• Trump to create White House office for ‘American Innovation’ to be headed by Kushner
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     Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of President Trump is going to unveil a new White House agency called the “Office of American Innovation”, which will hold extensive powers to overhaul federal procedures and potentially privatize certain government responsibilities, by culling ideas from the business community, according to a report in the... Read more »
  • NASA is using a mixed reality space station to train astronauts
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     NASA has always embraced emerging technology for visualization, even if that tech was seemingly developed for frivolous entertainment. We recently covered its holographic Mars exhibit, and the many 3D resources that NASA makes available to developers and educators. Now, the US space agency has partnered with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine to create a mixed reality... Read more »
  • Nomos Glashütte’s Metro Neomatik is modern, slim and sophisticated watch
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     The smartwatch era has done nothing so much as renew my interest in real watches, which have their own type of special intelligence, albeit laid out in intricate arrays of gears and springs rather than written in silicon. Few watchmakers express this intelligence site so wonderfully as Nomos Glashütte, the... Read more »
  • A win for Apple in Beijing as court overturns iPhone patent ruling
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     Apple has bigger fish frying in the world of intellectual property. But it must be a relief that an IP court in Beijing has handed the smartphone pioneers a win. On Friday, the courts overturned a May 2016 ruling that said Apple had violated design patents of a small, and... Read more »
  • Technology is killing jobs, and only technology can save them
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     Are we living in historically unprecedented times for job loss? Or is this part of a cycle that predates even the Industrial Revolution? Is it possible to retrain our workforce for these changes? Or will the gap between educated and non-educated workers only continue to grow? Read More ... Read more »
  • Stories are the new News Feed
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     If the camera is the new keyboard, then the future of social media will look more like a slideshow than a Word document. So while Snapchat invented Stories, we’ll have to get used to using them everywhere. Read More ... Read more »
  • Sex and Gor and open source
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     A few weeks ago, Dries Buytaert, founder of the popular open-source CMS Drupal, asked Larry Garfield, a prominent Drupal contributor and long-time member of the Drupal community, “to leave the Drupal project.” Why did he do this? He refuses to say. A huge furor has erupted in response — not... Read more »
  • Lyft to let passengers round up their fare and donate the difference to charity
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     Lyft is looking at one of its biggest potential opportunities to make up some ground on its rival Uber, given the latter company’s ongoing and worsening PR crisis. So it makes sense that Lyft would go even further in the opposite direction, with a new program that lets riders top... Read more »
  • Uber grounds entire self-driving fleet as it probes Arizona crash
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     Uber has now grounded its entire autonomous test fleet in the U.S., following an accident in Arizona which left one of its Volvo SUVs flipped on its side earlier today. Read More ... Read more »
  • Eligible founder Katelyn Gleason’s plan to upend the billion dollar medical billing industry
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     Medical billing is a largely untapped and lucrative industry, potentially pulling in $55 billion globally by 2020. But it’s inner workings are still very murky — most of the time it’s not clear how much something will cost and sometimes you don’t even get the (possibly whopping) bill until months down the... Read more »