Ai Weiwei Gets Artsy-Fartsy About Surveillance

November 24, 2017

Walk down the street in New York City and your likeness will be captured on camera dozens of times. You’ll pass cameras affixed to buildings and traffic lights; on the subway platform, more than 4,000 closed circuit cameras will track your every move. There are security gadgets planted in elevators and lobbies, coffee shops and convenience stores, all of which keep a watchful eye. An estimated 62 million security cameras…

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Google CEO Sets AI-First Device Blueprint to Catch Apple

October 10, 2017

Google unveiled the second generation of its own devices along with an array of entirely new gadgets, plowing the company deeper into a competitive consumer hardware market. But at its splashy press event in San Francisco, Google executives announced each device with a repetitive focus on its artificial intelligence software. That drumbeat served as a reminder that the tech giant’s hardware strategy centers on keeping its lucrative web services relevant…

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Apple’s Latest Products Get Rare Mixed-Bag Reviews

October 10, 2017

Despite the strength of its brand, Apple Inc. occasionally releases a product to mediocre reviews – remember the original Apple TV or Apple Watch? But reviewers have rarely been as grumpy as this month, when Apple unveiled its collection of new gadgets for the holidays. Each product was docked by reviewers for specific functional flaws, ranging from the iPhone 8’s middling design to Apple Watch Series 3 issues with wireless connectivity, and…

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The Bilbao effect: how Frank Gehrys Guggenheim started a global craze

October 5, 2017

Opened 20 years ago this month, the glittering titanium museum had a wow factor that cities around the globe were soon clamouring to copy When he got to Bilbao a month before it opened, says Frank Gehry, I went over the hill and saw it shining there. I thought: What the fuck have I done to these people? The it is the Bilbao Guggenheim museum, which made both its architect…

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Tesla Finishes First Solar RoofsIncluding Elon’s House

August 27, 2017

First the Model 3 electric car. Now the solar roof. In time 1 week, Tesla has objection two distinct manufactures with radically new concoctions. Tesla has completed its first solar ceiling installations, the company reported Wednesday as part of a second-quarter earnings report. Just like the first Model 3 purchasers, who made their keys last week, the first solar ceiling patrons are Tesla hires. By selling to them first, Tesla…

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What will the office look like in 10 years? 6 experts predict the future

August 8, 2017

(CNN)It happens every few years: a seismic shift in the way we live our lives fuels a change in human behavior so significant, it blows the concept of the office as we know it out of the water. The architect Lord Norman Foster is one of the best known architects in the world. Now 82, he is the designer behind some of the world’s most iconic buildings including City Hall…

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The artificial glacier growing in the desert

July 20, 2017

( CNN) In the far north of India, a freezing elevation desert is the stunning backdrop to an exceptional icy structure. The neighbourhoods answer it’s the only situate in “the worlds” where a humanity, sitting in the daylight with his feet in the subtlety, can lose sunstroke and frostbite at the same time.

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How Americas Aircraft Carriers Could Become Obsolete

July 3, 2017

President Donald Trump has been consistent in his argument that the U.S. Navy has shrunk to a woefully inadequate size. The Republican has repeatedly said he wants the service to expand, including a fleet of a dozen aircraft carriers. That plan isn’t in the Pentagon’s current budget, but on July 22 the Navy will formally commission precautionary signal to North Korean aggression. The is the first of four planned -class carriers,…

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Advertising giants leave little room for adtech startups, and VCs are noticing

June 14, 2017

Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor: How Ethereum became the platform of choice for ICOd digital assets Heres how likely your startup is to get acquired at any stage Since the earliest days of the commercial web, there was a Faustian bargain struck between users and content publishers: Users got free access to online content in exchange for tolerating ads sold…

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