Doctors have turned the brain signals for speech into written sentences in a research project that aims to transform how patients with severe disabilities communicate in the future.
Monthly Archives: July 2019
BMW to Charge $80 Annual Fee for Apple CarPlay
BMW will turn Apple CarPlay into a subscription service beginning with its 2019-model-year vehicles. The German automaker currently charges a one-time $300 to add Apple CarPlay capability to navigation-equipped BMW models.
The Best Magazine Articles Ever
The following are suggestions for the best magazine articles (in English) ever. Stars denote how many times a correspondent has suggested it. Submitter comments are in italics. For a great way to read long-form magazine articles on a tablet device see my review of LongForm and Instapaper here.
Microsoft invests in and partners with OpenAI to support us building beneficial AGI
Microsoft is investing $1 billion in OpenAI to support us building artificial general intelligence (AGI) with widely distributed economic benefits. We’re partnering to develop a hardware and software platform within Microsoft Azure which will scale to AGI.
TomCross on Twitter
Team TUM achieved 299mph (482km/h) in the Hyperloop prior to the pod rapid unplanned disassembly. The brakes stopped it immediately, they’re designed to work even if loss of power. The crowd and team were ecstatic! @SuperclusterHQ @TUM_Hyperloop @elonmusk
The Slow Death of Hollywood
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I Come to Bury Biden, Not to Praise Him
Where Are All the Bob Ross Paintings? We Found Them.
Bob Ross painted more than 1,000 landscapes for his television show — so why are they so hard to find? We solve one of the internet’s favorite little mysteries. Watched the video? Here are a few more details.
Scientists may have found a better way to spot early signs of dementia: our eyes
As our body’s central control center, the brain has to keep going at all costs. It makes sense that it’s surrounded by biological safeguards: a bony skull, a sack of tissue, and blood vessels that filter out most infectious bugs.
Yes, the baseball is different — again. An astrophysicist…
Welcome to baseball, circa 2019. Balls are flying, and records are falling. Players are on pace to hit 6,618 home runs, 1,000 more than last season’s 5,585 and 500 more than 2017’s all-time high of 6,105.
Toyota testing improved solar roof for electric cars that can charge while driving
Toyota is testing a new and improved version of the solar power cells it previously launched on the Japan-exclusive Prius PHV, in a pilot along with partners Sharp and Japanese national research organization NEDO.
The energy in the DTC sector is undeniable. In just about every vertical we see new businesses taking advantage of the evaporation of friction in launching an ecommerce brand. With the democratisation of tools like Shopify and Instagram Ads anyone can launch a DTC business.