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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 18 December 2017

* Japanese company will pay part of workers’ salaries in Bitcoin >>
* China Will Spend $3.3 Billion to Research Molten Salt Nuclear-Powered Drones >>
* Oracle’s fancy new ‘autonomous’ database coming January, and will crush Amazon >>

* Alphabet’s X lab is selling India thousands of rooftop boxes that use lasers at 20 Gbps >>
* Alphabet Tries Internet Lasers Instead Of Balloons For India >>
* Drug discovery could accelerate hugely with machine learning >>

* U.S. Military Could Go ‘Star Wars’: Build Deflector Shields to Stop Laser Weapons? >>
* Shoe-box-sized chemical detector >>
* Google AI Can Now More Accurately Sequence Your Genome >>

* Successful Surgery Leads to First 3D Printed Shoulder Replacement in Croatia >>
* The Hard Math Behind Bitcoin’s Global Warming Problem >>
* Inside China’s Vast New Experiment In Social Ranking >>

* British Surgeon Was Branding His Initials On Livers >>
* Other part of net neutrality debate — Big Tech is poised to become even more powerful >>
* Apple’s $13,000 computer is ridiculous, but you’ll want it anyway >>

* If Net Nonneutrality turns into disaster, we can reverse it >>
* Researchers find mice use higher-pitched ‘voices’ when talking to the opposite sex >>
* AI brain chips will create a new breed of superhumans who can ‘communicate via TELEPATHY’ >>

* New Technique Could Put Millions of Qubits on a Chip >>
* Sky and BT agree to share their top TV channels >>
* Google is using light beam tech to connect rural India to the internet >>

* Artificial intelligence helps accelerate progress toward efficient fusion reactions >>
* New Kepler Exoplanet Discovery Fueled By Ai >>
* This device can calm symptoms of Parkinson’s disease >>

* Facial Recognition Algorithms — Plus 1.8 Billion Photos — Leads to 567 Arrests in China >>
* Samsung Galaxy S9 might be announced in February >>
* Prince Harry interviews Barack Obama for Today programme guest slot >>

* Will Artificial Intelligence Become Conscious? >>
* Retractable solar sails to help power “world’s most eco-friendly cruise ship” >>
* Google’s smart jacket proves it’s the only tech company that truly understands wearables >>

* Mindful getaway – best yoga classes around the world >>
* Video games and piano lessons improve cognitive functions in seniors, researchers find >>

* Everybody Should Be Very Afraid of the Disney Death Star >>
* How Long Can A Rocky World Withstand The Blasts From A Red Dwarf Star? >>
* Gillmor Gang: Golden Goose >>

* Building Alaska’s Internet >>
* NASA Tests Powerful Engine with 3D-Printed Part >>
* Dark Fiber Networks Can Sense Seismicity >>

* This robot automation bundle can help you break into the industry of the future >>
* Google Chrome beta delivers mute tool for autoplay videos >>
* Google ends Tango support to fully focus on ARCore >>

* Google Chrome launches pop-up muting and other ad-blocking features >>
* Researchers use sperm to deliver cancer drugs to tumors >>
* How Long Before Sodium Batteries Are Worth Their Salt? >>

* Video Friday: Giant Robotic Chair, Underwater AI, and Robot Holiday Mischief >>
* IBM Helps Protect Endangered African Rhinos with IoT >>
* Space photography puts 2017’s biggest news events in perspective >>

* How Long Can A Rocky World Withstand The Blasts From A Red Dwarf Star? >>
* 21 biggest questions we have after seeing ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ >>
* Amazon may have just dropped a clue about the home of its new US headquarters >>

* Gaia Looks Beyond Our Galaxy To Other Islands Of Stars >>
* The Last Jedi, Sex Robots Will Replace Humans, Coming Space Wars >>
* As AI and robots rise up, do humans need an upgrade too? >>

* SpaceX Launches (and Lands) Used Rocket on Historic NASA Cargo Mission >>
* Argument Timing >>
* Apple signs ‘Battlestar Galactica’ developer for new space drama >>

* We need to lay off the overzealous hero-worship of Elon Musk >>
* What do made-for-AI processors really do? >>
* ARCore Developer Preview 2 >>

* We’re all Big Brother: Huge rise in demand for home surveillance and dash cams >>
* This futuristic street light design is surprisingly eco-friendly >>
* Volvo reduces autonomous driving tests to find the right sensors >>

* You Don’t Need an “India Strategy” — You Need a Strategy for Each State in India >>
* NBC is adapting UK tech support sitcom ‘The IT Crowd’ >>
* TVPlayer subscription lets you record live TV to the cloud >>

* Sky’s restructured TV pricing is simpler and more flexible >>
* Inside Ford’s Quest To Build A New Kind Of Supercar Engine >>
* The Iphone Is Still Bigger Than Donald Trump >>

* Roomba to Rule the Smart Home >>
* Watch Blue Origin’s test dummy experience space tourism >>
* Elon Musk decides he’s Willy Wonka, offers Boring factory tours as prizes to hat buyers >>

* Amazon will start selling Apple TV and Chromecast again >>
* The Future of Money >>
* Facebook introduces a ‘snooze’ button to mute friends for 30 days >>

* Plumbers and electricians are the workers who will be last to lose their jobs to robots, AI expert reveals >>
* Our memory has evolved to ‘go up a gear’ when we think about raising our children to help us survive >>
* Microsoft investing $50 million in AI climate-change program >>

* Google and Amazon really DO want to spy on you: Future versions of their voice assistants will record your conversations >>
* Hijacked sperm carry chemo drugs to cervical cancer cells >>
* Electric eel-based device could power future medical implants >>

* Do Brain-Wiring Differences Make Women More Vulnerable to Concussions? >>
* AI brain chips will ‘evolve’ humanity into a ‘community of ZOMBIES’ who are indistinguishable from robots, expert claims >>
* Watch: VR lets users control robots from miles away >>

* Robotic soccer during RoboCup Asia-Pacific 2017 >>
* Slow-moving crisis as Beijing bolsters South China Sea war platform >>
* Amazon may have just hit a major roadblock in the US >>

* Walt Disney Now Owns Marvel, Avatar, And The Simpsons >>
* North Korea reportedly just launched its own version of Netflix — but there’s a catch >>
* Voice assistant usage remains low >>

* Software enables robots to be controlled in virtual reality >>
* Engineers program tiny robots to move, think like insects >>
* 3D nanoscale imaging made possible >>

* How to Survive a Mass Extinction >>
* $13.7 billion Whole Foods buy has turned the whole world against Amazon — and we’ll see the sparks fly next year >>

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