Today’s Tech Sightings:
The Internet of Things (IoT) is slowly changing the way farmers work, turning them into data scientists to help them better manage their crops and livestock. Access to remote sensors and cloud services is enabling farmers to monitor the health of their livestock and make more precise decisions about what and when to plan and where resources should be allocated.
A few months ago, New York converted the city’s old telephone booths to free Wi-Fi kiosks. That seemed to work – until drug junkies and alcoholics started using the free service to watch online pornography. Now, officials have discontinued internet access until they can find a solution to prevent unsavory characters from loitering around the kiosks and abusing the service.
Computer-science students at Romania’s University Politehnica of Bucharest have developed a small wearable device that could help detect early signs of Parkinson’s disease. The device – ENTy – also spots balance issues resulting from inner ear, spinal posture or brain problems.
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- Microsoft Recreates Google’s Battery Life Test to Show Edge Beats Chrome, Firefox, Opera