Silicon Valley Revs Up for a ‘Hot Startup’ Summer

Silicon Valley Revs Up for a ‘Hot Startup’ Summer

Many VCs expect the immediate payoffs will be for startups in categories like entertainment and travel, sectors where people will want to spend their money post-vaccine.“There are huge markets to seize right now,” says Kim-Mai Cutler, a partner at Initialized Capital, an early-stage venture firm.

The Most Romantic Date Spots in Super Mario 3D World

The Most Romantic Date Spots in Super Mario 3D World

This year the stars aligned and I was finally free to spend Valentine’s Day exactly the way I’ve always wanted: playing Super Mario 3D World for 12 hours straight through online co-op.

Aurora Partners With Toyota on Self-Driving Sienna Taxis

Aurora Partners With Toyota on Self-Driving Sienna Taxis

The company had a partnership with Volkswagen that was supposed to lead to Aurora's technology being incorporated into Volkswagen's vehicles, with plans to launch a self-driving taxi service.Aurora can work with Toyota and Denso to design and build self-driving vehicles, then offer rides via the Uber network.

FAO - News Article: Mountain people among the world’s hungriest as biodiversity loss and climate change take their toll

FAO - News Article: Mountain people among the world’s hungriest as biodiversity loss and climate change take their toll

11 December 2020, Rome - Mountains host about half of the global biodiversity hotspots and are home to a growing number of the world's hungriest people, according to a new study launched by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and partners to mark International Mountain Day 2020.

Something Was Wrong. My Nightgown Was in Flames

Something Was Wrong. My Nightgown Was in Flames

The cold water hit like a narcotic; my terror tilted into galactic well-being.After some number of cold-warm, bliss-agony cycles, I uncertainly called for Richard.Richard carried me to the bed where he put a cold cloth on the burns.

FAO - News Article: FAO welcomes $3 million contribution from Germany and Sweden to help farmers fight the impact of climate change

FAO - News Article: FAO welcomes $3 million contribution from Germany and Sweden to help farmers fight the impact of climate change

8 October 2020, Rome - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has welcomed a $3 million contribution from Germany and Sweden to help farmers in the world's most vulnerable countries fight the impact of climate change and to build sustainability.

WIRED25 Day 2: How to Build a More Resilient World

WIRED25 Day 2: How to Build a More Resilient World

Empathy, above all, is key .Arielle Pardes, a senior writer at WIRED, was then joined by venture capitalists Arlan Hamilton and Katie Rae .Rae is the CEO and managing partner of the Engine, whose stated goal is to back founders with transformational tech requiring years of development.

How to Check Your Devices for Stalkerware

How to Check Your Devices for Stalkerware

Plus, with company-owned phones and laptops, it's always safer to assume you are being monitored.This guide focuses on software designed to be hidden—but remember there are plenty of legitimate parental control apps and built-in tracking tools (like Apple's Find My) that can be used by people in your family or by people who set up your devices.

Microsoft Courts New Customers on the Farm: Cows

Microsoft Courts New Customers on the Farm: Cows

“One of the things I was also blown away by was the amount of data and tech that is already in what is the oldest industry,” Nadella said when asked why his company pursued the partnership.

Hate Birding Lists? Try A Yard List

Hate Birding Lists? Try A Yard List

It’s a list of all of the bird species you have seen from a very specific, small site, like your yard.More relaxed birders often keep a running list of new species seen in the yard.

Personal Data Is Valuable. Give Pricing Power to the People

Personal Data Is Valuable. Give Pricing Power to the People

So, for a data market to succeed, individual data creators—whether enterprises or consumers—will need tools to set their own privacy terms and conditions.

The World Has a Plan to Rein in AI—but the US Doesn’t Like It

The World Has a Plan to Rein in AI—but the US Doesn’t Like It

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau said the International Panel on Artificial Intelligence would be established by the Group of Seven leading western economies and play a role in “addressing some of the ethical concerns we will face in this area.” It was to be modeled on the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which helped establish consensus on the world’s climate crisis and recommends possible responses.

Inside the Hyper-Organized World of Wedding Planning Spreadsheets

Inside the Hyper-Organized World of Wedding Planning Spreadsheets

Weddings are bizarre in this sense, as they suddenly place an expectation on people who likely have no previous event-planning experience to organize what society pressures them into believing is the most important day of their lives.

I Tracked Everything My Baby Did Until Nothing Made Sense Anymore

I Tracked Everything My Baby Did Until Nothing Made Sense Anymore

Whatever the case, our baby seemed fine, and we resolved to turn the irksome air quality monitor off.

Waymo Goes Global With Renault-Nissan Partnership

Waymo Goes Global With Renault-Nissan Partnership

Waymo has signed an agreement to work with Renault and Nissan on issues surrounding self-driving car technology, the companies said Thursday. The French government has said it wants self-driving tech by 2020 or 2022, and legislation to allow some autonomous vehicles in the country is currently in the works.

Nuro’s Pizza Robot Will Bring You a Domino’s Pie

Nuro’s Pizza Robot Will Bring You a Domino’s Pie

Nuro’s Pizza Robot Will Bring You a Domino’s Pie. Nuro's vehicle looks like an avant-garde handbag, but it’s actually a little robot that will soon start hauling pizza around Houston. Later this year, Nuro’s robot will start delivering Domino’s pies and cheesy breads to customers in the Houston area.

The Strange Mating Rituals of Self-Driving Car Companies

The Strange Mating Rituals of Self-Driving Car Companies

Even a few years ago, when General Motors acquired Cruise and Ford poured money into Argo, self-driving tech companies and more traditional automotive giants understood that they needed to work together to get passengers into robocars.

Why Amazon Is Giving Employees $10,000 to Quit

Why Amazon Is Giving Employees $10,000 to Quit

The company says more than 200 delivery partners have sprung up in the last year, but the US labor market remains extremely tight, and it’s not clear how many more people are in a position to join the program.

Donald Glover, Adidas, Nike, and the Fight for Cool

Donald Glover, Adidas, Nike, and the Fight for Cool

Glover's addition certainly adds cultural currency to Adidas' war chest, but it's the partnership the company has forged with Beyoncé that will likely rival, and perhaps dwarf, the magnetism Kanye West was able to generate, and has wildly sustained, since he signed with the brand in 2015.

World Earth Day: Air quality and its effects on respiratory health

World Earth Day: Air quality and its effects on respiratory health

A newly formed partnership between Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) and NIWA aims to provide the latest air quality research to over 700,000 people living with respiratory conditions in New Zealand.

Reality Dating TV Still Has Some Growing Up to Do

Reality Dating TV Still Has Some Growing Up to Do

Reality dating TV wants to be a wilder thing, messy and mesmerizing, more reflective of the times. Dating Around rejects all the usual tropes of the genre. That is what gives Dating Around such a strange magnetism: It rejects all the usual tropes of the genre.

How Arrivo Got Colorado to Back a Wild-Eyed Highway Scheme

How Arrivo Got Colorado to Back a Wild-Eyed Highway Scheme

They hoped to enter a partnership with the governing body on their “inspired by the Hyperloop concept.” Arrivo’s pitch promised its technology would propel both specifically designed pods and people’s personal cars on sleds at hundreds of miles an hour, running along the medians of existing highways.

International climate experts gather in Wellington

International climate experts gather in Wellington

“NIWA depends on the Unified Model for its forecasting and predictions of New Zealand’s weather and climate and it will be more critical for us in the future as we adapt to a changing climate.” Dr Dean says the Unified Model provides a platform for collaboration that enables development beyond what would be possible by a single organisation.

Amazon Dives Into Self-Driving Cars With a Bet on Aurora

Amazon Dives Into Self-Driving Cars With a Bet on Aurora

Amazon Dives Into Self-Driving Cars With a Bet on Aurora If Amazon is looking for a partner to help it move seriously into the robo-car space, Aurora is a logical bet: It's led by a trio of industry veterans and is one of the few independent self-driving developers.

Your Next Game Night Partner? A Computer

Your Next Game Night Partner? A Computer

The bot you’ll play Iconary with was created by applying machine learning algorithms to records of more than 100,000 Iconary games played by humans, drawing and guessing around 75,000 different phrases.