The capacity of so-called news organizations to serve as the marketing arms of tech companies was on full display last night as no less than 60 Minutes allowed itself to be used as the publicity platform to launch Amazon's Cyber Monday campaign.
This future Amazon initiative would use octocopter drones to fly orders directly to customer doorsteps in just 30 minutes. Jeff Bezos anticipates the project could be rolled out within the next four to five years (with the timing impacted by the FAA's ever evolving approach to drone regulation).
You want a world-class conversation about the future of global health, the vanguard of philanthropy, and the divide between ignorance and data-driven knowledge? Bring in the Bills. Gates and Clinton, that is.
Bitcoin is a digital currency, meaning it's money controlled and stored entirely by computers spread across the internet, and this money is finding its way to more and more people and businesses around the world.
Anna Jobin: If we, as a society, do not want negative stereotypes (be they sexist, racist, ablist or otherwise discriminatory) to prevail in Google’s autocompletion, where can we locate accountability? With the people who first asked stereotyping questions? With the people who asked next? Or with the people who accepted Google’s suggestion to search for the stereotyping questions instead of searching what they originally intended? What about Google itself?
SkyJack requires a Raspberry Pi circuit board, as well as a Parrot AR.Drone quadcopter. You'll also need a small battery and two wireless transmitters. There will also reportedly be a version of SkyJack that runs on grounded Linux machines to hack drones within radio range.
Print newspaper circulation has fallen to the lowest level since the 1940s and the lowest household penetration rate in modern history, raising the question of when a mass medium is no longer a mass medium.
Jens O. Meiert: The whole copyright system is broken. DRM itself doesn’t work and is argued to not work on the Web either. With a broken patent system on top you can say that everything around intellectual property is dysfunctional — and go further and regard all of this a socio-political problem in the first place.