June 2017

Volkswagen partners with Nvidia to expand its use of AI beyond autonomous vehicles

By | June 27th, 2017|Technology|

Volkswagen is working with Nvidia to expand its usage of its artificial intelligence and deep learning technologies beyond autonomous vehicles and into other areas of business, the two companies revealed today. VW set up its Munich-based data lab in 2014. Last year it pushed on with the hiring of Prof. Patrick van der Smagt to lead [...]

Apple acquires SMI eye-tracking company

By | June 27th, 2017|Technology|

In a move that is sure to stoke rumors about Apple’s future work in augmented and virtual reality technologies, Apple has acquired SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI), an eye-tracking firm, MacRumors reports. The German company, which was founded in 1991, has done significant work in eye-tracking research with proprietary eyeglass hardware while also working on consumer-focused applications [...]

Arms brings the punch to the Nintendo Switch

By | June 26th, 2017|Technology|

Arms, a flagship Nintendo Switch title from the same folks who brought us Splatoon, is a fighting game only Nintendo could release. The object of the game, as in many fighting games, is to knock down your opponent. How you do it, obviously, is the trick. In Arms your weapons are, well, your arms. There [...]

MIT’s new drones switch between flying and driving for optimal urban transport

By | June 26th, 2017|Technology|

MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab has developed a new prototype drone that can both fly and drive, and will determine which method to use to optimize battery life, speed and efficiency. It’s a preview of how autonomous urban transit might one day work, with flying cars switching seamlessly between roads and airways to [...]

2-4-1 Disrupt Berlin tickets released this Thursday

By | June 26th, 2017|Technology|

Alright European startup fans, we’ve got quite the deal for you — we’ll soon be releasing a batch of 50 Disrupt Berlin 2017 tickets at the deeply discounted rate of two for the price of one. Yes, you read that right. If you act now, you can score not one but two whole Disrupt tickets [...]

At this month’s WWDC, Apple unveiled refined accessibility tools

By | June 26th, 2017|Technology|

Steven Aquino Contributor Steven Aquino is a freelance tech writer and iOS accessibility expert. More posts by this contributor: Cover Apple for a while and you start to notice a general cadence to the company’s behavior and strategy. To name one example, consider the last several macOS releases. In 2009, , Apple announced Snow Leopard, which [...]

Five building blocks of a data-driven culture

By | June 24th, 2017|Technology|

Carl Anderson Contributor Carl Anderson is the author of Creating a Data-Driven Organization. He previously headed up data, analytics and data science at Warby Parker and WeWork, and is currently a member of WeWork’s Product Research Department. Tianhui Michael Li is founder of The Data Incubator, an eight-week fellowship to help PhDs and postdocs transition [...]

Crunch Report | Google To Stop Scanning Inboxes

By | June 24th, 2017|Technology|

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Seattle Police Department suspends its Twitch channel following Charleena Lyles controversy

By | June 23rd, 2017|Technology|

Facing backlash on its handling of the officer-involved shooting death of Charleena Lyles, the Seattle Police Department will shut down its official Twitch channel. As GeekWire reports, the department started experimenting with community outreach over the game streaming platform earlier this year, starting a Twitch channel called Fuzzfeed206. While the effort likely intended to make [...]