Apple’s iBeacons are paying off for advertisers in a huge way
Jacob Siegal, bgr.com
There was a great deal of interest surrounding Apple’s iBeacons when they launched alongside iOS 7 late last year, but as they are still in the initial stages of deployment, we haven’t seen much data regarding their effectiveness. Advertisers clai…

Apple’s iBeacons are paying off for advertisers in a huge way
Jacob Siegal, bgr.com

There was a great deal of interest surrounding Apple’s iBeacons when they launched alongside iOS 7 late last year, but as they are still in the initial stages of deployment, we haven’t seen much data regarding their effectiveness. Advertisers clai…

New technique could boost internet speeds tenfold
Dario Borghino, gizmag.com
Researchers at Aalborg University, MIT and Caltech have developed a new mathematically-based technique that can boost internet data speeds by up to 10 times, by making the nodes of a network much smarter and more adaptable. The advance also vastly…

New technique could boost internet speeds tenfold
Dario Borghino, gizmag.com

Researchers at Aalborg University, MIT and Caltech have developed a new mathematically-based technique that can boost internet data speeds by up to 10 times, by making the nodes of a network much smarter and more adaptable. The advance also vastly…

Google expands along San Francisco’s Embarcadero
Jordan Novet, venturebeat.com
Tech­nol­o­gy giant Google is once again snap­ping up more real estate for its employ­ees.The com­pa­ny has inked a deal to pur­chase 188 The Embar­cadero, a eight-floor build­ing with views of the San Fran­cis­co Bay, and has leased space at t…

Google expands along San Francisco’s Embarcadero
Jordan Novet, venturebeat.com

Tech­nol­o­gy giant Google is once again snap­ping up more real estate for its employ­ees.

The com­pa­ny has inked a deal to pur­chase 188 The Embar­cadero, a eight-floor build­ing with views of the San Fran­cis­co Bay, and has leased space at t…

LG Display unveils flexible TV panel that can be rolled up to 3cmcnet.com
LG Dis­play has come up with a new flex­i­ble TV panel that peo­ple can roll up just like a news­pa­per.The South Kore­an com­pa­ny on Thurs­day unveiled two 18-inch OLED pan­els — one that’s rol­lable and anoth­er that’s trans­par­ent. This…

Super cool

LG Display unveils flexible TV panel that can be rolled up to 3cm
cnet.com

LG Dis­play has come up with a new flex­i­ble TV panel that peo­ple can roll up just like a news­pa­per.

The South Kore­an com­pa­ny on Thurs­day unveiled two 18-inch OLED pan­els — one that’s rol­lable and anoth­er that’s trans­par­ent. This…

Super cool

The GOP is calling women ‘sluts’ again. Now Democrats better do something
Jessica Valenti, theguardian.com
Let’s be honest: trying to overturn Hobby Lobby won’t work. Let’s get optimistic instead: Republicans have ventured into the feminist minefield of 2014It hasn’t even been two weeks since the US supreme court’s Hobby Lobby decision – a depressin…

The GOP is calling women ‘sluts’ again. Now Democrats better do something
Jessica Valenti, theguardian.com

Let’s be honest: trying to overturn Hobby Lobby won’t work. Let’s get optimistic instead: Republicans have ventured into the feminist minefield of 2014

It hasn’t even been two weeks since the US supreme court’s Hobby Lobby decision – a depressin…

The Truck of the Future Will Have Everything…Except a Drivernbcnews.com
Truck dri­vers could become a thing of the past on the high­ways of the future. Daim­ler thinks so and unveiled it dri­ver­less Future Truck 2025 on Thurs­day. Using the maker’s High­way Pilot sys­tem, the pro­to­type semi-truck is capa­ble of…

The Truck of the Future Will Have Everything…Except a Driver
nbcnews.com

Truck dri­vers could become a thing of the past on the high­ways of the future. Daim­ler thinks so and unveiled it dri­ver­less Future Truck 2025 on Thurs­day. Using the maker’s High­way Pilot sys­tem, the pro­to­type semi-truck is capa­ble of…

The Most Ambitious Artificial Intelligence Project In The World Has Been Operating In Near Secrecy For 30 Years
Dylan Love, businessinsider.com
"We’ve been keep­ing a very low pro­file, most­ly intentionally," said Doug Lenat, pres­i­dent and CEO of Cycorp. "No out­side invest­ments, no debts. We don’t write very many arti­cles or go to con­fer­ences, but for the first time, we’re close t…

The Most Ambitious Artificial Intelligence Project In The World Has Been Operating In Near Secrecy For 30 Years
Dylan Love, businessinsider.com

"We’ve been keep­ing a very low pro­file, most­ly intentionally," said Doug Lenat, pres­i­dent and CEO of Cycorp. "No out­side invest­ments, no debts. We don’t write very many arti­cles or go to con­fer­ences, but for the first time, we’re close t…

…We could bear any amount of nerdiness if someone was truly smart. What we couldn’t stand were people with a lot of attitude. But most of those weren’t truly smart, so our third test was largely a restatement of the first.

When nerds are unbearable it’s usually because they’re trying too hard to seem smart. But the smarter they are, the less pressure they feel to act smart. So as a rule you can recognize genuinely smart people by their ability to say things like “I don’t know,” “Maybe you’re right,” and “I don’t understand x well enough.”

frame this last bit and put it on the wall

Paul Graham, How to Start a Startup (via sofiaquintero)

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Beijing Residents Will Have to Wait 16 Years to Breathe Healthy Air
Lily Kuo, citylab.com
Pollution in China’s capital is now near a level unlivable for humans.Over the past six years, Bei­jing has seen at least 1,812 days of “unhealthy” air qual­i­ty, and that trend isn’t going to get bet­ter any time soon. Pan Tao, head of the…

Yeah , let’s all emulate china, geez.

Beijing Residents Will Have to Wait 16 Years to Breathe Healthy Air
Lily Kuo, citylab.com

Pollution in China’s capital is now near a level unlivable for humans.

Over the past six years, Bei­jing has seen at least 1,812 days of “unhealthy” air qual­i­ty, and that trend isn’t going to get bet­ter any time soon. Pan Tao, head of the…

Yeah , let’s all emulate china, geez.