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AMAZON'S NEW TABLET TECH
Three New Versions of Fire Tablet
Source: Amazon Fire Tablet
Designed for the Whole Family & Their Budget
Here's interesting new technology that Amazon just rolled out.
Today, Amazon launched three new and upgraded versions of its Fire Tablet. The new Fire has longer battery life, more storage and faster performance. The pricing is set at a very competitive level starting at $89.99 The tablet is designed for the whole family with a special version for kids. It is budget friendly and likely will trigger a new tablet war among tech giants.
The new lineup includes the "all new" Fire HD 8 with 32 GB of internal storage, the Fire HD 8 Plus with wireless charging embedded and the Fire HD 8 Kids. The new tablets will be available online for pre-order and will start shipping on June 3.
Amazon and Apple
The Fire line of tablets were launched as Kindle Fire in 2011.
They were viewed as a contender against Apple and its dominance in the tablet market. These new Fire tablets are considerably less
expensive than the current iPad Mini that starts at $399.
New Tablet Tech
The base Fire Tablet model has an 8 inch HD screen, 30% faster performance than the previous model, 12 hours of battery life and many entertainment apps. It comes with 6 months worth of Kindle Unlimited books available to read. The Kids version costs $139.99 and offers 20,000 kid-friendly books. Amazon is backing the products up with a 2 year warranty if the device should break.
Superstar Robot Packers Superstar Customers
The Italian packaging company CMC in the medieval town of Citta di Castello has robot machines at the cutting edge of 2019 filling some very big orders for big clients and it delivers. The robotic packaging machine is called CartonWrap. It can box and seal 600 to 1000 items of every shape and size every hour, 24/7, including in tailor made boxes. Clients of the automated packaging machines include Amazon, Walmart and Gucci.
Big Business in Italy
CMC and CartonWrap are one of 630 companies in Italy making automated packaging machines. This is the new robotic, automated economy and it is one of Italy's fastest growing industries. In fact, the sector is accelerating 9X's faster than the overall Italian economy. It's another example of robotic technology cutting time, costs and in this case packaging waste and creating a whole new avenue of global business that's a disruptor.
1st Test for CTE, Sports-Related, Traumatic Brain Injuries in the Living
Breakthrough Research and Discoveries by Boston University Scientists
CTE is the danger for players inherent in any contact sport. Repeated hard hits to and rattling of the
head in the course of games taking a cumulative toll and resulting in traumatic brain injury CTE which is a fatal disease. Until now, there was no way to detect it in the living. The only reference points for doctors were changes in mood and behavior in the patient following a bad hit to the head and concussion.. But now, there is a brain scan test to detect the abnormal protein tau which is an indicator that the disease condition is present. It's an important breakthrough just announced by scientists at Boston University. For a great news blog, go to Important Innovations Collection: Breakthrough on CTE Brain Injuries from Sports: First Test for CTE in the Living Source: Stock Image Game-changing Discovery by Boston University…
DARPA's Biostasis Program Aims "To Slow Life to Save Life"
The program is to buy extra time for soldiers' battlefield injuries as they await medical care. DARPA, the Pentagon's Advanced Research Projects Agency, is working to develop treatments that slow down the body's biochemical reactions, tipping it into a slowed or suspended state until medical help arrives. For those critically injured, time is a matter of life and death.
Biological Suspended State
This program is inspired by nature. Wood frogs and microscopic creatures called "water bears" can survive extreme radiation, dehydration and freezing. They do so by entering a state called cryptobiosis. All metabolic processes appear to have stopped but the organism is still alive.
Long Term Research
This DARPA program is just getting started. They're beginning at the cell and tissue level. Then they'll scale up to the whole organism. It will be considered a success when it sl…