Big Pharma: The Reputation Falls

Annie Millar Recently, issues have arisen arguing that large pharmaceutical companies exist simply to steal our money and endanger the poor by immensely skyrocketing prices of pharmaceuticals. Most of this is a result of Martin Shkreli, the CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, who drastically increased the price of Daraprim from $13.50 a pill to $750 a … Continue reading Big Pharma: The Reputation Falls

Personal Airplane Television Screens Likely to Fade Away

Lindsey Marie Round While the overall trend worldwide seems to be to increase the amount of technology that individuals encounter daily, airlines may have a different idea in mind. The New York Times reports that many airlines are considering doing away with the television screens that are frequently found on the backs of the seats … Continue reading Personal Airplane Television Screens Likely to Fade Away

Germany Bans Talking Doll

Samantha Cirillo Concerned about a children’s doll recording day-to-day conversations, the Federal Network Agency announced a ban on the latest interactive doll, “Cayla”. The ban was centered around a concern of hacker’s ability to steal personal information by accessing Cayla’s recordings over an insecure Bluetooth connection. The Cayla doll was manufactured by a company based … Continue reading Germany Bans Talking Doll

Ford’s $1 Billion Movement into the Self-Driving Industry

Cecilia Santostefano Back in December, an artificial intelligence start-up known as Argo AI developed, focusing on developing autonomous vehicle technology.[1] Now, it has gained the support of one of the oldest automobile manufacturers in the country: Ford.[2] Over the course of the next five years, Ford will be making a $1 billion investment in the … Continue reading Ford’s $1 Billion Movement into the Self-Driving Industry

The Icing on the Cake: A Crack in Larsen C Grew 17 Miles in the Last Two Months

Emma Fusco A crack in Antarctica’s shelf, called Larsen C, has been inching closer and closer to a full break.  Since December, the crack has grown seventeen miles.  To put that statistic into a user-friendly perspective, that’s about the length of five football fields per day.  With only about 20 miles left to reach the … Continue reading The Icing on the Cake: A Crack in Larsen C Grew 17 Miles in the Last Two Months

D.C. the New Silicon Valley?

Brittany Charles  Take a walk around Washington D.C. and you might see something you never noticed before: an influx of technology companies in the area. It is true that Washington D.C. is the mecca for individuals seeking to work within all facets of American politics, from federal government to non-profit organizations. However, the historically government-oriented … Continue reading D.C. the New Silicon Valley?

Ford to Invest $1 Billion in Artificial Intelligence Start-Up

Gurshamsheer Kailey Ford Motor will invest in Argo AI, an artificial intelligence start-up formed in December. Ford Motor made an announcement of their plan to invest $ 1 billion in AI over the next five years. Argo AI will exclusively develop technology for self-driving cars for Ford first, and then license it to others. Argo … Continue reading Ford to Invest $1 Billion in Artificial Intelligence Start-Up

A Future with Cyborgs: Will Judgment Day Be Reality or Fiction?

Thomas Carlon In an era where technology is becoming exponentially more complex and sophisticated, and quickly surpassing human skill, humans may not be able to maintain their superiority over technology and artificial intelligence (“AI”). Is it possible to witness the creation of artificial intelligence and the rise of cyborgs in our generation? Elon Musk believes … Continue reading A Future with Cyborgs: Will Judgment Day Be Reality or Fiction?

Family DNA Searches Seen as Crime-Solving Tool, and Intrusion on Rights

Teal Johnson DNA familial searching allows investigators to compare DNA from a crime scene with offender databases with parameters allowing for identification of people who are likely to be close relatives of the person who may have committed the crime.  Law enforcement officials say that results are more of a lead than a piece of … Continue reading Family DNA Searches Seen as Crime-Solving Tool, and Intrusion on Rights

Legal Innovation 101

Justin Farooq The Midyear Meeting took place February 5, 2017 in Miami.  One of the most talked about events centered around five panelists at the “Legal Innovation 101” discussion.[1]  The consensus of five panelists’ message was simple: Catching up with legal technology is no longer a luxury in a tough market for legal services. While … Continue reading Legal Innovation 101