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Technology


Meet the researcher building robots for your grandparents

Source:  Bloomberg For decades, we've dreamed of robots that can be our companions. Now, Danielle Ishak is trying to build one. Named ElliQ, the robot is aimed at the elderly who live alone, and it's in the homes of about a dozen beta testers in the San Francisco Bay...

VR art reduces need for opioids at New York City hospital

Source:  Forbes In the spring of 2017, Olivia Davis, Assistant Curator for the Montefiore Medical Center Fine Art Program and Collection, approached renowned artist Tom Christopher to create the first virtual reality experience specifically for pediatric cancer...

Vital documentary “The Cleaners” dishes the dirt on social media

Source:  CNET If you're reading this, you need to see "The Cleaners." It's an incisive new documentary that shines a light on the most uncomfortable questions about social media and the online age. You might want to look away. But, as the film shows, that's a big part...

The Science Channel readies “Silicon Valley: The Untold Story”

Source:  Realscreen An upcoming Science Channel docuseries will take a comprehensive look at Silicon Valley and how it became a fertile ground for technology breakthroughs. "Silicon Valley: The Untold Story" delves into the century-and-a-half history of the region...

“The New Radical” Asks, Is it OK to Build Your Own 3-D Gun?

Source:  Los Angeles Times Documentarian Adam Bhala Lough tackles the intersection of digital rights and the far right in his provocative, problematic film “The New Radical.” Lough sets his sights on Cody Wilson, the libertarian provocateur fighting for his...

Nine Tech-Themed Documentaries You Absolutely Have to Watch

Source:  Digital Trends Do you love tech? Enjoy documentaries? Then are you going to love Digital Trends' round-up of the best tech documentaries available for your viewing pleasure. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Dollars - Probably the most obviously “fun”...

New documentary explores the educational digital divide in America

Source:  U.S. News & World Report The United States is likely to reach its goal of making sure every single public school has access to the Internet by 2020, according to EducationSuperHighway, a nonprofit focused on this milestone. But the accomplishment won't...

Mini-Doc Watch – “1997: Birth of the Camera Phone”

Source:  Film School Rejects The last half-century is pocked with amazing, life-changing inventions: the artificial heart, various vaccines and medications, the personal computer, the internet, solar panels, electric cars, the space program, cable TV, and fidget...