It’s dangerous for all of us when food companies are also tech startups — Quartz

Silicon Valley has developed a special affinity for all things food: meal kits, plant-based burgers, newfangled food delivery services. But the growth demands on the typical tech startup don’t necessarily square with the needs of food-based companies. Catering to venture capitalists (paywall) often drives startup founders to prioritize fast growth to capture new markets. That…

via It’s dangerous for all of us when food companies are also tech startups — Quartz

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So interesting…

Google Scholar is an easy way to scour scientific papers, conference proceedings, and books—but it’s not always accurate. The most cited scientist of all time is “et al.,” according to Google Scholar. That’s the Latin abbreviation used in research to indicate that a group of other scientists contributed to the paper. The phrase is shortened from “et […]

via The most cited scientist on Google Scholar isn’t a person — Quartz

Google Can Name Your Pictures (via TechCrunch)

Pretty much 100 percent of my generation is obsessed with Instagram. Unfortunately, I left the platform (sorry all) back in 2015. Simple reason, I am way too indecisive about which photos to post and what pithy caption to give them. Fortunately, with ample spare time, those who share my problem can now use an image captioning model…

via Google open sources image captioning model in TensorFlow — TechCrunch

Trying out Apple’s fully wireless AirPods — TechCrunch

*I’m not sure how long it would take for me to lose one, but I admit it is a beautifully simple design.

The AirPods were as close as we got to an honest-to-goodness hardware surprise at today’s big Apple event in San Francisco — though anyone who heard tell of the untimely demise of the headphone jack probably could have seen this coming. Pre-Beats, at least, headphones have traditionally been something of an afterthought for the company,…

via Trying out Apple’s fully wireless AirPods — TechCrunch

What UX designers can learn from 1990s Japanese video games — TechCrunch

I’m writing this from a slightly saddened perspective, revisiting my favorite SNES RPGs and realizing something: I’ve been spoiled by modern UX design. The sentiment is pretty universal. Read More

via What UX designers can learn from 1990s Japanese video games — TechCrunch

Technological innovation is often simply an innovation in how we think about technology — TechCrunch

It may slip our notice, but technological innovation is often reducible to an innovation in the marketing and conceptualization of technology. While there are undoubtedly many technological breakthroughs that can’t be reduced to linguistic and conceptual changes, it’s surprising how often apparent innovations depend on shifts in terminology and discourse. Read More

via Technological innovation is often simply an innovation in how we think about technology — TechCrunch

Beyond Siri: The AI revolution coming from the web — TechCrunch

From HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey to Samantha in Spike Jonze’s Her, for decades we have been obsessed with the idea that artificial intelligence powered-computers will one day be able to interact with people, follow spoken instructions and make decisions independently, like a human would. But while each new generation brings its lot of…

via Beyond Siri: The AI revolution coming from the web — TechCrunch

The Next Einstein Forum begins

Why did Albert Einstein have such a unique scientific mind? Because he came from a disadvantaged background, says TED Prize winner Neil Turok.

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Tired of replacing stuff? Buy Me Once solves that problem

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