EPISODE 26 - PAVO

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Secret Shuts Down Because Anonymity Makes People Mean

Just 16 months after founding the anonymous message board app Secret, founder David Byttow seems to have realized what the rest of us have known all …

Facebook Shuts Down Friends Data API

When signing on to a new app, Facebook users are often confronted with a disconcerting choice — let Facebook access information about hundreds of your closest friends without their knowledge or permission — or perhaps just give up that particular product or service.<p>It’s surprising that such a …

Facebook

Civic Tech Is Ready For Investment

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Stacy Donohue is an investment partner at Omidyar Network, focused on innovations in civic tech.</i><p>Civic tech is not a new concept. People have been using technology to empower citizens and improve government operations for more than 10 years. However, there are a growing number of …

The world's thinnest transistor is just three atoms thick

There’s a new contender for the world’s thinnest piece of electronics — and at three atoms thick, it’s going to be hard to beat.<p>Researchers have discovered a new process for producing ultra-thin transistors, according to a paper published today in <i>Nature</i>. The devices are made from an experimental …

Combat Tech Is Turning Baltimore Into a Paramilitary Zone

In response to rioting and violent protests in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray, the National Guard was deployed for riot control in Maryland …

Computers That Know How You Feel Will Soon Be Everywhere

Sometime next summer, you’ll be able to watch a horror series that is exactly as scary as you want it to be—no more, no less. You’ll pull up the …

Homeland Security Secretary Begs Silicon Valley to Stop the Encryption

Today at massive security tech conference RSA in San Francisco, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson told a packed audience that DHS would …

Scientists Propose a Laser for the ISS to Vaporize Space Junk

Millions of pieces of space junk, big and small, are constantly circling the Earth. This intractable problem has inspired many a grandiose idea, but …

WSJ: Google will roll out its wireless service starting tomorrow

The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> has just reported that Google plans to launch its very own phone service starting tomorrow. The plan was first announced over a month ago at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but the WSJ has since unearthed more details about it. The service will initially only be available …

Google

My bank is now staffed by a helpful robot

Meet Nao, Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ's latest employee<p>Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ is Japan's biggest bank, and I've been a customer for over six years. That may have been a good call, because now it's the first to employ robots. Aldebaran Robotics' Nao, a bipedal android that costs around $8,000, is now …

These Autonomous Drones May Soon Deliver Your Lunch (And Your Medicine)

Your Seamless order is floating above your house.<p>For the past few years, a startup called Matternet has been testing out autonomous delivery drones in developing countries like Haiti, Papua New Guinea, and Bhutan. Now, the company is getting ready to release a commercial version of the $5,000 …

Drones

PayPal wants to implant passwords in your stomach and your brain

"Natural body identification" could one day replace passwords and other modern methods of identification, claims PayPal developer chief<p>PayPal is working on a new generation of embeddable, injectable and ingestible devices that could replace passwords as a means of identification.<p>Jonathan LeBlanc, …

Security

Robots Can Mix You a Drink. But Will They Listen to Your Problems?

Robots aren’t about to elbow bartenders out of a job. But versions of them could start showing up at your favorite watering holes. Indeed, some are already out there.

Robots

An early-warning system for bedsores

Bandage Detects Wounds Before Doctors Can See Them<p>Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>The Future of Retail 2018 NYC launch event will be an …

Science

First Click: Tesla's a battery company, not a car company

If you didn’t know better, what product do you think a company named after Nikola Tesla would make? The inventor made famous by his pioneering work in the distribution of electrical energy, and infamous for his attempts to wirelessly transmit power across great distances.<p>You probably wouldn't say …