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The game-changing technology left out of the Green New Deal 22.2.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
The launch of the Green New Deal resolution sparked significant criticism for supposedly proposing that high-speed trains could be used to replace air travel and its carbon pollution. House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-MT) claimed the Green New Deal — a plan to rapidly decarbonize the entire economy — would “outlaw plane travel.” But […]
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A new generation of flying cars is taking to the air. But without the cars 22.2.2019 LA Times: Business

For a booming postwar America, spilling out onto vast suburban tracts and enthralled with the possibilities of new technology, the flying car was an intriguing chimera.

Attach the wings and propeller of a plane to the body of a car and drivers might pull out of their garage, motor to an open area...

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As shared kitchens heat up, a China-based startup, Panda Selected, nabs $50 million led by Tiger Global 22.2.2019 techCrunch
A few weeks ago, we told you that former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick looks to be partnering with the former COO of the bike-sharing startup Ofo, Yanqi Zhang, to bring his new L.A.-based company, CloudKitchens, to China. Kalanick didn’t respond to our request for more information, but according to the South China Morning Post (SCMP), his […]
Donald Trump Says He Wants 6G Tech, Which Doesn’t Exist 21.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind," the president said on Twitter.
Highlights & transcript from Zuckerberg’s 20K-word ethics talk 21.2.2019 techCrunch
Mark Zuckerberg says it might be right for Facebook to let people pay to not see ads, but that it would feel wrong to charge users for extra privacy controls. That’s just one of the fascinating philosophical views the CEO shared during the first of his public talks he’s promised as part of his 2019 […]
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Security token offerings aren’t looking much better in 2019 21.2.2019 techCrunch
Pressed to explain who is using them, and why, 99 percent of cryptocurrencies let out all their air, go flying around the room making a raspberry sound, hit the wall and fall behind the couch forever. The party is over. A few, however, can present a credible use case. “Tokenized securities” could be one of […]
Watch the Samsung Unpacked Galaxy S10 Reveal Live 20.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Galaxy S10 is expected to be revealed Wednesday.
Google’s managed hybrid cloud platform is now in beta 20.2.2019 TechCrunch
Last July, at its Cloud Next conference, Google announced the Cloud Services Platform, its first real foray into bringing its own cloud services into the enterprise data center as a managed service. Today, the Cloud Services Platform (CSP) is launching into beta. It’s important to note that the CSP isn’t — at least for the […]
Invest in AI’s ethical future 20.2.2019 TechCrunch
I recently talked to a group of kids about AI. I asked them to come up with ideas for how AI could be used. I was struck by their genuine interest in creating AI solutions that would help people.
Swarming attack drones could soon be real weapons for the military 19.2.2019 LA Times: Business

Swarms of small attack drones that confuse and overwhelm antiaircraft defenses could soon become an important part of the modern military arsenal, Britain's defense secretary said, something that would mark a major evolution in robot-enabled warfare.

Speaking at the Royal United Services Institute...

Redis Labs raises a $60M Series E round 19.2.2019 techCrunch
Redis Labs, a startup that offers commercial services around the Redis in-memory data store (and which counts Redis creator and lead developer Salvatore Sanfilippo among its employees), today announced that it has raised a $60 million Series E funding round led by private equity firm Francisco Partners. The firm didn’t participate in any of Redis […]
What an American artificial intelligence initiative really needs 19.2.2019 techCrunch
The American AI Initiative as it stands does little to blunt the fears that America will fall behind in its technological edge. In fact, its lack of particulars sends exactly the opposite message.
UNICEF And ETHDenver Explore Blockchain For Good 17.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
At ETHDenver, UNICEF Ventures will prototype its recently developed positive action token with the Bounties Network.
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If California wants to prepare for the coming Alzheimer's epidemic, it must pass this legislation 17.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: Maria Shriver’s Feb. 11 op-ed article reiterates California’s unpreparedness to face Alzheimer’s disease as an urgent public health issue.

A new bill in the Assembly, AB 388, introduced by Assemblywoman Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara), would have the state adopt a public-health approach...

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Investor momentum builds for construction tech 16.2.2019 techCrunch
Although it’s not the sexiest of industries, the hefty construction sector in 2018 attracted not only the attention but, more importantly, the dollars of investors.
How to decarbonize America — and the world 15.2.2019 TechCrunch
Ramez Naam Contributor More posts by this contributor The Ultimate Interface Is Your Brain The Green New Deal has burst onto the American stage, spurring more conversation about – and aspiration for – ambitious climate policy than at any point in at least a decade. I’m glad to see it. Suddenly, climate is on the […]
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The 20-year-old playbook that explains Republicans’ attacks on the Green New Deal 15.2.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Republicans are gearing up to attack the Green New Deal — the latest effort by Democrats to address the growing climate crisis with a big push to deploy clean energy. But because the public has long been supportive of both climate action and clean energy — and the momentum behind calls for action only continues […]
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Space harpoon skewers 'orbital debris' 15.2.2019 BBC: Science
A British-led mission demonstrates a projectile that could one day be used to clear up space junk.
Trump’s economy is leaving his right-wing base stranded in poverty — and it’s getting worse 15.2.2019 Raw Story

You’ve heard me talk about inequalities of income and wealth and political power. But another kind of inequality needs to be addressed as well: widening inequalities of place. On the one hand, booming mega-cities. On the other hand, an American heartland that’s becoming emptier, older, whiter, less ...

The post Trump’s economy is leaving his right-wing base stranded in poverty — and it’s getting worse appeared first on Raw Story.

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Why your startup may not be as great as everyone says 15.2.2019 TechCrunch
Not all validation is created equal. It is crucial that founders differentiate between meaningful validation and vanity “wins” that do little more than make you feel good.
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