Tech Tuesday: Google goes to Africa

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by TYLER SIESWERDA / KVUE News

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Posted on May 28, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 29 at 7:21 AM

Austin isn't the only place Google intends to change the Internet.

On the heels of the Google Fiber announcement here, there was word on Tuesday that the Internet giant plans to bring wireless service to roughly a billion people in Africa and Asia. The Wall Street Journal reports instead of running fiber optic lines, Google wants to use special balloons and blimps to beam access into hard-to-reach places.

Some very smart students at Cornell University are trying to teach robots about us. Using mathematical algorithms and a 3-D camera, the robot has been able to perform some common jobs by anticipating what the human in front of the camera will do. The U.S. Army is funding some of the research.

All you new parents are going to love this. Huggies Brand has developed a system called "Tweet Pee."  A sensor is placed on the diaper and when it detects moisture it sends you a tweet. It also tracks your diaper use. The downside is that it's not available in the U.S. yet.

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