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The Future Of Photography Is About Computation | Fast Company
Throwing processing power at raw images lets smartphones and cameras do some amazing things–and the best is yet to come.
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yesterday by timstahmer
LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman: ‘Board games inspired my business strategy’

Settlers of Catan is part of a group of so-called “German-style board games” which reward strategy rather than luck and are less centred on themes of conflict than many US board games. Devised in 1995 by designer Klaus Teuber, it has also been reimagined as a very popular app. Set on a fictional island in Viking times, the aim is to collect and trade commodity cards (such as wool, grain and brick), before exchanging them for plastic roads and settlements to occupy the board. Points are awarded for things like having the longest road, and the first player to reach 10 points wins.

He says he prefers games to that other great standby of American males, hanging out watching sports. “People are bad about social stuff. They get uncomfortable in silence. One of the benefits of a board game is it replaces the silence, it keeps the momentum of the conversation going.”

Discussing books he has read recently, he enthuses about Nonzero by Robert Wright — “one of my favourite intellectual authors. Basically, his theory is you have cultural evolution because you have a preference for non-zero sum games.” As society evolves, there are more and more interactions where both sides come out a winner.
game  comparison  technology  siliconvalley  american  entrepreneurial  politics  human  ai  thinking  future 
3 days ago by aries1988
Wind Power Market to Witness Widespread Expansion During 2014 – 2020 – MilTech
According to Global Wind Energy Council, worldwide wind energy installations were 34-35 GW in 2013. This will be the first time in the decade where global demand for wind power shrinked, mainly because of china and the U.S. In Europe, the U.K. and Germany are likely to propel the market, with growth from countries such as Finland Denmark and Sweden along with eastern European countries such as Turkey and Poland.
militarytechnologies  offshorewind  future  RenewableEnergy 
3 days ago by northernpass
Wind Power Market to Witness Widespread Expansion During 2014 – 2020 – MilTech
According to Global Wind Energy Council, worldwide wind energy installations were 34-35 GW in 2013. This will be the first time in the decade where global demand for wind power shrinked, mainly because of china and the U.S. In Europe, the U.K. and Germany are likely to propel the market, with growth from countries such as Finland Denmark and Sweden along with eastern European countries such as Turkey and Poland.
militarytechnologies  offshorewind  renewableenergy  future 
3 days ago by eversourcenh
Best Tech of 2017 | Best of What's New | Popular Science
The ones I feel excited about:
Cells that cure cancer—*Kymriah*
A smart slice for a big cure—*CRISPR-edited Embryos*
Collaborative diagnostics—*Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution*
A fax machine for DNA—*DBC*
Replicating robot arms—*Panda*
Synthetic spider silk for consumers—*BoltSpun Neckties*
Wool that glows—*Road Runner hoodie*
Rocket to the Red Planet—*SpaceX Falcon Heavy*
The ones I want to follow:
Mainstream mixed reality—*Lenovo Explorer*
3D-printed parts for all—*Production System*
Off-grid cell network—*goTenna Mesh*
A coding toy with endless options—*Boost Creative Toolbox*
Unseen security guard—*Invisible recaptcha*
- via Mario Nissan
new-companies  technology  trends  future 
3 days ago by dancall
Google is looking to wedge into TV advertising by displacing Comcast - Business Insider
Google has attempted to wedge its way into TV several times over the last decade, with very mixed results. But over the last six months or so, Google has been quietly and deliberately trying to sell its ad serving software to big TV and video players.

That puts Google directly in competition with cable giant Comcast – which owns Freewheel, the leader in delivering ads to people who stream TV shows on the web.

In some cases, Google has held corporate level discussions with some of the giant TV conglomerates about strategic partnerships. Those deals would theoretically provide these TV companies with some incentives for adopting Google's video ad technology, such as including proprietary access to some Google data that could be used for ad targeting, said people familiar with the matter. 
google  tv  trends  future  advertising  adserving  technology 
3 days ago by dancall
How Beauty Manufacturer Coty Gave Its Data Operation A Makeover | AdExchanger
Coty also lacked proper insight into its own data, which exacerbated the challenge of marketing multiple brands in disparate markets; the US, UK and Germany represent Coty’s biggest revenue streams, but sales are growing in Brazil and China.

“The reality of sitting on a global team where you might have 20 agencies is that every single one of them owned a different piece of data,” Kaganer said.

If the agency owns the contract, they also own the data. 

“And each had a slightly different naming convention [to report or classify data], so even if I got the data back, it was hard to do anything with it,” Kaganer added.

So Coty took more ownership of its tech, data and media strategy.
luxury  advertising  agencies  future  targeting  measurement 
3 days ago by dancall
Department stores want to cash in on the indie beauty boom | Glossy
Neiman Marcus is the latest to dust off its beauty counters with a new partnership with Indie Beauty Expo, a platform that helps bring new beauty brands to market. Starting today, 15 brands under the Indie Beauty Expo umbrella will be on sale at Neiman Marcus stores, with a portion of the products exclusive to the department store. It’s a limited-run partnership, lasting until inventory sells out, but Neiman Marcus beauty vp and merchandise manager Kelly St. John said that it’s a testing ground for bringing indie beauty brands in store on a permanent basis.
retail  new-companies  luxury  trends  future 
3 days ago by dancall

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