sensors to gather and process information. City leaders and scientists can then use this data to track diseases, deliver autonomously, survey infected citizens, and make predictions about human behavior.
by Julie Splinters
Actively tracked by cybersecurity experts for quite a while, a rapidly elevating bonnet called Dark_nexus has been brought to the daylight, counting 1,372 bots under its authority.
by Reid McCarter
In the eternal struggle to invent new ways to slack off during work, technology remains our most powerful weapon. Enter the virtual Zoom twin, an invention by the Redpepper creative agency's Matt Reed that, however imperfectly, shows it won't be long now until we can just get our digital counterparts to take meetings for us.
by Prince Frederick
Two case studies on how geographically-defined communities are being challenged to rise to new heights of unity and empathy. From how the past few weeks have played out, it is clear that resources and labour have to be shared generously. There is also an unmistakable need to exercise considerable empathy.