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  • the AI is open – for now

    Elon Musk and others are funding an “open AI” initiative – ostensibly to save the planet from “evil artificial intelligence.” Umm, ok. While I applaud the sentiment, the companies involved all use…

  • pee power

    Despite all this digital stuff, turns out that chemistry still has uses. Like, for instance, figuring out how urine and socks can be used to generate power. Science ftw.

  • has apple lost its way?

    Umm, seriously? This is the best you could do? Forget the obvious issue (i.e. design a phone with acceptable battery life), but this bandaid no doubt has Steve turning in his grave.…

  • because, lasers

    Is there anything they can’t do?

  • just. don’t. period.

    Another digital world rule’o’thumb that doesn’t obviously flow from the analog world. Turns out when you text, you shouldn’t use periods. It makes you insincere. Go figure… (btw, that is an ellipsis,…

  • the tea leaves

    Still trying to figure out this one.  FB was/is founded on non-anonymity. Some of the apps out of the lab were focused on anonymity. Culture/vision clash, or failed “agility” experiment or ?

  • socially media’d

    This article has some interesting facts/figures, though I think it misses the mark wrt some important aspects of history and current players. For instance, there is no mention of BBSs/forums, which continue…

  • emulsional proof

    As they say on the forums, “pics or it didn’t happen.”

  • google dracula

    Turns out google wants more than your information…they want your blood sans needle. Being able to do a non-invasive blood draw is a holy grail for health telemetry. Wearable sensors are limited…

  • succeeding to fail

    “Failure” is a popular word these days, especially in business/entrepreneur circles. “Fail early and often” is heard a lot – and even sometimes from me but in our case I’m talking about…

  • the last nanometer

    In the telco industry (for those not old enough to remember – that refers to telephone, as in copper wires strung between locations), the saying was that the “last mile” was the…

  • emulsional worlds

    The first talk specifically on emulsional worlds happens Friday at Chiat/Day. They are having an all-day workshop on narrative and technology (i.e. how will you make ads in VR 😉 and I’m…