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A day in the life of a Waymo self-driving taxi

Waymo is ready to start charging for its self-driving trips, but first, it needs to master the dreaded art of fleet management<p>In a nondescript depot in suburban Arizona, the future of transportation is getting a tune-up. This is where Waymo, the self-driving unit of Google parent Alphabet, houses …

Waymo

Open Sourcing TransmogrifAI

Automated Machine Learning for Structured Data<p>Despite huge progress in machine learning over the past decade, building production-ready machine …

Machine Learning

Vitamin D, the Sunshine Supplement, Has Shadowy Money Behind It

Dr. Michael Holick’s enthusiasm for vitamin D can be fairly described as extreme. The Boston University endocrinologist, who perhaps more than anyone else is responsible for creating a billion-dollar vitamin D sales and testing juggernaut, elevates his own levels of the stuff with supplements and …

Health Care

Beyond Interactive: Notebook Innovation at Netflix

By Michelle Ufford, M Pacer, Matthew Seal, and Kyle Kelley<p>Notebooks have rapidly grown in popularity among data scientists to become the de facto …

DevOps

Selfies are shifting our definition of beauty

Selin Pesmes says she uses selfie filters because they smooth out her skin and present a "better-quality version" of herself. That's likely the same thinking for the millions of other people who regularly post edited pictures of themselves on social media, which are often created using …

Mental Health

As Cars Collect More Data, Companies Try to Move It All Faster

Cars need to get faster — not on the road, but on the inside.<p>Speed has always been part of the mystique of the automotive business. But cars have been notoriously slow when it comes to handling information. It is a problem that has only become more pressing as the era of autonomous vehicles looms, …

Automotive Industry

‘Weaponized Ad Technology’: Facebook’s Moneymaker Gets a Critical Eye

Facebook has made a mint by enabling advertisers to identify and reach the very people most likely to react to their messages. Ad buyers can select audiences based on details like a user’s location, political leanings and interests as specific as the Museum of the Confederacy or online gambling. …

Social Media

Saint Louis University will put 2,300 Echo Dots in student residences

If you're attending Saint Louis University this semester, you'll find more in your dorm room than the usual tiny furnishings. The school has unveiled plans to provide all 2,300 student residences on campus (both dorms and apartments) with Echo Dots by the time classes begin in late August. To no …

College & University

Mirus

README.md<p>A tool for distributed, high-volume replication between Apache Kafka clusters based on Kafka Connect. Designed for easy operation in a …

TransmogrifAI

README.md<p>TransmogrifAI (pronounced trăns-mŏgˈrə-fī) is an AutoML library written in Scala that runs on top of Spark. It was developed with a focus on …

Aretha Franklin, Indomitable ‘Queen of Soul,’ Dies at 76

Aretha Franklin, universally acclaimed as the “Queen of Soul” and one of America’s greatest singers in any style, died on Thursday at her home in Detroit. She was 76.<p>The cause was advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, her publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, said.<p>In her indelible late-1960s …

Soul Music

60 Times Madonna Changed Our Culture

Power. Innovation. Identity. Madonna has blended all of these and much more into a singular career in music, fashion, movies and beyond. For her 60th birthday, we assessed her broad and deep influence.

Madonna

GraphPipe -- Dead Simple ML Model Serving via a Standard Protocol

Getting Deep Into EVM: How Ethereum Works Backstage

An Ultimate, In-depth Explanation of How EVM Works.<p>This post is a continuation of my <b>Getting Deep Into Series</b> started in an effort to provide a deeper …

Blockchain

OSX-KVM: Run El Capitan, macOS Sierra, High Sierra and Mojave on QEMU/KVM. No support is provided at the moment.

README.md<p>Note<p>For macOS High Sierra, follow README.md for High Sierra. Consult this document for debugging and general tips.<p>See the debugging section …

Operating Systems

The Trouble With Trucking

The economy is booming. The stock market is frothy. Corporations are earning record profits. Yet workers are getting minuscule raises that don’t make up for the rising cost of living.<p>What gives?<p>To understand how this disparity came to be, consider the plight of long-distance truck drivers. They …

Trucking

The ‘Zombie Gene’ That May Protect Elephants From Cancer

Elephants ought to get a lot of cancer. They’re huge animals, weighing as much as eight tons. It takes a lot of cells to make up that much elephant.<p>All of those cells arose from a single fertilized egg, and each time a cell divides, there’s a chance that it will gain a mutation — one that may lead …

Biology

These MoviePass Superfans Found Each Other. But What’s Next?

In January, Ken Lin, a film buff, used his MoviePass in and around Los Angeles for 19 days in a row, eyes glued to movies including “Lady Bird” and “The Shape of Water.” But during “Phantom Thread,” the 19th movie, he fell asleep.<p>“O.K., I need to stop this craziness,” Mr. Lin recalled thinking.<p>But …

MoviePass

$100 Million Was Once Big Money for a Start-Up. Now, It’s Common.

In late April, when Mike Massaro set out to get $40 million to $75 million in funding for his payments start-up, Flywire, he contacted a small group of investors he already knew. But word quickly got around, and other investors flooded his inbox with $200 million of investment offers, half of which …

Venture Capital

The first graphene jacket is here, and it’s magical

And it only costs $695.<p>At 595 euros ($695) a pop, Vollebak’s new graphene jacket isn’t for everyone. But if even half of what its creators promise is true, it could be worth every cent. According to the company, it shares many of the magical properties of graphene–absorbing heat and then warming …

Graphene

Recommending books (with Rust) - Mostly Engineering

In this post, we’re going to build a sequence-based recommender system in Rust: a system that accepts a person’s reading history as input, and …

Machine Learning

SpaceX reveals the controls of its Dragon spacecraft for the first time

"We are in it for the long haul to make this vehicle as great as possible."<p>HAWTHORNE, Calif.—Across the cavernous rocket factory, the buzz, whirr, …

Space Travel

Project Flogo: A Lightweight Runtime for Edge Computing

The rise of edge computing marks the beginning of the next wave for enterprise Internet of Things platforms. Major public cloud providers — AWS, …

Microservices

im-rs

README.md<p>Blazing fast immutable collection datatypes for Rust.<p>Documentation<p>API docs<p>Licence<p>Copyright 2017 Bodil Stokke<p>This software is subject to the …

Codes of Conduct

Hilarious Japanese Automatic Handheld Dishwashing Device

It's ingenious and really dumb at the same time<p>This vaguely insectoid plastic contraption from Japan was created to wash dishes, bowls and even …

Japan

A first look at San Francisco’s sensational new elevated park

Designed by PWP Landscape Architecture, the designers behind the 9/11 Memorial, the Salesforce Transit Center Park opened in a part of the city desperate for green space–and even helped change local zoning regulations.<p>After more than a decade of planning, the first stage of San Francisco’s new …

San Francisco

What is the Application for Segway's Self-Balancing, Powered Single-Wheel Rollerskates?

Casey Neistat introduces the Drift W1<p>Segway has applied their balancing technology to a new product called the Drift W1, a pair of strapless, …

Neat

Sony’s New Super-Fast Cameras Are Winning Over the Pros

Eight seconds. That's how long a cowboy needs to stay on a bucking bronco to qualify for a rodeo score. For photographers, that's barely enough time …

Cameras

Banks and Retailers Are Tracking How You Type, Swipe and Tap

When you’re browsing a website and the mouse cursor disappears, it might be a computer glitch — or it might be a deliberate test to find out who you are.<p>The way you press, scroll and type on a phone screen or keyboard can be as unique as your fingerprints or facial features. To fight fraud, a …

Customers

Invisible Mouse Clicks Let Hackers Burrow Deep into MacOS

One way operating system developers try to protect a computers's secrets from probing hackers is with an appeal to the human at the keyboard. By …

Operating Systems