1:24 PM, June 27th, 2013
10:05 AM, August 25th, 2011


Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO of Apple. In a letter to the board, he writes, “I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.” Above, we’ve pulled three Newsweek covers of the visionary Apple co-founder from over the years.

Reblogged from Newsweek
2:04 PM, July 27th, 2011


Mail 10 Years Ago vs. Now: 

My inbox is a constant source of anxiety.

Reblogged from (Brdcrmbs)
4:39 PM, June 1st, 2011

Sharon Begley breaks down whether cell phones really present a cancer risk, following the new WHO report:

The suggestive but ambiguous, even contradictory, evidence that cell phones increase the risk of brain cancer is why the IARC panel put cell phones in the “possibly” category when it comes to cancer risks, a category that also includes pickled vegetables, coffee, DDT, the flame retardant PBB, moth balls, dioxin, and saccharin—in other words, an eclectic collection of hundreds of natural and manmade agents that evoke public reactions from “keep that away from me!” to “oh, come on.”

But how much do we need to worry about this considering our cell talk peaked in 2007 and talk time has been declining since then?

(Source: thedailybeast.com)

3:22 PM, May 26th, 2011
I look for companies that solve problems in intelligent and friction-free ways and break boundaries.
From the same guy that starred in “Dude Where’s My Car?” and your next “Two and a Half Men” lead.

(Source: The New York Times)

5:25 PM, February 23rd, 2011

IBM Watson Research Team on the Jeopardy! Computer’s Future

Reddit had a chance to ask the IBM Watson Research team (the geniuses behind that victorious Jeopardy! robot) some questions. We had the opportunity to publish them. Aside from learning the team had to develop “a mechanical device that grips and physically pushes the button,” our favorite response, by and large, came in response to the question, “Will Watson ever be available public [sic] on the Internet?”

Here’s an excerpt:

The first industry we will provide the Watson technology to is the healthcare industry, to help physicians improve patient care. In today’s healthcare environment, where physicians are often working with limited information and little time, the results can be fragmented care and errors that raise costs and threaten quality. What doctors need is an assistant who can quickly read and understand massive amounts of information and then provide useful suggestions…

…In terms of other applications we’re exploring, here are a few examples of how Watson might some day be used:

• Watson technology offered through energy companies could teach us about our own energy consumption. People querying Watson on how they might improve their energy management would draw on extensive knowledge of detailed smart meter data, weather and historical information.

• Watson technology offered through insurance companies would allow us to get the best recommendations from insurance agents and help us understand our policies more easily. For our questions about insurance coverage, the question answering system would access the text for that person’s actual policy, the other policies that they might have purchased, and any exclusions, endorsements, and riders.

• Watson technology offered through travel agents would more easily allow us to plan our vacations based on our interests, budget, desired temperature, and more. Instead of having to do lots of searching, Watson-like technology could help us quickly get the answers we need among all of the information that is out there on the Internet about hotels, destinations, events, typical weather, etc, to plan our travel faster.

Can you think of any other real-life Watson applications?

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