EP 57: Jake Sharp Of Profound Studio

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Google's Self-Driving Minivan Could Bring Autonomy to Us All

Unless you take the bus in Silicon Valley, Google’s self-driving car technology hasn't had much of an an impact on you. But a partnership with Fiat …

LiveNinja secures a further $2M to combine live web chat and messaging

With the rise and rise of messaging (I have at least six messaging apps on my phone and counting), tech companies are piling into the space. Many are trying to shoe-horn ‘chat bots’ into behaving like they are capable of customer service. Facebook Messenger, Kik, Twitter, Skype, Telegram, and …

Customer Service

EHang reveals plans to deploy its passenger drones for emergency organ deliveries

There were plenty of questions surrounding the actual real world functionality of EHang’s impressive human-sized drone when it made its debut on the CES floor back in January.<p>Was the Chinese manufacturer actually planning to bring the thing to market, or was the giant quadcopter more of a …

Drones

'Smell-repelling' socks exist, and you'll never have to do laundry again

LONDON — Doing laundry is annoying. Somehow, no matter how hard you try to stay on top of it, you'll still end up rummaging for that non-existent clean pair of socks.<p>You can put all that behind you now. Because, there are actually socks that don't <i>ever</i> need to be washed. Like, EVER.<p>One farm in East …

Devon

Concerns raised over broad scope of DeepMind-NHS health data-sharing deal

Concerns have been raised about the scope of a data-sharing agreement between Google-owned DeepMind and the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) after it was revealed the agreement covers access to wide-ranging patient data from the three London hospitals involved, rather than a more targeted subset …

Health Care

IBM opens its quantum computer to the public

Want to use a real, honest-to-goodness quantum computer yourself? Now's your chance. IBM has introduced a cloud-based platform, the Quantum Experience, that lets anyone try a 5-qubit quantum computer for themselves. You can run algorithms and experiments, try simulations and tutorials or even work …

Quantum Mechanics

Technical recruiting platform Triplebyte launches engineer genome project

Technical recruiting platform Triplebyte, which has raised $3 million in funding, just launched its engineer genome project to foster software-driven, intelligent job-matching.<p>“We figured out the exact list of attributes that top tech companies in Silicon Valley care the most about and …

Silicon Valley