Andrea Dietrich

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MIT researchers want to rid the world of traffic lights

When it comes to self-driving cars, it’s hard to say how safe it will really be to sit back, relax and let the vehicle take over your journey. While autopilot is handy when you’re on the motorway, would you feel comfortable letting your car dictate when to stop and go at an intersection?<p>Well, …

This Wearable Patch Uses Sweat To Monitor Blood Glucose Levels

And can automatically deliver medication with microneedles<p>People with diabetes prick their fingers multiple times a day to check their blood glucose levels, and dose themselves daily with injections of insulin. This monitoring is crucial, as rises in sugar levels in the blood can, over time, …

New York has just opened a massive public spying network

‘Free’ public Wi-Fi always sounds a little too good to be true and now American civil liberties campaigners have written to the Mayor of New York to tell him they are pretty creeped out about how much data the new LinkNYC booths will collect.<p>The anticipated 10,000-strong network across New York …

Privacy

Data science firm Black Swan lands $4.3 million for U.S. and Japanese expansion

Black Swan, a tech and data science firm based in London, has received £3m (about $4.3 million) in funding in a round led by Mitsui.<p>According to a statement, the company will use the newly procured funds to further develop NEST — its proprietary data unification platform — and to expand into the …

Amazon Operations Vet Joins Instacart to Make Its Delivery Network Run Smoother

The hire, Mike Swartz, will oversee the company's personal shopper and delivery teams.<p>Mike Swartz spent nearly a decade at Amazon teaching and instituting processes to help its warehouses operate more efficiently. Now he’s facing the challenge of doing the same for a new kind of retail operation …

eCommerce

Making 3D hand scans with cameras, lasers and Raspberry Pi (Tomorrow Daily 312)

Raspberry Pi

Windows 10 Worst Secret Spins Out Of Control [Updated]

<i>Update 15/02/2016: Microsoft has dismissed the data on the Voat thread as completely flawed. This supersedes the ‘no comment’ initially supplied for this story and all parties acknowledge this changes the context from which the original story was written.</i> <i>An apology from Microsoft UK press agency</i> …

Software

'Operator' is a font designed to make coding easier

While many of us bristle at the sight of Comic Sans (this writer included), coders have an altogether different view of typefaces and how they're presented. Thus, Operator Mono, the new font from one of the highest-regarded typeface-creators that was forged to make life easier for the folks who …

Typography

Hexadite Secures $8 Million Series A To Grow Cybersecurity Company

Hexadite, a company that analyzes cyber threats and helps determine whether they require action or are false alarms, announced an $8 million Series A round today.<p>The investment was funded by Hewlett Packard Ventures, Ten Eleven Ventures and YL Ventures, which also invested in Hexadite’s seed round. …

Venture Capital

Ocado's tech chief gave us an inside look into how it plans to revolutionise the world with automation and robots

The company posted an impressive set of numbers earlier this month, with profits soaring 65% year-on-year and gross revenue rising by 15% to more than £1.1 billion ($1.5 billion.)<p>Meanwhile, it also creates a whole heap of technology that it can hive off and sell on to other businesses should it …

A 20-Year-Old Undergrad At USC Is Revolutionizing Advertising On Mobile Games

<b>Startup</b>: Lucky Day<p><b>Launched</b>: May 2014 (product launched July 2015)<p><b>Founder</b>: Joshua Javaheri<p><b>Location</b>: Los Angeles<p><b>Employees</b>: 4 in the U.S.; 8 in Belarus (mostly engineers)<p><b>The pitch:</b> The hardest part about sustaining a mobile gaming company is attracting and retaining users. Joshua Javaheri, the founder …

How RFID Chips Are Changing The NFL

The chip technology that’s making your credit card more secure is also bringing big changes to football. This past year, every NFL player got hooked up to the internet with little chips. Equipped into their shoulder pads are now two radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips that wirelessly …

Internet of Things

What You Get When You Mix Chickens, China and Climate Change

IT was a gray, damp January afternoon a few years back when I visited the Jiangfeng wholesale poultry market on the outskirts of Guangzhou, in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong. With its bleak wire enclosures and grid of cement paths, the place had the feel of a neglected 1970s-era urban …