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Where have all the pilots gone?

You’d think everybody would want to fly. It’s been a universal human dream since the first cave person saw the first pterodactyl¹. You’d think better technology, greater demand, economic growth, and population growth would mean more and more pilots. But the surprising,

War Robots Don't Have Minds of Their Own 

War, as structured state-sponsored fighting and dying, has given rise to venerated professions to manage its risks and bound its ethical dilemmas. The nature of those professions, and the meaning of their experiences, changes when the human body is no longer present in the fight,

Interviews: James Cameron and John Bruno Answer Your Questions

Last week you had the chance to pose questions to James Cameron and director John Bruno about their film, Deepsea Challenge 3D. We included some of those questions when we sat down with them to talk about the submersible and the movie. Below you'll find that conversation.

The First Commercially Available Car Navigation System Was From 1981

The Global Positioning System constellation of satellites has been helping lost travelers find their way for a while now, but they only really started showing up in cars in the mid- to late- 1990s, and in big numbers even later than that.

10 Rules Successful Startups Should Follow

Having launched over 35 startups in our decade of operation, we’ve been fortunate to be involved with our share of ‘unicorns’ (Palo Alto Networks, Nimble Storage) and really nice white stallions (Sumo Logic, Trifacta and Snowflake Computing).

Alligator fat can be made into biodiesel (and, yes, they have a lot of fat).

Alligator fat can be made into biodiesel (and, yes, they have a lot of fat). Extreme cavers descend into the dark and dangerous depths of Earth's deepest cave. And we tour the original, long-lost SeaWorld that never was. It's time for the week's Landscape Reads! Read more...

How To Win In A Dogfight: Stories From A Pilot Who Flew F-16s And MiGs

Lt. Col. Fred "Spanky" Clifton is one of the most experienced aggressor pilots ever, having flown the F-15, F-5, F-16 and the notorious MiG-29. He's been in dogfights with pretty much every fighter out there and he's an instructor at the prestigious Fighter Weapons School.

Confessions Of A US Navy Blue Angel

They are one of the most iconic performance groups in existence, amazing millions yearly. Their shows feature seemingly super-human levels of precision. Now, one of them is going to tell you what it's like to don the blue flight suit as part of the elite of the elite,

With $2.5M In Seed Funding, Digit Saves Money For You So You Don’t Have To Think About It

The concept behind Digit is pretty simple: You create an account, give Digit access to your online banking account credentials, and over time the company gradually transfers funds from your checking account and into a non-interest bearing but FDIC-insured Digit savings account. Read More

'Better Call Saul' Episode 2 Recap: Break a leg ... or two

LOS ANGELES — The second part of Better Call Saul’s two-night series premiere on AMC picks up where the pilot episode left off — in the home of Tuco’s Abuelita, who remains wholly naïve to her grandson’s psychotic ways. As an Abuelita does.Tuco, homely apron and all,

The 'Radio Network of Things' Can Cut Electric Bills (Video)

We all love 'The Internet of Things.' Now imagine appliances, such as your refrigerator and hot water heater, getting radio messages from the power grid telling them when they should turn on and off to get the best electricity prices. Now kick that up to the electric company level,

Robotics-as-a-service is on the way and inVia Robotics is leading the charge

The team at inVia Robotics didn’t start out looking to build a business that would create a new kind of model for selling robotics to the masses, but that may be exactly what they’ve done. After their graduation from the University of Southern California’s robotics program, Lior Alazary, Dan Parks,

As promised, Netflix’s user reviews are no more

Netflix user reviews are no more. Sure, chances are pretty decent you didn’t realize Netflix still had reviews at this point, but the video streaming giant has delivered on its promise to do away with the one-time mainstay of the service. Last month,

The Kindle Voyage is no longer available from Amazon

The Kindle Voyage is no more. The e-reader is currently unavailable through Amazon, as noted by a few sites. You can still pick up a refurbed version through the retailer, but listings for the new model note that, “[t]his item is only available from third-party sellers.

Jack Dorsey admits Twitter hasn’t ‘figured out’ approach to fake news

Jack Dorsey is hedging his bets. In an interview with CNN’s Brian Stelter, the beard-rocking CEO said Twitter is reluctant to commit to a timetable for enacting policies aimed at curbing heated political rhetoric on the site.

A university is outfitting living spaces with thousands of Echo Dots

Soon, Saint Louis University students won’t be able to avoid Amazon’s near ubiquitous smart speakers. The university announced this week a plan to outfit living spaces with 2,300 Echo Dots. The devices are set to be deployed by the time classes start, later this month.

Soon you’ll be able to watch high school football on Twitter

Just at the NFL is gearing up to kickoff its regular season, Adidas has announced that it will be partnering with Twitter to livestream high school football games on the platform. The “Friday Night Stripes” series (Get it? Get it?) will include eight games, featuring teams from California, Georgia,

HUD complaint accuses Facebook ads of violating Fair Housing Act

A new complaint filed Friday by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) accuses Facebook of helping landlords and home sellers violate the Fair Housing Act. According to the grievance filed by the department,

Pivotal CEO talks IPO and balancing life in Dell family of companies

Pivotal has kind of a strange role for a company. On one hand its part of the EMC federation companies that Dell acquired in 2016 for a cool $67 billion, but it’s also an independently operated entity within that broader Dell family of companies — and that has to be a fine line to walk. […]

BigID lands in the right place at the right time with GDPR

Every startup needs a little skill and a little luck. BigID, a NYC-based data governance solution has been blessed with both. The company, which helps customers identify sensitive data in big data stores, launched at just about the same time that the EU announced the GDPR data privacy regulations.

In the NYC enterprise startup scene, security is job one

While most people probably would not think of New York as a hotbed for enterprise startups of any kind, it is actually quite active. When you stop to consider that the world’s biggest banks and financial services companies are located there,

Salute to Moms of Paralympic Athletes Will Give You a Lump in the Throat

It's easy to forget that behind every successful athlete, there's an army of people working to make his or her achievements possible.Consumer packaged goods giant Procter & Gamble is on a mission to remind viewers of the most important member of this team: moms. P&G,

Prepare for Feelings: Brittney Griner Proposes to WNBA Star Girlfriend

Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson have been WNBA opponents since Griner entered the league by becoming the first overall pick of the 2013 WNBA Draft. But now Griner and Johnson have something else in common besides being fellow WNBA All-Stars — they're engaged to be married.

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BYOA,也许是IT大叔眼中的新生代萝莉 - K2 China

BYOx已经成为一种潮流,仿佛美瞳、紧身legging和大红唇在某个阶段也是姑娘们的标配,这个小小的x可以替换成任何东西,带着你的“玫瑰”、带着你的“嫁妆”、带着你的“炸鸡和啤酒”……很抱歉,今天的故事没那么浪漫,我们的主角就是它——BYOA(带着你的……应用!

周鸿祎:互联网要有“大安全”概念

随着互联网的日益普及,网络安全也越来越受关注。首届世界互联网大会期间,奇虎360董事长兼CEO周鸿祎在接受新华社记者专访时表示,建立网络安全环境,不能仅仅只局限在查杀病毒,而应该进一步强化“大安全”概念。

掀起外殼,原來機械式計算機內部齒輪這麼美

早就習慣使用計算機、電腦的我們,很難想像要怎麼利用齒輪原理來作數字運算,不過以下這些照片並不是在解釋其計算的原理,而是將機身拆開,發現裡面的機械結構有種工業的美感,讓人忍不住想要向從前的使用者與發明者致敬呀…閱讀全文

新知识引擎RoboBrain:面向机器人的谷歌

人们要什么问题,可以去询问谷歌、必应、百度或者在线数据库。现在,机器人们也有了属于它们的知识数据库。在影响现代生活的变化中,最令人兴奋的一点是能够前所未有地搜索几乎任何的信息。

宝宝树创始人王怀南入驻天使汇

「谷歌」之父、宝宝树创始人兼首席执行官、米卡早教产品创始人王怀南已作为投资人入驻天使汇,成为天使汇平台认证投资人。

Edward:「個樣嘛…咁熟口熟面嘅?」ZTE Blade S6 速測

作為中國品牌 Top 3 之一的中興亦不甘人後,今日在香港發佈最新,只售 $1,999 的高性價比手機 Blade S6。規格上確實見得下人,而且手感都算 OK,不過大家會唔會覺得:「咁熟口熟面嘅?」The post Edward:「個樣嘛…咁熟口熟面嘅?

IE 浏览器20年辛酸史:曾得盛宠,终被赐死

从首个IE的诞生到如今生命的结束,刚刚好经历了20年。在这20年岁月里,IE有过荣耀,有过辉煌,有过挣扎,也有 […]

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