Jul 11, 2017




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A new transportation-focused fund just landed $120 million from a wide range of transport companies

 Transportation is a huge category: Automakers, motorcycle manufacturers, trucking firms, logistics companies, car leasing firms, energy companies with big networks of gasoline stations around the world… Given the dramatic changes underway in the way that people travel, you can imagine these industries are acutely interested in knowing what technologies are on the horizon. Read More

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Google updates its Container Engine with a focus on security

 Google today announced the latest updates to its Google Container Engine, its service for running Kubernetes-based software containers in its cloud. Like with previous releases, this update brings the Container Engine, or GKE, as Google calls it (where the ‘K’ stands for Kubernetes), up to date with the latest updates from the Kubernetes project. Read More

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Scientists have inserted a GIF of a horse into living bacteria — did your brain just explode?

 In a new study published in Nature, a group of scientists at Harvard have successfully stored a GIF— yes, like a moving meme — into live bacteria (E. coli to be specific). It’s a weird idea, but scientists have actually been using the genetic wondertool known as CRISPR or “clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats” for data storage parlor tricks… Read More



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With the United Slate, Sam Altman presents a political vision for California… and the U.S.

 As the country grapples with income inequality, a lack of affordable housing, and a potential labor crisis brought on by technological advancements like artificial intelligence and automation, Y Combinator president Sam Altman is launching a new initiative to try and create political solutions in his home state and potentially the nation. For the past year or more, Altman has been dabbling in… Read More

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MateLabs mixes machine learning with IFTTT

 If you’ve ever wanted to train a machine learning model and integrate it with IFTTT, you now can with a new offering from MateLabs. MateVerse, a platform where novices can spin out machine learning models, now works with IFTTT so that you can automatically set up models to run based on conditional statements. If you’re not familiar with IFTTT, it’s an automation tool for… Read More