Posts tagged tech
Posts tagged tech
Universities are using big data to determine which students they admit will do well—and which they need to do early intervention for, based on factors like whether their parents are getting divorced and how many hours a week they work off campus. Cool or creepy? I examine for Fast Company.
I’m here at #droneconf, where UAV manufacturers, left- and right-activists, lawyers, media, scientists all meet. #tech #science (at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts)
Meet the app that datamines anyone you meet at a party and gives an instant dossier on their interests, job life, and personal life. Creepy or awesome? I explore for @fastcompany.
As I write over at @fastcompany, California is the first state in the nation to require sites give teens a “digital erase button” to get rid of any photo, video, or text posted that could harm their future personal, career, or college prospects.
Palo Alto #Apple store on release week = huge s**tshow #tech (at Apple Store, Palo Alto)
Just wrote for @fastcompany.
Let’s talk about the new iPhone’s fingerprint scanner, biometrics, the panopticon, and Philip K. Dick. Can we? I discuss for Fast Company.
Vote for my SXSW panel about diversity and the startup world.
Just wrote for work. There is a cute slideshow of cats saying things in French and German. That is all.
Julie LarsonGreen is Microsoft’s new Xbox head and gamers are fuming on Reddit and other message boards because she’s a woman.Sexism on the internet? Among gamers? NEVER WOULD HAVE GUESSED, as I explain for @fastcompany.
One Pennsylvania dry cleaner is trying something different to attract customers: Drones. But instead of shooting missiles they deliver freshly cleaned…Just wrote for @fastcompany. The future is here and it delivers your shirts and dresses via autonomous unmanned aircraft… even if it’s just a publicity stunt.
Metadata is awesome. We at Fast Company got our hands on Twitter metadata, and found we could use it to track tourists at Disney World, to map English vs. French speakers in Montreal, and to correlate what smartphone someone owns to Philadelphia’s class and economic divides. This was a very interesting story to work on.