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Technology may help to revive organised labour - Workers of the world, log on!
Perhaps the best example for the power of data so far is Mystro, an app for drivers for ride-hailing services such as Lyft and Uber. It allows them to switch easily between services, evaluates trip requests, rejects unprofitable ones and keeps track of all kinds of information that helps drivers make better decisions.
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31 minutes ago by corrales
You thought fake news was bad? Deep fakes are where truth goes to die | Technology | The Guardian
Technology can make it look as if anyone has said or done anything. Is it the next wave of (mis)information warfare?
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yesterday by tonys
Trading Brunch for the Eucharist
"This is also an area that lives by a creed my husband (a Midwestern transplant who spends most of the hours in his day immersed in the tech-startup world) noticed almost right away: “You should live better.” You can’t live here long without breathing it in the air, drinking it in the water. So much of our cultural, civic, business, and social life in this city is organized around optimizing everything, all the time—a habit of mind that, over time, forms people in ways that make traditional churchgoing, much less a deep embrace of any distinctly Christian vision of the good for human life, increasingly hard to understand."

"But in a culture that’s rich in money and opportunity while short on time, introspection or connection with the transcendent, the mantra “you should live better” becomes shorthand for “you have the duty and the right to optimize your limited time on this planet in whatever way you see fit.” I can only speak for myself, but I suspect that many of us go about cultivating, curating, designing, and improving our lives as a kind of grand exercise in existential justification. We want to earn the right to the space we take up on this planet, or at least to squeeze the very best out of our patch of it."
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yesterday by dakrone
Coinmine
I upvoted Coinmine on Product Hunt: An in-home crypto mining machine https://ift.tt/2Q0bYM5
ProductHunt  Home  Fintech  Hardware  Crypto  Tech  An  in-home  mining  machine 
yesterday by glitchwitch
The Business Hours: Thursday’s Google Walkout is Evoking Responses Now - Brian Solis
News publication The Business Hours recently did a look at the long-term repercussions of the Google employee walkout a few weeks ago, quoting Brian Solis from his thoughts on the subject.
employees  google  press  publicity  rights  tech  industry  walkout  brian  solis 
yesterday by briansolis
Review: Lifeprint's Harry Potter Printer Lets You Print Photos That Come to Life Using Augmented Reality - MacRumors
Lifeprint recently came out with its newest product, the Harry Potter Magic Photo and Video Printer, a Harry Potter-themed version of its standard Lifeprint photo printer that connects to the iPhone. via Pocket
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yesterday by evansthompson

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