Friday, October 20, 2017

Tech Buzz

Tech Buzz

The canaries in a coal mine

 I’ve seen startups come and go over the years and I was particularly interested to see what happened to August Smart locks today. The...

FCC Shouldn’t Give Up on Reforming Inmate Phone Services

Opinion: Phone calls from prison cost far too much. The FCC should intervene to help this broken market.

How Scientists Predict If a Spacecraft Will Fall and Kill You

Welcome to the supremely fascinating world of object reentry risk analysis.

To Survive the Streets, Self-Driving Cars Must Learn to Think Like Humans

Cracking the "freezing robot" problem requires machine learning and a human-like understanding of how the world works.

Swedish lock giant Assa Abloy acquires smart lock maker August Home

 The smart home market continues to heat up, and the legacy giants do not want to get locked out: quite literally. This morning, Assa...

Tony Fadell, Co-inventor of the iPod, Gets Back at Silicon Valley—From Paris

Tony Fadell co-created the iPod and Nest, then lost control of them. His latest project could be his most ambitious yet.

Google’s Sidewalk Labs Starts Its City-Building Venture in Toronto

Alphabet subsidiary Sidewalk Labs announces a plan to remake the Toronto waterfront in its data-soaked image.

This Robot Tractor Is Ready to Disrupt Construction

Autonomous construction equipment has one big advantage over self-driving cars: They move around a relatively static, structured environment.

Stranger Things Season 2: Q&A With Creators Matt and Ross Duffer

The writer-directors—and twin brothers—sit down to talk about the second season of their hit Netflix series.

Ultimate Ears Blast and Megablast: Specs, Price, Release Date

Ultimate Ears adds Alexa and a fresh redesign to its popular Boom speaker.