A Better Way to Break Up Big Tech Among the techies who attended the annual South By Southwest Interactive conference the past few days, the hottest topic of conversation — besides the swarms of drunken idiots careening around Austin on rented electric scooters — was… A Better Way to Break
Facebook aims to capitalize on our need for privacy On Wednesday, March 6, Mark Zuckerberg made a post explaining his vision for privacy-focused social media. In it, he described Facebook as the digital equivalent of a town square, and then he outlined several principles around which
Getting Straight to the Site of Disease By William Hanson In today’s finest medical pavilions, where therapies are touted as cutting edge, the treatment of breast cancer still involves going under the knife. With luck, the tumor can be cut out without sacrificing the whole breast.
Frack ‘Er Up By David Biello I am speeding down New Jersey’s highways, propelled by gasoline with a dash of ethanol, an alcoholic biofuel brewed from stewed corn kernels. As I drive through the outskirts of the township of Hillsborough, in the center of the state,
Microsoft Nails ‘Mixed Reality’ With the HoloLens 2 The factory before me was nondescript, a cliche of bygone industry. I stepped closer. Soon, I was towering over it, like the folklorish Paul Bunyan. Reaching for the building, my hands penetrated its slightly translucent facade. I reflexively
The Office of the Future — Brought to You by Microsoft Remember your high school gymnasium? Chances are it was a large hardwood space with the floor markings for half a dozen sports, all sealed under 14 layers of polyurethane. The bleachers were folded flat up against
Momo Challenge Is Everything That’s Wrong with the Internet The other night, my wife flipped her iPad screen toward me, flashing me an image of Momo. With its deep-set, marble eyes, black matted hair, rictus grin, and hybrid female/bird body, Momo is a deeply unsettling image.
The 20 Worst Phones of the Century, and How They Got That Way By Jared Newman and Harry McCracken The 20 Worst Phones of the Century, and How They Got That Way Research & References of The 20 Worst Phones of the Century, and How They Got
The Man Who Helped Invent Virtual Assistants Thinks They’re Doomed Without a New A.I. Approach The Man Who Helped Invent Virtual Assistants Thinks They’re Doomed Without a New A.I. Approach Research & References of The Man Who Helped Invent Virtual Assistants Thinks They’re Doomed Without a New
Military Goes First An excerpt from Convergence, How the World Will Be Painted With Data. By Sam Steinberger The military’s first practical forays into AR-like technology date back to just before World War II. In less than a century, AR technology has moved from infrared systems