The Technology That Changed Air Budge

Mikhail Zavid

This piece was originally published on the Retool blog.A lot has changed about air travel since it went mainstream in the 1930s. On-board smoking, free-flowing booze, and five-star meals have given way to baggage fees, cramped seats, and mystery meat. It ain’t all bad, though — flying is also more safe, affordable and accessible than ever before.Through…

What Passed off Previous the Western Entrance

Mikhail Zavid

In the Middle East during World War I, the British invented the military technologies and techniques that inspired the tactics of WWII. British machine gunners firing during the Battle of the Somme. Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis via Getty Images Future Tense is a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University that examines emerging technologies, public…

The Snapdragon 855 is a 7nm CPU primed for 5G, AI and extra

Mikhail Zavid

To be clear, there are a lot of highlights here. This is the first mobile processor to support multi-gigabit 5G, and is one of the first chips built on 7-nanometer architecture. The Snapdragon 855 also features (among other things) advances in AI processing and graphics prowess — let’s take a closer look.Wireless connectivityFor all of…

The First Wicked-Nation, Self ample-Car Commute Is an Moral Minefield

Mikhail Zavid

GIF: Gizmodo (Pronto.ai)Anthony Levandowski—formerly of Google, where he reportedly contributed to at least one serious crash and did not alert the police while overseeing its self-driving car program, and of Uber, where he allegedly imported stolen secrets from Google and was fired after being sued over it—rides again.Levandowski claims to have taken the first ever…

Operational Abilities in Industrial IoT Can’t Tolerate IT-Model Patching. “Risk Prognosis” is a Well-behaved and Grand Reply

Mikhail Zavid

Speaking about the Industrial Internet of Things – (IIoT). Operational technology in industrial internet of things (IoT) can’t tolerate IT style patching. Using “Threat Analysis” is a Safe and Powerful Solution. Within companies and across the entire global the IIoT ecosystem – is an intricately intertwined and negotiated merger of IT and OT. OT systems are…

How Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’s Technical Wizardy Introduced Comedian Books to Existence

Mikhail Zavid

Miles Morales hangs out in adorable concept art from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.Image: Jesus Alonso Iglesias (Titan)Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse looks like a goddamn living comic book. It’s vibrant and bold, and jam packed with cutting-edge animation technology that helped pioneer its inventive aesthetic. We’ve got an exclusive look at Titan’s upcoming guide to the…

Open sourcing diagnosis, plus US, China and HQ2

Mikhail Zavid

The big news today is that — finally — we have Amazon’s selection of cities for its dual second headquarters (Northern Virginia and NYC). Then some notes on China. But first, semiconductors and open sourcing analysis. We are experimenting with new content forms at TechCrunch. This is a rough draft of something new — provide…

Involving Ideas: Kari Byron Interviews Debra Ansell

Mikhail Zavid

In her new book Crash Test Girl: An Unlikely Experiment in Using the Scientific Method to Answer Life’s Toughest Questions, MythBuster Kari Byron presents all facets of her background as science experiments, stepping bravely through her education, relationships, career, and more, analyzing the lessons learned in each part and giving smart advice to readers based on the results.…

Chinese Executive’s Arrest Sets Trump Priorities on a Collision Direction

Mikhail Zavid

ImageMeng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei and a daughter of the company’s founder, was arrested in Canada on Saturday.CreditCreditAlexander Bibik/ReutersWASHINGTON — At dinner with China’s president, Xi Jinping, on Saturday night in Buenos Aires, President Trump celebrated their “special” relationship and all but predicted they would emerge with a truce in the trade…

Is Natty Know-how Making Us Tiresome?

Mikhail Zavid

Yes and no: there are reasonable arguments on both sides of the question Credit: Guido Mieth Getty Images We still haven’t grappled with the deep questions Nicholas Carr brought to public attention in his seminal book, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains (2010). Is the internet making us dumb? Is the…

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