Saturday, September 30, 2017

Apps for helping with homework

 School’s back in session, which means homework’s back, too! But don’t fret about those tests, there are plenty of apps to help make prepping easier. TechCrunch tested out the study aids and here are our favorites. Photomath Some people are naturally great at math. Others need a little more assistance. Yet everybody could benefit from some practice. Photomath is an app for… Read More

Artificial intelligence is about the people, not the machines

 b From hedge funds to venture capital firms, everyone in finance has some idea about how data and quantitative analysis will reshape their industry. Firms like Signal Fire track engineers as they move from company to company to draw attention to growing startups. And funds like Numerai and Quantopian are putting faith in quants to determine optimal trading strategies. Bridgewater Associates,… Read More

Inside the New Proposal That Exacerbated Uber’s Board Divisions


By KATIE BENNER and MIKE ISAAC from NYT Technology https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/30/technology/uber-travis-kalanick-dara-khosrowshahi.html?partner=IFTTT

Where human intelligence outperforms AI

 With every new trend comes a counter-trend. And so despite the current excitement over the wonders of artificial intelligence, one company is betting that human intelligence can still deliver solutions for businesses that AI cannot hope to match. Article One Partners (AOP) is a crowdsourced network of over 42,000 researchers in 170 countries — 42% of whom have graduate degrees in a… Read More

Corporate sustainability must give way to corporate responsibility

 To successfully address the unprecedented man-made environmental crises we face, it’s time to retire the word sustainability. Read More

Gillmor Gang: The Black Album

Gillmor Gang Artcard The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Denis Pombriant, David Weinberger, Frank Radice, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live 9.30.17. Cluetrain meets Blockchain, Twitter and the death of brevity, Who are the arbiters? G3: Algorithm and Blues — Francine Hardaway, Elisa Camahort Page, Mary Hodder, Kristie Wells, and Tina Chase Gillmor. Social media, Facebook and the Russians, bad algorithms,… Read More

Humans on Mars: An atlas of plans to land on the Red Planet - CNET

At least three major efforts are underway to put boots on the fourth planet from the sun. Here's a visual look at each road map to the Red Planet.
By: CNET

Apple hypes strange effects of iPhone 8 Plus' camera - CNET

Commentary: In a new ad, Apple highlights the mesmerizing joy of Portrait Lighting on its new phone.
By: CNET

Defakto’s Vektor strikes a great balance as a minimalist, slim automatic watch

 Defakto is a small German watchmaker that has made a name for itself over the years thanks to the unique, but classic designs it boasts thanks to mark founder Raphael Ickler. The latest watch from Ickler and Defakto, the Vektor, continues this tradition of smart, minimalist looks, but adds a very slim case thanks to use of a Miyota 9015 automatic Japanese movement, and brings some extra… Read More

Spine-tingling sounds from Bowers & Wilkins 705 S2 speakers - CNET

The Audiophiliac gets an earful with Bowers & Wilkins' new reference-quality stand-mount speaker.
By: CNET

Uber ex-CEO Kalanick taps new board members amid power struggle - CNET

In response to a proposal to alter shareholder voting rights, Travis Kalanick appoints two new board members without consulting Uber or the rest of the board.
By: CNET

Do you stream movies or play DVDs or Blu-rays? - CNET

Streaming is more convenient and cheaper, so why would anyone play discs?
By: CNET

#9: KMASHI 10000mAh Portable Power Bank with Dual USB Ports 3.1A Output and 2A Input - Black

KMASHI 10000mAh
KMASHI 10000mAh Portable Power Bank with Dual USB Ports 3.1A Output and 2A Input - Black
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Thinking about the social cost of technology

 All too often the fact that human lives are increasingly enmeshed with and dependent on ever more complex, and ever more inscrutable, technologies is considered a good thing. Negatives don’t generally get dwelled on. And for the most part people are expected to move along, or be moved along by the tech. Read More