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Lyft’s Vision for the Next Ten Years and Beyond Introduction: A Country Built for Cars I remember when I first fell in love with cars. It started small w…
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When A.I. whispers in your ear all day

(Read my column: http://goo.gl/5BL90X )

Technology is democratizing.

Over the past 30 years, tools once reserved for presidents, spies, generals and media moguls have been made available cheaply to billions. Wireless communication. GPS. Satellite photography. Streaming live video to a global audience used to cost millions. Now, it's free and you could be doing it in five seconds if you wanted to.

Every great leader, from presidents to CEOs, is surrounded by trusted advisors who guide and inform at every step. Successful leaders often succeed in part because they have better advice or better information. And now, even advice and guidance is being distributed to a mass market.

But instead of human advisors, we're all getting artificial intelligence (A.I.)

This A.I. will talk to us -- and we'll talk back. It will know everything about us, understand our current situation at all times and provide helpful guidance and information.

A.I. is software, of course. So what's the hardware? When it comes to A.I. virtual assistant software, I think it's clear that the hardware is: digital wireless earbuds.

Here's what's coming to an eardrum near you:

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3118744/wearables/when-a-i-whispers-in-your-ear-all-day.html

#hearables #hearablecomputing #bragithedash #ibmwatson #googleglass #microsoftclip

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Earth: a visualization of global weather conditions forecast by supercomputers by Cameron Beccario. Updated every three hours, ocean surface current estimates updated every five days, ocean surface temperatures and anomaly from daily average updated daily, and ocean waves updated every three hours. Built with D3.js, backbone.js, when.js, and node.js with weather data from the EMC/NCEP/NWS/NOAA Global Forecast System (GFS), ocean currents data from the Earth & Space Research OSCAR (Ocean Surface Current Analyses Real-time) system, sea surface temperature from the MMAB/EMC/NCEP/NWS/NOAA RTGSST (Real Time Global Sea Surface Temperature) system, Ocean Waves data from the MMAB/EMC/NCEP/NWS/NOAA WAVEWATCH III system, aerosols and chemistry data from GMAO/NASA's GEOS-5 (Goddard Earth Observing System), GRIB/NetCDF Decoder data from UCAR/Unidata's THREDDS system, and geographic data from Natural Earth free vector and raster map data.
See current wind, weather, ocean, and pollution conditions, as forecast by supercomputers, on an interactive animated map. Updated every three hours.
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Experience the historic interstellar message for extraterrestrials the way it was meant to be played.
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Psittacosaurus lived in Asia between 123 and 100 million years ago. They grew up to two meters long and weighed up to 20kg, (about as much as a bulldog), walked on two legs, had relatively large brains for dinosaurs (comparable to modern birds), and ate some combination of plants, nuts, and seeds.

And thanks to a bit of luck, a fossil Psittacosaurus was found in spectacular condition, with skin intact enough to both show off the structure of its cloaca (that all-purpose orifice it shares with modern birds) and to recover actual pigments from its skin.

Using this and other fossils, a team at the University of Bristol have performed the most detailed reconstruction of a dinosaur ever done: from figuring out its facial musculature (which you can determine from skull thickness) to the coloration of its body. This, in turn, has allowed more discoveries: for example, from its camouflage pattern, we know it lived in a relatively dark environment, like under a forest canopy.

The article below is full of details and pictures: everything from what this odd creature looked like, to how it behaved, to how we figured it all out.

h/t +Stefani Banerian
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Fuck the Banks, I'll Build My Own Damn House
or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying, and Build a Custom Camper Van
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"The agricultural and industrial revolutions were about changing the world outside us. This century will be about changing the world inside us ; how to give meaning to lives will be the huge political question."
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