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The Singularity is a white person’s problem

Rich white folks worry about the Singularity, but AI is already making problems for the rest of us. Kate Crawford, The New York Times: According to some prominent voices in the tech world, artificial intelligence presents a looming existential threat … Continue reading

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Amazon patents perches for drones

These “docking stations,” installed on tall structures such as lampposts and churches, will allow unmanned drones to recharge — important because drones have a very small cruising distance — and pick up packages.

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RIP

AWS CEO: Enterprise Data Center Is Doomed Enterprise data centers are on their way to becoming rare beasts, as nearly every enterprise is going to move nearly all their computing to the cloud, Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy said … Continue reading

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Apple is becoming like Microsoft in the late 90s

Google, Amazon, and Facebook are betting big on AI and virtual assistants. If those are the wave of the future – and it seems likely they are – then Apple is screwed, says Marco Arment. Apple is lagging badly in … Continue reading

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Putin riding a bear action figure, $69.95 on Amazon

“A shirtless Vladamir Putin riding a Russian Bear.” I hear Donald Trump buys them by the gross. Top review: Anytime I need to emphasis that I mean business, I just pull out my Putin Riding a Bear. This will usually … Continue reading

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New Kindle

Leaked images show Amazon’s new Kindle has a one-handed design, smaller size, lighter weight, and possibly page-turn buttons. Continue reading

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Millions and millions

Quentin Hardy at The New York Times:

> SAN FRANCISCO — Imagine building an enormous beach resort, maybe the best in the world. Instead of renting the rooms, you charge guests based on the grains of sand they touch. You charge very little per grain, but if they lie on enough of them, it adds up.

> That is one way to think about what is going on at the world’s biggest cloud-computing companies.

Good article. Good metaphor.
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