Totally Automated Japanese Restaurant Has Games & Prizes

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Description: The technology-driven Japanese culture has taken an interesting turn in which sushi restaurants are no longer requiring wait staff. No human contact and prizes to be won; lunch will never be the same! Source: Mashable Date: October 18, 2013 Usually, when entering a restaurant — even a sushi boat restaurant — you’re greeted by a… Read more »

First FDA-Approved Bionic Eye Ready for Commercial Launch in US

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Description: Advancements in Technology will now allow Americans suffering from retinitis pigmentosa the opportunity to improve their quality of life.  This eye wear will allow them to see light, shadows and sometimes even the outlines of objects or humans. Source: CNET Date: October 7, 2013   After more than 20 years in the making, the world’s first FDA-approved bionic… Read more »

Keep Tweeting After You Die with LivesOn

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Description: If a friend or family member passes away, would you want artificially intelligent software to keep speaking for them? If so, you may want to suggest they register for LivesOn. Source: TechVibes Date: March 15th, 2013 A unique new program has been developed that aims to allow Twitter users to continue tweeting long after they’re dead…. Read more »