The Robots Want to Steal (the Boring Parts of) Your Job
MIT's Erik Brynjolfsson on why the Westworld dystopia is (hopefully) far off and why you should never use a telepresence robot to tell someone they’re dying.
U.S. State Department begins social media screening for nearly all visa applicants
Yesterday the U.S. State Department began implementing its requirement that nearly all U.S. visa applicants submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers as part of the application process. The new requirement, which could affect up to 15 million would-be travelers.... ... See more
Gold Hits Three-Month High on Trade Tension
Gold prices climbed to the highest level in more than three months on Monday, lifted by ongoing trade tensions and concerns about the global economy.
Deutsche Bank Hits Fresh Record Low as Recession Risk, ECB Rate Decision Looms
Deutsche Bank shares slumped to a fresh record low Monday as pressure continues to mount on the region's biggest lender amid calls to increase its capital buffer and record low interest rates in the struggling European economy. ... See more
Meet the Robots at Amazon
Will robots take over the world? Most researchers don’t think so. But how about our jobs? NOVA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NOVAonline NOVA on Twitt...
Inside A Warehouse Where Thousands Of Robots Pack Groceries
Ocado's new warehouse has thousands of robots zooming around a grid system to pack groceries. The thousands of robots can process 65,000 orders every week. T...
Payback Time: How China Could Retaliate for U.S. Huawei Ban
U.S. companies counting on China for a major part of their growth have targets on their backs as Beijing and Washington ratchet up trade-war tensions.
TikTok parent Bytedance is reportedly working on its own smartphone
It’s been a busy couple of months for Bytedance, one of the world’s most valuable startups and the operator of globally popular video app TikTok. The Beijing-based company has continued to grow its list of apps to include the likes of work collaboration tool Lark, an instant messenger c… ... See more
The all-electric Honda e is bringing its side view mirrors inside
Honda e, the compact electric vehicle that’s coming to market in spring 2020, is bringing its side-view mirrors inside. The company confirmed Tuesday that its side-camera-mirror system, which was on the prototype version, will be a standard feature when the car enters production. The side-ca… ... See more
The Looking Glass Pro might be the weirdest all-in-one PC ever – TechCrunch
All-in-one PCs have adopted some pretty odd designs over the years, but I’ve never seen one quite like this. The Looking Glass Pro is an all-in-one gaming PC that’s focused on one thing, visualizing 3D content on its bizarre lenticular display that makes you feel like you’re stari… ... See more
MIT's new robot takes orders from your muscles/mit-robot-senses-muscles
We're used to technology that responds to a voice command, keystroke, or tap. But this robot focuses on your biceps to get information.
Elon Musk’s Boring Company lands $48.7M contract for underground ‘people mover’ in Las Vegas – TechCrunch
The Boring Company (TBC), Elon Musk’s tunneling and transportation startup, has landed a $48.7 million project to shuttle people in an underground Loop system around the Las Vegas Convention Center. This is the company’s first commercial contract. The initial design for the project, dub… ... See more
Boom wants to build a supersonic jet for mainstream passengers; here’s its game plan – TechCrunch
While much of the world remains fixated on the competition to build autonomous cars, there’s another race that’s gaining momentum fast. It centers on supersonic jets that can fly faster than the speed of sound, or 767 miles per hour. Indeed, while most commercial airliners today fly at … ... See more
In Ford’s future, two-legged robots and self-driving cars could team up on deliveries
Autonomous vehicles might someday be able to navigate bustling city streets to deliver groceries, pizzas and other packages without a human behind the wheel. But that doesn’t solve what Ford Motor CTO Ken Washington describes as the last 50-foot problem. Ford and startup Agility Robotics are … ... See more
Investors Slowly Wake Up to Fears of a New Cold War
The U.S.-China trade conflict might be a repeat of a pattern that is all-too common in markets when it comes to geopolitical risks: ignore them, then panic.
Stunning new video shows off Apple’s leaked iPhone 11 design
There’s no such thing as a surprise anymore in the smartphone industry. There are simply too many hands in the pie and too much hype surrounding big smartphone launches. As a result, there…
落合陽一氏が代表を務めるピクシーダストテクノロジーズは5月23日、VCや事業会社を含む10社を引受先とした第三者割当増資により、総額約38.46億円の資金調達を実施したことを明らかにした。 ... See more
Southern California builders, swamped with unsold homes, cut construction to 3-year low
The volume of unsold, finished homes is up 22% in a year as construction is slashed by 18%.
Impossible Foods’ rising empire of almost-meat
To be the future of meat, Impossible needs to change the definition of “meat.”
How to Cook With Weed—and a Dash of Tasty, Tasty Science
Mac and cheese. Peanut butter and jelly. Asparagus and … cannabis oil with a citrusy terpene profile? Welcome to the heady world of cannabis cuisine.