Update for iOS and Macs negates text bomb that crashed devices

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Update for iOS and Macs negates text bomb that crashed devices Last week we reported a major bug in Apple operating systems that would cause them to crash from mere exposure to either of two specific Unicode symbols. Today Apple fixes this major text-handling issue with iOS version 11.2.6 and macOS version 10.13.3, both now available […]

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Author Brian Dear talks about the amazing PLATO computing system

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Author Brian Dear talks about the amazing PLATO computing system Before Xerox Parc there was PLATO. This amazing computing system came to life in 1960 and by the 1970s was running a number of graphical terminals well before the rise of Xerox PARC and the Alto. This wild little system used some unique hardware and software […]

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Combining augmented reality, 3D printing and a robotic arm to prototype in real time

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Combining augmented reality, 3D printing and a robotic arm to prototype in real time Robotic Modeling Assistant (RoMA) is a joint project out of MIT and Cornell that brings together a variety of different emerging technologies in an attempt to build a better prototyping machine. Using an augmented reality headset and two controllers, the designer builds […]

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Algorithmic zoning could be the answer to cheaper housing and more equitable cities

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Algorithmic zoning could be the answer to cheaper housing and more equitable cities Zoning codes are a century old, and the lifeblood of all major U.S. cities (except arguably Houston), determining what can be built where and what activities can take place in a neighborhood. Yet as their complexity has risen, academics are increasingly exploring whether […]

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Life sciences startup Avro aims to deliver drugs to children and the elderly through skin patches

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Life sciences startup Avro aims to deliver drugs to children and the elderly through skin patches Avro, a life sciences startup in Y Combinator’s current batch, is banking on a method to deliver medications to populations unable to swallow or chew — it will administer them through the skin. Starting with allergy medications, the startup is […]

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