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Police can keep Ring camera video forever, and share with whomever they’d like, company tells senator

The company says the videos can be a critical tool in helping law enforcement investigate crimes such as trespassing, burglary and package theft. But some lawmakers and privacy advocates say the systems could also empower more widespread police surveillance, fuel racial profiling and spark new neighborhood fears. In September, following a report about Ring’s police […]

Mobile

ProBeat: Microsoft and Samsung move like molasses

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella didn’t say anything significant at Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked this week. You could argue he didn’t have to. The CEO of a $ 1 trillion company showing up to your event is enough to make a statement. And the statement is that Microsoft and Samsung are strengthening their partnership in a variety […]

Emerging Tech

This artificial muscle is powered just like the real thing, no battery required

The artificial muscle consists of polymer material, into which the researchers have integrated enzymes. A solution of glucose and oxygen in water powers the polymer actuator, in a similar way as biological muscles. Thor Balkhed/Linköping University Aside from some impressive robotics tech and a synthetic Austrian accent, what’s the most important component for building a […]