Jean Cherbonnier

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Whistle Dog Tracker to Use SigFox Network and GPS

Whistle, a San Francisco-based start-up that sells dog activity trackers, has announced that their next product will embed a GPS and a SigFox module …

Internet of Things

Stephen Hawking: 'Transcendence looks at the implications of artificial intelligence - but are we taking AI seriously enough?'

With the Hollywood blockbuster <i>Transcendence</i> playing in cinemas, with Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman showcasing clashing visions for the future of …

220 schoolgirls haven't been 'abducted' by Boko Haram, they have been enslaved

Terrorists from a religious cult so reactionary you don't have to stretch the language too far to describe it as fascistic attack a school. The assault on a civilian target, filled with non-combatant children, has a grotesque logic behind it. They call themselves "Boko Haram", which translates as …

Our manifesto for Europe

The European Union is experiencing an existential crisis, as the European elections will soon brutally remind us. This mainly involves the eurozone countries, which are mired in a climate of distrust and a debt crisis that is very far from over: unemployment persists and deflation threatens. …

Why America's Essentials Are Getting More Expensive While Its Toys Are Getting Cheap

The past decade in prices—and the story it tells about poverty and America.<p>In the last ten years, what's gotten more expensive? And what's gotten less expensive?<p>Here's a fascinating snapshot of the last decade in American prices...<p>It comes from Annie Lowrey's look at U.S. poverty, which is …

Multilinguals Have Multiple Personalities

In an essay published on Monday, <i>New Republic</i> Senior Editor Noam Scheiber—who grew up speaking both Hebrew and English—explains why he stopped …

The payment revolution starts here

On 29 April, the end of cash will come a little bit closer. The major high street banks are launching Paym, which will let you pay the window cleaner, sort out a restaurant bill or pay back that fiver you borrowed at lunch, simply by pressing a few buttons on your mobile phone. For many, it will …

What's The Purpose Of The Universe? Here's One Possible Answer

It's tempting to think of the universe as a meaningless repository for celestial objects like planets and stars. But an intriguing theory suggests …

Planets

Le patron d'Axel Springer : "Nous avons peur de Google"

Pour la première fois un géant de la presse européenne reconnaît la dépendance complète de son entreprise face à Google. Lettre ouverte de Mathias …

Google

The man who unboiled an egg | Compare and buy | The Observer

Hervé This is on a mission. 'By the time I die, I want cooking to have changed,' he says. In his native France, Hervé This (pronounced 'Tiss') is a star, the country's most famous chemist. He appears on TV and radio, his books are bestsellers, government ministers ring him for advice and there is a …

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FORTUNE — There is no shortage of evidence testifying to the value of crowdfunding for those seeking to finance a new product idea, company, or even personal need. Just this month, Kickstarter-born Oculus VR was snatched up by Facebook for $2 billion. Smartwatch-maker Pebble sold more than 400,000 …

« Pourquoi nous sortons “Welcome to New York” sur Internet »

Vincent Maraval et Brahim Chioua, les coproducteurs du film d'Abel Ferrara, expliquent leur décision de le mettre en ligne pendant le Festival de …

Springer-Chef Döpfner warnt vor der Macht von Google

Offener Brief an Eric Schmidt Springer-Chef Döpfner warnt vor der Macht von Google<p>Aktualisiert am 15.04.2014-21:12<p>„Wir haben Angst vor Google“, …

Axel Springer accuses Google of seeking digital ‘superstate’

The head of Europe’s biggest newspaper publisher by circulation has accused Google of seeking to establish a digital “superstate” free from the …

Big data: are we making a big mistake?

Five years ago, a team of researchers from Google announced a remarkable achievement in one of the world’s top scientific journals, Nature. Without …

Why Facebook Is Spending Billions On Companies It Doesn't Need

<i>Why?!</i><p>As the dust settles on Facebook’s $2BN purchase of virtual reality headset maker Oculus Rift last week this remains the question on everyone’s lips. What’s more it is the second time we’ve made this exclamation in as many months after Facebook spent a seemingly ludicrous amount of money …

Mobile Payment Experiment: Can An iPhone Replace Your Wallet?

Today, it seems like everything is going digital—but we still pay for most things the old fashion way. Humans made $15 trillion in retail transactions in 2013–$1 trillion of that was via e-commerce, $14 trillion was spent in physical stores and paid for with cash and credit cards.<p>More of that $14 …

Interesting Engineering

Bars clandestins à New York City

Impossible d’échapper à la culture du cocktail à New York. Marin Montagut, qui vient de sortir un très joli guide illustré de la ville, nous livre …

New York

Living materials could grow products

<b>Living materials based on bacteria and grown in a Boston lab could point to a greener way of manufacturing.</b><p>In future, complex and interactive structures could be grown using cells programmed to assemble into intricate patterns, the researchers argue.<p>They describe patterned biofilms made from …

Nanotech

Bonjour, Entrepreneurs - Only you can prevent French-Bashing

Over the weekend, I read Liz Alderman’s “<i>Au Revoir, Entrepreneurs”</i> in the International New York Times, and my reaction was quite typical,<p>“Ugh, …

The Fourth Screen: How Smartwatches Could Be Used for Ads

Will your wrist be the next billboard?<p>With new entries from Sony, Samsung and Motorola hitting the market, plus rumored interest from Apple, …