Monthly Archives: July 2016

Google and all other tech giants boosting cloud services with AI and machine learning

Cloud computers with AI monitor patients of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire step on their bathroom scale at home. Microsoft machines also get blood pressure readings taken at home. And they can even listen to calls between nurses and

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The best foldable fat-wheel 2WD Russian motorcycle you’ll see all day

With 12-inch wide, 25-inch diameter fat wheels and a simple two-wheel drive system, this unique and “distinctive” Russian agricultural bike can crawl its way through all kinds of mud and slush. The Taurus 2×2 is a lightweight, simple, two-wheel drive

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Cover Story: Mark Ulriksen’s “Something in the Air”

“I’ve always loved the Olympics, especially the Summer Games,” Mark Ulriksen says of his cover for the new issue. “But the upcoming Rio Olympics already feature the inevitable cost overruns and crucial infrastructure that may or may not be completed

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Cartoons from the August 8 & 15, 2016, Issue

See the rest of the story at newyorker.com Related:Cover Story: Mark Ulriksen’s “Something in the Air”This Week in Fiction: Tessa Hadley on Fiction as AnthropologyDishwasher-Loading Techniques Throughout History Go to Source

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Google and Microsoft Want Every Company to Scrutinize You with AI

The tech giants are eager to rent out their AI breakthroughs to other companies.

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A Q&A with DFJ Partner, Bill Bryant, on “unicorn” valuations and startup investing

 Pundits are painting a picture of doom and gloom for startups, saying it will be harder to raise money. What do you think? I think the next several months and possibly years will be challenging for raising capital. There has

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Talking the future of education with Convergent Media founder Rob Anderson

 This week on Technotopia I talk to Rob Anderson, founder of Convergent Media Group and a former founding team member at MTV Russia. Anderson has some interesting ideas on education and the necessity for a true way to assess and

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Subaru XV Hybrid goes to STI handling school

It can be easy to forget the first letter in SUV stands for sports when tall city crossovers are hampered by their high center of gravity, making them less agile and exciting than regular hatchbacks. Seemingly unconcerned by the basic

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Subaru XV Hybrid goes to STI handling school

It can be easy to forget the first letter in SUV stands for sports when tall city crossovers are hampered by their high center of gravity, making them less agile and exciting than regular hatchbacks. Seemingly unconcerned by the basic

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Bill de Blasio Weighs in on His Week at the Democratic National Convention

Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke with the Observer about his week at the Democratic National Convention—saying it went better than people think.

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NASA Orion spacecraft has taken over a decade and will see more cost overruns and

GAO found that the Orion program’s cost and schedule estimates are not reliable based on best practices for producing high-quality estimates. Cost and schedule estimates play an important role in addressing technical risks. In September 2015, NASA established a commitment

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I Love Unique Retail Concepts, Like Korean Eyewear Brand Gentle Monster’s NY Flagship

Short List / Gentle Monster’s NYC Flagship Is a Novel Take on Retail

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BlackBerry’s security-focused Android identity crisis

 Consider BlackBerry. Think about the company, its products, its most iconic features. What comes to mind? Business apps? A QWERTY keyboard? BBM? The once-mighty Canadian smartphone maker is banking on one word standing above all the rest: security. You see,

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Gillmor Gang: Not Insane

 The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, July 29, 2016. In 1972, the Firesign Theatre documented the National Surrealist Light Peoples Party convention for president. George Papoon’s campaign rallying cry, Not

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Google.com gets safer with HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS)

For any site you visit nowadays, HTTPS should be offered by default. I don’t care about the content of the site — there is no reason to go HTTP only in 2016. Security matters, folks. Google.com — one of the

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Free gifts for Windows 10 Insider testers — and more in store for the future!

It’s now a full year since Windows 10 was first, and to thank the Insiders who have been providing feedback to help shape the direction of the operating system, Microsoft has a couple of gifts and a little surprise. As

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Xbox Summer Update is rolling out bringing closer Windows 10 integration

It’s another couple of days until Windows 10 Anniversary Update rolls out to user, but Xbox One users now have something very exciting to download — the Xbox Summer Update. Previously available as a preview, the latest system update sees

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Changes are coming to Microsoft’s Privacy Statement and Services Agreement

On August 2, coinciding with the launch of Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft is updating its Privacy Statement. The company is a little light on the details of exactly what the changes are, but says that more will be revealed

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It’s okay for Pikachu to watch you — as long as you want it to

 Millions who downloaded the new Pokémon Go app are living in a brave, new, augmented reality world. For the early adopters (meaning apparently everyone you know) on iOS devices, it meant unknowingly granting Pokémon Go the permission to fully access

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In what contexts should messaging be the UI?

 The current messaging hype is overstated. There are certainly some interesting and unique opportunities for messaging as an interface, but I contend the number of practical use cases is a fraction of what the current hype cycle suggests. Read More

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