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How many IT pros does it take to reset a GE smart bulb? More than you’d think 21.6.2019 LA Times: Business

So-called smart home technology is supposed to make our lives easier. One such product from General Electric Co. may be too sophisticated for its own good.

The manufacturing giant, with more than a century of innovations in household goods, became the butt of jokes after a video of one of its smart...

Behavioural advertising is out of control, warns UK watchdog 21.6.2019 TechCrunch
The online behavioural advertising industry is illegally profiling Internet users. That’s the damning assessment of the UK’s data protection regulator in an update report published today, in which it sets out major concerns about the programmatic advertising process known as real-time bidding (RTB) which makes up a large chunk of online advertising. In what sounds […]
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Sailing among the stars: Here’s how photons could revolutionize space flight 20.6.2019 Raw Story
A few days from now, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will lift off from Florida, carrying a satellite the size of a loaf of bread with nothing to power it but a huge polyester “solar sail.” It’s been the stuff of scientists’ dreams for decades but has only very recently become a reality. The idea […]
Where Do 2020 Democrats Stand on Question of Reparations for Slavery? It's Complicated. 20.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Positions within the Democratic Party vary widely, and 2020 candidates have made starkly differing commitments to a hypothetical reparations program.
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Canada’s True North conference is not your typical tech event 20.6.2019 techCrunch
From the venue and the flashy event website, Waterloo, Ontario’s True North conference (in its second year) doesn’t seem all that distinct from a laundry list of other major tech events that take place each year across North America. But from the moment its main stage programming kicked off on the first day, it was […]
How Teach for America evolved into an arm of the charter school movement 19.6.2019 Raw Story
When the Walton Family Foundation announced in 2013 that it was donating $20 million to Teach For America to recruit and train nearly 4,000 teachers for low-income schools, its press release did not reveal the unusual terms for the grant. Documents obtained by ProPublica show that the foundation, a staunch supporter of school choice and […]
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Microsoft’s first data center regions in the Middle East are now generally available 19.6.2019 techCrunch
Microsoft today announced that is first data center regions in the Middle East are now online. The data centers are located in Abu Dhabi and Dubai and will offer local access to the usual suite of services, including Azure’s cloud computing services and Office 365. Support for Dynamics 365 and Microsoft’s Power Platform will arrive […]
Careteam aims to unite patients and healthcare providers with a platform approach 19.6.2019 TechCrunch
How best to untangle the Gordian knot that is navigating your own healthcare? It’s a tricky question, and one that seems to have become only more complicated as technology improves, in many regards — systems don’t necessarily speak to one another, and it’s still hard for an ordinary patient without specialist knowledge to make sense […]
Roli’s newest instrument, the Lumi, helps you learn to play piano with lights 18.6.2019 TechCrunch
There has been a longstanding gulf between the consumption music and the creation of it: not everyone has the time or money to spend on lessons and instruments, and for those in school, many music education programs have been cut back over the years, making the option of learning to play instruments for free less […]
Focals by North Review: The future is (almost) here 18.6.2019 techCrunch
The concept of an IRL heads-up display has been a part of science fiction since basically the beginning. Big players have tried their hand at it with less than stellar results — most notably Google with Glass, and more recently Intel’s Vaunt. But North may have cracked the nut on smart glasses with Focals. They […]
A Beautiful World: How an ancient transcript can help today 18.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Bhagavad Gita may be 2,500 years old, but it contains wisdom that comes in useful at the grocery store.
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Where is the EU going on tech and competition policy? 15.6.2019 techCrunch
Huge technology policy questions are looming for whoever takes the top jobs at the European Union in the coming months. Decisions that could radically reshape tech business models, reconfigure the competitive landscape and change the relationship between Internet users and the content and services they consume. In short, the entire future of the tech industry […]
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Graphene as an open-source material 14.6.2019 techCrunch
The success of open-source methods that focus on decentralization and allows for open collaboration on projects brings to light the potential for its implementation in other areas.
Todd Howard Says 'Starfield' Is a Realistic Extrapolation of Today\'s Cutting-Edge Space Exploration Technology 14.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
\"Starfield\" will be set in a realistic science fiction future, Bethesda\'s Todd Howard said in conversation with Elon Musk.
Why is Andreessen Horowitz (and everyone else) investing in Latin America now? 13.6.2019 techCrunch
Investments by U.S. venture capital firms into Latin America are skyrocketing and one of the firms leading the charge into deals is none other than Silicon Valley’s Andreessen Horowitz . The firm that shook up Silicon Valley with potentially over-generous term sheets and valuations and an overarching thesis that “software is eating the world” has […]
UK government invests $194M to commercialize quantum computing 13.6.2019 techCrunch
The UK government today announced a £153 million investment into efforts to commercialize quantum computing. That’s about $193 million and with additional commitments from numerous industry players, that number goes up to over $440 million. With this, the UK’s National Quantum Technologies Programme has now passed £1 billion (or about $1.27 billion) in investments since […]
Neurobehavioral health company Blackthorn pulls in $76 million from GV to treat mental disorders 13.6.2019 TechCrunch
There are numerous challenges to finding effective treatments for mental disorders. However, Blackthorn Therapeutics, a neurobehavioral health company using machine learning to create personalized medicine for mental health, is betting its technological approach to finding drugs that work will put it ahead of the competition. Lucky for them, GV and other biotech investors have shown […]
China opens Nasdaq-style board to lure tech firms back home 13.6.2019 TechCrunch
China’s much-anticipated Science and Technology Innovation board officially launched in Shanghai today, marking Beijing’s major step in drawing high-potential tech companies to list at home. The new Star Market, first announced by President Xi Jinping in November, is expected to be a key fundraising avenue for tech companies from an array of stages, given its […]
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Creative Destruction Lab’s second Super Session is an intense two-day startup testbed 13.6.2019 TechCrunch
Canadian startup program Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) escapes succinct description in some ways – it’s an accelerator, to be sure, and an incubator. Startups show up and present to a combined audience of investors, mentors, industry players (some of whom, like former astronaut Chris Hadfield, verge on celebrity status) – but it’s not a demo […]
Symphony, a messaging app that’s been a hit with Wall Street, raises $165M at a $1.4B valuation 12.6.2019 techCrunch
Slack’s rapid rise and upcoming IPO are clear signs of the ripe opportunity to be had in the field of enterprise messaging. Today, a startup that’s built a messaging product specifically for the financial services vertical is also proving that out. Symphony, which offers secure messaging and other collaboration tools for bankers and those who […]
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