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How Connected Cars Have Established A New Ecosystem Powered By IoT

connectedcar Not long ago, after you bought a new vehicle, the manufacturer had very little contact with you for years until it was time to sell you another car. The Internet of Things is changing all that. The IoT-enabled “connected car” turns the vehicle itself into a hub for an entire ecosystem of connected services that offer consumers a wealth of benefits including enhanced safety and… Read More Continue reading

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The Ongoing Quest For The ‘Brain’ Chip

DARPA_SyNAPSE_16_Chip_Board To others they are another in a long list of interesting but unpractical ideas not too dissimilar to the ubiquitous flying car. They’re called neuromorphic chips and the truth about them lies somewhere in the middle.  The main force driving interest in neural network technology is an inconvenient truth: the architecture that drove the information age, created by famed physicist… Read More Continue reading

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The PERI Duo Battery Case Does Double Duty As A Wi-Fi Speaker

PERI Duo The PERI Duo is an iPhone battery case for the frequent entertainer — those who go out with friends and find that they’re the one stuck hooking their phone up to a speaker and doing some impromptu DJing. Read More Continue reading

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Smarking Drives Big Data To Parking Industry

Little boy in fire fighter's helmet at the wheel of a truck. Y Combinator-backed Smarking found a technology gap in parking industry, and the three founders decided to fill it with a smart parking solution. Designed for parking garages, the Smarking service, making use of big data, analytics and the cloud, to help parking managers maximize pricing and availability based on usage patterns and other factors that could affect demand like weather,… Read More Continue reading

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Silicon Valley Reinvents The Invisible Hand

 Jobs are the lifeblood of the economy. Whether self-employed or company-employed, workers rely on steady incomes to consume goods and pay for all of the necessities of life. When jobs are plentiful, friction decreases between job applicants and e… Continue reading

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Gillmor Gang: The Whole Truth

Gillmor Gang Artcard The Gillmor Gang — John Taschek, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Topics include the new Microsoft and its Outlook reboot, the Gang on Women in Tech, why XML, RSS, and Notifications change everything, and why @kevinmarks disagrees. Shortly after this recording, Robert Scoble announced a health-focused hiatus. We wish him success. Read More Continue reading

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Once $399 A Year, Google Earth Pro Is Now Free

earth pro Lots of people have dabbled with Google Earth to fly around their neighborhood or poke around a 3D version Paris — but how many dropped $400 (per year!) for a Pro subscription?
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Narrow AI: Automating The Future Of Information Retrieval

robotinfo With industry pundits including Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and others hotly debating the dangers of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Hollywood priming the public for the release of a slew of new movies — including Terminator 5 — that warn what can happen when software and hardware evolve to the point that they are capable of human feats of intelligence, it’s little wonder… Read More Continue reading

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11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

TC-weekly-roundup This week’s tech news has included a massive earnings report from Apple , Snapchat’s Discover launch, Apple Watch shipping dates and a particularly inflammatory Newsweek cover. These are our best stories (1/24-1/30). Read More Continue reading

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Along With Departures Of Dropcam Founder And Engineering Head, Nest Sees Bigger Reorg [Memos]

nest-voice Nest, the connected home company acquired by Google last year, made the news yesterday with the departure of two of its key executives: founding VP of technology Yoky Matsuoka and the Greg Duffy, who had come to Nest as the CEO of acquired company Dropcam. In the wake of that, we’ve been passed (anonymously) two different memos from Nest co-founders Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers,… Read More Continue reading

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