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Don’t keep cell phones next to your body, California Health Department warns

By | California Department of Public Health, cell phone radiation, FCC, Gadgets, Health, Physics, Radiation, radioactivity, TC, WTF

 The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a warning against the hazards of cellphone radiation this week. Yes, the thing we are all addicted to and can’t seem to put down is leaking electromagnetic radiation and now California has some guidance to safeguard the public. Read More

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Pepper the robot can perform funerary rites, but it shouldn’t

By | Gadgets, pepper, Robotics, Softbank, TC, WTF

 It’s not really clear just what “humanoid” robots are actually for. I’ve seen them do all kinds of things, but almost none of them well; at our recent Robotics event in Boston, several leading experts in the field questioned their necessity. But we grew up with Data and Robby and Cylons, and so now we have Pepper. Performing funeral rites for cash-strapped people in Japan. Read More

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