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“A group of drones could operate in a fully autonomous mode – establishing a position and keeping to a designated route, and also interacting with other robotic complexes.” – RT News You read that right. Fully Autonomous. Shiver.
“A group of drones could operate in a fully autonomous mode – establishing a position and keeping to a designated route, and also interacting with other robotic complexes.” – RT N…
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This is how they celebrated the Chinese New Year in Guangzhou. 540 robots dancing in unison with a squadron of drones hovering overhead in formation.
This is how they celebrated the Chinese New Year in Guangzhou. 540 robots dancing in unison with a squadron of drones hovering overhead in formation.
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Aethaer : Bespoke Air from Great Britain

I believe the English phrase is, taking the piss. Taking advantage of all the reports of poor air quality in China, British entrepreneur Leo De Watts is making “thousands of dollars” selling bottles of “naturally occuring, lovingly bottled” air to the…
I believe the English phrase is, taking the piss. Taking advantage of all the reports of poor air quality in China, British entrepreneur Leo De Watts is making “thousands of dollars” se…
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We all remember the biggest stories of 2015, El Chapo’s escape, Ronda Rousey’s KO, and who can forget The Dress? In the spirit of discovery, we at SmartNews would like to highlight the stories that you might have missed. Following on the hidden gems…
We all remember the biggest stories of 2015, El Chapo’s escape, Ronda Rousey’s KO, and who can forget The Dress? In the spirit of discovery, we at SmartNews would like to highlight the …
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Cracking the Code of Local News

In his opening remarks, Rich Jaroslovsky, VP of Content and Chief Journalist at SmartNews, said that Local News is something that everyone has tried but, “nobody has fully cracked the code.” Backfence, Topix, Patch, and countless other valiant efforts…
In his opening remarks, Rich Jaroslovsky, VP of Content and Chief Journalist at SmartNews, said that Local News is something that everyone has tried but, “nobody has fully cracked the code.&#…
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Just upgraded everwas.com to WordPress 4.4. Let’s see how the embed feature works. https://wordpress.org/news/2015/12/clifford/ Nifty!
Just upgraded everwas.com to WordPress 4.4. Let’s see how the embed feature works. Nifty!
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We all remember Apple Computer’s 1984 commercial. It represented Apple’s coming out as a viable alternative to the dull, beige box computer that was foisted on us. I proffer to you Tesla’s version of that commercial. Filmed by the Freise Brothers, it…
We all remember Apple Computer’s 1984 commercial. It represented Apple’s coming out as a viable alternative to the dull, beige box computer that was foisted on us. I proffer to you Tesl…
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The circus has left town but that’s not to say the city didn’t get the chance to poke a little fun at the NFL’s self-importance.
The circus has left town but that’s not to say the city didn’t get the chance to poke a little fun at the NFL’s self-importance.
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I was talking to someone about silly use of power and remembered this Reddit post from a couple of years ago. The prompt was, What is the laziest thing you’ve ever done? I was once on a US military ship, having breakfast in the wardroom (officers lounge)…
I was talking to someone about silly use of power and remembered this Reddit post from a couple of years ago. The prompt was, What is the laziest thing you’ve ever done? I was once on a US mi…
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I had no idea San Francisco was such a bustling city. This film from the hyperlapse ninjas at PermaGrin Films is almost two years old. On their site you can see some of their more recent films such as a 4k stop-motion collaboration with Rind Raja
I had no idea San Francisco was such a bustling city. This film from the hyperlapse ninjas at PermaGrin Films is almost two years old. On their site you can see some of their more recent films such…
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Attended the Matter 5 demo day today. Here’s a curated selection of tweets. //storify.com/iankennedy/matter-5-startup-showcase/embed//storify.com/iankennedy/matter-5-startup-showcase.js[View the story “Matter 5 startup showcase” on Storify]
Attended the Matter 5 demo day today. Here’s a curated selection of tweets. [View the story “Matter 5 startup showcase” on Storify]
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New Feature! Recommended from SmartNews

SmartNews has built a sophisticated duplicate content filter so that when the latest press release from a presidential candidate, disaster, crime, or culinary sensation hits the proverbial viral loop that breaking news from multiple outlets does not…
SmartNews has built a sophisticated duplicate content filter so that when the latest press release from a presidential candidate, disaster, crime, or culinary sensation hits the proverbial viral lo…
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    Director of Media & Technology Partnerships, 2015 - present
  • Gigaom
  • Nokia
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