Bosch Bonirob robot set to make field work easier for farmers

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Description: Bosch’s new weed-destroying robot could eradicate the need for herbicide use. Source: Digital Trends Date: November 20, 2015 The company Bosch is developing a farming robot the size of a small car that can distinguish crops from weeds. The Bonirob can then can fish out weeds mechanically & obliterate any unwanted plants into the ground with… Read more »

The Hackers Fighting ISIS You’ve Never Heard of

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Description: Ghost Security Group, also known as GhostSec, is small hacker army composed of ex-military and ex-Anonymous members fighting ISIS online. Source: CNN Money Date: November 20, 2015 Ghost Security Group is a counter terrorism network that combats extremism on the digital front lines of today using the internet and social media as a weapon. Questions for… Read more »

New Planetary Shield to Help Fight and Possibly Prevent Fires

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Description: NASA is planning on building a global network of fire-monitoring satellites. Source: Gizmodo Date: November 20, 2015 According to NASA, the organization’s satellite swarm plan has nothing to do with intergalactic threats—it’s protection against a danger on the ground. The space agency wants to build a global network of fire-monitoring satellites. Read More Questions for discussion:… Read more »

Minibar Liquor Delivery Startup Acquires Competitor Booze Carriage

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Description: Liquor delivery service Minibar buys out Booze Carriage and now claims to be the largest player in the liquor delivery space in NYC. Source: Tech Crunch Date: March 20, 2015 Minibar, an on-demand liquor-delivery platform operational in 13 cities, has announced the acquisition of one of its biggest competitors, Booze Carriage. The terms of the deal were… Read more »

Take a Virtual Swim With The Dolphins on Protected Brazilian Islands

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Description: Google’s new ‘Street View’ additions include under water photos from a group of Brazilian islands. Source: Mashable Date: March 17, 2015 Days after it added stunning imagery of Mount Everest, Google Street View has been updated with beautiful photos from the other side of the world — the Brazilian islands of Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas. The… Read more »

Magic Leap Makes Internet Lose Its Mind

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Description: Meet Magic Leap — the company whose secret technology could change how you see the world. Source: CNN Money Date: March 20, 2015 Magic Leap, a tech company vying to compete with Facebook’s Oculus VR, says they have the technology that will blow your mind. Questions for Discussion: 1. Have you heard of Magic Leap before? Does… Read more »

Selfies boost plastic surgery business

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Description: Studies are showing that the plastic surgery business is booming due to the selfie craze Source: Globe and Mail Date: December 5, 2014   Society is on a quest to look perfect in their posted selfies and online dating profile pictures. Questions for discussion: 1. Would you ever consider getting plastic surgery? 2. Do you… Read more »

Polaroid’s Cube camera takes on GoPro

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Description: Polaroid is back and introducing their version of the GoPro cam. Source: CNN Money Date: December 6, 2014 Polaroid’s retro resurgence is getting a modern makeover. It’s launching the Cube, which is a 35mm video camera that aims to appeal to a broad demographic. Watch the Video Questions for discussion: 1. Do you think Polaroid will… Read more »

Pinterest Popular in Canada, Men Slowly Warming up to Platform

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Description: Statistics show that men are finally coming around to Pinterest. Source: Tech Vibes Date: December 4, 2014   Pinterest continues to perform well in the Canadian market and men here are warming up to the historically female-oriented social network.The online scrapbooking platform says Canada is its second-biggest market behind only the US. The company also… Read more »