Monthly Archives: November 2016

Genesis Partners spins out $50 million fund, F2 Capital, to back early-stage startups in Israel

 Three members of the senior investing team at Genesis Partners, a major Israeli venture firm, are stepping out with a new, early-stage fund of their own called F2 Capital. For the unfamiliar, Genesis Partners’ portfolio companies have been acquired by

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Google Timelapse traces 32 years of construction and destruction

To say that the world has changed since 1984 would be an understatement, but those changes can be hard to visualize. That is, until Google unveils a service like Timelapse, cramming 32 years of human progress and destruction into 10

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Google Timelapse traces 32 years of construction and destruction

To say that the world has changed since 1984 would be an understatement, but those changes can be hard to visualize. That is, until Google unveils a service like Timelapse, cramming 32 years of human progress and destruction into 10

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Deep learning on Computronium versus the human brain

Cognitive Scientist Joscha Bach was asked what ingredients of human-level artificial intelligence we seem to be missing, and how to improve AI forecasts more generally. Before we can implement human-level artificial intelligence (HLAI), we need to understand both mental representations

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Google cloud division head is correct that even if Kurzweil is right and Technological Singularity is 2045, the current odds are she will not live to see it

Diane Greene, head of Google’s cloud division, said in an interview at the Code Enterprise conference Tuesday in San Francisco, “Nobody expected some of the advances we are seeing as quickly as we’re seeing them,” she added. “I don’t expect

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Autopilot for your Honda: comma.ai goes open source with self driving car kit

GeoHot couldn’t sell his US$1000 self-driving car kit, so he’s giving it away. Faced with the threat of huge fines from the US Dept. of Transport, self-driving car startup comma.ai has open sourced its autonomous driving kit, which anyone can

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Autopilot for your Honda: comma.ai goes open source with self driving car kit

GeoHot couldn’t sell his US$1000 self-driving car kit, so he’s giving it away. Faced with the threat of huge fines from the US Dept. of Transport, self-driving car startup comma.ai has open sourced its autonomous driving kit, which anyone can

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Looking at How Abortion Restrictions Endanger Women’s Lives

In 2006, a Polish woman named Justyna heard a rumor about a new abortion pill. The thirty-year-old mother of three was eleven weeks along in a new pregnancy, and her marriage wasn’t going well. Abortion in Poland is illegal in most

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Deaths in Immune-Therapy Trials Haunt the Experimental Cancer Treatment

Companies are racing to develop a new class of cancer drugs, but scientists are still assessing their safety.

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Crunch Report | GoPro Cuts 15% of Workforce

Hanging out with former TechCrunch writer and current editor in chief at Mattermark, Mr. Alex Wilhelm, GoPro cuts 15% of its workforce, Amazon can move your data by the truckload and now you can download Netflix for offline viewing. All

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Albany’s Spat Over Pay Raises Turns Into Late Night Press Release War

“I have no idea who the governor is speaking to about these issues, but it certainly isn’t me.”

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Elvis Costello at the Beacon: Misery and Splendor

On the Sunday and Monday just before Election Day—an anxious couple of nights—Elvis Costello and the Imposters played the final two shows of their Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers tour, at the Beacon Theatre, on the Upper West Side. I

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Glowing crystals detect and trap contaminants in drinking water

Researchers have developed tiny, glowing crystals that can both detect and trap toxic heavy metals at the same time. Similar research has been done on structures to either detect or remove such nasty substances, but this appears to be the

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Glowing crystals detect and trap contaminants in drinking water

Researchers have developed tiny, glowing crystals that can both detect and trap toxic heavy metals at the same time. Similar research has been done on structures to either detect or remove such nasty substances, but this appears to be the

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AOC P2779VC 27-inch 1080p display has integrated Qi wireless charging

1080p monitors are a dime a dozen nowadays — the market is saturated with them. Heck, many people are opting for displays with much better resolution too. In other words, it is virtually impossible to have a 1080p monitor stand

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Tesla will move to open Richmond store after DMV win

 Tesla has won the right to open and operate its own dealership in Virginia, after the state Department of Motor Vehicles commissioner reversed a ruling from September denying it a license. In his decision, the commissioner cited overwhelming public support,

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Motorola ‘likely’ to launch a Project Tango module for the Moto Z

 Slowly but surely the Moto Z is getting an ecosystem. The promising handset launched with some solid specs and a handful of add-ons that made it the most fully formed modular handset to date — which, granted, isn’t saying a

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A Better Basel: Is Miami Slowing Down?

Day one at Art Basel Miami Beach felt slower than usual, which collectors said was a good thing.

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This Specific Gene Could Determine How Much You Drink

Do you tend to (stupidly) drink yourself into oblivion when you head out to the bar or hang out with friends? You might not just be making terrible choices. It might not be […] Go to Source

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Now your smartphone can even analyze sperm

If a couple is having difficulty conceiving a child, it’s important that the man get a motility test done – it shows how active his sperm are. The problem is, a lot of guys feel awkward about going to a

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