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Good guy with a gun: “Free State of Jones” trailers raise on-going questions about film violence

Amidst an urgent conversation about gun control and gun culture, this movie’s graphic promotion feels tone-deaf<p>Fans of history, the Civil War, and serious acting have a lot of reason to look forward to “Free State of Jones,” a film due this month that tells the story of a Mississippi farmer who …

Smart manufacturing has brought us into a new industrial revolution

There is, of course, a lot more technology around us that we don't see or touch at source. A wave of technological innovation has started to fundamentally alter how we make stuff. And it signals an era of huge change.<p>In the 1920s, Russian economist Nikolai Kondratiev linked waves of technological …

Elon Musk's $1 billion nonprofit wants to build a robot to do housework

OpenAI — the artificial-intelligence research nonprofit cochaired by Tesla Motors CEO Musk and Y Combinator President Sam Altman— wants to build a robot for your home.<p>Building a robot, OpenAI's leadership explains in a blog entry on Monday, is a good way to test and refine a machine's ability to …

China is due for a recession — unless it starts acting like Japan

A credit-based economy, built around what has effectively been the dollar standard, made it all possible. There's no limit to the amount of credit that can be created under a fiat money system. And the dollar standard created a very large global boom, as U.S. dollars flooded into countries like …

Apple is laying the groundwork to kill passwords

With macOS Sierra, the new operating system coming to Mac in the fall, you can automatically log into your computer without typing your password as long as you're wearing your Apple Watch.<p>It's a great feature, but it also hints at a future when you won't have to worry about passwords for anything, …

The 'Uber For Kids' Is Now Serving San Francisco, Los Angeles And Orange Country

From band practice to language lessons, most after-school activities require a ride home, and their participants are unlikely to be old enough to drive.<p>That’s why three Los Angeles mothers started a ride-hailing service just for kids. HopSkipDrive launched in Los Angeles last year and expanded to …

Here's What Every Single Person in a $200M Movie Gets Paid

Ever wonder how much a boom operator makes?<p>The list of credits at the end of a massive summer movie is very long—a $200 million budget buys you a lot …

Machine Learning Is Redefining The Enterprise In 2016

<b>Bottom line:</b> Machine learning is providing the needed algorithms, applications, and frameworks to bring greater predictive accuracy and value to enterprises’ data, leading to diverse company-wide strategies succeeding faster and more profitably than before.<p><b>Industries Where Machine Learning Is</b> …

Machine Learning

Foxconn cuts 60,000 factory jobs and replaces them with robots

Automation is accelerating in smartphone plants<p>Foxconn, the largest contract electronics manufacturer in the world, says it has automated away 60,000 jobs in one of its factories, according to the <i>BBC</i>. The cuts are part of an ongoing process to replace humans responsible for "many of the …

The Real Military History Behind Top Gun

Thirty years ago, <i>Top Gun</i> hit theaters and took people’s breath away with director Tony Scott’s exhilarating Navy fighter-jet flying scenes and Tom …

China's urgency to stockpile oil tells us 2 things

Ship tracking data from Bloomberg shows that 83 supertankers carrying around 166 million barrels of oil are headed to China, which has stockpiled an impressive 787,000 barrels a day in the first quarter of 2016—the highest stockpiling rate since 2014.<p>While the world was speculating about oil prices …

Estonia wants to become a 'country as a service' and already has 10,000 virtual residents

But its most radical project is e-residency — letting people from around the world become digital residents of Estonia online.<p>"The question is how can we increase the customer base in Estonia because if you want to be a richer country you need more customers and we don't get those customers," Taavi …

China and India are changing the game for oil and gas

India and China have seen exponential growth in oil demand over the past 25 years. Combined, they consume 16 percent of the world's oil--second only to the U.S. at 20 percent. And analysts expect that by 2040, these two growing economies will double their combined consumption to 30 percent. These …

Why You Should Eliminate Your Chief Innovation Officer

The whole premise behind a Chief Innovation Officer goes beyond useless to completely and utterly counterproductive. If one person is in charge of innovation, everyone else are not. And they must be. Anyone not innovating is falling behind those that are. Darwin taught us that that is a bad thing. …

Innovation

As Greece teeters, Merkel stands firm

Giorgos, a 77-year-old pensioner from Athens, sits outside a branch of the National Bank of Greece as he waits along with dozens of other pensioners, hoping to get their pensions in Athens, Greece June 29, 2015. (Reuters)<p>The German chancellor and European leader most responsible for the strategy …

From BMW salesmen to street children, Greeks are caught in whirlpool of economic crisis

In a country where banks are kept alive by a drip feed of funds from Europe, Greeks are emptying their accounts, and choosing to buy assets that might just retain their value - like Mercedes and BMW cars<p>There are few countries where it would make sense for a car-owner to walk into a second hand …

Europe