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Robert Solow The 1987 Nobel Prize winner in economics said that the computer revolution can be seen everywhere except in productivity statistics. I predict that 2023 is the year that will finally change thanks to artificial intelligence. By the end of 2023, AI will quickly become one of the most important factors of production in...
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Ted Shepherd, a climatologist at the University of Reading in the UK, knows what it’s like to arrive at a ski resort and find that the snow is somewhere else. This Christmas he went to Switzerland with his wife and her family. “She always loves to ski, but we couldn’t, really,” he says, recalling one...
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Like many of Internet, PubPeer it’s kind of a place where you might want to be anonymous. There, under randomly assigned taxonomic names like Actinopolispora biscresis (bacteria) and Hoya camphor (flowering plant), “detectives” carefully document errors in the scientific literature. While they write about all sorts of errors, from inept statistics to nonsensical methodology, their...
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No no There is no company easier to laugh at than the Texas-based Yeti. My house is full of hilariously overpriced processed foods. The problem starts when these products become the most useful things I own. Just this morning, I used the Camino Carryall to haul my climbing gear to the gym. I had to...
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Offices GSC Game World smelled like a gas station. Kyiv studio responsible for the iconic immersive simulator STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl and its hotly anticipated direct sequel STALKER 2, During the turbulent winter of 2022, he stockpiled thousands of liters of fuel — along with first aid kits and other survival gear — in his...
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At the end of September, Righetti reported assets of $212 million and a net loss of $49 million for the year to date. The SPAC deal was originally expected to $458 million, pushing Rigetti’s valuation up to about $1.5 billion, but after some investors left, it raised slightly more than half the amount expected. Quantum...
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In May 2008, the recently formed Marvel Studios released its first film—and changed the face of modern cinema. Iron Man wasn’t even the highest-grossing superhero film of the year (Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight took that crown), but it was a kernel that has exploded into an all-consuming entertainment juggernaut. Nearly 15 years later, the...
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While Decentraland is one of the most popular blockchain-based virtual worlds, it is far from the only one of its kind: Somnium Space, SuperWorld, and Sandbox are all variations on the same theme. Some have offered built-in rental features for years. One virtual landlord, Chris Bell, who owns one of the largest land portfolios at...
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At 4 in the morning One morning last October, animal rights activist Raven Dearbrook was sitting on a bed in a cheap East Los Angeles hotel watching a live video feed on her phone. She hardly slept that night, waking up every hour or two to check on transmissions from three pinhole infrared cameras she...
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Five years later original HomePod, Apple finally felt it was time to release a successor. The second-generation HomePod breathes new life into the company’s smart home aspirations, bringing a new processor and improved sound quality, plus a temperature and humidity sensor, easier smart home automation, and support for Matter, a standard that aims to make...