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Global regulators have published a framework for "vigilantly" monitoring risks from crypto assets like bitcoin and ether, even though they don't pose a major risk to financial stability for now. [...]
2018-Jul-16
Source: Reuters: Technology
Flying robots that can travel dozens of kilometers without stopping could be the next big thing for power companies. [...]
2018-Jul-16
Source: Reuters: Technology
Global regulators have published a framework for "vigilantly" monitoring risks from crypto-assets like bitcoin and ether, even though they don't pose a major risk to financial stability for now. [...]
2018-Jul-16
Source: Reuters: Technology
Israeli high-tech firm Mantis Vision, which provides 3D content capture and sharing technologies, said on Monday it raised $55 million in a round led by China-based Luenmei Quantum Co and Samsung Catalyst Fund. [...]
2018-Jul-16
Source: Reuters: Technology
Investors on Monday cheered the lifting of a U.S. supplier ban on China's ZTE Corp , pushing its shares up 17 percent, though analysts cautioned the telecommunications equipment maker still faced many challenges as it works to revive its business. [...]
2018-Jul-16
Source: Reuters: Technology
Earlier
Shares of China's ZTE Corp surged more than 12 percent in Hong Kong on Monday after the United States lifted a ban on American companies selling parts to the telecommunications equipment maker that had crippled its business. [...]
2018-Jul-15
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Shares of China's ZTE Corp were set to rise 5.5 percent in Hong Kong on Monday after the United States lifted a ban on American companies selling parts to the telecommunications equipment maker that had crippled its business. [...]
2018-Jul-15
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British jet engine maker Rolls-Royce has designed a propulsion system for a flying taxi and is starting a search for partners to help develop a project it hopes could take to the skies as soon as early next decade. [...]
2018-Jul-15
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Chinese firms FAW Group, Dongfeng Automobile and Chongqing Changan Automobile have set up a venture to establish a ride-sharing platform, Changan said on Saturday, creating the kind of service pioneered by Uber. [...]
2018-Jul-14
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Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio criticized on Friday the decision by the United States to lift a ban on suppliers selling to ZTE Corp [...]
2018-Jul-13
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Years ago I had an argument with a biblically-minded friend who claimed that there could have been no tools of any kind, no technology whatsoever, in the Garden of Eden. So did Adam and Eve do all their “tending of the garden” (Gen. 2:15) with their hands? Pruning branches by [...]
2018-May-28
Source: New Atlantis: Technology
Micro.blog: A couple of days ago I posted this: "I really do think this is a great service, and I'd like to be here regularly, but I wonder how much longer I'll do this if no one I know (or almost no one I know) is here. I'm keeping fingers [...]
2018-May-25
Source: New Atlantis: Technology
In later posts I'll strive for a substantive engagement with Ruskin, but I want to make a general preliminary comment here. Ruskin was one of those figures who lived through a massive social transition and who never forgot what the world was like before its change. “It has been my [...]
2018-May-24
Source: New Atlantis: Technology
So what interests me about Ruskin's Fors Clavigera? Several things: a lively interchange of ideas about political economy with ideas about art and aesthetics; a conviction that our tools, our technologies, interact ceaselessly and complexly with art, politics, and economics; an understanding of writing as one way to contribute [...]
2018-May-23
Source: New Atlantis: Technology
Thirteen years ago, when my friend Jamie Smith launched his blog, he named it Fors Clavigera in honor of a strange and powerful project by the great Victorian sage John Ruskin. Jamie rightly notes in that first post that the original Fors Clavigera, though published as a series of monthly [...]
2018-May-22
Source: New Atlantis: Technology
Some things I like: Markdown formatting in posts plain old RSS feeds for the blogs it's really hard to find out how many people follow you no public faves/likes — I can see what I've faved, but if I want you to know that I liked your post I have [...]
2018-May-21
Source: New Atlantis: Technology
It's fairly common for the local businesses I follow on Instagram to post there news of sales, or unusual opening hours, or special events. Thanks to Instagram's refusal to enable a simple chronological feed, its insistence on inscrutable algorithmic presentations, I almost never see these until it's too late. Sometimes [...]
2018-May-21
Source: New Atlantis: Technology
I want to isolate what I believe to be the key passage in this piece by Sigal Samuel on Ritual Design Lab. Here it is: Finally, an endeavor like Ritual Design Lab has a paradox at its heart. If I contact the Ritual Design Hotline and the team solves my problem [...]
2018-May-20
Source: New Atlantis: Technology
A follow-up to this post. In the Introduction to The Myth of Disenchantment, Jason Josephson-Storm writes: For three years, starting in 1905, some of France's most famous scientists had assembled in apartments and laboratories in Paris to study this particular Italian spirit medium — Eusapia Palladino. In addition to the [...]
2018-May-12
Source: New Atlantis: Technology
Claire McNear, How Quote Tweets Helped Ruin Twitter: When did things get so bad on Twitter? It's hard to say, even as nostalgia for the network's simpler, friendlier days permeates the site. Was it the runup to the 2016 election? The inevitable growth beyond the insidery club of Twitter's earliest days? [...]
2018-May-11
Source: New Atlantis: Technology