Most of us would be shocked and afraid if a doctor told us we needed brain surgery. But imagine how much calmer you'd be if you could get inside your skull to navigate the path the surgeon will take? Technology can now make that happen. VOA's Carolyn Presutti takes us to the Stanford Medical Center in Silicon Valley to see how virtual reality can get patients into their own heads.
As the U.S. Supreme Court considers a case about privacy and technology, Los Angeles, California, is becoming a city that is ever more connected. From cell phones to televisions to refrigerators, more devices are being connected to the Internet. L.A. wants to use the prevalence of these "smart" devices to help the city run more efficiently, turning it into a city of the future. VOA's Elizabeth Lee has the details of the project and the security and privacy implications of a more connected city.
For individuals, storing information in the cloud means it can be available to them anywhere they have a connection to the internet. It can be cheap, and it can be useful, but because all that data is going back and forth, it's not quite as secure as storing everything on your phone or home computer. But what if you could wear your information? That's the idea behind some National Science Foundation-supported research into cloud clothing. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.