Mohammed Najmi

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Read this science teacher's epic takedown of a transphobic "science"-based argument

It's hard to argue with science. And yet so many people keep trying.<p>On Thursday, science teacher Grace Ann's response to a transphobic claim that …

Drug maker pushes pause on $89K drug after outcry

Company calls price “appropriate” but says: “we... understand your concerns.”<p>In an unexpected move, Marathon Pharmaceuticals announced Monday that it …

Biotechnology

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos's tweets slamming the NY Post has a lot to do with Trump

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has taken to Twitter to publicly dispute a recent story about his company's grocery store potentially killing jobs.<p>On Tuesday, in a rare and unusually blunt tweet, Bezos denied the NY Post report that said Amazon may be planning for a two-story automated supermarket that …

Eric Trump sticks taxpayers with $97,830 bill for Uruguayan business trip

Eric Trump, who along with his brother Donald Trump Jr. has been put in charge of their father's sprawling international business empire while he is …

Donald Trump

Drain the swamp

Let us tell you about a recent day in New York City.<p>We left a meeting and opened our smartphones to call an Uber. A car picked us up within 3 minutes and took us to our offices in the West Village. A cab used to cost $25 for this ride, but now an Uber is $9. While on the way, Arvind jotted …

MIT’s new AI understands the hardest part of human language

Voice-based artificial intelligence assistants can understand human speech better than ever. But while AI can decipher our words and context to …

Comedian Mitch Hedberg's Thoughts on Design

The late comic undoubtedly left us too soon<p>Mitch Hedberg was one of the great comedians of our time, and sadly left us too early. Here are some of …

Ikea’s Hackable Sofa Is Coming To The U.S.

The company’s open-source Delaktig platform encourages people to hack away.<p>Ikea’s on a mission to think more like a software company, and it’s going all in with the Delaktig sofa.<p>The experimental furniture platform was conceived by British designer Tom Dixon and Royal College of Art students last …

Zuckerberg responds to the haters about him suing Hawaiians

Mark Zuckerberg is suing hundreds of people in Hawaii in his effort to create a secluded island.<p>The billionaire spent $100 million purchasing 700 …

Native Hawaiians

Trump accuses Obama of putting up ‘roadblocks’ to a smooth transition

After having repeatedly praised President Obama’s efforts to ensure a smooth transition, President-elect Donald Trump reversed course on Wednesday, accusing the current occupant of the Oval Office of putting “roadblocks” in his way.<p>Trump took to Twitter shortly after 9 a.m., saying he was “doing my …

Can Alexa help solve a murder? Police think so — but Amazon won’t give up her data.

When police responded to a home in Bentonville, Ark., one Sunday morning last November, they discovered Victor Collins's dead body in the backyard. Police records describe a grim scene: Collins's body was floating face up in a hot tub, and his left eye and lips dark and swollen.<p>The resident who had …

Snapchat has quietly acquired an Israeli startup for a reported $30 million to $40 million

Snapchat sewed up its first acquisition in Israel this week, according to the outlet Calcalist News. It acquired four-year-old Cimagine, whose augmented reality platform lets consumers instantly visualize products they want to buy in their intended location, paying what Calcalist says was between …

This is why Facebook and Twitter desperately need to change in 2017

As we’re nearing the end of 2016, social networks are bigger than ever. Billions of people in the world are connected through only a small amount of platforms — the biggest being Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, the last of which announced it passed 600 million monthly active users last …

Slate is changing its approach to design: here’s how, and why.

You may have noticed that the weekly Cover Story we published today does not look like other articles on the site. It has bigger photos, new …

Mark Cuban publicly asks Trump to become the robotics president

One of the most outspoken critics of President-elect Donald Trump leading up to the election was Mark Cuban, tech mogul, owner of the NBA's Mavericks …

Donald Trump

FedEx CEO: Tearing up NAFTA would be 'catastrophic'

Donald Trump's trade threats are getting no love from Corporate America or Congress.<p>In some of the sharpest remarks since Trump's victory, FedEx CEO Fred Smith warned about the dangers of clamping down on free trade, especially tearing up NAFTA, the free trade agreement between the United States, …

Design Thinking: Empathy Maps

Empathy Maps help to rapidly put your team in the user’s shoes and align on pains and gains — whether at the beginning of a project or mid-stream …

Empathy

8 myths you need to overcome to go from idea to a global product

Back in 2005, I was on the phone with a good friend of mine from college, Aaron Patzer. Aaron had an idea for a startup. His idea was to make managing your personal finances a cinch.<p>I thought it was a very much needed idea, but I saw one major hurdle standing in Aaron’s way.<p>“It's both terrifyingly …

Elon Musk Thinks Automation Will Lead to a Universal Basic Income

In addition to addressing issues at SpaceX, Elon Musk spent some time during a Friday CNBC interview addressing how automation will impact the job …

This CV landed me interviews at Google and more than 20 top startups

During my senior year of college, I decided that I wasn't going to become another boomerang kid that moved back home, jobless and with no plan for …

Employment

Here's Why Google Is Keeping Its 'Gun' Emoji Looking Like a Pistol

In August, Apple made a controversial move when it revealed that in iOS 10 its emoji for a gun would look like a water gun instead of pistol-like, …

Y Combinator's Hardware Guy Leaves After 14 Months

The head of Y Combinator's much-trumpeted push into hardware has quit, and the famous tech incubator isn't replacing him.<p>Luke Iseman, who joined the …

'Nightmare Machine' is an AI project that uses our own fears against us

It’s safe to say that there’s a paranoid subset of our readers that fear the future as it relates to AI. Those people should look away now.<p>Artificial intelligence already scares people. It makes sense; we have entire generations raised on ‘The Terminator’ in which ‘Skynet’ is hell-bent on …

Amazon has patented tiny drones that can ride with police

In the near future as envisioned by Amazon, little drones will sit on the shoulders of police officers like parrots on a pirate.<p>The company earlier …

Black Mirror

10 Success lessons from Tony Robbins – “Life Coach, Motivational Speaker” for entrepreneurs

Share41<p>Tweet<p>Share433<p>+15<p>Shares 479<p>There are few people on this planet as captivating as Tony Robbins. When he speaks, people listen. And you can’t …

Why I Write (These Days)

A VC Blogging About VCs Blogging<p>Good blog post this morning from Fred Wilson. In it, he attempts to give some insight into the motivation behind VC …

Soon Your Doctor Might Prescribe Virtual Reality Instead Of Painkillers

The Happy Place VR app uses nature settings to distract patients from their pain–and there’s lots of evidence that this strategy works.<p>The next time you have a headache, a Swedish pharmacy wants you to strap on a virtual reality headset and pretend you’re sitting next to a campfire by a lake in …

Google tries new approach with voice on Pixel phone | Reuters

(Reuters) - About six months ago, people working on hardware and the voice-activated Google Assistant for the Pixel phone started sitting next to each other at the company’s Mountain View, California headquarters, hammering out minute details of its first phone.<p>The Google Pixel phone is displayed …

Scared to Ask for What You Need at Work?

As corporate employees with an eye toward the executive office, we tend to encounter moments in our career that require us to ask for what we want. Whether what you want is a raise, a promotion, or simply to leave work early on Tuesdays to pick up the kids, these conversations often feel …

Klout Founder Tackles the Local Activities Market with a New Startup

Joe Fernandez, the founder of the social media scoring startup Klout, isn’t wasting anytime diving back into the startup world. A little over a year …