Betrayed by Dre?
Fascinating story about Beats headphones in which the creator of Monster (the audio accessory company, which did manufacture Beats) alleges he came up with the idea for the headphones brand and was later betrayed by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine.
—Rachel Metz, senior editor, mobile
L.A. to Nepal: America’s First Responders, California Task Force Two Follows Disaster Around the World
Composed of firefighters, doctors, and engineers from Southern California, California Task Force Two is sort of the Seal Team Six of international disaster aid. And with natural disasters on the rise, its work is only going to get more demanding.
—Richard Martin, senior editor, energy
A New Earthquake Early-Warning System for Mexico City
How a startup is building the only large-scale early-warning system for earthquakes outside Japan, in Mexico City.
—Tom Simonite, San Francisco bureau chief
Mobile Is Eating the World
Andreessen Horowitz analyst Benedict Evans is out with a slick, illustrative presentation that quantifies the rise of mobile computing all over the world.
—Mike Orcutt, research editor
Zane Lowe: The DJ Scratching out Beats 1 for Apple
A nice feature on Zane Lowe, the BBC radio DJ hired by Apple to head up music curation and broadcasting on Beats 1.
The dark secret behind those cute AI-generated animal images
Google Brain has revealed its own image-making AI, called Imagen. But don't expect to see anything that isn't wholesome.
Inside Charm Industrial’s big bet on corn stalks for carbon removal
The startup used plant matter and bio-oil to sequester thousands of tons of carbon. The question now is how reliable, scalable, and economical this approach will prove.
The hype around DeepMind’s new AI model misses what’s actually cool about it
Some worry that the chatter about these tools is doing the whole field a disservice.
How Charm Industrial hopes to use crops to cut steel emissions
The startup believes its bio-oil, once converted into syngas, could help clean up the dirtiest industrial sector.
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