Tag: Technology

Can a smartphone change a life? | Piotr Jakubowski | TEDxJIS

Piotr Jakubowski talks about moments when simple access to smartphone technology has transformed lives. Opening-reel animation created for TEDxJIS by Alexander Finch with music performed by Ricky Tjitradjaja. Born and raised a third-culture kid in Indonesia, Piotr is a brand...

/ June 14, 2019

The crash course of how to be a good digital citizenship | พยุงศักดิ์ แก่นจันทร์ | TEDxMahidolU

Digital citizenship เราทุกคนนั้นเป็นพลเมืองดิจิทอล เเต่การเป็นพลเมืองดิจิทอลที่ดีนั้น อ.พยุงศักดิ์ แก่นจันทร์ ได้บอกไว้ว่า เราต้องมีความรับผิดชอบต่อตนเอง ต่อข้อมูลของตัวเอง เเละที่สำคัญ จะต้องมีปัญญาด้วย หรือที่เรียกว่า Digital Intelligent - This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx Read...

/ June 14, 2019

Technologies of control and our right of refusal | Seeta Peña Gangadharan | TEDxLondon

Most of us don’t realise how much digital systems govern access to our basic public services, like education, health and housing. Even more terrifying is how much data is collected about us and used without our knowledge. In 2011, while...

/ June 13, 2019

One Lawyer for All of Them

Why do the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee think they’re qualified to cross-examine a Supreme Court nominee effectively? They aren’t—they just can’t bear to give up airtime. But if they’re honest enough to admit it, they have an alternative....

/ September 3, 2018

Starry CEO Chet Kanojia will discuss the future of home networks at TechCrunch Disrupt SF

Starry wants to change the way the home internet is delivered. Founded in 2014, the Boston-based startup takes an innovative approach to the space by beaming broadband speed internet through the air, using millimeter waves. The company’s novel technique has...

/ September 2, 2018

A Pennsylvania AMI Smart Meter Survey Reports Horror Stories

By Catherine J. Frompovich Pennsylvanians literally have been screwed figuratively by their state legislature and legislators regarding the totalitarian approach and mandate to retrofitting health-harming utility [electric, natural gas and water] AMI Smart Meters, specifically through committee procedural actions of...

/ September 1, 2018

How Silicon Valley should celebrate Labor Day

Ask any 25-year old engineer what Labor Day means to him or her, and you might get an answer like: it’s the surprise three-day weekend after a summer of vacationing. Or it’s the day everyone barbecues at Dolores Park. Or...

/ September 1, 2018

Former Ripple CTO’s Blockchain Project Coil Enters Closed Beta

Coil, a new company founded by Ripple's former chief technology officer Stefan Thomas, has launched a closed beta. The project – which aims to allow web content creators to better monetize their work – was announced in May, when Thomas...

/ August 31, 2018

Gadget Lab Podcast: Can Tech Help Me Sleep Better?

How to Get the Most Out of Gmail’s New Features. (If your first instinct is to freak out when an oft-used app gets a redesign, this article will help with that). Arielle recommends the HBO series “Sharp Objects,” starring Amy...

/ August 31, 2018

Sennheiser announces $300 wireless earbuds

I suspect $300 wireless earbuds might have been a bit more easy to swallow back when the technology was still something of a novelty just a few years ago. Now that these devices are fairly ubiquitous, however, it’s going to...

/ August 30, 2018

I’m Not Here to Make Friends: The Rise and Fall of the Supercut Video

In the summer of 2008, Rich Juzwiak was working as a culture writer for VH1’s website, a job that required him to keep up with a daunting assortment of reality-television shows. Some were well-established hits: Survivor, The Apprentice, Big Brother....

/ August 30, 2018

Xiaomi partner says US-China trade war will not impact its business ‘at all’

Chinese wearable technology company Huami is expressing confidence as it expands globally amid the ongoing U.S.-China trade war. The wearable technology company based in California and listed on the New York Stock Exchange makes Xiaomi's Mi Band. Huami also sells...

/ August 30, 2018

The Atlantic Hires Alex Hardiman As Chief Business and Product Officer

Washington, D.C. (August 29, 2018)—The Atlantic’s president Bob Cohn announced today that Alex Hardiman, currently the head of news products at Facebook, will be The Atlantic’s chief business and product officer. In this role, Hardiman will guide audience experience and...

/ August 29, 2018

Eureka Prizes 2018: Five awesome winning innovations from Australian researchers

Healing wounds with glue, commercialised night vision and discovering new wildlife species through mobile gaming were recognised at Australia's top science prizes. From 47 finalists, 16 awards were presented to some of the nation's brightest minds at the 2018 Australian...

/ August 29, 2018

The Pleasure and Promise of the Sci-Fi Romance

Among the scant books in my tiny rented room in San Francisco, I’ve kept a spine-worn copy of Romeo and Juliet. It’s the one I read in my high school English class, the pages yellowed, the margins filled with scribbled...

/ August 29, 2018

Forget Cute Apps—Here’s How Our Couples Keep It Together

Mixing technology and romance can create a dangerous cocktail. Few people know that better than we do here at WIRED. Not only do we report on the chaos, but as a tech-curious bunch, we’ve had more than our fair share...

/ August 29, 2018

The most mysterious shipwrecks in history

The only thing cooler than a shipwreck is a much, much older shipwreck — and when there's a mystery hidden in its hold, well, that's even better. The Antikythera shipwreck is more than 2,000 years old — it was discovered...

/ August 28, 2018

Deloitte: Tech and Telecom Execs Plan to Invest Millions in Blockchain

A new survey from Deloitte found that 40 percent of executives from the telecom, media and technology (TMT) space want to invest millions in blockchain research during the next year. Published Tuesday morning, the findings – included in a report from...

/ August 28, 2018

Why Tesla’s Autopilot Can’t See a Stopped Firetruck

On Saturday August 25, a Tesla Model S crashed into a stopped firetruck in San Jose, California. The two occupants inside the Tesla sustained minor injuries, and the 37-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of...

/ August 27, 2018

‘I’m an Experiment’: Why the Israel Museum Hired Ido Bruno, a Tech-Savvy Designer With No Institutional Experience, to Be Its New Director

It takes just five minutes of chatting with Ido Bruno, who was appointed director of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem last November, to channel his 25 years of design experience. He points to his immaculately arranged desk, which is a...

/ August 27, 2018