Matthew Straub

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Millennials Are Screwed - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - Michael Hobbes<p>Michael is a contributing writer for Highline.<p>Typography - Jason Wong<p>Jason is an art director and graphic designer based in suburban New Jersey.<br>He is also a part of the lettering sketch blog Friends of Type.<p>Spiritual Guide - Becky<p>Becky is an 8-bit creation living in …

New Jersey

Tech Giants Play the Game of Thrones

Chimps, babies, Taylor Swift—these are common subjects of viral YouTube videos. Marketing professors, not so much. Yet New York University’s Scott …

Game of Thrones

Scientists Call Out Ethical Concerns for the Future of Neurotechnology

For some die-hard tech evangelists, using neural interfaces to merge with AI is the inevitable next step in humankind’s evolution. But a group of 27 …

Machine Learning

How Your Electric Car Could Help Power Your Home

One of the laments you frequently hear from fossil-fuel lobbyists and renewable energy skeptics concerns the intermittency problem. These advocates …

Clean Energy

IBM Just Simulated the Biggest Quantum Computer to Date—What That Means for the Field

Google was in poll position to win the race for quantum supremacy, the point at which a quantum computer can do things a conventional one can’t. But …

Quantum Computing

Dwarf Planetary Systems Will Transform the Hunt for Alien Life

Written speculation about life beyond the confines of Earth dates back thousands of years, to the time of the Greek philosophers Epicurus and …

Science

Magic Leap confirms $502 million Series D round

Mixed reality slash augmented reality startup Magic Leap announced today that it raised a $502 million Series D round led by Temasek with participation from EDBI, Grupo Globo, Janus Henderson, Alibaba Group, Fidelity Management and others. Just last week, a Delaware filing confirmed that Magic Leap …

Augmented Reality

To Uber or Not? Why Car Ownership May No Longer Be a Good Deal

Every day there’s more news about the inevitable arrival of autonomous vehicles. At the same time, more people are using ride-hailing and …

Emerging Technology

Canada Hopes to Energize Homegrown AI With Big New Investment

Much of the groundbreaking AI research of recent decades originated in Canada, but it’s largely Silicon Valley that’s brought it into the real world. …

Artificial Intelligence

What Facebook Did to American Democracy

And why it was so hard to see it coming<p>In the media world, as in so many other realms, there is a sharp discontinuity in the timeline: before the 2016 election, and after.<p>Things we thought we understood—narratives, data, software, news events—have had to be reinterpreted in light of Donald Trump’s …

Virtual Vandalism: Jeff Koons’s ‘Balloon Dog’ Is Graffiti-Bombed

Who gets to control augmented reality?<p>The graffiti artist Sebastian Errazuriz doesn’t think the privilege should necessarily fall to technology giants. After Snapchat announced a partnership with the sculptor Jeff Koons that uses augmented reality to place his artworks into famous landmarks around …

Streetwear

How Technology Is Transforming the Way We Teach and Learn

Our education system is in need of reform. Most students are not taught to be self-motivated lifelong learners, nor do they come out of the school …

Education Technology

Why the World Is (Still) Better Than You Think—New Evidence For Abundance

Your mindset matters — now more than ever.We are in the midst of a drug epidemic.The drug? Negative news. The drug pushers? The media.As I wrote in</i> …

Emerging Technology

AI Is Easy to Fool—Why That Needs to Change

Con artistry is one of the world’s oldest and most innovative professions, and it may soon have a new target. Research suggests artificial …

Machine Learning

Elon Musk says that, if given the green light, he can power Puerto Rico

When Scott Stapf read a story about Puerto Rico’s “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rethink how it gets electricity,” he had a thought: Could Elon …

These Autonomous Delivery Drones Will Soon Dot the Swiss Skies

As much as commodities and data have been digitized over the last few years, we still need to send an awful lot of physical items hither and thither. …

Emerging Technology

Why Does Sweden Have So Many Start-Ups?

How a tiny country with high government spending bred a large number of vibrant young businesses<p>STOCKHOLM—This is a high-tax, high-spend country, where employees receive generous social benefits and ample amounts of vacation time. Economic orthodoxy would suggest the dynamics of a welfare state …

God Is a Bot, and Anthony Levandowski Is His Messenger

<b>Many people in Silicon Valley</b> believe in the Singularity—the day in our near future when computers will surpass humans in intelligence and kick off a …

Harrison Ford on ‘Star Wars’, ‘Blade Runner’, and Punching Ryan Gosling in the Face | GQ

Since the dawn of Hollywood, no movie star has seemed to need stardom—or movies—less than Harrison Ford. Chris Heath crisscrosses the country with the 75-year-old legend to find out why indifference has made all the difference in the world.<p><b>Harrison Ford prefers to use few words,</b> and to choose them …

Russia Will Team Up with NASA to Build a Lunar Space Station

Russia will soon announce its involvement with NASA's cislunar space station.<p>In a major space policy decision, Russia will promise to join a NASA-led effort to build an international human outpost in the vicinity of the Moon. Russian industry sources told <i>Popular Mechanics</i> that the head of Roscosmos …

Biased Algorithms Are Everywhere, and No One Seems to Care - MIT Technology Review

Opaque and potentially biased mathematical models are remaking our lives—and neither the companies responsible for developing them nor the government …

Artificial Intelligence

The invention of AI ‘gaydar’ could be the start of something much worse

Researchers claim they can spot gay people from a photo, but critics say we’re revisiting pseudoscience<p>Two weeks ago, a pair of researchers from Stanford University made a startling claim. Using hundreds of thousands of images taken from a dating website, they said they had trained a facial …

[FoR&AI] The Seven Deadly Sins of Predicting the Future of AI

<i>[An essay in my series on the Future of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.]</i><p>We are surrounded by hysteria about the future of Artificial …

Interfaces Are Killing Us: It’s Time Technology Gets Out of the Way

You have superpowers; cybernetic superpowers that allow you to do all kinds of things.Think about it: at some point today you Googled a fact you …

Emerging Technology

Tesla’s remote upgrades to its vehicles during Hurricane Irma are the future of tech

We haven’t seen entire new hardware functions being made available through software upgrades — that’s going to change.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>One of the most appealing …

Comment on Earthquakes Will Be as Predictable as Hurricanes Thanks to AI by DSM

What is the point of predicting an earthquake if people ignore the risks and center so much of their high technology companies in areas with major …

Emerging Technology

Want To Get Your Brand Verified On Instagram? Read This First

In a world that seems to be inundated with fake news, spammers and bots, the coveted blue check mark—AKA you’re verified, baby!—has become …

Public Relations

We went to Red Lobster's $21.99 Endless Shrimp to see if it's really unlimited

A lot can happen in a year.<p>One year ago, we dreamed the impossible dream: endless shrimp, for $21.99 (prices vary regionally). For seven and a half hours at Red Lobster, we gorged ourselves on the pink "candy of the sea" in a variety of preparations. It was a saga of mythological proportion and …

Seafood

Meet the Guy Who Photographs Luxury Planes for the Super Rich

"The Kardashians are very rich, but they're not rich like the rich I deal with. They're paupers in comparison."<p>For a tiny fraction of the world's elite, a billion dollars isn't much. A billion dollars is a startup buyout in Silicon Valley. A billion is what Chinese industrialists make building the …

Dining Rooms