Karl Cassell

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A Grief Bot Could 'Resurrect' My Dead Husband. No Thanks.

<i>Ann Brenoff’s “On The Fly” is a column about navigating growing older ― and a few other things.</i><p>I was driving along all by my lonesome the other day when my heart jolted at what came out of the car radio: It was my dead husband’s voice, asking me if he should grab a pizza for dinner.<p>He left this …

Artificial Intelligence

Amazon Spent Years Learning What It Takes to Do Great Work. These 4 Steps Contributed Most to Its Success

"Skill is overrated," says Jeff Bezos. These four things are not.<p>Yesterday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos published his annual letter to shareholders, and it's got some great advice for anyone who is striving to do great work.<p>After commending Amazon employees for their commitment to excellence, and …

Self-improvement

9 Voice-Recorder Apps That Won't Miss a Second

From basic to full-featured, these apps are sound choices.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying …

Apps

Cardano: a rising cryptocurrency that wants to change the world

On Oct. 1, 2017, an unusual event caused a collective gasp in the world of cryptocurrencies. A little known cryptocurrency called Cardano — or ADA, …

Rex Tillerson’s Monroe Doctrine invocation was bizarre, Meeting between North and South Korea sparks hope, War between Israel, Syria, and Iran look...

A roundup of global commentary for the Feb. 26, 2018 weekly magazine.<p>February 24, 2018<p>The South China MORNING Post / Hong Kong<p>Rex Tillerson’s …

A New Backpack Is Blowing Up On Kickstarter. Here's Why.

Backpacks are the divas of the luggage world. One might work as a daypack but won’t carry enough for a three-day business trip. Another is perfect for work but way too small or formal for the gym. I have a sleek pack for that’s great for one laptop but heaven forbid I need it to accommodate extra …

Gear & Gadgets

Google, Baidu and the race for an edge in the global speech recognition market

Daniel Faggella Contributor<p>Daniel Faggella is founder of TechEmergence, a news and advice website for entrepreneurs and investors interested in the intersection of technology and the mind.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Exploring the risks of artificial intelligence<br>• When Will The Machines Wake …

Artificial Intelligence
Cannabis

Vehicle Connectivity: Paving the Road to the Future of Transportation.

Vehicle connectivity is changing the way society experiences transportation.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The rapid advancement of vehicle technology is dramatically altering transportation models around the world. From early stage consumer infotainment features, to …

Driverless Cars

BitTorrent inventor announces eco-friendly bitcoin competitor Chia

A bitcoin transaction wastes as much electricity as it takes to power an American home for a week, and legendary coder Bram Cohen wants to fix that. And considering he invented the ubiquitous peer-to-peer file transfer protocol BitTorrent, you should take him seriously.<p>Cohen has just started a new …

Bitcoin

Can the Oculus Go Get 1 Billion People to Use VR?

The high-end Oculus Rift is not going to attract 1 billion VR users, but the $199 Android-based Oculus Go might make it happen, CTO John Carmack says.<p>…

Virtual Reality

act.tv

Before we can truly eradicate White Supremacy, we need to understand its origin and how it works.

How Google Works

• <b>Author:</b> Eric Schmidt & Jonathan Rosenberg<p><b>Seasoned Google execs Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg provide an insider's guide to Google-from the business history and corporate strategy to developing a new managment philosophy and creating a workplace culture where innovation and creativity …

Navy uses virtual reality to train crews for deployment on the ships of tomorrow

At Naval Base San Diego, sailors are training for deployment on the ships of the future – all without stepping off dry land. The Littoral Combat Ship …

Military

Think Like a Freak

• <b>Author:</b> Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner<p>The New York Times bestselling Freakonomics changed the way we see the world, exposing the hidden side of just about everything. Then came SuperFreakonomics, a documentary film, an award-winning podcast, and more.<p>Now, with Think Like a Freak, Steven D. …

The Evolution of Mobile

Are you ready to get your AR on?<p>Sometime after September 12, when <b>Apple</b> unveils the <b>iPhone 8</b>, the company also will release <b>OS 11</b> — and just like that, …

Augmented Reality
Oil & Gas Industry

Liquid battery could last for over 10 years

Modern batteries aren't hampered so much by their capacity as their long-term lifespan -- a lithium-ion pack can easily become useless after a few years of heavy use. That's bad enough for your phone, but it's worse for energy storage systems that may have to stick around for the long haul. If …

Bill Gates Is Heading a $1 Billion Clean Energy Venture Fund

Nearly two dozen of the world’s most successful business leaders, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists will invest up to $1 billion in a fund led …

Venture Capital

10 Ways to Make Money in the Market in 2017

The year 2016 has been, for lack of better description, a strange one. It started with one of the worst Januarys in history and an oil price bust … …

Stock Markets

Five Annoying New Interview Questions You'll Hear In 2017

I love to hear about employers who are stepping out of the old-fashioned Machine Age mindset to treat their employees and job applicants like valued collaborators.<p>I am glad to hear those stories, but I am never short of correspondence describing the opposite scenario!<p>Too many organizations cling to …

Employment

George Hotz is giving away the code behind his self-driving car project

Famed iPhone and PlayStation cracker George Hotz is resurrecting the DIY autonomous car project he canceled in October. But this time, there’s a twist: instead of selling a physical product, Hotz’s Comma.ai is releasing the company’s self-driving software, as well as the plans for the necessary …

Android Phones

Amazon’s $50 smartphone comes with a side of ads

Smartphones aren’t cheap. Our best-reviewed phone, the <b>Samsung Galaxy S7</b>, is still retailing for over $650 several months following its release. Most …

Mobile Technology

Sorry Google And Tesla, FiveAI Will Have The Best Driverless Car

A new UK startup has secured $2.7 million in equity funding to help develop an artificial intelligence (AI) system capable of driving a car.<p>The team behind the startup – FiveAI – have successfully exited on a number of other tech startup projects. Now Amadeus Capital, the venture capital company …

Autonomous Cars

3 ways Pokémon Go can make players happy with push notifications

Pokémon Go launched in the U.S. on July 17, and it has already become a cultural phenomenon. Developed by Niantic, it’s now the most-downloaded game in U.S. history. Three days after its release, it was on over 5 percent of all Android phones in the U.S.<p>It seems like everyone is playing the …

Spy Tech That Reads Your Mind

<b>By Roger Parloff</b><p>Typography by Rus Khasanov for Fortune<p>June 30, 2016, 6:30 AM EDT<p>Leaks, theft, and sabotage by employees have become a major …

Security

Kleiner Perkins raises $1.4 billion to invest in startups

The venture capital firm's new funds will translate into opportunities for young companies.<p>Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, has raised $1.4 billion to invest in tech companies, according to documents filed Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.<p>…

Venture Capital

Transportation Outlook: 2025 to 2050

The global vehicle market is facing a substantial upheaval between now and 2050. Automotive industry technology development is leading to a new …