Category: Tech

4 reasons I almost accepted your LinkedIn request, but didn’t

4 reasons I almost accepted your LinkedIn request, but didn’t

Not long ago, I had a visceral reaction when I read about how Muse writer Kat Boogaard accepted over 300 random LinkedIn requests. It reinforced my stance that I’d only accept them when they were accompanied by a short note.…

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MIT team’s space hotel is for the true (and rich) adventurers

MIT team’s space hotel is for the true (and rich) adventurers

A rendering of the space hotel Marina

Do you have a hankering for adventure and several million dollars laying around? Then this might be the perfect getaway opportunity for you, if you can hold on tight for a few years.…

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Future iPhones could catch screen cracks before they turn into major problems

Future iPhones could catch screen cracks before they turn into major problems

You’d probably notice this one on your own.

Walking around with a cracked iPhone screen isn’t a good look. It’s a major turn-off in the dating world, and it can be outlandishly expensive and complicated to fix without Apple’s own …

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The Canvas autonomous cart can ferry goods around chaotic factory floors

The Canvas autonomous cart can ferry goods around chaotic factory floors

Most Econ 101 classes start with an explanation of fixed and marginal cost in the context of factories. The factory is the principal fixed cost — expensive and permanent. Canvas wants to smash this assumption of expensive, inflexible, factories by …

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The Morning After: Tuesday. July 11th 2017

The Morning After: Tuesday. July 11th 2017

Hey, good morning!

AI is learning parkour, Amazon’s huge sale is upon us and we see how technology is replacing painkillers.

These look familiar.
What happens when AI teaches itself parkour?

Come for the reinforcement learning, stay for the GIFs.…

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Temasek jumps into China’s bike rental startup war with investment in MoBike

Temasek jumps into China’s bike rental startup war with investment in MoBike

Temasek, Singapore’s state-owned investment firm, has jumped into China’s on-demand cycle war after it backed

MoBike.

China’s ride-sharing war is last year’s news. The big battle between Uber and Didi Chuxing is essentially over after the latter agreed to buy …

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Trump left all alone on climate change at the end of the G20 summit

Trump left all alone on climate change at the end of the G20 summit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a news conference after the G-20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany on July 8, 2017.

At the 2016 G-20 summit, in Hangzhou, China, world leaders united in a common determination to implement the Paris …

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A song of ice and fail: Why HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ stunt was the worst

A song of ice and fail: Why HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ stunt was the worst

Literally watching ice melt.

You often hear the old canard "all publicity is good publicity," and that’s true — if you don’t care about potential customers reinforcing negative stereotypes around your product.

What is the most damaging negative perception around …

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MIT’s new drones switch between flying and driving for optimal urban transport

MIT’s new drones switch between flying and driving for optimal urban transport

MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab has developed a new prototype drone that can both fly and drive, and will determine which method to use to optimize battery life, speed and efficiency. It’s a preview of how autonomous urban …

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42 percent of Amazon Echo owners have bought a second device (or more)

42 percent of Amazon Echo owners have bought a second device (or more)

Here’s a promising metric for Amazon, in terms of its ability to maintain its current lead in the voice computing market: 42 percent of Amazon Echo owners have two or more devices, according to Edison Research. This figure is seemingly …

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