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How Richemont Plans to Survive in a Changing 21st Century Marketplace

<i>Originally published by Joe Thomspon on Hodinkee.</i><p>Have you noticed what Richemont has been up to lately? In the past few months, Switzerland's second …

horology

Sorry, Power-Lunchers. This Restaurant Is a Co-Working Space Now.

SAN FRANCISCO — The bar at the Elite Cafe here was packed, but not a drink was being poured. The champagne stand sat empty and warm. The tap was covered in plastic wrap.<p>Instead, the restaurant was flooded with the low din of typing. That’s because the Elite Cafe, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. every …

San Francisco

We Can Create Better Jobs—by Fixing the Bad Ones

More than 65 million Americans toil in insecure, low-paying jobs. Instead of hoping they will all find different, and better, jobs, we should upgrade the ones they already have.<p>When politicians and pundits talk about creating better jobs, they typically cite two strategies. The first, emphasized by …

Income Inequality

Open-plan offices have a surprising effect on workplace communication

A new before-and-after study led by a Harvard Business School professor might bolster the already strong case against the open office plan.<p>Unlike previous research, it uses empirical evidence rather self-reported data to show that airy, communal spaces do not a buzzing, collaborative environment …

Harvard Business School

For focused writing, Markdown is your best friend

A primer on Markdown, the 14-year-old text-editing language that’s getting more useful with age.<p>A few years ago, I had what seemed like a clever idea: <i>What if there was a text editing program with less clutter than Microsoft Word and more focus on writing for the web?</i><p>I quickly discovered that such a …

Note-Taking

SnatchBot Q&A: How does a dedicated chatbot vendor keep up in a fast-growing market?

<i>Presented by SnatchBot</i><p>SnatchBot is a company experiencing rapid growth. With over 18,000 users of its platform one year from launch, it has huge potential in one of the most talked about areas of customer service, productivity, and user interaction.<p>Recently adding LINE integration to help …

Chatbots

Alibaba's new AI can generate 20,000 lines of copy in a second

Step aside humans, your copy writing days are almost done.<p>Chinese tech firm Alibaba has an AI that can generate 20,000 lines of copy (the text you see in an ad) in a second, and has even passed the Turing Test, reports Mumbrella. And it seems that brands, such as Esprit and Texas-based clothing …

China

How Smart TVs in Millions of U.S. Homes Track More Than What’s on Tonight

The growing concern over online data and user privacy has been focused on tech giants like Facebook and devices like smartphones. But people’s data is also increasingly being vacuumed right out of their living rooms via their televisions, sometimes without their knowledge.<p>In recent years, data …

Samba

Is Your Router Infected? Use This Tool to Find Out

The now-notorious Russian VPNFilter malware, designed to infect several dozen models of home Wi-Fi routers and network-attached storage drives, shows …

Wi-Fi

Apple is rebuilding Maps from the ground up

I’m not sure if you’re aware, but the launch of Apple Maps went poorly. After a rough first impression, an apology from the CEO, several years of patching holes with data partnerships and some glimmers of light with long-awaited transit directions and improvements in business, parking and place …

Mobile Devices

This AI Just Beat Human Doctors On A Clinical Exam

The lights were dimmed in an auditorium packed with doctors on Wednesday night at London’s Royal College of Physicians. They were there to find out how AI might fundamentally change the way they work.<p>On stage Dr. Mobasher Butt, a director at digital healthcare startup Babylon Health, stood before a …

Artificial Intelligence

A Lost Secret: How To Get Kids To Pay Attention

Fifteen years ago, psychologists Barbara Rogoff and Maricela Correa-Chavez ran a simple experiment. They wanted to see how well kids pay attention — even if they don't have to.<p>They would bring two kids, between the ages 5 to 11, into a room and have them sit at two tables.<p>Then they had a research …

payattention

How a chatbot helped get research feedback from 10 million people

<i>Presented by SnatchBot</i><p>Chatbots are everywhere in 2018. This summer’s FIFA World Cup, for example, sees a new landmark in chatbot use as millions of fans interact with bots from teams, brands, betting companies, sponsors, and more. One obvious vertical for chatbot use is customer service, where the …

Chatbots

Connection between stress and autoimmune disease affirmed by massive 30-year study

A massive study spanning 30 years of data and examining a cohort of over one million people has found a strong association between persons suffering …

Medical Research

The Messy Fourth Estate – Trust Issues – Medium

For the second time in a week, my phone buzzed with a <i>New York Times</i> alert, notifying me that another celebrity had died by suicide. My heart sank. I …

Journalism

It’s a little scary how smart Google’s DeepMind just got

Oh joy – Alphabet Inc.’s AI subsidiary DeepMind has taken another step forward in understanding the world the way humans do.<p>The company that has …

Artificial Intelligence

Report - Courier

The Stanford Prison Experiment was massively influential. We just learned it was a fraud.

The most famous psychological studies are often wrong, fraudulent, or outdated. Textbooks need to catch up.<p>The Stanford Prison Experiment, one of the most famous and compelling psychological studies of all time, told us a tantalizingly simple story about human nature.<p>The study took paid …

Psychology

Worried About Big Tech? Chinese Giants Make America’s Look Tame

BEIJING — Forget Google versus Facebook. Forget Uber versus Lyft. Forget Amazon versus … well, everybody.<p>The technology world’s most bruising battle for supremacy is taking place in China. And it could point to Big Tech’s future everywhere else, too.<p>Tencent Holdings and the Alibaba Group are …

China

A Blockchain Building in Bushwick

From the outside, 304 Troutman Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn, looks fairly ordinary. In most ways, it is. But this nondescript three-story, five-unit rental building is part of an experiment in using the blockchain technology behind Bitcoin to transform the New York housing market.<p>“This is going to …

Study: Early AI adopters may gain "insurmountable advantage"

A pecking order is evolving in the newest stage of the digital era: aggressive early adopters of artificial intelligence are reporting elevated …

17 Science Fiction Books That Forever Changed The Genre

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction …

Alexa recorded a woman’s private conversation and sent it to a random contact

It’s every smart home speaker owner’s worst nightmare: a private message recorded and sent to a recipient without their knowledge. But that’s what happened to a Portland woman, who told CBS News affiliate Kiro-TV that her Amazon Echo recorded an audio clip of her conversation and sent it to a …

Amazon Echo

Motion and Interaction Design: Netflix's Lost in Space

Have you watched the newly show called: Lost in Space on Netflix? It's set about 30 years in the future and a family has been chosen to start a new …

Cracking 2FA: How It's Done and How to Stay Safe

Two-factor authentication is a common best security practice but not ironclad. Here's how it can be bypassed, and how you can improve security.

Evolutionary computation will drive the future of creative AI

AI is arguably the biggest tech topic of 2018. From Google Duplex’s human imitations and Spotify’s song recommendations to Uber’s self-driving cars and the Pentagon’s use of GoogleAI, the technology seems to offer everything to everyone. You could say AI has become synonymous with progress via …

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Physics

America’s richest people live in one specific kind of neighborhood

A recent report from Bloomberg revealed that only five of the wealthiest zip codes in the US are in big cities—and they’re not in the conventionally wealthy (aka most expensive) neighborhoods you’d expect. In fact, rather than the Bel Airs and Sohos of the world, America’s richest residents …

Urban Design

AI could help reduce the administrative costs of health care

It’s no secret that the U.S. spends a lot on health care, around 18 percent of its GDP or $9,400 per capita, nearly double what other high-income countries such as Canada, UK, Germany, and Australia spend.<p>But more spending doesn’t necessarily yield better results. In fact, studies show that many of …

A snooper's dream? This "camera" is just a millimetre wide, is powered by light and will never run out of power

By harvesting light for power, this tiny camera could be hidden anywhere and never run out of power<p>A new, millimetre-wide, light-powered camera could …