Leica and Huawei express their love for each other with a joint research lab

header-background Before the iPhone 7 made dual lenses cool… no, scratch that, Huawei and Leica made it cool first (and plenty others made it dorky). The result of their collaboration, the P9, has sold well enough that the two companies are taking their relationship to the next level — moving in together. In a joint research facility in Germany, that is. Read More

header-background Before the iPhone 7 made dual lenses cool… no, scratch that, Huawei and Leica made it cool first (and plenty others made it dorky). The result of their collaboration, the P9, has sold well enough that the two companies are taking their relationship to the next level — moving in together. In a joint research facility in Germany, that is. Read More

The 5 technologies that are going to define the next decade in cities

New York  City Digital Cities have always been hubs of technological experimentation, shaped by the people who inhabit them and the tools they use. We can still see the marks, both charming and garish, from technologies of years past — from old aqueducts to telephone booths to the damage done by cars. The next wave of real-time technologies that will define the next decade are software upgrades. Read More

New York  City Digital Cities have always been hubs of technological experimentation, shaped by the people who inhabit them and the tools they use. We can still see the marks, both charming and garish, from technologies of years past — from old aqueducts to telephone booths to the damage done by cars. The next wave of real-time technologies that will define the next decade are software upgrades. Read More

Who invests in hardware?

money cash We’re still in the early days of the hardware renaissance. Driven by decreased development costs, shorter times to market and a shift in hardware business models away from commoditized consumer electronics to recurring revenue and software services, VCs have poured money into hardware startups. Last year, investment was up more than 30x versus four years prior. What has happened since then? Read More

money cash We’re still in the early days of the hardware renaissance. Driven by decreased development costs, shorter times to market and a shift in hardware business models away from commoditized consumer electronics to recurring revenue and software services, VCs have poured money into hardware startups. Last year, investment was up more than 30x versus four years prior. What has happened since then? Read More

Google open sources image captioning model in TensorFlow

Fans using smartphones at a concert Pretty much 100 percent of my generation is obsessed with Instagram. Unfortunately, I left the platform (sorry all) back in 2015. Simple reason, I am way too indecisive about which photos to post and what pithy caption to give them. Fortunately, with ample spare time, those who share my problem can now use an image captioning model in TensorFlow to caption their photos and put an end to… Read More

Fans using smartphones at a concert Pretty much 100 percent of my generation is obsessed with Instagram. Unfortunately, I left the platform (sorry all) back in 2015. Simple reason, I am way too indecisive about which photos to post and what pithy caption to give them. Fortunately, with ample spare time, those who share my problem can now use an image captioning model in TensorFlow to caption their photos and put an end to… Read More

23andMe’s Anne Wojcicki has a plan to include better genetic data from people of color

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10:  23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki speaks on stage during 'The Fast Company Innovation Festival' - Data + Drugs: The New Evolution Of Drug Making With 23andMe And Sprout on November 10, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Fast Company) One of the first consumer genetic testing companies, 23andMe says it aims to be at the forefront in gathering genetically diverse data throughout the world. The company just launched a standalone $99 ancestry service today as a way to offer those interested in their genetic lineage the ability to trace ancestors and relatives just by spitting into a tube. Ancestral DNA is something founder… Read More

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10:  23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki speaks on stage during 'The Fast Company Innovation Festival' - Data + Drugs: The New Evolution Of Drug Making With 23andMe And Sprout on November 10, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Fast Company) One of the first consumer genetic testing companies, 23andMe says it aims to be at the forefront in gathering genetically diverse data throughout the world. The company just launched a standalone $99 ancestry service today as a way to offer those interested in their genetic lineage the ability to trace ancestors and relatives just by spitting into a tube. Ancestral DNA is something founder… Read More

The government technology pitch

governmentdata Crisis has a history of dictating government technology disruption. But innovators don’t wait for crises. They imagine a different path, whether it’s a new approach to solving an old problem or a moonshot. They observe the world, realize potential, and fund and build engines of change. Forward-thinking, optimistic entrepreneurs and investors are starting to do this with… Read More

governmentdata Crisis has a history of dictating government technology disruption. But innovators don’t wait for crises. They imagine a different path, whether it’s a new approach to solving an old problem or a moonshot. They observe the world, realize potential, and fund and build engines of change. Forward-thinking, optimistic entrepreneurs and investors are starting to do this with… Read More

Lyft’s ambitious future vision includes self-driving dominance by 2021

General Motors and Lyft Inc. today announced a long-term strategic alliance to create an integrated network of on-demand autonomous vehicles in the U.S. Lyft’s response may not be autonomous cars in active duty, but it is a lengthy, detailed treatise on how Lyft sees the future of transportation over the next ten years, as penned by Lyft co-founder and President John Zimmer. The Medium post from the Lyft exec articulates a vision of the future that would see most of the rides on Lyft’s network of cars handled autonomously by 2021.… Read More

General Motors and Lyft Inc. today announced a long-term strategic alliance to create an integrated network of on-demand autonomous vehicles in the U.S. Lyft’s response may not be autonomous cars in active duty, but it is a lengthy, detailed treatise on how Lyft sees the future of transportation over the next ten years, as penned by Lyft co-founder and President John Zimmer. The Medium post from the Lyft exec articulates a vision of the future that would see most of the rides on Lyft’s network of cars handled autonomously by 2021.… Read More

Here are Apple’s new ads for the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2

screen-shot-2016-09-18-at-2-47-48-pm Apple just released not one, not two but three new ads for its new devices — the iPhone 7 and the Apple Watch Series 2. They all tout new features, such as water resistance, low light camera performance and new fitness features. Let’s start with my favorite one. In “Midnight”, a young man goes for a night ride on his skateboard. He rides in the suburbs, sees a deer (!) at… Read More

screen-shot-2016-09-18-at-2-47-48-pm Apple just released not one, not two but three new ads for its new devices — the iPhone 7 and the Apple Watch Series 2. They all tout new features, such as water resistance, low light camera performance and new fitness features. Let’s start with my favorite one. In “Midnight”, a young man goes for a night ride on his skateboard. He rides in the suburbs, sees a deer (!) at… Read More