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Centralized Web Services Are Wonderful—Until They Go Wrong

When thousands of companies use a single web services company, even small mistakes can prove catastrophic.<p>When you centralize the Web, what happens …

Amazon Web Services

Even China Can't Kill Bitcoin

Every time a government sets out to abolish something people like, the well-liked thing moves to where it can’t be stopped. This has happened with prohibition, gambling, the war on drugs and digital piracy. Now it's happening in China, where the government has been trying to crack down on …

Bitcoin

Elon Musk addresses Tesla employees in leaked email: claims higher comp than Ford/GM, lower incident rate, & new ‘roller coaster’

Following a new effort to unionize Tesla’s workforce amid the production expansion for Model 3, claims about the company’s worker compensation and conditions at the Fremont factory were made in order to gain support for a union. These actions CEO Elon Musk believes were deeply influenced by the …

Elon Musk

Trump and The Truth about Sweden

New Ethereum Proposal Aims to Supercharge Smart Contracts

Newly released research shows that top-layer networks, usually trumpeted as the future of bitcoin and ethereum scaling, might actually be capable of …

The price of Bitcoin just hit an all-time high

Wow — Bitcoin just hit an all-time high. The digital currency is currently trading at around $1,186 — which is about $20 more than its previous all-time high of ~$1,165, which it hit in November 2013, at the height of Bitcoin-mania.<p>A few months after that all-time high, Mt. Gox, one of the earliest …

Bitcoin

Renewable energy draws increasing Republican support. That could shift climate politics.

GOP governors are becoming clean energy leaders.<p>Last week, a group of elder Republican statesmen issued a call for a revenue-neutral carbon tax. This yielded a frenzy of headlines, hosannas from credulous journalists and environmentalists, and rapid repudiation by conservative groups.<p>Vox’s Brad …

Renewable Energy

Do You Believe in Blockchain Magic?

<i>Sebastien Meunier is a financial services advisor and startup mentor with 15 years of experience in business transformation and innovation in finance.</i><p>…

Bitcoin

Artificial synapse bridges the gap to brainier computers

The human brain is nature's most powerful processor, so it's not surprising that developing computers that mimic it has been a long-term goal. Neural …

Artificial Intelligence

'Top 10' Blockchains Report Concludes: Now is the Time to Pivot

Research and advisory firm Aite Group is preparing to release a detailed comparison of what it deems the 'Top 10' distributed ledger platforms suited …

Kernel Acquires KRS to Build Next-Generation Neural Interfaces

Adds Adam Marblestone as Chief Strategy Officer and Ed Boyden as Senior Scientific Advisor<p>I’m excited to announce that Kernel has agreed to terms to …

Innovation

Russ Baker on the Media’s Deep State Conversion Moment

The term “Deep State” has recently become as popular with the media as the term “#resistance.” It certainly wasn’t always that way.For years, a …

Propaganda

Elon Musk had one simple request when he discussed electric car subsidies with the Trump administration

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he has used his proximity to the Trump administration to share his thoughts on the fate of electric vehicle subsidies during the company's fourth-quarter earnings call Wednesday.<p>Musk was asked whether he was anticipating a change in the zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) credit …

Elon Musk

I Tracked Myself With $170 Smartphone Spyware that Anyone Can Buy - Motherboard

Spyware

Investing in Snap IPO is an impotent bet on unproven executives

Investors in the coming initial public offering of Snap Inc. will buy into an unprecedented corporate governance structure that won’t give them a voice, instead placing all the power in a pair of 20-something executives who have not proven they are worthy of such trust.<p>Buying shares in Snap (SNAP) …

Wall Street

What Nobody Tells You About Taking VC Money

You don't need venture capitalists to make it; all you need is an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong grasp of your goals.<p>With worldwide venture capital activity for 2016 down by 24 percent -- and total deal funding down from $141 billion in 2015 to $127 billion in 2016, according to a KMPG report …

Venture Capital

DeepCoder builds programs using code it finds lying around

Like all great programmers I get most of my code from StackOverflow questions. Can’t figure out how to add authentication to Flask? Easy. Want to shut down sendmail? Boom. Now, thanks to all the code on the Internet, a robot can be as smart as a $180,000 coder.<p>The system, called DeepCoder, …

Programming

Inside Facebook’s AI Machine

The Applied Machine Learning group helps Facebook see, talk, and understand. It may even root out fake news.<p>W<b>hen asked to head Facebook’s</b> Applied …

Machine Learning

Now Anyone Can Unleash Google’s Troll-Fighting AI

Last September, a Google offshoot called Jigsaw declared war on trolls, launching a project to defeat online harassment using machine learning. Now, …

Machine Learning

Tesla: Model 3 production is on track to start in July

Tesla's final earnings report for 2016 is most notable for what it tells us to expect in the upcoming year. In a letter to shareholders (PDF), Elon Musk & Co. report that Model 3 production is on track to start in July, ramping up to full-scale production in September. As our friends at <i>Autoblog</i> …

Tesla

Bitcoin Price Sets New All-Time High

The price of bitcoin has reached a new all-time high.<p>Bitcoin prices reached a high of $1,171.84, according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) …

Bitcoin Breaks Records and Sits at Cusp of All-Time High…Here’s Why

We have been the biggest proponent of bitcoin in the financial space since it was $3 in 2011.<p>It now sits just a few dollars from its all-time high …

Windshield HUD User Interface Introduction

Tesla Model 3: Elon Musk hints at heads-up display, releases details about screen, battery, and more

While most of the information that came out of Tesla’s earnings yesterday about the Model 3 were related to the vehicle’s production program, CEO Elon Musk also disclosed new details and gave a few interesting hints about the upcoming vehicle.<p>Considering Musk pushed the final unveiling of the Model …

Tesla

Inside the Race to Build the Battery of Tomorrow

<i>This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>The battery might be the least sexy piece of technology ever …

Batteries

Tesla readies for Model 3 production in July, initial crash test results "positive"

Reddit Email<p>Tesla’s much anticipated Model 3 will begin to see production beginning in July, before ramping to volume production by September. The …

Tesla warns that ‘thousands’ of Model 3 reservations holders will go outside of Connecticut to buy without direct sales

As we reported earlier this week, a new bill (HB 7097) is being introduced in Connecticut to allow direct sales of electric vehicles in the state. Tesla is pushing for the bill to pass, while local dealerships are strongly opposing it.<p>Yesterday, the Connecticut Transportation Committee held its …

Tesla

Tesla will expand mobile repair service, aims to reduce wait times to less than a day

Reddit Email<p>As Tesla prepares for volume production of its mass market Model 3 scheduled for later this year, the company is taking a prescriptive …

Tesla

Here are 50 Companies Leading the AI Revolution

We know that artificial intelligence will soon reshape our world. But which companies will lead the way? To help ­answer that question, research firm …

Artificial Intelligence

Stanford Researchers Take the World by Storm with New Wave of Affordable Batteries

Batteries are constantly being improved upon, and every day companies are battling it out to see who can produce the most efficient battery. For …

Batteries