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  • Barclay's Johnson predicts that auto sales may drop 40 percent in the next 25 years because of shared driverless cars.
  • "The market for autonomous technology is expected to grow to $42 billion by 2025 and self-driving cars may account for a quarter of global auto sales by 2035, according to an analysis by Boston Consulting Group."
  • Data breaches at the U.S. government's personnel management agency involves millions more people than previously estimated.
  • Data stolen from the OPM computer networks included Social Security numbers and other sensitive information.
  • "Considered one of the most damaging on record because of its scale and, more importantly, the sensitivity of the material taken."
  • Build by truck manufacturer Terberg, companies BMW and Scherm partnered to deploy the truck on public roads
  • It takes 3-4 hours to charge completely with renewable energy and can travel up to 100 km on a full charge (a full day)
  • The truck will make 8 2-kilometre trips every day, for a total of around 16 kilometres daily
  • It's the largest ever initial production run for iPhones by the end of 2015
  • They've placed orders for 2 new models - 4.7-inch and 5-inch displays
  • Last year's iPhone order was 70-80 million and its biggest ever at the time
  • For millions in developing countries, lives revolve around cash; they have no bank accounts but they have mobile phones
  • "In 2014 there were 103 million active mobile bank accounts, up from 30 million in 2012."
  • Mobile money makes it is easier to get hold of payments, plus it increases audit traceability
  • The drones consist of 4 arms with propellers on the end extending from a hollow ring; a yellow box, with the postal service logo, is lodged in the middle
  • It can transport up to 1 kilo over more than 10 kilos on one battery charge
  • For now, Swiss Post expects to mostly use the drones in emergency situations
  • The average 8-to-10-year-old spends nearly 8 hours a day with a variety of different media, and older children and teenagers spend more than 11 hrs/day.
  • Teenagers send an average of 34 texts a night after they get into bed
  • Fingers and wrist pain, narrowed blood vessels in their eyes, neck and back pain, loneliness and depression can result from excessive use.
  • Solopreneurs are a nascent but growing trend.
  • Part-time solopreneurs, "side-giggers," don't work more than 15 hours a week on new ventures; tend to be supported by full-time employment elsewhere.
  • Solopreneurs on the rise with "graduates having a harder time than ever finding gainful employment and consumer debt reaching new highs
  • Subjects' heart rates did not register anxiety as small drones approached, as they do with oncoming earthbound robots.
  • Researchers speculate that "small drones bypass our usual defensive response because of a certain birdlike disconnect from terra firma."
  • "The Federal Aviation Administration is gearing up to allow commercial drones to fly in U.S. airspace as soon as 2016. "
  • "Calculator created by NPR is based upon University of Oxford research."
  • "Explored which jobs from 702 roles are most likely to be computerised."
  • Accountants and telemarketing roles at risk; creative jobs at least risk.
  • MX3D to print a bridge in Amsterdam beginning in September, 2015.
  • Computer program plots designs while robotic arms heat metal to 1500 degrees celsius.
  • Robotic arms travel along the very surface they have created
  • Salt water mangroves have moved inland in the past decade, while freshwater plants have lost ground
  • Findings from satellite imagery from 2001--2010 match long-term trends tracked on the ground for the past 70 years
  • Southern Everglades show patches of freshwater vegetation loss within 2.5 miles of the shore
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