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In Serving Big Company Interests, Copyright Is in Crisis

In Serving Big Company Interests, Copyright Is in Crisis

We're taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are taking on different elements of copyright law and policy, addressing what's at stake and what we need to do to make sure that copyright promotes creativity and innovation.Copyright…
This EV company is using AI and 3D printing to add lightness

This EV company is using AI and 3D printing to add lightness

optimize and add lightness? — The components were designed by XponentialWorks in just four weeks. Jonathan M. Gitlin - Jan 21, 2020 2:00 pm UTC Arcimoto's FUV is small, light, and nimble, but even with such a small vehicle there's still the opportunity to save weight. XponentialWorks The AI-designed, 3D-printed rear swing arm weighs 34…
Apple Acquires Artificial Intelligence Company Xnor.ai—Here’s What That Company Is – TheStreet

Apple Acquires Artificial Intelligence Company Xnor.ai—Here’s What That Company Is – TheStreet

Apple  (APPL)  has reportedly acquired a company called Xnor.ai. The little-known, and difficult to pronounce, company is a Seattle-based artificial intelligence start-up. It was founded in 2016 by researchers at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence.Xnor.ai’s mission is to enable AI algorithms to run on small devices—such as cameras, cars, drones, and wearables—without relying on…
Ad-tech company Criteo crashes to 52-week-low after Google said it will stop supporting third-party cookies in Chrome – CNBC

Ad-tech company Criteo crashes to 52-week-low after Google said it will stop supporting third-party...

The French online advertising company Criteo's logo is seen at the Criteo headquarters in Paris on October 3, 2019.Eric Pieront | AFP | Getty ImagesShares of Criteo, a French ad-tech company, hit a 52-week low Tuesday after Google announced it planned to end support for third-party cookies, which fuel much of the digital advertising ecosystem,…
This simulator company reverse-engineered the Tesla Nürburgring lap

This simulator company reverse-engineered the Tesla Nürburgring lap

can I have a go? — They started with the in-car video from the Laguna Seca lap and went from there. Jonathan M. Gitlin - Jan 13, 2020 12:48 pm UTC Last summer, a whole lot more people learned about the world's gnarliest race track when Tesla announced that it was sending a Model S…
This Company Hires Gig Workers—as Employees

This Company Hires Gig Workers—as Employees

Last September, as California legislators considered Assembly Bill 5, a measure designed to limit which workers can be classified as independent contractors, companies like Uber and Lyft bemoaned a potential blow to their bottom lines—bottom lines that were, for the record, already suffering. But one gig economy CEO cheered the bill from the sidelines.“We're big…
Air taxi company EHang flies autonomously in the U.S. for the first time

Air taxi company EHang flies autonomously in the U.S. for the first time

Aerial passenger drone startup EHang flew its EHang 216 two-seat self-flying taxi fully autonomously in North Carolina last night, a first for the company both in the U.S. and North America. EHang, which is based in Guangzhou, China, has already demonstrated its vehicle in flight both at home, and in different parts of Europe and…
A company you’ve never heard of just launched the cheapest 5G phone yet – CNET

A company you’ve never heard of just launched the cheapest 5G phone yet –...

The Coolpad Legacy 5G. Coolpad This story is part of CES 2020, our complete coverage of the showroom floor and the hottest new tech gadgets around. When 5G phones like the Galaxy S10 5G, the LG V50 5G and the OnePlus 7 Pro debuted in 2019, their price range of $800 to $1,000 was like…
The new PS5 logo is what it looks like when a company gives up – The Next Web

The new PS5 logo is what it looks like when a company gives up...

You hyped about Sony‘s upcoming PS5? Yeah? Well, you’re about to pee yourself from excitement, BECAUSE THE NEW LOGO IS HERE! Slam your peepers on this badboy: As you can see, this is the logo for the PS5.Look familiar? That’s not too much of a surprise, because it’s reminiscent of the current PS4 logo. Yes,…
How one company orchestrated a talent war between Twitch, Mixer, and YouTube

How one company orchestrated a talent war between Twitch, Mixer, and YouTube

Loaded is the name of a gaming talent agency, but it’s also an apt adjective for the streamers under its management. That’s because Loaded is threatening the Twitch monopoly by inducing competition into video game streaming and pitting tech giants head to head for the biggest gamers in the world. Ninja? Loaded. Shroud? Loaded. CouRage?…

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Screw your carrier, here’s how to enable RCS in the Messages...

Even though it sounded like there might be some caveats, the big four US carriers recently announced that they'd finally get their act together and roll out a joint RCS system, bringing modern messaging to US customers sometime next year. Too little, too late, carriers. Earlier today, some folks figured out how to forcibly enable RCS…

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