Saturday, March 25, 2017

First look at 'Twin Peaks' cast, plus more clues - CNET

Agent Cooper and the rest of the quirky cast return in David Lynch's unusual murder mystery series, which gets a revival on Showtime starting May 21.
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Uber grounds entire self-driving fleet as it probes Arizona crash

 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

Uber crash causes firm to pause self-driving car program - CNET

A collision in Arizona between one of the company's robocars and a human-driven vehicle prompts Uber to halt the autonomous program while it investigates.
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The first official 'Justice League' trailer, dissected shot by shot - CNET

Get ready for the ultimate DC Comics superhero team-up with Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg in "Justice League" -- out November 17. Let's obsess over the new trailer, shall we? Warning: possible spoilers ahead!
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Eligible founder Katelyn Gleason’s plan to upend the billion dollar medical billing industry

 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 road. Founder Katelyn Gleason wants to make it easier to know… Read More

North Korea’s Rising Ambition Seen in Bid to Breach Global Banks


By PAUL MOZUR and CHOE SANG-HUN from NYT Technology http://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/25/technology/north-korea-hackers-global-banks.html?partner=IFTTT

Florida beats Wisconsin at the buzzer and Twitter's still buzzing - CNET

Chris Chiozza sinks one to send the Gators into the Elite Eight, and fans are either overjoyed or destroyed.
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Everything we think we know about the Samsung Galaxy S8

 Next week in New York, Samsung will finally reveal the Galaxy S8. The handset has a lot riding on it — not simply because it’s a brand-defining flagship or because it’s seemingly been pushed back at least once. Next week’s Unpacked event will have even wider ranging implications for Samsung as its first major phone announcement since last year’s Galaxy Note debacle. Read More

Japanese authorities decry ongoing robot failures at Fukushima

 Six years ago, a massive earthquake, consequent tsunami and nuclear crisis struck Japan. International organizations rushed to help the country’s devastated residents, and to figure out how to clean up Fukushima Daiichi, the wrecked nuclear power plant. Robots offered a ray of hope amid unfathomable loss. At least they did, until recently. As the Asahi Shimbun reported yesterday, members… Read More

Matroid can watch videos and detect anything within them

 If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth that times the frame rate. Matroid, a computer vision startup launching out of stealth today, enables anyone to take advantage of the information inherently embedded in video. You can build your own detector within the company’s intuitive, non-technical, web platform to detect people and most other objects. Reza Zadeh, founder… Read More

Gillmor Gang: Loose Change

Gillmor Gang Artcard The Gillmor Gang — Michael Arrington, Keith Teare, Doc Searls, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, March 24, 2017. Twitter ponders subscription services, Medium gets $5 from Steve and maybe Doc, Keith and Kevin offer their 2 cents from across the pond, and Mike holds down the fort from Crunchfund HQ. @stevegillmor, @arrington, @dsearls, @kevinmarks, @kteare Prod/Dir… Read More

'Justice League' comes together in new trailer - CNET

Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg join Batman and Wonder Woman.
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Tobias Stone talks about identity, cryptography, and the future of citizenship

 In this episode of Technotopia I walk to Tobias Stone, a writer, entrepreneur, and academic. Tobias has been writing on Trump and Brexit and worked with Identity.ee, a workgroup focused on cryptographically proven citizenship. Stone believes that the Estonian model of e-idenity is the future and that the mission for every country should be to make their workers, citizen, and expats digital. Read More