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July 2018

Elon Musk tweets he’ll “bet ya a signed dollar” that Thai cave rescuer is a “pedo”

By | July 16th, 2018|Technology|

Elon Musk seems not only intent on burning all the goodwill he earned for trying to help last week’s Thai cave rescue, but rolling around in its ashes, too. In a series of extraordinarily offensive, now deleted tweets, the SpaceX and Tesla CEO called a British diver who participated in last week’s dangerous rescue mission [...]

A list of ten things that billionaire owners of EV, clean energy and rocket companies should and should not tweet

By | July 15th, 2018|Technology|

So… apparently there’s been another kerfuffle on the Twitter about some asinine things that a certain wealthy, rocket-building, payment-revolutionizing, electric vehicle company-creating entrepreneur has written in tweets to millions of followers. This billionaire is, by all accounts, incredibly difficult to work for, very visionary and … a bit thin-skinned for someone with such a habit [...]

Coinbase teases new cryptocurrency assets for which it’s ‘exploring’ support

By | July 15th, 2018|Technology|

Coinbase is taking a look at some new cryptocurrencies to add to its exchange. The list is kind of a pre-announcement, with the startup saying that it’s “exploring” adding the assets and is working with local banks and regulators to make them happen. On the list are… Coinbase is one of the most popular exchange [...]

iFixit finds dust covers in latest MacBook Pro keyboard

By | July 15th, 2018|Technology|

Apple released a refreshed MacBook Pro this week and top among the new features is a tweaked keyboard. Apple says its quieter than the last version and in our tests, we agree. But iFixit found something else: thin, silicone barriers that could improve the keyboard’s reliability. This is big news. Users have long reported the [...]

Furniture startups skip the showroom and go straight to your door

By | July 15th, 2018|Technology|

Startups making delivery and transport easier than ever are a hit with venture capitalists, so it’s not a surprise that young tech companies delivering home staples — living room sets, dining room tables, couches and more — are raising big dollars. From 2010 through 2017, venture investors have outfitted U.S.-based furniture startups with a little over $1.1 [...]

3D printed guns are now legal… What’s next?

By | July 14th, 2018|Technology|

More posts by this contributor How President Trump could abuse big data and the surveillance state How Intel missed the iPhone revolution On Tuesday, July 10, the DOJ announced a landmark settlement with Austin-based Defense Distributed, a controversial startup led by a young, charismatic anarchist whom Wired once named one of the 15 most dangerous [...]

Fortnite’s Summer Skirmish kicks off today, with $8 million prize pool

By | July 14th, 2018|Technology|

Fortnite Battle Royale has swept the gaming world. Alongside its 125 million users and record-breaking Twitch streams, the game has also drawn many competitive players away from their usual titles to try their hand at Battle Royale. Today, that competitive play reaches at inflection point. At 4pm ET, Fortnite Battle Royale’s Summer Skirmish will kick [...]

Yes, open office plans are the worst

By | July 14th, 2018|Technology|

If you’re endlessly distracted by your co-workers in the gaping open office space you all share, you’re not alone. Compared to traditional office spaces, face-to-face interaction in open office spaces is down 70 percent with resulting slips in productivity, according to Harvard researchers in a new study published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B [...]

Facebook reportedly hires AI chip head from Google

By | July 14th, 2018|Technology|

Facebook is continuing to devote more resources to the development of AI-focused chips, bringing aboard a senior director of engineering from Google who worked on chips for Google’s products to lead its efforts, Bloomberg reports. We’ve reached out to Google and Facebook for confirmation. Shahriar Rabii spent nearly seven years at Google before joining Facebook this [...]

Disney tech smooths out bad CG hair days

By | July 13th, 2018|Technology|

Disney is unequivocally the world’s leader in 3D simulations of hair — something of a niche talent in a way, but useful if you make movies like Tangled, where hair is basically the main character. A new bit of research from the company makes it easier for animators to have hair follow their artistic intent [...]