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Blockchain Is Helping to Build a New Kind of Energy Grid - MIT Technology Review

Lawrence Orsini speaks at the Business of Blockchain conference.<p>If you have solar panels that produce more energy than you need, you can sell the …

How to avoid a massive smart city pitfall

As a technology executive, I’ve overseen the buildout of multiple data centers in my career. Without exception, all were designed with an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) and backup power.<p>In fact, I can’t imagine a data center of any consequence being built without these safeguards in place. No IT …

Smart Cities

The Secret to Getting 10 Times Your Return on Facebook Ads

Thanks to a creative ad strategy, one brand now consistently achieves 5-10x return on their Facebook ads and has grown their annual revenue by more than 900 percent.<p>In the eCommerce world, mobile is becoming an increasingly important environment. Primarily, shoppers use their smartphones as …

Marketing

Where is the world's most sprawling city?

Driving to work, driving to dinner, driving to meet friends … this quintessentially American invention requires a limitless supply of land and resources. Los Angeles is infamously sprawling but is it the worst offender?<p>As a young child in Glasgow I was desperate to visit the United States, to see …

Urban Design

Why the Jane Jacobs vs. Robert Moses Battle Still Matters

A Q&A with Matt Tyrnauer, director of Citizen Jane: Battle For The City.<p>Jane Jacobs moved to Toronto in 1968 after being arrested during her ultimately successful battle against Robert Moses and his plans for a Lower Manhattan Expressway. In her new city, where she stayed until her death in 2006, …

'Legal Innovation' Is Not An Oxymoron -- It's Farther Along Than You Think

The legal industry is known for adherence to precedent, not innovation. While precedent remains a guiding principle in the practice of law, innovation is transforming the models, methods, and players involved in the buy/sell process of legal services. Technology, process, access to institutional …

Yet More Executives Leave Google Fiber

Let's call it what it is... a big victory for the big 3 or 4 ISP's out there. They did a great job of stalling the deployments, and used the time to …

Retailers might be fighting a battle against the internet that they can't win

For example, I still shop at the grocery store multiple times a week, and Target on a regular basis, augmenting with orders on Amazon for random items. And for me, the shift to online shopping has been slowly taking place over the course of over 10 years.<p>Every once in a while, you get a new …

Trump’s Infrastructure Promise Is Leaving Out Water

The nation's water systems are falling apart, but the president's infrastructure plan mostly ignores them.<p>President Donald Trump proposed $1 trillion in infrastructure spending during the campaign, a pledge he repeated last month. He also promised to ensure “crystal-clear, crystal-clean” water. …

How black Utah Jazz players have embraced Salt Lake City

From barbershops, to churches to soul food restaurants, here’s how players past and present made themselves at home<p>After catching a rare sight of a …

Salt Lake City

AIRS

Private search engines have seen huge growth over the past few years. Until recently, it was unthinkable that anyone could compete with Google in the …

This Valkyrie R5 humanoid robot is put to the test with Mars colonization on the horizon

NASA’s Space Robotics Challenge awarded Northeastern University with a $2-million Valkyrie Robonaut 5 (R5) robot, which is now undergoing tests in a …

Neil Gorsuch’s Dissertation Opposes Same-Sex Marriage

If Judge Neil Gorsuch is confirmed as the next Supreme Court justice, he would play a decisive role in the future of same-sex marriage in the United …

Same-sex Marriage

Practice Engineering for 21st Century Legal Services Firms (Part 3)

<i>The first post in this series</i> <i>on the (now) essential</i> <i>law-degree-not-required professional roles in legal services</i><i>— knowledge, pricing, process &</i> …

This Finnish law firm has transformed an age-old industry – by going digital and taking ‘no a-holes’

<b>In 2015, Financial Times named Fondia a European “Game Changer” for its disruptive legal service model. Adding to the Finnish company’s unique trajectory is its bid to become the Nordics’ first publicly listed business law firm, through a forthcoming IPO on Nasdaq First North Finland. When Fondia’s</b> …

Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Children’s Author and Filmmaker, Dies at 51

Amy Krouse Rosenthal, a prolific children’s book author, memoirist and public speaker who, dying of cancer, found an extraordinarily large readership this month with a column in The New York Times titled “You May Want to Marry My Husband,” died on Monday at her home in Chicago. She was 51.<p>The cause …

Dubai plans huge pedestrian-friendly urban green space

Dubai is working on an ambitious plan to build a massive 800,000 square-mile “eco-friendly” public park on par with those of major capital cities …

ACLU and 170 other organizations urge FCC to preserve net neutrality

The future of net neutrality is in jeopardy again, so advocates are getting back to the fight. In a letter sent today to FCC chairman Ajit Pai, as well as Senators John Thune and Bill Nelson, over 170 groups ask Congress and the Federal Communications Commission to continue to support and protect …

'Robot lawyer' that overturned 160,000 parking tickets now helping refugees

A chat bot that helped overturn 160,000 parking tickets is now giving free legal aid to asylum-seeking refugees through Facebook.<p>DoNotPay, which has been dubbed the world’s first robot lawyer, was created by London-born Stanford University student Joshua Browder.<p>The 20-year-old, who has made …

How Blockchain will redefine the legal services sector | Legal IT Insider

Added on the 13th Feb 2017 at 1:25 pm<p>In a white paper published exclusively by Legal IT Insider, Nick Ayton, a Jay Palter Fintech Influencer and …

Why Huntsville will be one of the most connected cities in the U.S.

If you don’t live in Huntsville, Alabama, you probably don’t know that it will soon be one of the most connected cities in the country. A community …

Telecoms

One Company's Approach to Bridging the Digital Divide

As the internet was making its stunning transition from technological toddler to hard-charging adolescent, two terms came into wide use. Both involved visions of the future.<p>One was the “information superhighway” and the other was the “digital divide.”<p>The superhighway was a fantastic vision of a …

Show Notes: The telecom industry isn’t the tech industry, dammit

February 23rd, 2017<p><i>Before every episode of The Vergecast I sit down, read through a bunch of news, and take a bunch of notes. It’s one of the most enjoyable parts of my week, and I started thinking it might be fun to do every day on the site. So, every day this week I’m sitting down and writing</i> …

Tesla's Invisible Solar Panels Are a Big Deal to Suburbanite Homeowners

We’ll only save the world if we can look good doing it.<p>Last night, Elon Musk announced he would save the world in style. At a 20 minute press conference the Tesla CEO announced both the Powerwall 2.0 solar battery and a new way to charge it—solar-powered roof tiles.<p>Tesla's new roofing tiles look …

How Mark Zuckerberg Led Facebook’s War to Crush Google Plus

In Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg built not just a business, but a company culture with the fervor of a messianic sect. So, in June 2011, when Google launched Google Plus, Zuckerberg put his company into lockdown. In an adaption from his new book on Silicon Valley, former Facebook employee Antonio …

Agenda

For students, the iPad is the ultimate computer

BROOKLYN, New York – I’m sitting on the floor at The Academy of Talented Scholars (PS 682) in Bensonhurst, watching kindergarteners create robots on …

Middle School

Forget Wi-Fi: You may soon access the internet via ordinary light bulbs

Light-speed internet may be upon us. A technology called “Li-Fi” uses light waves from ordinary LED light bulbs to deliver internet connectivity that that is cheaper, more secure and 100 times faster that broadband internet.<p>Velmini—a tech company in Tallinn, Estonia—is the first to test visible …

Internet of Things

Personal sensors: pollution reader could save lives - CNN Style

Written by By Kieron Monks, for CNN<p>In major cities, we are surrounded by silent killers at all times.<p>On busy streets, in poorly-ventilated office buildings, and particularly in cars, the air we breathe is often filled with toxic fumes that cause health problems from lung disease to heart attacks.<p>A …

Authorities demand major US internet companies prove their speed claims

New York attorney general’s office tells Time Warner, Verizon and Cablevision it is concerned their ‘fast lanes’ and premium services may be false advertising<p>A group of major US internet providers have been told to prove their “fast lanes” and premium services are any quicker than ordinary internet …

Net Neutrality