Thursday, April 27, 2017

Internet Giants Ramp Up Fake News Defenses

Three high-profile Internet brands this week announced initiatives to combat "fake news" online.
Google on Tuesday revealed that it had tweaked its search processes to help bring high-quality content to the top of search result pages.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The iPhone Model's Impending Obsolescence

It is easy to look back on technology changes and see that we had plenty of warnings that we clearly missed at the time. VCRs gave way to DVD players, which in turn have given way to streaming services. Brick cellphones evolved into flip phones, which were swapped out for two-way pager phones and then wiped out by the iPhone model. Tape players gave way to the Walkman CD player, which gave way to the iPod, which also ended up in the iPhone model.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Facebook's Latest Moon Shot: I Think, Therefore I Type

Facebook on Wednesday told its F8 conference audience about two new cutting-edge projects that could change the way humans engage with devices.
Over the next two years, the company will work on a new technology that will allow anyone to type around 100 words per minute -- not with fingers, but using a process that would decode neural activity devoted to speech.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Why VR Is Failing

As a market, we seem to have trouble learning that three key elements are necessary for a new technology to take hold: It has to appear complete, it has to be compelling, and it has to seem like a value (be affordable). Compared to what we have today, the car that opened up the automotive market in the U.S. was none of those things -- yet it was incredibly successful.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Microsoft Shutters CodePlex, Will Migrate Projects to GitHub

In a move that caps off its gradual embrace of open source in a bear hug, Microsoft last week announced that it would shutter its nearly 11-year-old CodePlex project site and migrate its library of work to GitHub.

Monday, April 3, 2017

EquiSeq CEO Lexi Palmer: Act Like You're Not Scared and Go at It

Lexi Palmer is CEO of EquiSeq, a biotech firm that does genetic testing of horses.
Palmer was brought on as CEO by the company's founder, genetic researcher Paul Szauter, in 2015.
EquiSeq, which tests horses for genetic diseases, is developing an equine genome database.