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- San Francisco loves tech and fancy co... — San Francisco loves tech and fancy coffee. So of course it has barista robots – LA Timeshttp://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-cafe-x-automation-20170217-story.htmlCafe X combines two of San Francisco’s favorite things: artisanal coffee and automated technology. “I prefer this because you don’t have to wait,” said Franco, whose coffee was made in less than a minute. “It even accepts PayPal.” [...]
- 11 Robots That Are Going to Steal You... — 11 Robots That Are Going to Steal Your Jobs, Man – Geek.comhttps://www.geek.com/tech/robots-that-are-going-to-steal-your-jobs-1706567/?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=titleWhatever your job is, sooner or later, you’re gonna lose it. And the No. 1 reason? Probably someone narcing you out to the boss. But a close No. 2? That’d be the fact that some stupid, clanking robo-jerk is inevitably going to come in [...]
- The Radical Origins of Christianity — The Radical Origins of Christianity | The New Yorkerhttp://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/07/10/the-radical-origins-of-christianity?mbid=nl_170707_Daily&CNDID=50268964&spMailingID=11427205&spUserID=MjA0NTE2Mjc4MjE5S0&spJobID=1200606514&spReportId=MTIwMDYwNjUxNAS2Emmanuel Carrère’s “The Kingdom” explores how a tiny sect became a global religion. An amazingly various book, it narrates the author’s crises of religious faith in the nineteen-nineties; combines conventional history and speculative reconstruction to describe the rise of early Christianity; deftly animates the first-century lives and [...]
- Trolling victim takes neo-Nazi websit... — Can a lawsuit take down The Daily Stormer? – CNEThttps://www.cnet.com/news/taking-trolls-to-court-lawsuit-targets-the-daily-stormer/?ftag=CAD1acfa04&bhid=27170905380744054130315685538756The victim of a troll attack is hoping a lawsuit against The Daily Stormer could send a message to trolls everywhere. It’s hard to sue an anonymous troll, and big social media platforms, like Facebook and Twitter, are protected by the Communications Decency Act. The act [...]
- To End Distracted Driving, MIT Figure... — https://www.wired.com/story/mit-distracted-driving/?mbid=nl_7517_p8&CNDID=49046367Lawmakers and parents like to talk about “driver distraction,” but it’s not a simple idea. There’s no on or off switch for driver focus. Attention, like so many things, is a spectrum, and it combines many elements. Usually, drivers are pretty good at managing that attentional and situational awareness, judging when it’s appropriate to look [...]