Day: March 31, 2018

Tess Torelli March 31, 2018

Researchers at the MIT Media Lab have developed a new imaging system that can gauge the distance of objects obscured by fog so thick that humans can’t see through it. The goal is to integrate the technology into self-driving cars so that even in bad weather, the vehicles can avoid obstacles. The imaging-sensing system uses […]

Tess Torelli March 31, 2018

Google’s parent company Alphabet is increasingly commercializing the technology coming out of its artificial intelligence research unit DeepMind, four years after acquiring it. Earlier this week, Google’s cloud business announced a new service that converts blocks of text into natural-sounding speech, the first product containing DeepMind code that’s for sale. The new Google Cloud Text-to-Speech […]

Tess Torelli March 31, 2018

Inside John Paul DeJoria’s Austin, Texas-based garage, you’ll find a $200,000 Ferrari and a customized $550,000 Lamborghini. But those belong to his wife, Eloise. The billionaire founder of Patron Spirits Co. and John Paul Mitchell Systems prefers to ride on two wheels, as evidenced by his motorcycle collection, which he shared with Giftofaservant on a […]

Tess Torelli March 31, 2018

We’ve already published a pretty extensive guide on how to find out everything Google knows about you. It knows a lot, particularly if you use its services such as Google Maps or search. I discovered late last year that it knows my name, gender, birthday, personal cell phone numbers, where I work, where I’ve been […]

Tess Torelli March 31, 2018

President Donald Trump bashed Amazon on Twitter for the second time in three days, this time claiming the U.S. Postal Service loses “billions of dollars” delivering packages for the Jeff Bezos-run retailer. Tweet Tweet Amazon is Trump’s new favorite punching bag, and that’s taken a toll on the high-flying stock. At one point this month […]

Tess Torelli March 31, 2018

SpaceX began its launch Friday morning from the central coast of California, in an attempt to send Iridium NEXT satellites into orbit on a previously-flown Falcon 9 rocket. Elon Musk’s rocket company live streamed part of the launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The mission is currently still in progress. The space company will attempt […]