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How issues of microtransit, congestion and parking are closing in on cities

November 11, 2018 at 04:10PM Earlier this week in a new experimental newsletter I’ve been helping Danny Crichton on, we briefly discussed transit pundit Jarrett Walker’s article in The Atlantic arguing against the view that ridesharing and microtransit will be the future of mass transit. Instead, his thesis is that a properly operated and well-resourced… Continue reading How issues of microtransit, congestion and parking are closing in on cities

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David Attenborough to voice Netflix’s nature conservation series, Our Planet

November 09, 2018 at 09:34AM Netflix has persuaded everyone’s favorite naturalist, David Attenborough, to voice its forthcoming original nature documentary series, Our Planet, which is slated to put conservation squarely in the frame, not just offer glorious animal eye-candy. It’s a timely moment to focus on conservation with climate change posing existential threats to global… Continue reading David Attenborough to voice Netflix’s nature conservation series, Our Planet

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Tap, a new startup from Sam Rosen, wants to be the Google of drinking water

October 26, 2018 at 04:19PM MakeSpace founder and former CEO Samuel Rosen is ready to launch his next venture, and it has little or nothing to do with the on-demand economy. This time, Rosen is setting his sights on the world of water. Tap aims to be the world’s first public index and global search… Continue reading Tap, a new startup from Sam Rosen, wants to be the Google of drinking water

SEPN · Technology | The Guardian

Back from the black: should Amy Winehouse and other stars be turned into holograms?

October 19, 2018 at 06:00AM The decision to turn the artist into a virtual reality experience has divided fans. Is she being vividly celebrated, or ghoulishly pushed back on stage without her consent?It is difficult to say which image of Amy Winehouse has lingered loudest and longest – wild-eyed and desperate on a street corner… Continue reading Back from the black: should Amy Winehouse and other stars be turned into holograms?

SEPN · The Independent - Tech

BepiColombo: British spacecraft to blast off to Mercury and attempt to solve solar system’s mysteries

October 18, 2018 at 11:54AM We might finally learn about the dazzlingly hot planet's strange inner core BepiColombo: British spacecraft to blast off to Mercury and attempt to solve solar system's mysteries ...

SEPN · Technology | The Guardian

What is the best computer monitor for under £200?

October 18, 2018 at 11:48AM Keith has just switched to a Windows desktop PC and needs a good monitor to go with itI have just switched to a Windows desktop computer and need to get a good monitor – about 21 inches and under £200. Do you have any advice? KeithThere are two ways to… Continue reading What is the best computer monitor for under £200?

SEPN · Technology | The Guardian

Exclusive: dramatic slowdown in global growth of the internet

October 18, 2018 at 11:46AM Report showing dramatic decline in internet access growth suggests digital revolution will remain a distant dream for billions of peopleThe growth of internet access around the world has slowed dramatically, according to new data, suggesting the digital revolution will remain a distant dream for billions of the poorest and most… Continue reading Exclusive: dramatic slowdown in global growth of the internet

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The lost art of concentration: being distracted in a digital world

October 14, 2018 at 09:00AM We check our phones every 12 minutes, often just after waking up. Always-on behaviour is harmful to long-term mental health, and we need to learn to the hit the pause buttonIt is difficult to imagine life before our personal and professional worlds were so dominated and “switched on” via smartphones… Continue reading The lost art of concentration: being distracted in a digital world

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Eco-pioneers in the 1970s: how aerospace workers tried to save their jobs – and the planet

October 14, 2018 at 06:59AM A new documentary recalls the extraordinary but largely forgotten Lucas Plan, which saw British workers attempt to make wind turbines instead of weaponsIt was 1974. A new Labour government had come to power on the promise of defence cuts. Swingeing job losses were soon to follow. Desperate workers at one… Continue reading Eco-pioneers in the 1970s: how aerospace workers tried to save their jobs – and the planet

SEPN · Technology | The Guardian

Citizen journalists who shine a light on the darkest secrets

October 13, 2018 at 07:00PM We can no longer count on our governments to protect us from a tide of disinformation. Our security rests in the hands of open source intelligence, as pioneered by BellingcatWhen the story of 2018 is told, historians may be hard pressed to say which was weirdest: that a deadly nerve… Continue reading Citizen journalists who shine a light on the darkest secrets

Technology | The Guardian

Elon Musk says ‘Teslaquila’ is ‘coming soon’ as Tesla files trademark

October 12, 2018 at 06:50PM Billionaire tweets ‘visual approximation’ of bottle as company applies to use the name for tequila branded after the electric carsElon Musk is hitting the bottle – well, probably. Tesla has trademarked “Teslaquila” – a tequila branded after his electric car company.The product started as an April Fool’s joke when Musk… Continue reading Elon Musk says ‘Teslaquila’ is ‘coming soon’ as Tesla files trademark

SEPN · Technology | The Guardian

From the birth of computing to Amazon: why tech’s gender problem is nothing new

October 12, 2018 at 06:00AM Decades after women were pushed out of programming, Amazon’s AI recruiting technology carried on the industry’s legacy of biasA recent report revealed Amazon’s AI recruiting technology developed a bias against women because it was trained predominantly on men’s resumes. Although Amazon shut the project down, this kind of mechanized sexism… Continue reading From the birth of computing to Amazon: why tech’s gender problem is nothing new

SEPN · The Independent - Tech

Stephen Hawking’s last scientific study published, showing professor grappled with mystery of black holes right up until his death

October 11, 2018 at 04:36PM The research attempts to deal with a paradox that occupied the scientist's mind throughout his career Stephen Hawking's last scientific study published, showing professor grappled with mystery of black holes right up until his death ...

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James Murdoch favorite to replace Elon Musk as Tesla chairman – report

October 10, 2018 at 08:22PM Son of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch is the lead candidate to replace the embattled Tesla founderMurdoch media dynasty son James is the favorite to take over the chairmanship of volatile electric-carmaker Tesla from its embattled founder, Elon Musk.James Murdoch, son of newspaper, satellite TV and movie studio tycoon Rupert Murdoch,… Continue reading James Murdoch favorite to replace Elon Musk as Tesla chairman – report

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Zenefits’ Parker Conrad returns to launch Rippling, combining HR & IT tools

October 10, 2018 at 02:00PM Parker Conrad likes to save time, even though it’s gotten him in trouble. The former CEO of Zenefits was pushed out of the $4.5 billion human resources startup because he built a hack that let him and employees get faster insurance certifications. But 2.5 years later, he’s back to take… Continue reading Zenefits’ Parker Conrad returns to launch Rippling, combining HR & IT tools