Taylor Cohron

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How the Enlightenment Ends

Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence.<p>Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of skipping that session—it lay outside my …

Artificial Intelligence

Please Stop Using Local Storage

Seriously. Just stop it already.<p>I don't know what it is, exactly, that drives so many developers to store session information in local storage, but …

IT security

These 33 Shark Tank Products You Can Now Get On Amazon Are Total Brilliance

There’s really only one word to describe Shark Tank viewers: <i>obsessed</i>. And why wouldn’t they be? Where else can you watch magical innovations like …

Facebook invented a new time unit called the ‘flick’ and it’s truly amazing

I was all set to dislike the “flick,” a time unit just recently invented by Facebook (technically the Oculus team), because I thought it was going to be something worthless like “the average time someone looks at a post.” In fact it’s a very clever way of dividing time that theoretically could make …

$69 Billion Worth of Bezos Bombshells

Stock investors have signaled over and over that they're worried Amazon will steamroll any industry it touches. That's a fair worry for the most …

Stock Markets

Draper’s DragonflEye cyber-bug takes flight

Back in January we heard about Draper’s efforts to outfit a living dragonfly with a sort of solar-powered mind control backpack. This project, known as DragonflEye, is cruising right along, and the R&D firm just released a video of the modified insect taking flight.<p>The idea is to control a living …

Dutch households will use servers to heat their showers for free

A small trial for a clever idea<p>You know just from using a laptop that computers give off a lot of excess heat. For data centers containing tens of thousands of servers, this is a big problem, wasting energy and money. To try and mitigate this, companies have experimented with moving facilities to …

Selling

These three Windows apps recreate my favorite macOS features

Avid <i>Verge</i> readers will know of my frustration with Apple's unsatisfying MacBook Pro update late last year. It was an anticlimactic end to a prolonged wait for users of MacBook Pro and Air laptops alike, and it led many of us to grow curious about how far the Windows alternatives had evolved in that …

Don't like blood? Neither does this potentially life-saving titanium

When a medical implant such as a stent or catheter is rejected by the body, blood platelets adhere to the device, forming a clot that encapsulates …

Medical Research

Why Americans and the British Spell English Words Differently

Have you ever wondered why Americans and Brits spell English differently? How are colour and color the same word? Centre and center? What’s up with …

Arya Stark Becomes a Jedi in This Awesome Game of Thrones-Star Wars Mash-Up Art

When it comes to popular franchises, <i>Game of Thrones</i> and <i>Star Wars</i> are definitely on the top tier. If you’ve ever wondered about a potential crossover …

Teen leaves glasses in gallery, everyone thinks it’s art

A pair of glasses left on the floor became one of the main attractions at a gallery this week.<p>During a visit to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 17-year-old TJ Khayatan and his friends decided to play a practical joke on the rest of the visitors. The group had been wandering around the …

Art

Deviant dice: 10 of the oddest rollers around (pictures)

Board Games

Indestructible Water Bears Have a Genome That Is Seriously Weird

Water bears, known to scientists as tardigrades, are famously adorable microscopic creatures who can survive anything: freezing, total dehydration, …

16 Different Ways Designers Think About Money

A couple of months ago, London-based design studio SocioDesign was approached with a provocative fundraising challenge. Countess<br>Mountbatten Hospice Charity would give the studio and other local businesses 50 pounds to see who could take that amount and raise the most money for charity. The studio’s …

How Does In-Flight Wi-Fi Really Work?

<i>Wi-Fi access has become an expected feature when flying for either work or pleasure. Using Melanie Wynne’s The Future of Inflight High-Speed Wi-Fi as</i> …

Wi-Fi

Spain is pioneering a beautiful new style of eco-friendly building

Commercial buildings are often boxy and glassy structures designed to maximize indoor space. But recent studies show that these modern buildings use more energy per square foot than office buildings built a hundred years ago.<p>All of our advances in building technology can't overcome the fact that …

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Snapchat tells everyone to chill out over its new privacy policy

A few days ago, Snapchat updated its terms of use and privacy policy with some broadly-worded clauses that sent the internet into a tailspin. If you read it one way, you'd think that the firm would begin stockpiling your genital selfies, share them with the world and not even delete the pic on …

Will Flat Design Ever Die?

And what can you do to help?<p>This essay is excerpted from the ebook Web Design Trends 2015 & 2016 by Jerry Cao, Kamil Zieba, and Matt Ellis of UXPin, a UX design platform.<p>Flat design rose in popularity pretty quickly back in 2013. But is its success thanks to its genuine usefulness and practicality, …

Driven out of town: London's biggest black cab school is closing

In London, the Knowledge is legendary: an exhaustive test of more than 25,000 of the city's streets, roads, and avenues, which black cab drivers must memorize in order to find their way around without GPS. However, as traditional taxi-work is threatened by apps like Uber, demand for the Knowledge …

Transportation

Invasion Of Climbing Perch Could Walk All Over Australia, Experts Warn

That's one small step for a fish, one giant problem for Australia.<p>Australia has its fair share of imposing animals, but researchers say that a non-native fish that walks on land could pose a real threat to some of the continent's wildlife. The invader is called the climbing perch.<p>An expert on the …

A new, game-changing technology can put electronics directly into the brain

All of these technologies are made possible by brain implants: electrical devices inserted into or attached to the brain. These implants have sensors or electrodes that can monitor activity, block or electrically stimulate processes in the neural network.<p>Applying these technologies to …

The Brain

Will Technology Like Amazon's Dash Button Make Us Stupid?

For all the jeering that has accompanied Amazon’s new Dash Button this week, the little gadget feels an awful lot like a sign from the future. Right …

Forget Google And Microsoft—These Are The Startups That Should Scare Dropbox

The tech industry’s titans don’t think nearly as creatively as Dropbox when it comes to storage. But these startups do.<p>In <i>Fast Company’s</i> April feature on Drew Houston, cofounder and CEO of Dropbox, the 32-year-old confesses that it’s not Google, Amazon, or Microsoft––who compete by offering …

Watch Robots Carve a Modern Michelangelo Masterpiece

In 'Captives #B04' Quayola uses computational processes to re-form unfinished Renaissance sculpture.<p>Quayola has released the latest iteration of his ongoing <i>Captives</i> series, <i>Captives #B04,</i> which sees the artist's interpretation of Michelangelo’s unfinished series <i>Prigioni</i> (1513-1534) and the …

Art

We Can Talk About Almost Anything Online, Even Things That Matter

This week the Internet lost it over a llama chase, Kanye apologizing, Madonna taking a tumble, and that damned dress – things that arguably do not actually matter that much. But there was one story that bubbled up in the midst of all this, highlighting the triviality of social media chatter: The …

HTC’s One M9 is the world’s most beautiful disappointment

Listen to HTC talk about its flagship One smartphone, and you’ll hear a tale of heartfelt passion and commitment. No detail too small, no effort too strenuous.<p>Look at the actual product of the company’s labors, however, and you’ll wonder where the year of work since the previous One has gone.<p>On the …

Phones

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How Waffle House could replace your post office

Waffle House, the breakfast restaurant famous for mediocre food and a fanatical following — seriously, people get married there — is getting into a …