Tim Johnsen

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Billions Are Being Invested in a Robot That Americans Don't Want

Brian Lesko and Dan Sherman hate the idea of driverless cars, but for very different reasons.<p>Lesko, 46, a business-development executive in Atlanta, …

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Apple Nabs Nest's Former Head of Technology

The MacArthur genius award winner was also one of the co-founders of the Google X lab<p>Apple has hired famed robotics expert Yoky Matsuoka, one of the co-founders of Google’s X lab and former head of technology at Nest, to work on the iPhone maker’s health projects.<p>Matsuoka left Nest last year and …


Full-Width Justification

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Radiohead - Burn The Witch

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Radiohead’s vanishing act: Rumored new album could be the anti-technology opus we’ve been waiting for

The English band hates streaming -- and now we want to hear what else they think about digital life<p>Radiohead has been one of the world’s most musically uncanny bands for some time now. And Thom Yorke and company have also made strange moves in the past – selling “In Rainbows” for a sum set by the …

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These hilarious memes perfectly capture what it's like to work in tech

Before the internet, in the 80s and 90s, engineers who wanted to pick up a new skill usually turned to O'Reilly's famous color-coded "Animal Books."<p>O' Reilly’s books cover hundreds of technologies from Python to Oracle. Every title famously has an engraved picture of an animal on its cover. But now …


Satya Nadella on lessons from the new Microsoft: 'The wave you caught that made you successful will come to an end'

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says that no matter how successful a company, eventually the world will move on — and the real measure of success is what you do next.<p>Nadella's remarks came during a luncheon for Seattle business leaders, as reported by the Puget Sound Business Journal:<p>Microsoft caught …


This guy is making a killing renting vans to Silicon Valley techies so they can live in company parking lots

San Francisco is the most expensive rental market in the US.<p>To take advantage of it, Bob Allen, an entreprenurial 68-year-old, has started targeting Bay Area residents who don't want to pay for expensive apartments to rent the five vans that he outfitted with beds and kitchenettes.<p>Although his …

Silicon Valley

Billion-Dollar Startup Datto Gives Away Free Storage In A Challenge To Dropbox And Box

Their names are often uttered in the same breath when it comes to online file sharing and collaboration, Austin McChord knows. But when Box and Dropbox charge companies by the user for their storage and added-on tools, the founder of billion-dollar startup Datto says the two name brands leave many …


NASA just released the most complete look at Pluto we’ve ever seen

Scientists created a full world map of Pluto by stitching together all the images NASA has slowly released over the past few months. The image link is here; zoom in closely and start exploring.<p>The middle part of the image is the side of Pluto that was facing the New Horizons spacecraft during its …


Google Chrome is now the undisputed champion of the web browser world

Microsoft has long been the reluctant choice of world wide web-viewers, but today it has finally been dethroned by Google’s Chrome as the world’s most popular web browser. According to web analytics firm NetMarketShare, Google’s browser overtook Internet Explorer as the desktop web browser with the …


Radiohead is erasing itself from the Web and that makes me feel 😞

Thom Yorke and his band of happy-go-lucky forty somethings – also known as Radiohead – have been actively trying to scrub their digital footprint from the Web.<p>People on Reddit first noticed the disappearing act.<p>Indeed, a quick glance on the band’s Twitter profile reveals a big, white …

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Google is running out of time to fix this one glaring problem

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Mobile Industry Insider subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Google is without question a massively successful tech juggernaut, but the company is still missing one increasingly important feature.<p>It doesn't have a popular messaging …


This Stunning Map of Pluto’s Frozen Landscape Is the Most Complete Yet

It’s been eight months since New Horizons made its historic flyby of Pluto, but data keeps on trickling in from the intrepid space probe. Scientists …


Message in a Bottle


Taking over a legacy project

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Preparing for a deploy

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Uncanny Valley

The meeting begins without fanfare. They thought I was an amazing worker at first, working late every night, last out of the office, but now they …


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2006: a space oddity – the great Pluto debate

Imagine that you have nurtured an ambition for 25 years to head up an expedition to the last unexplored planet in the solar system. You’ve worked your way up and through countless other suborbital, orbital and planetary missions. You’ve written scores of scientific papers. Finally, you are the …


SpaceX updates the capabilities of its Falcon rockets on its website

This weekend, SpaceX made a few updates to its website, changing the launch capabilities of its Falcon rockets. The company claims its Falcon 9 rocket can transport nearly twice as much weight into lower Earth orbit as originally thought. The upcoming Falcon Heavy — a much bigger version of the …