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Tom Hume
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Guardian photographer David Levene travelled across the San Francisco Bay Area photographing the sites that transformed one of the great cities of the world
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http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/4/10712550/parrot-pot-automatic-watering-to-keep-your-plants-alive

Would it be worth having one which rotates your plant to ensure even sunlight?
Parrot's flashiest announcement of CES is without question its new drone, but it's shown up with one other neat — but much tamer — product, too: a self-watering pot for houseplants. The pot holds...
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" if the thought of a large blinking eyeball that swivels around to look at you when you speak — and talks back — makes you feel at all uneasy, well, this may not be the bot for you."

http://techcrunch.com/2015/12/07/olly/
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+nick richards Ahem, despite recent events I am not elderly.
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Marshmallow brings a lot of user-requested features but still has no update solution.
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"No master plan, urban design, zoning ordinance, construction law or expert knowledge can claim any stake in the prosperity of Dharavi. It was built entirely by successive waves of immigrants fleeing rural poverty, political oppression and natural disasters. They have created a place that is far from perfect but has proved to be amazingly resilient and able to upgrade itself. In the words of Bhau Korde, a social worker who lives there, “Dharavi is an economic success story that the world must pay attention to during these times of global depression.”

Understanding such a place solely by the generic term “slum” ignores its complexity and dynamism."

http://designmuseumdharavi.org/Design_Museum_Dharavi/The_s_word.html
It does not take much to galvanize protest against a movie in India, but few thought the word “slumdog” would cause so much anger — especially as hundreds of Bollywood titles translate into much worse slurs. We had to pay attention, though, when friends from Mumbai's sprawling Dharavi area ...
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Love the comparison long-exposure photography in this review of the new Roomba. The pseudo-random way the older models chunk around was super-disappointing when I noticed ours doing it. I expect my robot slaves to be SMART, dammit!

http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/home-robots/review-irobot-roomba-980
An expensive new Roomba with features and performance to match
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Students from Cornell University have created a GPS top hat that uses directional sound cues to help users find their destination hands free.
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"Once we accept a machine is alive, any relationship we form with it will be on the same level as any other living thing. Thus, robots are truly alive in our minds; which is perhaps more significant to the future of human-machine relationships than any Turing test. A robot doesn’t need to convince us it is human – we’re ready to believe it already."

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150715-how-robots-mess-with-our-minds

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Robots can make you do surprising things, says Alexander Reben, whose talking bots have elicited secrets from passers-by, festival-goers and even astronauts.
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Leon, the congolese lion, has become the star attraction at Usti nad Labem Zoo in the Czech Republic, where he stands head and shoulders above the other cats.
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Occupation
Product Manager
Skills
"A janitor, essentially": https://medium.com/p/664d83ee702e
Employment
  • Google
    Product Manager, 2012 - present
    Started out in the Android Apps team. Took Auto Awesome Movies from concept to launch, shipped Quickoffice for Android Kitkat, merged it with Google Docs for Android. Moved to Android Platform team in 2014, working on System UI. Responsible for Android home screen and setup experiences.
  • Future Platforms
    2000 - 2011
    Co-founded, ran, and eventually sold this software company, which built gorgeous mobile apps for Palm Pilot to Android and iPhone, and everything in between. EVERYTHING.
  • Good Technology
    1995 - 2000
    Graduated from web all-rounder to technical dogsbody, before spending a year spinning off a division looking at mobile apps in 1999.
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San Francisco, US
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San Jose, US - London, UK - Brighton, UK - Reading, UK
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Long-time squawk box software chap. Snagged on frowns, and slowly dawns.
Introduction
Internet and mobile software guy, wannabe AI geek.

Career path: BBC Micro (8) -> BBSs (16) -> FidoNet (17) -> Linux (18) -> Web (20) -> WAP (26) (sorry) -> mobile apps (27) -> University (38) -> Google (39)

Hobbies: running, reading, (writing), Aikido, airsoft.

Living in the Bay Area since 2013. Heart still in Brighton, UK.
Bragging rights
Built, ran and sold Future Platforms, (once) one of the UK's first and best mobile software houses. Wrote Java for Kylie, back in the day.
Education
  • University of Sussex
    MSc Advanced Computer Science, 2011 - 2012
  • Lancing College
    1987 - 1992
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September 22
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